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Vampire Hunter D by NiGHTmaren-Cosplay Vampire Hunter D by NiGHTmaren-Cosplay
First off, this is NOT me in the photo. However, I did make the majority of the costume and it is a piece I am especially proud of. This is my boyfriend as D, he did a wonderful job of playing the part of this character. We couldn't bring the sword with us across the US to Fanime, so he had to be a bit more imaginative with poses. The photo was taken by Darkain Multimedia, who deserve so much credit for this beautiful shot and helping to bring D to life. I spent roughly three months on this costume, everything was made by me from the bodysuit to the belts. I had Chris help with the shoulder pauldrons, sword (not shown sadly), and sewing the leather hat brim, a chore that is a bit tough for a weak woman like me! I'll be sure to post another photo that shows the detail on the back of the cape, I spent a lot of time on the applique triangles back there so they do deserve a look. If you have any questions about this costume please do not hesitate to ask!

Also, this costume was based mostly off of the manga art by Saiko Takaki - highly recommended reading to fans of VHD, as the manga adheres very closely to the original novels, moreso than the first movie did to the first novel and the second did to the third novel. I also threw in some of my own details, based on what you see often in the Amano art (beaded necklaces, triangle theme on the cape, etc). We hope to add more to this costume eventually, as well.
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TeranMingOgilthorpe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Marvelous :)
RipVanWinkle123 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
He looks awesome
nikitachikita005 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Amazing work~!
nikita666 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
really good job
erin-c-1978 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Splendid work! And a beautiful photo, too -- very evocative, and D looks almost feral.
Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You did a VERY excellent job on this! And your boyfriend is not a bad looking D, either. =D

TheLazyMusician Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely breathtaking
finistina Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful cosplay!!!!!!!!!
Mistiqarts Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
More D please!!!!!
Kakurosu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
this is very very pretty and very good and AWESOME made and-
however.... the person has too much light in his eyes, too little pain,
he doesnt look lonely or hurt or serius at all...
NiGHTmaren-Cosplay Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You do realize D is an emotionless character, right? It would be silly for him to look like he's in pain or lonely. He shouldn't have any type of expression at all, so yeah this photo is in-character. Sorry to burst your bubble.
Kakurosu Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
both yes and no,
since he always looks like he doesnt care
but actually is in pain his expression seems to be frozen in time
or soething along the line of it
and still it doesnt match with all the light in the eyes
Koholint Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
REALLY amazing work on this cosplay!!! The photograph and pose are also wonderful!! :love:

Do you have other photos anywhere else? I would love to see more of this gorgeous costume *_*
NiGHTmaren-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A few more here:

Koholint Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
BethanyisAWAKE Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is Awesome ^^

It is so rare to see a boy cosplaying as D and able to do a good job ^^ :thumbsup: nice!

Great job on the costume!!! I made a D cosplay myself [link] ...and it did take about that long XD but mine was not so complicated as yours I think. the details you put into it look Wonderful ^^ :heart: I hope you will put up some other shots of it maybe =D
Korinchan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
BellaVoce4 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
such a beautiful and emotive shot.
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