This was my first real cosplay. What I mean by real is that I’ve cosplayed nurses and schoolgirls before, but this is my first character cosplay of someone instead of my own creations. So, this will always be my favorite one. I had the most amazing time wearing this and it opened up my world to cosplay. I felt confident and sexy. I wore this at Anime Banzai 2010 in Utah.
Why I Cosplayed Etna
It was a few weeks before the anime convention and this was my second time ever attending one. I wanted to dress up as someone this time but didn’t have much time. Luckily, one of my best friends, CptGoodtimes (Kenny) told me I should go as Etna. We have the same body type. Well, I do have a butt, but my bust is the same size as hers. Etna is his favorite character from Disgaea and he’s always mentioned that I remind him of her in some ways. I went with her outfit in the second game because it seemed the easiest to do. 😛
How I made the costume
I didn’t have a sewing machine and had to sew everything by hand. I took a pleather skirt I had and cut it up to make the top, I sewed on a zipper. I used the rest of the skirt as an actual skirt. XD I had some pleather for the necklace and used a bracelet as the ring for it. I didn’t have time to make a belt or the money to buy one, so I used swimsuit bottoms that had an over lapping top. Used paint to make the holes for it and luckily had a buckle for it. The gloves I had from a left over costume. The leggings are actually sleeves from a shirt that I cut! The red bracelets are just material I put together. CptGoodtimes bought the earrings online and I dyed my hair. The ears were cut from full elf ears and glued on with super glue, ouch. Also wore a bra with it because I didn’t feel comfortable without one. >.< I would love to remake this costume with what I know now and would love to make it better.