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Choice - Fem Kylo Ren
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Published: June 7, 2016
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"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

For more photos of this cosplay and others, please check out my Facebook page!
Image size
1500x1200px 1.08 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS REBEL T3
Shutter Speed
1/80 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
May 27, 2016, 10:22:54 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
Sensor Size
8mm
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holmesian1891's avatar
holmesian1891|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous!
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Thanks so much!!
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daCartoonreality|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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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|Professional General Artist
best ever!!! i love it :) and the cosplay is great
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beckyalbright|Hobbyist Artist
Aww thank you so much! <3
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JackGarnier|Professional General Artist
pleasure ^_^ honestly prettiest fem kylo ren
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vasglorious|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I would've alright if Ren was actually a female.
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beckyalbright|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|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not me.
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mustafa931|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|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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RayErronArts's avatar
Epic cosplay :).
I like it :D
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beckyalbright|Hobbyist Artist
Thanks so much!!
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RayErronArts's avatar
My pleasure :)
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DarthWill3|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hard to hide all that hair in the mask, huh? ;)
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beckyalbright|Hobbyist Artist
Definitely!! ;D
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Loserfish24's avatar
Femininity + badassness is the best combination in the universe. Imo.
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DarthWill3|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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