At FanimeCon 2014 this year I re-wore my Dragon Quest IV heroine aka Sofia for the first time in 2 years. I lost weight from working out since the last time I wore it, and toned up, so all the skintight pieces had to be reworked! I did some other alterations that are slight but make the overall look a lot more polished. I’m still not done fixing the costume up, as next time I’d like to have a more accurate glove and belt, and maybe even a shield someday. :) This is definitely one of my favorite costumes ever, despite how obscure it is. Also, this time I had my poseable Hoimi Slime/Healie with me instead, so he could sit on my shoulder! <3
ANYWAY this is really just a preview, as I did two separate photoshoots in the costume and will have some really awesome photos to share soon!!
Costume made & modeled by me
Sword & photo by Lionel Lum
Hello! I loooove your EVA cosplay! I'm looking to do my own and I was wondering if you had advice on how to make her suit?
Thank you! The suit I used is an actual military flight suit that I got off eBay. I altered it a bit after it arrived, of course, but it’s a real, heavy flight suit. Metal Gear’s military garb is all based in real life gear, so it made sense to just use that as a base! You could also find a flight suit pattern if you wanted to make it from scratch, I’m sure. :)
Cosplaying from Dragon Quest is my favorite thing to do! Here is me as Bianca and my friend Lily aka Phavorianne as Flora from Dragon Quest V. We made these costumes for a skit we did in a group at Anime Expo 2011, but this was the first time we got proper daytime photos of them! I’m very happy with the results, and it was a ton of fun. We’ll have to reunite with our hero and slime knight from 3 years ago for more photos soon. :)
Here’s a link to the post I made about our Dragon Quest V group & skit: [x]
Photos by Eurobeat Kasumi Photography.
Anime Los Angeles 2014 was Love Live Con for me. I brought four costumes but only ended up wearing my two new Love Live outfits instead! On Friday I wore my schoolgirl version Rin Hoshizora, with Sparkle Pipsi as Honoka, Tristen Citrine as Nozomi, and NyuNyu Cosplay as Nico. It was super fun precursor to our super idol Saturday. <3
Sometime soon I will post our full 9 girl Snow Halation group from Saturday!!
Photos by Lionboogy & Eurobeat Kasumi Photography.
hi!!! i love your sofia cosplay!!! i am planning on cosplaying her myself...what type of fabric did you use for the top?? and the bottom piece?? and do you have tips for the wig? sorry for all the questions, i'm still pretty new to cosplaying :S
Thank you so much! Sorry, I just saw this! I bought the fabrics for it at least two years ago so I don’t remember what they were called. They were both very stretchy to get her leotard look, and I believe the fabric I used for the bottom piece was actually swimsuit material. As for the wig, I used a long curly wig in teal and pinned it up around the crown/headband to make the afro-ish look she has. :) Does that help at all?
My cosplay of EVA from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Photo taken at Tokyo Game Show 2013 by huse on Cure.
I really love EVA. I wanted to cosplay her since I first tried out the game years ago. Someday I’ll get photos with a Snake, even if it’s not MGS3 Snake!
You guys I think I like cosplaying from Dragon Quest. Looking at this image, it seems like I should fill in the missing piece and cosplay from VI next… but I think my next DQ cosplay might be from III. :x
Left to right:
Sofia from Dragon Quest IV at FanimeCon 2012
Bianca from Dragon Quest V at Anime Expo 2011
Aira from Dragon Quest VII at Tokyo Game Show 2013
Jessica from Dragon Quest VIII at FanimeCon 2007
My newest costume, Aira from Dragon Quest VII. :) Photo taken at Tokyo Game Show 2013 by Rhythmsift @ Videogamr.de!
This costume has been a dream of mine since I first played Dragon Quest VII (as Dragon Warrior VII) back in 2001. With the 3DS remake this year, it felt like the perfect time to get it done, and to wear it for the first time in Japan no less!
This costume was deceptively tricky, with the “battle bra” bustier taking 3 tries/patterns, but overall wasn’t too hard. I’m hoping to get some full body photos someday soon, as well as eventually making/getting a sword. TGS has strict prop rules so I didn’t bother with making a sword for her debut. I also didn’t wear it all that long at TGS because it was super hot that Sunday and the costume is entirely faux leather and suede! Oops.
I’m really happy to have finished this costume, but man — talk about the obscurest of the obscure character wise. Not even all DQ fans know this character!