Lia De Beaumonte (Manga Version Battle Dress) - Le Chevalier D'Eon

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~Death to all wicked poets~

I absolutely adore the Le Chevelier D`eon manga series and when I first opened the pages of the first volume and saw Lia in her battle dress I was blown away and knew right then
and there that I had to make the costume for myself!

As complicated as this dress looks it actually was not too hard to make. I borrowed a dress pattern for Elizabeth Swan from Pirates Of The Carribean and simply altered the
sleeves and the skirt to look like Lia`s. (the liz dress did not have bell sleeves or lace layers)

I made this entire dress from blue velveteen and did all the gold filigree by fabric paint and wall stencils found in the interior design section of Jo`Ann fabrics. Total I think I used
about 8 yards of velvet and another 6 yards of satin for the underskirt and then for the ruffled parts used another 4 yards of filigreed bridal satin. A 4 ring hoop skirt was required
underneath to support all the fabric layers.

For the bonnet I hot glued pre-gathered blue and white trim to a wire frame bridal headband meant to be used for a veil. The red flower on the side was something I had in my
stash.

The sword was a styro foam egg layered with gloss sealer, filigreed with fabric paint and hot glue then blasted with spray paint. The handle inside and the blade are wood. I wish I
could make the sword better but I am terrible at props making so I don`t invest much time into them =(

So far this has been the most loyal costume for me as I have worn it on several occasions and have brought it to many conventions. Its a cosplay that I plan to keep in my inventory
for a very long time and continue to use it. Hopefully someday I can get my hubby to cosplay D`eon for me and be my counterpart.

Comments

Manjou posted on 1 June, 2011 - 10:38
Look awesome, great to see more D'Eon cosplay ^_^

j_mercuryuk posted on 1 June, 2011 - 11:59
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! L'chevalier D'Eon cosplay!!! I love this dress, I adore the design on the covers and you've pulled it off beautifully. It looks amazing, the skirt is full, the material looks great and I love the lace up fornt. I just love this cosplay!

Arianna posted on 1 June, 2011 - 13:11
that looks awesome!!! i really want to cosplay Durand! but haven't gotten around to it.

CelestialShadow19 posted on 1 June, 2011 - 15:13
Thanks everyone for the comments! I really love this series too and like you, I wish i could see more cosplay from it because there are sooooo many good characters from this. Arianna, DO IT! I love Durand =D

sjbonnar posted on 28 June, 2011 - 15:08
Completely beautiful work O_O Really well done!

WhiteWraith posted on 5 November, 2014 - 09:48
Such a gorgeous cosplay :)