View Full Version : Edward Elric Costume Tutorial

07-14-2011, 03:08 AM
This year for Fanexpo i am going as Edward Elric, because my friend is going as Heymans Breda and he said :
"Your so short, you would play him perfectly"

I am wondering.. How big a project is this going to be?
I am making an Automail, getting a wig, making the clothes.
I would also like to get the contacts if they are a reasonable price.

How long will this take as i only have about 5 weeks.

Also, does anyone know a good place to buy a cheap wig for Edward?
If anyone has Cosplayed Ed before and has patterns to his stuff that they can share, that would be great.

This is my first cosplay, that is why im so confused at it all.

Im sorry PurpleDuckie, I have tried posting a reply with the pictures but either the moderators are slow or baby jesus hates me.
Here they are if i can even edit my post.
Upper Body:
Full Body:
"Whole Costume":

07-14-2011, 03:09 AM
I also have the Automail tutorial from

07-14-2011, 03:20 AM
Which outfit are you doing? Reference picture please!

07-20-2011, 01:04 PM
I used Butterick 4029 (which is also see&sew 4331) for the red jacket, and Butterick 4992 for the black coat. I used cotton twill for both coats.

The automail tutorial that was already linked is the one I am planning on using if I ever decide to make the automail.

As far as the wig goes you might want to look into this one: http://thefivewits.net/2010/06/abbreviated-alchemical-arm-attack/ I've never personally ordered from them, but they are getting a lot of good reviews.