I'm so excited to share this!! First full body shot of my new Alexiel from Angel Sanctuary, debuted at Katsucon 2013!
Bearing few usable reference images of her final outfit, I had to improvise and take artistic liberties such as guessing the colors. The bodice and skirt were patterned by me using the wrong side of an otherwise sparkly tan polyester because another white Alexiel outfit haha no. Due to the simple design, per usual, I added small embellishments like appliques to the skirt and embroidered designs to the sleeves. Her absurd wire necklace was made with jewelry wire. Gloves and boots were pre-owned. The wig was $12 wig on Ebay from China that I styled to look like a $40 wig, but otherwise came in the perfect length and color.
The wings were a trial and error experience using techniques from my previous FFVIII Siren - a base of thick gauge copper wire, embroidery floss, polyester batting, and 2 lbs of turkey rounds all hand trimmed by me. They are worn via thick elastic straps that wrap around the underbust of a bra without need of shoulder straps or a stabilizing corset, and disconnect at the joints into 3 parts through hidden industrial velcro under the feathers. Thus they are at maximum only 5 lbs, withstand convention wear and tear, and collapse to fit in my suitcase!
Lionel is a total doll and made my Nanatsusaya crystal sword from thick layers of clear vinyl!
I'm very proud to announce this image is available as a print
as part of Martin Wong's IL2H 2013
charity drive - all print sales go to the Red Cross! There's prints of landscapes and gorgeous cosplayers so please check them out here: [link]
Alexiel from Angel Sanctuary (ending chapter)
Costume and wings made and modeled by me
Photo by Martin Wong
Sword by Lionel Lum
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