Photographer: Terrence Taylor

MUAH, costume, and editing: Carmilla Jo

Photographer: Terrence Taylor

MUAH, costume, and editing: Carmilla Jo

Cosplay: Lust

WHY I MADE THIS COSTUME
Lust has been on my cosplay wishlist for quite some time. I love a good femme fatale, so when my boyfriend wanted to cosplay Edward Elric, I decided to cosplay from the same series as him so that we could go to Fullmetal Alchemist gatherings together.

HOW I MADE THIS COSTUME
I used a Vogue mermaid gown pattern to create her gown. I first sewed up the lining to ensure a good fit before cutting into a beautiful black peau bridal satin that I bought for the outer layer of the gown. Between the lining and the outer fabric is a corselet that supports the gown. The pattern called for hooks for the corselet, but I modified it so that it would lace up beneath the zipper on the outer layer, like a corset.
I patterned the gloves myself, and drew the Homunculus tattoo on myself with a red sharpie. I also curled my own hair.

THOUGHTS
Lust is very glamorous to wear. She’s a gorgeous character, but I thought the knee-length dress with the boots in the original art looked like a fashion faux paus. So, I thought that a mermaid gown suited her image much more. It was really fun to run into other Fullmetal characters, especially all the Roy Mustangs and fellow homunculi!