My fourth cosplay, and the most insane to make so far.
My debut at AX 08 was as "first manga volume appearance" because I didn't have time to get all the cape armor pieces done.
I wore "manga volume 2+" with the cape armor pieces for the first time at NDK 08.
Final details were finished for AX 09. So it took over a year of off and on work to get this done.
I had to learn resin casting and working with Wonderflex for the armor--the pauldron was a major challenge to get the curves done. I've since become a "resin arrow casting monster", and actually really enjoy that. And I had to sculpt and resin cast my own small crosses for the 'belt bling.' There was customizing patterns for the cassock and cape, making many yards of my own satin bias trim, and then hand sewing that closed--upholstery needle needed for that "collar of doom". I had leather work to do for the belts and boots. 5 strap-boot spats.... @_@
This has been such a fun costume for me, because of the series, the character, and the challenges in making the costume. But especially because of the people I've met because of it.
And after wearing it at over 20 conventions or gatherings, it's still one of my favorite and most fun costumes to wear, and not quite ready to "Krusnik out" yet....
2nd Place AX 2009 Masquerade (group skit with Inoli, Shokora, and Uchiha Sakura)
1st Place Anime 2010 GenCon
Hall Costume Award ALA 2009
Hall Costume Award ALA 2010 - Rosette Ribbon