Fanboys (and girls) are a special breed in the gaming world. With their zealous enthusiasm they single-handedly have the ability to make or break games, breathe life back into flailing franchises and (if they use their powers for evil) start flame wars across the Internet. Their undying devotion for a developer, game or character has spawned web-rings, epic works of art and the desire to participate in the ultimate fan tribute – cosplay. This weekly blog highlights some of the best cosplay found around the net. These fans put their blood, sweat and tears into their work, and it shows.

Who: The Character

Amy Sorel, Soul Calibur 4, 1st player default

Why: The Decision

I seriously love this character. I grew fond of her when I read her story and became a fan once I unlocked her in SC3. Her swift and perfect movements makes her elegant, beautiful and deadly.”

What: The Process

Perfecting the costume took about two months total, although that's scattered within a span of 1 year (work and life gets in the way ~__~). Getting a PS3 helped a lot, because it allowed me to view the details clearly, and view the dress from different angles (even saw her red bloomers).

The toughest part was getting the prints on the pink part of the coat right. I had to skim every photo on the net and have my PS3 turned on while manually painting it using textile paint. Not perfect, but I gave it my best.

This is a labor of love, and had a lot of help from Manang Noli (for the coat and dress), Dukesa (for the wig), and Mang Carding (for the sword) in completing the look.

Price Breakdown:
Wig: 42.48 USD
Boots: 42.48 USD
Skirt, corset, top, bloomers: 63.72 USD
Thigh-high fishnet stockings with rose patterns: 4 USD
Laces, ribbons, skulls, etc: 10 USD
Contact lenses: 19 USD

Where and When: The Debut
Debuted at Cosplaymania 2008, SM Megamall, Philippines.

Won 3rd place in Mangaholix 2009

UP Diliman - First shoot (Taken by Alex Gervacio)
SM Megamall (Taken by Keith Lorenzo)
World Trade Center ~ Le Pavillon - 2nd Set (taken during the Mangaholix convention) (Taken by Keith Lorenzo)

Links: The Cosplayer

Deviant Art
Multiply Account

The Gallery

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