I decided to re-vamp my Monica costume as a ‘quick’ cosplay for Anime North this year. Monica is often featured with a cape and stole so I thought they’d be a nice touch to the costume. The coat is a modified pattern and the pants were drafted.
The cape was draped and is made from black cotton. The collar is two layers of stiff interfacing. The clips are resin cast, sanded, painted and distressed.
The stole was a present from my cosplay partner in crime Ceno.
I re-made most of the armour from Wonderflex and attached it to the costume with Velcro (it makes it so much easier to transport/iron when it can be folded).
The dagger is made from sculpey except for the blade which is wood. Sculpey was my best friend for this costume. I constructed the rosaries, earrings and armour from the stuff. While it is awesome, it is also heavy. My ears were complaining bitterly after 12+ hours in the costume.
Monica is great fun to wear! A big shout out to all the Trinity Blood cosplayers at AN this year! You all rocked!
Honourable Mention for Detail in the Artisan Division at Anime North 2011
Judge's Choice for Presentation in the Artisan Division at Anime North 2011