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Character: Yuuko - XXXholic
Costume made and modeled by me
Photos by Mario Vargas

I made this costume in March 2008 - as a long term CLAMP fan, I suppose it was only a matter of time before I cosplayed Yuuko XD. I loved this design specifically for the butterflies.

The photo location is a historical hotel in Mexico City, during my guest appearance at TNT 15.

Construction:
I got a heavy black poly/wool blend for the kimono, and a beautiful burgundy silk for the lining and ruffles. After sewing the outer layer but before putting in the lining, I appliquéd about 14 or 15 butterfly shapes onto it. The pattern for the butterflies was just free drafted - I cut them out of a yellow fabric and after spending a few hours stitching down the edges neatly, I got to paint the details onto the appliqués for the next night and part of the morning lol. I remember watching a whole season of CSI while painting the butterflies, and it became quite the surreal experience. O_O
As the butterflies dried, I made many yards of ruffles and also did my own gold trim for the costume. Stitched it all together with the lining and a big part of the costume was done. I love the fabrics I scored because they are almost wrinkle free, no matter how much I shove the costume into a suitcase.
The waist cincher is made of a burgundy pleather and I plan on remaking it soon. The material was bought in a rush and is not very sturdy. The cincher has a fake lace up front.
Lastly I worked on the wig, which took some engineering. The main problem was balancing the weight of the extension loops on my head, but in the end it worked out great and I can bend over and sway my head without things shifting. The bat crown and hairpieces are made of styrene plastic that's been heat formed.

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Character: Amber - "Sucker Punch"
Costume made by - Yaya Han
Photography by Kevin Knight
Model - Yaya Han

Thank you, Kevin Knight, for taking these shots at SDCC!

You can see the costume pretty well in these pics - I made it the same way they did it in the movie, which is by cutting up a Vietnam era pressure flight suit and altering it HEAVILY.
If you look at the images of the actual costume on display here: [link] On the right side of the hip there is a finished hole, through which an air hose is attached to the plane and on the inside of the flight suit there are rubber air bags sewn in that expand with air and compress the pilot's body parts so they won't pass out from all the flight maneuvers.
Brian was able to get his hands on such a flight suit for me and I spent hours seam ripping the inside air bags and the pressure tubes that followed the length of the arms, legs and back of the suit.
Then I chopped it in half and replaced the zipper, made the pants into chaps, lined them, and used the left over matching fabric to make the hat. I had to make my own pattern for the hat.
The gun/magazine holster and belt were the next to tackle, and I give many thanks to Kathy of GodSaveTheQueenFashions for helping me pick out the leathers and tools and showing me leather working techniques. I used a heavy veg tan leather hide and made my own pattern for the pieces, cut them out and punched stitching holes for hours. Then heavy duty snaps were added as well as D-rings. After making all the pieces, I hand dyed them black and shined them up. It took about a day and a half to make and assemble the whole get-up.
The gloves are neoprene and leather.
Last pieces to make were the panties, bra and choker, and thank God I found the right pleated trim. I altered a bra by adding the zipper and the trim, same with the panties. Add some fishnets and a lollipop and I was ready to kill zombie nazis!

I'll say that by the end of SDCC, I had eaten 6 lollipops and was pretty sick of them. Thinking of casting a fake lollipop, but then I'd have to put plastic in my mouth ugh.

Looking forward to more Sucker Punch timez with my ladies at Dragoncon!

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Thanks, Kevin Green, for shooting with me! It was hard to find a suitable location for Daenerys, so we just looked for a secluded spot without people in the background.

What to say about this costume... the character is Daenerys of House Targaryen, from the book series "A Song of Ice and Fire", which the TV Show "Game of Thrones" is based off of. I've been a fan of the books for about a decade now, and have planned to make a Dany costume since the first time I read the series. She is and has always been the character I love the most, and relate to the most.

Those who haven't read the books may not get my costume, but this is simply my personal interpretation of the character Daenerys, and I tried to be as accurate to the major descriptions as possible, such as the golden silver hair, silver bells and braids, purple eyes, the colors of the dragon, and costume materials/elements.

To explain a bit about the costume:

I always knew that I wanted to dress in Dany's iconic Qartheen traditional dress from "A Clash of Kings", 2nd book in the series, but for a long time debated how to pull off the look without it being offensive. Women in Qarth wore airy silk and/or lavish samite dresses baring one breast proudly, which reminds me of the breast baring fashion of the ancient culture of Minoa. Literally, breasts (aka WOMEN) were a symbol of wealth and power, not just sexual objects. Daenerys in the books (Minor spoiler! Skip if you want!) loses just about everything and puts all her stakes into the city and people of Qarth, who crown her and acknowledge her sovereignty. To pay respect to them, she dresses in the traditional gowns - a young girl near alone in the world brave enough to expose herself to a city full of strangers, and she does it with dignity and pride.
The feminist in me just loves that about her, and it's always left an impact on me.
So no matter what, I wanted to make the Qartheen gown.

I pulled inspiration from the books (obviously), the wedding gown in the TV show, various artworks of Daenerys and my own fantasy artwork style and costuming taste. I thought lavender would really suit the silvery golden hair and the silver accessories, and I wanted the gown to flow because Qarth would have been a sweltering place to live in, and also because summer cons bear similar climates. So a slight color changing chiffon it was! I made the gown in 2 layers so it wasn't see-through bwaha, and there was a bit of a debate which chest strap to omit O_o. I truly think that there is no universal rule which side to expose, so I went the right side - in line with Valyrian Resin's licensed Daenerys statue [link] and the artwork of Dany on Wikipedia [link]

Also, I am right handed and holding the dragon was much easier with my primary hand.

So the dragon came about because I needed something to cover myself with, in order to be legal in public lol. I meant to sculpt a dragon but 2011 turned out to be INSANE so I bought a dragon statue and altered it with the help from Chris Donio and Brian Boling. Chris and Brian cut the beast apart and repositioned the legs and tail, re-sculpting the details and filling the piece for more durability. Thank you both for all the help! I painted the dragon and had to pick which of Daenerys' three to represent. Drogon, the black and red dragon, is the strongest of the three, but black shows every imperfection and would have looked odd on my very light costume. I thought green would complement the colors of the costume the best, so I made the dragon into Rhaegal!

I should add that the dragon was strapped onto me so I didn't have to use any hands to hold him, rather the cradling pose was for show. And as an extra extra precaution, I wore pasties.

As for the rest of the costume - I made a waist cincher after I found a silver dyed leather hide that still had the fur patches on it. I thought it was so interesting, luxurious yet raw looking that I had to spurge the $80 on the hide. Thank you, Kathy of God Save The Queen Fashions [link] for letting me use her industrial machine to sew the leather.
I also wanted a belt and arm bands so I bought upholstery fabric and various trims and forced it all through my machine (breaking several needles along the way). I spent an evening decorating the pieces with beads and chains.

The wig was two wigs sewn together and it has a lace front for a more natural look. I braided a lattice work into it and sewed more beads and bells into it, so I jingle when I walk :D

The necklace is of Indian heritage because Daenerys as a newly crowned Queen received gifts from all different empires and cultures. Her accessories were diverse and I wanted something decorative on my neck.

For Dragoncon I plan to add more details to the costume, now that I've worn it once and see what's missing. It was an amazing experience to meet GRRM himself as well as the cast of "Game of Thrones" at SDCC. I will make a separate blog soon about the experience, but leave you for now with a shot of Emilia Clarke and me - Dany x 2! [link] She was so kind and gracious to her fans and I really appreciated the opportunity to show her my costume. <3

More photos coming soon, sorry for the mega long description. XD

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I just loooooove Alice!!! <333
Photo by JustMoolti <333

Costume and wig by me)))

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Many thanks to Marina-Look for concept, location and photo)
Totaly favourite from set!)

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Seth Nightlord - Trinity Blood
Just one new costume) Just to share with you before I will make a photo-shoot)
Costume by me and :iconeternal-jesus:

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[link] - Personal page.
[link] - Facebook page.
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Yaya Han as Carmilla.

These costumes were made for our entries in the NYAF 2009 Masquerade for the Yume Cosplay Contest. I spent about a month of my life using up most of my freetime on this costume. I don't want to make another costume until after the first of the year at this rate. Luckily, our hard work paid off and we were honoured to win the Yume prize.

Our skit can be found here, courtesy of our friend ChibiPlum: [link]

Visit :iconyayacosplay: for more details & shots.

Photography (c) ~GenericPhotoninja
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AUSA 2010

Despite having previously made a version of Charlotte, I always preferred this outfit over the other. It captures the essence of the Gothic ingenue more so in my opinion, though honestly the film version of Charlotte does little for me and I much prefer her unnamed character in the novel. She actually has a purpose and a personality, whereas in the film she's left alone for five minutes and Carmilla kills her. Granted, women in vampire series tend to just be fodder or the catalyst.

This costume was a bit of a last minute decision & probably one of the fastest sewing projects to date -- seriously, sewn in about 3 hours two days before the con. Unfortunately, I had a bit of an issue where the fabric was concerned. Initially I had wanted to construct it entirely out of layers of ivory chiffon, however the chiffon I ordered online didn't arrive until the weekend of AUSA so I had to make a trip to G Street fabrics to procure an alternative. Courtesy of Halloween, the store was depleted of all ivory chiffon so I opted to use voile which turned into a disaster because it simply wouldn't drape correctly. Ran to JoAnn's the following day and bought yet another batch of ivory chiffon. Ultimately, ended up opting to simply line it with the remaining ivory silk crepe left over from Satine b/c obviously my life needs yet even more ivory silk crepe -- kill me now. So in the end 6 yards of ivory chiffon & 3 yards of ivory silk crepe went into this. Seams are finished w/ an overlock stich and sleeves & hem are rolled. Ribbons were hand sewn on and accented w/ freshwater pearls. The armlets are made from ivory mesh lace left over from Alucard. Corset was purchased b/c I really didn't feel like fooling around w/ steel boning another corset for this.

Photography (c) Darkain
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AUSA 2009

This costume is the counterpart to :iconyayacosplay:'s lovely Carmilla. Please check out her work.

Photography (c) Anna Fischer
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This costume was debuted in 2008. But it was not ready till now. At last in 2011 I finished my Astaroshe and won 1st place at Animau convention. And now I'm waiting for the photoshoot.

Photo by Kifir :iconkifir:

Costume, wig and make-up by me.
Thanks my dad for help with spear Gae Bolg!

Video - defile [link]

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Astharoshe Asran - Trinity blood (venetian dress).

This costume was debuted in 2008. But it was not ready till now. At last in 2011 I finished my Astaroshe and won 1st place at Animau convention. And now I'm waiting for the photoshoot.

Photo by Kifir :iconkifir:

Costume, wig and make-up by me.
Thanks my dad for help with spear Gae Bolg!

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Medusa from Petshop of horrors
Anime version

Costume, wig, make-up by me.

Photo by Kifir :iconkifir:

Thanks to my team for help on this photoshoot!

Video about this photoshoot [link]

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Juri Han <3

Ever since seeing the concept art for Super Streetfighter 4 on Juri Han in 2010, I knew she'd be one of my top favorite girl Capcom characters to date. She's evil, owns up to being a badass, and isn't too cute which I love. Gotta thank Ono San for bringing her onto SSF4!

About the cosplay:

Studying the design and also trying to find the right fabrics for this cosplay was definitely a journey in itself.

A brief blog from top to bottom will be on my site this week.

Meanwhile...

Nothing about this was shiny, or should have been, only the top. A closer look into the wig also harnessed the hardest part of making the cosplay. Each piece was designed and color matched to actual Capcom concept art. Nothing about the cosplay was skimped. I wore this cosplay as the official cosplayer for SDCC next to incredible producer Ono San so it had to be done right, or else my Street Fighter fandom would implode on itself XD I been watching a ton of Waynes World and I gotta admit, I kept on wanting to say, "IM NOT WORTHY!!!" to Ono San, he's a cool guy for sure....! more info soon! :) Thanks for coming by <3

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Cosplay: Hair/makeup/styling/props/contacts: Vampy

photography: Long Vo

during the shoot: body was oiled up for a sheen, and also lighting was dimmed and only the backdrop of black was used.

More info

my facebook :)
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blog
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Rei Ayanami Cosplay

previews of more Evangelion images on www.vampybit.me

wig cut/styling/clothes/armor: me ^_~

digital work by agent x

we also built the garage kit that u see behind me. so its a real figure >.<

thanks for coming by ^w^
and please come by some of these links and say hello ^,^

WEBSITE :)

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TWITTER:

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I finally got around to shooting my White Phoenix cosplay last week, with artist Long Vo.

For this picture we wanted the comic book feel for Jean, (which I HAD to do right, White Phoenix of the Crown to be exact, take that fake Magneto!) and went for it with the use of digital backgrounds and Fire of course. There was no photoshopping done to my face, hair, or body, luckily the red lighting was fun to play around with and even the sash was held up by wire. :)

makeup/hair/costume design : Vampy (Linda Le) my lonesome self

Photography by: Vostalgic
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for more :)

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Trinity Blood
Chara: Astharoshe Asran
Cosplayer: Kris
Photo: ViRR

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Chara: Seth Nightlord
Trinity Blood
Cosplayer: Altawista
Make-up by: :iconafemera:
Photo: :iconmarina-look:
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Trinity Blood
Chara: Astharoshe Asran
Cosplayer: Kris
Photo: ViRR
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Esther Blanchett by me
Photo by :iconmrgnob:
Costume by :iconmrgnob: / me / Gnusinc ^____^


It's done! We are so happy! )))

Here is one more shot:
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at last ^^ Giselle from Enchanted
and my version of her wedding gown
The photo shoot will soon be here
And I hope u will like it )


The dress was made by me and Mr Gnob ( [link] )

Photo by Alvis ( [link] )
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Esther Blanchett by me
Photo by :iconmrgnob:
Costume by :iconmrgnob: / me / Gnusinc ^____^


It's done! We are so happy! )))
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Me as Tsugiri
Owl Ushasty as Myobi
photo by ~avallonis
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Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Adelhaid as Haydee Tebelin
Me as the Count of Monte Cristo
photo by JustMoolti

Оригинал - [link]
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photo by JustMoolti
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photo by [MAD.CREATIVE.CHARACTER]
Mahmut by me
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photo by :iconmokrushina:
Mahmut by me

Oh! Daily Deviation!!
Thank you,dear DA for this! I really tried so hard to make this costume perfect. and I think I've coped with this.
I wouldn't do this without the help of Katou Kotono, who is the author and the artist of "Shokoku no Altair" manga...and my dear photographer :iconmokrushina: who made this wonderful shot! ♥
Thanks for all your comments!
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Shoukoku no Altair (4 cover)
photo from the festival
Mahmut by me
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I fixed up the spikes on my wig for this past Supercon. ^^ Man, I would love to get into a lab and have a photo shoot there. How cool would that be?! Anyways! I was really surprised by how many people asked where I bought my wig from. They seemed genuinely confused when I told them I made it. XD

Photo by PhotoKage Productions.
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Percy is such a well behaved little piggy. <3

Somehow we got super lucky this Megacon and it wasn't a billion degrees outside! Spookloops was super awesome enough to take a few photos, and I think this is my favorite!

I really love wearing this costume! Cutting out all of those scales was tedious, but super worth it in the end.
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Ummm, so. Okay. Taking this wig on a plane is one of the scariest things ever. XD

I wore Goku this past ACen with the amazingly talented :icontechnoranma:, and I can't even begin to describe how much fun I had! She was so nice and looks amazing as Bulma! Being able to cosplay with one of the best DB cosplayers out there pretty much made my con! /gushing

Photo taken by :iconanatra:
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