Alcyone [Retired] (OVA) - Magic Knights Rayearth


London MCM Expo May 2010

Masquerade Beauty at Auchinawa '10


This anime is one of my old faves. Was re-watching a lot of the retro animes from my childhood at the beginning of the year, and once again fell in love with Alcyones Ova design. Plus I've hardly ever seen any MKR cosplayers, so I made the choice to attempt to make her. It’s very revealing and even tho I still don’t feel 100% comfterbal and confident in this I love it all the same ^^

The original designs is a lot more revealing and lower at the front and back, but for my own comfort and modesty level I altered it slightly.

The main body of this is a leotard pattern with a sweet heart neckline (I think that’s what the styles called) made with dupion style lyrca. The gold trim is also lyrca sewn on top so it stretches with the main body. The selves are wired so they 'puff' out and support themselves. Tho when I wear this I have to be sewn into it and the sleeves/sleeves wire has to be secured on the see throught bra straps to make sure they stay up. The top skirt is a simple pleated skirt made with a bridal satin, same for the trail. The ostrage feathers were all sewn in individually and then glued to make them secure. And lastly the resin gems were all made by me. I had never worked with resin before and it was a skill I learned specially for this cosplay so it could be as effective as I could make it. I think for a beginner I did rather well.

Amy-Lou posted on 1 June, 2010 - 17:03
I spotted you on Sunday! I love this costume, and Alcyone is really under-loved so it's wonderful to see her :) Would be cool to see more info on the costume.

nanahara posted on 1 June, 2010 - 17:19
looking beautiful XD

Anonymous posted on 2 June, 2010 - 20:34
You must of been freezing wearing that ^^; but its really amazing 8D

Neverforever posted on 3 June, 2010 - 14:04
@Amy-Lou ~ Thank you! I know what you mean, I never see many MKR cosplays. I'll try and update some info on this shortly ^^ @nanahara ~ Thank you ^^~ @Runeckles ~ yes i was rather cold and windswept ^^; Thank you, its a shame we didnt get the chance to meet up.

No thanks posted on 6 August, 2010 - 15:44
Oh wow<3 this looks awesome on you! you have such a nice figure for this!

Ranma1-2 posted on 6 August, 2010 - 19:00
Well done, Looks gorgeous.

Mangamad posted on 28 November, 2010 - 16:51
Oooh...smexy. ^o^

Kacela posted on 28 November, 2010 - 18:34
Really Beautiful, well done ^^

j_mercuryuk posted on 28 November, 2010 - 22:18
An absoluely beautiful cosplay

Joshua posted on 28 November, 2010 - 23:43
Great cosplay.

Neverforever posted on 3 December, 2010 - 21:32
Thank you ^^~

Yuka posted on 22 May, 2011 - 19:44
This is amazing! You look gorgeous, I can't believe I didn't see you at Auchinawa! Much love for Magic Knights Rayearth <3

Neverforever posted on 23 May, 2011 - 13:30
Thank you ^^~ and yar, MKR love~

DefineImagineMJ posted on 20 November, 2011 - 22:23
It's a shame to see this retired, but fantastic job I must say! I have several MKR costumes planned now but I need to figure out who I want to do first and when! I must say though, I wasn't fond of the OVA much and especially now that I've watched the series of the anime.

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