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Assassin's Creed Liberation - Aveline de Grandpre' by CriminalViolet Assassin's Creed Liberation - Aveline de Grandpre' by CriminalViolet
Photo: Cesare Marino
Make up: Michele Salgaro Vaccaro
Model: Paoletta P.Pasi

Special thanks to Ubisoft and all its wonderful staff, to creators of the game!

Official Italian Icon of Aveline de Grandpré
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rolarizpe Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Excelente Trabajo
DreamSeeker13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a cosplay? Damn fine work!
TheThieviusK14 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nagami-cabasa Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
the lengths you went to portray the character in her actual visual form--amazing! great cosplay!
gigiolandia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
gigiolandia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Un cosplay bellissimo!!!!!!!
thetonyhoun Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
very nice 
2195Razielim Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous but as i am yet to play the game she have both french and african parents right? cos her accsent in the trailers is french but her skin isnt so just wondering
CriminalViolet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Yes, you're correct ;)
CriminalViolet Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Hello all! I'm so sorry for who thought that i'm a sort of racist doing this costume: i just wanted to give the real and the right beauty to this character, who is one of my favourite!!!! It's just bodypainting and everyone can use it!
And, don't you thing that if i was racist, i would have refused this kind of job? ;)
It's my work to bring to life every character!!!
ElloXoMOW Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks amazing :) you did a really great job, i cant believe people got soo hung up about your make up :S i'm brown and for some cosplay i whiten my skin,its just part of being a cosplayer i dont think thats racist, its how u act that makes it racist. May i ask how you made ur costume as i want to try and cosplay aveline in the future, once again incredible job
zhugebeifong Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Violet... You fit this part quite well. I am pleased you can be able to pull this off so good.
iNeyraei Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your skin looks so soft omg. *le gentle touch*
Miahpt Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't see what's the problem, people get tans all the time, some really dark like jersey shore, and use bronzer because they would love to have darker skin. I don't see why it could be offensive.
Racism will only get worse if people start seeing it everywhere, people who find such things racist when they clearly weren't made with that intention at all, will only perpetuate racism, because you are only seeing "colors" not the people, or the art or the photo.

She looks beautiful, and it shows that beauty in cosplay isn't exclusive for asian ethnicities.
SingingNight Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I see absolutely nothing wrong with using makeup to make your skin darker for cosplay. Doesn't really matter if it's brown, yellow, purple or rainbow as long as it's to portray a character and means no offense.
It's really not about history, most of us have nothing to do with racial/religious conflict. we just ant to have fun and portray the character we like as accurately as possible =)
The photo looks great, and so does the cosplay. ;)
Umiyuri Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Um, did you brownface for this cosplay? That's actually very racially offensive to the people who are actually of Aveline's ethnicity.

The costume work is lovely, but you're not the right person to be representing this character, and you shouldn't be using brownface to 'make up' for that.
MuffyMaria Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Good Sir, she is a cosplayer who went through the trouble to represent a biracial character as accurate as possible, down to the tiniest button on her character's costume to the scars on her skin. She may have put some make-up to have a closer skin tone to the character's, but so what? At least she made an extra effort for her cosplay to be as accurate as possible. And in the end, it's awesome, it has great quality, down to the last little detail.
Umiyuri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Why are the scars and costume details not -enough- to recognise the character by?

In any case, white people painting themselves darker to portray a different ethnicity does not exactly have a pleasant history. In fact, it has an extremely offensive (and an extremely -recent-) history, and that's why it's much better to avoid it rather than perpetuate it.
MuffyMaria Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Ok, allow me to say it in simpler terms so you can understand. This is COSPLAY, aka "COSTUME play", where you incarnate a character with a costume, a wig and MAKE-UP. It's a hobby, it's innocent, the main goal is not to offend, but to one enjoy himself or herself by dressing up as a fictional character they like.
So in the end, if you decide to dress up as a dude wearing a pink skirt and who has blue skin, you wear a pink skirt and paint your skin blue. If you decide to cosplay as a dudette wearing a jacket and who has a darker skin than yours, you wear a jacket and put make-up on to make your skin darker. It's as simple as that. I don't see how people make a fuss about it, especially with cosplayers who are just doing their own thing!
And also: since, according to you, white people can't cosplay characters with darker skin, are you also saying that who are considered "fat" can't cosplay characters who are skinnier than them?

PS: If you do decide to answer me, do it through PM so we can both spare this user's comment box.
LadyVe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
With all due, respect, but before you accuse someone of "brownfacing": [link] . "Brownfacing" is portraying an offensive ethnic stereotype. This woman is doing no such thing: she is trying to accurately portray a character who happens to be biracial and is in no way a stereotype (and whom she clearly admires, else she wouldn't put all that work in this cosplay). Had this been a dark-skinned woman cosplaying a light-skinned character, you probably wouldn't have commented and called it "racially offensive".
Umiyuri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
I wouldn't, because it's not the same thing by a long shot.

I suggest you hop over to this blog run by POC and search through their tags: [link]
LadyVe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I read it. It's an interesting cultureal article, but completely irrelevant to this subject or "brownface". If this is the reason it's "offensive" for a white person to cosplay a colored person, it would be exactly the same if I would say it's offensive that a white American cosplayer cosplays a Dutch character because he/she "isn't from the rich, Dutch cultural heritage that made the country what it is". But that would be stupid, wouldn't it?
With all due respect, but if you really want to do something about offensive racial stereotypes, actively go outside and volunteer in making the situation of ethnic minorities better or promote their culture in your own way. Don't sit behind a computer criticising white people who clearly admire ethnic characters and their culture, also promote them by cosplaying them and may even help endorse the creation of more of them in a medium that's still mostly dominated by Caucasian characters by showing they are interested in them and can relate to them.
Umiyuri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Actually, the blog has -everything- to do with it and has covered the subject multiple times, amongst many others. The mods, being POC, would happen to be appropriate people to talk about this, and they have multiple followers who are also POC and eligible to talk about it too. If you don't find anything on there searching through tags, you can sent them a question specifying what you want to know, as they're currently accepting anonymous asks.
LadyVe Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I am trying to say this politely, but so far, you haven't given a single good arguement for your case. If anything, you come across as anyone else who wields a double standard by saying "racism" and "brownface" when a white person cosplays a colored character, but stating "racial pride" whenever a colored person cosplays a white character. Those kind of people are collectively responsible for making the Assassin's Creed fandom a worse place. The case of the Dutch Rick Boer and his wife (of African descent) being boycotted off the net and receiving death threats for playing Connor and Aveline was bad and disgusting enough (and I hope you were not one of the people who did that, for they do not deserve one ounce of respect); we don't need any more morally righteous people standing on a soapbox for something I have yet to hear a colored person make a problem of.
Umiyuri Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer



Here are the responses by people of colour that you asked for. (The last is a screencap.)

Also, please use 'people of colour' to refer to POC.
LadyVe Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
And again, these people do not realize the difference between "brownface" and "cosplay" nor that they are often not the same thing (unless the character cosplay was, of course, already a bad stereotype). One is ridicule and offensive stereotypes, the other is about the art of accuracy and appreciation for a character. I'm going to end the discussion here, because there's clearly no point in arguing; you will stubbornly persist you are right and so will I. Good luck with promoting your cause (because compared to some of the "brownface" accusers, I must readily point out that you are a polite and agreeable person), but I hope you will one day find a more productive way to fight racism.
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CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Interface Designer
She is hot
PrimaE Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your eyes! *w* :love:
TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconamazedfaceplz: AWESOME!!
SarettAkatsuki Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Questo cosplay č magistrale. Complimenti.
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