Celine Jules (Manga) - Star Ocean

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Worn AtLondon MCM Expo Oct 2009


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nanahara posted on 6 March, 2009 - 03:23
oooh she looks cool. I can see you looking good doing this cosplay

Defrain posted on 6 March, 2009 - 11:55
i take it you like the game then ;)_

Amy-Lou posted on 9 March, 2009 - 12:25
Celine is hot and comes with her own shower curtain! Good choice of game, I'm an Ashton fangirl <3

Nocturnal Blossom posted on 23 April, 2009 - 12:24
This will be so sweet <3

Monkey posted on 23 April, 2009 - 12:51
There's a Manga version of Star Ocean?! Why did I not know about this?! >_< The outfit is really cute by the way! Cannot wait to see it! :D

Anonymous posted on 23 April, 2009 - 13:03
Ooh ooh yay more star ocean! I'll be looking out for the pics!

nanahara posted on 12 May, 2009 - 23:25
looking good

Sasashie posted on 6 June, 2009 - 12:24
awww thats so cute good luck with this xx

KhaosKreator posted on 8 June, 2009 - 21:56
Hat!

Amy-Lou posted on 28 August, 2009 - 10:19
The lycra looks a lot nicer than the old dress, good choice.

Heero Masaki posted on 29 August, 2009 - 16:41
looking great so far, can't wait to see it :)

letmelive posted on 6 September, 2009 - 13:34
This is so good, I love Star Ocean! Can't wait to see pictures with the wig ^__^ xxx

Sephirayne posted on 9 September, 2009 - 13:48
Looking great. I see what you mean about the cloak. That is a tricky design. You've done it very well though. fab job. XX

GunstarVixen posted on 9 September, 2009 - 14:45
"bitch is getting worn" and bitch is going to look frikin awesome! ;)

JakeX posted on 10 September, 2009 - 14:40
Your cosplays continue to impress me Bex xDD The dress looks beautiful atm :D and looks great now :D cant wait to see it finished

perfectly_purple posted on 15 September, 2009 - 17:04
Which Star Ocean is this from? I almost bought a copy of Til the End of Time (think that's right) but wasn't sure. Are the games any good? Costume rocks btw!

BlusterSquall posted on 15 September, 2009 - 18:55
@Purple: Well, Til The End of Time is the Star Ocean on PS2. There's Star Ocean 1 and 2, which have been released on PSP (SO 2 is the game Celine is from. Only I'm doing her manga version :B) And there's the new Star Ocean which came out on 360... and the name escapes me right now! X-x;;

Zehphir posted on 22 September, 2009 - 22:59
Yes cannot wait, gotta love SO2 characters <3

Zehphir posted on 22 September, 2009 - 22:59
Yes cannot wait, gotta love SO2 characters <3

Taffeta_Rose posted on 23 September, 2009 - 07:23
Looking awesome. Can't wait to see it at Expo.

Uni posted on 8 October, 2009 - 23:12
Yay~ Looking great darling! Can't wait to see you at Expo X3

Ranma1-2 posted on 8 October, 2009 - 23:58
Gorgeous! Look forward to seeing this at Expo. btw I know you will be wearing the purple wig for the cosplay, but the pic of you with your own hair also looks really nice.. :)

nanahara posted on 9 October, 2009 - 08:11
your looking awsome with this cosplay XD

Amy-Lou posted on 25 October, 2009 - 22:57
I've was shown photos of your masquerade entry. Brilliant Celine :D I love how the hat worked out and the wig really suits you.

Lunar_Kitten posted on 28 October, 2009 - 12:12
This was lovely - it really suited you :-) And ditto to Amy's comments re the wig and hat.

Ikkaku-kun posted on 28 October, 2009 - 23:32
This was one of the most fun looking female costumes i saw at expo, and it was good to run into you again 8D

Sephirayne posted on 29 October, 2009 - 12:23
You looked so striking. Really great job on the cape and hat.

Mighty Odango posted on 29 October, 2009 - 14:16
That wig really suited you! The costume was also really well-constructed, all that pain and swearing was worth it, honestly ^_^

KamikazePenguin posted on 1 November, 2009 - 16:58
I saw you a couple of times throughout the day at expo I gotta you looked fantastic! (:

nert posted on 7 November, 2009 - 17:32
Don't think I commented on how pretty this was! Shame I didn't get more pictures, but every time I found you, you were in a lot of pain XD

Heero Masaki posted on 8 November, 2009 - 10:27
you look fantastic! love the hat!

Ranma1-2 posted on 10 November, 2009 - 00:27
You look beauuuuutifull. ...I want those boots.... *_*

yami-no-neko posted on 15 November, 2009 - 02:08
Awesome Celine was always one of my favourites. looks great XD

perfectly_purple posted on 17 November, 2009 - 23:55
You look so pretty! Can't believe I missed seeing you in person in this! When are you re-wearing it?

BlusterSquall posted on 18 November, 2009 - 01:03
@purple: Probably at Minamicon, it needs some fixing/tlc.

nanahara posted on 18 November, 2009 - 13:23
very awsome XD

JustPeachy posted on 2 June, 2011 - 15:05
This cosplay is so striking! Beautiful!

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Progress Journal

Necklace (Posted 19th October 2009)

Necklace~
Necklace is made from 1 layer of buckram with a layer of craft foam over the top and fimo underneath to keep it nice and sturdy.

The gem is from a pack of beads I bought (just for that 1 bead!!)
The necklace does up with a couple of spots of velcro~! :D

Boots (Posted 14th October 2009)

Well - I received my boots this morning. They are like whore boots. Patent and everything - but I really like them. They're pretty comfy actually and there's some support on my ankles. I like them~

Finished hat (Posted 11th October 2009)

Well - I made the little arrows that go on the front of the circlet today. Buckram, craft foam all covered in gold fabric. They're not attached to the circlet yet - gonna do that tomorrow I think.

But yis. Finished. :D

Going to sew in some additional crocodile hair clips to keep it sturdy.

Hat circlet (Posted 8th October 2009)

After oooo.... a month, maybe two of trying to figure out this circlet section around the hat - it has been solved. :D

My sister and I took a trip to B&Q looking for possibilities. We got a really long bendy tube and a small brass one. I decided to try the smal brass one first, cause its thinner than the plastic.

So I heat it up over the hob at home and slowly bent it into the correct shape then I found the mid-point on the circlet and started gluing the bejeezus out of it. There are about four layers of buckram glued to the back of the tube, all re-enforced with more glue and then glued to the inside of my hat. That was then re-enforced with more glue.

The bar which attaches the circlet to the hat needs coating in gold fabric and I have to make the arrow points at the front too. But YAY. CIRCLET.

Anklets and bangles (Posted 6th October 2009)

Yay~ I have anklets and bangles.
The bangles are four polystyrene rings/wreathes which are about 12 cm in width. They were sealed with PVA glue and then painted with gold acrylic and varnished.
The anklets had a few false starts. First rings were too small, next ones were WAY to big. Next ones I ordered were find. Cut them in half and then painted them the same way as the gold ones.
To get them back together, there&#039;s a couple of bits of stick-on velcro so they go back together nicely. :B

Ideally this costume is nearly finished now. There&#039;s just the bastard of a hat to complete... and also a few beads and such.

I tried making book covers, but they really refused to work, so I ended up buying some whore boots from ebay. I'm still waiting for them to arrive. They're white thigh high boots with 4 inch heels. Watching me walk will be fucking laughable.

Wig stylin' (Posted 22nd September 2009)

I received my new wig about half a week ago, but I lost my wig head at Ayacon (I know, HOW?! I have no idea) so I had to order a new one and wait for that to arrive before I attempted to style it.

Managed to do that this evening in about 1 hour. The bangs aren't exactly like the referance picture, but Celine's bangs are huge, and really impossible - kind of. So I've done them as you see in the picture. Hehe.
I think its okay, considering its my first attempt at bangs on a wig.

HAT!!! (Posted 5th September 2009)

I've made a hat and it sits on my head. I AM UNBELIEVABLY HAPPY!!

Considering after 3 or 4 attempts I had been petrified of trying to make it again and effing it up!
But it came together okay this time!
The bottom rim is buckram with gold material covering it. The cone is the same. And the strip of lycra is glued to the inside of the rim, and the inside of the cone. And there's a little crocodile hair clip on the inside just in front of the cone that keeps it up and on the crown of my head.

YAAAAYYYYY~~~!!!!

Dress and Cape Completion (Posted 5th September 2009)

Well, both are now finished.

The dress has the gold bar across the front, which is securely on between the cape. It doesn't expose my chest as much as hers in the referance image, but frankly - I'm grateful for that.

The cape has little button tops glued onto it, so that's now finished.
I'm going to get some spray paint for the tubes, as that'll give a more even finish than acrylic paint. I'll have to varnish them though.

Never up are the boots and the hat. I might make a start on the hat today - I'm not sure though. I've found a cheap pair of shoes that are perfect for customising, so I'll be buying those on Monday.

Tubing (Posted 3rd September 2009)

Went to Dockerils. I was looking at copper piping put uh, yeah, can&#039;t bend that!

So I went and bought some clear plastic tubing which I&#039;ll thread elastic through for the bangles and anklet and then paint.

It might work for the hat if I have a strong enough wire. Think I&#039;ll need to experiment! *-*
I also for got to mention I'd made the buckle for my waist belt. Nice and easy. Love for craft foam. :B

Cord (Posted 1st September 2009)

Bought the cord for the little maroon belty thing. I need to go to the bead shop to get some suitable beads for it.
Having to rethink my idea fo bangles as C&H doesn't supply polystyrene circles anymore.
Will probably have to take a trip to Dockerills or B&Q to get a thin pipe and soem fishing wire to make them.

Belts (Posted 29th August 2009)

Belts were nice and easy. Blue poly hemmed on all sides, with some vilene ironed in to make it stiff. And a couple of hooks and eyes to keep them together. nice and simple. :)

I like how one afternoon of no interruptions leads an almost doomed costume to be a not quite so doomed one. Going to make the gloves tomorrow. The boots are going to be... interesting.

The plans for the anklets and bracelets are polystrene circles with paint. And the necklace, craft foam. The Hat is still... uhm... yeah. I'll get to the hat.

Cape and Dress (Posted 29th August 2009)

The dress is now finished. Its been hemmed all the way around the top. The bottom has been hemmed, as have the edges of the slits. Its all lycra, so its quite form fitting.
The cape, cause of the buckram, is a bit weighty, so it pulls the dress downwards a bit. I'll have to keep it up with some industial strength boob-tape. ^^U There's a section of gold decoration on the front of the dress which I'll do when I have the gold fabric to cover more buckram and get that sewn or stuck to the front of the dress.

The cape is pretty much all finished. Just another snap fasterner to sew on t even out how it is at the back. And I have to add some stubs like in the referance image. Not too hard. Get some buttons from Fabricland, and cover them with the silve spandex. Then I'll get them sewn on.

Cape! (Posted 29th August 2009)

The cape has given me so much trouble. The final cape here was the forth attempt.

The reaosn it kept going wrong is because spandex is fucking EVIL.

The cape is a length of buckram cut in a strip. Then the silver spandex was glued to it both sides. The actual cape section is 1 layer of white chiffon, and 1 layer of white twinkle creapeon to give the cape some depth to it.
It will be snap fastened to the dress once I'm all finished with it. Two at the front, on either side. And then 1 more at the back to keep the cape up. :D

BUT YAY. CAPE.

New dress (Posted 27th August 2009)

I started the new dress today, made of lycra so its a much nicer fit. It has two seams down the sides, with a gaps down the sides for the slits.
It needs to be hemmed around the bottom and the sides, I would have done that tonight, but my machine decided it didn't want to play.

I'm going to get some blue poly tomorrow and get started on the belts.

Also, I have ideas for the hat, which include buckrum and gold material... I hope it'll work. But I'm going to stick to the cape for the time being, get that done.

New material (Posted 27th August 2009)

I bought new material for my dress. The drill cotton wasn't working how |I wanted and I wasn't happy with it, so I decided to change the fabric to lycra. I now have a nice dark mauve coloured lycra, and a new pattern which is perfect for Celine's dress as there are no central seams, just two seams on either side. I don't know if I'll line this, I doubt it.

But I'll be putting elastic in the top hem to keep the dress up.

Wig and general update (Posted 6th June 2009)

I have been working on this!
The dress has been taken in and now fits more around my bust, hips and waist. Like the manga art. Itas not quite as clingy as I don't have Celine's womanly figure. I have my slightly boyish figure... with thighs and hips.

Ordered my wig. Decided to treat myself to a nice wig from CosWorx as I had a rebate recently. Its an Alicia wig in the purple because the purple they show on the site is perfect Celine colour. The bangs will just need some styling.

Dress Start (Posted 25th April 2009)

I started the dress. Yes, I know this is for October, and I'm starting out rageously early, but this is ME we are talking about. I like to start early and I have some bigger projects coming up, so I want to get bits of Celine done so its not hanging overhead.

Anyway. The dress was fairly easy. I used a Simplicity pattern 5591(I THINK) which is a straight up and down evening dress pattern. I just shortened it to get the right length, and left the seams open 3/4s the way down on the side so I can hem them with the slit.

The additional plus is I have enough material for the hat and also for Millenia's corset. :)

Has (Posted 23rd April 2009)

So. I now have:

2 metres of dark mauve drill poly cotton
1.5 metres of dark royal blue poly cotton
2 metres of white chiffon fabric

I'm going to aim to get the dress done first before I start work on the rest of it.

But I've been considering how to make the cape rail, and I'm thinking either a length of camping map or craft foam. I'm veering slightly more towards camping map as its wider than craft foam, and I don't think I could find a piece of foam big enough length ways to go around me like her cape does.
But we'll see.