Abel Nightroad
Trinity Blood

Cosplayer: Sephirayne

Variant: Gold Armour - THORES artwork

Status: In Progress

Condition: Not Set

This costume has not been worn at any events yet.

27th August 2013: Restarting after a two year hiatus After a two year gap I decided I really would like to get this complete since I have all the materials. I've decided to redo the crosses for the cassock as I wasn't happy with how they are looking. I did some recent applique and was happy with how it turned out so have decided to do them that way instead.

(Will update with pictures soon).

8th March 2013: Gun progress 2 Once I was happy with the lettering I then filled in some of the handle gaps ready for the handle detail.

For the handle detail I decided on using left over Wonderflex. It would be easy to shape round the handle. So I measured a section and then cut out the cross shape I needed. I then heated it with a heat gun and then shaped it round the handle. Once happy with the shape I then superglued it in place. I then added a smaller cross piece in Wonderflex. Finishing off with stick on gems that will become part of the detail.

(Sorry for bad photo. Lighting not great but you get the idea).

8th March 2013: Gun progress 1 Gun customization begin!

I began by sanding off any details I didn't want on the toy gun. I then filled in any holes (that were sews for the toy) with Milliputt. I then added the lettering on the barrel by using one of fine detail heads on my Dremel Multi-tool.

1st July 2012: Finally have a gun for Abel Yes, I know I've been cosplaying as Abel since 2008. But I have never had the right gun. I've just been randomly using one of my spare ones from my old Lara Croft cosplay.

Spotted one the other day in a local fancy dress shop that would be perfect. It needs a repaint and some decoration added. Because it is quite a bit bigger than the one I have been using I will need to make it a holster as well.

16th January 2012: Cross patches for cassock Spend a large part of yesterday getting these bad boys done. They are made from silver pvc cut into the right shape with red cotton velvet glued underneath. They have been spot glued in place to save the velvet from moving too much when they are attached to the cassock. They may not look like much at the moment. I'm hoping that when they are appliquéd on to the cassock they will look much better.

16th April 2011: Book prop finally finished Well,, at least the first part is XD.

I finished it with spray varnish.

Hopefully the second part will match the first half (now to find a tiny cross).

Now its the start of the armour *dreads*

16th April 2011: Book prop progress 3 Now that all the details have been done its now time to paint.

I use a base primer and then paint with Games Workshop acrylic paints. I use my dry brushing method that I use on armour to make it really pop.

16th April 2011: Book prop progress 2 Now have added most of the details. I have decided to do this in two parts for ease of transport so the center piece has velcro added for the second piece.

16th April 2011: Book prop progress 1 Began adding all the details to the base box file that will become the BOOK O' DOOOMM.

I'm using mounting board for all the base shapes and jewellery beads to add dimension.

31st March 2011: Started FINALLY!!! After having to delay starting this for over a month (due to work load) I can finally say that I have started this.

Began working on the book today. I'm setting up the base shape before piling on the details. Not sure if I can build a teeny Jesus so I might have to try and find one (any suggestions?!?).

I also started working on the smaller cross patches for the cassock.

2nd February 2011: IT BEGINS!!! 15 meters of silver bias tape is on order so it all begins. I went with a less shiny one this time as I felt the one I had on my other Abel was too 70's disco, less epic art-book pretty. Once I have the tape then I can start work on the robe as I have enough left over from the previous Abel :D

1st February 2011: Book Prop planning Starting to plan this now as I can foresee that this costume could take some time to build.

I thought about using a box folder as a base that way it should remain reasonably sturdy. I'll then build the book design around that using a combo of cardboard and craft foam.

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Hawkeye - 17th January 2011
And another insanely detailed one! ;p Adding the book would make it even more impressive. :D

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- - 17th January 2011
This looks like a challenge. Good luck with this~
So much detail nom!~

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perfectly_purple - 17th January 2011
Holy crap - that looks freaking epic. I'm excited to see you wear this! ^_^

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Sephirayne - 18th January 2011
Thank you hun. I can't wait to start putting it together ;)

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FairyPorchQueen - 1st February 2011
Wow! This would look incredable! I wish you all the luck in the world!

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Silantre - 28th February 2011
Knowing you and your epic costuming skills this will be one jaw dropper of a costume!

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Sephirayne - 1st March 2011
Aww, thank you, Silantre. Coming from you that means a lot. ;)

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RebaSephiroth2 - 8th March 2011
Wow! Your going to be look amazing and good luck with this one. XD

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Sephirayne - 10th March 2011
Thank you, RebaSephiroth ;).

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alienqueen - 4th April 2011
Wow, this is going to be epic, I admire people that go for costumes like this :)good luck! xx

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Sephirayne - 16th April 2011
Thank you AlienQueen ;)

Awwww, thank you Uni ;) *blushes*.

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PapercutPerfect - 16th April 2011
Makeup tests are looking amazing, as always! 8D
Can't wait to see this!

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Donna - 16th April 2011
Your attention to detail is just outstanding.

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Sephirayne - 16th April 2011
Thank you both ever so much ;)

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Ranma1-2 - 18th April 2011
Book of Doom - Superb! Love the journal progress pics too. :)

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Lady Bahamut - 18th April 2011
Woah, the book of doom is amazing! *_* So much detail!

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Sephirayne - 18th April 2011
Ranma1-2 and Lady Bahamut, thank you ever so much ;)

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sjbonnar - 19th April 2011
This is looking amazing! The attention to detail is incredible!

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DefineImagineMJ - 31st July 2011
Looking forward to seeing this Sephi!

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Sephirayne - 3rd August 2011
Thanks Sj and SlimDefinition ;)

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Amy-Lou - 9th January 2012
Loving the Book O' Doom, it's so lush!

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Sephirayne - 13th January 2012
Thank you ever so much. Hope to have the center piece complete soon.

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Kei Lin Sama - 22nd January 2013
The design looks incredibly ornate. I can't wait to see you bring it to life. Your cosplays are epic. Also... I want the Book of Doom!

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Sephirayne - 2nd November 2013
Thank you ever so much Kei Lin Sama. Really looking forward to working on this again after having a break from it.

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JustJerry - 25th February 2014
Looking amazing so far! Can't wait to see this costume finished :)

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Sephirayne - 25th February 2014
Thank you ever so much hun ^_^

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Kei Lin Sama - 9th April 2014
Book of Doom? Any more progress on this one? I've been waiting for ages! You have to finish it because this costume is perfect for you!

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Sephirayne - 11th April 2014
Sorry Kei Lin Sama. This costume has been on hiatus for a while due to personal reasons. I decided to put it forward for this years Amecon but that is now moved to next year. I'm aiming for then. I plan on carrying on with this after LFCC in July. Thank you ever so much for your interest. It has really got me interested in carrying on with this project. ♥

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Kei Lin Sama - 29th April 2014
Aww take your time with it. Something this good shouldn't be rushed. It's hanging out on my watch list.

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Sephirayne - 30th April 2014
Awww, thank you hun. Yes, I would rather take my time with this one as the book was such a labour of love. Hoping to work on the rest of it over the summer.