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Catherina Sforza by BrokenPuppet Catherina Sforza by BrokenPuppet
Catherina Sforza costume I made for Fanime Con 2006.

it's the Novel art version of Catherina from the Trinity Blood Novels.

SO many hours of hand-painting (and only a small fraction is shown in this picture)

All the patterns and painting templates were made by me. As was the costume itself.
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Very, very intricate. Astounding work, and gorgeous outcome!
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Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, wow, your cape is gorgous! *____* I'm also a textile painter and so I know what labour you must have gone through... but the result is worthy! :dance:
The fabric looks marvellous too... what is it? <3
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BrokenPuppet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Thanks. It was a LOT of painting. =@___@=

And the material is a very short-pile velveteen.
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Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, and you painted velveteen with fabric paint/acrylics? Does it work? Sorry for the questions, I'm just curious seeing such a well executed work! :heart:
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BrokenPuppet Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Yes I painted it with a metallic acrylic from the craftstore. The end result did crackle a bit, but didn't flake off.

The method I used was to take a giant piece of manila paper and cut it into the same shape at the pattern piece for the cape. Then I drew a template of the design onto the manila paper (giving enough room for any seam allowance). Then using an X-acto knife I cut the design out of the manila paper creating a giant stencil. Then I used a pouncing brush to apply the paint. I used multiple coats to get the saturation I wanted.
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Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you for your kindness! Seems a great method to me, and certainly it gave perfect results! :dance:
Instead of doing stencils, I usually employ white copying paper with which I trace the design onto the fabric... but I'm sure that, in this case, with the stencil you've obtained the perfect placement of all the elements on the cape. Compliments! :clap:
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Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I bet it! >___< But you achieved a great result, and you looked great as Caterina!
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FrostTheCat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
thats exelent! astonishing! i dont rly fave pics of other people rp as anime caras, but this is amazing!
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BrokenPuppet Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
thank you~ <3
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LilyLynx Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
wow cool! your work deserves admiration! :heart:
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jennymstead Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
that detail is awesome! :D
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korkak Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
omg !! wonderfull peace!!!!

absolutelly geourgeous!

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god...if you were in Turkey, i would take so many pictures of this dress!!... wouw
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BrokenPuppet Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
thank you so much! I am very flattered. You have a wonderful gallery. ^_^
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meowcow Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
Amazing costume--i did notice the hand-painting, don't worry!
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BrokenPuppet Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
Thank you so much~
what I meant is that I need to upload a nice front view..
because there is alot of hand painting the cape covers.
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SozokuReed Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know I can tell that when you did this costume you put so much effort into it! I love this picture and how all the cloth like bows around pretty dramatic!
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