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Opera: Killer girl
Me as Milian Carestia from Thores' illustrations to Opera novels. 
Photo by Marcel MarsO

Here's the video - www.facebook.com/SwordArtOFFli… to show off the movements of the dress :)

I upgraded my dress a bit once again, after last time I sew the white lace to the lower hem of the skirt. Actually, the blue one was sewn on only due to deadline and I haven't found wide enough white lace then which I KNEW was correct one. This time I added beads and trim on the bodice. 
Here's the comparison to the original art, though I upraded all the pieces of the costume since, including the 'hat'
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I AM SELLING THIS DRESS, so feel free to contact me if you're interested or visit my Etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/CostumesByLe…
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ElenaLeetah
Leetah
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Russia
I am a married woman with a kid and a full-time job, thus I don't have that much time for the cosplay, especially since I sew and craft most of my costumes. That is the main reason I have such a short list of finished costumes, though I always have a huge list of wanted cosplays-to-do.

Most of the project now includes fencing and stunt fighting and, by extension, my partner - ErikDesler, and thus most of our paired cosplay includes some kind of weaponry (mostly steel swords) and now open-handed combat and stunts as well. Our cosplay and fencing duet named Sword Art OFFline.

For better or worse, I fail to appear on DA on semi-regular basis. So you can find me here:
twitter.com/ElenaLeetah
www.facebook.com/ElenaLeetah
vk.com/ElenaLeetah
worldcosplay.net/member/Leetah
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I forgot to update this journal. So, lets try make it quick.
Essentially, after we won CICAF preliminaries on Hinode 2015 with Tekken we were lazing a little bit :)
WCS/CICAF Russian preliminaries - WIN!This year once again we took part in Russian WCS/CICAF preliminaries. Well, it was the 1st year for CICAF, and 4th for WCS, but still (we participated in 2013 and 2014, took 2nd and 3rd places accordingly). There was even greater competition this year, but also two Awards of Invitation, for WCS 2015 and for CICAF 2016. And we won award of invitation for CICAF, so now we are considered CICAF 2016 Team Russia - first ever to my knowledge ^_^
We participated with Tekken 6 stunt fighting skit and at last we managed to make everything right! I loved Asuka and wanted to make her for several years, though only after our fail on WCS preliminaries 2014 (3rd place due to not-quite-our-best performance in full-plate Soulk Calibur IV armor) we decided to make next year's performance based on stunt fighting and not fencing. My partner ErikDesler selected 2 characters originally, but we decided to make Lars' costume because it's so cool :) Well, when we finished making it (yeah, as usual -

So. We just participated in a couple of conventions as a jury members + we made costumes and short fencing skits just for that. Thus we participated in Panikon! and selected Russian representative for EuroCosplay 2015? who then actually won EuroCosplay finals. MrsGnob is GREAT and she's making such beautiful dresses. I love them every time. And she's so nice! *___*
Fantasy Earth Zero - Fencers by ElenaLeetah  Fantasy Earth Zero fencers on-stage by ElenaLeetah
Video, as usual, at our FB page www.facebook.com/SwordArtOFFli… 

We also had a photoshoot in our old costumes, and WE LOVED IT! Some photos Soul Calibur IV and ROLW new photoshoots:
Soul Calibur IV: Hildegard von Krone. Full armor by ElenaLeetah  Soul Calibur IV: Hildegard von Krone. Helmet off by ElenaLeetah  Soul Calibur IV: Hildegard von Krone - charge by ElenaLeetah  Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit by ElenaLeetah

Also we re-made our Soul Calibur V costumes AND we had a photoshoot at last! And we won yet another 1st place :) I forgot to upload other photos, they are on our FB and VK pages.
Soul Calibur V: Tira with Eiserne Drossel 2P by ElenaLeetah

And, last but not the least in the beginning of 2016 we won 2nd place on J-fest with other re-made costumes - Opera! old and new versions:
Opera (Thores art) - Milian Carestia side by side by ElenaLeetah  J-fest 2016: Milian and Galager. Waltz on stage by ElenaLeetah
Mainly I added white lace on the bottom of the skirt, it was meant to be there from the beginning, but I had no time and lace when I first finished the dress for the scene. And I added volume to my flower head :) Now it matches art perfectly too.

And now! We plan to participate in Hinode 2016 tomorrow with our new Super Mario Bros. costumes, and next week we are going to China for CICAF China Cosplay Super Show as Team Russia n our new Dynasty Warriors 8 costumes! So, wait for it and wish us luck!
This year once again we took part in Russian WCS/CICAF preliminaries. Well, it was the 1st year for CICAF, and 4th for WCS, but still (we participated in 2013 and 2014, took 2nd and 3rd places accordingly). There was even greater competition this year, but also two Awards of Invitation, for WCS 2015 and for CICAF 2016. And we won award of invitation for CICAF, so now we are considered CICAF 2016 Team Russia - first ever to my knowledge ^_^

We participated with Tekken 6 stunt fighting skit and at last we managed to make everything right! I loved Asuka and wanted to make her for several years, though only after our fail on WCS preliminaries 2014 (3rd place due to not-quite-our-best performance in full-plate Soulk Calibur IV armor) we decided to make next year's performance based on stunt fighting and not fencing. My partner ErikDesler selected 2 characters originally, but we decided to make Lars' costume because it's so cool :) Well, when we finished making it (yeah, as usual - both costumes made from scratch by the two of us) it's weight was 20+ kg and we were not sure how much of the intended moves will be hindered by it (answer is: 2 moves. We got rid of one move by ending the skit the other way, and made sure we'll make second on stage). But still! Perfect Lars, IMHO :) 

Please watch our video, it's worth your while, I promise - it turned out rather funny :)
Video with English subtitles can be found here

Some photos from stage:
Tekken 6 on stage: Where am I by ErikDesler  Tekken 6: Asuka - flying kick. On-stage photo by ElenaLeetah  Tekken 6: Asuka in clinch by ElenaLeetah  Tekken 6 on stage: Block by ErikDesler
More photos on our Tumblr and later on Facebook page

During the award ceremony:
mLfXW7OCsZ8 by ElenaLeetah

We are quite happy right now :) And thinking 'bout what to make for China.

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mutantdream Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
Happy Birthday
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Celem Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! :party:
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daeien Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
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lexxii Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery Leetah & Invite to join Global Super Group :star: :iconcutieshots: :star: & :new: Chat room :star: Please join soon :star: Members Deviations Auto=Approved :star: Over 4,400 Members Strong :star: Over 430,ooo Page Views :star: xoLexxiiCutieShots :rose:
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fallenRazziel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Cosplays are great^^
I would like to ask if I can post some on my tumbr, with the link to your page of course ^^
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