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Deviant for 6 Years
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Which design do you want to see next? (see current journal for sketches) 

127 deviants said Link Alternate Kimono Dress - Legend of Zelda
83 deviants said Allura Kimono Dress - Voltron
83 deviants said Deku Kimono Dress - My Hero Academia
73 deviants said Alexander Hamilton Kimono Dress - Hamilton
39 deviants said Pinnochio Tea Length Skirt
17 deviants said Fraser Wrap Dress - Outlander

Finally, an update!

Sat May 19, 2018, 10:40 AM

Hi, all! Long time, no.....type? It's been hectic at home as we finally moved into our very own house, so I haven't had much time between packing, finishing orders, and taking care of the little Jellybean.

So what have I been doing in the meantime Darling Army-wise? For the most part I've been working on a new printed casual line for the store. Instead of cosplay/character based designs like I normally work with, these dresses center around cute prints and patterns. The three new collections are Kawaii, Japanese Florals, and All That Glitters Is Ghoul. In addition to these three collections, I've also added some new fandom designs including Cardcaptor Sakura, My Hero Academia, Persona 5, and Harry Potter  ^_^  I'm so in love with all these new designs and I hope you guys will love them, too!

I also have a few new kimono dress designs (including the new Link kimono dress), but those will have a to wait a little bit until I can get photos of them since I don't have my photo studio set up quite yet. Lots of updates coming soon, so keep checking back for new designs  ^_^ In the meantime, here's some preview images of the new collections  =D

Kawaii by DarlingArmy 

Japanese Florals (1) by DarlingArmy

All That Glitters Is Ghoul by DarlingArmy

Come by DarlingArmy

  • Listening to: Panic! At The Disco
  • Reading: The Seventh Tower Series
  • Watching: Vampire Diaries
  • Playing: Danganronpa 3
  • Eating: Cinnamon bagel and swiss cheese
  • Drinking: Skinny chai tea latte


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Amanda Marin
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
Darling Army is dedicated to making easy, cosplay alternatives for the cute enthusiast. Creator, owner, and one-woman-army Amanda not only designs every piece, but sews and constructs them, too. Well known as the original cosplay pinafore and kimono dress designer, the Darling Army has recently branched into street-ready geek and otaku fashion. Today’s show features handpicked designs that are ready for the streets and the masquerade stage alike. Girls don’t need to wear pants to cosplay their favorite shounen characters nor do they need to squish themselves into a tight bodysuit to be their favorite super heroine. The Darling Army wants you! Join the fight for cuteness today!

While I try to update DeviantART regularly, some of my other sites get updates more frequently and in larger volume =3

Join the Darling Army on Facebook and instantly be updated about upcoming events and designs. The Darling Army Facebook page is also unique in that it allows you to post your own photos of you wearing Darling Army designs! Show off your full costume and show the world how you are a member of the Darling Army! I also post fanart of characters in DA designs, so feel free to submit them!

Because who doesn't love pictures =D I post most of my sneakpeek photos and videos to Instagram and don't share them anywhere else. In addition to sewing room updates, OoTD pics, and sneakpeeks, I also post when I'll be taking orders.

This is where I sell existing designs as well as accept new commissions =) I only accept a limited amount of orders at a time so, if everything is marked as Coming Soon, that means I'll be accepting new orders in 2-3 weeks, so check my Facebook to find out exactly when!


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mlj17 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
AMAZING work :)
Mariodan23 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
Happy Belated Halloween. Here's a Halloween video. Hope you enjoy it.………
Aka-KuroAKIRA Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Have u done Haikyuu or Persona?
DarlingArmy Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Both  ^_^
Aka-KuroAKIRA Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, feelin' starstruck and stoned now . . .
Aka-KuroAKIRA Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Kay, soz, I didn't have time to check the gallery. Also, I have seen your dresses on various websites before, and it's great to finally be able to contact you! before I got DA membership, I could only watch my favourite artists, and I never thought I could contact them. Your clothes designs are great!
Aka-KuroAKIRA Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
U could try Persona 5 Carmen/Panther dress or smth
Mariodan23 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
Happy Belated Easter Day and Belated April Fool's Day. Here's a Easter and April Fool Video. Hope you enjoy it. 

Mariodan23 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
Happy Belated St. Patrick Day. Here's a St. Patrick Day Video. Hope you enjoy it. 

Kiara-kitsu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018
Happy birthday !!!  Airborne Have your cake and eat it too Hi! 
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