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Cosplayer Kapalaka > Costume of Gwendolyn (Odin Sphere)

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Odin Sphere
Special Variation:
Mother's Gown
Year Completed:
Construction Difficulty:
Costume worn at:
Dragon*Con 2012
Dragon*Con 2011
Dragon*Con 2010
FanimeCon 2012
MegaCon 2010
Shadocon 2010
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
The headdress is made of a mixture of turkey, duck, and marabou feathers from ostrich.com, used felt and hot glue to attach it all together.

The wig:
Ordered off of Zhenna from eBay, but it had no bangs! The skin top was also a side-part right at the front, so I couldn't simply cut bangs into it. Instead, I cut the wig to the proper length and with whatever was leftover, I made a small weft to attach to the front for bangs.

The corset: I drafted the pattern from scratch and used duck cloth as the lining. Super stiff! I also made a modesty panel for the back so my bare skin wouldn't show when it's laced up.

The black skirt:
I made a tutorial for this! Check it out here.

The navy overskirt:
Once the black skirt was done, I put that as well as the hoop skirt on my mannequin. After than I wrapped the hell out of the skirt with saran wrap to make a pattern, and then used strings to drape how I wanted the overskirt to hit.

The bustle:
I couldn't find the perfect color fabric at Joann's, so I had to dye the closest silver I could find! I used IDye Poly Royal Blue to achieve that soft tint. Also, my expert seamstress teacher helped me figure out how to drape it via the use of pleating to get the silhouette I desired.

The napple:
When I made my C.C. bunny, I used a pour-on varnish for the flat pendant and I loved the results. I wanted to try my hand at making a prop that incorporated that varnish to see the results. I padded out a base out of tin foil and covered it over with some yellow model magic. I then diluted some acrylic paint with water and put that into a spray bottle to get the airbrished effect. I then used the pour-on varnish to finish, and made the stem out of sculpey. The fake leaf I cut off of one of my boyfriend's mom's fake bushes. lol SHHHH! Don't tell her!

All else:
The titrel ring I scored off of Ebay for a mere 10 dolla, and the arm warmers are made out of 4-wat strech lycra. The little fake bird was found at Joann's and painted to be the correct colors.

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Personal Thoughts:
I had an amazing time considering this was one of my dream photoshoots. It's uncanny how much the site resembles Gwen and Ossy's castle, so we definitely took advantage of our recently crafted costumes for some quality photos. Odin Sphere was an incredible game. I loved every minute of it, especially Gwendolyn's story. I completely empathized with her relationship towards her father. Not only does she save the handsome prince, she also defeats armies by the droves! How awesome is that? I just had to cosplay all of her verisons, she is my absolute favorite lady! This dress is so pretty, too. *_* I'd squeal every time I saw it. Oh, and the sheep tree. The sheep tree was the best.
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