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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.

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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.
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The gold leaf is purchased from the states from Dharma Trading :)
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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!
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touchoftokyo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Secrets stolen. You're my new cosplay idol. :D
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ahahaa, you're welcome ^_^
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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!
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes I was :). Thank you~
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Naria-hime Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Absoutely gorgeous and lovely!
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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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.
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