Dilandau
The Vision of Escaflowne

Cosplayer: Freyarule

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

8th August 2012: COMPLETED Thank fuck

4th August 2012: Gloves Made from stretch leather, and the red parts are craft foam covered in red stretch leather. They are hard as hell to put on and move my fingers in but they look good and I can still hold a sword, so yaaaaaay

19th July 2012: Also I've started the headband thingy, moulded it in shape just need to attach some wire into it (EVA foam) so it will keep it's shape definitely when PVAing and painting it! Got the purple gem for it all ready!

19th July 2012: Start of shoulder armour as of yesterday This was the beginning, cardboard base stuck over saucepans the right width to keep in shape as I added expanding foam over them. They are currently still covered in foam curing and the next time I'm free for cosplay I will be attacking them with a craft knife and sandpaper!

If for some reason it does pearshaped my back up plan is to use upholstery foam to build up the layers.


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Captain_Marvelous - 26th November 2011
YES 1000 TIMES YES!

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Amy-Lou - 27th November 2011
Fantastic choice, will be great to see some Escaflowne again :D

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DefineImagineMJ - 27th November 2011
Can't wait for this! Brilliant. I'm hoping you can put on the maniac act! XD

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Freyarule - 28th November 2011
Thanks everyone! I hope I do a good job!

@SlimDefinition: I will be practising the manic laughter very hard in preparation ;)

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HatsuneHawke - 18th January 2012
ha ha! you crazy bean =D Love you for wanting to do this <3

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Freyarule - 21st January 2012
Bwaahahah! I'm gonna have so much fun it'll be criminal XD

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LittleRecordGirl - 20th February 2012
Cannot wait to see photos!~

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WhiteWraith - 2nd May 2012
Can't wait to see this!

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Freyarule - 3rd May 2012
Thanks guys :D

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k4tt - 1st August 2012
Awesome work on the shoulders! ^__^

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neko_riddles - 12th August 2012
I'm just upset I never go to see this in action T_T

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gaming_goddess - 27th August 2012
This is so amazing - must of taken forever to make :)

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Freyarule - 27th August 2012
Surprisingly it took me about 3 weeks to get everything done :) It was pretty tough and there were times I wanted to give up and try again later but I didn't want to let everyone down XD

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Amy-Lou - 27th August 2012
Aaah, Dilandau! The photos look great, well done for sticking with it. Will keep an eye out at Expo :)

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Lady Bahamut - 27th August 2012
This looks amazing! See? You need not have worried like you did after all! I'm proud of you! :D

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Freyarule - 27th August 2012
Amy: Thank you! I'm glad you like it :D

Gemma: OH STAHP IT YOOOU <3

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HatsuneHawke - 28th August 2012
definitely one of your best cosplays by far =) cant wait to see it myself, oh and you know what, fabric choices were spot on in the end <3

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Freyarule - 31st August 2012
Aww you think so >w< yeah I agree, one of my favourites definitely. Glad you like the fabric choices! Pleather made a lovely effect but it is tricky to work and a sauna to wear lmao!!

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CrystalNeko - 3rd September 2012
All that stress and being cooked in the costume was well worth it! You looked great as DillyDallyShillyShally :D
We forgot to have a Melzi for dinner when you were well cooked though, damn! ;P

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Freyarule - 3rd September 2012
Pahaha sorry, I would have been a bit too much on the fatty side XDDDD

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Monkey - 16th November 2012
Love this outfit sooo much <3

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Freyarule - 16th November 2012
<3 thank you my dear :)

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PinkCharlieBear - 26th November 2012
Mel this is so badass! You look wicked! :D

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Freyarule - 26th November 2012
>///< thank you my dearie!

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Kei Lin Sama - 10th February 2013
Saw you on stage at Hyper Japan. You were awesome!

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Freyarule - 11th February 2013
Thank you! :D It was nice talking to you <3

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Siouxsie James - 23rd June 2013
Oh I remember this! Great costume!

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Freyarule - 23rd June 2013
Thank you! ^///^

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InfiniteJester - 20th December 2014
You make a great Dilandau!