Sabriel (Young Sabriel) - Abhorsen Trilogy

StatusComplete
Worn AtLondon MCM Expo May 2013
AwardsNineworlds Geekfest 2013 Cosplay Competition - 1st place.


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Information

The information from this costume comes from a book, and although the description is pretty specific it means that I can least have a bit of fun designing certain things the way I want.
I chose this costume because I love the character and the outfit and accessories are amazing.
I am essentially making a royal blue tunic, with silver trim, covered in small-ish silver keys. She wear brown trousers. She carries 7 bells of differing sized in a leather sash across her chest. She also wears armour made from ceramic chainmail. As this is totally impossible I will be making regular metal chainmail by hand and if I have time I will try and find a way to spray it a ceramic-type colour.
I don't intend to wear a wig or contacts, my eyes are the correct colour and I can make my natural hair the same.

So far making the chainmail wasn't as hard as i thought it would be but since making it I have researched further and decided that if i have time i will redo it to different specifications used within the LARP community for better realistic accuracy.
I attempted to embroider the keys onto the tunic, however as the tunic is made from velvet this turned out to be a nightmare! Instead I have used a metallic paint liner pen to create the keys. As this character has magical abilities and there are things called "charter marks" existing throughout all of her clothes, I do not mind that the keys do not look naturally made as this will contribute to the effect.

24/04/13

I will be looking into making the 7 bells next which will probably be the most difficult. After that I will create the sash to hold them. I will be making this entirely from leather and suede for authenticity, time will only tell if my sewing machine can handle it!

28/05/2013

Finally got my outfit completed for the Sunday of London MCM Expo. Sewed my sash, made my sword, finished the bells, and attached the chainmail to a harness underneath my tunic for better support.

Comments

Zelvyne posted on 24 April, 2013 - 19:51
Wow, this is looking great :) It's so awesome ot see someone cosplaying her as well ^_^ Can't wait to see the finished thing.

naurarwen posted on 26 April, 2013 - 21:01
This looks awesome hope to see you at Manchester Expo

CharlieDoryRose posted on 28 April, 2013 - 18:15
Amazing! I hope I see you there!

ToroSonyCat posted on 28 May, 2013 - 23:14
Beautiful cosplay!

PandoraCaitiff posted on 29 May, 2013 - 12:50
I saw this at the masquerade on Saturday. I was a few rows back from you and wanted to ask if you were Sabriel, but it was too busy and noisy! You've done a brilliant job on this costume! I was particularly impressed by the keys on the tunic - I assumed they had been printed on!

gaming_goddess posted on 11 June, 2013 - 07:44
This looks amazing :) You really suit Sabriel :) I love everything about this. I can't believe you made your own bells that's so epic :D The Surcoat is gorgeous as well :D So much love for this :D

stargirl_rhi posted on 16 April, 2015 - 20:19
Wow thank you all so much! I haven't even worn this costume since way back then but I think it needs a comeback! haha :)

Progress Journal

Drawing on the keys (Posted 24th April 2013)

Everything pictured up to this point has obviously already been done.
I'm currently waiting for the keys to dry so I can fix and then do the back.