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Cosplayer Lady of the Thread > Costume of Count D (Petshop of Horrors)

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Petshop of Horrors
Count D
Special Variation:
peacock dress
Year Completed:
Construction Difficulty:
Best of Weekend (hall cosplay contest) at MangaNEXT 2006
Costume worn at:
Anime Boston 2007
Anime North 2007
AnimeNEXT 2009
AnimeNEXT 2007
MangaNEXT 2006
New York Comic Con 2007
Otakon 2008
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About this Costume
Construction Details:

I love peacock feathers so when I saw the artwork for this Count D outfit, I was tempted to cosplay it.

This was my first Count D costume and one of the most challenging costumes I’ve made so far. The patterning was tricky due to the dress’s neckline and I had to draft the glove pattern myself since I couldn’t find a commercial pattern locally.

The dress was also time-consuming with about 20-25 hours of hand painting for the peacock feathers. All the feathers were handpainted using 6 colors of Lumiere paint, including 3 shades of green.

I only had a black and white manga reference when I started this so I choose my own colors, based on real peacock feathers. My colors turned out to be completely wrong when the artbook was published later; the official version was much more drab than I pictured (black with monochromatic brown feathers). ^_^;;; Still, I like my inaccurate colorful version since the pretty colors are what attract me to peacock feathers in the first place.

Personal Thoughts:
It's hard trying to look like a guy in this dress!
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