Trinity Blood in a nutshell:
Trinity Blood, a series of Japanese light novels written by Sunao Yoshida coupled with illustrations by aThores Shibamoto. The story is dark, and not quite cliched. There is no 'right or wrong' just people trying to do what they believe in. The main Protagonist is "Abel Nightroad" who is a breed above "vampires" or "Methuselah" as the series refers to them. Abel is part of a covert operation group under the Vatican (Called "AX") who are tasked in keeping vampires in line. The supposed main "Antagonist" is "Cain Nightroad", Abel's brother. Which is in turn the same as he is. A "Krusnik /Crusnik". The brothers are seen as rivals with ideals that clash onto each other, and thus the series goes.
Esther Blanchett has been my cosplay dream ever since I was in Highschool. And yes, that's quite the long span of time. We don't quite look alike, but heck... I love the series to bits and the manga was seriously stunning. I loved the stories, and I love ALL the characters. (You should really consider reading the manga if you haven't yet!)
I burned a hell lot of cash just for the materials. Though I admit, I bought a lot of lace that isn't quite as needed. Aside from my stash from Divisoria, I had to drop by the local hardware and lace shop. My budget is totally screwed up already. But hey, there's no point in turning back now.
There's a lot to it now, as these shots were taken this weekend. Am hoping I could do a video/photo compilation of the 'process' until showtime on August 19. My sister thinks I still have plenty of time. (As she considers most of my costume, I usually make do with a week or so of cramming and late nights) Am a bit uneasy, am looking at this and the details don't seem to stop. Though am honestly excited to see what I can cook up, given a higher set of resources than what am usually used to.
In any case, wish me luck? >,<