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Ayane - Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 by yayacosplay Ayane - Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 by yayacosplay
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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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JMK-Prime Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best shot in this costume.
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ILikeCommas Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
O_o
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:icongokuryusonic7:
NICE perfect match to the real deal! Keep up the good work!!!
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:iconadambomb1200:
I think you look great as miss Ayane
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:iconyoshiro1985:
oh my <3 <3 is precious!! <3
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cleberxxx Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!!! agora sim uma dianteira digna de Ayane! ˘.O ...sim, belÝssima dianteira! Clap 
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:iconmadpredator:
And she went out like that??
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:iconyoshiro1985:
awesome <3 <3 is perfect :) the real AYANE <3 <3  thanks fo share your precious art lovely YAYA HAN <3
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Lanweii Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work, I Love Ayane♥
Greetings from Argentina ^^
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