Both costumes were constructed in a three-week timeframe before Anime North 2009 and debuted at the masquerade. We won Best Detailing in the Journeyman division. Everything other than the pants, footwear and dress shirts were self-made, with some help from each other. My wig is by Chobrat.
Both my cape and jacket are fully lined in duchess satin. The black parts are made of stretch twill. All gold detailing is made from metallic spandex; most of the applique was done with heat-and-bond. My cuffs are made of red taffeta left over from my Velvet costume. My red "wings" were handpainted in acrylics.
Photo by Zero, shot at Fan Expo 2009.