Costume :Abel Nightroad
Variant :Gold Armour - THORES artwork
Source :Trinity Blood
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Abel Gold armour ref 4

BOOK O' DOOOMM base part finished 3

BOOK O' DOOOMM base part finished 2

BOOK O' DOOOMM base part finished 1

Abel Gold armour ref 3

Abel Gold armour ref 2

Abel Gold armour ref 1


Costume Information

Cost : £37
Time Taken : 1 week

This is a costume that comes from the Thores Shibamoto Artbook of Trinity Blood.

I haven't decided if there will be wings. It is very tempting as Abel is so awesome.

Yes, I know its another Abel costume but I just can't resist. I really love the design and that he has an interesting prop for it.



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And another insanely detailed one! ;p Adding the book would make it even more impressive. :D

by Hawkeye on Monday, 17 January, 2011 - 11:46

This looks like a challenge. Good luck with this~
So much detail nom!~

by - on Monday, 17 January, 2011 - 17:07
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Holy crap - that looks freaking epic. I'm excited to see you wear this! ^_^

by perfectly_purple on Monday, 17 January, 2011 - 20:50
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Thank you hun. I can't wait to start putting it together ;)

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 18 January, 2011 - 19:32
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Wow! This would look incredable! I wish you all the luck in the world!

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 1 February, 2011 - 13:44
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Knowing you and your epic costuming skills this will be one jaw dropper of a costume!

by Silantre on Monday, 28 February, 2011 - 18:42
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Aww, thank you, Silantre. Coming from you that means a lot. ;)

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 1 March, 2011 - 00:23
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Wow! Your going to be look amazing and good luck with this one. XD

by RebaSephiroth2 on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011 - 19:45
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Thank you, RebaSephiroth ;).

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 10 March, 2011 - 02:28
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Wow, this is going to be epic, I admire people that go for costumes like this :)good luck! xx

by alienqueen on Monday, 4 April, 2011 - 13:32
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by Uni on Saturday, 16 April, 2011 - 19:02
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Thank you AlienQueen ;)

Awwww, thank you Uni ;) *blushes*.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 16 April, 2011 - 19:15
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Makeup tests are looking amazing, as always! 8D
Can't wait to see this!

by PapercutPerfect on Saturday, 16 April, 2011 - 20:33

Your attention to detail is just outstanding.

by Donna on Saturday, 16 April, 2011 - 22:24
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Thank you both ever so much ;)

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 16 April, 2011 - 22:54
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Book of Doom - Superb! Love the journal progress pics too. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 17 April, 2011 - 23:48
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Woah, the book of doom is amazing! *_* So much detail!

by Lady Bahamut on Monday, 18 April, 2011 - 15:23
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Ranma1-2 and Lady Bahamut, thank you ever so much ;)

by Sephirayne on Monday, 18 April, 2011 - 16:03
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This is looking amazing! The attention to detail is incredible!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 19 April, 2011 - 12:59
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Looking forward to seeing this Sephi!

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 17:53
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Thanks Sj and SlimDefinition ;)

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 3 August, 2011 - 18:23
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Loving the Book O' Doom, it's so lush!

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 9 January, 2012 - 18:27
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Thank you ever so much. Hope to have the center piece complete soon.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 13 January, 2012 - 17:54
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The design looks incredibly ornate. I can't wait to see you bring it to life. Your cosplays are epic. Also... I want the Book of Doom!

by Kei Lin Sama on Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 - 20:59
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Thank you ever so much Kei Lin Sama. Really looking forward to working on this again after having a break from it.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 2 November, 2013 - 20:38
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Looking amazing so far! Can't wait to see this costume finished :)

by JustJerry on Tuesday, 25 February, 2014 - 02:46
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Thank you ever so much hun ^_^

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 25 February, 2014 - 20:42
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Book of Doom? Any more progress on this one? I've been waiting for ages! You have to finish it because this costume is perfect for you!

by Kei Lin Sama on Wednesday, 9 April, 2014 - 19:29
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Sorry Kei Lin Sama. This costume has been on hiatus for a while due to personal reasons. I decided to put it forward for this years Amecon but that is now moved to next year. I'm aiming for then. I plan on carrying on with this after LFCC in July. Thank you ever so much for your interest. It has really got me interested in carrying on with this project. ♥

by Sephirayne on Friday, 11 April, 2014 - 01:25
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Aww take your time with it. Something this good shouldn't be rushed. It's hanging out on my watch list.

by Kei Lin Sama on Tuesday, 29 April, 2014 - 22:27
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Awww, thank you hun. Yes, I would rather take my time with this one as the book was such a labour of love. Hoping to work on the rest of it over the summer.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 - 00:22

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Restarting after a two year hiatus (Posted 27th August 2013)

After a two year gap I decided I really would like to get this complete since I have all the materials. I've decided to redo the crosses for the cassock as I wasn't happy with how they are looking. I did some recent applique and was happy with how it turned out so have decided to do them that way instead.

(Will update with pictures soon).

Gun progress 2 (Posted 8th March 2013)

Once I was happy with the lettering I then filled in some of the handle gaps ready for the handle detail.

For the handle detail I decided on using left over Wonderflex. It would be easy to shape round the handle. So I measured a section and then cut out the cross shape I needed. I then heated it with a heat gun and then shaped it round the handle. Once happy with the shape I then superglued it in place. I then added a smaller cross piece in Wonderflex. Finishing off with stick on gems that will become part of the detail.

(Sorry for bad photo. Lighting not great but you get the idea).

Gun progress 1 (Posted 8th March 2013)

Gun customization begin!

I began by sanding off any details I didn't want on the toy gun. I then filled in any holes (that were sews for the toy) with Milliputt. I then added the lettering on the barrel by using one of fine detail heads on my Dremel Multi-tool.

Finally have a gun for Abel (Posted 1st July 2012)

Yes, I know I've been cosplaying as Abel since 2008. But I have never had the right gun. I've just been randomly using one of my spare ones from my old Lara Croft cosplay.

Spotted one the other day in a local fancy dress shop that would be perfect. It needs a repaint and some decoration added. Because it is quite a bit bigger than the one I have been using I will need to make it a holster as well.

Cross patches for cassock (Posted 16th January 2012)

Spend a large part of yesterday getting these bad boys done. They are made from silver pvc cut into the right shape with red cotton velvet glued underneath. They have been spot glued in place to save the velvet from moving too much when they are attached to the cassock. They may not look like much at the moment. I'm hoping that when they are appliquéd on to the cassock they will look much better.

Book prop finally finished (Posted 16th April 2011)

Well,, at least the first part is XD.

I finished it with spray varnish.

Hopefully the second part will match the first half (now to find a tiny cross).

Now its the start of the armour *dreads*

Book prop progress 3 (Posted 16th April 2011)

Now that all the details have been done its now time to paint.

I use a base primer and then paint with Games Workshop acrylic paints. I use my dry brushing method that I use on armour to make it really pop.

Book prop progress 2 (Posted 16th April 2011)

Now have added most of the details. I have decided to do this in two parts for ease of transport so the center piece has velcro added for the second piece.

Book prop progress 1 (Posted 16th April 2011)

Began adding all the details to the base box file that will become the BOOK O' DOOOMM.

I'm using mounting board for all the base shapes and jewellery beads to add dimension.

Started FINALLY!!! (Posted 31st March 2011)

After having to delay starting this for over a month (due to work load) I can finally say that I have started this.

Began working on the book today. I'm setting up the base shape before piling on the details. Not sure if I can build a teeny Jesus so I might have to try and find one (any suggestions?!?).

I also started working on the smaller cross patches for the cassock.