Scorpii Lord
(House of Scorpii)

Summer 2001

© 2001 David Ramsay

Original creation.  The Scorpii Lord costume consists of a double breasted, edged jacket with gusset.  The skirt has a front, edged panel with an embroidered blue scorpion (illuminated with Cool Neon).  The skirt has two vents in the front and one in the back.  Bandolier (illuminated with Cool Neon) and iridescent fabric cape.  Accessories include a modified Soviet MVD officer's visor cap (illuminated with Cool Neon), embroidered armband, hand painted medal, gloves and riding boots.

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The dashing Scorpii Lord costume.

The bandolier, edged in Cool Neon, is used to frame a large scorpion brooch.

We found an unusual iridescent fabric for the cape and embroidered armband.

Scorpii Lord's chest and cap are edged in Cool Neon.

Scorpii Lord's accessories.  The Soviet MVD officer's visor cap includes a real garnet scorpion brooch.

Scorpii Lord.

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When we were asked to be judges at the AnimeExpo 2001 Masquerade, Kimberly and I wanted to wear special costumes for the event.  Last year at AnimeExpo, we could not judge costumers in our fully enclosed costumes, so we wore our company shirts during the Craftsmanship Judging portion.  Of course, we were ragged about that... even though we performed in large Pokémon costumes that evening.  For the 10th Anniversary, the Ramsays had to make a big impression.  Kimberly and I planned for several months, searching for the right fabrics and materials.  A great deal of money and time were spent designing these unique costumes.  We were inspired by CLAMP, specifically "Tokyo Babylon" and "X" illustrations.  We also admired costume designs from Star Wars - Episode1.  Other characters that interested us were from "Legend of the Five Rings" , a popular RPG... you guessed it, the Scorpion Clan.  Kimberly and I both desired stylish costumes with plenty of interesting details.  I really wanted the costumes to light up, so I integrated red Cool Neon into both our costume designs.

Can you find the elements from these CLAMP illustrations that inspired Scorpii Lord?

Scorpii Lord and Lady at AnimeExpo 2001.

Very pleased with our lighting effects.
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Hall costuming on Sunday at AnimeExpo.

Industry Judges at Comic-Con International 2001.

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