Abel Nightroad (Winged version with scythe (Eurocosplay)) - Trinity Blood

StatusComplete
Worn AtAmecon 2010


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This is a last minute replacement for my planned Amecon comp costume.

This is my artbook Abel but he will finally be finished (yeap he was only 80% complete at Ayacon). He will have the bonus of hopefully a completed sycthe and wings that will be part feathers, part metal looking.

This is based on a mixture of THORES Shibamoto's drawings from the Trinity Blood artbook.

Comments

Uni posted on 5 August, 2010 - 21:23
Ohh! Cannot wait to see this~ It'll be super epic this time around!

Sephirayne posted on 6 August, 2010 - 15:55
Thankies hun. I hope I can get it done in time. After about a year it would nice to have artbook Abel finally finished XD XD. (with extra props XD)

Captain_Marvelous posted on 6 August, 2010 - 15:56
Wicked! Cant wait to see it, always look forward to your Trinity B costumes :P wish I could get into it XD

Sephirayne posted on 6 August, 2010 - 16:08
Thank you ever so much, Ryukredapples. :D

sjbonnar posted on 9 August, 2010 - 17:48
I can't wait to see this complete!

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 9 August, 2010 - 23:21
Can't wait to see this complete, wow o.o

Sephirayne posted on 10 August, 2010 - 16:11
Thank you guys. I jsut hope I can get it done in time ;)

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 16 August, 2010 - 23:47
i love this i hope you can get loads of pics of it :)

Angelphie posted on 18 August, 2010 - 11:30
Loved the wings and scythe! The attention to detail on the costume is fantastic, it's very neatly made, and the care with the weathered finished on the armour is amazing.

Amy-Lou posted on 18 August, 2010 - 11:53
I'm so glad you finished it! Such a wonderful costume and the new wings are very cool, love that boney effect.

Sephirayne posted on 18 August, 2010 - 19:23
Thank you guys. I'm gald the detail on the wings could be seen. I wasn't sure if it could. Photos are coming once I have gotten them from various sources. ;)

Wyrdsister posted on 19 August, 2010 - 14:22
Ace costume as always. Winged characters are always hard to pull off, and you did that. I love your TB costumes. I've been checking your pics on FB. Very cool.

Sephirayne posted on 19 August, 2010 - 14:24
Thankies hun. The shoot is coming up very soon. As soon as I have pics I will post them.

KhaosKreator posted on 19 August, 2010 - 19:07
Can't wait for your pictures! I demand more pretty! -Tab

.neverbell posted on 19 August, 2010 - 20:45
it was great to meet you in our communal kitchen at ame =) youre a fantastic cosplayer and your abel nightroad is amazing you must be so dedicated! i hope to do an astharoshe cosplay someday so i might be begging you for help XD

Lozzie posted on 19 August, 2010 - 21:15
Sadly i couldnt see this in real life :( But from the photos on facebook, etc it looks absolutely stunning <3 Well done you!

Sephirayne posted on 20 August, 2010 - 00:12
@Tab, they are on the way. Most likely after I move house which is this coming weekend O_O!! @Neverbell, thank you. You would be awesome as Astra. Defo welcome to poke me about it. Loved your outfits. ;) @lozzie, thank you hun ;)

VampiricAngel posted on 23 August, 2010 - 00:35
This is fantastic! Fabulous work :D

Om_nom_nom posted on 30 August, 2010 - 20:21
OhMaiLordo' <3 FFT. You look so amazing!

Freyarule posted on 15 September, 2010 - 17:11
This looks so amazing! I love the wings :) must have taken a long time D:

Sephirayne posted on 18 November, 2010 - 12:04
Thank you everyone. @Freyarule, Not as long as I thought they would. Hot glue with craft foam made the whole process a bit quicker. They still took a bit of time.

Jenangel posted on 18 November, 2010 - 13:28
Wow that looks awesome and I love the scythe!

Lady Bahamut posted on 18 November, 2010 - 16:02
Woah! Epic *_* Even if your wings were drooping, they are still really amazing!

Sephirayne posted on 18 November, 2010 - 16:27
Thank you both, FrozenNight and Lady Bahamut. I might try and replace the elastic with straps so that if I do wear the wings again they will sit right ;)

Clockwork Dandy Noodles posted on 16 July, 2013 - 04:05
0____0 ... just wow very nice work on that weapon it is identical, well done for pulling this monster of a cosplay project of. It must of taken a very long time.

Sephirayne posted on 23 July, 2013 - 01:11
Thank you ever so much for your lovely feedback, Elfsire.

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Progress Journal

Finally Complete (Posted 18th August 2010)

After starting this in 2008 I can now finally say its done. Other than repair work there is nothing more that needs doing.

I'm so pleased on how its all came out. I have learnt so much through making this. I got to try out Wonderflex and to really practise my armour making with this.

There are bits that I would love to remake as I'm not 100% happy with it. The arrows (I would like to try resin casting) and the scythe.

The scythe sadly died prior to me going up for my entry slot at the Amecon cosplay comp. As I was putting the parts together I heard an almighty crack from the centre. the tube that was acting as its core had broken. The craft foam literally held it together enough for it to last the day. So in most pics of the masq I do have a paniced look on my face. its due to me willing for the whole thing to not collapse. XD

This is now my favourite costumne to date. Not only for all the things I got to do but also how easy it is to get into. I also like how much it suits me as I can use my own hair and glasses.

Final piece of Armour done. (Posted 11th August 2010)

Finally after a while all the armour is now complete. The armour for the left arm was the last to be done. I never got the chance to finish it for Ayacon last year so I decided for this version to get it 100% complete.

The two pieces are cut from Cintra/foamex using a Dremel multitool. They are then hand shaped using a heat gun. They are then sanded with the sanding bit of my Dremel. Finally finished with craft foam decoration, two pieces of shiny elastic and the dry brushing with acrylic paint. It is then sealed with spray varish.

Classic Abel moment XD (Posted 10th August 2010)

Nearly finished on the wings. They just need painting. Did have a classic Abel moment last night where I had hot glued one of the winsg to the table. Luckerly, I managed to resucue both.

Now onto the nightmare that is the sycthe. I have already encountered a problem with it that I hope I can fix with some cintra. The centre section of the head pieces isn't strong wnough to hold the weight of the blades so I'm going to have to renforce it.

WINGGSSSS 2 (Posted 10th August 2010)

Now have completed wings. Just done the base coat.

I had to change the plan of them slightly. I had wanted them to be able to come down into three bits (two wings and the back plate) but the attachments weren't working. The wings are 90% craft foam and 10% plastic so they are soft and flexible.

WINGSSS!!!!! (Posted 9th August 2010)

Have finished the Cintra/Foamex base. Now onto the craft foam. I have delibrately not heated the cintra base so that its still flexible. Each 'bone' wing is glued to a piece of plastic boning and then glued to the wing. The edges are then covered with sections of craft foam.

Due to time restrictions (trying to pack for a housemove and building costumes don't go together) I won't be able to make it as detailed as I would like.

Started and then,,,,, >:( (Posted 8th August 2010)

Well, made a start on the replacement heads for the sycthe yesterday. But then the cardboard proved not strong enough to hold the shape so I looked at posssibly using some of my cintra/foamex to reenforce it.

Chaos srikes!! I can't find my cutting bit for my Dremel. Its the only one I have so after a long search last night I had to go and buy a replacement today. While, I figure out the sycthe I started on the wings.

I cut out the wing base and back piece out of cintra/foamex. i'll then be adding the details and feathers out of craft foam.

Glue gun fail! (Posted 8th August 2010)

Glue gun has decided to die on me. I'm hoping to fix it but it has put me a day or so behind.