03 / May

Cassandra Costume

I wanted to create a costume that my significant other could showcase at Dragon*Con with me in 2011. I had Melanie search for a videogame character that suited her, and she chose Cassandra from the Soul Calibur series. I thought it would be a simple project, but it was quite a lot of work to complete. Remarkably, the shield weighs almost nothing but has excellent strength since it is a dome-like vacuum-formed part glued onto a lightweight sheet of plastic. I offer the plastic and resin parts in kit form and might even have my fabric patterns around if interested.


  • Sword and pauldrons made from impact-resistant resin
  • Shield made from lightweight, semi-rigid vacuum-formed plastic
  • Hand painted acrylic and protective enamel coating
  • Reinforced sword handle with soft fabric grip