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Castlevania

Dark | Hector
Ven | Alucard

Series
Castlevania: Judgment & Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Date Completed
April 2011

Hours to Make
Dark | 400 hours
Ven | 379 hours

Event Worn to
Anime Boston 2011

Award
Anime Boston 2011 - First Place Craftsmanship in the Masters Division


Photoshoot
Photographer
Ollie Oberg

Date
April 2011

Location
Anime Boston

We began after Anime Boston 2010 to look for costumes that would be equal parts armour and cloth. In previous years, we had started with props and slowly turned ourselves into props. Large costumes make one sorely miss the ability to go to washroom. This is the first competition costume since Lightning and Noctis where the costumes had real clothes without body armour making life difficult.

These cosplays were quite the adventure to make. From hand tooling tiny details on Hector’s leather waistcoat and boots to resin casting hundreds of buckles and buttons to garnering burns while heat forming sintra for Alucard’s arm and leg armour, we used a multitude of techniques and materials to build these cosplays. Hector’s belt was cast out of resin, the sash was manually embroidered and each feather on his wings were painted gold, while Alucard’s boots were plastic formed to be fitted exactly. We made the swords out of the thermoplastic sintra so they are quite light to carry. Just about everything on these cosplays was handmade, and all the patterns were drafted and the clothes handcrafted by us.

They were fun to wear, especially the blue contacts which were quite bright. The best parts of the costumes were Alucard’s sword and Hector’s 6 wings with which we bumped into lots of people.

All cosplays and props belong to Dark and Ven of Deep Dive Cosplay. All original characters, character designs, and other concepts belong to their respectful owners.