This costume was a complete re-make of my first Paine (which was my first costume ever). I took my time and did everything right this time around.
The pants I bought at Goodwill then seam-ripped them up the sides, cut them into the two sections (shorts and 'chaps') and then sewn them back together with strips of farbic. I like to call them my Fraken-pants...they're ALIVE!
The stole I made from inside out silk that was my prom dress and about 80 itty-bitty foam squares painted, sealed, and studded into it. I love the circle belt, they're made out of wooden car wheels.
The sword is my very own little handmade gem, I could go on and on about it's contruction. If you need help making your Paine sword feel free to PM me and I won't spare any details.
My cosplay friend VampiricMosaic is styling the wig for the next convention.
Best Intermediate (Chibi-pa '07)
Best Look-a-Like (Anime Supercon 2 '07)
Best Prop (Yasumicon '08)