Lirael (Abhorsen) - The Old Kingdom Trilogy

In Progress

AyaCon 2013


So this character is something I've wanted to cosplay since I read the books. I found out that my close friend Frederica_La_Noir also has a passion for the books and we have decided to cosplay Sabriel and Lireal together. We will hopefully be doing these when she comes to visit but no doubt they will feature at a UK con at some point.

UPDATE 20/02/13
Hopefully the plan is to wear this for Ayacon 2013. I am very behind on finding all the bells but I always knew that would be the most difficult aspect of this cosplay.

We've decided to opt to make the surcoats out of wool. The books state that it's a linen surcoat but with the ridculour amount of embroidery required wool will probably look a lot nicer on completion. Also I have opted to make my Surcoat blue. This is because blue is the colour of the Abhorsen blood line and even though the books never mention the colour of Lirael's surcoat I believe this colour to be the most accurate.

Frederica la Noir posted on 30 August, 2012 - 19:55
Going to be epic 8D xxx

Nomes posted on 19 January, 2013 - 11:53

Kata-san posted on 24 January, 2013 - 22:33
Oh my f*cking god! I was just saying to someone the other day that someone needs to cosplay an Abhorsen! This is amazing, I am so excited! I can't wait to see this!!!!!

madmazda86 posted on 7 March, 2013 - 12:52
I love this series so much - will look forward to seeing this! :D

stargirl_rhi posted on 2 May, 2013 - 18:53
Ohh I'm doing Sabriel!!! I was going to come to Ayacon but i don't think I am now, that would have been awesome!!!!

Frederica la Noir posted on 25 June, 2013 - 17:50
Oh my gosh cannot wait! I love the progress! only a couple of months :O where has the time gone! I really need to get my arse into gear with Sabriel :). xxx

Make Bell Bandolier (Commission from Squall_Wolfheart)
Make Surcoat
Embroider Surcoat
Buy Bells
Modify/Engrave Bells
Make Chain Mail
Make Sword
1 Small/Medium Bell (Probably will use as Mosrael)
1 Medium Bell (Probably use for Kibeth)
Dark Brown Contact Lenses
Blue Melton Wool (Calicolaine.co.uk) - left over from another project
1 Small Bell (Probably will use as Ranna)
1 Small Bell
1 long sleeved white TShirt (Already owned)
White PVC Fabric (Left over from another project)
1000m of Old Gold Embroidery Thread
1000m of Antique Silver Embroidery Thread

Total cost: £0.00

15th June 2013

Surcoat Progress

Lirael's Surcoat is embroidered with Gold Stars (Clayr) and Silver Keys (Abhorsen). Unfortunately the wool I have combined with the Silver/Gold Paint isn't very good so I need to paint it with White acrylic first. Since the star motif I have decided on is just lines I will probably machine embroider them, as with the silver line on the key but the the circle will need to be done by hand since I'm quite rubbish at circle. The painting is also very time consuming - this was 6 hours of painting T_T

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