Maria Traydor - Star Ocean 3


London MCM Expo October 2008 AmeCon 2006

Part of the World Record for most video game costumes in one place


Having watched Delusional play through Star Ocean 3 I completely fell for this costume.

I wore it to AmeCon in a just passable state for a Star Ocean group. I finally finished it many years later for the 2008 London Expo. I'm really glad I went back to it as it's such a fun costume to wear :)

There are a lot of little differences between the art work and the game model for Maria, so I went with a mix of the convenient parts of each. My old friend funky foam was used for the hand armor and covered in suede for the belt (with giant buttons!), pleather for the chest piece and holster band and I turned to foamboard to build up the gun. Finding the chunky zip for the dress was probably the hardest part.

Because I knew I'd be stuck inside helping on the cosplay desk I kept this to as few layers as possible. This meant the chest armour only went round the front and attached at the dress side seams under the jacket. This hid under the jacket quite nicely, but I felt if I did the lower armour plates it would be really clear they didn't go all the way round and would be difficult to keep flat (as well as being warmer), so I missed it off :)

A rare couple of people recognised me, though one person had played the game and still didn't have a clue who Maria was XD More Star Ocean love people!

Tak posted on 10 November, 2007 - 20:41
Yes, there must be more Star Ocean cosplay! I promise to finish racoon-boy for when you wear this.

Anonymous posted on 4 May, 2008 - 12:54
You make a great Maria, would be cool to see it finished, good luck with that armor, I plan on doing Edge form SO4 sometime in the near future.

Dark_Angel_15 posted on 9 August, 2008 - 19:48
Awesome Cosplay i wanna Make maria Cosplay Hopyfully for next year =3

ryaoki posted on 2 December, 2008 - 23:41
wuuuu GOO LION QUEEN this looks awsome hun ^^

Amy-Lou posted on 9 December, 2008 - 15:12
Thanks Reiss! Only took two whole years to finish, I'm so easily sidetracked XD

Anonymous posted on 10 January, 2009 - 06:18

GunstarVixen posted on 21 January, 2009 - 11:07
I loved your costume!! you looked great!

Anonymous posted on 21 May, 2009 - 10:03
Wow great costume! I LOVE it! XD

Cosplex posted on 30 May, 2009 - 12:46
Love the new photos ^_^

RanmaSyaoran posted on 30 May, 2009 - 12:49
Must... Cosplay... LUTHER!

Ninodog posted on 30 May, 2009 - 14:14
How DO you solve a problem like Maria cosplay recognition? Hmmm tough one...you'll have to force everyone to play the game at gunpoint!

nanahara posted on 30 May, 2009 - 16:34
you look awsome, very well done ^^

Amy-Lou posted on 31 May, 2009 - 12:53
Thanks guys! I really enjoy wearing this one :) @ninodog Hahaha, Star Ocean the musical? The idea scares me. @Lex_is_evil Silver did such a good job, I'm really love them (and I'm not blinking!) :D

GAINAX posted on 31 May, 2009 - 15:28
This costume would have been 100 times better with a gun holster :D

Ninodog posted on 31 May, 2009 - 18:50
The STARS are aliiiiiiiiiiive with the sound of music!

Amy-Lou posted on 31 May, 2009 - 19:04
@Gainax - I blame Last Remnant for that :p

GAINAX posted on 31 May, 2009 - 21:13
I blame Last Remnant for a lot of things... War, famine and racial hatred to name afew. IT IS PURE EVIL!!!!!!!! And the only way to defeat it is to complete it unfortunatly :(

DefineImagineMJ posted on 1 August, 2010 - 21:44
Awesome Maria! I've been told I'd be good as Nel, but I've never been sure.

J-Po posted on 21 September, 2010 - 09:05
wow you did one of my fav characters of all times :D

Anonymous posted on 13 April, 2011 - 19:45
This is really well made! Aw man, I was Nel that year, wish I'd seen you =[

Manticore Arts posted on 2 March, 2012 - 13:27
Loved this! I wish I had been there to see this! Well done for doing Maria really well!

21st October 2008

Tweaking and Guns

Having neatened up everything I'd already made I'm now well into making all the new additions; including her gun :D I've used 5mm and 3mm foamboard glued in layers to make the 3D shape and sanded it down smooth. Everything is covered in foam dust! *cough*

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