Series: Gedo Senki: Tales from Earthsea
Debut: Anime Expo 2006
I committed the ultimate sin and cosplayed a character from a source that wasn't
yet out. Even in Japan. I know. XD Whatever. However, I cling to the fact that Gedo Senki is based on the Earthsea books, and Therru is already a character in those books... so the sin is not THAT great.
Therru's costume was created from a medly of natural fabrics. The jumper is a wonderful rough-woven hemp that I've had for some time, lined with a matching russet cotton. The chemise is a handkerchief linen, hand dyed to a light pink. The pants are a 'homespun' unbleached cotton, and the apron is just an extra scrap of old cotton bedsheet. I spent very little on this costume, as all the fabric was in my collection. I believe the only notion I purchased was the zipper for the jumper. My fake-Uggs boots complete the costume. This is probably one of the most comfortable costumes I've ever worn. ^^ Other than the liquid latex which Hanyaan applied to my face for Therru's distinctive burn... XD Yeah.
In any case, this is a simple costume for a character I always liked very much. I come to Gedo Senki as many others did to Howl's Moving Castle...
having known the book first. I know Studio Ghibli's interpretation will be different, and I look forward to seeing their work in one of my favorite universes.
Edit: After Hanyaan and I finally saw the movie, we're going to have
to do these all over again. But we don't care, we love
This costume made its debut at Anime Expo 2006 with Hanyaan Faery as Prince Arren of Enlad.
Photos courtesy of
Eurobeat King of cosplay.com
and Widya Santoso.