Abel Nightroad (Manga / Artbook ROM arc) - Trinity Blood




The base robe and cape was bought I must admit (I was too busy to make up the entire thing myself!) but the stole/scarf, all the accessories, arrow clips, dog collar, rosaries, armour, armband, ear cuff/spectacle chain, gloves, extra hemming, eyelets etc. etc. was made or customised by me. Fixings are mostly Fimo, but the shoulder guard was hammered out of copper. Belts, combat boots, and replica gun were very cleverly sourced from various locations, ohohoho. The hair is my own, it's actually bum length XD but sprayed silver.

I hadn't cosplayed in seven years, so this really was such a buzz for me. I think I may just get back into again.... so long as I have the spare time to work on such finicky outfits XD

I chose Abel because I'm pretty tall for a girl, my hairstyle can be styled the same, I actually wear earcuff/spectacle chains almost all the time, and I have a pair of rounded gold rimmed glasses with the kink in middle... it would have been a crime not to!

I learnt a lot from this cosplay, as I hadn't really done anything on this scale before T_T;; It was also quite fragile, I need to strengthen it a little before I take it out to the next couple of events.


ryaoki posted on 30 October, 2008 - 13:24

CrystalNeko posted on 30 October, 2008 - 13:49
Ahhh Sonia you were amazing!! It was great seeing you back in the cosplay scene, I had to double take when I saw you out of goth loli and in cosplay lol xD You were seriously amazing, the amount of detail in your costume was... wow! *__*

sonia_leong posted on 30 October, 2008 - 13:59
Wah, thank you very much you guys. *bows* Hehe, to be honest, I'm probably going to be a very slow cosplayer, I've unfortunately fallen in love with one of the hardest series to cosplay XD So I'll be sporadic at best

Uni posted on 30 October, 2008 - 14:27

drowned_panda posted on 30 October, 2008 - 14:54
May I just say this socplay was simply awesome. I've got a pic of it I can e-mail to you if you want?

sonia_leong posted on 30 October, 2008 - 15:47
Thank you so much!!! *bows* I've PMed you as well, but yeah, if anyone caught me, please email me any photos you have to leong.sonia@gmail.com (that address handles large attachments better than my usual email).

Kaka Extreme posted on 30 October, 2008 - 19:52
OMG!!! how did i miss this costume>?!?! this looks just amazing and i wish i was able to see it!!! TT^TT i am now sad lol i do hope you wear this again so time in the future! awesome job on the sculpting! you have inspired me!

Mimi8D posted on 31 October, 2008 - 19:44
OMG i thought i recognised you! :D I remember you were one of the judges at the Urbis in manchester judging the manga maniacs cosplay competition. I won 3rd place as Hikaru from ouran, and you sketched me your own style of Hikaru, i just wanted to say thank you sooooooooo much :D its now my most prized possesion on my wall. *Gives Sonia another rose ^_^* hope to see you again :D

Komapsunida posted on 1 November, 2008 - 19:14
I've just atarted watching Trinity Blood and I love it- and I love your costume too!! You look delicious! >_

Monkey posted on 1 November, 2008 - 21:31
It was great to see you again! (Met you at Alcon, hee~) You made such an epic Abel and the photos you guys did looked like so much fun! Love this cosplay and everything, you look epic. Hope to see you again! ^^

Freyarule posted on 3 November, 2008 - 18:23
Ack! I saw you at the Sweatdrop stall and didn't realise it was you!!! X_X I would have told you how much a fan I am of your work T_T

Freyarule posted on 4 November, 2008 - 10:48
That would be awesome! I'll definately make sure to look out for you in May :D

Sephirayne posted on 5 November, 2008 - 20:35
Awesome Abel costume. It was an honour to meet you fellow Abel. I see that you have decided to upgrade to the artbook. YAY! have fun with all the eyelettes. Mine are all going in as I type.

Fez posted on 22 December, 2008 - 22:21
This costume = still made of epic <3

Captain_Marvelous posted on 23 February, 2009 - 12:13
Really nice ^.^ you would make a great integra hellsing ^.^

Missytetra posted on 2 March, 2009 - 15:48
Looks absolutely fabulous, I must admit that I want to start making more solid pieces and I've always loved TB designs! You really pull of the outfit well, and even though I only met you for a short time at Thought Bubble (I was Zelda, though not my best costume), I think a lot of your own personality and aura seems to come through in this costume. Does that sound weird? It must be the spectacles ^___^

Sephirayne posted on 3 March, 2009 - 04:13
Love the new photo. I still adore your Abel. I look forward to seeing it again. XX

goodbyeworld posted on 6 March, 2009 - 16:55
Wow!! This is so amazingly done! *-* I'm the girl who spoke to you for ages at the arts fesitval last weekend. The one in black and white ^^

PKNIVES posted on 2 April, 2009 - 13:08

Littlerascal92 posted on 6 April, 2009 - 21:40
What an amazing costume!! You look fantastic in this ! x

White Leviathan posted on 9 April, 2009 - 18:44
This costume is incredible, you look amazing!

Keekal posted on 29 April, 2009 - 23:30
This costume is made of awesome! You look fantastic! The detail is amazing i am in total awe. ^-^

Mangafan2000 posted on 9 June, 2009 - 16:23
You make an amazing Abel! <3