Overall I found this Lady Maria cosplay to be very well made. The faux leather work is lovely and the stitching is very sturdy. The coat material is very nice, though be careful not to let it touch the velcro too much. The velcro will tatter it. The embroidery on the coat is beautiful and adds such a nice elegant touch. I actually really love how the gloves were made. The outer side is faux leather. But the inside is a stretchy knit material. This made it much easier to form fit to my hands and improved dexterity. The under blouse and cravat are beautiful and give a nice old world feel. The pendant/necklace is as shown. However, I wanted to match the game look more and so swapped it out for a green pendant. The boot covers are well made. However, I already had boots that would work for this cosplay so I used those instead.
I was a little disappointed in that I ordered custom sizing and nothing seemed to have been done aside from taking in the waist of the pants. I had to get the coat tailored and taken in since, unlike the photo, there were no curves in the coat. And because it was too big, it kept sliding back from the weight of the cape. This was fixed after tailoring though. The pants were way too long for me even though I put my height in in custom sizing (I am 5' 3"). So I substituted my own pants and vest. I also made my own hat as I think mine had been crushed/warp while traveling and I wanted to add more feathers to it. I also had to take in the gauntlets since they were too big as well.
Note 1: I realize I focus on little details. So having something fit right and look right is important to me. I think this cosplay is very good on its own. The reason it isn't getting a 5 is because I was disappointed that I had to do so many changes even though I ordered custom sizing. I understand that custom sizing will not always be exactly right. But, for the extra cost, I had hoped this would be closer then it was.
Note 2: I added the belt in my photos (that did not come with my purchase). I have also included a photo of the updated cosplay.
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