Maria Traydor
Star Ocean 3

Cosplayer: Amy-Lou

Status: Complete

Condition: Retired

Part of the World Record for most video game costumes in one place

21st October 2008: Tweaking and Guns Having neatened up everything I'd already made I'm now well into making all the new additions; including her gun :D

I've used 5mm and 3mm foamboard glued in layers to make the 3D shape and sanded it down smooth. Everything is covered in foam dust! *cough*

1st October 2008: There are a lot of little differences between the art work and the game model for Maria, so I went with a mix of the convenient parts of each. My old friend funky foam was used for the hand armour and covered in suede for the belt (with giant buttons!), pleather for the chest piece and holster band and I turned to foamboard to build up the gun. Finding the chunky zip for the dress was probably the hardest part.

Because I knew I'd be stuck inside helping on the cosplay desk I kept this to as few layers as possible. This meant the chest armour only went round the front and attached at the dress side seams under the jacket. This hid under the jacket quite nicely, but I felt if I did the lower armour plates it would be really clear they didn't go all the way round and would be difficult to keep flat (as well as being warmer), so I left that off.

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Tak - 10th November 2007
Yes, there must be more Star Ocean cosplay! I promise to finish racoon-boy for when you wear this.

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Anonymous - 4th May 2008
You make a great Maria, would be cool to see it finished, good luck with that armor, I plan on doing Edge form SO4 sometime in the near future.

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Dark_Angel_15 - 9th August 2008
Awesome Cosplay i wanna Make maria Cosplay Hopyfully for next year =3

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ryaoki - 3rd December 2008
wuuuu GOO LION QUEEN this looks awsome hun ^^

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Amy-Lou - 9th December 2008
Thanks Reiss! Only took two whole years to finish, I'm so easily sidetracked XD

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GunstarVixen - 21st January 2009
I loved your costume!! you looked great!

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Anonymous - 21st May 2009
Wow great costume! I LOVE it! XD

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Cosplex - 30th May 2009
Love the new photos ^_^

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RanmaSyaoran - 30th May 2009
Must... Cosplay... LUTHER!

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Ninodog - 30th May 2009
How DO you solve a problem like Maria cosplay recognition?
Hmmm tough'll have to force everyone to play the game at gunpoint!

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nanahara - 30th May 2009
you look awsome, very well done ^^

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Amy-Lou - 31st May 2009
Thanks guys! I really enjoy wearing this one :)

@ninodog Hahaha, Star Ocean the musical? The idea scares me.

@Lex_is_evil Silver did such a good job, I'm really love them (and I'm not blinking!) :D

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GAINAX - 31st May 2009
This costume would have been 100 times better with a gun holster :D

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Ninodog - 31st May 2009
The STARS are aliiiiiiiiiiive with the sound of music!

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Amy-Lou - 31st May 2009
@Gainax - I blame Last Remnant for that :p

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GAINAX - 31st May 2009
I blame Last Remnant for a lot of things... War, famine and racial hatred to name afew. IT IS PURE EVIL!!!!!!!! And the only way to defeat it is to complete it unfortunatly :(

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M.Kesaiyn - 1st August 2010
Awesome Maria! I've been told I'd be good as Nel, but I've never been sure.

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J-Po - 21st September 2010
wow you did one of my fav characters of all times :D

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Anonymous - 13th April 2011
This is really well made! Aw man, I was Nel that year, wish I'd seen you =[

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Manticore Arts - 2nd March 2012
Loved this! I wish I had been there to see this! Well done for doing Maria really well!