Rose - +Anima


AmeCon 2008


All finished! I am so pleased with this costume, one of the few actually finished before the con! Completely in love with the wig, I need to find other characters I could use it for :)

More people than I expected recognised me, which really makes me happy (though I'll bet having a Cooru helped).

Made from pink and brown suede, cream suiting and black pleather. I used two sizes of metal pendant setting 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 and 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 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.

Looking at photos I think I could shorten up the leg hems and the dress bottom without any decency problems, maybe next time.


Super cute costume that should be comfy to run around in :D Rose is the wandering trader who spends all her time on the road. I'm going for the wild-west quirks here, so suede and natural fabrics all the way.

I'm using a dyed suede and man is that stuff static! It seems to get better once it's interfaced thankfully.

There are NO colour pictures of Rose anywhere in existence...you can bet there will be the day after Amecon XD

CrystalNeko posted on 24 August, 2008 - 18:40
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~~

nert posted on 6 September, 2008 - 22:06
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.

Tak posted on 7 September, 2008 - 00:48
I really love your wig. I may try to woo it at some point :)

Amy-Lou posted on 8 September, 2008 - 16:40
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!

Anonymous posted on 5 October, 2008 - 06:37
owww awesome :D I love this wig <3 its perfect and the colours are gorgous *.*

Uni posted on 12 November, 2008 - 16:25
wow! So cute X3

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