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Cosplayer Etaru Kaumoto > Costume of Ariendell (Heaven System)

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Heaven System
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FanimeCon 2010
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
The corset was purchased and altered, and the jacket altered from an existing pattern. I didn't want the jacket clashing with so much brocade on the outfit already, so I used a matte polyester outside, but still lined the inside with leftover brocade for my own amusement. From there, I simply sewed kimono-like free flowing sleeves, made a gather for the legs, and drafted the gold collar "cape". The bottom was a little challenging because the loincloth is not usually seen in the art, but I included it in the front and back to attach to the belt via velcro. The back bow which doesn't show up too much in photos was also hand made and heavily interfaced and finished with Heat-N-Bond to give it that full and stiff look. I absolutely hate the wig, I used one as a base, and pinned another for the ponytail, but it turned out to be very heavy and kept sliding and moving no matter how many pins I put in to keep it in place. But at least I know for next time to use a short wig with a clip-in pony, because it made me feel terrible to have a crappy wig that deterred from the rest of the costume. CJ made both the crossbows and altered the shoes for me ^^
Personal Thoughts:
I've been holding off on making this for about a year, and Fanime 2010 seemed like the opportune time since CJ got so many friends together to form his original comic character cast.
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