Saber

Saber

Saber is a character that I feel really close to, and is so amazing to wear to conventions. I made the base dress, wig and sword for Anime Expo, and followed up the next year with the armor. I wanted to make this costume very royal, so I added a lot of texture to this with velvet fabric, braided trim, gem details and satin. Velvet adds a great dimension to the outfit, but in hindsight does not wear well over time with anything rubbing or pressing on it. I've managed to rub bald spots into the velvet there the armor sits. I have added and updated a lot of this costume over the years, and I'm hoping to continue to do so with a major rework of the sword next. 

  • Source Material: Fate/Stay Night 
  • Wig: Femme Fatale from Amphigory in 24B 
  • Fabrics: velvet, satin, broadcloth, vinyl
  • Pattern: Self drafted
  • Sword: Base plastic sword with resculpted hilt from bondo and paperclay
  • Armor: expanded pvc, eva foam and polyester resin
  • Finished: Dress and sword- July 2011, armor- July 2012
  • Awards: Best in Master Class ConNichiwa 2015 and Judges Award from Volpin Props- ConNichiwa 2015

Progress Photos:

Gohan

Gohan

Selkie

Selkie