Costume :Abel Nightroad
Variant :Manga / Artbook ROM arc
Source :Trinity Blood
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Grand Cosplay Ball 2008

Costume Photos

Underneath the cape!!

Collage MinamiCon 15, Mar 2009 (artbook ver)

Even his eyelashes are silver...

Abel takes aim! Fear him! XD (artbook ver)

References - Manga / Reborn on Mars arc

Abel adjusts his glasses (artbook ver)

Antonio and Abel at the Ball (artbook ver)

London Expo Oct 2008 - Portrait (manga ver)

Close up of accessories


Costume Information

Cost : Oh god, £200 ish?
Time Taken : 60+ hours?

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.


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by ryaoki on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 14:24
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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! *__*

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 14:49
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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

by sonia_leong on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 14:59
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by Uni on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 15:27
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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?

by drowned_panda on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 15:54
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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 (that address handles large attachments better than my usual email).

by sonia_leong on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 16:47
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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!

by Kaka Extreme on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 20:52
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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

by Mimi8D on Friday, 31 October, 2008 - 20:44
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I've just atarted watching Trinity Blood and I love it- and I love your costume too!! You look delicious! >_

by Komapsunida on Saturday, 1 November, 2008 - 20:14
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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! ^^

by Monkey on Saturday, 1 November, 2008 - 22:31
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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

by Freyarule on Monday, 3 November, 2008 - 19:23
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That would be awesome! I'll definately make sure to look out for you in May :D

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 4 November, 2008 - 11:48
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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.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 5 November, 2008 - 21:35
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This costume = still made of epic <3

by Fez on Monday, 22 December, 2008 - 23:21
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Really nice ^.^ you would make a great integra hellsing ^.^

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 23 February, 2009 - 13:13

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 ^___^

by Missytetra on Monday, 2 March, 2009 - 16:48
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Love the new photo. I still adore your Abel. I look forward to seeing it again. XX

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 3 March, 2009 - 05:13

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 ^^

by goodbyeworld on Friday, 6 March, 2009 - 17:55
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by PKNIVES on Thursday, 2 April, 2009 - 14:08
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What an amazing costume!! You look fantastic in this ! x

by Littlerascal92 on Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 22:40
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This costume is incredible, you look amazing!

by White Leviathan on Thursday, 9 April, 2009 - 19:44
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This costume is made of awesome! You look fantastic!
The detail is amazing i am in total awe. ^-^

by Keekal on Thursday, 30 April, 2009 - 00:30
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You make an amazing Abel! <3

by Mangafan2000 on Tuesday, 9 June, 2009 - 17:23