Falk U. Rogner (Amaterasu's Coronation) - Five Star Stories


London MCM Expo May 2012

Eurocosplay qualifier 2012


This was my initial ECG 2012 costume that I wasn't quite well enough to finish and decided to then build upon for London Expo. All those amazing European FSS cosplayers just put me to shame XD

This outfit has so much satin stitch appliqué, I can't even imagine how many hours I've spent in front of my machine =^=

Base outfit is the pilot suit, which is a tailored jacket with appliqué trim, applique front/sleeve/back detailing, high waisted trousers with appliquéd panels, and then gloves/chaps with more appliqué. All cotton.

First over layer is the kimono, which is cotton lined with silk satin, with embossed silk trim, and resin cast gems for detailing, and appliqué on the back.

Second over layer is the cloak, which is proving to be a nightmare to pattern, given the hard upper shape and sprawled lower shape.

The flag is all natural silk, appliquéd in layers, and has had about 100 hours so far...

theKillingDoll posted on 30 May, 2012 - 17:12
Well I'll be the first to congratulate you on your euro place. There is some nice detailing on this and I loved the work on the flag. Well done.

Leolarua posted on 30 May, 2012 - 21:44
Congratulations! So well deserved.

CrystalNeko posted on 30 May, 2012 - 21:54
The detailing in this costume is just insane! A truly well deserved win for the UK EuroCos representative! You're going to be amazing in the finals :)

Exelia posted on 30 May, 2012 - 22:09
This is such a wonderful costume and placing for EuroCosplay was so well deserved! I loved seeing all of the details up close - all the time and dedication definately paid off. Best of luck in the finals~!

Sephirayne posted on 30 May, 2012 - 22:10
Brilliant costume. Great detail. Well done on placing for Eurocosplay ^^

madmazda86 posted on 31 May, 2012 - 09:22
Hey, was nice to meet you when you came to the cosplay desk to collect your prize ^^ I missed the actual masq because I was helping out backstage so I missed seeing your costume in full - it's nice to see the pictures! I like the way you've paid a lot of attention to what goes underneath his main outfit as well. Congrats on placing in the qualifier and look forward to seeing your Euro costume in October :)

Mighty Odango posted on 31 May, 2012 - 10:47
That flag was possibly THE most beautiful prop I have ever had the extreme pleasure to judge. Also jeez your applique was so precise. I'm very happy with our choice :)

Emzone posted on 31 May, 2012 - 18:14
Needs more comments So so so pro

No thanks posted on 1 June, 2012 - 03:44

Plasticsharkattack posted on 1 June, 2012 - 08:55
So, so, so amazing - well done!

Manticore Arts posted on 1 June, 2012 - 10:17
This was sublime to watch Ben, and you said you needed help with the sword work, listen I can help you clean up most of the performance later if you want- otherwise : you did a BLOODY MARVELOUS JOB! Well done!

Nomes posted on 4 June, 2012 - 12:27
Amazing. And the performance was so well timed.

Starbucks dad posted on 4 June, 2012 - 20:41
Just a quick note to say well done. :)

RanmaSyaoran posted on 7 June, 2012 - 19:47
I said it at the event and I'll say it again; really nice tailoring skill and work on this, it's a shame I couldn't see more of it!

Alex4Manga posted on 9 June, 2012 - 12:54
Amazing costume! Well done! ^______^

FlowerAssassin posted on 20 June, 2012 - 05:42
You looked amazing as always~ I bow to your amazing skills~ <3 <3 Keep up the amazing work, I know you will xD

1st February 2012


This is just... so. slow. All natural silk (about £120 worth) appliquéd in layers, bit by bit by bit. Since it's silk, I have to interface it all for it to be sturdy enough to appliqué, and even then it pulls on edges and corners pretty annoyingly at times.

1st February 2012

Gloves of dooooom.

I really truly hate making gloves. I can't hand sew at all so I altered the pattern to machine sew it. The silver panel is silk, which is satin stitch appliquéd, and press fasteners to attach the gloves to the jacket. The bottom picture is the chaps, which in comparison were wonderfully easy... XD

1st February 2012

Pilot suit progress!

This is a quick overview of the pilot suit. The jacket is 3\4 sleeve tailored jacket [loved the back panels so much] which front/back/trim appliqué. I wasn't happy with the way the FEMC turned out and found another reference picture with more detail where it's covered by an honours panel so going with that. The trousers are just a normal pair of trousers with an extended waistband which will popper up in a mock corset fashion.

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