Viola - Eternal Sonata



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So my secret cosplay was revealed at Kitacon lol. And it was Viola from Eternal Sonata :D

I wanted to cosplay her before i'd actually played the game as i thought the costume was simply lovely and i loved the fact that she has such a huge bow and arrow (Sort of works with my username lol) Then i played the game and she's a really cool character :D I mean she's a female character in a JRPG that can match the men in attack power.

The costume was in planning for a very long time as i researched how to style wigs, find the right fabric and try to understand how to put it all together. However making it all took place over about four weeks, however with univeristy assignments, this was probably more like two weeks in time. I went for more natural looking fabrics as she is a shepherd and therfore wanted to use no satin or obnoxiously bright colours, hence the colours being slightly darker than the artwork. All the ribboning on her is cotton tape that has been dyed varying hues of brown to match with where they feature on her.

My fave part of the costume has to be the wig and the bow. I haven't made a weapon in ages and it was a lot of fun to carry it round with me. And i just adore the wig. I have never gone near a wig to style it as i fail at styling my own hair, let alone synthetic stuff. But i really wanted to make this costume myself so got stuck in with it and i can safely say it is possibly one of the hardest things i've ever done, but i was so proud of the results :D

I will definately be rewearing this outfit at the May Expo with possibly a few modifications to it. I'd also love to make an Arco plushie to carry around with me ^_^

Comments

HatsuneHawke posted on 10 March, 2011 - 00:40
Secret cosplay too O= hee hee ^_^ Cant wait to find out what it is! Love secret cosplays!

Archer posted on 10 March, 2011 - 14:32
Secret Cosplays are awesome ^_^ Hoping to have some progress shots up soon ^_^

Carlarama posted on 16 March, 2011 - 01:09
is this what i think it is??? ;D

Archer posted on 17 March, 2011 - 13:49
If what you're thinking means me carrying a huge effing bow around with me all day then yes.....it is lol ^_^

phalor posted on 4 April, 2011 - 23:06
You looked absolutely gorgeous as Viola; I was so impressed. :)

White Tigress posted on 4 April, 2011 - 23:17
Beautiful costume! Was lovely talking to you backstage before the masq :)

cowiee posted on 4 April, 2011 - 23:51
OMG! Yessss, amazing! :D

WarpFly posted on 5 April, 2011 - 05:18
OH MY GOSH! Viola is da bomb, girl you perfect!

j_mercuryuk posted on 5 April, 2011 - 08:34
Woo! Viola! This cosplay looked so awesome!

Sasashie posted on 5 April, 2011 - 16:38
love love love ^^

Limegreenjelly posted on 5 April, 2011 - 19:45
YAY! more eternal sonata love ^^

Sasashie posted on 10 April, 2011 - 22:17
this is an epic cosplay hun xx

Archer posted on 14 April, 2011 - 14:57
Thank you :D I'll hopefully be rewearing it at expo ^_^

SlimDefinition posted on 1 July, 2011 - 17:46
Brilliant!

Puppykitten14 posted on 28 November, 2011 - 14:30
This whole outfit is amazing, but you made the bow yourself too?! Wow, im so jelous of you right now, i wish i could make props. :D Also the wig looks perfect. :3