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Katsucon 16

Photography (c) Judith Stephens

Ever since I first began cosplaying I had wanted to make an Alucard costume. I made an attempt for Animazement 2005 but lacked the funds and the skills at the time and ended up never finishing the costume. Somehow a few months later I was talked into making a Maria Renard costume to go with a friend's Alucard & my own aspirations of making Alucard were put aside for the time being.

Well, five years & two Maria Renard costumes later -- the first was a rush job made in two hours the night before the con -- I finally decided that I wanted to delve into making my own once again.

My approach to this costume was to make it exactly as I had wanted to when I first began cosplaying. Of course, the result is far superior to anything I might have made at that time. Because there is various conflicting character art, I took what I liked from each as well as the in-game sprite. Alucard's ultimate cloak in the game in the 'Twilight Cloak' -- yes, sparkle sparkle -- and the lining changes from red to black I went with an iridescent black shot red dupioni.

The makeup was intended to look both ethereal yet creepy. I used a white powdered foundation w/ pink undertones on my face and added in dramatic shading with a matte grey and brushed in purple shadows beneath my eyes. I applied both upper and lower false lashes. Black lipstick was applied with a brush to my upper lip while my lower lip was primed with a white creme foundation and covered with a very pale nude lipstick. Black was blended along the lower lip line upwards to create a grey-ish hue.

Overall, this costume turned out to be what I wanted despite the fact that I made it in less than a month and a time total of about seven to eight hours. It's also surprisingly comfortable despite the layers. Not necessarily something I'd want to wear to a summer con, but I was very comfortable in-doors. The only real discomfort was the weight of the cloak pulling at my shoulders after a few hours of wear.

Costume Details:

Coat is made from a black silk velvet & lined with a silver & black scrolled brocade. Cuffs have interfacing & are accented by an ivory embroidered mesh lace. The collar is made from gold fabric I had left over from my Charlotte Elbourne costume and has interfacing & wire to help hold its shape.

The waist coat is a $50 a yard silk jacquard that laces up the back and is covered in 100 hand applied pyramid studs. The buckles are pewter & stone.

The cloak facing is a dull satin and is lined with a black shot red dupoini silk which fastens with pewter clasps & silver jewelry chain. The ascot is made of an ivory silk crepe. The leggings are a stretch pleather.

The gold & silver trim is handwoven and imported from India.

The wig is a Linda XXL in silver-white.

The sword was a purchased medieval practice sword primed, spray painted, rub n' buffed & given an antique patina. The handle is wrapped in a tan leather cording and a resin gem is glued into the pommel. Boots were purchased and the tops rub n' buffed silver.
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TheEliCash Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Edward just shat himself...
StarInsomniac2009 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hell yes!!! :dance: this is a vamp no one-not even "sparkling, precious Eddy-kins" can fuck with! XD alucard pwns that little weasel!
blushedbloodcuts69 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
This is great.
Jackov Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
For the love of all that's holy women! Richter and Alucard need to go out drinking :)
Huxxxley Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
well done!
etaru Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Your snarl made me giggle when I should've gasped, but I think Judy got that in photographic evidence all the same! lol
Darizard Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
You look amazing! Your make-up makes you look just like the official art of Alucard, sooo cool. I was at Katsucon, and I can't believe I didn't see you because I was on the lookout for Castlevania cosplayers and would have loved to see your costume in person and gotten a picture. (I was dressed as SotN Maria for some of the convention too!)
klytae Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I actually didn't have this costume on for very long, maybe a little over two hours and the whole time we were doing photoshoots. I didn't even go into the con centre the entire con. I'm very elusive at cons.

I would have liked to have seen your Maria, though.
hokuto Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Goddamn, you look FANTASTIC. *_* Gorgeous work!
Seraphically Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
OH MY GOD! THIS IS AMAZING! The details are absolutely gorgeous! And ksdhfdaki you make such a striking Alucard, holy crap >///<!!

*favs a bloody thousand times over*
sugoitetsuyaoiboi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
I saw you at the con but I forgot to grab you for a picture D:
Shoyesai-no-miko Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Wow. I'm very impressed. The makeup in particular is really spot on. I'm curious; are those bugle beads on the cuffs/button flaps? (I'm inclined to say no, since you said you did it in seven to eight hours, but they don't look like trim.)
klytae Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
No, it's just a gold woven trim. I can bead fast, but not that fast.
MissBloodySunday13 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
wow scary^^
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