Major General Olivier Mira Armstrong
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Last Updated: 07-03-2012
Military uniforms are not the easiest thing to make! I tried to keep it authentic but still, it is based on a comic/animation, so I tried to stay true to that as well.
I'll start with the wig: it's a 36" straight in Honey Blonde from Epic Cosplay - mainly I added the curlie cues to it and set the part with hairspray. I made a short sleeved turtleneck for underneath from black spandex fabric.
The jacket was the most difficult - all of the blue is a nice twill. I realize it should probably be wool, but I am from Phoenix, so this is more practical. I pretty much drafted it myself. The epaulettes were made by sewing gold trim onto the fabric. There is a star stud and a button/buttonhole to keep it in place. The trim is done in matte grey bias tape, as I can't stand the shiny vinyl everyone else uses.
The pins on the collar are official ones my friend bought for our group (that hasn't happened yet...) I just changed the backings to military style ones. I custom made the ribbons for her medals. The gloves and gold cord were from a Parade store. The buttcape was the easiest part to draft and make, and buttons closed around the pants waistband.
I really hate my pants and plan to remake them. I am proud of my second ever zipper fly, but they are so HUGE. Her pants ARE huge, but they are just so unflattering that I plan to remake them fitted. =/ The boots were tough to find, but I did finally snap up some black riding boots from an Ebay seller. I made a vinyl piece padded with craft foam, and attached that to the top of the boot with velcro.
Sword was a gift. The blade is wood coated in fiberglass resin, and the - is PVC pipe and plexiglass. I did draw out the flower design that was carved in and painted the sword, but that's all I can take credit for. He also made the ribbon holder and punched out my medals. (He is a metalsmith and I am not! xD)
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