Kushiel Saga

I love red dresses, and was really drawn to the description of Phèdre's Mara costume (although there are some inconsistencies in Carey's description). I didn't want to recreate the cover art as I thought it was inaccurate, so I did my own interpretation.

I bought silk charmeuse from Silk Connections and dyed it myself. I wanted to cut the fabric on the bias in order to get a nice clingy drape, but in retrospect I should have used a bias pattern as I discovered too late that center seams are necessary for bias garments. :P It was a bit of a struggle but it turned out okay in the end; just some tweaking is needed.

It was very difficult to find silk habotai ribbons; had to pay a lot of money for undyed ones and then dye them with my fabric, but it's worth it as they flutter so beautifully. The hair ornaments are faceted black beads attached to a wire frame.

I redesigned the marque (I thought it should be a bit more elaborate than the cover art) but I did it at the last minute so it wasn't quite right; I reworked it for Dragon*Con 2006. The tattoo is printed on waterslide tattoo paper and then just sticks on like a temporary tattoo.
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Last Updated 12 years ago
Created 12 years ago
Series Kushiel Saga
Character Phedre

DeviousDybbuk Great costume~! Especially love the veil :) It's always great to see cosplay from novels!

Tiddy Ehi!! Good job!!! Really!!! I'm working on my own Josceline's costume with my best friend playing Phedre!! We'll send you photos next month!!

MarysLamb Awesome! I love the books.

akira_chan My Mother loves this book series! You did an excellent job in portraying the character.