Lust the Lascivious is a homunculus who, in the original anime, is created when Scar's brother attempts to revive his deceased lover using the forbidden art of human transmutation. She is a member of the villainous group The Homunculi, who each represent one of the Seven Deadly Sins tied to the motivation behind their creation. Lust serves as The Homunculi's primary assassin, killing those who discover their plans as well allies that are considered disposable.
I don't cosplay a lot of villains even though I find them to be such interesting characters, so it was fun to pick Lust when I was looking to cosplay from Full Metal Alchemist. This costume was thrown together for Anime Boston 2009 when I was focused on more complex costumes, and it was shoddy even by my pre-sewing machine cosplay standards so I only wore it once. It was a store bought black dress that I altered the neckline for and added a slit, and a pair of gloves I hand-stitched the red stripes onto using bias tape. I also made the extended fingers using wire and electrical tape. I currently have plans to remake this soon and have all the parts needed to do so; I'd love to feel I did this character justice.