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Choice - Fem Kylo Ren by beckyalbright Choice - Fem Kylo Ren by beckyalbright
"I know what I have to do, but I don't know if I have the strength to do it."

Fem Kylo Ren 
photo by Wonderwallvisions

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:iconholmesian1891:
holmesian1891 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous!
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beckyalbright Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks so much!!
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daCartoonreality Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You captured Kylo Ren. You did him justice, yet pulled the power of femininity into the character to give it another dimension. 

I enjoyed reading your reason for this cosplay on the other photos...Kylo Ren is such a complex, multi-faceted character. Volatile, desperate, shaking within the convictions of his mind, clawing to keep the seams shut and all the doubts from flowing out, leaving him emotionally mutilated. 

I found myself more and more attached to him as the film went on, I have never seen a character on screen so....connected. Connected to my own personage. 

When he was on the bridge with Han, inwardly I was crying, outwardly I was gripping my chair with white knuckles. I knew he was going to kill his father, I think a lot of us did, and it was tearing his heart to shreds in those final moments seeing his fathers eyes. 

I cried that night, cloistered away in darkness, more for Kylo than for Han, wrong as that may be. I have had a tumultuous relationship with my own father...have felt that disappointment , that feeling of abandonment. 
Kylo Ren is such a beautiful character, I pray they don't downsize those conflicted layers in the next episode.

Instead of doing a "sexed up" Kylo, you gave him honor with your feminine version. 

I am planning on a cosplay for the next episode, but I have yet to know where I would get the right fabric, and I'm not a very strong designer, in execution anyways. Also I don't know if I will feel worthy of him, I still need to meditate on it. 

Your capture was certainly a success though. Thank you for sharing. 
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beckyalbright Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and experience with the character with me! It really means a lot to me. <3 

I understand and can relate to much of what you said. For me, every character I cosplay is either a character I identify with, or represents something very different to me in real life that I'd like to "play pretend" as for the time I'm in the costume. Kylo, I think, represents both for me! I think he's resonated with a lot of people in this day and age, because we live in a tumultuous time(especially for the younger generation) where people are trying to redefine their identities and progress. But we are often halted by others or even ourselves! Hopefully that makes sense, it's a very complex character that represents different things for different people.

It was very important to me to keep the costume the same as his in the film, the only difference being the hair is longer and it's a girl wearing it. To me, it was so artfully crafted. I think Adam Driver really hit it on the nose when he said the costume informs a lot for the character - especially after constructing it, I see there's SO many layers to it. I definitely think it means something that he covers himself from head to toe, not just with a helmet. And I think it makes a lot of sense that it would be the same for a female version of this character as well.

I wish you the best of luck in the construction of your cosplay, whatever way you wish to approach it! Remember, what matters the most is that you like it and feel comfortable in it. You have a love for the character, so that is honorable enough in my book! <3

Thank you again for the comment, it made my day!
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JackGarnier Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
best ever!!! i love it :) and the cosplay is great
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beckyalbright Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Aww thank you so much! <3
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:iconjackgarnier:
JackGarnier Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
pleasure ^_^ honestly prettiest fem kylo ren
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vasglorious Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I would've alright if Ren was actually a female.
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beckyalbright Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I think it would've been AWESOME! But I did very much enjoy Adam Driver's performance. :3
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vasglorious Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not me.
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mustafa931 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
İ dont know if its intentional, but your expression as you hold the mask is very good. İt looks thoughtful and full of contempt...
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beckyalbright Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! It was definitely intentional, I really try to capture Adam Driver's expressions and think about what Kylo would be feeling in these moments. :)
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RayMcCall-ErronBlack Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist
Epic cosplay :).
I like it :D
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:iconbeckyalbright:
beckyalbright Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks so much!!
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RayMcCall-ErronBlack Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist
My pleasure :)
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hard to hide all that hair in the mask, huh? ;)
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beckyalbright Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Definitely!! ;D
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Loserfish24 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
Femininity + badassness is the best combination in the universe. Imo.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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