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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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:icondaeouse:
Daeouse Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
INCREDIBLE BARONESS!!! Well done indeed! You look amazing!
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KPhillips702 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sign me up, COBRA!!!!
after i pick my face up off the floor,lol.
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:iconreaper-dragon:
Reaper-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
I don't know for what reason I should give up to Cobra, your stunning and epic beauty or the fact you have a P-90 in your hand. LOL
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StephenGladue Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Dang!. this is hot on many levels.
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:iconravent2:
RavenT2 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Ohh, yeah!
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:iconblackstagpublishing:
BlackStagPublishing Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An Amazing piece The Baroness was a crush of mine when i was a kid. Always did like the the Evil Chicks
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:iconjkrolak:
jkrolak Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work. That easily ranks as one of the best Baroness I've seen in a very long time of convention attendance.
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tannerwiley Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Simply amazing.
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
You have outdone yourself yaya
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:iconmisa-chan20:
misa-chan20 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
This is AWESOME!!!! Love it ^^
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VampBeauty Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
just wanna let you know Yaya, anytime you wanna wear this, you know even when we get dinner, I will not object! ::hnnnnnnggggg: <3
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:iconmalinborn:
malinborn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Words fail me... i mean they truly fail me. this is one of my all-time favorites of your cosplay and that is saying a LOT
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Schieben Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you're talking about the scope on the rifle, it's a red dot scope, and it's mounted correctly.
If you turn it around you can't see the dot.
If it was mounted the other way in the movie, then THEY put it on backwards, not you.
Of course, if it's not a red dot scope, then I'm probably wrong. :D

Nice costume; I just re-watched this movie last night. :)
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:iconcoreybyas:
CoreyByas Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
sweet, you look frickin awesome...
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bravofox16 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow really really great job just once scream COBRA!!
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:iconskullslyce:
SkullSlyce Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Coooobbrraaaa! :D
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:iconghostartist1:
Ghostartist1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
And it was a great looking suit to see in person!!!!!
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patriote0707 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Just Stunning!! WoW!! Great cosplay!
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:iconwizard-of-ozzy:
wizard-of-ozzy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Honestly? My favorite pic of all the ones you've posted so far.
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kraisec Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Extreme gorgeus, by far the best baroness <3
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:iconuzik:
Uzik Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
I bet you created a near riot at the con...
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MonsieurLeKagour Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely cobra.
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
A fine piece of work it is too. I saw you at the con but the crowds were simply too heavy to get to you to say hello.
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FenrirBralor Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You look AWESOME as the Baroness! :D :D :D :D :D
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kIytaemnestra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Lol. Oops. Chris was the one who put the scope on, sooo ...
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Camerican47 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Nooo male will notice that anyways there way to distracted I didnt even know there was a gun in the picture!
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yayacosplay Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahaha oh men!
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kIytaemnestra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Pretty much. I actually didn't even notice it was on backwards, but then again I didn't notice much Saturday morning while I was carrying it around due to partial blindness. Hopefully no one really notices it. I wouldn't have unless you mentioned it here.
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yayacosplay Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't think it's a big deal. Someone told me it's backwards but I didn't notice at all :p
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:iconwildchild300:
Wildchild300 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Wow, you look absolutely stunning.
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:iconverstorbene:
verstorbene Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
whoa. you look like a crazy action figure.
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Hail Cobra!
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