Character Name: Ivan
Series: Golden Sun
Outfit: Default

Started: June 2010
Finished: July 2010
Hours to make: 43
Cost of materials: approx. $75 CAD
Status: Retired
Worn at: Otakon 2010, Katsucon 2012

Golden Sun is one of those series that I loved as a kid and that I'd been debating on cosplaying for at least a good 3-4 years. I chose to do Ivan because I love his design and he was one of my favorite characters. I seemed to really like the wind adepts.

The way the official art is colored, it makes the clothes look like the have a sheen/shine to them. At the same time, I don't believe that Ivan would have been able to afford clothes/materials that would have given that effect. Therefore, it was a bit of a challenge for me to find materials that I thought would be appropriate for the character while also staying true to the official art. I think I did a decent job at it.

The purple turtleneck was made out of a purple interlock. The top/cape were made out of a strech cotton sateen and what I believe is poplin. The pattern at the front was achieved using heavy interfacing. The cape detaches for easy storage and transportation. The pants were made out of a burgundy polyester.

The shoes are actually midcalf boots from Walmart. The belt was made out of quilting batting, a brown stretch suiting, foam balls, mesh wire, Model Magic, and paint. The wig was bought from Milanoo, and the staff was made by my dad.

Overall, I'm quite happy with the costume. The bottom of the pants could have been better made. I also need to find a way to keep the yellow/green top from riding up.