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Here's where the magic happens. I'll be posting about all of my experiences and experiments (both failed and successful ones), introducing you to my costumes, sharing fun stories, linking tutorials and useful products, and who knows what else!

 

OBJECTION!

Michael MacWolff

So my intention is for most of what goes into this blog to be new stuff, but I figure Throwback Thursday is a great way to introduce some of the stuff I've already made & debuted.

So welcome to Round 1 with my very favorite prosecutor: Miles Edgeworth.

While he may not have been my first Ace Attorney cosplay, Edgeworth definitely holds a special place in my heart. I've been madly in love with this fluttery, foppish, snooty man since I first met him in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

The perfect prosecutor (at least before Franziska appears on the scene), Edgeworth first comes off as a cold-hearted, arrogant know-it-all, and let's be honest, he really is. But as the story unfolds, you learn more about his history and he slowly becomes the cuddly, lovable man who clearly has a special place in his heart for our blunderous title character, Phoenix.

One of the first cosplay friends I made was himself a Phoenix cosplayer, and this in part motivated me to ultimately make an Edgeworth outfit (<3 you Rion). And it's actually the Ace Attorney cosplay community that has become my favorite cosplay group because there's so much personality among the characters and the cosplayers. Also, I feel like we have the most fun with out photoshoots. People are almost always up for anything because everyone is really passionate about the series. That's where we get lovely shipping pictures, goofy crime scenes, having the entire cosplay group briefly causing a fire hazard (I have many fond memories cowering in fear on the floor of that elevator), and Gumshoe submitting himself before me.

Besides making so many awesome friends, becoming a known member of the community was incredibly satisfying. It was the first time I'd really gotten any recognition for any of my costumes, and coming from other such great cosplayers it meant a lot. 

back-to-back

Construction-wise, Edgeworth is not exactly the best costume in the world, it certainly isn't going to win any craftsmanship competitions. I am pretty proud of myself for how I put it together though. First of all, it's made from satin... which if I walked around in a satin suit that would look even more ridiculous that Edgeworth should. That's why I used the wrong side of the fabric. It has just the right amount of sheen to it without being too shiny. The pattern I actually found at the thrift store, in the form of a suit jacket and pants. I ripped all the seams, traced the pieces onto the fabric, and put it all back together in the same manner I pulled the original apart. I even managed to use the lining of the original jacket. While I might not have done the best job of this the first time, it is a great way to create patterns for costume pieces if you don't know much about draping. The part of the costume I'd like the most to replace is the wig... it was my very first attempt at cutting and styling a wig and... you can really tell. Fortunately, I commissioned a new wig from a friend of mine so hopefully by the next time I wear it, I'll have a lovely new one!

So, to make a long story short, I adore this costume and I need to wear it again soon, as it's been far too long. So, fellow cosplayers, ta ta for now, and in the Ace Attorney spirit, OBJECTION!