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PTT: So Darkness I Became by MangoSirene PTT: So Darkness I Became by MangoSirene
"And in the dark, I can hear your heartbeat,
I tried to find the sound.
But then it stopped, and I was in the darkness,
So darkness I became."


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I'm really in love with this picture, it took us a lot of work to do but I'm so thrilled with the result! My friends were way too excited about chucking feathers at me. (Speaking of which thank you so much to my feather tossers: ~chinasaur, *Solo-dono, and Adam [link])

Lyrics are from "Cosmic Love" by Florence + The Machine, it's one of my favorite songs and I think it really fits Kraehe and Mytho's relationship~. :heart:

And for extra points this is my 200th deviation! :D I thought I'd choose something special for it, haha~!

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

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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 @ GodaikoCon '11 (Troy, MI) ]
Courtney M. ........................ :iconcourtoonxiii:

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:orange: P h o t o s h o o t
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:iconpinkpony28:
pinkpony28 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Must be really awkward wearing that Kraehe dress.
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Nanii20 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i like!!!!!! :3
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opger Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
belly button peek dress i love it :)
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WaterhalfFire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Ahhh, the bodice of this looks amazing! Did you pattern it yourself? o: I'm working on a costume with a very similar top and I'm completely lost on where to begin >x<
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes I did, I made the pattern from scratch! I took foam bra cups, cut them to the correct petal shape, then made a fabric cover for them. The bodice pieces are double-sided and sewn to the bottom of the petals. I'm sorry if that doesn't help, it's kind of difficult to explain! ^^;
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sneakolai Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Did I somehow manage not to comment on this 'un? What a disservice to you.

I love black-and-white. And the feathers are a great touch.

If I have one criticism, it is that I feel the lattice, rail, and square floor are not an appropriately dynamic background for the character, the posture, and the movement of the feathers. I can see how it'd be juxtaposition, but it's a bit much for my tastes here.

I do love the asymmetry and diagonal.

And, as ever: brave, brave, brave. Many props to you. Oh. And gorgeous, too.
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the feedback! And yeah, unfortunately at conventions you have to work with what the location gives you, and there wasn't much in the way of Princess Tutu-esque backgrounds, other than the stone area and this gazebo thing. We tried our best though! Again though, thank you~! :hug:
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sneakolai Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dem's the breaks, I suppose. You (and the photographer) certainly did well with what you had.

I suppose many Kraehe cosplayers "do well with what they have." >_>

You are quite welcome. Look forward to seeing more from you.

:pat:
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Wow, awesome photo! You make quite a lovely Kraehe, too.
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I really love cosplaying her, I can't wait to finish her Odile version for Youmacon this year~! :D
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Looking forward to it!
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EmberEverdeen16 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
all of your pictures are so pretty!
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you~! :cuddle:
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EmberEverdeen16 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem!
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NorthtoAlaska Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Oh my gosh i love that song. <3
and amazing dress! <3
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ValNika Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
holy cow...this is just gorgeous
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I appreciate it!! :heart:
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Mostflogged Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This picture is beyond beautiful. Loooooove it *A*
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh gosh, thank you! :hug:
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Nanenna Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everything about this is so amazing! The fact that you guys went to all the effort of having real feathers, the angle, the stark white gazebo against the dark trees... it's just so wonderful!
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!! :heart: Yeah, we had a mix of duck pointers, turkey wing rounds, and ostrich feathers that my friends tossed from two separate directions to get a nice spread of them. It took sooo many tries to get it right! @_@
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KuroNeko773 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
isnt this from like princess tutu~ :D
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes it is! :D This is Princess Kraehe, Tutu's rival of sorts~
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KuroNeko773 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:DDD
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Alice-In-Brennenburg Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student General Artist
That character and this song...omg. I love the pose and the cosplay. This is just beautiful.
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad other people think the song works for her too! :D Thanks so much for the compliments~! :tighthug:
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SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I looooooove this picture so much and it really was fun to toss feathers at you. :9

If you ever need more things thrown, I'm there!!
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh I'm sure there'll be more in the future~

THROW ROCKS AT ME WHEN YOU'RE TOPH
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SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
YEAH. THIS SOUNDS AWESOME! 8D
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
NOTHING COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG.
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SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
NOPE. THIS IS THE BEST IDEA.
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MasonManiac Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy crap this is an epic shot! Great idea with the feathers!
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks~! :tighthug: The feathers just had to happen! :D
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hi-alicat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Gorgeous shot! You look stunning as Kraehe as always.
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :hug:
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KungFuHime2009 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! :D
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HatterSisters Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Love Florence and the Machine and I love your Princess Kraehe cosplay!!! Princess Tutu is such a great series!
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:iconmangosirene:
MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you~! :cuddle: It's my absolutely favorite anime, I wish more people watched it! ;o;
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HatterSisters Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You are most welcome. I just finished the series a few weeks ago and fell in love with it. :hug:
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :love:
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HotaruMoonlight Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is an AWESOME cosplay! I love it! ^_^
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :heart:
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HotaruMoonlight Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~ ^^
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PinkRussian Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love the wig, VERY well done. I keep watchin the show and I'm like "How in gods nme would you make those wigs for cosplay?" Love the stance as well~ Great Job!
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! The wig was pretty challenging but I'm really happy with the end result! :D
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PinkRussian Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I bet! I have a hard enough time with black star and axel, I can't imagine how hard that must've been. Still, I stand by what I said, very well done, hun~
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Those wigs are insanely difficult too, I'm so impressed that you've styled them before! And thanks again!! :hug:
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PinkRussian Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
*nod nod* indeed they are, but it's fun when they are finished. Axel is my best and fav cosplay, he's a part of me, and wig has almost broken me soooo many times. I have a con in a month and I STILL don't have it styled XD No problem~
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eatsleepbroadway Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
woah. winning.
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