Cosplayer Kia > Costume of High Wizard from Ragnarok Online
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- Ragnarok Online
- High Wizard
- Year Completed:
- Construction Difficulty:
- Youmacon 2006 - Honourable Mention, Anime North 2007 - Best Artisan Presentation. Ad Astra 2008 - Best Artisan Workmanship & Presentation, 2nd Place - CosplayLab's Ragnarok Look-A-Like contest, Best in Class Presentation, Novice - Worldcon 2009
- Costume worn at:
- Ad-Astra 2008
- Anime Central 2007
- Anime North 2007
- Worldcon 2009
- Youmacon 2006
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- This is one of those costumes that had been in the planning stages for (what feels like) eternity. When the artwork first popped up on the Korean RO website this was the first of the 3.1 designs that I latched on to almost immediately. A few months later I had this giant bag of white fun fur, beige and brown faux suede and crazy looking piping cord. I think that was back in March 2004, or at least 2005 ... I can't keep track anymore.
About the costume itself, the cape is a combination of butchering 2 different patterns. There is a ridiculous amount of hand sewing in that stupid thing, as the round edges all along the cape are all turned back over this really thick piping cord and then hand stitched down. The collar sticks up nicely because of the 5 pieces of ridgiline sewn into it along the back.
The pattern for the dress was made completely by hand. There's 10 main pieces to this dress, plus 4 piece for the boobs (which was the hardest thing to work on ...) and then the beige pieces on the front that go *on top* of the pieces underneath. The entire thing is fully boned with spiral steel, just like a corset.
The skirt was done rather freehandedly and is a piece of beige suede on top and a piece of brown broadcloth underneath that have been attached with stitch-witchery so that they act like one piece of fabric. 90% of the gold detailing is hand sewn (much of it in the car to the con ...), including the stitching lines that separate the 3 lines of twill tape that is under it to give it that shape. Ridgiline (my secret weapon!) is sewn all along the outside edge to give it it's shape.
- Personal Thoughts:
- This was the first really detailed and structured costume that I ever made, and it's probably the one I'm proudest of. While it might be really cold and slightly uncomfortable to wear, I think I was able to achieve a pretty accurate representation of the official art.