Raphael Sorel (First player version from Soulcalibur 2) - Soulcalibur


I've really wanted to do a Soulcalibur costume for years but couldn't decide. Finally decided on Raphael. I can put my fencing training to good use for the poses *yay*.

I have also decided on finally wearing a wig for the first time in years. I have it it just needs styling.

Most of the fabric will be from my stock.

The sword will be made for a plastic base with a craft foam outer.

*Update 12-06-09*
Finished Jacket and shirt.

Shirt was made from light cotton red and black. Made from a pattern I created. Eyeletts were added to the collar and sleeves ready for the crest and laces.

Jacket was made from black/blue taffata, black cotton lining and black dress velvet. Pattern was created by me. The taffata was lined with the lining and then the applique was applied by hand (as heat and bond would of damaged the velvet) before being edged by machine.

*Ayacon 09*

Raphael had an fab time being part of the Soulcalibur group. Comfy costume to wear except the wig. Although pretty much complete I'll be added the gloves at a later date.

Anonymous posted on 6 January, 2009 - 14:23
Will be good to see it! I'll be Ivy/Voldo on the sunday at minami, so see you there! Tab

Sephirayne posted on 7 January, 2009 - 23:24
Fab. I was originally going to wear my Raphael on fri but I might change it to Sun so I can get photos with you guys.

Anonymous posted on 21 January, 2009 - 18:20
I've now got a SC plan- On friday I shall wear Voldo because it's comfortable. I'll be wearing Ivy at the maids cafe (which I hope shall bring hilarity). Our nightmare's a pile of broken cardboard at the moment, so unfortunately it won't be appearing at minami. I think I can pester him to be yoshimitsu and Timber to be Kilik. -Tab

Sephirayne posted on 21 January, 2009 - 18:32
Sounds fab. Can't wait to see everyone. Shame about Nightmare.

Anonymous posted on 12 June, 2009 - 21:32
is is looking absoloutely gorgeous so far! Loving the decoration on the back, so well made! X3 Cant wait to see more progress~

Sephirayne posted on 12 June, 2009 - 21:34
Thanks ever so much, hun XXX The sword is being done next.

BladeyCakes posted on 12 June, 2009 - 21:45
Wow 8D its looking great so far!

Feather-to-Earth posted on 12 June, 2009 - 21:59
Awesomeness!!!!! This looks sooooo good >_< *love for SC II*

KhaosKreator posted on 13 June, 2009 - 00:09
The back is amazing. I'm going to run up to you at aya and ooh and ahh over it. Mmm... applique.

AmethystEyes posted on 21 June, 2009 - 21:41
The coat is so beautiful and shiny! :D

nanahara posted on 11 August, 2009 - 08:29
progress is looking great ^^

Ilpala posted on 11 August, 2009 - 08:32

Defrain posted on 12 August, 2009 - 06:52
looking good

Uni posted on 12 August, 2009 - 08:17
Nice work! The Sword details are beautiful! <3

sonia_leong posted on 18 August, 2009 - 13:29
I want to make love to your sword on your gorgeous applique jacket ♥

Amy-Lou posted on 19 August, 2009 - 14:50
Beautiful costume. I loved the design on the back of the jacket, very lush!

Anonymous posted on 20 August, 2009 - 02:47
Raphael is now my favourite SC character thanks to you. XD You look gorgeous and the costume is so well made~ The sword is lovely and detailed~ *Just cant get over how handsome you look in it* @_@

Ranma1-2 posted on 20 August, 2009 - 11:42
Nice cosplay, Sephy. I was surprised you went with the wig this time, as you said was the only uncomfortable thing, and you usually have that great stand up fringe going with your real hair... But it did make you look quite different and cosplay is great for trying different looks.

Sephirayne posted on 20 August, 2009 - 19:28
Thanks ever so much. @Demented Kid. Awww, thankies. *blushes* @Ranma1-2. It took alot to get all my hair under the wig. I had to wet it and then stick it into a wig cap. It made it very unconfortable. I can never get wigs to sit right 'cos of my high hair line. I was lucky that this was a high quality wig that I got cheap. So it behaved itself. I loved Raphael just didn't want to cut my hair for him. Lol!

DarkElf posted on 21 August, 2009 - 20:44
I loved this costume so much. You did an amazing job on it and you pulled off his mannerisms and poses brilliantly <3

Storme posted on 7 January, 2011 - 13:31
This is awesome - such great poses for it too!

Sephirayne posted on 9 January, 2011 - 19:12
Thank you both ever so much. @Storme, I had done fencing before so it helped for posing ;)

12th August 2009

Sword nearly complete

Due to the delay with having to shrink the breeches I ended up rushing the sword. I decided with all my recent ill health to not make the sword from scratch but to build apon a base. Found a cheap toy sword in my random prop box. Removed hilt and handle. Found a better handle. Glued that to the blade. Then built up the hilt using wonderflex. I decided to keep it quite thin that way its still has some flex to it to keep it con safe. I then decorated it using craft foam. All was then sealed with pva glue. Then finished with acrylic paint. Tomorrow I'll be doing the final varish.

11th August 2009


Well, managed to finish the breeches. They took a bit longer to do than I hoped. Mainly because I forgot I have no hips or bum so i had to take out loads at the back. I also had forgotten how fiddly it was to do proper breeches. Still they are done and I'm quite happy with them except they are still slightly too big. As the fabric has no give thats not a prob.

1st June 2009

Jacket and shirt complete

Have finished both jacket abd shirt. Shirt went together really quickly. Jacket, however, took much longer as I stupidally chose dress velvet for all the applique. So it kept moving as I was attaching it. I couldn't attach it with heat as it would ruin the fabric so I had to do it by hand and then machine around the edges. It took a while but i'm so pleased with the result. Now to find my brother's camera so I can pose piccies. Sword hopefully will be started soon.

21st January 2009

Starting sewing

Started on both the jacket and the top today. Both are being made from fabric from stock so that I can keep the budget low. I originally choice this version of Raphael so I can have a simple costume to wear at the same event as complex artbook Trinity Blood costumes. I was a bit wrong! The jacket has more detail than I thought. It includes applique on the back. Bummer. Oh well! Did come to a slight halt when I ran out of eyeletts for the sleeves. So while I wait before I get more I'll start work on the armour pieces. Of which there is only three small pieces.

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