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Be Anything You Want Me To Be

Photographer: LJinto

This costume was an absolute must for me. I saw the video "Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?" when it came out back in August 2009 and I fell in love with Codex's costume. I was going to try and make it for Dragon Con, but we ended up not going, so I took my time with it and made this costume for AUSA in November.

Ah!! Codex is so adorable!!!! The corset is made from red corduroy with steel boning, front busk closure and a separate front panel that snaps on on top of the busk. It laces up with red leather lacing in the back and is adorned with gold bias tape and red jewels. The skirt is three circle skirts: one lining slip, one Casa satin and one sheer overlay.

The top is ivory ribbed knit fabric that I sewed into a tank top, then overlayed the bust and shoulders made from Casa satin, craft foam, gold trim and jewels. That was probably the hardest part of the costume! The gauntlets are craft foam and Casa, with gold trim and lacing.

The necklace is a 6mm gold torque band purchased from Ebay, and I made the frames from gold vinyl and glued on all the rhinestones. The headband is also from Ebay, painted gold and adorned with jewels. The knee pads are red corduroy and gold lame with fleece filling. I used brown felt for the leg wraps, and modified a pair of shoes I already owned and sewed up the shoe pads from the red cord.

The staff was pretty easy, though it gave me a lot of trouble while in the making. PVC pipe, cardboard, red jewels, foam, a big clear ornament ball and lots of paint went into it!

I am so in love with this costume!!!!!! I love every part of it and I'm so freaking happy that I made it! I can't wait to wear her more ^.^
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shipain's avatar
you did amazing job on this costume
BenjaminOssoff's avatar
Love it. Great work. Have you made it to Dragon*Con since this? There were several Codexes (Codices) there this year. :D
FireLilyCosplay's avatar
I've never been to Dragon*Con and don't really want to until they move it to a convention center. Seems way too crowded and not cosplay-friendly enough for me :D
pixyprincess's avatar
this is awesome it looks so good theres nothing i would change it looks exact
good job
palindromia's avatar
This is amazing, and I love seeing someone do Codex so well. Awesome.
gforrydesign's avatar
Hahahahahaha….. that's awesome! : )

I love "the Guild" and Felicia Day's video/song/spoof is great. You did a great job on the costume! : )
FireLilyCosplay's avatar
Thanks! I love this costume so much!
LadyArwynn16's avatar
Wow, great job... you really look like Felicia Day in this!
os-cordis's avatar
Codex! Yay!

Oh, you're totally making me want to do a Knights of Good group!

(except that would probably make me Zaboo... grr.... stereotype'd)
FireLilyCosplay's avatar
os-cordis's avatar
:3 You'll see it son enough :D
AnariaZar-Rel's avatar
Great photo, and fantastic costume! You make a great Codex, awesome work :D
ElderGoddess's avatar
I have been wanting to do this costume so bad. It just got pushed back again for me. It great to see someone with a lot of talent do one of my favorite gaming related costumes I have since. ^^
FireLilyCosplay's avatar
Thank you!! It's one of my favorite costumes ever and I enjoy seeing more love for The Guild!
The-Great-Glutton's avatar
Incredibly beautiful.
I like your legs. :)
PANattheDisco's avatar
Your costume is fantastic. You look like you came out of the video! X3
FireLilyCosplay's avatar
Thank you so much!
Awesome! Would you ever consider making the accessories (staff, necklace, armbands, headband, gauntlets) for a commission, for me? I would pay whatever you asked, in installments if I couldn't afford it all at once.
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