I've been cosplaying Beatrix since 2003, but this is the first time I've cosplayed in quite a few years. In honor of attending my first convention since 2008, I decided to break out my favorite costume, and update it with some construction improvements and design elements that I've wanted to do for some time now.
This most recent facelift was inspired by Erutan's Rose of May cover. Not only is the song incredibly well done, but Kate featured my old costume in her video collage (seen around the 4:10 mark).
Link to Kate's amazing song: [link]
The Save the Queen sword is the same as before, and that was actually made as a surprise for me by Lionel back in 2006. I think it was my thank-you gift from him for carrying around the KOSMOS gatling guns at AX that year (though I was only too happy to do so anyway!) Lionel had taken some artistic liberties with the sword design that I ADORE, and I always felt that my old costume never measured up to the elegance of his work. This time around, I actually based some of the costume's personalized design elements (such as those on the belt) to better compliment the sword. I feel like the sword and the costume belong together now.
I was also recently notified that this costume was featured on The Daily What
, as well as Geeks Are Sexy
That was a really pleasant holiday surprise! I'm honored, thank you <3
Photo by~Al (Eurobeat King)
Save the Queen sword by~Lionel (Lionboogy)