Series: Record of Lodoss War
Debut: NDK 2007
was - like many of my fellow cosplayers and friends - one of my
first anime experiences. I remember getting up for those good
old mornings of Saturday Anime on SciFi channel... and only seeing
the first three episodes of Lodoss. Oh.
When Inara suggested we do these costumes, I jumped at the chance,
and the opportunity to learn new skills. Deedlit's armor was a
really intimidating part of the project for me, but fortunately I
have an arsenal of friends who were willing to teach me some SERIOUS
armormaking. With foam. But it's still serious.
So, as we've done before, all of the armor on this costume was made
with craft foam. The breastplate was the hardest part, as it
needed to be form-fitting, and as foam basically starts out flat...
well, you get the idea. My friend Tom (who also created Nausicaš's
and is basically a genius) devised a few tricks to get the foam to
shape, including applying heat, and then tipped me off to coating
the foam with LOTS of layers of craft glaze and glue. The
piping on the armor is cable cord (yup, just like you attach to your
TV), which helps to stabilize the foam shape. Tom also
designed a yoke for the cape and shoulder pieces to sit on, so it
would extend past my shoulders, as in the artwork. It worked
great, and was totally comfortable to wear, to boot!
The fabric parts, after the armor, were blessedly simple. The
cape was just two silky solids from Joanns, found in the most lovely
colors, and the tunic was my perennial favorite - amaretto
solids. Faux suede remnants and leather cording covered the
arm wraps, and boots were purchased online. Same wig and ears
remain from Inara's and my "Goddess" costumes.
This costume made it's debut at NDK 2007. ^^
courtesy of Eurobeat King and Sleepy.