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Absinthe Fairy Preview II by yayacosplay Absinthe Fairy Preview II by yayacosplay
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New costume debut! The theme is my original design of the Absinthe Fairy - and it's been on my to make list since 2004.
I got a hold of some Absinthe from the Czech Republic back in 2004 and have really enjoyed this delicate yet powerful green drink since. The myth is that when one drinks enough Absinthe, not only will one be intoxicated, but hallucinations can occur as well - hence "chasing the green fairy".

I've always wanted to do a photoshoot with this theme so finally, now that I have the costume, this may happen soon.

The outfit itself was made from 90% of materials and supplies I had at home already - after all, I've been collecting materials since 2004 lol. All the jewels and beads are glass, I picked them up on a China trip a while ago. I made all the patterns for this costume and spent 3 days on creating the whole thing, only because I didn't have any more time allotted for personal costume making this month. Hence the outfit is a bit rushed and there are some things I'd like to change/add on for the future.

As for the pieces I did make - the wings were sized to fit inside a suitcase and I'm kinda glad they are small enough so I can maneuver easily at a busy convention environment. They are fabric over a wire frame, and embellished with sequins, crystals, glass beads and scattered LEDs that light up a nice Absinthe green. In these shots the lights blend in but I hope to post some darker shots soon where they show up better.
There are also LEDs in the cage for the skirt, and fiberoptic lights in my hairpiece.
The underbust corset/bra are made of layered fabrics that I texturized with various stitching techniques and they are also beaded and embellishd with feathers.
The collar piece and wristlets, and shoes all match as well with similar adornments.
The skirts are made of many layers of fabric pieces that I did a rolled hem on. My serger was getting super hot by the last piece lol.

Photos taken at Fanime 2011 by Paul Tien. Thank you for the quick turn around on the shots!
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:icongodlyjewel:
GodlyJewel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I remembering seeing this on Face Off. Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconthedevilssister7:
thedevilssister7 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
is so pretty!
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:iconstuschuckman:
StuSchuckman Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I've heard that "absinthe makes the heart grow fonder", but I think it is actually Yaya that makes the heart grow fonder.
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:iconvampiresaqueen:
VampiresaQueen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL COSPLAY!! The colors compliment each other, the costume and wings are gorgeous, and the wig is adorable!! I want to draw this xD
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:iconicedragonodalsh:
icedragonodalsh Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
& also very pretty! :-D
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:iconicedragonodalsh:
icedragonodalsh Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Cool!!! :-D Great work!
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:iconga-rth:
gA-rth Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Nice and wintergreen! Get it? Its winter! Ha! Breathtaking costume by the way. C'est tres bien!
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:iconsavasrule:
savasrule Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cute
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:iconamandagoldheart:
AmandaGoldheart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very regal :)
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:iconshebesh1207:
shebesh1207 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your costume looks great. I like the colors you choose for it . The wings are some of the best details I've seen for a fantasy figure, they are really good. I wouldn't change it too much, your fairy design is pretty much spot on. A beatifull fairy and a beautifull photo. By the way, how long did it take to make the wings
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:iconflakoperez07:
FlakoPerez07 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Stunning !!! ^^
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:iconbobol93:
bobol93 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
You're far more beautiful than any green fairy.
The cosplay as I have said before, really nice.
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:iconbrotherslaughter:
Brotherslaughter Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Beautiful, just beautiful!
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:icon1348249:
1348249 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Beautiful colors, this is just stunning! And also very beautiful photo ;D You are really talented!
your work is so beyond amazing!
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:iconupperclassk9:
UpperClassK9 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
The photos really bring out the colors of the outfit and they work really well together. I'm loving the vividness of this picture. :)
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:iconchimneycraze:
ChimneyCraze Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Artist
beautiful..
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:icondjr155:
DJR155 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
so beautifull
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:iconsweetlizard:
sweetlizard Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
beautiful
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:iconrayle-archive:
Rayle-Archive Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
HI YaYa,

Love the density of the green in this one. It sets off the red hair stunningly. And the wings almost blend in seamlessly with the background, if you are not looking for them. Gorgeous.

We've met a few times in the past. I'm the guy that has been taking the 3D photos of you at DragonCon during the past decade. (Missed the last two years though.)

Your success and fame has really grown ! Congratulations !

Geoff
( Rayle Archive & Screening Room )
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shinigamifenix82 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
hermosa!!!!!
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:iconriyomitsukimodeling:
RiyoMitsukiModeling Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
You look amazing as always Yaya ^^
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:iconwarrior2007:
warrior2007 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011   Filmographer
very very beautiful
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:iconmidnight-lady-sky:
Midnight-lady-Sky Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Great!
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:iconartman2112:
Artman2112 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
i really am at a loss, your work is so beyond amazing! you set the bar very high for other cosplayers i can tell you that!

and you certainly do make a very beautiful green fairy! :D
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xChiyomiChan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
i love this shot, and how i can see [nearly] the full costume! :D Love the wings, and the skirt detail :] i also like the armbands u have there as well ^^
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LMB-P Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
I wish i could do this :') u r REALLY talented!
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:iconrachel23elizabeth:
Rachel23Elizabeth Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Love the details.
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:iconakasunasasorispuppet:
I love your work.^^

As for the drink? Oh, yeah.. It's potent, but then, this is coming from someone who really doesn't drink like, at all.^^; Two sips had me buzzed. XD
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pixieloveify Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Aw! Yaya! You just bust the door down and rock things sideways with your beauty and banging skills! Don't you ever stop! ^___^
Thanks for fueling me with motivation and inspiration! :hug:
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:icondarkcrime:
DaRkCRiMe Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
So beautiful!
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:iconalexandraasaint:
AlexandraASaint Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
This outfit is absolutely gorgeous— what an inspired idea you had! I can't wait to see the truly finished product.
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:iconchenmeicai:
chenmeicai Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ALways Lovely Yaya! :D
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:iconrayvenseye:
RayvensEye Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011   General Artist
My daughter Sakura says she loves this outfit and so do I :) As always awesome work !
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:iconflyspider:
flyspider Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student General Artist
I cannot wait for the dark shots. I bet that's amazing!
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:iconsaber360:
saber360 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
SWEET ^^
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:iconerzenge1:
Erzenge1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
i love it! wish i could see something so beautifull when i taste it.
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:icondeliteful:
Deliteful Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, this is a lovely costume!!
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:iconcolourful-sky:
Colourful-Sky Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
the costume, background and clothes are all bright and colourful.

Also she is very sexy ;)
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:iconcuzzer:
Cuzzer Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Perfection really ;)
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:iconpablour026:
pablour026 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
wow beautiful photo, love the way it is set up, truly you are a fairy.
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:iconxxotenbaxx:
XxOtenbaxX Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovin' the colors!
You always do such a fantastic job!!!
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:iconwhite-mage33:
white-mage33 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconultraviolet-oasis:
Ultraviolet-Oasis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
How can this be possible? My heart definitely stopped when I saw this.

And it lights up?!

I prefer this shot over the other.

I have been blown away, beyond words... and believe me, I know a lot of words.
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:iconshinigamieye7:
shinigamieye7 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist
very very beautiful!!
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:icontearabbit:
TeaRabbit Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So pretty <3
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:iconlukex01:
lukex01 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Beautiful Fairy.
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:iconj411s:
j411s Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
perfect
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:iconkangelxd:
kAngeLxD Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous! the greens don't mix and blend the vision, but make it softer for the eyes and i like the wings.
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Yvia-Ghalat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
That is just seriously amazing! Must've been so damn difficult, it looks so pretty! Beautiful colors, this is just stunning! And also very beautiful photo ;D You are really talented!
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:iconlightmichiru:
LightMichiru Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
So cute and pretty~
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