Zelgadis Greywords

Zelgadis Greywords - Slayers - Zelgadis Greywords
Old pictures of an old costume. These are from back in 2000. Zelgadis was the first costume I put a lot of work into, and it was before I could sew. My friend Heather made the pants, shirt and cloak; I dyed the clothing, made the props and accessories, crafted the make-up effects, and styled the wig.

It's got some flaws (especially in the wig; I learned many things about what NOT to do when styling a wig), and if I were to redo the costume I'd style a new wig, line the cloak, sand the sword hilt better, and make some kind of wrist covering. (My flesh-tone wrists had a bad habit of peeking out.)

The lower-right picture was taken about a month after that main one; during that time, I'd lightly frosted the wig with metallic silver spray paint to make it look more like the character's steel hair. The prop sweatdrop is held up by a string around my finger.

Comments: 26

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Hera92 posted on 01-18-2011 at 05:53 AM:


SailorGaia posted on 07-10-2007 at 02:27 PM:

Omigosh, I didn't believe that one *could* make a convincing Zelgadis (I've so many poor ones...). You have flat out proved me wrong. I weep for happiness!!!

MajinEtna posted on 06-04-2007 at 02:16 PM:

Sweet! Go Zelgadis-San!

AkitoSohma posted on 11-25-2006 at 06:09 PM:

My god, you are the sex. I mean seriously....

You winz the intarweb.

AngelSamui posted on 03-24-2006 at 08:09 PM:

This costume is just amazing! The makeup is beyond wonderful.

AmazonMandy posted on 08-27-2005 at 02:25 PM:

You are by far the most impressive Zel i have ever seen. BRAVO.

Yagi_Kashura posted on 05-11-2005 at 05:39 AM:

*0* OMG! The makeup is gorgeous.. wtf.. wow. That's amazing.

Shinzuki posted on 02-03-2005 at 06:37 PM:

OMG! You are the best Zelgadis I've ever seen!!

HealerKou posted on 02-03-2005 at 01:35 PM:

Wow, this costume is awesome! So is the sword. I've hardly ever seen a Zelgadis cosplayer pull it off without looking kinda silly, but you did it! The hair sticks out and looks wirey, the facial makeup and markings actually look like the character, and the costume itself look perfect from here! Good work!

evilbishounen posted on 02-03-2005 at 03:27 AM:

Thanks for all the compliments, everyone! :-)

ACXchan: If I hadn't retired this costume after 2001, I'd totally show it to you in person. As it is though, the pieces are all put away and I haven't had any desire to remake this costume... but I still have the sword in my closet.

Asmaria: Thank you, that's kind of you to say. :-) And I think I've had a cosplay.com account for a while, but I've only JUST recently started posting pictures and done more than pretty much be a lurker...

Sarcasm-hime: Zelgadis was totally my favorite Slayers character back when I was into the series. XD He was so kick ass, stoic and irate.

Sarcasm-hime posted on 02-02-2005 at 03:06 PM:


Zel is possibly my favourite anime character ever, so this fills me with joy. I made a Zel costume for my hubby years ago for our first cosplay, but it was nowhere near as good as this. It's so great to finally see a REALLY good Zelgadis. Major kudos! XD

Asmaria posted on 02-02-2005 at 08:52 AM:

Oh man, I found your regular webpage before I knew you had a cosplay.com account. I just want you to know your hard work on this costume awed me, and it helped when I actually got around to my Zelgadiss costume too. Mine's no where as good as yours though. *___*

ACXchan posted on 01-24-2005 at 01:58 PM:

I'd love to see this in person, your Zel make-up is excellent. Love the sword too ^ ^

Lord_Satorious posted on 12-23-2004 at 05:49 PM:

Honestly, that has to be the best Zelgadis costume I've seen. It really looks like a 3D representation of the anime character ripped out of his world and into ours. Fantastic, and not an easy job to do.

Anele posted on 12-23-2004 at 02:47 PM:

I remember seeing this through Instant Images on AIM. Very cool costume, but you already knew that ^_~

Blue Sasarai posted on 12-23-2004 at 09:33 AM:

wow thats the most awesome zelgadis ive ever seen!!! you did such an great job on it, O_O i dunno what to day other than *WOW*!! very very accurate and cool!

Eibii posted on 12-23-2004 at 05:18 AM:

An impressive collaboration indeed. *Wow*. That's one of the better Slayers recreations I've seen, if not the *best*. The makeup is top-notch, the wig looks great in spite of the problems you said it had IRL, the fabric's got a great weight and colour to it, and the props... gah. Seriously. Lovely.

Elsch posted on 12-23-2004 at 03:59 AM:

a-w-e-s-o-m-e!!! *_*

Daitenshi posted on 12-23-2004 at 03:42 AM:

O.O Despite the few issues you feel need work, I'd say this is one of the best Zelgadis costumes I've ever seen. I especially love the sword~

Tonomura Bix posted on 12-23-2004 at 02:50 AM:

You did an awesome job despite the things yo usay are wrong. *_* I think Zelgadis is a difficult character to cosplay, but you loo kgreat! LoL , and I love the little sweatdrop picture. XD

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Character Zelgadis Greywords
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Upload Date 12-23-2004

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