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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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GodlyJewel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I remembering seeing this on Face Off. Absolutely beautiful!
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thedevilssister7 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
is so pretty!
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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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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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icedragonodalsh Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
& also very pretty! :-D
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icedragonodalsh Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Cool!!! :-D Great work!
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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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savasrule Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cute
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AmandaGoldheart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very regal :)
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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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