Esther Blanchett (Queen) - Trinity Blood THORES artwork


London MCM Expo May 2012

- 1st place , Best EXPERT costume at the London MCM Expo May 2012 ; - 1st Place Best Dressed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Showcased 12th January 2014 What is this?




This is my 2nd costume, Queen Esther Blanchett from the Trinity Blood THORS Artbook.

I decided to make this costume as I'm a Trinity Blood fan but also because I've always been an enthusiast of the Tudor/ Elizabethan era.

First I made a tradition Elizabethan BUM-ROLL:
I used cotton fabric to make it filled it with polyfill stuffing so it looked like a life ring. This then sits on your hips and lifts the whole dress up, giving it that volume that was fashion during that era.

Six-ringed HOOP SKIRT: Expensive to make so I advise anyone interested in making Esther* to buy one instead. I made it using over 22m of Steel boning & 5m of white satin.

TULLE Under skirts: Used about ~20m of white tulle netting to make 3 x under skirts to cover the wired hoop skirt.

OUTER SKIRT: Made out of 5m thick white satin fabric, hand-painted with over 700 flowers. I used red Swarovski rhinestones in the centre of each flower, and handmade ~25 small red satin to decorate the bottom of the dress. The bottom of the dress is also decorated with hundres of small pearls and sequins.

CROWN: Made out of Cardboard and craft foam bent to shape,painted with silver acrylic, varnished and decorated with
- 1116 Glass Pearls
- 1024 Rhinestones of which 700 are Swarovski crystals.
Time taken about 2 weeks from start to finish


Sephirayne posted on 1 November, 2012 - 02:27
Brilliant costume with amazing level of detail. I love the photos. You look so beautiful in them. Well done on the awards ^^

Starla posted on 10 December, 2012 - 21:47
MIJN STER!!! I absolutely ADORE YOUR ESTHER!!! I only saw a Tiny Bit of this lovely masterpiece of yours and I was AMAZED beyond no end! LOVE YOUUUU!!! Keep up the good work and looking forward to see you again!!! It was such a lovely time with you in London! You are the most lovely person I have ever met! Keep being Awesome and sweet as always! May God bless you <3 <3 <3

Zelda posted on 4 February, 2013 - 14:25
So stunning Hun <3 but I've told you that sooo many times :D

EileenSkopnik posted on 3 July, 2013 - 22:00
Thank you all for your support and encouragement <3 Many hugs to you all xxxxx

InfiniteJester posted on 3 July, 2013 - 22:20
This looks totally gorgeous!

WhiteWraith posted on 7 July, 2013 - 10:39
This is so amazing, the detailing is great!

EileenSkopnik posted on 6 August, 2013 - 22:35
Thank You so much InfiniteJester :D I'm so glad to hear it! ^_^ Much, much appreciated xx

EileenSkopnik posted on 6 August, 2013 - 22:37
Hi WhiteWraith :D Thaaaanks ever so much ^_^ It's always fab to hear such feedback! Really appreciate it xx

Cauldron Of Mischief posted on 12 January, 2014 - 21:16
This is gorgeous! I absolutely love the detail and amazing craftsmanship :)

Sephirayne posted on 13 January, 2014 - 10:27
YES! So happy that this got showcased. Amazing costume with fantastic details. Congratulations Eileen ♥

Fizzykat posted on 13 January, 2014 - 13:39
stunning one of the best i have ever seen! xx

Stubbled Grapes posted on 13 January, 2014 - 17:19
I love how detailed this is, looks absolutely gorgeous!

HelenaLove posted on 13 January, 2014 - 20:20
Amazing, I saw you in this costume at the October 2013 MCM expo and thought yours was easily the best costume there, the work and attention to detail that's gone into it immense

ArcaneArchery posted on 13 January, 2014 - 21:38
Such a stunning cosplay with an insane amount of detail. A well-deserved showcase costume

Siouxsie James posted on 13 January, 2014 - 22:03
Grats on the showcase, very deserved!!

Kei Lin Sama posted on 14 January, 2014 - 00:10
This is surely one of the best costumes in the UK, and one of my all-time favorites. Congratulations on the showcase. You look beautiful!

Nesproxy posted on 14 January, 2014 - 09:22
Absolutely beautiful work. I can't stop looking at the detail! You've done an amazing job, and this is an extremely well-deserved showcase. Well done. :)

DarkShodowOwner posted on 5 March, 2014 - 17:08
Can't believe how much detail work it has amaziiinnngggg!!!!!!!!