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PTT: A New Swan Queen by MangoSirene PTT: A New Swan Queen by MangoSirene
"Because everything she does comes from within. From some dark impulse. I guess that's what makes her so thrilling to watch. So dangerous. Even perfect at times, but also so damn destructive."

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My favorite picture from my photoshoot with Leonard at Youmacon '11! We were outside by a church and he took an overhead shot that captured all the bead work I did on the tutu plate. Phew!

Fun fact! In total, there are 2,730 seed beads, 1,659 sequins, and 41 miscellaneous beads on this costume!

Costume rundown is here: [link] It's a lot to read but hopefully it answers some of your questions! :heart:

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:orange: C o s p l a y e r s
[ Princess Tutu ]
:iconcatalystsirene: ........... Princess Kraehe

:orange: P h o t o g r a p h y
[ Taken @ Youmacon '11 (Detroit, MI) ]
LJinto ...................... [link]


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:orange: P h o t o s h o o t
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ChalkTwins Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is simply gorgeous! All the hard work really paid off because the tutu is just stunning. I love how the ground's texture accents the bead work. You really capture Kraehe in your photos.

Princess Tutu is such a sweet anime with so much depth. I wish there was more appreciation and more fanart for it. Thank you for making such beautiful cosplay (all your cosplays are wonderful!)
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for such an amazing comment, I can't tell you how much it means to me! :blush: Kraehe is one of my favorite characters of all time so it was such a pleasure to make this outfit!
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ChalkTwins Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You are most welcome! We meant every word. Keep up the great work! :D
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Sorodisi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! :)....amazing :)
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GiveMeTheDark Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Photographer
What a wonderful interpretation of Kreahe's outfit. It's wonderful.
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thePrimrose Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is...perfect.
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badabangcosplay Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Your welcome :)
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badabangcosplay Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
WOW! You made this yourself? Thats awesome. Just awesome.
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep, made it from scratch! :D Thank you!!
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Mantamus Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Gosh this gorgeous! :O
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zhellyzee Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student
So. Freaking. Gorgeous. :heart:
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HarutaArt Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Every time I see this, I'm more amazed. Teach me, oh great master!
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Zandria-Lee Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!!! your Kraehe cosplay is so beautiful.
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Zandria-Lee Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you do awsome cosplay!!! I love you Kraehe outfit it's so beautiful and the look on your face fits it so well.
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much~! :tighthug:
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TheFlyingGrayson Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Artist
asdfjshdfashdfsd!!! You look so great!! I LOVE your Kraehe cosplay!!
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alesaenz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Impressive picture! Astonishing outfit, rocking hairdo, great expression and priceless angle!!!
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yyaname Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
This is such great an outfit! I dont think Ive ever seen a better ballet costume!
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Willow-Pendragon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was the pose that instantly got my attention.
Its simple yet I think, just my words you know,
that the contrast of your skin against the overall dark tone surrounding you really help accentuate it.
Its so lovely to see your cosplay agn.
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Ymily Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Your hair looks so good :iconiloveitplz:
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sneakolai Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My dear, it didn't just capture spectacular beadwork.
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izoleo12 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
First words that came out of my mouth were "Oh, wow." I think that might be an understatement.
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TrippNessa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen so many Kraehe cosplays, but this one just might be the best out there.
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh gosh, thank you!! ;3; That means so, so much to me!
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Loknar64 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Some of the gold designs kinda look like animals from this angle, like the one at the 9 o'clock position looks like a humpback whale and the 5 o'clock one looks like a dolphin! :D

Speaking of the gold, did any of your photographers get any video of you in this costume? I'd love to see the sequins sparkle off the sunlight as the camera flies by.
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...Cannot unsee. X_X

And unfortunately no, the only video I have of this is in our 2011 recap video on IMT: [link]
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Twin-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Beautiful photo! C:
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Nebulous62 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
VERY dramatic. this is a good cosplay for you :clap:
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benihimecosplay Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
buh this is just too gorgeous!
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auress Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awsome. beautiful
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! :heart:
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auress Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
your welcome:)
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nigeldphotography Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i really like the pose and the dress
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! :)
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nigeldphotography Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you are welcome
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kngdmhrts2 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely perfect from every angle!! :heart: In both cosplay and out! :D
And every single bead and sequin is worth its place on that costume, simply incredible!! ^^
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe, thank you! :D
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kngdmhrts2 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :giggle:
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anatawa-kuroneko-des Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
beautiful!!
looks so worth the hard work!
I love your coslays!
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! :hug:
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soaringmoose Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHH! this is amaziiiing! Your arms look very....flexible
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, my arms are like the only part of me that's pretty flexible, not going to lie! xD
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soaringmoose Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, well I guess that works out in a photoshoot like this one.
(excited to see more! I'm already counting down the days until next youmacon)
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theonewhodoodles Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD ARE YOU KIDDING ME
Excuse me while I calm myself.
This is the best Rue cosplay I have ever seen. Your face is actually pretty perfect for the character, along with the hair. Wonderful job, both you and the cameraman. THIS NEED TO BE A DD!!

(Did I mention Rue is my favourite character?)
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh, that's such an amazing compliment!! ;o; Thank you so, so much! :tighthug:

Rue's my favorite too (obviously xD) so that really means a lot!
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theStarktorialist Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Craaazzyyy ♥♥ *A*
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for the comment!! :hug:
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ValNika Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...wow. This is gorgeous
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Eee, thank you~! :D
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ichigo30 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Oo holy crap this picture kinda left me speechless! Seriously Nina your photographer and you make some out of these world pictures
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