Happy Suikoden Day! Unfortunately I did not make a new Suikoden costume this year – I spent my time on other priorities instead. I still plan to cosplay from every main series game eventually!
Odessa Silverberg (left) was one of my first cosplays ever in the fall of 2012. I only really sewed the cape, but putting it all together taught me a lot about crafting garments. Compare that to Lilly Pendragon (middle) which I made about six months later and entirely patterned and constructed myself. I didn’t make Elza (right) until more than a year later in 2014, but her accessories were my introduction to leatherwork. The Suikoden series is close to my heart, so it’s cool to see how each of these costumes has been a landmark in my growth as a seamstress. Someday I’ll have at least two more costumes to add to this list!
Photos by Curios Photography, Lauren Moore, and Tham.