Dracula
Castlevania, Symphony of the Night

Cosplayer: Ilpala

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

27th November 2008: Waistcoat, finished Finnaly finished sewing all of the gold trim and frogs onto the waistcoat last night. Luckily despite it being gone midnight I somehow managed to get all of the frogs on straight and the waistcoat front lining up correctely when worn \o/

26th November 2008: Nearly there Drac continues to progress nicely. My riding boots arrived and have had suitable detailing added, and I've got my shirt, wig and teath too.
My cravat and gem are nearly finished, just need to add the lace on and i'm busily sewing the gold detailing on to my waistcoat, which is mind numbing at best!

Once there finished I just need to make the rope and clasp for the cloak and shave me beard to shape.

19th November 2008: Trimings Well I've got a flauncy shirt and the boots should be coming today or tomorrow :)

I've also found some nice lace edging and fasteners so I'm cutting these to the patterns I want and painting them gold for the waistcoat trim. Also have a big red 'eye' to serve as the base of his gem, need to make a fitting for that though.

Made the red waist sash last night too, same red satin as the cloak.

17th November 2008: Boots Well I had to give up on the heeled ladyboots, best I could find in bigfoot size where thigh high and 90 quid with postage :(
So I've gone with some riding boots instead.

Other than that progress is good. Dracs satin cloak is basicaly done, it's ace and big enough to hide a small american state in! His jacket is also finished and I spent the weekend making his waistcoat, though I now need to work out how to do the gold detailing.

Pics to follow :)

7th November 2008: sewing Started work on the cloak and jacket this week.
All patterns cut, bodies sewn and sleeves and collars attached. The collars are epic!

Totally forgot to buy a chep bat at halloween though and I still have to figure out how I'm going to do the gold lace work on the waistcoat.

12th September 2008: Fabric Got all the Fabric now and boy did it get expensive >_<
Found a lovely sued backed satin for the cloak and coat, some deep red lace to line the coat and more satin (only red) for the inside of the cloak.

Keeping an eye out for fancy gold trim now and knee high ladyboots now!


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Anonymous - 18th August 2008
Yay, Kitten likes beard! =^_^=
And also likes this costume of course.

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Bunni - 5th September 2008
I can't wait to see this!! It's going to look amazing ^^ I'll have to take lots of photos!

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Defrain - 5th September 2008
epicly awesome

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sjbonnar - 6th September 2008
This will be epic! I love Castlevania and it's so undercosplayed! Plus you chose one of the best characters and the best forms OF that character LOL

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JakeX - 2nd October 2008
Dude just awesome!!! Castlevania is a great game, and just great Choice Specially for the Grand Cosplay Ball xDD
Pictures must be taken!!! Im sure you can handle this cosplay no probs with your skill xD

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Bunni - 17th November 2008
Can't wait to see some pictures hun!! I think that riding boots will be an excellent choice!! Ahhh the trauma of having big feet lol I suffer from it myself >.<

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JakeX - 18th November 2008
Dude its looking good so far :D
Progress pics at last xD
Plus you must get pics from the ball!!! loving the cape dude!

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BlusterSquall - 18th November 2008
You're looking amazing! That cape is the size of a car! XD
Looks brilliant! Can't wait to see this completed! ^__^

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GunstarVixen - 18th November 2008
looking good! :D

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Anonymous - 18th November 2008
Quote Ilpala : "Aproximately as big as a small african country :P"

.. and warm enough!

And more importantly : big enough to hide a Kitten in, too! =^_^=

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Anonymous - 18th November 2008
looking amazing! cant wait to see it finished:D

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White Leviathan - 18th November 2008
OMG you are officially the coolest guy ever!!!

Love Castlevania... I really want to do Alucard now... then maybe cosplay as him too...

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sjbonnar - 18th November 2008
Holy crap...James that looks fantastic!

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Bunni - 19th November 2008
OMG that is massively epic!!! It so beautiful, great work hun!

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MangaChild - 20th November 2008
The red lace is such a great match

I was really taken back by this in person, and its not even finished yet

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Bunni - 26th November 2008
Can't wait to see pics of the finish costume it's going to look amazing. So gutted I can't be there on Sunday!

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Anonymous - 27th November 2008
This looks so amazing! Very decadent! ...And pimping!! XDDD Remember pink leoprint is more pimp :D

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HelloKitty - 3rd December 2008
I LOVED SEEING THIS! ITS SO EPIC!!

and i was much jelous of your cape when we were freezing out butts off,
(big cape makes for one cozy kitten)

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Bunni - 5th December 2008
Speechless.... You guys look perfect! So gutted I couldn't make it!
My face would have been something similar to the Jack and Sally reaction (though not quite as potent as Jack & Sally as you have to take into account the Disney factor lol! but very similar!)
All the hard work really paid off!

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Defrain - 5th December 2008
looks awesome hurray for castlevannia

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nanahara - 30th January 2009
very nicely done, looking sharp

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DarkElf - 5th February 2009
such a fabulous costume! ^^ very well made. Looks great

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Sephirayne - 14th March 2009
Most excellent cosplay. You pull it off very well. I love the cape. I too am considering Alucard but not for a while yet.

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White Leviathan - 17th March 2009
"What is a man? A worthless little pile of secrets?! But enough talk, have at you!"

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Ranma1-2 - 22nd March 2009
Wow this looks Spectacular! I Love the rich fabrics you chose. Looks great.
Only for the ball though :( boo hoo.