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Heartseeker Ashe Cosplay - League of Legends

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Costume made by Yaya Han
Bow made by Kamui Cosplay www.facebook.com/KamuiCos
Photography by N8e www.facebook.com/N8e.cosplay.p…
Debuted at Animecon Netherlands (June 2014)

Inspiration:
I'm so excited to share the first photo of Heartseeker Ashe!! It's the newest costume I made and I'm so happy with it! 
I based this costume off the splash art of this skin noobabble.files.wordpress.com/… - it is a beautiful illustration and I loved the colors and theme of it. The in-game skin looks a bit different, so I chose to stick closer to the splash art!

Construction:
I approach each costume as a translation of the design into a wearable garment, and often choose artistic interpretation over 100% accuracy. My goal for each costume is to get the feel and essence of the character across, and I aim to pay homage to the character, while injecting my own style and aesthetics into each costume.
So for Heartseeker Ashe, I used a variety of fabrics and mixed them together. I also tapered the jacket to be wider at the bottom and made a double circle skirt instead of the mini skirt in the game rendering. I thought the wider bottom would balance out the puffy sleeves and big hair and give me a more feminine silhouette.
I started collecting materials for this costume as soon as possible, and chose luxurious fabrics such as red silk, a lavender swirl patterned satin, a maroon brocade, and a matte metallic plum colored pvc. I made a red silk bodice and then tailored the jacket over it. The jacket is fully lined and custom patterned. The cape drapes almost like a flag in the game, so I made it t be stiff and heavy. The thigh high boot covers, garters, gloves, choker and shoe hearts rounded out the outfit.
All of the gold trimming on the costume is hand patterned and cut gold neoprene, sewn on. I discovered this technique by accident and was so thrilled with how easy it was to work with, and how sleek it looks. Definitely recommend others to try making trim with metallic neoprene!
I also made the heart shaped hair piece out of Worbla! The wig started off as a Matilda from Arda - I gradient dyed it from white to light blue, as a bridge between the splash art and the game render, and styled big barrel curls into it.

You can see some progress of the costume here:
Heartseeker Ashe cosplay in progress by yayacosplay

BOW - I want to thank my dear friend Kamui Cosplay (www.facebook.com/KamuiCos) for making the stunning bow for me. This costume really came to be because we were chatting about potential future cosplays, and I asked her for advice on how to make the bow. Kamui replied that she needs to make a variety of props for documentation for her new Prop Making book, including a bow, so she suggested for us to collaborate together on this project. 
You can read all about how Kamui made the bow in her new book here: kamuicosplay.storenvy.com/coll…
A digital version of the book can be downloaded here: kamuicosplay.storenvy.com/coll…

Conclusion:
I have always wanted to make a Valentine's themed costume, and now I have!  It's such a chic outfit and I love wearing it. I'll bring it to Anime Expo next, for Saturday. I'll be hanging out at my booth 920/922 as Ashe, so come by and say hello!

More photos coming soon!!
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This is fantastic.
patdnice's avatar
WOAHWOAWAWAWWOAWOWA 
Superb looks beautiful, the person who wears it so well
I can not help but give compliments to pretty women, I am French, it may be what makes our charm. 
Tonophy's avatar
I love this one so much, I have a poster of it signed that my brother bought at Comicon in Sweden :3 
Awesome costume and Bow
yunato's avatar
Oh it looks great on you!
May I ask where did you find this pvc fabric? Online or stationary shop?
1GoldRunner's avatar
Hackinbacker's avatar
I luv this costume, nice contrast in fabric and texture. Pleasant balance between breast-plate and hem line.
S-O-G-A's avatar
ナイスアートワーク
Hiimariwe's avatar
Ms. Yaya: some attention in the position of the hand, arrow and the bow would improve the pose.
The end of the arrow (the feathers) should be in front of the string.
VelvetPsychoKiller's avatar
I love it: that's cute but kinda badass at the same time and it really suits you magnificently!
KittyConQueso's avatar
Yaay my fav ashe skin!! she's so purty.
AlainGarciaTattoos's avatar
Wow !! So in love !!
CutestLittleTrinkets's avatar
That is the most awesome costume!
Clasderia's avatar
very nice custume!
XenoBaby's avatar
you're amazing!
Dyara9's avatar
awesome cosplay! love the shoes and the bow  :D
BaneNascent's avatar
Whaaaa Very nice!
lakeglenmiss's avatar
You look awesome. Great job
GrownGraphic's avatar
super cool. Good job!
Mokuyo's avatar
You look so extremely awesome with this cosplay!
Ich liebe es! :heart:
Greetings from Germany! ^.~
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