I am in the mood for rambling about this lol. I posted and rambled a bit already on my tumblr but I wanna ramble more. So I will do so here as I have no one to ramble about this with and if I don't let this out I will be even sadder ><;
Rather than normal crossover, this is more of my experience and talk with other fans in regards to zektbach characters. Matin is by far the one with the most often being thought as other character, which in this case is Gwendolyn from Odin Sphere. This can be just from looking the artwork itself and when I actually cosplayed Matin. I think the outfit especially the black bodice confused people, then the hair accessories. Even though Matin dahlia is different to the feather accessories worn by Gwendolyn in her gown version, the feather flower she wears in her distinctive valkyrie form is indeed similar as it has same blue colour.
Hannes in her default nun outfit is not mistaken with Saber from Fate series. But many fans seems to connect how similar they are, especially Hannes's hairstyle is basically identical with saber except for longer front hair. Mishie told me as well that she got mistaken for Saber when cosplaying Hannes in her empress outfit lol.
Then just for the fun fact I decided to draw Falo in Oswald armours. Well the 'love interest' for both Matin and Gwendolyn are both knight, and the ladies are also both royalities. Lol obviously Falo doesn't say lines as dramatic as Oswald does, but he does have a shred bit of that aspect in him. I am giggling thinking about Oswald lines about the 'light' and how Falo also told Matin 'you are my light', lol oh baby~ <3
In any case, I used to insist on the fact if I am to cosplay Gwendolyn, it has to be her valkyrie form. Since that is the version that Made me really like her. I dropped her from the list as I am cutting the amount of cosplays I am going to do, due to money, time and age. However I still want to have a cosplay of character i love that has royal blue theme on it. Honestly, I am that CLOSE to consider cosplaying Elizabeth from Bioshock due to how pretty her dress design with amazing royal blue velvet! I like the touch of white corset she wears to. But this is when I am in bind. My cosplay policy is basically only cosplay because you like the character/series, or it at least need a shred back up on why you want to cosplay it besides the fact that 'i like the outfit'. Of course it doesn't apply for something that friends ask for group cosplay. The closest I can get was heroine from Amnesia. First it was for group, then it fell apart. After that I was intrigued by how this otome game works and read the stories about it. Later on when I found out she is voiced by the same seiyuu as Matin's I just can't help it lol. Though it was purchased costume from taobao so it wasn't much of 'effort' and also due to fact that I want to have her wig and can use her jacket for normal wear :'3 as far as 'annoying and useless' otome game heroine trend, I can deal with Amnesia's one type one, which is in the frail and calm type than the obnoxious genki type one lol. I think like other anime adaptation of otome game, Amnesia anime is real bad. I think the way Amnesia story works you can only stick to one 'guy' or one time line since the beginning, hence in the game you have to pick a card at the start. So trying to get her jump from one alternate universe to another to show bits of the route with all the guys, is just came out really weird and jumpy. Since if you pick one route then it is a build up to regain her memories and to realise that this guy is your love interest if not already a bf.
Anyway, I dont play fps game, so no Bioshock for me. And honestly I dont think i am that crazy about Elizabeth as character. Not hating her but I don't see myself being fan either, so drop the intention to cosplay her.
This is when I am reminded of gown version Gwendolyn and decided to cosplay her in gown version. It is also quite hilarious if you think about how often I get mistaken to Gwendolyn when cosplaying Matin lol.
As a bonus I throw in Gijiri and Nox as well in this crossover stuff. With Gijiri it was the other way around. Whenever I see Koujaku cosplayer (from Dramatical murder) I instantly thought it is Gijiri in one split second lol. Obviously after that I know it is not, but in one glance they have a similiar ish aura and outfit.
I have extra space next to Gijiri so I decided to throw in Nox in Jack's outfit from Pandora Hearts. In term of reminding or similarity they only have blonde braided hair in common to be honest lol. I was about to put malchut as San from Mononoke hime instead. Because the first impression of Turii video with Kukaru there kinda reminded me of Mononoke hime. Then again once pantsu and multi coloured hair are sighted no one will ever mistaken her with San lol. Which bring to anoter topic on how Malchut design is pretty Zektbach's only? Like when i cosplayed her, either people who know zektbach recognise it straight away or just plain confused at which series this character is from.
I think major point of this ramble is that I am kinda excited to cosplay dress version Gwendolyn in the future. I adore Odin Sphere so I will be more than happy to actually cosplay something from it. I know Matin has fed basically all of my obsession; sword, medieval, pretty dress, character who is too kind but also strong willed and can kick ass, some armours and even the ristaccia version combine my fave royal blue colour in it too (though according to maya note it should be navy blue orz) i thought I will be satisfied enough with all these Matins lol, but then there is also empress outfit Hannes too with her royal blue cape. Unfortunately I can't get a bright royal blue velvet for her, so it will be more in the darker blue ><;
Then I remember Gwendolyn dress... XD;
I know it is not overall blue like Matin or Elizabeth, but I still love it and excited for the feather hair ornament with royal blue feathers on it X33