Lina Inverse (Otome no inori) - Slayers




Been watching Slayers at the anime and manga society and been wanting to cosplay Lina but her costume was way beyond my skills at the time. As soon as I saw the 'Otome no inori' video my immediate reaction was that her costume there was cute and even simple enough for me to make.

If I am still intreasted in Slayers in a few years time then I might consider making her adventure outfit. I just dont wanna do anything else that is pink at the moment.

Status-retired, until I make her travelling outfit where hopefully Ill be getting a wig for. Might also remake parts of the costume too.


Sephirayne posted on 23 January, 2009 - 11:49
YAY! Slayers cosplay. I adore the anime and can't wait to see your Lina. I have considered cosplaying as Gourry.

tousen_218 posted on 20 February, 2009 - 11:01
yay its linaaaaaaa >_> wait your not gonna sing are ya :P

Ranma1-2 posted on 3 March, 2009 - 10:35
Aww looks so pretty. ..*note to self: check out "Slayers" anime* ^-^ You were at Midland Expo too? Nawww, I missed this :(

CrystalNeko posted on 21 April, 2009 - 21:31
I must say you look soooo cute in this! You suit Lina! I hope you get more pictures sometime ^_^

tousen_218 posted on 29 October, 2009 - 09:11
Ohhhh are you doin lina again im doin Zelgadis rockstar form from try series ^_^

White Tigress posted on 29 October, 2009 - 13:43
No plans at the moment. Sorry. But I intend on making her travelling outfit someday and might remake this verson for fun if I have the money ^^

Lady-Aira posted on 28 August, 2013 - 18:52
Yay slayers ^^ the shade of pink is perfect and the dress looks so cute on you ^^

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Progress Journal

7th March 2009

Better photos soon

My local anime club will be holding a cosplay photoshoot/games day at the end of the month so hopefully I'll be cosplaying Lina if my other cosplays are not done yet.

24th February 2009


Will upload pics soon

20th February 2009

Skirt troubles...oh noes!!!!

My skirt was that tiny that my friend bullied me into remaking it. I had no money and my EMA hasnt come in so my mother had to buy the fabric for me. i was given £20 for tommorrow, £5 for entry, £10 to spend and £5 for pockey :p

Other than that all i need to do is neaten the leotard and thats it. Dad has got me the shoes today. Not accurate but will do.


19th February 2009

Almost there!

All I need to do now are to finish sewing the skirt to the back of the leotard, neaten the trimming on the chest and remind daddy to get me those damn shoes!

18th February 2009

Gloves again (and more progress)

Dyed and are drying right now. They currently look more purple than pink 0_0

As for the skirt I still need to shorten the netting and find the lace my brother hid from me. THE COSPLAYER'S BIGGEST NIGHTMARE-SKIRT TOO SHORT!

If I continue working how I have been lately I should get it done by tomorrow afternoon \^-^/

My dad said he'll try to get a hold of some suitable shoes at work tomorrow.

18th February 2009

Not too much left!

Completed the anntenae, choker and fimo jewllery complete!

Sewn hidden support in, working on the pink trimming. Need to figure out how to put it on. Working on bow too.

Yaay! 3 layers! Pink polyester, Pink satin and white netting. just cut the pattens out. All I need to do now are to sew some lace onto the netting and sew the layers togetther abnd onto the bodice.

Going it over again with the maching then time to dye them :)

Dont have time or money for them :( Pink trainers then ;_;

16th February 2009

One week to goooo

Very basic now. Found some bra pads so avoid certain moments and will sew the onto a second layer of lycra soon. Still need to sort out the lining and the bow.

Bah! So annoying. Halve way through now. 2 layers of pink and probably some netting and maybe some lace trimming too if I go to Boyes later this week.

A bit of tidying up to do and all I need to do is dye them.

Fimo stuff
Done it the second time this morning (last one was a disaster!). Cooling now and will be painting them soon.

Currently waiting for te first layer of paint to dry before putting on the next.

Headband stote brought, working on choker (nice progress too!).

Need to buy shoes and paint them if I need to. Ankle straps needs dying along with the gloves.

Thinks thats everything. About half way now. Luckily I got a week off so I can focus on my cosplay well as finishing tidying my bedroom ^^;

6th February 2009


WHY ARE THEY SO F***ING ANNOYING TO MAKE!!!! They sound so simple to make but they are not so simple to keep clean looking.

Done both of them but they are gonna need neatening up and dying.

I began the anklestaps a few days ago using lycra. Like the gloves, they will need a little neatening up and dying.

I have also finished the basic leotard. Need pink fabric for the skirt and bow. Will buy the fabric tomorrow while im in Nottingham with a few friends.

30th January 2009

New beginnings

I have beenworking on this for the past week already. Progress is going slow (as always) but surprisingly well.

I began by making the gloves. I used my hands to trace on white lycra and the plan was to use my good 'ol trustly Lancelot to sew the sides of the glove and sew the fingers by hand. Part way through the first glove I had a huntch that something isnt right so yesterday I restarted them using a wooly gloves and use the rest of my arm at the same time due to the glove's lenghs. I plan to handstitch the fingers and use Lancelot for the rest of the arm. Will be dyed when complete. Hopfully that will cover a few pen marks ^_^

Second was the leotard. I began by sewing the side and when I tried it on it fitted surprisinly well but double-sided tape will be an idea to ensure it all dosnt slide down. Im relieved that 'they' wont bounce much when I do the Caramelladansan. I still need to get some pink fabric for the lining and the bow. Chest area will need another layer as its a bit transparent (and hopefully make 'them' appear a little smaller).

Made a start on the ankle straps. Just need resizing, hemming and dying. Simple ^_^

I simply brought a headband from Superdrug for £2 \^.^/

Im hoping to buy the pink fabric this weekend. According to my parents there should be a fabric place in Sheffield so I coud check that out. If not, its Mansfield.