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Cosplayer Myst > Costume of Saber (Fate/Stay Night)

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Fate/Stay Night
Special Variation:
Battle Dress
Year Completed:
Construction Difficulty:
1st place Beginner Craftmanship
Costume worn at:
Anime Banzai 2011
Nan Desu Kan 2011
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Armor: Galvanized steel, leather, gloves, glue, and rivets.
Dress: royal blue Kona cotton, polyester gros-grain ribbon
Unde-rdress: bleached muslin,leafband lace eyelet, gold acrylic paint, and a fabric textile mixer.
Boots: elastic to let out the calves, silver pleather, aluminum ducting, wire, glue.
The under-dress was a slightly altered historic pattern. I attached the bottom edging and hand cut every other leaf to get the correct look, then fray-checked all the cut bits. The gold was a mix of several different acrylic paints and textile medium hand painted on.
The overdress was frankenstiened out of 2 different patterns. The skirt and sleeves from another historic pattern and the body of the jacket from a steampunk one. Both were changed from the pattern. The skirt part has an open front, but a full waist band that connects with hooks in the back. the front is a jacket that comes together with velcro on one side. The sleeves have a wire in the 'poof' to give the sharp look that is apparent in most screenshots. I ended up spending way more time on this part as I didn't add the gold ribbon until after the jacket was put together making it impossible to use the sewing machine to attach it to the sleeves (yay for hand sewing).

The armor was cut out of sheet metal using tin snips and pounded into shape with a rubber mallet, deadblow hammer and a rock for the anvil. My brother helped me with this. The leg armor is riveted together and then riveted to the leather belt. The body armor is glued to a leather backing that attaches on both sides with velcro and has a hook in the back to attach it to the dress. The gauntlets are separate from the gloves and riveted together. The gloves are a pair of rubberized work gloves with the gray bits colored in and the metal plates glued onto the top. I have full articulation with the right glove (not with the left as it's the shield side).

Personal Thoughts:
My very first costume completely made by myself
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