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Empyrean Empress - Original costume design

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Meet the Empyrean Empress!
This is an original costume I thought up a few months ago after playing with EVA Foam samples and feeling inspired to incorporate armor into a fantasy gown.
90% of the materials you see are from my collections available at JOANN Fabric & Craft stores. It was kinda crazy to realize that I had released enough cosplay materials in the past year to make a full costume from sample yardage in my house lol!

I’ll share more photos, including lots of progress shots, and I will do a making-of video as well.

Huge shoutout to Amazon Mandy for assisting me with the sewing and allowing me to breathe through a hyper-hectic summer.

Photo by Brian Boling!
Image details
Image size
1760x2500px 2.12 MB
Make
SONY
Model
ILCE-7RM3
Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
35 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Aug 29, 2019, 4:28:00 PM
Sensor Size
8mm
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You definitely create some amazing costumes and have a keen eye for creating the right environments for your photoshoots. Just stunning!

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Me love you long time.

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I love this!! +favlove I can see that you put in a lot of time and effort making the dress and armor. 
yayacosplay's avatar
Thank you all so much! It’s been a while for sure! I could only handle keeping up with so many platforms but social media is soul-sucking sometimes and I really missed dA!
Angelndeskyz's avatar
beautiful work. very detailed
ChaosAlexander's avatar
Looking amazing as ever , EmpressGecko Dance 
Cain1241's avatar
Very well done, and very elaborate.
Beautiful outfit, Yaya. Looks almost like a WoW character. 
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That costume is insane!
ShadowFox420's avatar
That's amazing. I wish I could have a cool costume that intricate. 
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So stunning! I love the iridescent colors!

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Gorgeous work. Good to see you around again! :w00t:

ggMattB's avatar
So great seeing you back! What an incredible piece!
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Welcome back, Yaya! It's been a long time.

what a beautiful design

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Hey, we haven't seen you in here for a while. And your dress looks amazing :)

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Gorgeous dress is gorgeous =)
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