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This costume is based on one of Nene Tomas' [link] paintings. Since I befriended her a few years ago, we've always talked about constructing costumes based on her elaborate designs.
I went for Midnight Wings [link] mainly because I wanted to make those wings.

I chose a lavish black sparkly fabric for the steel boned corset, which I created with a lace inset in the front, trimmed in powder blue. The overskirt was made of multiple layers of sheers and same sparkly fabric, hand tattered and ripped. I luckily found a bridal fabric with the same floral design as the painting for the creme underskirt. The bows, bonnet and lace choker were fun accessories to make. I once again combined two wigs to achieve the full hair for the character.
As for the feather wings, I used the same method as my smaller pairs, made with individually shaped turkey feathers. The shape of the wings differs deliberately from the Painting, they are tucked in so I could maneuver through the crowded halls at Dragoncon (it was still a pain). I also wanted them to look somewhat realistic, and yet manga-ish with the long hanging feathers. Because my shoulders are uncovered in this outfit, I had to rig the wings to the corset, and use clear bra-straps to support them at the top.

Thanks to Maboroshi [link] for the lovely autumn photos
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:iconiigoldenleafii:
IIGoldenleafII Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my Irene.... this is screamingmajesticness
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VioletRaven-Lux Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful 😍
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SHADOWCHRONOS Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooo so cool
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:iconvitouseless:
vitouseless Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
the black wings, wow, fantastic!!
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:iconinksanslover:
InkSansLover Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Student General Artist
Love how detailed the wings are, very nice
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:iconer1nye5:
Er1nye5 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Professional Writer
THIS is why I so desperately want you to cosplay my character!

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:icongaiashield:
Gaiashield Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
Amazing work as usual lady Yaya
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:iconhpa-feliciano:
hpa-Feliciano Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
Can I use this photo for my site if I link it back to this page?
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:iconcupric:
Cupric Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those wings are stunningly gorgeous!^^
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MidnaXLink16 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing! Keep it up!
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:iconradicaldanny:
RadicalDanny Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017
You're a cutie! ^^
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:iconlaugh-butts:
Laugh-Butts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
SO BEAUTIFUL AHHHHH
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:icon4dojo:
4dojo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
how did you do that wings? That's awesome/
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:iconmajoro:
MajorO Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017   Writer
stunning, simply stunning.
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LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
Very beautiful fun
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KaciMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very beautiful and I love how the outfit is designed.  I look at the wings and can only think of the song "Angel of Darkness."  I honestly wish I could own that whole outfit of yours.  It is just stunning on you!!~
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LadyTau Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! You reminds me a doll Baby Doll Lily and Balloon  2nd icon 
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Unexplored123 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
I really love the wings, good job on the costume!
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:iconrnko26:
rnko26 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are beautifull, love the costume, and the wings look fantastic
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:iconvickyblueeyez:
vickyblueeyez Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Seeing this picture solidifies in my mind that you could make a beautiful Asmodian (race) from the mmorpg Aion. You look stunning.
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mounga Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
omg Yaya that is amazing. You do an amazing job
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:iconaquariusheiress:
aquariusHeiress Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! 8O This blew me away! That's very pretty!
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:iconkitsumitsu:
Kitsumitsu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Amazing wings!! OAO I wanna too coz I'm crazy about black angel's wings! >3<
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wingsofnyx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful wings! I am writing a character who has black wings like these, and I am proud to say that this photo gave me a nice visual. Like the cosplay costume even though I don't know the character!
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Abdeil Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm thinking about making large wings for one of my upcoming cosplays. I don't know if they'll be this big (I'm thinking about maybe half that size, though that's still pretty huge for me to consider!), and worrying about getting through the crowded halls of a convention has me worried too. How in the world did you manage it?
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CuteHime Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
omh, this wings.
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:iconsnowiscolorless:
SnowIsColorless Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
you are gorgeous!
the wings are pretty too~
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:iconstudio-ema:
Studio-EmA Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Those are some pretty wings!
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ichigoxuryuu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
i want the dress its gorgeous! and so is this photo :)
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:iconjadelichen:
JadeLiChen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Writer
I seriously want those wings, they're so freaking epic! Beautiful cosplay! :)
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:iconphiendchaos:
PhiendChaos Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
This is beautiful. They Look so real! :O
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sportyoldude Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I never stop being amazed at the artistry of your costumes; the quality is exceptional. This one in particular is very effective in its power to convey a story. This photo and Opium Den are two of my favorite pics.
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Ginnabell Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
they're amazing :)
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Bekah-Feathers Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Waow they are awesum! I want wings!!
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Snowwydays Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I love this costume... but i really like the second picture more then the first..
Love it though
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StrangeTeaParty Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Wow. This looks so surreal! Absolutely beautiful!
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wolfy4115 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
how did they do that!?!?!?!
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:iconfeatherfurwolf:
FeatherfurWolf Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ITS SO FLUFFY LOOKING!!!!!!
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:iconhelenabeating:
helenabeating Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
A-MAZE-ING!
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:iconyyaname:
yyaname Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Speechless... The wings look real!
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:iconl-a-addams-art:
L-A-Addams-Art Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
truelly wow x
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Backward-thgindiM Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
These are gorgeous. It must've taken ages to make.
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starvillage14 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
it really pretty
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kairiandroxas101 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very pretty!
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:iconanimefreakblackstuff:
the one on the left kinda looks like Niki Minaj! :XD:
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:iconretayachan:
RetayaChan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
It's beautiful *-*
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:icongunslinger-of-hearts:
Gunslinger-of-Hearts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous. :icondragontail2:
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:iconaura0190:
Aura0190 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Absolutly Beautiful !
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:iconwyckid:
wyckid Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you are so freaking amazing!
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LadyD666 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
i love the way the wings are made. great job!
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