Costumery Week: Cosplay Costumes

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By Katerina423
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In honor of Costumery Week today we are featuring the amazing costumes that dwell in the Photography > People and Portraits > Cosplay.

Cosplay is an often-misunderstood genre. The deviants of this sub-community not only have to know their characters well enough to channel them but they also have to create elaborate, intricate, and authentic costumes. Although the costumes in submissions to Photography > Cosplay are not required to be hand made (the requirement DOES exist for Artisan Crafts)... they often are. The dedication to spend months creating a costume is impressive... the dedication to spend months (and sometimes almost years) creating a convincing real-life costume replica of something from a cartoon or book is absolutely awe-inspiring.

If you are impressed with the work created by the below deviants, please visit the Costumery Week Overview for more jaw-dropping creations.

Sit back and enjoy the Elegant, Watery, Steamy, Sensual, Powerful, and Princess-y goodness.



Elegant


Esther Blanchett. The Queen. by MrsGnob goddess of destruction - RoLW by Naraku-Sippschaft Trinity Blood by ShanHuang Captured by MrsGnob Goddess of Light by idolatrystudios



Watery


Vocaloid Miki - Space Song by kirawinter :thumb132830332: FF XIII Versus: Noctis 04 by beethy You Wanted Me To Be Human. by The-Meeg Water, Wind, and Flame by Doomsday-Dawn



Steamy


League of S.T.E.A.M. by brainwreck Steampunk engineer 04 by Kairnth Duel by tanuki-chan Steampunk Video Frame 5 by TheWizardsVault steampunk overlord 5 by overlord-costume-art



Sensual


angel sanctuary-1 by heise Doujinshi Cover Shoot 4 by Wings-chan Morrigan Glare by VampBeauty Shana Redux - II by hexlord huntress 2 by markdaughn



Powerful


Dragon Age:Origins-Assassin by love-squad ...broken and poured out by IgNgRez Magic Knight Rayearth - 01 by shiroang Gotham Skies by Nika-N FFXIII - White flash by fiathriel



Princess-y


Princess of Agrabah by Rei-Doll Fairy tale about tenderness by Ryoko-demon Giselle by MrsGnob Cinderella all Disney-like by artflower Take an apple, my child by Ryoko-demon


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FantasyStock's avatar
:D Featured this article here: [link]
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Wings-chan's avatar
thank you very much for the feature :hug:
kahl's avatar
You know, when I was a teen, my friends and I used to do this all the time...and just like Steampunk-- we had no idea there was an actual name for what we were interested in!! Now as an adult, I'm really excited to see so many people with the same interests and I really can't wait to delve back into that fantasy world that I loved all those years ago. These images, the cosplay and Steampunk communities/clubs on DA are all so inspiring. Many are incredible photographers on top of creating such amazing costumes. They put the costumes we had to shame!! :O_o:
Exillior's avatar
These are some seriously stunning costumes and photos! :omg:
MyntKat's avatar
Great selection of awesome photography! :clap: Thank you!
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