Maria Traydor - Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time




I love SO3. And I love this character. She has a gun and kicks people or bosses them around.
Eventually decided to make this costume for London MCM expo, and just about finished it in time.
The top half has been the trickiest so far. She's got what looks like a series of black plate armour pieces, forming an almost-breastplate. I struggled with this for so long that I took a 6-month break from making the costume, but the upcoming expo gave me a new reson to make it. Finally made the breastplate with foam sheet covered in fabric - the fabric sewed on. I had to use a pattern, which I altered, to make the jacket. The belt was more fabric-covered-foam, and the butt-cape and everything else was quite easy. I lost one of the gloves I was going to use so had to make new gloves with only like a few days left. I hate making gloves - luckilly they were fingerless.
The gun is possibly my favorite part, though I needed a fair bit of help from my father. Plus I had to clip it into the holster to keep it in place (it's totally horizontal >_<)
I gave in and bought a wig about a week before expo, buti t was great fun getting to wander around with blue hair and not having to bleach then dye it, so it was worth it.

If I ever get round to improving this one, I'll have to re-paint the trigger guard (paint doesn't work well with polymorph), make better gloves and style the wig. Plus make boot coveres - I just used trainers.

Had great fun wearing this to expo, but I don't think many people recognised me ;_;. Oh well ^_^


Brinny-Chan posted on 20 November, 2008 - 16:00
Yay! Finally you put pics up!... Well just one so far but still! *ehem* photo credit: Brinny-Chan hahaha XDXD This was an awesome cosplay mon frere!

RanmaSyaoran posted on 8 January, 2009 - 10:48
O_O MARIA~~~~~~~~~~~~~! How did you do that corste thingie?!? /Has played over 300+ hours on SO3 XD I've GOT to do Luther!

Zelvyne posted on 9 January, 2009 - 16:17
Thanks for the comments, both ^_^ RanmaSyaoran: Any of the tricky-looking bits are actually just 'funky foam' (the foam sheets) with fabric sewed on =p It's great as long as it only has to support itself ^_^ And yes, you must cosplay Luther! That'd be so cool! I know he's hardly prominent in the game, but I love Luther. Good luck if you decide to make that costume ^_^

J-Po posted on 3 April, 2012 - 21:40

Yasmia posted on 7 March, 2013 - 11:47
This is the first Maria cosplay I've seen. You did a really good job!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 7 March, 2013 - 11:48
This is EPIC i LOVEEEE star ocean!!!!