Gwendolyn (Valkyrie Armor) - Odin Sphere

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Kitacon 2014

Showcased 16th March 2014 What is this?



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Information

Character: Gwendolyn from Odin Sphere
Costume made by: Speckles

Info:
Been absolutely in love with Odin Sphere the minute I discovered it. I love all
The designs of the female leads, but none as much as Gwendolyn. Amazingly, I have somehow convinced some people to join in an Odin Sphere cosplay group.. These lovely people joined my group, love to ya!

Velvet: by kawaii_princess
Mercedes: by Eevee
Elfaria: by Eloraborealis


Future Improvements:
- Remake wings to be more lightweight with more blue-toned feathers
- Redo foot armor out of worbla
- Remake shin armor from foam + vinyl technique
- replace white skirt (accidentally cut a wedge out of the hem, oops!)
- rework strapping system on leg armor
- new feather ear muffs
- make psypher crystal out of resin and light up with LEDs


Construction Notes:
Crown made from laser cut acrylic which was heat formed and glued onto a headband. Ear muffs are polystyrene balls with custom dyed feathers hot-glued into place, holes to slide it onto the headband (would change that in the future!)
Wig was made like how a lot of Saber cosplayers make the bun, google tutorials to see how it's done!

Gold neck collar is gold foil spandex wrapped around a craftfoam base with velcro to attach. Bodice is made from a duchess satin, as are the arm petals. The warrior skirt is leather sewn onto craft foam bases, and these sit on top of a mini hoop skirt I made.

The leg thigh highs are leatherette, and are a royal pain, they keep running down so gotta think of a way to keep them up in the future! The leg armor is a combination of worbla and laser cut acrylic and wood.
The shin armor is foam covered in silver foil spandex, and the feet armor are craft foam since I ran out of worbla!

Now onto the Psypher...
Just a curtain rail for the base, and cut out a bunch of shapes in MDF for the moon shape and end of the staff, these were shaped with my dremel rotary tool. The cones at the top of the psypher are acetate, which was a bad idea since someone knocked it and the glue came apart so easily! Will be getting this piece carved out of wood in the future so it isn't so flimsy. The psypher crystal was a stroke of genius and is just an old translucent plastic folder which I cut out a template and scored the shape out so I could bend it into shape, kinda like the cubes you would make in primary school during maths!

Comments

Kei Lin Sama posted on 18 April, 2013 - 20:03
I've never played Odin Sphere but I love the character designs. You'll be beautiful! See you at Aya!

Angelphie posted on 28 October, 2013 - 20:15
Fantastic work on this - you and your group looked amazing! I especially loved your wings and the whole costume looked very neatly made.

Sephirayne posted on 9 November, 2013 - 19:02
Love the costume. You look amazing.

cowiee posted on 10 November, 2013 - 12:24
Wow, just wow. You look amazing!

Leolarua posted on 18 November, 2013 - 01:26
you guys look awesome *_*

Pandora-Chi posted on 18 November, 2013 - 15:43
Everything is so well constructed and I thought you looked absolutely gorgeous as Gwendolyn!! <3

Clockwork Dandy Noodles posted on 22 November, 2013 - 16:24
I love it :D the colours are awesome and you really suit the role nice job

InfiniteJester posted on 11 December, 2013 - 14:58
Looks great - love all the little details on the outfit especially!

Greenstar88 posted on 11 December, 2013 - 19:02
I've hardly ever seen this costume done- it looks lovely! :)

SamanthaKaiba posted on 17 March, 2014 - 05:43
congratulations on the showcase ^_^

KiraraYumi posted on 17 March, 2014 - 10:36
This is amazing! I how how you did the wings, they look perfect~!

WhiteWraith posted on 18 March, 2014 - 09:07
This looks amazing! I love all the feathers.

Nesproxy posted on 18 March, 2014 - 19:08
Absolutely stunning. I love the colours and attention to detail. Congratulation on the showcase. :)

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 21 March, 2014 - 01:07
You make an awesome Gwendolyn well done :)

Cy-Fi posted on 21 March, 2014 - 22:30
Don't know the charictor but the work looks excellent, good job

Siouxsie James posted on 13 April, 2014 - 11:30
This is such a beautiful costume :)