Mercedes - Odin Sphere


AmeCon 2008




Injuries caused by this costume:

Severe finger-tip burns
Various other burns
Discolouration of exposed skin
Destruction of nice clothes through paint exposure
Sore throat from over-excessive yelling (at a 15 stone idiot who "trod" on Riblam)
Multiple, deep craft knife wounds
Brain aneurysm
Prodding of eye
Ripping off of latex on skin
Pulled out hair
Scratches on my eyeballs and a visit to casualty (on the saturday of amecon!)

Wore this for 3 days at Amecon 08. It's pretty much safe to say its retired now, the dark green fabric frays and there are now holes ALL over the costume. I'm probs gunna get a hair cut, so my hair won't be able to do those stupidly long platts (< spelling?) again. And I won't be attemtping to dye my hair myself again any time soon! That was a disaster haha~
In the car journey back, I wasn't even in the same car, but my wings got snapped in half :( and my crossbows red crystal has been smashed, and other various bits broken. Its a shame, I loved that thing, and I got praise from a few people (thank you!) but I hardly got to carry it around as was in crowded rooms most of the time, my wings were hard enough to carry!
I regret not wearing my wings for most photos, and my crossbow being constantly on the fourth floor of Charles Wilson. There are few photos with one, or both in :(
But it was a good laugh, and thanks to everyone who took my photo, made the pain all worth it!


perfectly_purple posted on 4 April, 2008 - 16:52
Wow! Awesome! Looks like a good game! Is it any good? I've only seen trailers and pictures >.<

Suno-chan posted on 4 April, 2008 - 20:02
So cute @_@ Good luck~ and totally can't wait to see this done =3

Holbert posted on 4 April, 2008 - 20:49
Perfectly_purple, yes, yes it is an AWESOME game! Seriously worth playing. I've had it about 4 days and have got, I think, over half way! so addicted >.< its hard to explain what it's like because it is quite unique, but I play mostly RPGs and action adventure games... so if you like those kinda games, I'm pretty sure you'll like this one! And thank you Suno-chan! I can't wait either!

Hexi posted on 5 April, 2008 - 20:52
This looks like it'll be an awesome cosplay! such a cute outfit! ><

Holbert posted on 5 April, 2008 - 22:22
Thank you Hexi! ^_^

x posted on 8 April, 2008 - 21:43
Don't spam my wall MONGHEAD yes you are seeing me. deal with it.

Hexi posted on 13 April, 2008 - 22:30
^_^ i LOVE the wings! you not wearing it to any events though?

Holbert posted on 14 April, 2008 - 07:06
thank you ^_^ I should be wearing it at Amecon 08, but it just depends when I get it finished! Don't wanna get my hopes up if something goes horribly wrong :s

Hexi posted on 19 April, 2008 - 19:58
has it gone wrong? seeing as you've taken the wing photos off? so purdy. ibought odin sphere the other day. can't get past winterhorn mountain with gwendolyn yet! >< i keep dying! >3< it's an awesome game! *nod* i wanna do velvet! >< the wings were looking awesome by the by!

Holbert posted on 19 April, 2008 - 22:16
Nothings gone wrong, just took the photos down so when I complete it and wear it, I can put pictures of that up instead. The game does get very hard =__= I'm on the 5th book and can't do the 2nd last big boss. grrrrr. Leveling up gets extremely tedious by the 5th book *sigh* Yeh, I'm planning on cosplaying gwendolyn and velvet after I've completed mercedes, doing her first cos shes my favourate! She's by far the best to play as, so much easier than the rest! Good luck with velvet!

Hexi posted on 30 April, 2008 - 16:14
thankies! ^^ and i wanna do gwendolyn too but the leg armor looks so hard! i have no idea how i'd do that.... know about everything else but oh well. only just beat Levanthan and that took me 7 tries! T~T i suck at games. >w<

yami-no-neko posted on 1 August, 2008 - 16:26
Oh wow. it's looks adorable. I really love mercedes costume design

Hexi posted on 1 August, 2008 - 18:58
Uwow! it looks brilliant! ^^ i'm still totally stuck on the game! Heh heh. ^^ can't get past the last world on Pooka Prince! XD probably something to do with my button mashing technique. XD it loos great! ^^

BlusterSquall posted on 12 August, 2008 - 20:40
This was adorable~ I saw you a few times, but each time I went to ask for a photo you'd disappeared! The weapon is amazingly epic! And I loved the flowers~! And the colours are lovely too! Really, really vibrant!

Holbert posted on 12 August, 2008 - 21:19
aw, thank you! sorry about the disappearing act, it wasn't intentional! i was disorientated half the time as those elf ears make me half deaf!

Anonymous posted on 15 August, 2008 - 21:15
I love your Mercedes costume! It is really lovely and is fantastic to see Odin Sphere cosplays! :)

Hexi posted on 30 August, 2008 - 22:17
amazing! it looks fantastic! great job! ^_^b

Luki posted on 9 September, 2008 - 07:08
I utterly adored your costume - was so gutted when we didn't get a picture together. Sorry to hear most of its broken up now - least it happened after the con ^_^;

amayhun posted on 9 May, 2009 - 20:53
amazing, you look just like her! great cosplay!

VanillaMoon posted on 20 September, 2009 - 12:14
awesome!! That's so cute!