Seth Nightlord / Augusta Vradica (THORES Artwork) - Trinity Blood


AmeCon 2007

1st place - Amecon 2007 Cosplay Competition, 1st place London MCM Expo october (sat), 1st Place in the Oriel Creative prize


I love the story of trinity blood and I love the artwork even more... and Its not CLAMP. So I'm branching out!!!

This was my most ambitious project to date. Where to I even begin? I ended up only having about three weeks to make this in the end. >_<

I used the same Jacket pattern that I used for sakura for the jacket. Though the pattern for the sleeves had to be made from scratch and mocked up using calico. The sleeves are made in three parts. The top puffed sleeve with a sleeve stay, a connecting piece and the lower sleeve. The lower sleeve was a cone shape with darts at the bottom.

The skirt was your basic puffball,a Circle skirt gathered into a shorted straight skirt. I used my Chii petticoat to give the whole costume support at the back.

The whole costume is decorated using and Applique technique. Where you layer different colour fabrics on top of one another and stich over the edges using a Zig-Zag stich. This is what took up most of the time!

The Trail was modelled of the jacket pattern and laces on underneath the corset. I also bought a lace window panel to go under the trail

All of the armour was made using the Craft foam armour tutorial which can be found on the forums. I used a hot glue gun to make all the raised details. I took a gamble on this , as I had no Idea what it would turn out like!

The shoes are ankle boots with boot covers glued on and I used buttons for decoration!

And Last but not least the Hat, Which was by far the hardest part!
I used mounting board to get the shape, this was hot glued to a headband. then the fabric panel was glued over and the back panel stiched on. I was still doing this on friday night!!! This too soo much trial and error!

Many people ask me if the hat is heavy, but I wore it most of the day and my neck was fine :)

I have worn this costume so much in the last 4 Months that Its now retired! Until I go Abroad or another TB group needs me!!

SherlockHulmes posted on 13 August, 2007 - 22:35
Sorry to keep spamming your profile, but I saw you had uploaded this whilst I am updating my own gallery XD. When I saw it I *had* to comment! Who took those photos because they are fantastic! They really show off this amazing costume and after reading all the work that went into I want to tell you again, how much I think this deserved first place :) (I know, I won't say it anymore I promise! ) This kind of costume is an inspiration to us all and I really hope to see more stuff like this in the future! It's certainly encouraged me to try harder and work my butt off to even be a third as this cosplay mlarky as you! XD

Cosplex posted on 13 August, 2007 - 22:43
Thankies! The photos where taken by the amecon photographer at the cosplay compeition!

Ashe posted on 14 August, 2007 - 21:39
You really are the best Seth I've seen! The applique is absolutely stunning *_* Can't wait to see it again at Expo :D

Tak posted on 15 August, 2007 - 14:47
So yes, this costume was INSANE! I'm sad I didn't get to chat to you outside of the competition, but I think the swarms of photographers would have stabbed me with their lenses or something XD

Anonymous posted on 17 August, 2007 - 11:58
Awesome costume of awesomeness!! :D I am so in awe of your mad skillz. *__*

Anonymous posted on 24 October, 2007 - 10:37
This is an absolutely amazing costume, I'm so jealous! xD My jaw literally dropped when I first saw you at Amecon and at October Expo as well XD Grats on winning first place at expo and in the cosplay competition at Ame, you really deserved it! I hope one day my cosplay making skills will be as good as yours ^_^ Can't wait to see what costume you're making next ^^

CrystalNeko posted on 27 October, 2007 - 20:42
OMG! Just wow! I so wish I could have seen the masquerade on the saturday now because from all the photos I've seen your costume is absolutely amazing! Clearly you've put in a lot of effort on your costume! *-*

MangaChild posted on 2 November, 2007 - 23:43
OMG!!!! What an Amazing costume and soo much detail too i don't think my head can take it all in :S i never thought anything like this was even possible? After making this there must be nothing you cant do... Except maybe licking your elbow :p (you all tried to lick your elbow didn't you)

Cosplex posted on 23 November, 2007 - 22:53
I totally did not try to lick my elbow *Shifts eyes*

MoonLily posted on 23 November, 2007 - 23:05
Ahhh it's so pretty! *_* I remember seeing this at ame and thinking 'Now THAT'S a hat!' XD It all comes together so well, congrats on winning so many (well deserved) awards too. ^_^

Komapsunida posted on 13 December, 2007 - 00:19
Ah! I remember you! your costume was incredible! >_< plus I'm sure you've heard but youre in this months NEO magazine too <3 *will you be coming to the May Expo?*

Adziu posted on 10 January, 2008 - 02:00
Gah, so much love for Seth, and for this amazing costume.

stripey_dani posted on 13 March, 2008 - 18:42
This costume never fails to make me gawp! I love it and its amazing :D Cant wait to see more of your works!

Sephirayne posted on 30 April, 2008 - 02:22
Your Seth is deffently one of the best ones out there. I love the detail you have put into it. Excellent work. Sephy x

Uni posted on 17 May, 2008 - 11:49
Woot! You have my Best Wishes for the CL compeition! Retired you say?? : O noesss! ; 3 i'm sure you'll wear it again in the future!

Sephirayne posted on 18 May, 2008 - 23:56
Good luck with the Lab comp. i'm about to set mine up. I'm sure you will be in the top places. Your Seth is simply stunning.

Anonymous posted on 28 May, 2008 - 10:56
OMG! you're soooo good in this!! *clapssss* awesome costume!!!

sjbonnar posted on 11 June, 2008 - 03:48
I felt priviledged to have seen this in person. A fantastic cosplay. Simply astounding. And looks great on the leaflets for the GICP ;-) LOL

Anonymous posted on 9 September, 2008 - 14:27
wow this is amazing! I think I saw you at the London Expo may con didn't I?

sonia_leong posted on 27 November, 2008 - 14:55
I can't believe I haven't commented on this yet. *drool* I love you, your costume is absolutely stunning, I'm so annoyed that I missed seeing this in person at Amecon last year. You looked great in the cosplay ball promos AND the londonpaper!

Adamoluna posted on 24 March, 2009 - 14:52
soo beautiful... 8O

AmethystEyes posted on 30 April, 2009 - 11:21
i can't believe this hasn't had more comments- it's brilliant! *comments*

Reve posted on 27 July, 2010 - 13:48
This is awesome! I hope my Seth in October can match it! XD

seawaterwitch posted on 2 August, 2010 - 13:47
Awesome *___*

WhiteWraith posted on 10 November, 2014 - 21:20
This looks stunning!

InfiniteJester posted on 10 November, 2014 - 21:55
Lovely work! You're perfect as her!

13th October 2008


Cosplay.com where accpeting submissions for a photo college in cosmode 24. Redkun kindly sent me and original edited photo for me to submit and it got published! The picture is quite smallm but its still really surprising.

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