Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Drink of Immortality by vickybunnyangel Drink of Immortality by vickybunnyangel
Character: Astharoshe Asran
Series: Trinity Blood
Variant: Special Edition DVD art evening dress
Photographed by Jack Liu

Awarded Best in Class Workmanship and Presentation (Artisan division)

The first photo of my completed Astharoshe costume! This made its debut at Otakuthon 2010 in beautiful Montreal. More photos from my photoshoot with Jack at Justice Hall will be posted as I get them from the photographer.

Upgrades from AN: Evidently I have a jacket and hat now. Choosing to go with a jacket rather than making the dress all one piece was done on purpose. I can take it on and off with ease when it gets very hot. Almost every inch of this costume is handpainted :3 took many many hours of work

The hat is my most extravagant accessory and I love it! The brim is shaped out of wonderflex to maintain rigidity, and then it was covered in matching white fabric then hand painted. I think the blue banana looking things are ridiculous, but it looks good overall.

The collarpiece is interfaced with buckram to keep it stiff, and so that it can withstand the weight of the dangling beads at the end.

All my gold lines are outlined with 3D gold foil, a technique that's similar to gold leafing except for fabric.

More photos from this set:
Add a Comment:
 
:iconswimmingwithsushi:
swimmingwithsushi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where did you buy the stuff for the 3d gold leaf in Montreal? Your costume is incredible. Can't wait to go to otakthon next year and see all the amazing costumes.
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The gold leaf is purchased from the states from Dharma Trading :)
Reply
:iconlightswornvindicator:
LightswornVindicator Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a beautiful dress. I wish I had the entire Trinity Blood wardrobe. The clothes are so pretty!

You did an amazing job! It's wonderful!
Reply
:icontouchoftokyo:
touchoftokyo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Secrets stolen. You're my new cosplay idol. :D
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ahahaa, you're welcome ^_^
Reply
:iconblackmaiko:
BlackMaiko Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Were you in Ackson's video * - * if it's you I want to say, you are the perfect Trinity Blood cosplayer for this character!
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes I was :). Thank you~
Reply
:iconnaria-hime:
Naria-hime Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Absoutely gorgeous and lovely!
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
Reply
:iconsoweluki:
soweluki Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
The paint job is amazing!! Can I ask what kind of fabric you used for the white part of her outfit? It looks slightly stiff and creates a strong, beautiful layer over the blue part of the dress.
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^^ it's a Rayon crepe that is reinforced with a light interfacing
Reply
:iconsoweluki:
soweluki Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Thank you~ how did you make the petals banana looking thing on her hat? I can't seem to find a light weight material enough for it not to drag the hat down...>_<
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's stuffed like a banana plushie LOL covered in the same fabric I used for the dress
Reply
:iconsoweluki:
soweluki Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you so much~ :)
Reply
:icontimmcosplay:
TimmCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
You're amazing. :omg:
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awww thanks! :)
Reply
:icontimmcosplay:
TimmCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
No problem. :)
Reply
:iconamericanmariner:
AmericanMariner Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, Wow! That is a lot of work isn't it. I'm altering one of my wife's coats as I've done in the past. This one is a real task,all I'm doing is taking a couple of inches off the bottom and the cuffs but the seaming on this one is kicking my ass!
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
coats are hard to alter with the lining and seams and all. Kudos to you for tackling it! How goes the job and travelling btw? haven't talked to you in a bit :P

Still have Gogo on the backburner. I actually bought a wig for her ^^
Reply
:iconamericanmariner:
AmericanMariner Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it has been awhile but I've keeping tabs. I've been flying back and forth from Ohio to Florida all winter. I've got one more week of training to do down there next week. Getting pretty warm down there, about 26c and 22c at night. My wife should enjoy the break as she'll probably sit by the pool with a book while L go to class. After that I'll be home until the office calls me for a ship. So I'll have to do small projects (ones I can finish) until I ship out.
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I could use some warm weather up here >.<. We're still getting snow up in Toronto. Well I hope you get everything done and enjoy some downtime!
Reply
:iconamericanmariner:
AmericanMariner Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Arrived in Florida late last night a muggy 25c; Today will be 29c and sunny. Well sorry but that's about all the warm Wx I can afford to send you;) Did you feel it? Just how good is your imagination?
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Slightly...but I looked out the window and saw snow and that totally ruined the feeling :P
Reply
:iconamericanmariner:
AmericanMariner Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I see it's dangerous to be joking around with you! Seem I've cursed myself in the proccess of poking fun at you. Starting yesterday, I'll have thunderstorms everyday in the late afternoon until I leave. Everyday! Come on, Sunshine until I get out of class? Really? Okay, I said I'm sorry. Take it back!
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That totally wasn't me!! but I will thank the weather for giving you your just desserts LOL
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconiluvdtk:
ILuvDTK Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i saw you at the otakuthon of montreal :D u looked amazing!!!! >:3
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :D I debuted this at Otakuthon and was so happy that everyone loved it
Reply
:iconiluvdtk:
ILuvDTK Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
really~ :D thats soo cool! well it was awsome!! i remember seeing you it was too cool! *o* i think i took ur pic!
Reply
:iconmarizreyes:
marizreyes Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are featured on 2010-The Best of Cosplay News [link]
:D
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Thanks so much for the feature, Nana17 *hugs*
Reply
:iconmarizreyes:
marizreyes Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:tighthug:
Reply
:icondjmsan:
djmsan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: Amazing, I love this :clap:
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the lovely comment! & thanks for the watch *hugs*
Reply
:icondjmsan:
djmsan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: your welcome! :love:
Reply
:iconrocknamlee:
RocknamLee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
One of my favs Vicky!
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, Mike! =D
Reply
:iconnaomiiyuichi:
Naomiiyuichi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
I love how the main focus is on your face and the look you gave was quite intimidating~ ^_^ Nice!
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
tehehe intimidating is my specialty =P. Thank you!
Reply
:iconnaomiiyuichi:
Naomiiyuichi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
hehehe I love cos-players unfortunately I have never cos-played...T-T every though I would love to!! <3 <3
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
why don't you give it a try?? what's holding you back?
Reply
:iconnaomiiyuichi:
Naomiiyuichi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
life...I think I'm going to cosplay next time they have a convention here...^_^ I want a new identity~ XD
Reply
:iconzeleftenant:
zeleftenant Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ah very EPIC photoshoot >3< The costumes are great and it goes really well with the hair, and the hair is just gorgeous and unique ~~~
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! I love the braided hair buns. Took me a while to do but I think they look great
Reply
:iconzeleftenant:
zeleftenant Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
you're most welcome :D its just so magnificent >w< well done ~
Reply
:iconfabism:
fabiSm Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Impressive!
Your cosplay is great art!
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the great compliment! =D
Reply
:iconfabism:
fabiSm Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
my pleasure! :D
always welcome!
Reply
:iconmmetalground:
MMetalgRound Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
really nice!
Reply
:iconvickybunnyangel:
vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for your comment. I appreciate it!
Reply
:iconmmetalground:
MMetalgRound Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
no prob! keep up the good work!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 680 × 1020




Details

Submitted on
August 17, 2010
Image Size
410 KB
Resolution
680×1020
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
9,028 (1 today)
Favourites
390 (who?)
Comments
233
Downloads
192
×