Estelle - Tales of Vesperia

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Kitacon 2014

1st place at Kitacon 2014



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Comments

Emzone posted on 23 July, 2009 - 17:05
Yay Estelle 8D Best game ever~

Sammykins posted on 23 August, 2010 - 10:30
Ooh, if you get this done in time for the October expo, our Vesperia group would love to have you!

InfiniteJester posted on 24 September, 2013 - 08:55
Looking forward to seeing this!

Siouxsie James posted on 13 January, 2014 - 22:09
Awesome! Hope I see this is person ^^

InfiniteJester posted on 12 February, 2014 - 22:54
Oh wow this is looking amazing so far! Loving the skirt!

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 13 February, 2014 - 00:57
i loved Estelle she was one i always fancied doing her but never got round to it lol. i look forward to seeing this done :D

Getti posted on 14 February, 2014 - 22:04
This is looking so super cute! The skirt is perfectly poofy.

otakugirl posted on 4 March, 2014 - 08:39
This looks perfect already

InfiniteJester posted on 9 March, 2014 - 11:07
Ahh the props look great too! *bows to your skillz*

Exelia posted on 9 March, 2014 - 14:08
Oh wow *_* that dress is looking amazing!! Can't wait to see it all finished!

KiraraYumi posted on 9 March, 2014 - 19:26
This looks incredible so far! Cannot wait to see the end result, really hope I see you at Kita!

Clockwork Dandy Noodles posted on 17 March, 2014 - 22:30
That is soooo cool D8 nice work!!

Zelvyne posted on 17 March, 2014 - 22:35
Wow, this looks incredible. The shape of the dress and coat are just perfect.

Cy-Fi posted on 17 March, 2014 - 22:51
Nice work

Siouxsie James posted on 8 June, 2014 - 22:21
This was stunning, so glad I saw it in person!!

Exelia posted on 15 June, 2014 - 18:52
Really love your Estelle! That dress is amazing. I hope I can see this in person one day x) <3

Lady Bahamut posted on 15 June, 2014 - 19:43
Amazing cosplay! Love how you got the dress to keep that shape, must have been really hard to do! :O

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Progress Journal

17th March 2014

back of the coat

back of the coat, when the zip is closed the centre panel will sit in the middle

17th March 2014

coat complete!!

yay finished im so please with it :)

17th March 2014

carefully adding worbla

started to carefully add the worbla to the coat using a all purpose glue. and carefully heating the worbla and moulding it to shape

17th March 2014

gloves / gauntlet

made the gloves from a stretchy material, and then made the gauntlets seperately, the gauntlets are made from worbla

9th March 2014

coat nearly complete

tried it all on yesterday after i finished sewing the lining and the coat together, i think it looks great! next i get to have some fun adding the worbla to it :)

3rd March 2014

Blastia

made my blastia bracelet from worbla and a red cast resin jewell

3rd March 2014

shield and staff complete!

finished :) so please with them :)

3rd March 2014

worbla puzzel!

all the pieces for the coat laid out to be varnished

22nd February 2014

worbla day!

today i cut out lots of worbla and spray painted it gold for the coat and the shield

16th February 2014

coat

made a start on the coat yesterday, looks a mess on this picture as its just draped over the mannequin. I have sewn it together and put some iron on interfacing in the upperparts to make it a little stiffer, next i need to add the even stiffer interfacing to the side panel and the shoulders, i also need to sen on the sleeve and then start adding the gold details

12th February 2014

shield

made the shield using a bit of hardboard which i bent slightly and cut to shape, also drilled in the holes and added a base coact of emolsion paint to start me off :) gonna add worbla for the gold detsils

12th February 2014

staff progress

made this with a stair rail pole thingy, carved the shape out and added car putty to bulk parts out, next its time to add details and paint

12th February 2014

pink dress progress

more progess on the pink dress! the dress is now sewn to the lining with the petal frame inside, just need to pop the collar and zip on and tidy up the sleeves :)

20th January 2014

pink dress progress

after sewing the lining together i started to make the frame for the petals, it consists of 4 petals cut out of extra thick interfacing which is usually used for hats and some very stiff armatrure wire that is pushed into pockets in the petals

19th January 2014

coat pattern making

this is the pattern pinned onto me, :)

19th January 2014

coat pattern making

damn that coat is complicated! took about 4 hours to get the pattern right but i a hopeful now that this is gonna look good

12th January 2014

boots

i bought some nice white heeled boots to start me off, the gold is spray painted worbla carefully moulded around the shape of the heel

15th December 2013

back pieces

just to show off the fabric colours

14th December 2013

pink!

cutting out the pieces!

12th December 2013

progress - pattern making

i decided to make the sewing pattern for the whole costume myself. i used newspaper to pattern out the pink petal dress worn underneath first, the lining will have heavy interfacing + boning to help those petals lift