This costume I worked on and off for over a year. The chainmail I started before I even got into cosplay. Originally this was going to be a Halloween costume, only I got sidetracked by Hellsing and decided to chance my costume to Alucard instead.
Once I had gone to a couple of cons I finally finished up the chainmail and started the rest of the costume. The scabbard I had help cutting the base pieces out on as I do not have many decent woodworking tools. The sword is insulation foam covered in fiberglass. The shield I made later out of plastic with help from my uncle with some vacuum forming. I then made the raised parts in bondo and fiberglass. I learned a lot while working on this costume between all the sewing, making chainmail, working on props and boot covers, and leather work.
Best Workmanship in the Neo category at Anime Iowa 2008
Won Craftsmanship in Novice category at Sogen Con 2008