Cosplex
 

D (Amano Style) - Vampire hunter d

Status :Complete
Worn At :Hyper Japan Spring 2012


Photos

Hyper Japan Performance

Vampire Hunter D

D & Doris

Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Hunter D

Main reference 2

Main reference 1

 


Information

I have event aims for this costume, but I'm not putting it up here... mwhahhahahah.. Because since this costume need ALOT of work, I foresee that the
I will be Joined with Sands as Doris from the first book! Hopefully I will get this finished for Hyperjapan!


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first 5 deadline I set myself will be missed.
Blame work...

So I guess this is my dream costume! I've been wanting to do something more original for a long time. However my designing skills are TERRIBLE. *No joke*
So.... I'm combining around 5-6 different pieces of Amano artwork and adding my own flare to kickstart my "design stuff" training.

Main traits:
Epic hat.
Velvet cloak that screams joseph and the technicolour dreamcoat on the inside
Kick-ass sword.

So far:

I've been gathering fabrics and parts from places (raided alot of stuff from primark of all places)

I've been creating parts of the armour and accessories with foam, carboard and miliput.
Starting on the making the belt and hat.

Comments

Heero Masaki posted on 14 June, 2010 - 23:39
This will be interesting! looking forward to seeing it! :D

sjbonnar posted on 14 June, 2010 - 23:44
LEx, this makes me very happy!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 14 June, 2010 - 23:48
This was my very first cosplay like 7 years ago, I hope you have as much fun as I did :)

KhaosKreator posted on 16 June, 2010 - 21:14
Looking good! -Tab

Uni posted on 16 June, 2010 - 21:56
Beautiful progress so far! <3

Sephirayne posted on 29 June, 2010 - 23:00
Looking great. I'm really looking forward to seeing this. I love the character design so much.

Donna posted on 6 November, 2011 - 21:38
Beautiful and so intricate. I have no doubt you'll do a fabulous job on this :)

Sephirayne posted on 13 November, 2011 - 14:58
I so love the hat. It looks really great. Can't wait to see more.

Leolarua posted on 18 November, 2011 - 14:18
wow, this looks gorgeous so far

Kacela posted on 18 November, 2011 - 16:46
Loving the progress, this will be amazing when it is finished!

Candystriped posted on 19 November, 2011 - 11:44
Oh my God! It's absoloutely beautiful so far!

Kyuipo posted on 27 November, 2011 - 22:25
nice job so far. realy love how things are turning out :3

Manjou posted on 28 November, 2011 - 19:46
Looks amazing so far, you hardly ever see Amano D :D

Yuka posted on 4 December, 2011 - 13:50
Dayuum girl this is looking siiiiiick! I can't wait to see this in person, ffff <3

Amy-Lou posted on 12 December, 2011 - 11:40
Oh so manly! *swoon*

MangaChild posted on 12 December, 2011 - 21:43
Digging the muscle suit!!! Its astonishing and very accurate with great definition and shape :) And all on your first attempt.... damn you lol

Sephirayne posted on 28 December, 2011 - 00:03
The muscle is awesome. The shape looks great.

kitsune posted on 1 January, 2012 - 17:52
Lovely detail in the work your doing. Just Brilliant.

Illulyn posted on 8 January, 2012 - 23:09
This is gorgeous! So detailed!! Cannot wait to see the whole thing together!

Nomes posted on 9 January, 2012 - 02:48
Your attention to detail is mind blowing. I think the boots are my favourite part as yet.

FuriePhoenix posted on 9 January, 2012 - 20:25
holy cow! I agree with Nomes- you're attention to detail is utterly mind blowing and truly inspiring! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

SlimDefinition posted on 9 January, 2012 - 23:02
How I LOVE D! Looking forward to seeing this.

Manticore posted on 10 January, 2012 - 11:01
D !! OMFG!! Loving the progress!!! Glad you're using Yoshitaka Amano's Artwork!

Pez posted on 1 February, 2012 - 00:47
Love every bit of this!

- posted on 1 February, 2012 - 05:15
This is so boss i can't even describe it!

theKillingDoll posted on 4 February, 2012 - 16:34
Looking most excellent

Kitticus posted on 8 February, 2012 - 20:57
Ohhhhhh lawdy!! I am such a fangirl of Vampire Hunter D aswell as in awe of Yoshitaka Amano's design work so seeing this come together is like *_*!!. Its looking pretty damn awesome so far. Shall definately be keeping an eye out for you!!

Felixize posted on 15 February, 2012 - 01:18
I'm seriously in love with every single aspect of this! I can't wait to see it in action at HJ~

Nomes posted on 25 February, 2012 - 21:11
Congratulations on the win! Very well deserved. Fabulous cosplay.

Speckles posted on 26 February, 2012 - 01:10
Congrats on winning! Do us UK folk proud :)

Kitticus posted on 26 February, 2012 - 10:33
Amazing seeing this cosplay in person and in action on stage at HJ yesterday. A HUGE congratulations on 1st place. Definately well deserved!! ^^

FuriePhoenix posted on 26 February, 2012 - 15:37
this was utterly mind blowing so deserving of the prize at HJ!

PaperTiger posted on 26 February, 2012 - 17:17
holy shit this is AMAZING!!!! <3

Amy-Lou posted on 27 February, 2012 - 21:59
Congratulations again on a well deserved win, do us proud in Nagoya :) So much work went into this and it looks stunning, one dream costume down!

Manticore posted on 28 February, 2012 - 13:40
What Amy Said x30,0000 Times, and if there was any other way of saying this... I think you'd have babies by now and they would all be as fantastic as you! Well done Lexy! JUST WELL DONE! You made one of my dreams come true, and Yoshitaka Amano would be PROUD of you!

Manticore posted on 28 February, 2012 - 13:40
What Amy Said x30,0000 Times, and if there was any other way of saying this... I think you'd have babies by now and they would all be as fantastic as you! Well done Lexy! JUST WELL DONE! You made one of my dreams come true, and Yoshitaka Amano would be PROUD of you!

Pandora-Chi posted on 28 February, 2012 - 17:27
I'm blown away by the amount of amazing detail on this! It was a beautiful stage performance and very much deserving of a win! Really fantastic work!

KiraraYumi posted on 29 February, 2012 - 00:29
Congratulations! You guys completely deserve to go, I can't wait to see/hear how you do in Japan! Completely flabbergasted by the amount of detail in this. I'm a huge fan of that cape lining, it's so awesome!

Sephirayne posted on 29 February, 2012 - 16:36
This is incredible work. Finished costume looked amazing. Well done hun. Congrats on the win. Looking forward to seeing you in the WCS 2012 as Team UK ;)

Captain_Marvelous posted on 29 February, 2012 - 20:50
Man I gotta say I love the cape! Love the hat just generally head over heels in love with this costume, best one ive seen this year and I dont see anyone topping it! congrats on the win you stole the show! :)

Berserk667 posted on 13 March, 2012 - 01:27
Wow you look amazing

theKillingDoll posted on 19 March, 2012 - 19:06
Some great detail on this. Well done on winning the WCS entry, good luck!

DarkElf posted on 19 January, 2013 - 14:10
Amazing work and detailing. Gorgeous D costume.

Freyarule posted on 4 August, 2013 - 23:16
Congrats on the showcase! Well deserved :D

Sephirayne posted on 5 August, 2013 - 16:17
This is an amazing costume and I'm so happy its received a showcase. Congratulations ♥

Littlegeeky posted on 5 August, 2013 - 20:18
Such a stunning costume! The detail is beautiful! You really did deserve the showcase, congratulations!

Kitticus posted on 6 August, 2013 - 08:57
Congratulations on the showcase. Definately well deserved i have loved this cosplay ever since seeing it in person at Hyper Japan <3

Progress Journal

Reference Book (Posted 19th March 2012)

If anyone wants to see the reference book I put together for the judges at hyperjapan. Please check it out on my blog.

http://www.cosplex.co.uk/blog/?p=673

D's Jacket (Posted 1st February 2012)

For more info, See my Blog
http://www.cosplex.co.uk/blog/?p=630

D's Boots (Posted 8th January 2012)

Finally finished these crazy things. Please see my blog for more details.
http://www.cosplex.co.uk/blog/?p=623

Thanks

D & Doris Wigs (Posted 30th December 2011)

See my Blog for more Details!

http://www.cosplex.co.uk/blog/?p=601

D's Muscle suit (Posted 11th December 2011)

For details, please see my blog!
http://www.cosplex.co.uk/blog/?p=580

Boots design (Posted 27th November 2011)

This is the boot design that I plan on making, which has been based from 3 different images.

D's Blue Pendant (Posted 27th November 2011)

This is D's blue pendant. It's decribed many times in the books and can always be found in each of the designs.
I based the design off two images. The base of the pendant is a blue glass bead and twisted wire glued onto a cardboard background.
I then sculpted millput in two stages and left it to dry.
Firstly I painted the pendant with several layers of white acrylic paint mixed with PVA glue to even out the bumps.
I then finished off the design with Acrylic and enamel paint. The designs on the glass were painted with black enamel

Cape Lining (Posted 17th November 2011)

I wanted the lining to be a very colourful patchwork of different fabrics and textures. Its made up of a mixture of flower patterned fabrics, textured linens coloured muslins, silks and taffetas.

Most of the fabrics were brought in shepards bush, but I've also worked in some left over fabrics from previous or failed projects. There is a bit of Kozue, Lux and Yuko in there!

Finished Hat (Posted 13th November 2011)

I've made this hat three times already! But i'm finally happy with the results.
The Hat is made from two primark hats, glued together as a base. Buckram was glued on the top and bottom and cut into shape. Wire was added in places and around the edge to define the structure and piping was glued around to edge to give a nice surface to cover over.
I then covered the hat in fake leather, the seams where edged with a herringbone stitch and decorated with velvet trim.

I finished the Hat jewel with acrylic paints and fastened it to the hat using wire.

Hat ornament, Entry One. (Posted 16th June 2010)

One of the first things that I designed was D's hat ornament. Its a promenant feature in all of the Amano artwork, varying in each one.

I combined my favourite reference with a few features from some of the other atworks (Mainly added in the "wing").

The Ornament itself is made from half a plastic clear bauble (the type you get at christmas that slot together so that you can fill them yourselves, these were left over from my Kozue costume.
Alot of the base details were built up with craft foam and the "horn" was strengthened with wire.
The modeling work was then complete in 3 stages using miliput. Miliput is an epoxy modeling clay and is the clay of the gods themselves.

The Next stages involve a little sanding, painting and glossing.