This is a general guide on how I made Galatea.
I wanted to cosplay from claymore since high school. I first wanted to be kid Claire, then my favorite claymore who is Ophelia and I ended up being Galatea.
I was making this for IberanimeLX but I had lots of issues and just threw the project aside. Then CCF came and I mentalized myself to finish cosplays that were half way done. It was either Leah who needs some touches ups or Latea and I chose the later.
The reason why I ended up not making Ophelia is mainly because of the wig
I don't have lacefonts and she has a really sleek ponytail with a braid and so it would look baaaaaaad if I used one of my wigs. She is still my fav because I love craycray characters.
And so, because of the wig I made Galatea instead on her time skip version.
This is a manga only outfit when God-Eye Galatea becomes Sister Latea in Labona. There is no official colors and I always felt the coloured fanarts were a bit to dark for her nun habbit.
I made the dress with non stretch synthetic fabric which was very weird to iron because it felt I was ironing plastic and making really weird noises.
Sadly I don't have pictures of that step but I have plenty of others.
The white collar was just draped, added interfacing for stiffness and then zipper and lining.
And then shoes:)
I bought them really cheap in a Chinese store. Se forem do Porto são os chineses que ficam na Trindade, são enormes e tem montes de coisas uteis e baratas para cosplay.
Shoes were beige but I had white spray paint and together with painters tape and a catalog of victorias secret I made them the color i wanted.
|5 euro chinese shoes|
|half done work|
|pretty white shoes|
|Oh no! The paint passed the painters tape into the heel;___;|
|Trying to fix the heel with bronze paint|
I cant seem to find the photos of the finished shoes:(.In the end they look exactly what I wanted. The paint does crack a bit after a while so Ill die them again if I ever need these shoes in the future which I probably will.
There was plans and materials to make Latea's claymore but I didn't finish on time.
|Materials, spray paint was one of the really expensive ones>_<|
|The sword starting to look like a sword|
|here I started to sand the beast but never got past this time, it was too time consuming:S|
|back of the wig|
|styling and trimming|
And this is it. I need to be more careful when taking pictures because I want to start making tutorials and be more detailed in my costume construction. Next time I will be taking a finished Aurora to the medieval fair with a disney group and maybe before I'll cosplay a bit at Aniplay.