SubitoAllegra Cosplay Roundup: March 2011 - March 2013 Debuts
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I made this to cheer myself up and remind myself of how much good has come from cosplay. Thank you to everyone who’s helped me along the way :)
The Smuggler (AC:B)
The Corsair (AC:R)
The Lady Maverick (AC3)
Aria T’Loak (ME2/3)
Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians)
Captain Scarlett (Borderlands 2).
Featuring saroux as Aveline, Bethany Westmoreland as the Sheriff of Lynchwood, and Emily Baudelaire as Mad Moxxi.
Parts of Isabela made with Jennifer Kim; Isabela’s daggers by Melissa Russell and family; Qunaribela’s design by Spader7; Lady M’s hook by Lee Camara; Aria’s headpiece by Aubriana Zurilgen; props on Cruella and Scarlett made by Bethany Westmoreland
Photos by Tiffany Peters (Isabela); Ger Tysk (Smuggler); Ian Travis Barnard (Trish); Leonard Lee (Corsair and Qunaribela); Jeff @ i360.com (Lady Maverick); Tiffany Chang (Aria); Shunichi Al Hayashi (Cruella); Jonathan Wai (Scarlett).
La Volpe is http://phish93.tumblr.com, Il Lupo is http://rendezvousordie.tumblr.com, Smuggler is http://subitoAllegra.tumblr.com & Novice is http://volvere.tumblr.com
My novice days.
MEMORIES ON MY DASH
originalworksof, this rebagel is for you, since you asked recently :)
“I started following you because you were the only one I saw that cosplayed as the Smuggler. I fell in love with your work. But then I noticed you never went back to it. Saddened, I've been waiting for you to either wear it again or talk about. But you don't. I mean, you've gotten so much better, but I'm kinda sad because...I really love the Smuggler and I miss her. Would you ever redo her cosplay?”
First off, thank you! I’m really, really proud of how the Smuggler turned out—as you said, my work has improved since then, but that was like … my first full costume, and it turned out so incredibly that it’s hard for me to not look back on that costume with pride.
I think the only reason I didn’t wear the Smuggler again was because I made so many costumes last year. I was adding things to my roster at every turn, and the only costumes I bothered to wear multiple times were the ones I was most proud of: Isabela (as always), Lady Maverick, and Aria.
That said, Smuggles holds a very special place in my heart, and I sometimes ask myself if I couldn’t wear it again for another shoot. I could never remake the costume to fit my current standards of tailoring because I’m a little too in love with the fabric choices I made (also, it was very expensive), but I would definitely update her. I’d need a new wig for sure, I’d want to remake some of the attachment points so that they’re stronger, tailor the hood, and have Beth revamp the Inverted Hidden Blade. Depending on how much work it would be, I would maybe even update her costume to the Elite version—though I would have to look into that. More likely than not I’d just update what I already have and take her out for another spin while it’s still cool enough for me to not overheat in all of that wool and vinyl.
So TL;DR: I’m actually not at all opposed to bringing out the Smuggler for another spin, but haven’t had the opportunity to wear her or make the necessary repairs. That said … maybe I’ll do something this spring while I have months of prep time before my next con (PAX Prime). If not that, then I’ll at least see if I can dig up pictures I’ve never posted and show those off :)
unusual assignment - the teacher asked us to draw with an ink dropper cap
I drew from a photo of one of Allegra’s fantastic cosplays
Whoa, that’s so cool! I … okay I’m just not an artist by any means, so I’m sitting here like: “You made this with WHAT NOW?!” That is awesome, and you did such a great job :D (seriously, if that were mine, the entire page would be DRENCHED IN INK and I would be DRENCHED IN INK AND SOBBING) Thank you for letting me be the subject of such a crazy assignment!
If I’m not mistaken, this would be the reference:
Taken by Kat and also featuring Ari as the Prowler/Lupo
Op-op-op oppa cosplay style!
OH MY GOD
Mom got me storage containers so I have place to put all of the fabric scraps I hoard (they’re mine I tell you). While I’d love to work on Aria, I know that I really shouldn’t until I’ve had the chance to sort through everything so that the only costumery that I have out is my current project. So cleaning I go!
In the process I decided to find a permanent place to store some of my old costumes, particularly Smuggler, Corsair, and Trish, since they aren’t in my active rotation. As I was transferring Smuggles to her new home, I really looked at the embroidery on the back of the cape for the first time in what is getting close to a year now. And it sort of occurred to me again: this is the costume I made. Not that I assisted on or did pieces of like with Izzy, but the first Allegra Seamstress Project. The first time I sat at a sewing machine and really made something.
So this post is a love poem to my first costume, and arguably the one I’ll look back on with the most fondness, because I really put myself through hell while already going through hell to finish this costume in time, and she turned out beautiful.
La Volpe is http://laphishpe.tumblr.com, Il Lupo is http://rendezvousordie.tumblr.com, Smuggler is http://subitoAllegra.tumblr.com & Novice is http://volvere.tumblr.com
Can we just bring this back and talk about how much I love it?
YES WE CAN, MAUR (so proud to have narrated this)
(please tell me I’m going to see you at some point this weekend ;__; )
Some notes on making a hidden blade (specifically Lia de Russo’s Inverted Hidden Blade)
eu-phemia reminded me that I wanted to do this, so I’ll tackle it as best as I can! Sadly, a lot of the hidden blade-making process was undocumented for a number of reasons, the biggest of which being how stressed I was about finishing this costume by the time I was able to get some serious work done on the blade. Also, I would have waited to get home before typing this, but one of the straps on the bracer is a bit broken right now, so there’s no sense in taking pictures of a broken prop. XD
Featuring the lovely Lorena as the Elite Courtesan, taken at NYCC. Photo credit unknown - let me know if you took it, or know who did!
I’m going to tackle this tutorial in two parts: the blade and the bracer.