Otakon 2010 was the debut of the final evolution of Esther Blanchett from Trinity Blood. I pursued my dream and just went for it, the Queen. <3
I'm very happy with how it came out! I've been working on it for about 10 months now. All the stripes are hand painted, every pearl was hand beaded. I did most of this without the help of patterns, and the ones I did use, I altered greatly. She is a piece of work indeed, and I must say, I LOVED being the Queen of England for a few days! Can't wait to wear this again. Minor adjustments will be made, nothing drastic. A few things added here and there, but I'm so proud of this dress! <3
The scepter was completely original to the costume. I designed it myself based on the other works of the Queen Esther portrayal and altered it to fit this gown! Orb to match coming soon!
Photo by the awesome Chris Dame of 8th Day Anime. Thanks!