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I originally wore this costume for the DC Sakura Matsuri Fashion Show, but per the photographer's request I brought her out to AUSA 2011. Unbeknownst to me at the time, Haydee's one of his favourite characters so we ended up shooting for several hours which yielded a number of amazing shots.

Costume details:

Upon trying to think of something appropriately 'pretty' to cosplay, I had a sudden epiphany after hours of fruitless brainstorming and remembered how way back in early 2006 I had wanted to cosplay Haydee from Gankutsuou. Admittedly, I hadn't given the series much thought in years despite having loved it and went back and watched the opera house scene to catch all 2 seconds you actually see of this dress. All in all, this costume was a lot of fun to make and took me maybe the grand total of 4 hours not counting the three weeks spent procrastinating. And oh so tacky.

I wanted the dress to be very sheer and super shiny. Finding an iridescent organza proved to be more difficult than ever anticipated and after realizing that the only seller online who carried it was in China, I began hunting for an alternative locally which turned out to be an adventure in itself. 8 yards eventually went into this costume. The fabric was fairly easy to work with but wanted to disintegrate when I simply looked at it -- this was not conducive when trying to thread 18 gauge wire through channels. Also, I cannot ever iron this dress because it would probably melt faster than Nazis looking at the Lost Ark. The dress was partially made from a pattern, though most of it was simply draped on a dressform. Strands of pearls were sewn along the bodice. The gems are a mixture of acrylic & Swarovski -- $60 total -- and super glued on -- yes, Gem Tac takes forever to dry. I had initially wanted to use nothing but Swarovski but I was on a time crunch and it was cheaper/faster to buy acrylic gems instead. The jewelery is made from a glitter foamy that's been sealed on the back w/ Mod Podge. An assortment of rhinestones & pearls were glued on in various patterns. This was the best part of making this costume. Such tacky terrible bling. Elf ears were purchased and lightened w/ a pale pinkish white foundation and attached w/ spirit gum.

The wig is a Silver 40" long from Epic Cosplay with additional wefts that was twice dyed w/ an FW Ink + alcohol mixture. Unfortunately, the colour did not take as dark as I had hoped, but the end product worked well enough. I had never anticipated not being able to find a 40" long dark green wig w/o bangs but clearly they no longer exist. Wefts were glued around woven pipe cleaners and accented w/ crystal scrapbooking appliques & rhinestones.
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A 3-D bead sprite of the Blue Falcon from "F-Zero" for the Super Nintendo (SNES). Contains 2,798 beads between 38 pieces which interlock to make up the final piece.

This is one of two or four cars total from the series I plan on making, along with a piece of track and one of the backgrounds from the SNES version of the game.
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A large bead sprite of the Dark Knight Batman. Contains 13,089 beads.
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--- DragonCon 2010 ---

Models: :iconfiddlerofdooney: :icononewhospinsflags:

Costuming: :iconfiddlerofdooney: :icononewhospinsflags:

Outland Armour

Photography: Jessica Coen

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DOUBLE LEIAS... ALL THE WAAAAY.... O_O It's so intense...

I was so excited to get this shoot with Sarah in her adorable Steampunk Slave Leia costume! She worked really hard to get this ready to shoot with us at DragonCon, and I think her interpretation of Slave Leia is just excellent! My favorite part is the exposed boning on her corset. Awesome work, lady! <3

Check out more photos of her Steampunk Slave Leia here:

Slave Leia Front

Slave Leia Back
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I love love love how this costume turned out.

I'm a huge fan of Code Geass and Cornelia is totally the type of character I love.

This is my first time dying a wig and trying to style it with glue water. I'm ok with the results but I may try to mess with it and improve it for future conventions.
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Like I promised you few days ago, Catra, the villain from She-ra The Princess of Power, is now ready..so , as usual, my Deviant Friends can enjoy this preview before the whole set is displayed ( next week) on my site.
I hope you enjoy!
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A large custom bead sprite of Psylocke from the X-Men comics, as drawn by Chris Bachalo: [link]

Phoenix symbol on chest added by RiotousHeart: [link]

Contains 11,302 beads.
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Original Alice cosplay, Worn to Otakon 2010
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A 3-D Bead Sprite of the A-Team Van. This is a smaller version of the larger 3-D A-Team Van.

A tutorial for this can be found at [link]
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A custom, framed, solid bead sprite depicting an RPG style battle between Nintendo's three main mascots (Samus, Link and Mario) and a giant XBox 360 posessed by the head of Microsoft's Bill Gates. This scene parallels the battle with the Evil Wall in Final Fantasy 4 for SNES.

Final piece can be seen at the 8-Bit and Beyond art show [link] at Brave New World comics [link] on 2nd St. in Philadelpia on Friday, August 7th, 2009 at 6pm.
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