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Baroness Ana DeCobray by yayacosplay Baroness Ana DeCobray by yayacosplay
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New costume debut - Dragoncon 2011

This is a collaboration between Pit Viper Studios [link] and moi. I was approached by Len and Audrey several months ago with the idea of modeling a one-off set of Baroness armor for their prop studio as a way to promote their company and our mutual fandom love for GI Joe. I was honored to be considered! Since I had been planning on making Baroness at some point any way, it seemed like the perfect time to get to work.
Toby and Audrey sculpted the pieces, and Len, Kevin, John and the rest of the Pit Viper crew cast the amazing set of armor for me, made of fiberglass. It is surprisingly comfortable and sturdy to wear and I could move around easily. And it looks totally badass and protective!

I took on the responsibility to put the rest of the suit together. Looking at many many reference images of Anastasia (:iconadamhughes: and :icondiablo2003: amongst others), I decided to put my own spin on her signature bodysuit. My goal was for it to be more than just a spandex bodysuit, so I designed a two piece suit featuring seaming details and quilted sides down the arms and legs, as well as scalloped three-piece sections of leg armor. The material is a rubber coated 4-way stretch spandex, which I chose because I wanted the gloss-coated armor to stand out from the matte-finish suit and contrast each other. I made a pattern for the bodysuit and sewed it from scratch. The wig is a pretty lace front that was sleek and not too long, since I didn't want to cover up the armor too much. The glasses were a surprising bitch to find lol. You can't walk into an Optic store and buy a set of rims, they'd have to do an exam and fit non-prescription lenses in. And I didn't want to have lens-less rims! So after much searching I got these at a Dollar Store.. in Montreal, Canada lol.
The weapons were so much fun to pose with. I borrowed a big ass gun from :iconbeautifully-twisted: since she did Sweet Pea from Sucker Punch the day before. Thanks, babe! (We later on discovered that the scope is mounted backwards, oh well!) I had also brought a P-90 which would have looked cool but I couldn't carry more than 2 guns around. The hand gun is my Amber gun haha.

Honestly the only thing I'm somewhat missing is a belt. I debated for a while whether or not to have a belt because it will break up the stream-lined seams I so painstakingly put on the bodysuit.... then I got stuck in Germany for three days because of Hurricane Irene and lost that time to work on costumes for Dragoncon. So I said screw the belt. But after wearing the costume, I must say it would be nice to have someplace to put my room key/money/phone, so a belt will be made when I find the time!

Photos by Anna Fisher ([link])! Incredibly fast turn around and gorgeous shots, thank you, girl!

Check out Pit Viper Studio's work here! [link]
Photos from the Cobra's Finest meet coming soon. Thank you everyone for having me in your group!!


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shinocosplayer78 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
is awesoness cosplay cobra girl :)
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thedarkpsy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
brilliant.
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qzbk Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's almost a shame that your good looks and great figure sometimes distract from your actual skill in costume design. Not only are you prolific in the variety and quality you always choose your costumes as those that you can pull off.
Keep up the great work and we all hope to see you pull off many more costumes in the future.
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PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
*Joins Cobra in a heart-beat*
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gummy-gundam Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
incredible costume! The armor peices do enhance the look. Of course your incredible body really brings it out as well.
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Koopa90 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
They say 'Sex is a weapon'
And in this case, it sure is. Those threads wouldn't protect you from a speeding bullet, but they would sure distract the enemy long enough for you to plant one right between their eyes :D
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Photoarus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent Work !
Love it !
Best regards
Fritz
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Seri0usDan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I love you yaya han
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phantomdotexe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
<3
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UFOtestpilot Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
put in favorites.....Commander Zephyr
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