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Runi-Chan
08-23-2005, 07:57 PM
I figured there needed to be a thread like this up somewhere, and I did a relatively quick search and didn't find one, so I'll start this one.

I need advice on a Schrodinger costume..just any kind of advice anyone has. Schrodinger will be my first Hellsing cosplay and I don't want to mess it up. (I'm also planning a Pip Bernadette cosplay too, but not as soon as I'd like to cosplay Schrodinger)

Silvana_Girl
08-23-2005, 09:40 PM
What do you need tips on? I'll be happy to help. Nay problem spots your worried about? I'm a big Hellsing cosplayer!

KomoriChu
08-24-2005, 12:57 AM
My sis was going to start working on a Schrodinger costume soon. :3 He is a really cool chara...

But anyway, I think it would be a really good idea to do some research into the uniforms of the Hitler Youth. Schrodinger's outfit is actually quite historically accurate, so one would imagine the colors would be the same as a real Nazi outfit as well. (Keep in mind the Youth uniforms and armbands were different from the SS uniforms or the Gestapo). Also, take extra care when making his ears. They have that longer, hairier point than the average anime animal ears, so try to use some faux fur with a longer pile than normal.

Try and find some fake fangs. :D I think all Hellsing cosplayers NEED the fangs. (unless, of course, they're playing a non vamp/were chara... :P But I digress.)

Oooh, and be VERY cautious when wearing that outfit to and from a con. Keep in mind, the general public is still very sensitive when it comes to Nazis, and they probably wouldn't understand the concept of cosplaying a character from an anime to justify the swastika. If you're going to be walking from your hotel to the con, make the armband removable so you can take it off in public. It's just for a precaution, so you don't get jumped or beat up. o__o

Runi-Chan
08-24-2005, 08:54 AM
actually, I was think of just leaving the armband blank, because the swastika is such a sensitive thing with people. Getting jumped would NOT be fun. I know that the swastika in its original form is actually a Bhuddist thing, I think, but whatever. I'll be leaving the armband blank. It's worth sacrificing a bit of accuracy for cultural sensitivity. I know that's a big issue amongst anyone who cosplays Hellsing.

With Halloween coming up, fake fangs should be easy to find.

Thanks for your help. I'm actually just getting into Hellsing, but Schrodinger cosplayers kept catching my attention at Otakon. I figured it was an excuse to get into Hellsing...^.^

And this thread can be for anyone who has got questions about Hellsing cosplay. I didn't see an overall costume help thread for Hellsing like I did for say, InuYasha or FF.

Silvana_Girl
08-24-2005, 10:27 AM
Very good advice. DO NOT WEAR ARMBAND IN PUBLIC. I've learned this lesson. Unfortunately.

It is a fun costume to do though, it involves a lot of leather work, so it's a good costume if you want to learn some new things. If you don't want to use faux fur for the ears, you can always go with felt, or cover a felt peice with the fur. The felt I found was easier to cut, and gives youa very 'animated' sort of look to the ears.

You may be able to find a historical costume pattern that looks very simalar to a military uniform of that time, look in JoAnn's or something of that sort. You can also use this pattern, which I have found very helpful in Hellsing cosplay. It's incredibly easy to sew and does wonders on military shirts:

Simplicity: Easy-To-Sew

#55455

http://simplicity.com/index.cfm?page=search.cfm&numMatch=2&design_id=9149&design=5455&thumbnail_image=5455t.jpg&ldesc=Misses%20Shirt&size_range=6%20to%2022&CFID=5850934&CFTOKEN=27173414

Runi-Chan
08-24-2005, 10:34 AM
Thank you, Silvanagirl! That will surely help me to no end. As for the felt with the ears; I think I'll have to do that, so I don't waste fur because, well, even faux fur is expensive at Jo Ann's. but felt's nice and cheap.

I'm trying to make my Schrodinger costume as good as it can possibly be, which is why I'm asking for any advice that anyone has to make it good.

Rip Van Winkle
08-24-2005, 02:16 PM
$3 for a rectangle of fake fur isn't that expensive. You can get rabbit pelts for less than that.

Anyway though. For the sake of accuracy, if you're going to cosplay Schrodinger, cosplay Schrodinger entirely. Don't take out the swastika just because 4 or 5 people at a whole con are going to be offended and tell you. A trick you could use is to make the back of the swastika velcro, that way you can just take it off if you want to go out someplace beyond the confines of the convention.

Also...I've noticed a lot of Schro cosplayers can't be bothered doing anything with their hair. Well, if you're going to cosplay Schrodinger, again, do the whole costume, including getting a wig if your own hair looks nothing like his. Makes it easier to attach the ears, too (Armature wire.) Cosplaying with a fellow Millennium member is also fun and takes the stigma off of the swastika a bit. People won't be so skeptical if there's a group of Nazis as opposed to just one.

Runi-Chan
08-24-2005, 02:21 PM
I hadn't thought of a velcro one. Gosh, then it'd be really easy to make the swastika, wouldn't it?

*sweatdrop* I haven't seen where to get fake fur, so I was talking material wise, like on a bolt. Ah, my bad.

Armature wire, eh? Good idea. I definetly have to use a wig, seeing as he's blonde, and I'm not..and I don't know many anime fans around my area, let alone cosplayers. I think I'll just be very careful with the swastika. And be sure to tell people outside of the con it's just a costume.

KomoriChu
08-24-2005, 03:56 PM
Yeah, I think making the armband sans-swastika wouldn't do much. A red armband is still recognizable as part of Nazi uniforms, so it'd hurt the accuracy without doing much good in the way of p.c.-ness. But I agree, find a group of Millennium cosplayers. Groups of cosplayers always look more impressive than just one character here and there. Especially with Schro, since he isn't even a major villain, he's more of a side character. Or you could even hang around with Alucard. :3 People will recognize Alucard, then deduce that you're part of that series, even if they haven't read the manga. It could make for some interesting photos, too. ^____^

Also, if you find the fur on bolts at JoAnns, you can ask for less than a yard of fabric, you know? You could order 1/4 or even 1/8 a yard. 1/8th a yard would only be about 2 bucks, if the fur is 15 bucks a yard. :3 It's only for a couple of small ears, it isn't bad at all. Felt is a bad fabric to use. It looks too much like a kindergarten craft project than a costume. If you can't find fur at JoAnns, Walmart sells small sheets of faux fur, about 9x11, for 3 bucks apiece, but it's only in pure white or black.

Runi-Chan
08-24-2005, 05:06 PM
really? Wow..^.^ Thank you! You've helped me immensely. *nods*

I'm sure when I cosplay him, I'll have no problem finding Hellsing cosplayers to hang with. Hell, if I get off my butt and join the local anime club, I could have an Alucard to hang around with. (and those would be interesting photos indeed..)

Rip Van Winkle
08-25-2005, 07:28 PM
You can get fake fur at Hancock's for half the cost of what was mentioned above (it's $15/yrd at Walmart too amazingly enough.) You can get 8x12 blocks of fake fur at art/craft stores too in the leatherworking area.

Also, you can always print a picture of Schro and carry it around with you in case folks ask what series you're from. It's easier than trying to explain everything, when you only have to whip out a scan of the manga and say 'Hellsing.'

Pip_Bernadette6
08-25-2005, 08:42 PM
well if anyone wanst too i can give advise on a pip costume. I just came back from Otakon and i showed mine (Pip Bernadette) costume off)

Sephiria-chan
08-25-2005, 10:37 PM
One thing that greatly bothers me with Pip Bernadotte costumes is the lack of accuracy and the horrid innatention to detail. Its a french army style hat, not a cowboy cat, he wears tan clothes and they are SHADOWED in the ova trailer, not dark. He has many small badges including a french flag, the design on his hat is a horse, and there are so many good action pics that it should be relativelty simple to come up with at least modifications to patterns to make it exact.

Ok, now that my rant is done, Schro is often colored tan, but the calendar pic done by Hirano makes his uniform army green. This may just be for the sake of adding more colors to the calendar, as pip's clothes are also colored green when they are tan on the v7 cover. Either way you wish to interpret it, it makes a great reference shot.

http://bukkorosu.net/manga/calendarpic.jpg

Ryufighter
08-25-2005, 10:55 PM
Very good advice. DO NOT WEAR ARMBAND IN PUBLIC. I've learned this lesson. Unfortunately.

It is a fun costume to do though, it involves a lot of leather work, so it's a good costume if you want to learn some new things. If you don't want to use faux fur for the ears, you can always go with felt, or cover a felt peice with the fur. The felt I found was easier to cut, and gives youa very 'animated' sort of look to the ears.

You may be able to find a historical costume pattern that looks very simalar to a military uniform of that time, look in JoAnn's or something of that sort. You can also use this pattern, which I have found very helpful in Hellsing cosplay. It's incredibly easy to sew and does wonders on military shirts:

Simplicity: Easy-To-Sew

#55455

http://simplicity.com/index.cfm?page=search.cfm&numMatch=2&design_id=9149&design=5455&thumbnail_image=5455t.jpg&ldesc=Misses%20Shirt&size_range=6%20to%2022&CFID=5850934&CFTOKEN=27173414


hey srry to interupt. My name is Rook Kelly, and i am very new 2 this hole thing. At next years Comic Con, my friends and i will be cosplaying as super saiyan 4 characters. We r not basing characters from GT, but we r making our own characters. We will be using fur for the skin. What kinda fur should we use. We r gonna hav female saiyans as well as male. We r looking for ppl that r in the San Diego area and r willing to b part of our skit.

Runi-Chan
08-26-2005, 09:32 AM
hey srry to interupt. My name is Rook Kelly, and i am very new 2 this hole thing. At next years Comic Con, my friends and i will be cosplaying as super saiyan 4 characters. We r not basing characters from GT, but we r making our own characters. We will be using fur for the skin. What kinda fur should we use. We r gonna hav female saiyans as well as male. We r looking for ppl that r in the San Diego area and r willing to b part of our skit.

You need to ask that somewhere else dear; or PM someone who knows that. This isn't a thread for DBGT; it's for Hellsing.

Sephira; thank you for that manga scan. I'll probably go with making it tan, but that's still an excellent picture for reference.

daguru
08-26-2005, 03:50 PM
Hitler Youth Stuffz:

http://germandressdaggers.com/Hitler%20Youth%20Theme.jpg
http://www.holocaustsurvivors.org/photos/hitler_youth+large.jpg
http://www.resistance.com/catalog/images/107.jpg
http://www.srcs.nctu.edu.tw/joyceliu/mworks/mw-onlinecourse/paranoia_se/ThirtReichArtIndex/Photo/86hitler_youth.JPG
http://www.ben-chavez.org/oz42/reihhold.jpg
http://www.ufc.co.uk/images/Hitler%20Youth%20Drum.jpg
http://www.joematlock.com/HitlerJugendLuft2.jpg
http://www.joematlock.com/HitlerJugendLuft.jpg
http://usmbooks.com/HJ-shoes.html
http://www.millermilitaria.com/collectables/militaria/EW103.htm
http://www.craiggottlieb.com/images/hjarmband.jpg
http://www.wwiidaggers.com/20008.jpg
http://www.relichunter.com/hjlflag.jpg

Rip Van Winkle
08-26-2005, 04:55 PM
Actually, in the OVA trailer, Pip's costume was both green and tan. At least it appeared that way from what I could see of it. However, seeing as this is a thread about Schrodinger...

Hirano has this thing about being inconsistant. Take Rip for example. In some color pics of his, he makes her tie red and eyes blue, but in others (like the calander) she'll have a black tie and red eyes, and the painted bust will have a red tie and gold eyes. Captain Hans has been everything from green to field-gray, and the Major's been white to light tan. Zorin has had a black top, as well as gray and dark red. So essentially, it's up to the cosplayer to decide what to do.

I think tan works best for Schro, and 99% of cosplayers go with this color anyway. Green looks too American. I noticed this far too late to do anything about it in my doujinshi, but that'll change once he actually shows up again.

Runi-Chan
08-26-2005, 08:50 PM
those links are VERY helpful; thank you.

I'm going with tan for Schro anyway..the green did strike me as just not right.

Hey, this thread can be for any costume questions for anything Hellsing related. I'm just asking about Schro because he's who I'm interested in cosplaying.

KomoriChu
08-27-2005, 08:11 AM
Hirano has this thing about being inconsistant.


Hehe, like that calendar scan Sephiria-chan posted? In that, Schro's wearing a regular Nazi armband, while in the first pictures of him, he's wearing the Youth band. The youth band is different from the normal ones, because it has a white stripe running the length of the band.

Well, pick the colors/designs of the character that you like, then if you enter a contest, use only the references that support your version. :bigtu:


.... And you guys got to see the OVA trailer?! Lucky ducks. They were supposed to be showing the actual first eps at Otakon, but it got canceled. :waaaah:

Runi-Chan
08-27-2005, 08:44 AM
^.^ That's what I planned on doing.

They're finished the OVA already? I didn't hear a completion date...

daguru
08-27-2005, 09:44 AM
The OVA preview was supposed to be shown at Otakon, but Hirano wanted to debut this series in the U.S. closer to Halloween. Episodes are supposed to start showing in Japan next month, or so.

'nother schrodinger cosplayer:
http://www.benher.org/images/FAQ_CM/FAQ_CM_cosplay_nazi_thumb.jpg

Silvana_Girl
08-27-2005, 10:21 AM
Hello All again!

Just looking at the many reference pictures you all have posted. And now I'm relly into the idea of finishing my Schro. cosplay. (I never finished any deatail, I have a rough base that I sewed!)

Question referring to the first page of the thread.

Sephiria-chan posted a calendar pic. This is great for reference, and I was wonering if any of the other scans from this calendar are online!

Would be good for my Hellsing group at next years cons!

w00tastic
08-27-2005, 12:40 PM
Oooh I've always wanted to see a Schro. cosplayer ^-^ I was going to try it myself but I think my friend is going with me as Schro. and myself as Rip van Winkle.

But anyways, In teh OVA tralier with the one shot of rip, Her shirt looks pink and this just struck me as really off, I figured it might be the lighting but to be honest I'm not sure so before I go any further with the costume (I'm starting it early for Halloween to wear to work xD) I'm kind of in need for exact colors of everything ^^;; as stated before I know theres inconsistancy but I just need a pretty good idea. (Being the prefectionist I am)

As for the swastika yes its very contrivercial but so are other things. I intend on wearing one with my Rip costume but just an interesting story. At Animethon my friend and I were stopped wearing two shirts Full Metal Alchemist related (The one with the serpents cross on them and a transmutation circle) and were asked if we could remove the shirts because they were said to have offended some christian people! We didnt end up having to but I still thought it was rather...well werid to say the least. If anything stay with acuracy most people will not get offended because well, yes you are at an anime convention.

_Nozomi_
08-27-2005, 06:17 PM
Lol, you should have removed the shirts fully, watch how fast theyd change their minds ^_^ Im a tad worried about the reaction to me in a priest costume when I eat lunch outside the convention...

There are two other calendar pics i have found in high res and they are here. Shirtless captain in the first, and doc with apparently 5 fingers....
http://bukkorosu.net/manga/calendarseptember.jpg
http://bukkorosu.net/manga/calendarsmall.jpg

I have attached some other calendar images (very poor res....) I left out some of the sillier ones (Luke and Jan's humourous calendar, walter drinking tea,Saturday night fever John Travolta dancing....) If you want those i can upload them later...

Here are two images of manga-based posters, im sure ther are better quality images, but I saw these while looking for more calendar pics, and I find it interesting how the drawing style is closer to that of Hirano's earlier works like Coyote. Its also another example of inconsistancy with Alucard's grey big red coat....
http://www.witch-hunter.net/integral/merchandise/poster1.jpg
http://www.witch-hunter.net/integral/merchandise/poster2.jpg

The phonecard
http://www.witch-hunter.net/integral/merchandise/phonecard.jpg

Oh, and try google searching hellsing OVA trailer geocities, thatll get you the high res version, its also available here in low res http://www.mangazero.net/manga/thehellsingproject/

Rip Van Winkle
08-27-2005, 09:51 PM
But anyways, In teh OVA tralier with the one shot of rip, Her shirt looks pink and this just struck me as really off.

That was discoloration from the cellphone my friend used to take the screenshots with. A lot of the other images are discolored at the bottom as well, especially skin tones (which are a sickly fuscia/pink color in some) and whites in general.

However, if that wasn't discoloration and her shirt really is pink, I'm going to march over the Geneon and *****slap some people around. As a devout Rip cosplayer of 3 years, (and overall Hellsing fan of 4) I'd be extremely insulted and outright offended that such an awesome character have her colors ruined that badly. Never before the OVA has her shirt -ever- been depicted as anything other than white.

Anyway, that aside...

The OVA's first episode is slated for release around Christmas in Japan. The trailer was slapped together in a month by the Geneon team so it was on time for it's Anime Expo release (so any who, like me, believe the trailer was god awful, you can be gladly assured that it was entirely due to the fact that it was rushed.) Every trailer since then has been shortened/edited and played to different music (if you could hear it at all.)

EDIT: Turns out Rip's shirt in the trailer is actually a light shade of lavender...so it's still not pink, it's just not white either =P

Zell Chan
08-31-2005, 10:29 PM
I'm going for schrodinger. ^.^

Modding a boy scout uniform so his clothes better not be olive drab.

Has anyone tried this yet?

Rip Van Winkle
09-01-2005, 01:55 AM
When I made/altered a uniform for a Schro costume...I used a tan military uniform from an Army Surplus store. Hemmed the legs of the pants down to shorts and tightened the shirt a bit and voila, Schrodinger~

JonnyStarwind
10-20-2005, 03:14 AM
I'm working on a Pip costume. Any advice as far as the various pins, medals, and patches carried by our favorite Frenchman?

_Nozomi_
10-20-2005, 06:42 PM
Pip Bernadotte (Vernedead was a intentional spoiler mispelling in vol 6 by hirano) does have a small french flag pin... They change every shot.

Wag
10-21-2005, 08:34 PM
One thing that greatly bothers me with Pip Bernadotte costumes is the lack of accuracy and the horrid innatention to detail. Its a french army style hat, not a cowboy cat

I'm working on a Pip costume. Any advice as far as the various pins, medals, and patches carried by our favorite Frenchman?

Modified Australian Slouch hat, imo.

http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-uniforms/slouch_hat.htm

Other than that, don't wear the eye patch more than an hour at a time without taking a break, otherwise you'll give yourself an enourmous headache. Now, if you're already blind in said eye...I guess it doesn't matter.

And the pins change *just* about every close up. Go with whatever looks right to you.

livengood
10-21-2005, 08:55 PM
Personally. I'd like to pull off the manga version of Sera's with her Yellow uniform and Blue eyes(manga readers know when her eyes became red) Instead of the traditional blue uniform with red eyes. I'd also like to really try to do the Harkonnen II instead of the first. Nothing says "don't fuck with me" like carrying around a pair of 30mm auto cannon. :D

Of course I haven't read far into the manga to know when she get's the Harkonnen II so I'd like to fit the costume colors with the weapon. Help me out here Hellsing fans.

Wag
10-21-2005, 10:11 PM
Of course I haven't read far into the manga to know when she get's the Harkonnen II so I'd like to fit the costume colors with the weapon.

Kouta has a small doodle in the back of one of the manga where he shows the Harkonnen II modeled after Gundam Unit 3's "Orochis" unit from 0083 Stardust. However, the Harkonnen isn't nearly as flashy. Basically just two huge metal crates strapped like a backpack and twin 30mm's just as long (maybe longer) than Harkonnen I.

If you want suggestions on how to build, you'd need a lightweight interior frame of somekind. Only thing that immediately pops to mind is PVC. Once you have that down, use the "Gundam" method - Craft foam with shiny metallic stretch vinyl glued to it - to create the metal siding. You can see here it has some decent results: http://page.freett.com/darkknight/gandom/gandom.htm

I used to have the link to Goldy's (Gundam Astray at Expo 05) production diary which outlined in babel-fish english how to create parts. Granted, it's a little more difficult than "just cut the pattern, then the foam, then the vinyl and glue it on". But that's the basic principal.

I'd also reccomend at least three straps - two shoulders and a waist, otherwise you'd keel over. The harness would have to be connected directly to the frame of course, and I'd make it very snug. It's much easier to carry something attached tightly to your back rather than hanging loosely from it. You can layer the craft foam to create depth / lines in the ammo containers, etc. Make some nice decals...and so on.

As for the actual guns - that would all depend on how big you wanted them. If they got seriously long, I'd just put a counter-weight in the stock if you could, cause most of the time balance is a big issue. Also consider like...walking around the con...and when you're going to have to go to the bathroom...and when you plan on taking breaks. There's plenty of ways to make the guns, but accuracy and comfort don't really go together very often.

And finally I shamelessly plug BK while Rip is at OniCon:

www.Bloodknight.net
http://www.bloodknight.net/Seras.html

Gotham
10-22-2005, 06:25 AM
I have a Hellsing question also. I am doing manga Integra for AUSA and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about her gloves. Does anyone know of a sewing pattern for them, or else where I could buy a pair like that?

JonnyStarwind
10-23-2005, 01:26 AM
As I have posted earlier, I am making a Pip cosplay. We all know that he has the patch on his hat of the Wild Geese Army. It might be a dead end, but I am chcking out this military patch dealer. He says he has a Wild Geese Army patch, whether it is an actual or reproduction is not what matters. What matters is the design. Now, he doesn't have a pic on his site, so I asked him to e-mail me the pic. If it is the correct patch, I'll supply the link for the website and display the patch here.
Peace Out.

livengood
10-23-2005, 01:35 AM
Kouta has a small doodle in the back of one of the manga where he shows the Harkonnen II modeled after Gundam Unit 3's "Orochis" unit from 0083 Stardust. However, the Harkonnen isn't nearly as flashy. Basically just two huge metal crates strapped like a backpack and twin 30mm's just as long (maybe longer) than Harkonnen I.

If you want suggestions on how to build, you'd need a lightweight interior frame of somekind. Only thing that immediately pops to mind is PVC. Once you have that down, use the "Gundam" method - Craft foam with shiny metallic stretch vinyl glued to it - to create the metal siding. You can see here it has some decent results: http://page.freett.com/darkknight/gandom/gandom.htm

I used to have the link to Goldy's (Gundam Astray at Expo 05) production diary which outlined in babel-fish english how to create parts. Granted, it's a little more difficult than "just cut the pattern, then the foam, then the vinyl and glue it on". But that's the basic principal.

I'd also reccomend at least three straps - two shoulders and a waist, otherwise you'd keel over. The harness would have to be connected directly to the frame of course, and I'd make it very snug. It's much easier to carry something attached tightly to your back rather than hanging loosely from it. You can layer the craft foam to create depth / lines in the ammo containers, etc. Make some nice decals...and so on.

As for the actual guns - that would all depend on how big you wanted them. If they got seriously long, I'd just put a counter-weight in the stock if you could, cause most of the time balance is a big issue. Also consider like...walking around the con...and when you're going to have to go to the bathroom...and when you plan on taking breaks. There's plenty of ways to make the guns, but accuracy and comfort don't really go together very often.

And finally I shamelessly plug BK while Rip is at OniCon:

www.Bloodknight.net
http://www.bloodknight.net/Seras.html


Dude. Thanks for the information. <3

If the weight of the Harkonnen proves to be too difficult for me to trave around with during the con. I may consider using it simply for photoshoots.

JonnyStarwind
10-24-2005, 06:21 AM
It turns out my search was a dead end for the Wild Geese Army patch.

Rip Van Winkle
10-24-2005, 07:33 PM
That's cuz the Wild Geese don't really exist. You'd need to fake one, though you can go to military or regular embroidery shops and tell them to make a patch through references you give them. I think at military shops you need to order them in bulk, but IIRC, that was your idea in the first place.

Gotham: Best bet for the gloves is simply to buy ready-made gloves and then just add a cuff/button to it from similar material. I always get my gloves from a shop in the mall called Claire's...I got the extra long ones so I could just cut the excess off and use that to fashion the cuff.

_Nozomi_
10-24-2005, 07:36 PM
hmmm, Do Claires gloves have long fingers? I have alot of trouble finding gloves that fit my long fingers (trimming nails does help a bit ^_^)

JonnyStarwind
10-26-2005, 09:00 AM
The Wild Geese DID exist.
It was a Merc group during the African conflicts of WWII, mostly composed of French and Irish.
Plus there were 2 movies based around the Wild Geese Army.

Rip Van Winkle
10-28-2005, 02:19 PM
_Nozomi_: My fingers are anywhere from 3.75in long (pinky) to 4.75in long (middle), and the gloves themselves are spandex...so unless you have fingers longer than mine, I don't think you'll have any problems. You can find similar gloves online just go doing a search on spandex/satin gloves.

Kagome_17
11-28-2005, 04:23 PM
My Integra Hellsing costume is almost done. All I need is a pattern for the tie thing. PM me if you can help. I really need it bad.

_Nozomi_
11-28-2005, 06:31 PM
Its just a bow basically, done in a light textured fabric. A blood red matte silk would be perfect (cant name the exact sort but i have a scarf in it and its very light yet opaque) Basically a strip of fabric...

Kagome_17
12-02-2005, 11:24 AM
Thanks

Sadira Pookie
12-06-2005, 02:24 PM
I'd also like to really try to do the Harkonnen II instead of the first. Nothing says "don't fuck with me" like carrying around a pair of 30mm auto cannon. :D

Of course I haven't read far into the manga to know when she get's the Harkonnen II so I'd like to fit the costume colors with the weapon. Help me out here Hellsing fans.

I'm actually in process of making these cannons. i had to use 20 mm rounds to resin mold for the ammo strips, and i'm using sheet plastic for the guns along with craft foam and pvc. they're going to be huge, and mainly for the skit at ohayocon. i'll post pics when i finish things up.

i must agree though, anyone give me a hard time, i'll turn around and point the recieving end of the guns into their chest.

ll blackat ll
12-06-2005, 04:21 PM
I am planning on doing Schrodinger with a Hellsing group for the next Numa Rei-No Con. Schro is the cuteness~ Oh, for anyone who is in to Hellsing, do you guys know about the true meaning behnd Scrodinger and everything?

_Nozomi_
12-06-2005, 05:33 PM
Blackat, Schro is based on the Scrodinger's cat theory. If you put a cat in a box, and expose it to poisonous radiation, there is a 50/50 chance that it will be alive or dead at a given moment. THe whole "I am everywhere and nowhere" line is based on this theory. I dont know they further bits of the theory, but Im sure you can find it on wikipedia.

Im sure you have lots of pics of him, but if you need more, ask away.

1wingedangel
12-24-2005, 01:01 AM
Hey guys i did my first Hellsing art work please take a look and tell me what ya think.

http://photobucket.com/albums/d50/bh1134/

NeoSpike
12-24-2005, 10:25 PM
I'm actually in process of making these cannons. i had to use 20 mm rounds to resin mold for the ammo strips, and i'm using sheet plastic for the guns along with craft foam and pvc. they're going to be huge, and mainly for the skit at ohayocon. i'll post pics when i finish things up.

i must agree though, anyone give me a hard time, i'll turn around and point the recieving end of the guns into their chest.

Yeah, Her Harkonen II is based off the MobileSuit Gundam-0083 Gundam unit GP-03 Dundrobium. All its missing is the giant beam sabre.

BlueMew
12-25-2005, 11:39 AM
I have a Hellsing question also. I am doing manga Integra for AUSA and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about her gloves. Does anyone know of a sewing pattern for them, or else where I could buy a pair like that?

Ebay is the biggest help there is for gloves for most of the cast of Hellsing.

While I didn't cosplay Integra, I did cosplay Enrico, who has the same gloves as her in the manga. What I did was buy 12" white leather kid-skin gloves, then cuff them and add a button.

I don't think cuffed gloves as shown in the manga really exist. But it's what a few of us in the Hellsing group I go to cons with do.

wvpoetgirl
12-29-2005, 02:05 PM
i am trying to do a Seras Victoria cosplay costume. has anyone here ever done one and if so how did u get or make the patches and yello straps???

Nid
12-29-2005, 07:07 PM
I'm working on a Manga Anderson, and would like to hear your thoughts on this.

Anime Version (http://surbrook.devermore.net/adaptionsanime/hellsing/anderson.jpg)

In the Anime version, he has a light grey modified priest's outfit, with what seems like an open throat every time I've seen it.

Manga version, though....

Manga Version (http://www.bloodknight.net/Manga/Pictures/Anderson09.jpg)
Manga version 2 (http://www.bloodknight.net/Manga/Pictures/Anderson14.jpg)

It appears he has an entire BLACK priest's outfit under there, right down to the collar. His coat is obviously a cassock (Just discovered that term....) I used a modified riding coat pattern last year and the year before that. I foung the right pattern

Here is a picture of my costume at Fanime 2005.

Alexander Anderson (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/tyranid05/alexanderanderson.jpg)

My friends and I were in a Hellsing group.

Hellsing Group (http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=351766)

My plans for Manga Anderson include:
Fitted waist
Actual priest's outfit (I found a source)
Cassock pattern coat, with heavier material or weighted hem
Better gloves
Better knives

Sound like a plan?

BlueMew
12-29-2005, 08:42 PM
First, I want to say that you make a very nice Anderson, and also, if you're ever at say, Otakon, the group I go with really needs an Anderson. Sure, there is one with me in my photo gallery, but I was nabbed to be in the Iscariot group pic, as I'd gone with a Blood!Seras and a MangaKnight!Integral.

Well, if you're going for a black-costumed Anderson, I would say you have a pretty good idea of what you want. www.catholicsupply.com is where I bought my cassock; they're reasonably priced. I dislike the real collars, though- too stiff, and they require tie tacks. I prefer the cloth one I had made for my anime costume.

And, are you going to Otakon? I'd LOVE to see the costume once completed.

limey
12-30-2005, 02:18 PM
For the Seras patches you can try ebay.... They occasionally have patches either from the dvd or a fan made patch. Another option is make your own. People have used felt,craft foam ect. If you have enough time to practice a standard sewing machine can make decent patches. I'll try to remember to upload some pics of the hellsing patches I've made.

Nid
12-30-2005, 06:24 PM
Blue Mew, I've been looking to start an Iscariot group on the left coast as well :( Nobody seems to be interested! And the Iscariot thread I had in the Fanime forum seems to have dissappeared!

Otacon is a little far out for my tastes, me being in California not 20 minutes away from fanime has spoiled me. Lack of funds has also heavily sidelined my Con possibilities. I'll see about pictures, I'm looking to get my mom to sew me some stuff when she has her break in February (she has a job at a grade school). It's not so much I can't sew, it's I haven't really learned and she genuinely loves sewing. So, I'm going to let her do that.

And the offer extends back to you, if you're ever here for Fanime. Father Maxwell, command me....

BlueMew
12-31-2005, 08:21 AM
Blue Mew, I've been looking to start an Iscariot group on the left coast as well :( Nobody seems to be interested! And the Iscariot thread I had in the Fanime forum seems to have dissappeared!

Otacon is a little far out for my tastes, me being in California not 20 minutes away from fanime has spoiled me. Lack of funds has also heavily sidelined my Con possibilities. I'll see about pictures, I'm looking to get my mom to sew me some stuff when she has her break in February (she has a job at a grade school). It's not so much I can't sew, it's I haven't really learned and she genuinely loves sewing. So, I'm going to let her do that.

And the offer extends back to you, if you're ever here for Fanime. Father Maxwell, command me....

Iscariot is actually a tough group to get going. :bigcry: I have no idea why, either. The costumes are fairly simple (especially Heinkel & Maxwell).

It is also for the same reasons that I'll most likely never go to a west coast con. . . . .lack of funds requires me to stay in driving distance.

So unless I get a better job (which won't happen until I graduate) I won't get to go to anything but Ohayocon & Otakon.

JonnyStarwind
12-31-2005, 11:29 AM
I'm trying to do Pip and I need a detailed pic of the patch on his head.
I tried to copy the one off of the cover of volume 7, but I need a little more detail. Can anyone help?

Rip Van Winkle
12-31-2005, 01:11 PM
Aye, I can help.

First and foremost, the image is never actually the same. Of everything Hirano ever draws...consistancy is never one of them.

http://www.bloodknight.net/Manga/Pictures/V7Cover.jpg

Looks like a weird-looking horse in this pic. Others, it's a joke-image, or a kangaroo, or a bird...any number of things. Just find something you don't mind and you'll be fine.

ShiroInu
12-31-2005, 01:36 PM
Just the thread I've been looking for. I don't have particular questions - I'm just looking for tips.

First off, I'm doing Intergral as my Friday costume. I know its a double-breasted green suit and a blue tie/bow/thing (I'm going with the anime version). I was thinking of buying an army dress uniform (there's a military surplus in Vancouver I can go to), but if I can't, I don't know what else to try. I'll be searching the ValueVillage/Salvation Army stores, but I'm not sure how likely it is to find something like that. If I wear a black suit, will anyone recognise me? I also need to find out how to tie the tie/bow/thing.

Next, my first friend/cosplay partner is going with me as Alucard. I have an idea of what to do for the grey suit and red jacket, but the hat is a rather daunting accessory. How wide should it be without making it look goofy? She's sufficiently taller than me, so we'll look right in pictures.

Lastly, my second friend/cosplay partner is doing a Seras to fill out the group. I have no clue on this costume. I've searched pattern books, but found nothing remotely workable. Am I going to have to make this pattern from scratch? And the gun (Harkonnen? I never could get that name right) . . . how big (long) should it be?

I'm the prop-maker for our group, so I'll be making Alucard's guns and the Harkonnen, as well as Alucard's hat and Seras's badges. My mom is our seamstress, so I figured I should as on her behalf.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Muse
01-01-2006, 01:09 AM
I can't help you with the Integra or the Alucard, but I might be able to help with the Seras costume.

The skirt is pretty easy, it's just a plain mini-skirt. The shirt is somewhat like a Women's Army Corps winter field jacket (the collar is the same), with rolled up sleeves and missing two pockets. I can't imagine where you'd find a pattern for that, but it's a good reference. I can post some pictures of what it looks like, if you'd like. ^_^

limey
01-01-2006, 11:48 AM
Shrio, While your at the surplus store check to see if they have any police or security uniform shirts they should provide a good base design. I was able to make mine using some google images after seeing one in person.

Rip Van Winkle
01-01-2006, 03:57 PM
Go to Dillards for the suits. I picked one up for my original Integral costume that was absolutely perfect. (http://www.bloodknight.net/Pictures/Integral_001.jpg) (Even if the picture wasn't.)

Alucard...see if you can find a pattern for a London Fog Coat and modify it a bit so it's not so baggy. People make this mistake so often, it's aggrivating. Alucard's coat is built for a skinny frame. As for the hat, I'd say make it a wee bit wider than the width of your Alucard cosplayer's shoulders. Maybe an inch or two further out. Remember too that the straps around the base of the hat are a flesh-pink color, not white with red buttons. The buttons and straps are the same color. (That is, if you're doing anime!Alucard to compliment your anime!Integral. Otherwise, manga version is white straps with red buttons.) Maybe give the hat a slight almond shape, too.

Seras...any police shirt will do well as a base. I'm wearing a jeans shirt right now that I always muse could be just hemmed around the waist so it's form-fitting and I could cosplay a kickass realistic Seras. Just make sure whatever you get, the seams are in the right place. Don't forget the small lapels that come out over the top of the skirt, too. It looks like the bottom of the shirt goes down past the belt. The grey stockings should also come up pretty high on the legs, to just maybe 2 inches under where the skirt starts. Many Seras cosplayers make this mistake too and only have them come up to just above their knees. Accuracy is a good thing. Halfassing is not.

The gun...make proportionate to the height of the person cosplaying, that way it doesn't look too big or too small compared to them. On average, the gun is about 1.33 times Seras' height. It's also a dusty grey color, not black.

http://www.bloodknight.net This is a great resource for anime, manga and OVA info, even if it's also shameless self-advertizing =P I don't run the biggest Hellsing site on Earth for nothing. Let me know if I can help you out on other stuff too...I've made pretty much every costume Hellsing's got to offer.

ShiroInu
01-01-2006, 05:17 PM
Thanks for the website, and the tips - it looks like they'll be very useful.

And, yes, we're doing all anime versions. My Seras saw someone who had done the yellow version, and immediately said "Yellow is not my colour."

Purple Flames
01-03-2006, 02:14 PM
Hey question. Sometime this year I'm planning on doing Young Waltr from the manga. I already have the shirt and I'm gonn make the vest myself, but what I'm having throuble finding his is monocle. I'm trying to get one that's exactly like his (with the nosepiece s it'll stay fasntened to my face). I've checked ebay, but I didnt get any matches for anything close to his.

Would anyone know where I can find a monacle close to his?

Here are some refence pics:

EverEvolvingGrl
01-03-2006, 09:22 PM
Did you try costume stores? My friends and I bought faux monocles for a Walter costume (and cause its fun to wear monocles and pretend your British).

NeoSpike
01-06-2006, 10:49 PM
Hey....lookit!

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=557945

Rip Van Winkle
01-07-2006, 04:41 PM
PurpleFlames: That's DarkWalter...YoungWalter is a child. DarkWalter also doesn't have the same colorscheme as regular Walter and his childlike self.

I can't find the magazine cover that Hirano did right now...but I did a fanart of it once using those colors and you can see it here. (http://www.bloodknight.net/Comments/Rip_030.html)

ShiroInu: Pity to her then =P She's gonna have a hard time stomaching that Alucard isn't Seras' one true love then too.*

*Sorry, most anime fans tend to think AlucardxSeras is the OTP...I make fun of them for being clearly wrong ;p

NeoSpike
01-07-2006, 09:17 PM
Dracula was in love with Mina...that would be Winona Ryder...'til JOHN CONSTANTINE SLIT HIS THROAT! HELLS YEAH! well...thats if your going by the movie and the book...but how then, in the hell...did Dr. Abraham Van Hellsing manage to bring him back? I mean...even in the manga, Vlad Tepes is lyin' there, being told by Van Hellsing that he has nothing left...shouldn't he be dead?

And is Heir Major... Adolf Hitler or what? I'm still trying to figure it out...'cuz I bet that bastard Hitler was an ecchi, too...besides, he couldn't command for shit either...

And exactly HOW LONG did it take to synthesis the Nazi Walter? And how the hell do Derigibles...even steel ones, with obvious Luna Titanium armour...withstad that kind of barrage? Even Gundams fell when hit by Howitzers...hell, Mobile Suits were originally meant for crowd control during riots...ok I'm done with my rambling.

BTW...how's my Archbishop Maxwell sash look? I know one person used a gold sash...but when I found this pattern...it SCREAMED out to me "Kill all protestants....KILL ALL PROTESTANTS" and then I went into convulsions from fear...then I bought it and made MAxwell's sash...isk, i think it worked.

Crimson Angel
01-08-2006, 08:11 PM
Nope. According to Hellsing canon, Van Helsing brought Dracula (henceforth called Alucard) back to England and did God-knows-what to him to turn him into the monster that he is in the series.

As for Major, he is just a ... well, a Major. He's not Hitler, Hitler killed himself back in 1945. Major is simply the superior officier of the entire Letzte Battalion, and his objective and methods differs wholly from Hitler's.

And, no one knows how long it took to "turn" Walter. As for your other question... no idea. >__>

I think your Maxwell costume's really good, though the sash is probably gold. From what I can tell, you look just like him. It'd be easier, though, if your pictures weren't so dark.

NeoSpike
01-08-2006, 08:28 PM
They SAY Hitler killed himself along with Eva Braun...but who is to say the body the allies found was him? Also, since history is changing in Hellsing...you never know. Also...Hitler's overall goal WAS world domination...that whole horrible Holocaust was just part of his plan...and he was en evil bastard...just like the Major...

And what do you mean "Turn" Walter?

Crimson Angel
01-09-2006, 07:38 AM
Well, we don't really know for sure. None of us are Kouta Hirano, but Hirano hasn't said anything about Major being Hitler, so we're assuming he's not.

And we're not sure what's happened to Walter, either. Is he a vampire? Has he been brainwashed? We don't know, but hopefully we'll find out. I personally would like to know. I guess all we can do is wait till Hirano tells us.

NeoSpike
01-09-2006, 01:53 PM
I'm still thinkin' he is a clone...I mean...the Nazis DID have a cloning program, you know...

JonnyStarwind
01-19-2006, 12:50 AM
Hello there my fellow cosplayers

After scouring the net, I came across a Hellsing webcomic:
http://hellsing.comicgenesis.com/
I made friends with its creator Erin Ptah, and she gave me some clear shots of Pip's patch on his hat.
I'll post the pic in a couple of hours.
Now if only I can find the wig. Any leads on that?

Crimson Angel
01-19-2006, 04:01 PM
Why don't you just get a long, straight blond wig and braid it? You can cut bangs if there aren't any already.

JonnyStarwind
01-20-2006, 05:19 AM
Why don't you just get a long, straight blond wig and braid it? You can cut bangs if there aren't any already.


I've tried cutting a wig before, and I have no talent for it what so ever.

As far as trying to post the patch design, I'm still working on it.
My comp is acting all dee-dee-dee on me.

NeoSpike
01-20-2006, 08:27 AM
please...don't ever....FOR THE LOVE OG GOD! don't quote Carlos Mencia "Oh I'm SOOO daring!" Any comedian who proclaims how risque his is is just a chump...you don't TRY to be edgy...you just ARE

Oh well...yeah...still trying to find a good cross for Maxwell. I think that my Neo coat will do really well as Maxwell's coat.

paper cosplay
02-03-2006, 12:50 AM
Ive been thinking of doing a Hellsing cosplay of alucard's transformed. First I was thinking of doing a simple ghost costume cloth over my body with reds eyes on it then I thought what about doing something like my MR. Sparkles,els (check my gallery) but do the dog head with that arm coming out with the gun to kill the valentine brothers

Rel
02-04-2006, 12:27 PM
I'm currently working on a few Hellsing costumes- finishing off my Yumiko, tailoring a jacket for manga Integral and making anime Seras Victoria. :)

Just wondering- I really want to make the Harkonnen but in order to get it to the con I would have to travel through the London Underground and I can't imagine them being that keen on it. So I was wondering if anyone had any thought on how I could make it so it could be taken apart and then assembled at the con?

limey
02-04-2006, 01:28 PM
If you use pvc as many do you can add unions that will allow you to break it down to 2 or more pieces. Depending on the the size you make your cannon you might need two unions. My cannon which measures 196cm breaks down at the end of the receiver can fit in my hockey bag easily. barrel 96cm and receiver and stock assembled 103cm. The stock can also be made to be taken off also shortening it further.

Siege
02-05-2006, 11:39 PM
I was planning to cosplay Alucard for this years Melbourne Anime Festival, and I was wondering what material would best make Alucard's coat.

A friend of mine is making the costume (she's going as Seras and her brother as Anderson), so any suggestions would be great.

Rip Van Winkle
02-06-2006, 02:59 AM
A soft denim might be best for Alucard's coat if you can't afford some decent leather or fake leather. Otherwise, some other form of heavy-ish cloth works too. Just don't do like Crispin and make the coat out of crushed velvet...that looked god awful...

As for Seras...if you're going for an animated look, any soft fabric would work. Cottons mostly. But if you want a touch of realism, I'd actually go for a thin-woven denim there too. You'll never find it in OVA/manga yellow but blue should be really easy to come by, seeing as most women's denim shirts are of this material.

Siege
02-06-2006, 04:29 AM
Thanks for that. That's a big help :toothy:

kylash327
02-06-2006, 08:13 AM
Im thinking about doing a Dark Walter from the manga for Acen06...

Blue Eyed Matador
02-07-2006, 12:08 AM
By GOD I am just thankful that the OVA went with Integral's manga costumes and made them black/khaki respectively for her usual suit and knightsuit.

That green was just hideous.

Rel
03-12-2006, 05:49 PM
Just wondering if anyone knew if there was an 'official' hair colour for Pip? I've seen him portrayed with red, blonde and brown hair before.

NeoSpike
03-16-2006, 06:51 AM
Just wondering if anyone knew if there was an 'official' hair colour for Pip? I've seen him portrayed with red, blonde and brown hair before.

I'd say blonde would be the best colour to go with, but...knowing hirano...and we do...it is subject to change at any moment. Like the length of Integra's, Alucard's and Enrico's hair...and the size of Seras' breasts. (they just seem to keep getting bigger.). but we all know the reason behind this...its because Hirano's favourite things are Gundam,being obnoxious...and beating off.

Like me!:skidude2: Wesker Style
Err...uh...:untrust: Maxwell Style

teoka
06-19-2008, 12:47 PM
For you Schrödinger cosplayers, did you have any luck sewing his little uniform from scratch? If not, where did you get your uniform? Also, are there any little details I should worry about? Pictures would be nice! ^_^

FyreGothChylde
06-19-2008, 01:35 PM
I'm going to be cosplaying as bondage Alucard soon and was wondering if it would be better go to as the white or dark haired version..
White is more common but with the dark haired one, I probably wouldn't have to use a wig cap..
I'm not sure which to pick..>.<

SuniMoon
06-19-2008, 02:33 PM
Zomg, this place hasn't been alive since '06
O_O


Anyway, Teoka... I'm working on a Schro cosplay for my friend, but I'm doing it with thrift store clothing and mass alteration. I just finished making the armband. xD It's made of fail, maybe my next one will be better.... But there are some thing's that I will not even attempt to make...Like those belt thingies... I'm just going to hop down to an army surplus store and buy one.



@ FyreGothChylde
'Ello again!
I dunno, dark haired is sort of the new age of bondagecard cosplay, what with it only existing in the OVA. I myself prefer the white hair, it puts off more a feeling that he's been down there for twenty years.

...Of course, you can always go somewhere in the middle and try for a grayish wig. Just pure white kinda looks unreal to me...
Newlooks list of colors: http://www.cosworx.com/pages.php?pageid=7

Check out their different greys, they have quite a few mixes.


----

Anyway, bringing myself in here... well, actually, atm I really have nothing that I feel I need to ask. O.o
I suppose I just need to get back to sewing up my blood!Seras shirt, and perhaps get back to girlycard...
Just days ago I ironed on the pentagram's on the gloves backwards. Everything is mirrored. O___-;;

*glances around*
So, I wonder how many Alucard's that has happened to?

FyreGothChylde
06-19-2008, 07:09 PM
lol yeah that's true. he is more known for his white hair during that scene with it being in the original and the manga..
I'll just keep thinking about it. I really do like the silver white color from that site you suggested! ^.^
It's just hard trying to get all my hair under a wig cap..I just need to find better ways to pin it up I think^.^

You can actually get iron ons of the pentagrams for his gloves? Meh..I feel like such a Newb at times..>.<;
So you're going to be girlycard? From what I've seen of your Rip pics already, I bet your going to look so awesome! I've never seen any Girlycards at the cons myself yet..

SuniMoon
06-19-2008, 11:22 PM
Nor have I, just some on the net. Then again, I've only spent one day at one Con so... ;-;
With any luck that should go well. I'm planning on debuting it at SakuraCon '09, so I have plenty of time left...

Anyway, thank you. ^^
*glomps*

Oh, and as for the pentagrams... transfer paper for your printer is a godsend. I've used it for Hellsing emblem patches, and for the pentagrams... You just have to make sure you flip the image before printing. X_x
I've wasted so much transfer paper due to stupid things like that.... XD



How long is your hair? The braiding and then twisting around your head method usually works. Although it's altogether much easier to hide your hair when the wig is long, so once you get the majority of it up it shouldn't be to difficult...
I have short hair, but I'm always in a constant war with the wigcap trying to keep it from showing under my Seras wig...

Black hair + short blond wig = OMG, FAILZ.

FyreGothChylde
06-20-2008, 01:47 PM
oh transfer paper?I didn't know you could buy things like that, nor use it for your printer..o.o;. Guess that's what I get for not knowing enough about technology XD..but this is going to cool. Considering that white gloves dirty so easily, I wanted to make some extra pairs of my own. Least I won't have to draw it on with a marker now..XD
Thanks so much!..you've just been so helpful all around ^.^.^. *glomps back*

My hair is to my waist, so yeah I usually have to braid it to just to get it up..it can be a bit of a pain sometimes..^.^; but yeah, with longer wigs it is a bit easier. I already found a silver white one on ebay that I was thinking about buying hehe.
ooh trying to get short black hair under a blonde wig just sounds tough. Have you though of maybe spraying it back before putting on the cup? or is it the back that causes you trouble?

DieRuhe
06-20-2008, 04:47 PM
Be careful with the transfer paper, though.
I transferred it straight onto my gloves without thinking, and the iron pretty much completely melted my glove. >>;
Luckily I had a back up, but yeah, if the gloves have a high elasticity and junk, don't do it straight onto the material.
x___x;

Any who, I'm doing a Heinkel cosplay in about two weeks, and I'm down to the minor details at the moment.
I'm actually looking for suggestions on the cross necklace.
First of all, I have the three inch one that they sell now, and I'm kind of thinking it's too small. I mean, it's decent, but I've been going back and forth on whether I should make a bigger one or not.
And secondly, what should I use for the strap?
I've seen people use multiple materials, from leather straps to chains, and I tried using that ball chain stuff, but I think it looks cheap more than anything.
So yeah.... Suggestions?
=3

FyreGothChylde
06-20-2008, 05:52 PM
Whoa..really? I'll have to be careful about what gloves I buy then..o.o.

Anyways about Heinkel's cross, it's kinda strange since in some shots it looks small and in others larger..Is it the same size of the cross Anderson wears? Looking at the manga pics they look the same. I would say that you can make a bigger one, if you like, just to give it more emphasis..
As for the necklace part, I think anything other than a chain would be good. A leather strap probably would be your best bet..

I don't know if this helps any, but that's just my opinion..^.^

DieRuhe
06-20-2008, 06:05 PM
Yeah, it's like Anderson's, more or less. But even then, Anderson's changes size occasionally too....
Darn Hirano and his consistent inconsistency.
Thanks, though, I think I probably will make it at least a little bit bigger.
x3

And yeah, a leather strap probably would be the best. Now to find one~
Thanks again!
;3

Felseed
06-21-2008, 12:49 AM
Moved my earlier question to the proper thread, but as for Anderson's cross, you can search for leather (necklace) or cotton thongs. Just make sure you type necklace in there, or you'll be googling skimpy underthings instead. XD

~Felseed~

cold kittn
06-22-2008, 10:43 PM
first time posting here...i'm such a hellsing fangirl....I finally decided to cosplay from the show after so many years of liking the series...I'm planning on cosplaying human police uniform Seras...so pretty much 1st episode Seras...I forwarded the idea to a friend that loves military cosplay and he's gonna help me out a bit...hopefully i'll get started on it soon.

Pillow-chan
06-28-2008, 02:42 PM
I'm cosplaying Seras soon as well. I got the material and I have two patterns that I'm combining to make her purple dress :)
I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of it...I can't seem to find any, and the only ones I have are in the Hellsing d20 book.

LordMoufMouf
06-28-2008, 05:03 PM
Currently working on getting the final details in order for my OVA suit variant. Still need to pick up some tassels and a sword sash! I find the regular OVA suit to be rather boring, so I'm doing my own take on it. In involves 3 layers of clothing! XD

FyreGothChylde
06-29-2008, 02:16 AM
Nice Integra, Lord Mouf! I really like your battle outfit..^.^.

I'm currently trying to figure out what type of material to use to the straps on my bondagecard and revamping my guns..
I thought about making them from cardboard or I could try my hand at wood carving again..x.x

Yume Nezumi
09-25-2008, 12:21 AM
I know this thread's kind of dead, but it's worth a shot. Does anyone have suggestions/links for places to buy a suit like Alucard's and Integra's? How about some kind of pattern for making Alucard's hat?
I want to try to get Alucard done by Halloween, but I'm not sure.

FyreGothChylde
09-25-2008, 12:58 AM
I know this thread's kind of dead, but it's worth a shot. Does anyone have suggestions/links for places to buy a suit like Alucard's and Integra's? How about some kind of pattern for making Alucard's hat?
I want to try to get Alucard done by Halloween, but I'm not sure.

Sometimes thrift stores usually have alot of good suits that fit them or that you could modify to fit them..^.^.
Not so sure about Alucard's hat..still working on that myself..XD...but I believe in the props forum I've seen a few threads about how to make it. Doing a search there would be the quickest way to find them I think..they might be dead too XD.

Yume Nezumi
09-25-2008, 02:02 PM
Thanks, I'll check out the props forum. I've found the shirt I needed at one Goodwill near me, but I still have another one, and a couple other places to check for the suits. Thanks for the advice!

LordMoufMouf
09-25-2008, 02:30 PM
I found nearly all of my suits on eBay or in thrift stores. You might have to check once a week, but I'm sure you'll find something. The trick is not necessarily finding the suit, but finding trousers that match!
It might be easier (and cooler) to wear a double-breasted vest if you are doing Alucard...

Yume Nezumi
09-26-2008, 09:25 PM
That's what I first thought he actually wore, and god knows, being in Florida, I'll do anything to make it cooler, but I had even less success finding a double-breasted -vest- than I did finding a suit. And, because I want myself and my Integra to match, whatever I get, she'll have to get the same thing in army green.

FyreGothChylde
10-08-2008, 10:06 PM
Could anyone suggest any sites with some good ref pics of the doc and possibly 'she'?
I tried looking..but with no luck. >.<;

MithLuin
10-18-2008, 09:30 PM
Personally. I'd like to pull off the manga version of Sera's with her Yellow uniform and Blue eyes(manga readers know when her eyes became red) Instead of the traditional blue uniform with red eyes.

And thanks to the OVAs, yellow!Seras is now recognizable even to those who don't read the manga.

Question, though - would other colors of that outfit still 'read' Seras? Because I just got some really bright yellow fabric (getting three different fabrics the same shade of khaki was not happening) and I was so, so tempted to just buy olive green drab and make the outfit out of that. I realize that bright yellow matches the cover of volume 2, I just have trouble taking it seriously as a military uniform. Of course, I should get over myself, because no one would wear an outfit like that as a military uniform anyway ;).

Pillow-chan
11-08-2008, 03:54 PM
I'm working on making a formal version of Seras for a fancy thing, and I have this one idea...
Because her uniform goes up to her neck, I was thinking this pattern for the top of the dress:
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5181.htm (The lacy one, the largets photo)
and attaching it to a skirt made from this:
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5564.htm (I don't want it to be floor length, I'll trip T_T)
It's not gonna be made of lace, LAWL. It's going to be made of this really nice light fabric, of a bright yellow colour. I don't have a camera to take a photo of it though, T_T
But..erm..question. Should I keep the ruffle on the shirt? Or...I had this idea...
Make a type of white bodice-corset thing, like how Saber's dress looks, but have the ties on the back, and on it, a design of her shadow arm...
My friend is drawing it out, but I wanted some opinions from here too ^^

(Btw...if anyone is interested in knowing, it's for Anime North next year. My boyfriend and I are going as Riocard + Red shirt/gloved/miniskirt Seras ((lol crossover)) and later on in the evening, Riocard and this dress. HOPEFULLY. DX)

eBay Sniper
11-09-2008, 05:23 PM
Looks like I'm in need of more help then what I originally expected. Despite Hellsing being insanely popular anime, finding detailed pics of Pip is for shit. Ive looked at fanart and I see plently of differences between pics. Here are my problems:

-I can't confirm whether his uniform is olive drab or desert tan.
-Bit unsure if Pip has his sleeves rolled up, rolled down, or if his shirt is like a tee shirt where the sleeves just end at upper arm.

If anyone can supply any detailed pics of Pip or can answer my questions, you have my thanks. It would be a great help.

KwEeNofKoRn
11-10-2008, 12:23 AM
Just told ya on aim ;D

kracken29
11-10-2008, 10:47 AM
I'm pretty much done with Rip but I'm debating whether to go for making her rifle or getting an umbrella & making the clock for the props... I suck at making props... Oh and I just need to get the wig...Does anyone know where I can get a good-quality wig that's bit cheaper than Cosworx..?

Amadrei
11-13-2008, 06:48 PM
So I want to cosplay Rip Van Winkle and I'm going to order my wig soon, but first I need a few questions answered, if you could help please.

How does one make a tailored suit?
What materials are best for suits?
What materials are okay for the suit, if best materials aren't available?
What materials should I stay away from?
How hard is it to make a suit? (Like sewing level, what would you recommend?)

Thanks so much to whoever can answer these, because I really want to make my own costume.

jetfirevalkyrie
11-14-2008, 04:17 PM
I'm pretty much done with Rip but I'm debating whether to go for making her rifle or getting an umbrella & making the clock for the props... I suck at making props... Oh and I just need to get the wig...Does anyone know where I can get a good-quality wig that's bit cheaper than Cosworx..?


Check out amphigory: wigs (http://www.amphigory.com/wigs.html)

Leadmill
11-15-2008, 08:30 AM
After much time and effort and plenty of procrastination I have finally got my Pip finished.
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x113/TIaccent/London%20Expo%20Oct%2008/_DSF1376.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x113/TIaccent/London%20Expo%20Oct%2008/Hellsing_01.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x113/TIaccent/London%20Expo%20Oct%2008/Hellsing_18-1.jpg
Badge is being replaced with a better one, as the one in the pictures was not as nearly as attached to the hat as I thought it was, it subsequently fell off and broke!

CreepyUncleLee
11-15-2008, 01:44 PM
i'd really like to make my 5 minute closet cosplay of dark walter better,have gloves,some light up wires (would blue wires or red wires be better?)

where could I get those fancy chains?

GaruruChan
11-15-2008, 03:09 PM
Well, cosplaying schro is definitely a great experience ^^! I had a lot of fun with it XD

Eureka_Jedi
12-22-2008, 06:19 PM
I have been working on my Walter costume for a while now. All that remains is the hair (either a wig or color) and the garat (did I spell that right) strings. Can anyone give me some good suggestions for those strings? I am thinking spray painting monofilament segments that are a 2-3 feet long and attaching one end to empty key rings and the other to small and light fishing weights at the other. The key rings would allow me to wear the lines under my gloves like rings.

Also, does anyone have suggestions for his eye-ware, I wear prescription glasses and I can't tolerate putting something very close or on the surface of my eyes. Reason is, my reflexes are to strong, I have enough trouble as it is using eye drops.

ninjagal6
02-02-2009, 09:08 PM
First post of '09 yay! I am currently making a yellow Seras cosplay for the Anime expo 2009, and its comming along very nicely. however, the patches are bugging me.... Ive found images of them online, but then what? should I use iron on transfers? also, seeing that I just saw the movie "Valakrie" I noticed that the pockets on the Nazi unifoms were very similar to seras's... hmm.... also, I am working on my harkonnen, and i will be making the barrel retract into the stock, but i dont know how i would make it stop from slideing out the other end....

Christycard
02-05-2009, 01:00 AM
Our group got our patches specially made by a guy in Denver. You can pm rane (Walter cosplayer) and see if she still knows the guy's info. I don't remember how much each of them were, but we had the big ones and the smaller shields as well.

Evie22
02-15-2009, 11:54 PM
Hey quick question! How do you dye Nylon stockings? XD Because I' ve been all over the mainstream stores and the web , AND I STILL CAN'T FIND BLOOD RED STOCKINGS! Like OMFG its driving me INSANE.


PS: advice on Seras gloves?

SabienStrange
02-16-2009, 02:42 AM
Lawl, how I'm just finding this thread NOW is amazingly horrible. Dx

ninjagal6: I used an iron-on transfer for a badge, and it came out just fine.
If you can find a picture of a Hellsing patch that looks like its been stitched,
That is, something that looks like this (http://www.hlj.com/product/CSP30793) texture wise, it can come out looking nicely.

Evie22: I'm not sure if you can dye nylons. Never tried. o_O
But my Seras ended up making hers. But I'm not sure if you wanna do that.

Fainne Roisin
02-16-2009, 11:13 AM
Hey quick question! How do you dye Nylon stockings? XD Because I' ve been all over the mainstream stores and the web , AND I STILL CAN'T FIND BLOOD RED STOCKINGS! Like OMFG its driving me INSANE.


PS: advice on Seras gloves?Use Rit dye, very hot water, and about 6 tablespoons of white vinegar. Follow the directions on the Rit box. It's pretty easy, and for one set of nylons you probably won't even need the whole box. (That's how I dyed the gloves in my picture, btw)

Question of my own: what material would any of you suggest for Yumie's dress? I don't want it to be too heavy, as it will be hot. And where does everyone get those white gloves that all the characters seem to wear?

Evie22
02-21-2009, 04:42 PM
Hey thanks for the tip! I got everything but the boots, and I was planning on getting a boot cover for them, just need to find the right style of Seras boot. Its so hard to find them! >___<

Christycard
02-23-2009, 06:37 PM
Question of my own: what material would any of you suggest for Yumie's dress? I don't want it to be too heavy, as it will be hot. And where does everyone get those white gloves that all the characters seem to wear?

Cotton. Nice and light, good for when it's hot. I really like Kona cotton, because it's a little heavier, has good colors, and is really soft.

My gloves are a pair of really, really simple cut out a handprint kind of glove. But they are really flimsy and got trashed by the end of one con, so I really need some new ones.

A good way to go is gloves from a prom/tux shop, then you sew the cuffs on later. That's what my Integra (Natchan) has done.

Schuldig_
02-24-2009, 04:01 AM
As for the gloves, you can probably find them in a pure glove-shop (as opposed to regular clothing stores), if there is such a thing near you and you don't feel like sewing cuffs on. Prom/tux shops, like Christycard said, might actually also carry cuffed gloves.

Fainne Roisin
02-24-2009, 10:45 AM
Cotton. Nice and light, good for when it's hot. I really like Kona cotton, because it's a little heavier, has good colors, and is really soft.

My gloves are a pair of really, really simple cut out a handprint kind of glove. But they are really flimsy and got trashed by the end of one con, so I really need some new ones.

A good way to go is gloves from a prom/tux shop, then you sew the cuffs on later. That's what my Integra (Natchan) has done.
Thanks, cotton was what I was leaning toward. And I'll try to head by the tux shop this week and see what they have.

ninjagal6
02-24-2009, 11:02 PM
may I have advice as to where (and which) wig to get for my Yellow!Seras cosplay... my options:
http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=16410&cat=2446&page=1
http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=25887&cat=2446&page=2
http://www.amphigory.com/wigs_flippy_l.html
are there other good ones $30 and under? also, where would I be finding really good socks?

Tigress
02-25-2009, 01:49 AM
Question of my own: what material would any of you suggest for Yumie's dress? I don't want it to be too heavy, as it will be hot. And where does everyone get those white gloves that all the characters seem to wear?

I'd go with broadcloth or medium-weight twill.

You can find white gloves on Amazon.com. I got a giant 12-pack for about $20 a few years ago. They are intended for industrial use, like handling CDs, circuit boards and other things will be harmed by oil, fingerprints or static electricity discharged from the skin. But they work for most cosplays. The only drawback is that they shrink really badly. They'll still fit, but they will JUST cover your wrist after a couple of washes.

When I re-vamped my Integra cosplay, I bought a glove pattern and made my own cuffed and fitted gloves out of some scraps of muslin I had lying around. You can find the pattern on Vogue's website, if you want to go that route. I had to make mine because my hands and wrists are tiny, so it was easier to make some from scratch than it was to hunt down pre-made ones and alter them.

LadySango
02-25-2009, 10:37 PM
You could try an Army/Navy Surplus or military PX for the white gloves. I am part of an honor guard and we go through white gloves like crazy. We try to buy in bulk, but I have bought some gloves at the PX when in a pinch.

LadySango

Chibi-Sama
03-26-2009, 09:01 AM
Hopefully this thread isn't too dead to help me...

I have a cosplay of Seras's yellow OVA uniform and would like to create her.. non-existing arm? I've seen a few people make the darkness (not sure what it's called) in place of her missing arm but not a tutorial on how to do it!

I'd like to hear different views on how to go about it, since I'm really bad with props but would really like to give this a try.

yuki_cross
03-29-2009, 12:36 PM
Ok, so I'm curious as to where Seras' red uniform fits in. I've seen far too many blue and I hate the color yellow. So I thought, maybe I could do the red version I've seen a few others do. But I can't find any references except for the little pvc figure. Is it from the manga later on in the series? Or what?

CezzaXV
03-29-2009, 12:47 PM
It's from later on in the series. The blue version is from the original anime series, the yellow is from the manga and OVA. The red version comes later on in the manga and will be later on in the OVA since it follows the manga. I won't say much more since it'll spoil the story for you.

To everyone else, I'm currently making a Halconnen and taking pics as I go, I'm hoping to make a tutorial at the end since I've noticed there are none. :)

yuki_cross
03-29-2009, 12:52 PM
Ok, so if I do make the red and someone tells me it's the wong color then I can tell them it's from later in the ovas?

CezzaXV
03-29-2009, 01:26 PM
Someone who complained about the colour obviously doesn't know Hellsing. If you are doing the red version though, you need to consider the demon arm thing she has (not sure if that's the actual name for it), as well as remembering that there are a few other differences in this outfit (if you just do a normal Seras in a red outfit, it won't be right). The actual name for that outfit is Blood Seras, do a Google of it.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r27/tehrin/seras04.png

pmastamonkmonk
03-29-2009, 10:55 PM
Ok, so if I do make the red and someone tells me it's the wong color then I can tell them it's from later in the ovas?

Make sure it's not a bright red, but more of a maroon. Not quite a spoiler, but it's her yellow uniform, just drenched in blood.

I saw one Seras make a yellow one and just cover it in a rit dye mixture she made to look like blood. There were some splatters of yellow left in some of the places the blood might not have reached, it looks very unique and awesome.

Not the usual idea, but, again, not a bright red, but a more rusty, dried blood color.

Tigress
03-30-2009, 01:47 AM
I saw one Seras make a yellow one and just cover it in a rit dye mixture she made to look like blood. There were some splatters of yellow left in some of the places the blood might not have reached, it looks very unique and awesome.

Not the usual idea, but, again, not a bright red, but a more rusty, dried blood color.

That's how I've advised a couple of people that want to do Blood!Seras. Make a yellow uniform, put the red dye/paint in a bucket and have someone throw it on you while you're wearing it.

CezzaXV
03-30-2009, 03:54 PM
Make sure it's not a bright red, but more of a maroon. Not quite a spoiler, but it's her yellow uniform, just drenched in blood.


lol, I always thought her uniform just magically changed colour :crylaugh:

CezzaXV
04-09-2009, 01:41 PM
Hey all, does anyone have any reference pics of the Halconnen? Specifically the writing on the side. I've had a look at the other Seras cosplayers on the site and their cannons all have different things written on them, and there are so many different spellings of Halconnen it makes it difficult to search for. I went through the first few pages of this thread but it goes on forever :P

On a related topic, does anyone have a decent reference pic of the box she carries the shells in? There's some writing on the bottom of the bottom label, and it's not readable on the only reference picture I have.

Schuldig_
04-14-2009, 04:26 AM
Hey all, does anyone have any reference pics of the Halconnen? Specifically the writing on the side. I've had a look at the other Seras cosplayers on the site and their cannons all have different things written on them, and there are so many different spellings of Halconnen it makes it difficult to search for. I went through the first few pages of this thread but it goes on forever :P

Which version of Seras are you thinking of making? I believe they differ a bit, just to make things easy. >_<

CezzaXV
04-18-2009, 03:33 PM
I be doing the blue version from the original anime, although do tell if different versions have different writing on the cannon, I'm more likely to go with what looks best rather than is 100% accurate.

Schuldig_
04-20-2009, 07:52 AM
I think that this (http://media.photobucket.com/image/hellsing%20seras/VampiressEclipse/Hellsing/Cerassweapon.jpg?o=78) and this (http://media.photobucket.com/image/seras%20victoria/endgame_5000/Seras_Victoria.png?o=2) are official anime images, although that one has no writing at all. Though don't take me up on it as I am more well-versed in Alucard's weapons than Seras'.

CezzaXV
04-20-2009, 09:23 AM
Do you know if the manga or the OVA have writing on their versions? I have some joins along my cannon I kinda need to cover up lol. I've got all of the manga up to volume 8, but flciking through it I can't find any decent shots of the Halconnen

EDIT: Just found one that looks like it's from the OVA, I'll post it in case anyone else needs it :)
http://media.photobucket.com/image/harkonnen/thebluecatlen/harkonnen.png?o=3

But still, manga ref pics anyone?

Schuldig_
04-21-2009, 02:56 AM
Here's (http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t209/ova3/ova%203%20box%20art/booklet_seras_two.jpg) a shot from the OVA, and that one has writing. You might need to twig the picture to see it clearly, though. Don't hold me to it, but the manga version (http://media.photobucket.com/image/hellsing%20manga%20seras/manga1-4/volume%201/5-seras_sniper.jpg) also seems to lack text, at least here.

CezzaXV
04-21-2009, 09:16 AM
Hmm, probably just Hirano getting lazy lol, he does like to leave things out when he can't be assed to draw them :P

phkz24
04-21-2009, 01:58 PM
Here's (http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t209/ova3/ova%203%20box%20art/booklet_seras_two.jpg) a shot from the OVA, and that one has writing. You might need to twig the picture to see it clearly, though. Don't hold me to it, but the manga version (http://media.photobucket.com/image/hellsing%20manga%20seras/manga1-4/volume%201/5-seras_sniper.jpg) also seems to lack text, at least here.

The manga version you posted is not the cannon, it's just the rifle she uses, the cannon never had a clip, it was always a single shot breach loader. Just pointing this out so you don't get to confused with too many different reference pictures, that really won't help.

Personal note: the rifle she uses i think had no writing on it because it was just a generic sniper rifle, the H. cannon on the other hand was created at Hellsing arms (a private gun maker) specifically for Seras.

phkz24
04-21-2009, 03:18 PM
I found a site that explains what i mean, and has great pics for almost all the guns from the shows. http://www.imfdb.org/index.php?title=Hellsing

CezzaXV
04-21-2009, 03:56 PM
One of my friends showed me that site before, it is rather useful, although there's no good reference pics showing off any writing on the side. Perhaps this is why all the Seras cosplayers I've seen have different stuff written on it.

Schuldig_
04-22-2009, 01:33 AM
Ack, I linked to the wrong picture... sorry about that, will try to see if I can dig the right one out.

Hmm, probably just Hirano getting lazy lol, he does like to leave things out when he can't be assed to draw them :P

I know... it's like my favourite games, "Guess the length of Alu's hair" or "Pick-a-Pentragram"... he's not nice to cosplayers. Groan.

CezzaXV
04-23-2009, 11:57 AM
I found a fairly decent ref pic on page 17 of volume 2 of the manga, but most of the writing is illegible! I'm beginning to think I should just make up what writing I should use.

ninjagal6
04-23-2009, 10:00 PM
I find the best trick when dealling with Hellsing is to just Compile details from as many sources as you can find. fro example, on one side, my Harkonnen says "HELLSING ARMS INDUSTRIALS CO. LTD. " and the other side reads "ANTI-FREAK 30MM CANNON HARKONNEN"

sethbramwell
10-15-2009, 02:27 PM
Old Thread, but still so fun to read! Just to chip in with my experiences...

Hirano is so inconsistent, it makes me wonder if he ever reads these forums and snickers. When I cosplayed Schrodinger for Anime Vegas 2009, I went all out trying to get as many details as I could and found just how weirdly inconsistent my lil catboy really is. I finally came to the consensus of "if it appears in 8 out of ten drawings, I'll do it. 2 out of ten, forget it." Hence no Nazi eagle patch for me since i only saw it on Schroey twice (and on different sleeves to boot!)

As for Schroey's armband... I started out determined to NOT include the swastika, but decided that was stupid as I made two other accessories with the swastika (his tie pin and Hitler Youth badge, specifically) so I made a reversible armband that was attached to my sleeve. Basically, unrolled it's the armband with the swastika, but I can roll it back inside itself to hide it if need be. (incidentally, one of the masq judges mentioned to me being at some cons where Schroey cosplayers were told they couldn't display the swastika outside of masquerade and competition judging... has anyone else run into that?) In the end, I was very glad I included it, and all three judges applauded me for it :-) If you'd like to see the reversible armband, here are the pics: http://www.cosplay.com/gallery/86210/

and for the record... I had 2 odd experiences with the armband as a result of the swastika. The first one involved two girls who said they were Jewish, one hugged me and the other (a friend of the first one) just kind of said "no, thanks" and walked away warily. The other was one very odd guy who asked me if i earned it for killing a bunch of Jews. That was very unsettling, as it wasn't an angry reaction, like I had offended him, more like... an intrigued reaction. Weird.

However! I have found more photos of my Schroey taken by others than I have of any other cosplay I've done to date, so i guess most people liked it :-)

MithLuin
10-25-2009, 01:50 AM
Hi! I'm considering the long Scruffy (http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=26309&cat=0&page=1) CosWorx wig for Seras, in Butterscotch (25) (http://www.cosworx.com/pages.php?pageid=5). Her hair is just too durn messy for me to go with neatly trimmed bangs! Any comments/advice before I go ahead and order it? (I've never bought a wig before)

sethbramwell
10-25-2009, 02:50 AM
I used a long Scruffy for my Schrodinger! Awesome wig and great company, and pretty easy to style.

Zrigeist
11-29-2009, 01:24 AM
Ha, dragging this thread to life.

Well, I'm currently in the works of two Hellsing cosplays. The first would be Dok, which is presenting me a world of troubles. That ridiculous outfit, and the details. Part of me wants to be lazy and do the really simple OVA glasses, but I would really hate myself if I didn't make them extremely nice looking. I seem to have come to a debate as to the color, as well. In the OVA, his outfit is a gray color, but I've seen different interpretations, but I still can't decide which color would work best. I'm thinking white, or a lighter shade of gray.

But the second costume won't be too difficult for me. I'm working on the SHE. As much fun as it'll be, I do worry about being recognized. :toothy:

sethbramwell
11-29-2009, 01:48 AM
SHE? heh, that will be a tough one to have recognized, I think.

As for Dok... I've seen some great ones and some really bad ones XD I'd say go with a light grey for the body suit, and white with blood splatter for the labcoat.

Good luck!

Zrigeist
11-29-2009, 03:12 AM
More than likely it'll be something that almost no one recognizes, but I'm mostly doing it for myself, anyway. It's one that I've really wanted to do.

Really? I've seen maybe a couple of good ones, the others, eh, not so much. I was already thinking the coat would be white, and the blood splatters are always a must, but a light gray does seem like a good option. It's a middle ground.

And thank you. <3

IntraVentus
11-29-2009, 10:02 AM
More than likely it'll be something that almost no one recognizes, but I'm mostly doing it for myself, anyway. It's one that I've really wanted to do.


Yeah. Don't expect to be recognized in your 'SHE' outfit. It probably won't get a lot of... right comments, if you know what I'm saying. Hellsing fans on the otherhand, might get the reference. It's hard sometimes to even get some of the mainstream characters reconized when it comes to Hellsing.

InuYashalvr48
02-10-2010, 09:51 PM
So I am currently working on my Hans Gunsche costume and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about what color his fur should be...

sethbramwell
02-10-2010, 09:58 PM
I believe Hans' fur is white, like his hair... maybe a silvery grey.

InuYashalvr48
02-12-2010, 09:53 AM
Perfect! Thanks a bunch!

sethbramwell
02-21-2010, 11:25 PM
The other was one very odd guy who asked me if i earned it for killing a bunch of Jews. That was very unsettling, as it wasn't an angry reaction, like I had offended him, more like... an intrigued reaction. Weird.

EDIT! I finally got around to watching my copy of Inglorious Bastards... and that whole exchange finally makes some odd sense.

Though looking back, I'm thankful that the guy didn't have a baseball bat and a collection of German dog tags... XD

RiaArure
03-12-2010, 07:47 PM
Rip's my first Hellsing cosplay, and I hit a wall already. I want to do the classic Hellsing full-mouth fangs (Probably my canine forward on both my upper and lower jaw). I have no idea where I would find that amount of fangs for a realistic price. I want them to look realistic while not being the death of me at a con. I've seen tutorials on how to make your own, but all of them call for even harder to find materials. So, anybody have an easier method to make them or somewhere to find the fangs (that are not god-awfully expensive)? Any input would be incredibly helpful.

kracken29
03-12-2010, 09:54 PM
Rip's my first Hellsing cosplay, and I hit a wall already. I want to do the classic Hellsing full-mouth fangs (Probably my canine forward on both my upper and lower jaw). I have no idea where I would find that amount of fangs for a realistic price. I want them to look realistic while not being the death of me at a con. I've seen tutorials on how to make your own, but all of them call for even harder to find materials. So, anybody have an easier method to make them or somewhere to find the fangs (that are not god-awfully expensive)? Any input would be incredibly helpful.

I got fangs for my Seras cosplay(s) at Vampfangs.com for $14.95... They also have a werewolf fangs set that comes with 4 subtle fangs for the top and bottom for $26.95: http://www.vampfangs.com/Scarecrow-Subtle-Werewolf-Fangs-p/subtwere.htm

Tsuki_no_Rekuen
03-17-2010, 07:51 PM
I got fangs for my Seras cosplay(s) at Vampfangs.com for $14.95... They also have a werewolf fangs set that comes with 4 subtle fangs for the top and bottom for $26.95: http://www.vampfangs.com/Scarecrow-Subtle-Werewolf-Fangs-p/subtwere.htm

I love Vampfangs.com! I got my sexy-bites from there.I bought them for my Girlycard cosply last year. The regular vampire fangs were to awkwardly big for my mouth.

negativedreamer
03-29-2010, 06:53 PM
Hey peoples, I just entered the world of Hellsing Cosplay at Megacon. You are a fun bunch to hang out with!
Anyways, here is a shot of my Anderson. Any suggestions on what I can improve would be great appreciated!

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2493692/

sethbramwell
03-30-2010, 04:50 AM
Nice Anderson! I think the cross needs to be a lil thicker, but that's about it from me.

Christycard
03-30-2010, 06:54 PM
Your bayonets are perfect! They look great!

The cross could be a bit thicker, I agree, but still looks great if you don't really want to change it. It reads very well in the photo.

negativedreamer
03-30-2010, 07:16 PM
Yea, now that I look at it some more I should definately make a bigger cross. Its not a ton of work, so when I wear it next i will definately take care of it!

sethbramwell
03-30-2010, 11:26 PM
You might want to check out the wood crafts section of a Joanns or Michaels (Maybe even a WalMart) for a cross base. Anderson's cross seems very simplistic, not very decorative... so a plain one painted silver might be an easy way to go.

Just a thought! ^_^

negativedreamer
03-31-2010, 07:36 AM
You might want to check out the wood crafts section of a Joanns or Michaels (Maybe even a WalMart) for a cross base. Anderson's cross seems very simplistic, not very decorative... so a plain one painted silver might be an easy way to go.

Just a thought! ^_^

yea, that was the thing. in some art its flat with no detail. in other arts, its more curved and has some detail in it. I went for the detailed version since i felt the costume was lacking overall in its look.

IntraVentus
04-01-2010, 03:55 PM
yea, that was the thing. in some art its flat with no detail. in other arts, its more curved and has some detail in it. I went for the detailed version since i felt the costume was lacking overall in its look.

Still hot, nonetheless. >D

negativedreamer
04-01-2010, 06:30 PM
Still hot, nonetheless. >D

XD thanks!

IntraVentus
04-02-2010, 10:48 AM
XD thanks!

You're welcome. I'm officially in love with you -- merely for your FAWESOME Auron. He's my favorite FF character of all time. I'm such a fangirl. >.>;;

negativedreamer
04-02-2010, 11:47 AM
You're welcome. I'm officially in love with you -- merely for your FAWESOME Auron. He's my favorite FF character of all time. I'm such a fangirl. >.>;;

XD i see you are from North Carolina... you going to be at Animazement by chance this year?

IntraVentus
04-05-2010, 01:53 PM
XD i see you are from North Carolina... you going to be at Animazement by chance this year?

Heck yes. I'll be there as Integra Hellsing (Hellsing) and Jihl Nabaat (FFXIII). Are you going this year?

negativedreamer
04-05-2010, 06:44 PM
Heck yes. I'll be there as Integra Hellsing (Hellsing) and Jihl Nabaat (FFXIII). Are you going this year?

i am going for sure... i wasnt planning on bringing my anderson but now i may reconsider.

IntraVentus
04-05-2010, 10:20 PM
i am going for sure... i wasnt planning on bringing my anderson but now i may reconsider.

Ohhh. You should. ^^ *persuades*

negativedreamer
04-06-2010, 01:30 PM
Ohhh. You should. ^^ *persuades*
if i do wear it, it cant be saturday. i should be wearing buggy the clown then. What day were you considering wearing integra/hellsing? I am doing photo shoots for a few other things, but i may be able to work around those.

IntraVentus
04-06-2010, 04:47 PM
if i do wear it, it cant be saturday. i should be wearing buggy the clown then. What day were you considering wearing integra/hellsing? I am doing photo shoots for a few other things, but i may be able to work around those.

There is a FFXIII shoot I'm attending on Friday, and that's the only one I know of so far. So besides that, as of now, my schedule is pretty open.

negativedreamer
04-06-2010, 06:03 PM
There is a FFXIII shoot I'm attending on Friday, and that's the only one I know of so far. So besides that, as of now, my schedule is pretty open.

hey... since we are slightly getting off topic, we should continue here on the animazement hellsing forum that is already going on this site:

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=203275

kandell
04-26-2010, 07:51 AM
Anyone know where I can find some good reference pics of Heinkel Wolfe's dress? It's not a very common costume, so I've been having trouble finding pics that aren't all this (http://thumbs2.modthesims.info/img/1/6/1/4/9/6/MTS2_LadyShiva_167729_Heinkelmanga.jpg).

eBay Sniper
04-26-2010, 11:55 PM
Hey Hellsing dudes. Not sure if I ever posted this prior, but where are Hellsing patches sold? I could definately use a few.

sethbramwell
04-27-2010, 12:09 AM
some on Ebay of varying quality, like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/HELLSING-PATCH-Seras-Uniform-Cosplay-Alucard-Vampire-/270543131060?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3efda091b4

and this thread is about making them...

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=135689

I know some people in the past have had professional patch makers do them in bulk and sold the extras, but i dunno how expensive that is.

JUST SAW THIS: This person on DA Has a bunch they want to sell (at least as of April 16) They said to contact via email: mail_milli_now@yahoo.com

eBay Sniper
04-27-2010, 12:59 AM
Thanks! Anyone know where I can find leather straps like these in bulk?

http://colorationjim.deviantart.com/art/Coloration-Pip-Bernadotte-69724394

I found this to use as a base, which I'm going to go through and buy. It looks really good for his rig. Just a bit of editing and it should be good.

http://www.collectrussia.com/DISPITEM.HTM?ITEM=18698

sethbramwell
04-27-2010, 01:01 AM
Very cool base!

bentoubako
04-27-2010, 10:46 AM
JUST SAW THIS: This person on DA Has a bunch they want to sell (at least as of April 16) They said to contact via email: mail_milli_now@yahoo.com

Thank you for this! I've been looking for some patches. Hopefully she still has some left!

eBay Sniper
04-27-2010, 01:10 PM
Very cool base!

Thanks, just need to find leather belts and straps, and a few more older pouches that match it. And an AK!

Anyone know what revolver Pip uses? It looks like a general revovler, like a Colt .45 SAA, not sure though

lynchingacers
04-27-2010, 07:47 PM
Probably make them or find straps in bulk length then its just the cost of buckles and rivets... you might need black dye for the edges

i actully made myself a belt out of something like this 6 Foot lengths is a good thing...
http://www.outfitterssupply.com/Saddle-Strings/productinfo/WSA152/

Different stap sizes and stuff

http://www.outfitterssupply.com/Leather-Leather-Strap/products/97/

These are handy as you can take them apart Later If You Want to reuse them or change somthing and look just like regular Rivets from the outside... just be sure to get the right Length or they will be too loose

http://www.outfitterssupply.com/Solid-Brass-Plain-Chicago-Screw-Handy-Pack/productinfo/WLF1099/

Roller Buckle
http://www.outfitterssupply.com/Nickel-Plated-Steel-999-Buckle/productinfo/WHW999/

another place for hardware Rivets buckles and such

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/home/department/Hardware/Hardware.aspx

eBay Sniper
04-27-2010, 09:02 PM
HELLS YEAH! Thats exactly what I'm looking for! Thanks man!!!

lynchingacers
04-28-2010, 12:37 AM
i know i was trying to find a belt to fit me and have enough slack one time
and i was looking around in the Tandy Leather Store and found the long leather strap and buckles and stuff to make my belt for about 15-18 dollars i wish i found that site earlier too for the straps and such...

Nikineko
07-01-2010, 08:59 PM
Question for Pip cosplayers! So I'm looking at wigs for a Pip cosplay, and I was just wondering what length have people bought or made? Mostly because I've been looking at a few all different sizes in length (30-50inches) and I'm just worried that I'll be buying one that's not long enough or one that is too long.

So I'm just wondering how many inches(or cm) would be best for a Pip Bernadotte cosplay?

Yume Nezumi
07-01-2010, 10:16 PM
Well, I haven't cosplayed Pip, but I do cosplay Duo, and I think their hair is close to the same length. I got a 51" wig, and I had more than enough room to braid it to 3' (the length of Duo's braid according to the official GW site) and I actually had to cut a few inches off. I found a good quality 51" wig on ebay and only paid about $30+ including shipping. The only thing to worry about is if you braid it too tight (or braid it on a wig head like I did) it might be too small for your head, so you might put the wig on and then have someone help you with braiding it.

Tigress
07-02-2010, 12:54 AM
When in doubt, always go with the longer wig. Braiding it is going to shorten it by about a foot anyway. You can always trim the excess off if it's too long.

Nikineko
07-02-2010, 04:28 PM
Ok thanks you guys! ^o^ Much appreciated

nanakiff7
10-24-2010, 11:19 AM
Hihi~ Just thought I'd pop in and mention that my next cosplay, once Badou and Roxas are done, is going to be Shrodinger~!