Light Elf Male (Wedding Variant) - Lineage II




Im looking forward to doing this at some point as ive never done a costume as heavily detailed as this one XD

Im not a fan of the emo haircut and stupid trousers but the rest of the costume is pretty cool :)

Im working Closely to the Artwork rather than the in game images as i just prefer the Artwork XD

The stupid trousers caused me a fair bit of trouble...
I needed to call in some help with them and would have never got them done without the help of Ambers mum i owe the success of the trousers to her :D



ryaoki posted on 30 May, 2008 - 10:27
wuuuu goo mike loookin sharp man, thisll be a challenge for ya

Hexi posted on 30 May, 2008 - 11:52
lol! you cho go to the grand cosplay ball with hellokitty, she's going the female elf in the wedding dres! lol! (is kidding)

ryaoki posted on 30 May, 2008 - 11:56
haha they really are going together hexi lmao their going out anyway lmao AND MIKE IN PETER PAN TIGHTS LMAO UR BRAVER THAN ME SUNNy lol

HelloKitty posted on 30 May, 2008 - 14:40
thankyou soo much for doing this for me mikey, it really means a lot! i cant wait to see you as a blonde in tights!

Hexi posted on 30 May, 2008 - 15:33
well i didn't know just looked to me like it was just coincidence.... ¬3¬

ryaoki posted on 22 September, 2008 - 14:25
it was great getting to see this in person, well done mike, bet this took a lot of patience lmao something i didnt help with haha

Uber-Nerd posted on 24 September, 2008 - 07:57
Wow! Love the embroidery work! I feel you pain though- I painted and embroidered Kilik's (Soul calibur)coat about a month ago. It took AGES

sjbonnar posted on 31 October, 2008 - 11:44
Holy... *catches himself to stop from swearing* That looks amazing so far! I REALLY wish I could see it!

ryaoki posted on 5 November, 2008 - 09:49
wicked jacket,wish i new how to make a collar like that

Ikkaku-kun posted on 5 November, 2008 - 10:32
looking good ^^ ... why do you look younger in ure latest photo xD

Adamoluna posted on 5 November, 2008 - 12:04
wow, beautiful progress. The embroidery is famtastic. This cosplay will probably suit you as well, you've definitly got a face for an elf-cosplay.

Odd-One-Out posted on 7 November, 2008 - 00:11
I think Mikey should be a seamstress :P

Defrain posted on 11 November, 2008 - 11:46
dude thats looking mint cant wait

sjbonnar posted on 11 November, 2008 - 13:05
You actually embroidered it!? Damn I'm impressed! I woulda likely fabric painted it LMAO Excellent job!

MangaChild posted on 11 November, 2008 - 14:24
Im only Embroiding collar and other small but detailed bits Piccies to follow

Anonymous posted on 11 November, 2008 - 20:22
"Im not a fan of the emo haircut and stupid trousers" LOL, I love this small aside! Your costume is looking amazzzzinng so far! I'm sure the details you fill in will also be so cool :)

Fizzykat posted on 13 November, 2008 - 13:30
omg!! me and my sister have seriously been considering doing elf lineage cosplay recently!! i was looking to do the wedding dress!! this is so cool!! im dying to wear my latex elf ears again!

ryaoki posted on 16 November, 2008 - 18:52
this is briliant mikey, god im so jealous of your skills, wish i could do that

Cat_Cat posted on 16 November, 2008 - 18:52
Holy cow... I see some crazy amount of efforts in this! But the result totally justify the means - this is going to be awesome! Really looking forward to seeing the final product!

Kaka Extreme posted on 16 November, 2008 - 19:07
OMG looking awesome and a guy embroidering thats is the first! looking awesome ad wish i thought of using cross stitch fabric!

SephNoir posted on 16 November, 2008 - 20:58
This is looking absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see you guys at the Ball!

Odd-One-Out posted on 17 November, 2008 - 22:33
I am so tempted to pay you £££ just for doing this... it's so detailed and accurate.

Ilpala posted on 19 November, 2008 - 12:38
Looking good Mike, much kudos for going for all those hand embroidered bits too, I would have cheated! :P

Defrain posted on 28 November, 2008 - 10:50
mate looking awesome wish i could see this yourll have to wear it at anouther time and place

behind_you posted on 28 November, 2008 - 13:18
Looking great, man. Love the detail.

sjbonnar posted on 29 November, 2008 - 01:13
The detailing is phenomenal Mike! I'm REALLY impressed! I can't wait to see it all done!

ryaoki posted on 2 December, 2008 - 09:01
a simply STUNNING costume

Stefanic posted on 2 December, 2008 - 17:25
your embroidery is epic >w< its a really amazing costume ^^

sjbonnar posted on 3 December, 2008 - 04:11
Not only do I have the utmost respect for you for doing this, especially all of the detailing, the pictures I've seen are just phenomenal. REALLY REALLY well done with this Mike!

Amy-Lou posted on 3 December, 2008 - 23:14
I know I've said this before, but I think it needs repeating. This is a fantastic costume and you've put an incredible amount of detail into it :D Fairytale couple!

HelloKitty posted on 4 December, 2008 - 11:55
i'm sorry i stole all our photos.. you really do look fantastic and all the bits you arent happy with are just you being crazy thankyou for doing this with me!!

JakeX posted on 6 December, 2008 - 23:47
......I dont have any idea where this is from but after the photos i saw i think i squee'd .................... I blame you xDD I like it ^-^!

HystericalDame posted on 7 December, 2008 - 00:04
This is fabulous beyond belief. You are now officially my idol!

Adamoluna posted on 7 December, 2008 - 00:10

Leonie Heartilly posted on 7 December, 2008 - 01:00
You guys were by far my favourite outfits at the ball ^-^

Mocara posted on 7 December, 2008 - 01:39
Oh you two both looked so beautiful ^^

Lunar_Kitten posted on 7 December, 2008 - 15:44
Ditto to what everyone else has said - you and Amber looked so lovely in these costumes =^_^=

Bunni posted on 7 December, 2008 - 15:48
Amazing costumes guys! Lovely ball pics!

Anonymous posted on 7 December, 2008 - 16:36
Fantastic! You guys both look so amazing :)

Sands posted on 8 December, 2008 - 12:57
you were both my fav at the ball!!! This was just amazing craftsmanship and i am still DIGGING those tights there mike =P haha!

stripey_dani posted on 16 December, 2008 - 17:36

CrystalNeko posted on 16 December, 2008 - 18:32
Awwww! You and HelloKitty look so cute together! *__* I love both your costumes so much, so elaborate! All that hard work paid off ^_^

ryaoki posted on 12 February, 2009 - 18:37
mike can u get back to me, basically i was wondering how you sewed on the goldish edging, did you just sew it straight on or invisable stitch it

RanmaSyaoran posted on 12 March, 2009 - 08:15
Good lord... HOW?!?

Sephirayne posted on 22 June, 2009 - 15:03
Wow! Excellent costume. I can see it took alot of time to do and it was well worth it. I love the detail.

Yamidragon posted on 29 October, 2009 - 21:49
hi it was great to meet you! i loved this costume of yours too- i cant belive you made it all youself- totally amazing! :D

Lolita Hime posted on 3 May, 2010 - 18:00
wow, this has got to be one of the sweetest cosplays ive seen :3 :D

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Progress Journal

17th November 2008


For some further "feature" detailing rather than paint directly on to the fabric I've chose to try out embroidery, to do this you will need:
An Embroidery Ring

Embroidery / Cross-stitch fabric
Embroidery thread (Much thicker than regular thread)
A Sharp hand sewing needle
Iron on Violene
Fabric Paint
A lot of patience

For consistency I've drawn out my pattern on a cardboard template & cut it out, I then drew round the template on the loose embroidery fabric. Then place the fabric in the ring and tighten the ring ensuring there is tension on the fabric which will make your hand sewing easier and accurate, then sew just out side of your marked lines and keep sewing lol

Once your Sewing is done remove the fabric from them embroidery ring and iron on the Violene ensuring there no bubbles on the underside of your fabric on the stitching, once this is properly sealed cut out your shape however leave a tiny gap or you could cut your stitching :S

Once your stitching is cut out paint any of the embroidery fabric that's on show and finally sew the embroidery patch to your costume..

9th November 2008

Waist Coat In progress 4

I take the pattern Peices and sew them together, once this is done i wear the jacket insde out and have Amber pin the sides to take in the waist coat to give it a tailored look(if no help is avaiable its worth making a ducktape cast of your self).

Once the sides have been sewn i wear the waistcoat hem the front center seam so the left and right sides meet in the middle, I then pin the hem in place and also pin the left and right sides closed.
Then i pin the bottom edge to the shape I need and all of this is now ready to be hemmed by machine, as i will be biasing the jacket afterwards i will be hemming as close to the edge as possiable just in case the bias odesnt cover the stitching.

Once the Waist coat is all hemmed i put it on my cast of my self and make the collar, i began by using a cardboard template cutting it to shape and pinning it on to the waistcoat. Once i found the shape i was after i cut the real thing from sew on voilene, I then make a pocket out of the same waistcoat fabric and sew it to the collar and then the collar to the waistcoat.

With thew collar attached i bias the whole Waistcoat, i use the same technique for the Mini blue waistcoat snt the top white jacket :D

28th October 2008

Waist Coat In progress 3

Once the pattern peices have been pinned to the fabric i cut them out and they are ready to be sewn together :)

28th October 2008

Waist Coat In progress 2

Next I take my measurements according to the instructions on the pettern and pick the best size for me, once i have all the pattern peices cut to my size i pin them to the fabric which has been folded as per the Pattern instructions.

22nd September 2008

Waist Coat In progress 1

After finding a close match to the embroided fabric of the waist coat i have had to paint the embroidery by hand to match.
I have painted about 3 meters which should be enough for what i need :s
So far this has taken about 3 weeks on and off and amazingly only 1 pot of fabric paint XD