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New cosplay debut! Ayane from Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Costume made/modeled by Yaya Han
Photography by Paul Tien
Wig sponsored by Arda Wigs ([link]

A front shot of the new Ayane costume I busted out for Fanime. I do mean busted out... this was made in 3 days because of my hectic convention travel schedule this year. I tried to be as detail oriented and anal about the construction of this costume as all my usual costumes, and the only way this got done in time was because I had most of the materials at home already, and thought ahead to get the shoes, wig, and Fuma Kodachi swords in time.
Cosplay often goes beyond just the time needed to craft, but also material scouting, waiting for ordered items to come in, and figuring out how to attach things. I got really lucky with Ayane, in that only the skirt had to be remade (twice lol) and everything else came together and fit on the first run.

In case you're not familiar with the character: [link]

As you can see, I made the costume more modest than the design, omitting the cut out in the front of the bodice, and adding a sheer layer in the skirt. I think it still reflects the character and represents the detailed game design. Don't ever be afraid to modify a costume if you don't feel comfortable wearing it. We cosplay for many reasons, the main one being love for a character. Replicating costumes 100% of only one facade of cosplay, it often is more challenging, fun and creative to translate a design from a rendered source to a working fitted garment, and it's perfectly ok to take artistic license. I see a lot of cosplays being more sexualized than their designs, and I think it's totally cool to modesty-fy a costume as well.
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:iconkain66:
Kain66 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Beautiful.
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:iconkatrina-woods:
katrina-woods Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love ayane from ninja giden i love it
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:iconseanmaguire1991:
SeanMaguire1991 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
simply beautiful!
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:icontipboy:
tipboy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowwwwww, Ayane is alive!Bubbles Blinkie 
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:iconderfs51:
derfs51 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Cool beans.
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:icons-o-g-a:
S-O-G-A Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
awesome  cosplay. absolutely love this one.
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:iconsoul-blade22:
Soul-Blade22 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I remember playing the Dead or series since DOA2 and I always chose Ayane as one of my main top 3 characters I'd use (only beat by Ryu Hayabusa ironically).
Might have to pick up the newer Ninja Gaiden games now. Do you know if Ayane is playable in those games? :p
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:iconefrajoey1:
efrajoey1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Tits :3
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:iconjmk-prime:
JMK-Prime Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Best shot in this costume.
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:iconilikecommas:
ILikeCommas Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
O_o
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:icongokuryusonic7:
gokuryusonic7 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
NICE perfect match to the real deal! Keep up the good work!!!
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:iconadambomb1200:
adambomb1200 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
I think you look great as miss Ayane
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:iconyoshiro1985:
YOSHIRO1985 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
oh my <3 <3 is precious!! <3
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:iconcleberxxx:
cleberxxx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!!! agora sim uma dianteira digna de Ayane! ˘.O ...sim, belÝssima dianteira! Clap 
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:iconmadpredator:
Madpredator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
And she went out like that??
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:iconyoshiro1985:
YOSHIRO1985 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
awesome <3 <3 is perfect :) the real AYANE <3 <3  thanks fo share your precious art lovely YAYA HAN <3
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:iconlanweii:
Lanweii Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work, I Love Ayane♥
Greetings from Argentina ^^
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:iconphantomhourglass:
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
A great Ayane
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:iconjdmagee:
JDMagee Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
hmmmmm... well you're not exactly as fair skinned as ayane... but i think i'll have to let that slide since everything else is spot the eff on! amazing work!
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:iconmikudefuyuki:
MikuDeFuyuki Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow i've seen a lot of your work and not only is it fantastic you're a great person too. :U I really respect you.
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:icondwest42:
dwest42 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!
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:iconsifo-dyaz:
Sifo-dyaz Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great :D
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:iconcoinside:
coinside Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
So beautiful!
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:iconflarebuster:
Flarebuster Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Sugoi! :o
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Tmkad-DGPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
very nice Ayane!
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:iconacecometh:
acecometh Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Perfection! The best Ayane on DA.
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:icontoshir:
ToshiR Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Your craftsmanship (craftswomanship??) is superv.
Just incredible, and I think you are very right obout fitting the costume to you, adding a bit of style to represent the character and not necessarily the design.
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desmondlogan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
now that a beautiful ayane cosplay
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Tindome-Art Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That last bit of advice is pure gold. I hope people take it to heart!
And, in fact, I think this looks better than the original design...

It's a tribute to your experience how well made this looks if you only had three days to do it! It's like the character stepped out of the screen, as usual!
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:iconpendant-peddler:
Pendant-Peddler Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sometimes less is more.
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:icontindome-art:
Tindome-Art Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Per definition, no. Less is always less, however, in the context of the saying you refer to, I understand your meaning.

And my opinion differs from yours, in that I find that often, because a dress or somesuch is more "covering" or "modest", I like it better - whether it has variants that show both kinds, or whether it is a "skimpy" outfit that I can imagine being more covering, or vice versa. It is, however, perfectly all right for you to disagree.

I also find that the skirt, because it has the organza peeking out, which like lace sort of covers while still revealing what's underneath, is very much to my liking. I am particularly fond of organza, chiffon and lace on female skin (and male, but not as much).
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:iconpendant-peddler:
Pendant-Peddler Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I simply meant "less is more" in regards to elegancy. Though I understand what you mean.
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Tindome-Art Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thank you for the clarification! Now that I can certainly agree to, in many cases, La Esmeralda (alternative model) being one of them.
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sls666 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Great game, fantastic costume what else can I say.XX
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:iconcrashinghearts:
crashinghearts Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Ah gorgeous <3
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Jira89 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
lololol ! very cute boobs :iconpervplz:
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MokwaticAmbitions Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woot woot
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:iconmrkrawl:
MrKrawl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O
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BluRavenHouvener Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
The cosplay is amazing as always, you're an inspiration ta' all Cosplay observers and those aspiring. But I also have to give you props on the final paragraph of your description, its really good advice and gives a' true artistic angle for people ta' look at. I'm against photocopying( that's what i call it) in any art form, what's the point of being an artist if you aren't adding a' personal touch? You said it beautifully!
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LordKheldar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I'd write it "modestify", but agreed.
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lezisell Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondemtitsplz:
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:icontheemperorofshadows:
theEmperorofShadows Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
very beautiful! just curious, are you going to be at Anime Expo this year? i know you're on your con tour
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:iconlordrahl8:
LordRahl8 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Just Fantastic I almost want a poster on second thought I do want a poster! Start selling Posters!
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:iconproject00wolfen:
Project00Wolfen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! What is that? Velvet!? J/K, it's a great shot.
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:iconpollygnr:
PollyGnR Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
lovely
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:iconcrashtefano:
Crashtefano Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
nice
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:iconchidori-sagara:
chidori-sagara Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
only 3 days? o.O
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:iconchaosalexander:
ChaosAlexander Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Ok! Let this be OUR final Battle:)
absolutely amazing! Yaya Amazing!:)
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DatsuiYusanae Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
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