Creating this costume took a loooong-long time. It's still not really finished - but I hope I'll have a photoshoot next spring with some of my dear friends who also have an AX outfit.
Noelle is my favorite Trinity Blood character and I planned to cosplay her since 2009. She is a really gentle person, really emotional and real kind. Also, she is very sexy and too beautiful for a nun. :P All in all, she's the kinda woman I've always wanted to be, and that's why I wanted to be her just for one day. But what finally gave me courage was the fact that some of my friends told me that I'm a Noelle-lookalike - and I really wanted them to be right about it.
Most people tend to think that creating an AX outfit is an easy business - but I don't think so. Creating the pattern and sewing the dress accurately was a real hard job and very time-consuming. But it was worth it, and I'm really proud of the outcome - I think this is my very first dress that is decently sewn. However, I still have to do some work on Noelle's gadgets in order to improve them. So if you're interested and have liked my costume so far, please look out for the updates on this one. (: I mean to upload the results of the 2012 Spring AX photoshoot, and some pics of the final form of my AX gadgets. (:
Best character likeness (award)
Best costume (nomination)
(both at Autumn Mondocon 2011)