Abel Nightroad (Gold Armour - THORES artwork) - Trinity Blood

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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.

YES!!!! THERE WILL BE A BOOK O' DOOMMMMMMMM!!!!

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Hawkeye posted on 17 January, 2011 - 10:46
And another insanely detailed one! ;p Adding the book would make it even more impressive. :D

- posted on 17 January, 2011 - 16:07
This looks like a challenge. Good luck with this~ So much detail nom!~

perfectly_purple posted on 17 January, 2011 - 19:50
Holy crap - that looks freaking epic. I'm excited to see you wear this! ^_^

Sephirayne posted on 18 January, 2011 - 18:32
Thank you hun. I can't wait to start putting it together ;)

FairyPorchQueen posted on 1 February, 2011 - 12:44
Wow! This would look incredable! I wish you all the luck in the world!

Silantre posted on 28 February, 2011 - 17:42
Knowing you and your epic costuming skills this will be one jaw dropper of a costume!

Sephirayne posted on 28 February, 2011 - 23:23
Aww, thank you, Silantre. Coming from you that means a lot. ;)

RebaSephiroth2 posted on 8 March, 2011 - 18:45
Wow! Your going to be look amazing and good luck with this one. XD

Sephirayne posted on 10 March, 2011 - 01:28
Thank you, RebaSephiroth ;).

alienqueen posted on 4 April, 2011 - 12:32
Wow, this is going to be epic, I admire people that go for costumes like this :)good luck! xx

Uni posted on 16 April, 2011 - 18:02
*fangirls*

Sephirayne posted on 16 April, 2011 - 18:15
Thank you AlienQueen ;) Awwww, thank you Uni ;) *blushes*.

PapercutPerfect posted on 16 April, 2011 - 19:33
Makeup tests are looking amazing, as always! 8D Can't wait to see this!

Donna posted on 16 April, 2011 - 21:24
Your attention to detail is just outstanding.

Sephirayne posted on 16 April, 2011 - 21:54
Thank you both ever so much ;)

Ranma1-2 posted on 17 April, 2011 - 22:48
Book of Doom - Superb! Love the journal progress pics too. :)

Lady Bahamut posted on 18 April, 2011 - 14:23
Woah, the book of doom is amazing! *_* So much detail!

Sephirayne posted on 18 April, 2011 - 15:03
Ranma1-2 and Lady Bahamut, thank you ever so much ;)

sjbonnar posted on 19 April, 2011 - 11:59
This is looking amazing! The attention to detail is incredible!

SlimDefinition posted on 31 July, 2011 - 16:53
Looking forward to seeing this Sephi!

Sephirayne posted on 3 August, 2011 - 17:23
Thanks Sj and SlimDefinition ;)

Amy-Lou posted on 9 January, 2012 - 17:27
Loving the Book O' Doom, it's so lush!

Sephirayne posted on 13 January, 2012 - 16:54
Thank you ever so much. Hope to have the center piece complete soon.

Kei Lin Sama posted on 22 January, 2013 - 19:59
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!

Sephirayne posted on 2 November, 2013 - 19:38
Thank you ever so much Kei Lin Sama. Really looking forward to working on this again after having a break from it.

JustJerry posted on 25 February, 2014 - 01:46
Looking amazing so far! Can't wait to see this costume finished :)

Sephirayne posted on 25 February, 2014 - 19:42
Thank you ever so much hun ^_^

Kei Lin Sama posted on 9 April, 2014 - 18:29
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!

Sephirayne posted on 11 April, 2014 - 00:25
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. ♥

Kei Lin Sama posted on 29 April, 2014 - 21:27
Aww take your time with it. Something this good shouldn't be rushed. It's hanging out on my watch list.

Sephirayne posted on 29 April, 2014 - 23:22
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.

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Progress Journal

27th August 2013

Restarting after a two year hiatus

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).

8th March 2013

Gun progress 2

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).

8th March 2013

Gun progress 1

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.

1st July 2012

Finally have a gun for Abel

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.

16th January 2012

Cross patches for cassock

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.

16th April 2011

Book prop finally finished

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*

16th April 2011

Book prop progress 3

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.

16th April 2011

Book prop progress 2

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.

16th April 2011

Book prop progress 1

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.

31st March 2011

Started FINALLY!!!

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.

2nd February 2011

IT BEGINS!!!

15 meters of silver bias tape is on order so it all begins. I went with a less shiny one this time as I felt the one I had on my other Abel was too 70's disco, less epic art-book pretty. Once I have the tape then I can start work on the robe as I have enough left over from the previous Abel :D

1st February 2011

Book Prop planning

Starting to plan this now as I can foresee that this costume could take some time to build.

I thought about using a box folder as a base that way it should remain reasonably sturdy. I'll then build the book design around that using a combo of cardboard and craft foam.