DescriptionFinished for now. Need to actually make shorts from the same fabric as the coat and get the wig trimmed properly. Also needs to be re-hemmed. BADLY. All in all, though, I think it came out okay.
Costume comes from the title page of the first manga volume. Technically, the cane should be different, but I had materials lying around for the skull one he's sometimes seen with.
All of the roses are removable.
Considered silver buttons, since, aside from the red on the roses and ribbon, the rest of the original illustration is in black and white. Found some gold ones that caught my eye and went with those instead.
Finally... I named the cane Louis. ^^;
Wig has since been trimmed properly.
Louis took a fair amount of abuse at ACen (his paint's chipping badly and getting dings), so the next big thing is casting the skull so that it's more durable. Hoping to have Louis mark 2 (aka Louis Louis) done soon.
The skull is now resin-cast and HEAVY.
May re-do the jacket and shorts with heavier fabric sometime in 2012.
Temporarily retired. The jacket is falling apart. I still love this costume and Samaru has started re-doing this one. It's been put on hold for other projects, though. It will probably make a comeback late 2013 or sometime in 2014.
Version 2.0 is now active! The suit is now made of a better fabric and new roses were purchased and assembled for the jacket. The suit and shorts now actually match.