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Cosplayer Lyn Hargreaves > Costume of Der Tod / Death from Takarazuka: Elisabeth ~ The Rondo of Love and Death

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02-27-2014
Series
Takarazuka: Elisabeth ~ The Rondo of Love and Death
Character
Der Tod / Death
Special Variation:
Hanagumi 2002
Year Completed:
2014
Construction Difficulty:
Very Difficult
Costume worn at:
Katsucon 2014
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
So far I've used a little over 5000 rhinestones in this costume and all were beaded by hand. I estimate about 1000-3000 more are needed to complete this (but its hard to tell exactly, it should be somewhere in that range though).

This was my first time working with velvet and I kinda never want to do it again. The fabric is very uncooperative and very unforgiving.
Personal Thoughts:
This costume is sadly not done yet. Its about 90% at the moment. I'm a bit unhappy with a lot of it but I plan to fix that. I'm a very big fan of Takarazuka and I had been planning to do this costume with my dear friend Alyce for over 5 years now so I was very excited to finally do this. This has also turned out to be my most expensive costume and also the most time consuming, surprisingly beating Hades in both regards.
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Arda Wigs
Wig Name
Matilda
Original Color:
Silver
Styling Time
one day
Wig Quality Rating
5 / 5.00
How was the wig colored?
sharpie dye
Styling Notes
This was my first time doing an actual sharpie dying of a wig. I've done a little bit with streaking but never something this intense. I used the rubbing alcohol spray method first, covering the whole wig in a seafoam color and then used three different shades of blue and teal streaked in by hand with sharpies to get the blend. I then took turned the turquoise sharpie I had and also turned it into a spray dye just to give it a little more tint and blend the streaks a little better.
Wig Review
Came out a bit more blue than intended. There is supposed to be some silver showing. Oops. ^^;; But I still love how it looks. First time working with a lace front. The wig is very nice though it can get frustrating how much the wig tangled while dying. I used a lot of Motion spray to tame it.
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