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PTT: Lay Me to Sleep
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Published: December 4, 2010
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I can't get over what a cool photo this is! I love what Amanda did with the lighting - it looks so dark and evil~! The pose was entirely her idea, too.

I can't wait to wear this costume again! Though chances are that won't happen until next year's Youmacon... Fortunately we'll be doing their class/rehearsal outfits at ACEN in the meantime!

For more info on this costume (including construction details), check out my Cos.Com page: [link]

And for photos of the rest of my group, here are their galleries:
Tutu: ~CourtoonXIII
Fakir: *Fayzee
Mytho: *Pocky-xoxo

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

:orange: P h o t o g r a p h y
[ Taken @ Youmacon '10 (Detroit, MI) ]
Amanda I. ......................... :iconelemental-sight:

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:orange: M a n g o | S o r b e t | C o s p l a y
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
25 mm
ISO Speed
500
Date Taken
Oct 30, 2010, 9:31:57 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Sensor Size
2mm
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Comments (79)
MagicAngel8773's avatar
MagicAngel8773|Professional Digital Artist
Can i take it for a Photomanipulation?
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MeguScarlet-Cosplay's avatar
This really catches the essence of the character it's a really beatiful pic!
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ayanoharu39's avatar
ayanoharu39|Student Photographer
amazing
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Yurippi-Nakamura's avatar
Yurippi-Nakamura|Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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xXplusleXx's avatar
xXplusleXx|Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Sadly dark and somber
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harurinXD101's avatar
harurinXD101|Hobbyist Artist
where did u get the black toe shoes?????? im gunna make kraehe's outfut for mah next cosplay lol
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MangoSirene's avatar
MangoSirene|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I bought regular pointe shoes and dyed them by hand. :D They do sell black pointes, but they can be pretty expensive. If you want more detailed info on what I did to make my pointe shoes "cosplay-ready," I have a guide posted here: [link]
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harurinXD101|Hobbyist Artist
thanks
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ShiyoriPhantomhive's avatar
Sorry you probably already said this but are you taking ballet classes? You just look so pretty!! Are you also wearing pointe shoes if so how do you walk in them? I am planning to do a Kraehe cosplay and want to know if I should work with pointe shoes or just normal black ballet shoes because sadly I have not taken a ballet class yet. Thank you! ^-^
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MangoSirene|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No worries, I'm happy to answer questions! :D

1. I took ballet when I was younger but it's been quite a few years since then! I'm planning to start up again with it in the fall, though. :)

2. I am wearing pointe shoes for this cosplay, but they've been modified heavily to make them more practical for a day at a convention. Also, because I haven't been en pointe in years, I didn't want to risk an injury just for the sake of cosplay! So I deshanked them and also crushed the toe boxes. I posted a walkthrough of what I did here: [link]

3. If you don't have any training, I strongly recommend just sticking with regular ballet slippers! You can attach ribbons to them to give the illusion of pointe shoes, and you won't risk severely injuring your feet. Even with deshanking them, the pointes were still pretty painful to wear all day, and by that night my Tutu and I weren't the happiest of campers! So if you can get away with it, I'd just stick with the slippers. :D

I hope that helps! If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask!!
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ShiyoriPhantomhive's avatar
Thank you! I will definatly take that advice for when I make my cosplay. I would love to take ballet myself and learn pointe but I know it will take a LONG time. I'm just a gymnast right now so it will be fun trying something new. ^-^ I'll have to work on some ballet moves and just walking on my toes for that cosplay.
Again thank you and I can't wait to see more of your cosplay! =D
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MangoSirene|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, definitely don't attempt to go en pointe until you've had training!! But that's what I love about this series- it's actually motivated me to take up ballet again, too~! :la: I'm starting a class later this month, I'm so excited!

And it's no problem- again, I'm always happy to help~! :tighthug:
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inaligrimalkin|Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow this is an amazing photo, it actually almost makes me want to watch Princess tutu
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MangoSirene's avatar
MangoSirene|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! And you really should, it's such an incredible anime~! :D
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inaligrimalkin|Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol when I eventually someday have the time I will
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splitimagecosplay's avatar
Lighting = Wonderful. The shadow is impressive.
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MangoSirene|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
All the photo credit goes to ~Elemental-Sight! She's a wizard with the camera!
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TotallyToastyAri|Professional Photographer
This is ABSOLUTELY beautiful and you look incredible!! I think I love this even more because I just saw Black Swan hahaha
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MangoSirene|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
FFFF I still need to see that! ;o; I've been so busy with the holidays, I haven't gotten a chance to yet - but I may force myself to go as a New Years resolution! xD

Thanks so much, hun~! :tighthug:
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AjnosFTW|Student General Artist
Fantastic pose! :D
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MangoSirene|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you~! :heart:
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StarsOfCASSiOPEiA|Student General Artist
It is very dramatic, which is spectacularly perfect. :)
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ffz3's avatar
this is really cool~
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