Envy Cosplay: Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Accessories

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Overall, Envy’s costume is incredibly simple, involving three major parts: shorts, shirt and accessories. This post is all about the accessories that make up the remainder of the costume.

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Envy Cosplay: Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Shorts

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I own a pair of workout shorts that have a fold-over waistband, and I used those as inspiration when making Envy’s shorts. With that in mind, there are two keys parts to building the pants: the shorts and the skirt.

Here’s how I created the pattern and put the shorts together.

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Envy Cosplay: Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Shirt

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For those of you wondering where I’ve been the last few months, I took a cosplay hiatus to apply to grad school. All of that is done now, so I can turn my attention back to cosplay. In the short amount of time I had between finishing grad school applications and C2E2 (which took place April 6-8), I was able to squeeze in a simple cosplay. Here’s my journey on Envy from Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.

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Cersei Coronation Cosplay Postmortem

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I completed my Cersei coronation gown cosplay about six months ago now, so this is a pretty late postmortem. However, despite all of the time that’s passed, I do still feel proud of the work I did. This has been my most ambitious sewing project yet, and despite the final gown’s flaws, it’s functional and mostly screen accurate.

Here are the thoughts that have marinated in my head over the past six months:

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Cersei Coronation Cosplay: The Pauldrons

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In the season six finale of “Game of Thrones,” Cersei wears two dresses that have the same pattern. The first is her dress when she blows up the sept – it’s made of solid black leather and has epaulettes. The second is her coronation dress, which is made of perforated black leather with pauldrons. I’ve been working on the second dress.

Figuring out how to make the pauldrons admittedly took me longer than I thought, and I messed up a lot. From failed paper patterns to trying Worbla with and without foam, nothing I did seemed to give me the look I wanted. That is, until I finally figured it out. Here’s how I ultimately made the pauldrons:

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Cersei Coronation Cosplay: Dress Mockup

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Creating the dress pattern was a bit of a process, so bear with me while I go through everything. Doing a mockup before cutting into the actual fabric was a must because I made the pattern and the materials are pricey. I didn’t want to make a mistake on the costly stuff and instead let myself mess up on cheap fabric. No matter what kind of sewing you do, and even if you buy a pattern, you should ALWAYS do a mockup. I’m guilty of not taking my own advice in the past, and trust me, it didn’t always pay off. Plan a trial run in your cosplay timelines.

Now, enough advice. Here’s how I made the pattern for my Cersei cosplay:

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