Abel Nightroad (Anime version) - Trinity Blood


I decided to go with Abel Nightroad as he is one of my favorite characters of the series. What really made me choose him is that I would be able to use my own hair and glasses for the costume. I wanted an easy costume to do as all my others planned for this year are quite complex. I chose the Anime version as it was the simplest version.

The hardest part was sewing with fractured ribs. It meant I had to leave a cap of about a month between drawing up the pattern to making it. In that time I lost a dress size. So I will have to do some adjustmets.

The easeiest part was the capelette. It was a very simple design. Also that I was using my own hair so I didn't need to style a wig.

His first wear was at Collectormaina Manchester 4. He got a good reception. I did have a few requests for the Crusnik version. Which I might do. I'm also looking into doing the manga version.

Hes now complete with the cuffs finally done for Collectormaina 13. I do plan to fix and adjust some of the robe and prehaps remake the gun holster as its meant to be under his arm not on the waist.

Have updated the costume after several of the gold accessories broke. I remade them using foamex plastic which was cut with a dremel saw and then heated with a heat gun to be shaped. Finally painted with gold car spary piant.

Final completed version was worn at Amecon 2008

Anonymous posted on 28 April, 2008 - 21:11
Ah hey, I've seen you around a few events in Manchester in this costume but I've never got around to saying hi! So er 'hi' X3 For an 'easy' costume this looks very complex! You pull off the character well.

Sephirayne posted on 30 April, 2008 - 01:28
Thank you. Your are more than welcome to say 'Hi' next time you see me. I'm quite shy so suck and saying 'Hello' to peeps. It was easy in comparison to the artbook version which I do plan to do.

Uni posted on 21 May, 2008 - 09:01
Yay! We love you Abel! I really like the image of you smilling X3 Very Abel thats for sure!

Neko-Chan posted on 16 July, 2008 - 16:50
Woah. you make such a good nightroad! i also remeber my jaw practicaly hitting the floor when i saw this at collectormaina due to fandom of him. xD i Love the picture of you with sweeny =3

Anonymous posted on 15 September, 2008 - 12:07
ooooooh i thought i recognised you :D saw you in manchester afew times in the same cosplay, you look brilliant and like my friend dei dei says, you pull it off really well, hope to see you at the collectormania one again in november ^_^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 17 December, 2008 - 14:57
you look cool ^.^ and wow you have all those weapon profficencies ^.^ ive done kendo for 5 years and fencing...thats about it, unless you count smacking yourself in the...*ahem* anatomy with nunchaku for 3 years ^.^

Anonymous posted on 10 April, 2009 - 20:15
It looks wonderful, and hangs beautifully too! Showcasing not only that you're an awesome cosplayer, but an exceptionally talented tailor! X

Sephirayne posted on 7 November, 2009 - 20:05
Thank you everyone. This is still one of favs of my cosplays as its so comfotable to wear. XX

goodbyeworld posted on 12 January, 2010 - 16:29
I love your abel soo much 8DDD

Captain_Marvelous posted on 23 February, 2010 - 17:44
Violin shot is god! I used to live near an abandoned church there so rad! :)

Uni posted on 23 February, 2010 - 20:51
Really love the new photos hun! Especially the gun shot! *HOT*

ElegantAura posted on 23 February, 2010 - 21:08
Wow you make an excellent Abel! You've got some beautiful shots there and that violin is just gorgeous, wish i had one like that ^_^

Naraku posted on 22 March, 2010 - 11:25
wonderfull work! I like it!

Sephirayne posted on 9 February, 2011 - 20:10
Thank you ever so much everyone ;).

23rd February 2010

Updated Photoshoot

I really wanted to get into doing more location shots for my cosplays. For Abel I have one perfect right outside my front door. An abandorned church that looks quite old and gothic. As it snowed quite heaverly my brother and I decided to make use of it and head out for a mini Anime Abel shoot. Unfortunatly it went dark stupidally fast so the church can't be clearly seen in any of the shots. I'll be hopefully trying again once the Artbook Abel is finished as its such a lovely location. The violin featured is a family heirloom that I inherited from my Grandmother.

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