Ah, here I am, and finally finished my Shanoa costume!
Overall, took around 1 1/2 months to create and complete. Castlevania is probably my favourite series entirely, and I wanted to do Shanoa justice the best I could.
Highly likely that this is one of my most challenging costumes I've constructed to date, mostly because of the amount of armour needed. Everything was patterned from scratch, and I tried to make use of high quality materials overall -- such as real leather, wonderflex, tea-stained vintage lace, cotton/poly peach-skin, silk habotai lining, etc. A really nice touch were my Dollyeye Grey circle lenses... had so many comments from that alone. Really a comfortable costume to wear, honestly. I felt beautifully intimidating the whole weekend!
If you are interested in it's detailed construction, feel free to visit my blog here: [link]
Anyhow, enjoy! I will probably upload more shots of this costume later on, as well as update my blog.
Cheers and thanks for looking!
@ AX 2012 (Upstairs from South Hall), picture was taken by my best friend.
The character, Shanoa, and Castlevania are owned by Nintendo and Konami.