2013 in Review


A few friends on Facebook have done this sort of thing, so I figured I’d join in!

2013 was a busy year with World Cosplay Summit, but overall I had 10 new costumes: a new record for me! By far the most costumes I’ve ever made in a year, and what a year it’s been! That’s all of them above!


Elizabeth – Bioshock Infinite
I actually made Elizabeth twice this year – once in March and once in May. Both times in the space of a day with limited fabric! Didn’t learn the first time, haha. I also made Booker for Arphrial, but he’s not counted here.

Milla – Tales of Xillia (worn at WCS 2013!)
Made for London MCM Expo May 2013 to meet Hideo Baba! She was also worn at WCS 2013 for the Ichinomiya Parade!

Leon – Tales of Destiny

Made for London MCM Expo May 2013 to meet Hideo Baba! This was one of the first costumes I ever wanted to make, and 10 years down the line, I made it to meet the man who started me off with my cosplay adventure. Amazing day!

Vyse – Skies of Arcadia

Made for a photoshoot before WCS. Also made in about a day, it looks deceptively good in photographs for how rushed it was!

Dejiko – Di Gi Charat (worn at WCS 2013!)
Made for WCS 2013 and worn at Centrair, for meeting the Convention Bureau and the Mayor of Nagoya, and finally during the Red Carpet Parade!

Kefka – Final Fantasy VI (worn at WCS 2013 – finals!)

The big guy. Made for WCS 2013 for the finals performance. This costume tested a lot of skills and was so much fun to make. It takes about 2 hours to get ready and he’s heavy to wear in 38 degree heat, but it was worth it!!

Komugi – Nurse Witch Komugi (worn at WCS 2013!)

Remake of an older costume, which was worn at Comiket at Tokyo Big Sight!! (A geek’s dream come true). I also wore her for the OSU Parade at WCS 2013!

Melvin – Sailor Moon (made for me by PaperCranes Cosplay!)
A simple, silly costume that PaperCranes kindly made for me while I was in Japan. My friend Frazzy was Molly!

Elle – Tales of Xillia 2

Made for MCM London Expo October 2013 to meet Hideo Baba! One of the first cosplays from Xillia 2 in the UK, too!

Jude (Christmas Version) – Tales of Xillia
Still kind of in-progress, but he’ll be finished for Christmas Eve!


I also wore Anise (Tales of the Abyss), Kurumi (Steel Angel Kurumi), Stocking (Panty & Stocking – worn at WCS 2013!) and Totori (Atelier Totori) at different events across the year too! I’m hoping 2014 is going to be slightly quieter, but I’ve already got some big plans for new costumes so I guess we’ll see..!

Relatedly! On my Facebook Page “Exelia Cosplay” I’m currently running an Advent Cosplay Calendar, where I’ll be updating with something cosplay-related every day until Christmas! Take a look!

Posted on December 10, 2013 in Cosplay
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