Underneath all that armour and costume is not Castlevania's Gabriel (or, in this case, Gabrielle) Belmont. It is cosplay superstar Meagan Marie, in one of the most industrious outfits I've ever seen.
She built the entire thing herself, costume and accessories, from building the complex gauntlets to "forging" the swords to constructing the combat cross (which actually worked, hiding four feet of chain inside).
Meagan's written all about it over on her site, detailing every part of the process. If you've ever wanted to see just how a top cosplay outfit comes together, it's definitely worth a read.
Cosplay Feature: Gabrielle Belmont [Meagan Marie]
Meagan Castlevania [Image: BGZ]
Meagan Castlevania [Image: josephchilin]