Black Rose - .hack// games, .hack//unison, .hack//GIFT


AmeCon 2008




I've wanted to cosplay Black Rose ever since the first time I saw her. I simply love the design of her outfit! And I'd get to have pink hair and a huge sword! :D

Now that I have made it and worn it at a con, I'm not so entusiastic anymore: I do not suit short, pink hair!! XD Besides, no matter how much I fought with the bra/top it just wouldn't shape the way I wanted it to. So if I'm ever wearing this costume again, I'll remake it, this time with a better shaped bra. I don't know if I'll wear it again, the only things that keeps me back from saying 'no, never again' is that I only have a very few decent pictures of my Black Rose cosplay. So I'd like to have a Black Rose photoshoot at some point, and then retire her.

I don't really like this cosplay because I need to work out (my stomach don't look so good from been lazy most of the summer XD), I couldn't sit down wearing it, and I couldn't bend my arms. But in spite of that I'm really glad I made it. It taught me so much about different things, using fun foam in partucular, so now I'm one step closer to being able to make cosplays I couldn't make before ^_^

The sword had me really worried a week before Amecon. I couldn't find anything to make it out of, so I ended up using floral foam. It worked though! The sword is really lightweight, and it even survived the con without any damages =D But it is also another thing I might remake if I'm wearing Black Rose again. I want it thinner, and there are parts of it that doesn't look so good.

It was fun being recognised by so many at the conh! When I arrived at Amecon it was raining really bad, so I had the vambraces in a bag, and the sword was wrapped up in two big, black, plastic bags. So even without the sword, and still wearing a jacket, I hear someone whisper to each other behind my back "That's Black Rose, right?" =D
I also got to hear "that... is a BIG sword!!" a lot! XD


sjbonnar posted on 2 May, 2008 - 23:57
Having seen parts ot the armour, I already know this is going to be simply amazing!

ryaoki posted on 21 June, 2008 - 10:13
omgg Beate this looks too awsoeee, what did you make it out of and im sure thats an eye catcher a costume made out of armoured underwear lmao must see

MoonLily posted on 21 June, 2008 - 10:57
Gah! Can't wait to see this at amecon. .Hack cosplay always gets my vote!

Ichigo-Chan posted on 21 June, 2008 - 21:13
The amour is looking great. I can't wait to see this cosplay in real life at the AmeCon, I have always wanted to see a Black Rose cosplayer.

Mtani posted on 6 July, 2008 - 22:16
Thank you everyone! :D I just hope I can do it justice XD It's far from done yet, but I've painted the gold parts, and it already looks a lot better! :D ryaoki: It's all made out of fun foam. I love that stuff! XD

ryaoki posted on 3 August, 2008 - 15:15
lmao so do i wow the swords amazing whts tht made from hun and how did u get the handle in there lmao

MangaChild posted on 5 August, 2008 - 10:16
This is going to be something special Please keep up the great work :) i hope i get to see it finished > <

timpey posted on 13 August, 2008 - 20:01
i think i saw you at amecon, awesome cosplay and really well done ^^

ryaoki posted on 18 August, 2008 - 20:36
this was awsome beate well done, HOW HOW DID YOU MAKE THE ARMOUR TO SHINY AND HARD

Mtani posted on 18 August, 2008 - 20:46
Thankies! ^_^ Inside I glued fabric to the fun foam (so the foam couldn't be ripped apart), on the outside there's layers and layers and layers, and some more layers of a water/PVA-glue mix. Then there's metallic paint on top of that ^_^

nanahara posted on 19 August, 2008 - 06:09
this cosplay is awsome, your armour looks brilliant, and I like your sword

MangaChild posted on 19 August, 2008 - 08:15
IM SO HAPPY I GOT TO SEE THIS IN PERSON!!! This is a fantastic costume your nuts to say parts of the sword are in accurate as its spot on XD The Armour looks Great as well i cant understand how you get it to hold its curved shape? I did get some photos if you want i can send them to you I cant wait to see what you come up with next

Mtani posted on 20 August, 2008 - 00:18
Aww, I'm so happy to hear that! =D But yes, that sword still need some improvements.. It was kind of made in a rush right before the con ^_^' Hehe, fab/fun foam holds it shape surprisingly well after having been heated up and shaped. The hip bits flattened out a bit, but once I wore them the belt kept them in shape. But the elbow bits, didn't change their shape at all! Fun foam is my friend! XD Would LOVE to see those photos! =D *lol* I actually don't know what my next big project will be (save for Asta from Trinity Blood, artbook version).. I'm currently searching for something out of the ordinary, that will challenge me at the same time.. Any suggestions? XD

Tak posted on 20 August, 2008 - 23:09
Incredibly nice costume, the construction is lovely and the wig absolutely perfect. <3 <3

Adamoluna posted on 9 October, 2008 - 15:06
wheeeeee, fantastic costume, as usual :3 I wonder though, how did you make your skin so dark? as far as I know, you're quite pale, arent you?

Mtani posted on 10 October, 2008 - 14:03
*lol* I am pale! Even after a warm summer I don't get as tanned as people normally do. But I actually didn't do anything with my skin for this cosplay, as I was too poor to start buying fake tans and such. It just looks that way because of the magic yellow body paint XD So it's all really just an optical illusion because of the even paler yellow paint *grin*

ryaoki posted on 29 October, 2008 - 14:02
wow BE AT EE MY MYSTICAL BEAST lol i love this cos

Inky posted on 21 January, 2009 - 12:49
Woah blimey this is easily the best Blackrose i've seen in the uk! well done! hack needs more cosplay love!

Mtani posted on 25 January, 2009 - 00:55
Thanks a lot :D And yes! .Hack needs a lot more cosplay love! Those outfits are stunning! I'll definitely be making more cosplays from .hack ^_^ Ouka might be the next one XD

kimpey posted on 1 March, 2009 - 00:24
i loved this at amecon only just found it again hoping to see more of your cosplaying

Mtani posted on 1 March, 2009 - 18:15
Wow, thanks kimpey! :D And jsut stick around and you'll see more. I've got more cosplay plans now than ever before *lol*

Sephirayne posted on 18 March, 2009 - 00:22
I saw this at Ame and thought, 'wow'! I love everything about it. You did such a great job.

nanahara posted on 30 August, 2009 - 17:46
WOOO ^^, such an awsome looking Black Rose

FrankieEstee posted on 17 December, 2009 - 12:26
Wow! Amazing Black Rose cosplay, excellent job! :D

LittlePidgey4 posted on 9 March, 2010 - 00:22
That is one epic sword!

- posted on 29 July, 2010 - 00:36
very accurate

aliceburgundy posted on 5 October, 2011 - 10:28
this is a fantastic Black Rose cosplay, I wish I could have seen it in person! The accuracy is perfect and you really suit being her. Yay for .hack cosplay! There isn't enough of it on here :( p.s. I really want to hold that sword ;A;