Ryoko Bunny!

 

 

 

ANOTHER Ryoko costume. What can I say, I love her so much. I did a quick bunnygirl costume of hers in time for a Spring shoot out of scrap fabrics I already had around! It was fun! Pics by ScoundrelPhoto!

 

 



DragonLady

 

This was an original, independent piece of art by the artist Juyoung Ha. The minute I saw it I fell in love with it, and wanted to make it.

Honestly, I struggled with this one by the end. I had started it in the summer of 2019, and due to major life events it got put on hold for months. I picked it up and worked on it here and there, working on other costumes in between to keep from burning out. By the time I finished it 13 months later, I was mostly just relieved it was completed.

The main body is a soft stretch lycra, airbrushed. The costume consists of EVA and craft foam, latex, PVC….the feet are shoes I repurposed, originally from my Draenei cosplay. The horns took 2 tries, but are incredibly light weight and stay in place perfectly! The tail moves, and is controlled by a small remote control!

Overall, it turned out pretty well & I’m happy w it. But I didn’t love it as much as I expected to. I think it’s a problem with proportion. Obviously I’m not as long & slender as that art, but the costume itself is adding a bit of bulk so it makes me feel bulkier over all? First, there’s the big belt hidden inside the waist of the costume that holds the mechanical tail in place. Then the entire chest/shoulder piece adds so much size. The shoes had to be bulkier than her feet just to hold me up/add height….I think sometimes I get an unrealistic expectation of how I imagine it vs what it takes to make an impossible design wearable. I thought it would replace the War Rig as a fav–It didn’t! 🙂 

 


Admittedly, this photo isn’t too terribly different than the first. We were doing the best that we could with the very limited space we had to use.
Once Covid has passed, I plan on taking this somewhere for a lot of new photos!

 

Winter Witch

This was an original design I completed in winter of 2019, but had to wait a full year to shoot it! We finally had one really good, beautiful snow in 2020, and I took advantage of it! Rob Somers Photography took these, and I love the atmosphere in them.

All of the feathers of this costume were cruelty-free, ethically harvested. The skirt is solid feathers, with added feathers accenting the rest of the costume.The corset has an overlay of a velvet lace, the ribs are hand sculpted. It was a cold shoot, but worth it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




I might have to save this one away for Halloween……

Lily of Death

This was an original design! Based on a beautiful piece of art by the very
talented Mattinata_Wai, I fell in love with the design immediately & knew
I wanted to make it! Honestly she has so many incredible designs it was
hard to choose one, I may make another in the future!
The underskirt is silk, the main body is midnight taffeta shot black. The ruffle
sleeves were the most intimidating part, but turned out to be pretty easy to
put together!
All photos by Rob Somers Photo!

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

Galadriel ~ Lord of the Rings

I have been wanting to make a Galadriel for years, and now that I’m finally back in an area with
perfect forests for shooting such costumes, I figured it was time! That and a friend encouraged
me to finally make it, which is usually all it takes!
I decided to make her dress from the Hobbit movie: Battle of the Five Armies. I love her net overlay
dress, and the crown she wears in that one. The main body of the dress is dupioni silk, I dyed the
roots of the wig to be a slight shade darker blonde for a more realistic, natural color. All photos
here were shot by Rob Somers Photo!





Kalifa from One Piece

 

 

Another One Piece gal, so many women in OP are so perfect.
Except Kalifa.
Kalifa is a badass, but she’s also such a dumb bitch. I love how stupid she is, she is so serious but
can’t hide for long that she’s just…dumb. Ah well, sexy dumb bitch time!
I made this one out of nothing but scrap fabrics I had, so it was just a fun one to make and shoot!
All photos by Rob Somers Photo!




 

Autumn Fawn

This was just a fun one I decided to make, I had considered bringing it to a RenFaire in the fall but ended up going with something much more comfortable. It was once my Spring Fawn, but I just did some alterations and changed it up to get a little more use out of the costume!
All photos by Rob Somers Photography!



Deedlit

Deedlit, from Record of Lodoss War!

Deedlit is one of those characters I always wanted to do, but also just never made it a priority over other things I wanted to make.

Thankfully my friend Sunset Dragon decided to sell hers, and while I had to make my own green dress, boots, & repaint the armor some, it allowed me to make this SUPER fast and get a gorgeous shoot in, thanks to Rob Somers Photography!

Zatanna

The pics aren’t great, but whatever, it’s a cute enough costume!

Olivier Mira Armstrong – FMAB

Full Metal Alchemist is such a wonderful series, great soundtrack with amazing characters. Olivier has long been a favorite, so I decided to treat myself to her uniform! I hope to get pics in the snow, some day, but for now Rob Somers Photography took all of these beautiful pics!