This is the last photo for today. I have more, but I'll save those for another day.
About this costume:
Well it certainly was a labor of love, and my most detailed one yet. I tried to think greek every way that I could, so I ended up putting in over 50 eyelets in this costume to serve as ways of attaching and closing things. It looks nice, but boy was it a pain. Lol.
I used a faux suede for all the brown parts of the costume, as real leather was too expensive and impossible to sew with on my machine. I used a crinkle gauze like material for the tunic, and while you can't see it here, the top is more see-through then the skirt, just like the game. I used pattern as a suggestion for the tunic but ended up altering it greatly to suit me needs. All of the pieces or made from homemade patterns; another labor of love.
The armor was made of craft foam and was a long process to get it to look that way.
The sword and shield I have also used for Cassandra, but they were made specifically for this costume. The sword is made of cardboard and the shield a baking pan. XP
Overall, I love the finished result of this costume and
I can't wait to take it to a con. ^^
Hours: Too many to count, but well over 200 hours.
Thanks to Usagi_dumpling for the photos
Gekko Kamen posted on 10-23-2008 at 07:30 AM:
Now i Know why i always play with Sophitia...
its a goddess...ˇˇˇ
Crystalike posted on 11-22-2007 at 05:57 PM:
Great Great great great Sophitia! <3
WindoftheStars posted on 01-30-2007 at 03:25 PM:
Wow thank you everyone for the wonderfully kind comments!! I appreciate them so much. *huggles for everyone* ^^v
smirnoff posted on 01-23-2007 at 02:42 AM:
xKasumix posted on 01-10-2007 at 05:35 PM:
you made a stunning Sophitia! Great pose and costume!! * _ *
Zédrielle posted on 01-09-2007 at 04:03 AM:
Very beautiful! ^-^
Bishoujo Aimee posted on 01-08-2007 at 08:59 PM:
P. Python posted on 01-08-2007 at 08:11 PM:
KagomeChann posted on 01-08-2007 at 07:00 PM:
Oh wow! I love the shot and you look just like Sophitia poped out of the game! Great work!
Evrdream posted on 01-08-2007 at 06:42 PM:
This is such a beautiful shot! I love the angle and your expression. And the snow makes it so pretty. =D Great costume too! Great job!
Michela posted on 01-08-2007 at 06:16 PM:
This is a gorgeous photo of your Sophitia costume! The angle is captivating and the pose is perfect. The dress, armor, and weapons suit you wonderfully!
totemo_oishii posted on 01-08-2007 at 06:16 PM:
wow~ beautiful cosplay and beautiful photo! :3
the hair looks gorgeous.
all your hard work looks very much worth it!
Maester Seymour posted on 01-08-2007 at 06:11 PM:
nice shot of your sophitia, way to be resourceful on the sword and shield haha
WindoftheStars posted on 01-08-2007 at 05:51 PM:
The-Real-Link: Thanks! I guess I never really thought about it that way, but now that I think about it your right. ^^ Thanks for the comment!
The-Real-Link posted on 01-08-2007 at 05:50 PM:
That looks awesome! It's nice that you took a few minutes to go over the history behind your costume, much like all the characters of SCII / III have their own stories!