Edward Elric (Ballgown) - Fullmetal Alchemist


AmeCon 2008




This costume was a lot of fun - to design, make *and* wear.
I love cosplaying Ed, he's hilarious to be in character as, though I couldn't say what made me think of making my Ame ballgown be him, I just love coming up with these sorts of designs and I decided I really wanted to wear it.

His boots became sandals - originally they were supposed to have red soles but I never got that far.
His black trousers became a satin skirt
The top I had fun designing, I wanted something that resembled his top, the way it was only done up at the neck, but also something a little more feminine, it was a gown after all! The clasp is actually made from a hair clip that I hotglued some press-studs on to.
The red coat became a red wrap, which does have the flamel painted on the back though I don't think I have a photo of it.
His gloves just got a little longer...
It's just a pity I didn't get the automail in there too.

The wig... looking back I'm not a big fan of the wig, I ended up putting it to another use, but I think it works for a female version of Ed.

I got a lot of really lovely compliments for this costume, and I was so happy when people recognised what I was trying to do, I loved it :D


Captain_Marvelous posted on 7 February, 2010 - 15:36
I rememeber you at amecon, you looked rad :)

Shinigami_ky posted on 7 February, 2010 - 15:39
Thanks :D