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PTT: Lay Me to Sleep by MangoSirene PTT: Lay Me to Sleep by MangoSirene
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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:iconmagicangel8773:
MagicAngel8773 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Can i take it for a Photomanipulation?
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MeguScarlet-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
This really catches the essence of the character it's a really beatiful pic!
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ayanoharu39 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Photographer
amazing
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Yurippi-Nakamura Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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xXplusleXx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Sadly dark and somber
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harurinXD101 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
thanks
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ShiyoriPhantomhive Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow this is an amazing photo, it actually almost makes me want to watch Princess tutu
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! And you really should, it's such an incredible anime~! :D
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inaligrimalkin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol when I eventually someday have the time I will
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splitimagecosplay Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Lighting = Wonderful. The shadow is impressive.
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
All the photo credit goes to ~Elemental-Sight! She's a wizard with the camera!
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TotallyToastyAri Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Fantastic pose! :D
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you~! :heart:
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StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student General Artist
It is very dramatic, which is spectacularly perfect. :)
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ffz3 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
this is really cool~
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
great photo
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HikuiShoujo623 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Wow! looks awesome! I'm debating doing a Duck school uniform cosplay in the future to anime iowa. :)
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should totally do it~! :la: This series needs more cosplay love!

And thank you so, so much! :hug:
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HikuiShoujo623 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
yes, yes it does.
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eamilia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
This photo is so full of emotion! You portray the character well. *w*
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so, so much~! :hug: Kraehe's my favorite character from the series, it was such a great opportunity to "bring her to life"! :D
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bar1scorpio Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
There isn't a dull spot in that building for a photo.
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's so true! Every single corner and hall makes for an awesome photo, which as someone who goes to cons primarily for cosplay photoshoots, that was so awesome for me!

Thank you for the comment! :heart:
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plastic-liqueur Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very expressive! I really love that pic!
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much~! :tighthug:
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist
epic :D
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks~! :D
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist
your welcome hun :D
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hi-alicat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
This is such a gorgeous shot! Everything about the photo setup and of course your costume is stunning! Definitely one of my favorite uploads of yours. You have such pretty skin too. Hope that doesn't sound creepy, hahaa.
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pfft, not creepy at all~! :hug: Thank you so, so much for all the kind compliments, you're way too sweet, hun!! ;o;
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Akogare Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Quite dynamic.
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks~! :)
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:iconmidnight-luv:
Midnight-Luv Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thats So Mind Blowing :o
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, well thank you very much!! :D
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Midnight-Luv Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Your Welcome <3
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Calssara Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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really strong posing!
this is sooo much Kraehe~
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks, I'm glad you think so!! :hug:
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Neko-Delia Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just lovely! *w* :love:
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you~! :tighthug:
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Nanenna Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a lovely dying swan! This works so well with Kraehe that I don't really know how to express it, what with Camille Saint-SaŽns's The Swan being Kraehe's theme practically throughout the series.
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, wow, thank you!! That means so much to me, I don't even know what to say! ;o;
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Nanenna Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome, I'm glad I made you so happy. ^_^
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