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Gabriel Belmont (Dracula) Cosplay by GabbyLeithsceal Gabriel Belmont (Dracula) Cosplay by GabbyLeithsceal
I am a 5'3" female but in this costume I was nearly 6 feet tall - this was a HUGE build!!!

Gabriel Belmont (Dracula) from Castlevania's Lords of Shadow timeline. 

This is a blending of his two versions, Dracula at his height of power and his withered awakening after centuries of sleep. 
I also made his makeup darker and his hair a bit longer w/a blended color, than in the game as I wanted him to be creepy.

The bottom pic is me as normal as I can be (to scale) with me in the costume (friend stood in for pose)

Hair - Lace wig, human hair
Eyes - Hand painted contacts  
Face, neck, arms, hands - Foam latex
Chest - Latex and Polyfoam <--- the sculpt took sooo much clay to get rid of my curves LOL it was rediculous
Teeth - custom dental acrylics 
Belt - hand embossed latex felt, silver leaf, embroidered fabric with leather dye and airbrushed
Belt decoration - Resin cast with silver leaf, fabric covered wonderflex with embossed trim
Rings - silver leafed tooling leather
Face on arm wraps - resin cast, silver leafed
Fabrics -dyed, hand painted damasks, air brushed
Jacket - vinyl, latex felt, eva foam, hand embossed details and trim, resin cast buttons
Makeup - Pax, powders and alcohol activated
Height: Platform lifts
Time: 5 weeks 

Other than the total sense of being lost as yourself, to look in a mirror and not see any part of you looking back - The coolest part of this was a friend looked right at me then turned away and asked another friend if I was coming! Woot!!!

**Thinking of making the jacket again except to fit my normal height and do it in leather just to wear it around ;)


EDIT---> More photos and a timelapse video of applying "him" is now up here: GabLei.com


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Given 2014-01-23
:iconfeyborg:
Feyborg Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconvulfhelm:
Vulfhelm Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Crazy ! :)
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
:)
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:iconkuraiyamitsuki:
KuraiyamiTsuki Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I'm just learning theater makeup techniques and am most impressed by the quality of not only your makeup, but the build of your costume.
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Thank you :)
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:iconlysanderxx:
LysanderxX Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I just learned that it's possible to puchase the young vampire Gabriel outfit for $900, and it's by far the most expensive one on that particular website. And that one doesn't even have the body and mask going for it, so I'd estimate your cration to be worth at least $1500, including the high uality materials like the human hair wig.
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Where did you see it? I am curious to look at it.
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Thank you! Aww they don't show the actual finished costume - I would have liked to have seen that :)
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:iconlysanderxx:
LysanderxX Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Amazing! The outfit looks absolutely perfect. Then going so far as to make his body and face, crazy! I've seen people use makeup to make muscles and stuff, but this way you can put it on anytime, and present it to judges and win!
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
I've never been to a con. Thinking about it tho :)
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:iconlysanderxx:
LysanderxX Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Heh, people would be all over you for photos even if they never played the game.
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
:) I bet it would be fun! Maybe someday ;)
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:iconsephiroth120:
Sephiroth120 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
So I need to totally marry you just for this ;-; you're amazing!
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
lol and thank you!
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:iconpsychoticgamer5000:
psychoticgamer5000 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I wish I had that coat... ;-;
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
:)
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:iconladyasteriacosplay:
LadyAsteriaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist
OMG!

There is so much amazing work going on here! Great job! I'm really impressed that it only took 5 weeks, that is a tremendus amount of dedication. All the detailing is spot on. Wow...just wow. super inspiring! Can we be friends now!
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Hi! Thank you!! I didnt really sleep while building "him" lol you gain so much time by not sleeping :P
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:iconleobelmont:
LeoBelmont Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Artist
Wow, your work is really amazing, this may be crazy but, I'm looking to buy a costume like this one, I really love this costume, Lord Dracul! I've been working out a lot, and haven't cut my hair so I can look naturally like him, but I can't find a place to buy this costume! If you're interested please send me a message! joelpv93@gmail.com
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
I serious admire your skills, what you do is impressive! Look at all that detail, and how you completely transform! I knew you were capable of amazing constructions, but I guess I forgot. And congrats for the DD, I hadn't realized you got one.  Best regards :)
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Hi hon!! Hope you are doing well ((HUGS)) and Thank you!!
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:iconhoshisamavalmor:
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
:)
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:iconitsarandomencounter:
ItsARandomEncounter Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a mindblowing level of detail. And the coat, by all that is holy the coat is magnificent! I am used to cosplays like this ending up looking awful as costumes using other things than cotton or other soft material end up looking awful in real life products. But this, this is a wonderful cosplay, possibly one of the best I've seen.
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
aww - wow - thank you so much :)
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:icondumasstark:
DumasStark Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This... is... AWESOME! That cosplay is absolutely perfect! I love how many details you put onto the clothing, the body, EVERYTHING. It is a true delight for a fan of the Lords of Shadows saga to behold. My only complaint is on the hair, which should have been whiter, but apart from that, it's gorgeous.
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GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Thank you!! (and I did the hair and his coloring a bit darker as I was going for creepy at a place that didn't know the character - otherwise I would have totally gone grey) If I end up going to Dragoncon I will soo wear grey ;)
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:icondaemonlords:
DaemonLords Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLLY SH***!!! 
That must have took forever to make! It's awesome, really! =D
Can't wait to play that game!
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
I can not wait either!!! and Thank you!
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:icondaemonlords:
DaemonLords Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Courage! Only one day to wait... :3
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:iconashdragonheart:
AshDragonHeart Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Dracula exist! 
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
;)
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:iconfifthgate:
FifthGate Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
I cant even...
How did you...
OMG...
I want to do Dracula Gabe, but Hell... That coat, only that Coat! I don't even...
GG
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
aww thanks :) .. and do it!!
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:iconjizaacaso:
JizaAcaso Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME!!!!!!!
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
THANKS!
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:iconjizaacaso:
JizaAcaso Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconnanahara7:
nanahara7 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
this is AMAZING XD. I am in awe at the detail and obvious hard work that has gone into this.
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
thank you very much :)
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:iconnanahara7:
nanahara7 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
you're very welcome
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:iconmlceates:
mlceates Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
really brilliant work. thanks for sharing
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Thank you!
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:iconkhalmora-creations:
Khalmora-Creations Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
CONGRATS ON THE DD!!! :D *happy dance* You so deserve it! xxxxxxx
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Thanks hon! ((HUGS))
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:iconalexanderreyes26:
alexanderreyes26 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
see... see.... he really exist!  10/10 hahahaha you represent the game (Lord of Shadow 2), :D
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Thanks!! Can not wait for LOS2 to come out!!!
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:iconmagpieb0nes:
Magpieb0nes Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ohhh, YEAH, great stuff : 3
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Thanks! Cool avi btw!
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:iconallhailmattwilson:
AllHailMattWilson Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Kinky
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:icongabbyleithsceal:
GabbyLeithsceal Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
lol!
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