So, as you may already know, I’m tots obsessed with Gakupo Kamui (or however you prefer to spell it) & I finally saw in full the ‘Duke Venomania’s Madness‘ video…& now I must cosplay it ~.~
He looks like this (the purple one for the lay folk):
Here’s the question: what type of shirt is that???
If I knew what it was called, I could Google search it for some patterns or buy a costume/reenactment version of that shirt, ’cause the clothing style’s ‘clearly’ something one of royalty (obviously) would wear or something you would see as apart of someone’s costume in an opera & is from the Medieval or Renaissance period, but I’ll be d*mned if I know what that type of shirt is called.
From the waist down is relatively easy, especially since I already have the perfect boots for that & the pants would be easy to find/purchase, & the overcoat I could also ‘easily’ make. Or rather, not so much ‘easily’ so much as I would have a better time racking my brain how to do it vs. the shirt (since Baldren’s shirt was in a similar fashion). The other accessories & wig would also be easy to make/obtain, so there’s no problem their either, just that stupid shirt -_-
Also, trying to find decent reference images for this has been a pain (if you have any, besides the one above, e-mail me here: the.codarl.ii(a)gmail.com, I would love you eternally) & I’ve been relying on mostly cosplay pictures but it would be nice to actually have a decent picture that’s non-cosplay. Additionally, if anybody knows offhand where I can get a pattern for either the overcoat &/or the white frilly awesomeness, I would also greatly appreciate that (either e-mail or comment).
I plan to do this cosplay either for MAGfest (if I get any panels accepted) or Katsucon, so I still have plenty of time, at least enough to recover from doing 8 panels for AUSA; however, I still want to start some basic research on how to do this costume so I’m not grasping at straws later on.
So, please halp! I would greatly appreciate it & it would be my first Vocaloid costume (which kinda has me super hyped). Either e-mail me or comment below, either is greatly appreciated, but if you’re e-mailing me, make sure to put something along the lines of “Gakupo/Duke Venomania Cosplay Help” in the subject line.