Rose
+Anima

Cosplayer: Amy-Lou

Status: Complete

Condition: Retired

AmeCon 2008

18th July 2008: Made from pink and brown suede, cream suiting and black pleather.
I used two sizes of metal pendant settings glued together for the sleeve and skirt dangles.

A lucky find; the belt bag fabric has little flowers marked into the suede, it's so cute! I shredded the suede and threaded silver beads on the flap. This is the same way I did the dangles above the knees.

The wig was blasted with a hairdryer, hairsprayed upside down and left hanging that way until I put it on, it was still spikey at the end of the day.

The belt buckle was funky foam built up in layers with shapes cut out of the top layer to give a 3D effect. I then pressed the rose petal lines into the top layer and painted it in shades of metallic grey.

3rd May 2008: Not sure if it's a challenge or a freedom; there is not a single colour image of Rose yet, so I picked a colour palette that felt like it would work with the tones used in the manga and the characters situation.
Thinking leathers and suedes for the Wild West feel, and out of the colours available I'm going for dusky pink/sandy brown/cream/black with silver metals.


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CrystalNeko - 24th August 2008
I love your colour interpretation of Rose! Suits the character perfectly, you look just like her too! ^_^
Your wig is just so cool! So fluffy/spikey! 8D
Great to see more +Anima cosplayers, the series needs more love~~

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nert - 6th September 2008
Having now actually started reading +Anima my expression goes along the lines of: *HOMG* :O

You both did an amazing job of bringing these two to life, it's scary. Even without comparing the artwork and photos I could recognise all the little details I remembered noticing on your costume the second I saw Rose in the manga, that's pretty rare for me ;) Plus, the wig really is perfect for her.

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Tak - 7th September 2008
I really love your wig. I may try to woo it at some point :)

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Amy-Lou - 8th September 2008
Haha, I think making this has got a lot of people interested in the manga :)

Hopefully I can wear it again and find other costumes I can use that wig for too. I was shocked that it's so thick even when fluffed up!

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Anonymous - 5th October 2008
owww awesome :D I love this wig <3 its perfect and the colours are gorgous *.*

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Uni - 12th November 2008
wow! So cute X3