I really like this one. I had no idea she was going to shoot right when I was moving my coat, but it turned out decently well I think. Somehow, I photograph better when I'm not aware I'm being photographed lol.
Photographer Credit: Aidan Jones
Notes on Vergil:
The coat is blue broadcloth, orange satin brocade, yellow bridal satin, and white cotton quilt edging (can't remember the word for some reason at the moment) with detail in white fabric paint. It took forever to find all of the buttons required in exactly the right sizes. The vest is an odd fabric I found on sale at Hancock in the men's suit fabric section. It has quilt batting inside to allow me to quilt in the bar pattern. The gloves are completely handmade. They are the first gloves and the first leatherwork I have ever done. They are made from a suede coat I got at Goodwill and some dental floss. The sword is a Musashi 1060 carbon steel blade. I painted the fixtures, wrapped white around the handle, and added the ribbon. The wig is from Arda, but I had to add a widow's peak and sideburns and then style it. Contacts are Geo Nudy Blues from HoneyColor. The cravat is handmade from the same mystery fabric I made Morticia's dress from.
RavenDarkness7 posted on 11-12-2013 at 04:58 PM:
Ah your Vergil is wonderful! And the notes and WIP pictures are a great help as I plan to make this for my love for Christmas or as a B-day present. ^^ I'm assuming the gold edges are biased tape as well? =3 Much love!
|Libis replied on 08-13-2014 at 10:33 AM:|
Thank you so much! I'm glad to have been of help. Learn from my mistakes, as well--you can see how the cotton and polyester don't "like" each other and make the coat appear to be poofy. Synthetics like synthetics and cotton likes cotton. The gold edges are gold satin that I cut on a bias so that I had more room to work. Oh, and I can't remember if I mentioned this, but I used a pattern for a priest's vestment and altered the sleeves and neckline.
One day I hope to remake the coat for this cosplay in silk (but that's a dream for waaay out there because I'm not sure we'll ever be rich enough to afford that.)
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