Colette Brunel (Default) - Tales of Symphonia


I love Colette a lot! And this is the year I finally cosplay her. I can't bear to see her at the bottom of my 'planned' list any longer!

Hopefully for ToS groups at May Expo and Kitacon!

What a learning curve! I'm really glad I didn't attempt this any earlier because it was so deceptively complex! Exelia was really kind and showed me her pattern so I could get an idea for the different shapes. It was so helpful <3

I chose a pale blue cotton because in the Gamecube version and on the statues, her dress is definitely not stark white but has a blueish tinge to it to me. I chose a dark cloud blue for the details and lining. I cut the lining much wider than the dress to do the contrast edges, because screw bias binding!

Again, thanks to Exelia for her pattern, it helped me so much working out the shapes. Like the dress, I cut the lining bigger and folded it around the edges for the borders. It was my first time using proper interfacing for more than just a collar, and I'm hooked (I usually just use an extra layer of fabric)! It attaches to the front of the dress and has a hook and eye

Bought some £6 boots off eBay and covered them in jersey. The blue doesn't quite match...

Cruxis crystal:
More detailed explanation in my journal, but it's a foam base covered in worbla. The gemstone is 'translucent' clay, and is attached to the choker with milliput.

I bought two frisbees from Wilkinson's and painted them with some thick enamel gold paint designed for heavy wear and tear. I just hope it doesn't rub off on my hands on the day!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 16 January, 2009 - 13:16
Awesome, I have a kratos one planned for the near future ^^

KiraraYumi posted on 21 February, 2011 - 01:44
N'aww, didn't see that you had Colette planned! I didn't find her annoying, she's a favorite! <3 Can't wait to see this, you'll suit her!^^

InfiniteJester posted on 29 January, 2015 - 00:31
Can't wait to see this!

WhiteWraith posted on 29 January, 2015 - 13:48
You're going to make such a cute Colette :3

InfiniteJester posted on 19 May, 2015 - 20:38
This looks brilliant!

Siouxsie James posted on 8 August, 2015 - 07:49
This costume is great and I really love the photos. Another amazing cosplay Lou!!

Mungojerrie posted on 8 August, 2015 - 16:41
So glad we finally got to cosplay ToS together! 8D

Overshirt thingy?
Cruxis crystal
Leggings - Buy

Total cost: £0.00

10th May 2015

Nearly there!

Quick shot of the dress/overshirt together! I'm pretty proud of getting through this bias binding hell haha Going to give this one heck of an iron once all the detail is stitched in place...

10th May 2015

Cruxis crystal 2

It still looks like a frog! I finally got around to covering the base in worbla today and I'm happy with how it turned out. My inexperience with the material kind of shows, especially in the loss of detail in the shape, but for my second attempt at the stuff, I didn't do THAT badly! Maybe when I've improved, I'll try again c: Sadly the plain choker went well, but isn;t as flexible as I'd hoped (its a bit too tight when I fasten it). So I sulked for a bit, then decided to try covering it in some spare gold bias binding I had (the lengths were too short for Estelle but just long enough for this), and added a bit of extra length at the ends. I've attached a hook and eye to the ends and it works! it's now just tight enough to stay in place without choking me c: Going to play with some translucent clay for the gem!

5th May 2015


After much frustration, they're 99% done! I bought a pair of cheap boots off of eBay (left image), and started off by cutting them down a little and covering them in cotton jersey. I'm used to covering awkward shoes in this way, but I had so much trouble trying to sew around the soles! In the end, I just could NOT get a needle through the boots, so I had to resort to my hella superglue. A test walk around my house (including stairs and various flooring) went well, nothing came unstuck, but I still don't trust it... The 'cuffs' are the same cotton as the dress, with bias binding and the little 'tabs' made from blue cotton. All I need is some buttons now! I'm pretty happy with the result (right image) as long as the glue holds!

20th April 2015

Cruxis crystal 1

The base choker is done! I made about 6 paper templates until I had one I was happy with, then I made the base choker out of craft foam. I have all the worbla pieces cut and ready, but I think I'm going to wait until I've made the gem before I do that! In the very least I may need some help shaping it around my neck... I have a few gem ideas lined up to try out, and plenty of time to try them out before Expo! IT LOOKS LIKE A FROG

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