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Oh Sheik by Antiquity-Dreams Oh Sheik by Antiquity-Dreams
Ahahahahahaha this damn costume :|

I started working on this stupid costume forever ago and that's when the hate began. Don't get me wrong, I think Sheik is a BAMF and I'm totally down to cosplay him/her any day because... awesome :D! But this outift. THIS OUTFIT.

It started with me asking *caineyamiyasha to help me out with the bloody thing because I wasn't sure what I was doing, so he originally sewed together the thigh armor, blue torso... thing... and then he put blue fishnet on the bodysuit. I worked on everything else separately and when I got the parts he did... I realized the coloring did not match. Which... sucked. But then, I tried it on and there was an even bigger problem. The pieces no longer fit because I had lost 10lb from when I had started the project to when I got his pieces.

So I had to scrap the fishnet and start completely over with a blank black bodysuit, REsew the damn torso-thing so that it FIT properly, paint the thigh armor to make it textured (for hours) JUST so that it could match the outer shirt color and torso thing color, and then...

And then came the painting of the effing bodysuit. Of which I free-hand painted because I clearly hate myself. You guys will see more of it in the upcoming photos but, no really, FML. I spent days on that stupid thing just trying to get the colors to match, dotting it one dot at a time so that the texture looked right --What the hell is with Sheik's Brawl texture anyway?! It's not effing consistent AT ALL. Needless to say, I hated making this outfit.

I procrastinated and stalled and dragged my feet until it was 4 days before con and I was making his stupid head-wrap last minute.

It all worked out in the end (more or less) but then... Oh THEN it came time to actually wear it and, wouldn't you know, i picked the WORST TIME OF THE YEAR to wear a black painted (non-breathable) body suit with PLEATHER armor on both my arms and thighs, LEATHER BOOTS to my knees, wrappings all over, a SCARF, a face mask, a super thick wig and a bloody HAT/WRAP thing in... LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

Clearly, CLEARLY, I hate myself.

But at least Sheik is a cool character and has visibly displayed assets which allowed me to get away with a live steel blade for my entire shoot, no questions asked.

Gotta look at the perks, right?

Photo was taken by the super amazing and wonderful :iconheulangel: who is SO awesome that I think I may very well just pack her up in my suitcase and make her travel around with me to every con I go to.

*heulangel Don't worry, I'll feed you cheerios through the cracks in the zipper! See, I've always had this fantasy.... lol
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:iconshiiganah:
Shiiganah Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, at least the effort shows XD Out of curiosity, where did you get your blade?
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
It was a gift to my wife :D
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Sheik-of-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I speak from experience, when I say Sheik is a VERY difficult costume to pull off. Trust me when I say that I put my blood, sweat and tears into mine. And I've only done OoT so far, and am currently working on Brawl. Your technical aspects of this costume are amazing, and make it's over all visual stunning. It's easy to see that a lot of hard work was put into this costume, and you pull it off very well. Again, Sheik is hard to pull off. You not only have to make the costume correctly, but you have to have the body structure to pull him off correctly, and I'm not gonna lie, I'm extremely anal about anyone cosplaying him, this includes myself. It's a very personal character for me, so I'm highly over critical about his costumes XD That all said, you make an extremely wonderful Sheik. Again, I can tell how much work was put into this, and I dearly hope that I can take a photo with you at some point ^.^ Insane amount of work, but very much so worth it, isn't it? Great job, and major kudos on cosplaying the last surviving Sheikah of Hyrule! :iconsheiklaplz:
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Balaczter Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, was all that work worth it though. o3o
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shirogami520 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
For a costume that hates you sure looks damn good in it!! <3 I was pretty impressed when I saw it in person! You did a fantastic job! <3
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UNKn0WN2tHYW0rld Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
god damn! stop getting so good at cosplaying! your going to kills us all with your epicness! :iconsouleaterplz:
love it:iconluvluvplz:
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Panandreas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student General Artist
wow O.O i had no idea cosplay was so hard .... at least the costume looks immense XDD
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Kleines-Ranchan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
wow... amazing :love:
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CRIMSENsnow Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
hee hee a lot of pain and time but i gotta say this cosplay looks super kool on you.
gotta give u lodez o props to finishing something so Amazing!
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locus15 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
This has Melee Sheik written all over it :D
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nivee Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
perfection!
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beePear Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The word dedicated comes to mind... You rock!!!
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Moosecat25 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool :3
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Shackles-and-scythes Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011   Writer
sounds like you had one heck of a ride with this thing....but hey! it came out like a sexy mother fweeeee so kudos to you.
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NinthTale Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
So just an idea that I just had.



I personally have never been a fan of cosplay, but I just realized a part of why that might be..

The outfits are always too crisp and clean. Too vibrant. Always kind of put together to match the colors, but never the actual material, which ends up making it feel really mismatched and... Stuff. Granted, in shows, etc., the main characters have the most outlandish wardrobes while the rest of society remains boring and fashionably unadventurous. But the things the main characters wear still "feel" like good-'ol-times, well-worn clothing that at least that character has grown into and established their own style.

What I mean, in short, is this. What if you took the "ragged" sleeves and scarf thing and actually made them ragged? Sheik is a warrior. She kicks things' butts. I imagine she gets dirty doing it. Toss it in some mud. Wash it by had a couple of times. Then in the wash machine. Let it dry in the sun. Rub the edges against gravel or pavement or something to actually kinda tear them up. Wash it again. I know we're mostly all just starving college students or what-have-you, so I'm not saying we should all go bankrupt over it, but....

I dunno. ^_^*** pardon my rant.. It's well-done, at any rate. ^^
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xHolyNunx Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
LOVE!!!!!!!!!!! :heart: -hugs-
sheik rules!!
great cosplay :D
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circusniko Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
thats awesome and must have been alot of work but all in all its awesome :icononionloveplz:
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KairiaShade Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is pretty awesome, though the heeled boots didn't seem to really fit in. Still really awesome though!
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crazyemeralddragons Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is freaking AWESOME! Wish I could've been at AX this year, but I didn't have the money. It was HOT those four days where I live; not too far from L.A. How on earth did you survive in that outfit?
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heulangel Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011   Artisan Crafter
BUT WHAT IF I GET THIRSTY ;A;
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
THAT'S WHAT STRAWS ARE FOR!!!! DUH.
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heulangel Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011   Artisan Crafter
;A;
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Anime-King-Zi2 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Making it may have killed you inside, but it was worth it!This costume is boss!
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AkaYuki2106 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Amazing OnO
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Psyco-Kaye Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Photographer
really cool!
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MasonManiac Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You make an AMAZING Sheik! Love this picture too!
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Seishinganpro Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Awesome! That looks sooo great ;D Unbelievable cosplay ^__^
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crispychaney Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow definitely look the part :)
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Sinbad1229 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are amazing * bows to your greatness * and you make me laugh :D
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SharinganBlossom91 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't know Zelda games at all, but i can definitely appreciate just how much work you put into your costume! It looks fabulous, and you're a trooper for wearing something that sounds so uncomfortable.
x.x I could never do that, I have to pick cosplays around the weather at cons since I overheat and pass out very easily lol.
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YoruichiNyow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
yea ax is a super hot time of the year x.x but i bet this would keep you nice and toasty at ala :3
awsome out come though i can see the hard work and detail : D
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mickiidino Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
I love this costume that you made though! D: LOL YEAH the weather in LA can get pretty hot LOL I was dying in my Ciel and my Sasuke cosplay. Damn you Sasuke for wearing all black and damn ciel for wearing soo many freakn layers... -.-"
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pablour026 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
great cosplay, love the detail.
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Tenshi-Tsuki-Gaara Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Wow.....Now that is deffinately a painful cosplay story. I feel for you. Well in the end, atleast it looked great! Bet it was hot as hell though. Next time, wear this to something like Sakura-con, cause Washington is still semi chilly in spring. ^_^
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MiikaQuoi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
O_O Oh, my god, you poor woman. I don't know whether to say "At least, through all your turmoil, it looks great!" or to question your sanity for putting yourself through all of that. lol

But, really, everything about the costume and execution is flawless. You should feel damn proud of yourself! Not many people can pull off Shiek!
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Netami-Fire Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
You did a great job! Indeed, Sheik is a BAMF.
Did Naru cosplay any LoZ by any chance?

I think you'd make a fantastic Midna, but her outfit seems just as fussy :p
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Lol go check out Naru's Gal. She did Link XD! Our pair shots will be going up very soon.
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nursal1060 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Writer
amazing...i envy you
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ExemplaryRadiation Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Looks great :)
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HymnOfTheAbyss Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
yeah wearing the Organization XIII pleather robes in the summer isnt the best either XD

BUT I think your costume came out very well :D
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GaarasHyugaHinata Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Love it! its very lovely! Woot!

Lol, I've done stupid outfits in summer for no reason except I must ndirectly hate myself. >.<
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zeldafan17 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so amazing well done great cosplay :)
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:iconsaki08:
saki08 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That's one EPIC cosplay! O_O <3
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crystufer Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Awesome. Literally. Inspiring awe.
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couhby Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is such an awesome cosplay! Thanks for the awesome story about making the costume. I appreciate this costume even more, now that I know how much work went into it.
You struck a great pose.
The photographer did a great job with this shot and I love the colors.
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Dreamer1398 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Omg, I love you playing Sheik. I saw your video where you were cosplaying this weird dude with fish tattoos "that splash" and I was on the floor laughing for about 5 minutes. Wow, my sides did hurt that bad. And you're just really funny, I'd love to meet you one day, but alas I am but a 13 year old. And I don't even have any cosplaying stuff which pisses me off to no end. You make such a good Sheik though, I admire him. I personally think he's a him. That's confusing. Anyways, this is long. Why the hell do I ramble? The world will never know.
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StolenLights Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
I love you. My friend was just playing with the Goron sounds on her Zelda soundboard haha. :heart:

You should do more Shiek. Okay? Okay.
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Oh.... there are so many more pictures to come.
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StolenLights Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
There better be. I wont accept anything less. >)
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Habaloid Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
;A; Amazing.
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