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Amethyst Angel
(Teresa Dietzinger) c.2003.
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Seras Reference

Seras Victoria
First Worn at SCSU Japan Night Event, March 2003

I dug Hellsing and knew in my dark heart of hearts that I had to cosplay as one of the characters. Seras was the one I came the closest to in personality so I chose her. My original intention, after wearing it to the Japan Night cultural festival, had been to wear it as a hall costume for AnimeIowa 2003. However, I eventually decided to attend as Integra instead, (seeing as how her outfit was a lot cooler and WAY more dignified.)

The shirt and skirt I put together with patterns I generated using my new Patternmaster software (which I'm slowly now starting to get the hang of.) On the whole, I think they turned out rather well. I also like how the stockings turned out. (However, removing the carpet tape I had used to hold them up with was a bit of a pain.....And for "a bit" read: "full-scream, faint-inducing amount".) One thing I don't like about the costume is the wig, the back of which I ruined by idiotically attempting to curl it with a curling iron. (Hm, it would seem synthetic hair melts when you heat it. Whoops.) All in all, i have bought 4 wigs for this costume, all of which I either accidentally destroyed or were just not satisfied with. The one I'm wearing in the pictures is the best-looking of the lot, which isn't saying much.

No, my eyes aren't really red. Despite my dedication to the art of cosplay, I wasn't willing to plunk down a small fortune for a pair of colored contacts. (But who needs 'em when you've got Photoshop?) I'm disappointed that I wasn't able to make a halconnen for my costume, (but hey, at least I was able to locate TWO rare-as-hell official Hellsing patches for my costume. How many Seras cosplayers can make THAT claim?)