Vampire hunter d

Cosplayer: Cosplex

Variant: Amano Style

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Showcased 4th August 2013

19th March 2012: Reference Book If anyone wants to see the reference book I put together for the judges at hyperjapan. Please check it out on my blog.


1st February 2012: D's Jacket For more info, See my Blog

8th January 2012: D's Boots Finally finished these crazy things. Please see my blog for more details.


30th December 2011: D & Doris Wigs See my Blog for more Details!


11th December 2011: D's Muscle suit For details, please see my blog!

27th November 2011: Boots design This is the boot design that I plan on making, which has been based from 3 different images.

27th November 2011: D's Blue Pendant This is D's blue pendant. It's decribed many times in the books and can always be found in each of the designs.
I based the design off two images. The base of the pendant is a blue glass bead and twisted wire glued onto a cardboard background.
I then sculpted millput in two stages and left it to dry.
Firstly I painted the pendant with several layers of white acrylic paint mixed with PVA glue to even out the bumps.
I then finished off the design with Acrylic and enamel paint. The designs on the glass were painted with black enamel

17th November 2011: Cape Lining I wanted the lining to be a very colourful patchwork of different fabrics and textures. Its made up of a mixture of flower patterned fabrics, textured linens coloured muslins, silks and taffetas.

Most of the fabrics were brought in shepards bush, but I've also worked in some left over fabrics from previous or failed projects. There is a bit of Kozue, Lux and Yuko in there!

13th November 2011: Finished Hat I've made this hat three times already! But i'm finally happy with the results.
The Hat is made from two primark hats, glued together as a base. Buckram was glued on the top and bottom and cut into shape. Wire was added in places and around the edge to define the structure and piping was glued around to edge to give a nice surface to cover over.
I then covered the hat in fake leather, the seams where edged with a herringbone stitch and decorated with velvet trim.

I finished the Hat jewel with acrylic paints and fastened it to the hat using wire.

16th June 2010: Hat ornament, Entry One. One of the first things that I designed was D's hat ornament. Its a promenant feature in all of the Amano artwork, varying in each one.

I combined my favourite reference with a few features from some of the other atworks (Mainly added in the "wing").

The Ornament itself is made from half a plastic clear bauble (the type you get at christmas that slot together so that you can fill them yourselves, these were left over from my Kozue costume.
Alot of the base details were built up with craft foam and the "horn" was strengthened with wire.
The modeling work was then complete in 3 stages using miliput. Miliput is an epoxy modeling clay and is the clay of the gods themselves.

The Next stages involve a little sanding, painting and glossing.

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Anonymous - 15th June 2010
This will be interesting! looking forward to seeing it! :D

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sjbonnar - 15th June 2010
LEx, this makes me very happy!

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Captain_Marvelous - 15th June 2010
This was my very first cosplay like 7 years ago, I hope you have as much fun as I did :)

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KhaosKreator - 16th June 2010
Looking good!


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Uni - 16th June 2010
Beautiful progress so far! <3

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Sephirayne - 30th June 2010
Looking great. I'm really looking forward to seeing this. I love the character design so much.

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Donna - 6th November 2011
Beautiful and so intricate. I have no doubt you'll do a fabulous job on this :)

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Sephirayne - 13th November 2011
I so love the hat. It looks really great. Can't wait to see more.

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Leolarua - 18th November 2011
wow, this looks gorgeous so far

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Kacela - 18th November 2011
Loving the progress, this will be amazing when it is finished!

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Candystriped - 19th November 2011
Oh my God!

It's absoloutely beautiful so far!

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Kyuipo - 27th November 2011
nice job so far. realy love how things are turning out :3

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Manjou - 28th November 2011
Looks amazing so far, you hardly ever see Amano D :D

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Yuka - 4th December 2011
Dayuum girl this is looking siiiiiick! I can't wait to see this in person, ffff <3

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Amy-Lou - 12th December 2011
Oh so manly! *swoon*

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MangaChild - 12th December 2011
Digging the muscle suit!!!
Its astonishing and very accurate with great definition and shape :)
And all on your first attempt.... damn you lol

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Sephirayne - 28th December 2011
The muscle is awesome. The shape looks great.

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kitsune - 1st January 2012
Lovely detail in the work your doing. Just Brilliant.

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Illulyn - 8th January 2012
This is gorgeous! So detailed!! Cannot wait to see the whole thing together!

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Nomes - 9th January 2012
Your attention to detail is mind blowing. I think the boots are my favourite part as yet.

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FuriePhoenix - 9th January 2012
holy cow! I agree with Nomes- you're attention to detail is utterly mind blowing and truly inspiring! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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M.Kesaiyn - 9th January 2012
How I LOVE D! Looking forward to seeing this.

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Manticore Arts - 10th January 2012
D !! OMFG!! Loving the progress!!! Glad you're using Yoshitaka Amano's Artwork!

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Pez - 1st February 2012
Love every bit of this!

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- - 1st February 2012
This is so boss i can't even describe it!

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theKillingDoll - 4th February 2012
Looking most excellent

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Kitticus - 8th February 2012
Ohhhhhh lawdy!!
I am such a fangirl of Vampire Hunter D aswell as in awe of Yoshitaka Amano's design work so seeing this come together is like *_*!!.
Its looking pretty damn awesome so far. Shall definately be keeping an eye out for you!!

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Felixize - 15th February 2012
I'm seriously in love with every single aspect of this!
I can't wait to see it in action at HJ~

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Nomes - 25th February 2012
Congratulations on the win! Very well deserved. Fabulous cosplay.

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Speckles - 26th February 2012
Congrats on winning! Do us UK folk proud :)

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Kitticus - 26th February 2012
Amazing seeing this cosplay in person and in action on stage at HJ yesterday.
A HUGE congratulations on 1st place. Definately well deserved!! ^^

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FuriePhoenix - 26th February 2012
this was utterly mind blowing so deserving of the prize at HJ!

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Anonymous - 26th February 2012
holy shit this is AMAZING!!!! <3

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Amy-Lou - 27th February 2012
Congratulations again on a well deserved win, do us proud in Nagoya :)

So much work went into this and it looks stunning, one dream costume down!

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Manticore Arts - 28th February 2012
What Amy Said x30,0000 Times, and if there was any other way of saying this... I think you'd have babies by now and they would all be as fantastic as you!

Well done Lexy! JUST WELL DONE! You made one of my dreams come true, and Yoshitaka Amano would be PROUD of you!

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Manticore Arts - 28th February 2012
What Amy Said x30,0000 Times, and if there was any other way of saying this... I think you'd have babies by now and they would all be as fantastic as you!

Well done Lexy! JUST WELL DONE! You made one of my dreams come true, and Yoshitaka Amano would be PROUD of you!

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Pandora-Chi - 28th February 2012
I'm blown away by the amount of amazing detail on this! It was a beautiful stage performance and very much deserving of a win! Really fantastic work!

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KiraraYumi - 29th February 2012
Congratulations! You guys completely deserve to go, I can't wait to see/hear how you do in Japan!
Completely flabbergasted by the amount of detail in this. I'm a huge fan of that cape lining, it's so awesome!

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Sephirayne - 29th February 2012
This is incredible work. Finished costume looked amazing. Well done hun. Congrats on the win. Looking forward to seeing you in the WCS 2012 as Team UK ;)

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Captain_Marvelous - 29th February 2012
Man I gotta say I love the cape! Love the hat just generally head over heels in love with this costume, best one ive seen this year and I dont see anyone topping it! congrats on the win you stole the show! :)

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Berserk667 - 13th March 2012
Wow you look amazing

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theKillingDoll - 19th March 2012
Some great detail on this. Well done on winning the WCS entry, good luck!

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DarkElf - 19th January 2013
Amazing work and detailing. Gorgeous D costume.

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Freyarule - 5th August 2013
Congrats on the showcase! Well deserved :D

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Sephirayne - 5th August 2013
This is an amazing costume and I'm so happy its received a showcase. Congratulations ♥

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Littlegeeky - 5th August 2013
Such a stunning costume! The detail is beautiful!
You really did deserve the showcase, congratulations!

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Kitticus - 6th August 2013
Congratulations on the showcase. Definately well deserved i have loved this cosplay ever since seeing it in person at Hyper Japan <3