Costume :Caterina
Variant :Rozenkreuzen Ordern (RKO)
Source :Trinity Blood
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AmeCon 2008

Costume Photos

A picture of distrust

Caterina Sforza

Hidden Depths

Iron Butterfly


Costume Information

Cost : £180
Awards : Best Made Costume - Amecon 2008
Time Taken : 120 +

An Unusual costume choice for me, Many people didn't recognise me in this one! HAHAHAHa

Gosh, This costume ended up being alot harder than I first anticipated.

All of the Motifs and badges were embriodered by hand using applique and a technique called couching. you lay a layer of threads down and stitch around them to secure them.

I used a vogue pattern for the jacket and an old fishtail skirt pattern for the Skirt. The jacket is fully lined and interlined! This makes it a very warm costume to wear!! I had to alter the pattern alot for the jacket, adding an extra panel in to achieve the square fronted look.

I Probably used around 3 different sizes of handmade silver bias on this costume, Alot of which had to be finished by hand which took a long time. But in reality edging a jacket with bais saves time, since you don't have to turn the whole thing inside out!

I also make a custom corset to wear under the jacket, which can just be seen the the photo! This gave a nice foundation to the costume and it also meant that I could take the jacket of and have something interesting underneath!

The hat foundation was made from buckram and I used millary netting for the details!

My Uncle kindly made me a Monocle and silver cross to go with the costume out of aluminum.

The wig, well, was a nightmare. It was my greatest wig challenge yet. I bought Too misty wigs from cosworx and some slightly darker wefted extensions. Once wig was canabalised for wefts. I parted the wig first, then I made two doughnuts using wadding and polystyrene shapes. I covered these with the darker extenstions and some lighter extensions taken from my old chii wig. All secured with HOTGLUE LOL!
The giant curls of doom!!! Argh, These where made by wrapping wadding around a poster tube. I glued boning around the tube to give it shape. I then Covered it will more darker extenstion and sewed to tubes into the base of the wig. The rest of the wig hair was wrapped around the tubed and secured with hairspray and hot Glue!
I styled the fringe with hairspray!


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it was great to finally to get to know you i loved this costume congrats on your prize btw aswell

by Defrain on Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 19:44
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you look awsome in this cosplay, brilliant work on this

by nanahara on Sunday, 17 August, 2008 - 17:27
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Stunning! (as ever). I love the attention to detail, your crazy wig, little hat, the tailoring, pristine bias tape…it’s all perfect! Overall, it’s a darned stylish design that you pulled off beautifully, congrats!

by Angelphie on Sunday, 17 August, 2008 - 17:28
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o wow, i did not know you made all the embellishments too! excellent work! As Angelphie have a great attention for detail, keep it up! :3

by Uni on Sunday, 17 August, 2008 - 19:49
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I was amazed when you told me you hand embroided everything! XD how do you go through with the pain lol

and i am shocked and very impressed that you actually made that wig!!! i sure hope that i get to see you in this costume again sometime!

by Kaka Extreme on Thursday, 25 September, 2008 - 19:04

Simply amazing. A fully hand embroidered RosenKreuz uniform deserves the best made award!

by Jeff_Kamiki_Jurai on Tuesday, 21 October, 2008 - 01:15
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Ah, found you!!! *fangirl spuffing* Your RCO Caterina was completely and utterly convincing, your sewing skills are EPIC. Absolutely loved you at AmeCon (sorry for mistaking you for Helga, I have the canon book now so I won't be making that mistake anytime soon, hehe). I hope to see this outfit again in future!

by sonia_leong on Tuesday, 4 November, 2008 - 14:12
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I loved seeing this in person, it was amazing!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 7 January, 2009 - 23:05
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*Totally spazzes out at new photos* Great pictures! Looking fantastic!

by Uni on Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 00:03
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Cain is loving the new pic. Is so proud of the costume and the attention to detail.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 00:21
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This here is just too good! UNBELIEVABLE! LOVE IT!

by Prince Zarbon on Saturday, 10 January, 2009 - 07:39
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This here is just too good! UNBELIEVABLE! LOVE IT!

by Prince Zarbon on Saturday, 10 January, 2009 - 07:39

beautiful costume, and gorgeous pictures.

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 14:54
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Lovely cosplay! God, Lex you're always so good at wigs!

by kiichan on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 16:20
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That looks lovely

by 1000014 on Thursday, 4 June, 2009 - 20:11
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Such and epic Cosplay! Wish I could have seen it in person!

by Frederica la Noir on Wednesday, 16 June, 2010 - 14:29