Seras Victoria (Manga, Vol. 7: Blood-Soaked Rage) - Hellsing

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Minamicon 14 (2008)

"Family planning" Award at minami 08, Best skit at London Expo May 08



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All of this was made by me. We got into a local newspaper with the costume, and the people there misquoted us and said that Matt had made the gun (because he looks MALE and therefore is the only one that can saw wood.) so I just want to confirm that before moving on. GUH sorry, I hate it when I don't get credit for my hard work.

ANYWAY

I'm wearing fake boobs for this one because Seras has huge tits, and I wanted the costume to be accurate as possible, so I could then do my own slight take on it. I'm also wearing a corset because she has a TINY waist compared to her chest, so I think I'm the most accurate bodywise seras out there.

The costume itself is based on the later part of the manga, and is red because she gets covered in blood. I did try to spray it with fake blood for better effect, but the stuff refused to stick to it. The jacket/thing I all made myself and had to have the pattern made by scratch because boobs like that don't exist. I prefer making my own patterns anyway, because at least then they make sense.

The most annoying bit on the jacket was getting the poppers done because they had to be hammered in place. And during the making I kinda hit my thumb with a hammer really hard and couldn't use it for a couple of days. :(

The skirt is annoying, rides up and is too short. But accurate.

The stockings were cut from a pair of leggings, and then sewn onto tights to keep them up all day.

I'm also wearing a pair of pants which say "Alucard was here" under the skirt, which I've shown to about 1000 people during the course of the Sperm of Hellsing skit. Good times, Good times.

The gun is made of plummin' bits and mount board, and was the most expensive part of the costume (who knew pipes could be so much!?). There's also a cheap kids gun in there along with various other things to make it look gun like. There was a kick stand but we broke it taking the gun around on the tube at london Expo. More :(

That isn't my real hair- it's actually a wig. For some reason everyone seems to think it's real :/. I don't know if you can see in the photos, but I'm wearing contacts and fangs too. The fangs are glued in with false teeth stuff used by old people, and their brand is "scarecrow". These teeth are awesome, and really make the costume.

Guh, I think I'm done now. This was my first cosplay costume that I got to wear, so I'm pretty damn proud of it. Even if it smells like convention now.

-Tab

Comments

Uni posted on 26 September, 2008 - 09:12
I adore this cosplay! Everything about it is fantastic!

Uber-Nerd posted on 26 September, 2008 - 09:31
Thank you so much! -Tab

Neko-Chan posted on 4 October, 2008 - 16:33
zomfg. best seras EVARRR :3 i saw your skit to on Youtube, i love teh pantz. xD!! how on earth did you get everything so acurate?!

Uber-Nerd posted on 7 October, 2008 - 18:22
Um, it's all made by me? And I've got the manga, so I stared at it for ages, and then had to guess a lot of it because he keeps changing how the uniform is actually made XD. I think I pay a HUGE amount of attention to the detail of a costume. Like I never ignore bits on a costume that I don't quite get, and I get LOTS of reference. I also never base stuff on previous cosplays, because while you can get good ideas from other people, going back to the source is always best. -Tab

Leadmill posted on 8 November, 2008 - 00:16
A really great Seras!

sjbonnar posted on 8 November, 2008 - 11:33
Ah! You were from the Sperm of Hellsing skit! That was really funny and your costume was fantastic! I wish we'd gotten some shots together!

Fez posted on 22 December, 2008 - 22:35
Baha, it's you! Still totally in love with this costume- first one I met you in ;D

RanmaSyaoran posted on 5 January, 2009 - 18:46
Ooo~ THE ARM! <3

Uber-Nerd posted on 13 January, 2009 - 00:34
I loves me arm! It's actually slightly squishy too! -Tab