Rath Illuser (Armoured) - Dragon Knights

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Ayacon 2011



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Rath is a cosplay I have wanted to do for almost 8 or 9 years now, always saying I would attempt it when I was more proficient at costumes.
I like to think I'm now at a stage to attempt to do Mineko Ohkami's beautiful artwork justice!

The characters have SO many gorgeous outfits through out the series and in all the accompanying artwork that it's almost impossible to choose one to make and wear. I will no doubt end up doing some more of Rath's at a later date, along with a lot of the other characters.

I'm going to partially design my own outfit for this costume, using several different pieces of work for reference and inspiration. As well as the two on the photos page, there are a lot of references to the actual armour the Dragon knights wear in the manga itself. I intend to do something very similar to these different pieces, and go for a sort of ceremonial armour style...with of course some kind of EPIC CLOAK OF AMAZING! mostly just because I want one.

Lastly there is the question of the hair colour, one thing I find with Mineko Ohkami's work is that she likes to change the colours of her characters her in different pieces of artwork, Rath is mostly seen with either red, purple or black hair, with a small tuft of a different colour in the fringe. I've decided to go with a red wig and white tuft as I like this combination, though I am open to Black with a red tuft if I can work that better.

Anyways...EEE! soooo excited to finally do this! SUCH an amazing series, the plot, the characters, the artwork are all so incredibly fantastic!

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Sephirayne posted on 14 June, 2011 - 14:31
Ah, now I remember it. Not seen much of it through. But Yay! for retro cosplays. If I wasn't booked up I would totally do the blond character ;).

Amy-Lou posted on 14 June, 2011 - 15:31
Very excited for Dragon Knights at Aya!

Amy-Lou posted on 26 August, 2011 - 15:28
Put your photos up! You guys were great and totally in character at the masquerade XD

kirokitsune posted on 27 August, 2011 - 01:00
XD Thank you! had so much fun as Rath (mostly with the cloak, felt so epic and swooshy!) will put up photos once show is done!

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