How to Cosplay Fullmetal Alchemist – Edward Elric Costume

What we’re going to become.


     One of the most often asked about cosplay costumes we’re asked to make is the Fullmetal Alchemist Edward Elric costume. It’s easy to simply make the jacket and buy the watch, but we’re going to go all the way with this, and even tell you how to make his automail. We wish it could be fully functional, but hey, at least it will look cool!


     First things first, let’s start off with the long jacket. That’s the easiest part. You can make it yourself (we suggest a medium type silky fabric – Sateen is good for the lining) or you can try to find one that looks similar on ebay.

     Most people will alter a lab coat but there is also this pattern which can be altered

     The Flamel Cross detail on the back of Edward Elric’s jacket. We suggest you stencil over it and then use fabric paint instead of ironing it on. Thanks to blackcat523 for the drawing!

     For the boots buy some work boots, cut it down the middle, paint them red on the bottom, add buckles, and if you’re feeling adventurous stitch some white detail to it.

     And what everyone has been waiting for! The automail. To do the automail it’s not going to be easy. Of course, you could simply make it out of something other than metal, but if you are into metal making, then we’ve got the perfect link for you.

     Check out this site on how to make the automail.

     For others who aren’t master armorsmiths, you can simply use some white gloves. Or make it out of wonderflex.

InfinityCosplay’s wonderflex automail

     If you need a wig, here’s a good wig you can use to alter.

     Remember, Edward Elric has gold eyes, so to finish off the costume why not go for some colored contacts?

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     A lot of people also have Edward Elric’s watch. You can metal cast that yourself, but you might be tired after doing the automail. Most people simply buy it (Fullmetal Alchemist Anime Cosplay Pocket Watch GE-7705 or Full Metal Alchemist Pocket Watch GE-7705)


     Edward Elric is one of the most challenging costumes around right now, and one of the most asked about! Good luck.

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