Abel Nightroad (White Jacket (AX early years) from the Thores Shibamoto Artbook ) - Trinity Blood

In Progress


I really like this version of Abel as it is quite simple compared to the other versions.

I've made lots of jackets for my old theatre job so making this one should be straight forward (Of course now that I've typed that my machine will self combust will I make it).

I love the look of the outfit and Abel is such a fab character to cosplay as.

Anonymous posted on 1 June, 2009 - 19:01
This is just going to be awesome! All your Abel's are fantastic~

Toshi-chan posted on 3 June, 2009 - 18:31
this is be stunning i can't wait to see ^.^

KhaosKreator posted on 3 June, 2009 - 19:11
Can't wait to see you at ayacon!

Uni posted on 22 June, 2009 - 14:08
HOMG~ I will so redo Caterina for this cosplay!!! *HUGS*

Sephirayne posted on 22 June, 2009 - 14:53
@Uni, That would so awesome if you could. It would nice to have a mini group get together with the AX early years. *hugs back*

Uni posted on 22 June, 2009 - 15:30
hells yea! When are you wearing it at Ayacon? I could bring Caterina along~

Sephirayne posted on 22 June, 2009 - 15:52
I was planning to wear it Sat night after I've done my Safer Seph.

DefineImagineMJ posted on 4 July, 2009 - 16:31
Nice one. I love Abel.

OrgXIII-Namine posted on 10 July, 2009 - 14:51
=O awesome, I love Abel he's so cool 8D cant wait to see pics hun~!

Sephirayne posted on 29 June, 2010 - 01:41
Thanks guys. Its looking now that he might make Amecon 2010 afterall. My brother may have some left over belt leather that I can nab. If I can then Abel will be going ;)

Uni posted on 23 July, 2010 - 08:03
N'aww, the progress is fantastic! Wish i could be Caterina again ;___; Though i am tempted by Kate's blue nun habit! : o Eitherway cannot wait to see this~

Sephirayne posted on 24 July, 2010 - 22:20
Thanks hun. It would be awesome to see you as either young Caterina or Kate. I think Kate's blue outfit is rather cute and would suit you. Gutted that I never got to see your young Cat in person. XXX

Adamoluna posted on 27 July, 2010 - 19:53
ooh, havent seen this before. Progress is looking great, will be wanting pictures! :3

Sephirayne posted on 7 January, 2011 - 11:42
Thank you guys. There is a possibility that this is being moved forward to May Expo at the request of some Europe based TB cosplayers who are coming over for the Expo. WIN!!

Minxie posted on 28 June, 2011 - 21:44
Nyeeeeeeee cannot wait to see you do this too! *flails like an utter lunatic*

Sephirayne posted on 29 June, 2011 - 19:29
Awww, thank you ever so much ;).

Leolarua posted on 4 October, 2011 - 16:06
everything looks great so far!

Sephirayne posted on 11 October, 2011 - 15:53
Thank you ever so much ;).

DefineImagineMJ posted on 17 October, 2011 - 18:53
That armour looks awesome. Is that just craft foam or something? Looks authentic! Thanks for the comment on Beatrix.

Sephirayne posted on 17 October, 2011 - 19:12
Thanks ever so much hun. The armour is actually made from Cintra(Sintra. Also known as foam PVC. Its used for sign making. I pretty much use it for all my armour.

FuriePhoenix posted on 17 October, 2011 - 19:31
oh my god this is gonna be mind blowing!! Looking forward to hopefully seeing it in person!

Sephirayne posted on 18 November, 2011 - 21:07
Thank you ever so much.

Einmyria posted on 20 November, 2011 - 23:14
This is my favorite version of Abel!!! can't wait to see it finished! Is sintra difficult to work with? your armour always looks amazing

Sephirayne posted on 22 November, 2011 - 03:14
Thank you ever so much. No Sintra isn't that hard to work with. You do need a heat gun and a multi tool for it. Best for someone who does have some experience with armour making.

Joshua posted on 1 February, 2012 - 22:01
This does look like it will be a natural for you. Looking forward to seeing the full get up.

Sephirayne posted on 5 February, 2012 - 20:56
Thank you ever so much, Joshua.

rocksanie posted on 16 March, 2012 - 16:04
Those cuffs and gloves look amazing *_*

Sephirayne posted on 19 March, 2012 - 17:23
Thank you ever so much ;)

Reagen_Winged posted on 6 June, 2012 - 21:28
So looking forward to seeing this! Amazing

Sephirayne posted on 8 June, 2012 - 14:20
Thank you ever so much ^^

Emzone posted on 28 March, 2014 - 20:23
Your trinity blood stuff never fails to amaze me <3

Sephirayne posted on 1 April, 2014 - 21:13
Thank you ever so much hun ♥

Make Rosary
Decorate Gloves
Make Jacket
Make belt
Get trousers
Get black top to wear under the jacket
Make armour cuffs and collar
White fabric (don't have quite enough in stock)
White lining
Black trim for jacket
Two black large belts
Gold clips for belts

Total cost: £0.00

1st June 2012

Jacket collar disaster and remake

The pattern I had been using for the jacket isn't one I had used before so I had no idea how it was going to look. Sadly, the collar is awful. It doesn't sit right and pulls on the neckline really badly. Test ran it on a mock up and it is definitely a fault in the pattern design. So I've design a new collar. Sadly, the old collar has messed up the neckline so I can't just attach the new collar. I'm going to have to remake the whole top half. Thankfully it comes in two halves and the sleeves are easy to rescue. Hopefully, it shouldn't take too long to remake.

31st March 2012

Jacket Progress

Getting some progress done on the jacket. The top half is put together with the two pocket flaps (Oh! so many pocket flaps XD). The trim is being added as I go. I'm making adjustments as I go as currently I'm fluctuating quite a lot in weight. Thankfully, the pattern I had chosen is good at allowing me chances to adjust without slowing me down too much.

20th March 2012

Rosary Complete

The completed rosary. I had completed it a while a go but haven't had chance to take pics of it until now. This was an extremely low budget prop project as I didn't have much spare budget at the time. My previous rosary had broke and I didn't have much time to make a replacement. I am pleased with how it turned out. Might re-build it properly at a later date when I have more time to put into it. I would much prefer to have made it more detailed. The center piece is made from a spare piece of Sintra/Foamlux PVC left over from Abel's armour. I shaped it using a Dremel multi-tool. I then added the details in craft foam. The necklace parts where made from a plastic tube that was cut into sections. Each piece then had Wonderflex added (left over from Abel's Pauldron) to create the right shape then Milliputt modeling putty finished each one. They were connected together with a strong piece of cord. The cross itself was made from thin pieces of Sintra with details added in light weight plastic sheeting. Gems finished the look. The whole piece was then sealed with a couple of layers of PVA glue mix (1:1 with water). Finally it was painted with dry brushing on gold over a black primer. It was then finished with acrylic varnish. The whole piece took about four to five days to make.

20th November 2011

The rosary continued

Nearly done on the rosary. Its no where near as detailed as I would have liked but very little time and budget it will have to do. I'm most likely to replace it at a later date when I have a better budget and time.

3rd October 2011

Armour Cuffs 3

Just finished the final touch ups on the cuffs and I'm pleased with how they turned out. Now to work on the neck cuff and belt.

3rd October 2011

Armour Cuffs 2

Progress went well on these. Here is a pic showing the detail being added before painting. I used jewellery beads for the decoration. Velcro is added as a way to attach to the costume.

29th September 2011

Armour cuffs 1

Taking a break from sewing to start work on the armour cuffs. I'm using my material of choice Sintra/foam PVC sheet. I've cut out two pieces with my Dremel and then shaped them to fit nicely on the jacket cuff. I used a heat gun to help with shaping. Once cooled I then sand them to give a smooth finish. Then its decorating time. Pic shows cut piece near the bottom that has yet to be shaped. Near it is the other piece that has been shaped ready for sanding. Next to that is the glass jar I use to help mould smaller pieces. I always use white as its easier to mark where I want the cut line to be.

27th September 2011

Jacket started

My brother got hold of a really good jacket pattern in a sale that was a much better shape than the one I had so I'll combine both patterns together. Currently setting the pattern pieces ready to do a test run before cutting it out in the main fabric.

11th June 2010

The rosary

Although this will be for all of my Abel costumes I'm going to be doing the WIP journal and pics here. Started on the roasry while I wait for my brother to resupply my Armour matrieals for Cain/Sephiroth. I've made all the links individuallly out of plastic tubing. I have then added thin strips of Wonderflex which are then covered with Milliput. I have now just finished cutting the centerpiece that sits near the top. It is made from Foamex PVC (Cintra). Even for its size I found it not to bad to cut. I cut it using my awesome Dremel multitool and then shaped the spikes with the sanding bit of my Dremel. The next step is to re-build Lillith's cross. This might be fiddly due to the amount of detail on it. My old one is now falling apart (I'm not going to use fibre glass again for detailed prop work). Once that is done its then painting and finishing. (sorry for poor photo quality my camera is dying)

21st June 2009

Gloves completed

The gloves are now completed. I ended up changing to the fabric gloves as hand embroidering leather proved to be tricker than I thought. Mangaged to score some belt leather of my brother which hopefully will work for the over the sholder section of the belt.

3rd June 2009

The gloves of pretty

Got the gloves and started on the applique on the back of them. Its tricky working in leather so I'm being very careful. I do have to keep stopping to re-moasture my hands as leather can really dry the hands out whilst working by hand. I hope to work on the belt next. The rosary will hopefully be complete in the next couple of days. I'm finishing it for the artbook AX. I can then use it for any of his other outfits.

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