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Carmillas Bloodlust at NYAF by yayacosplay Carmillas Bloodlust at NYAF by yayacosplay
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EDIT: Here is the reference collage I compiled for Carmilla, for those not familiar with the character.
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I competed in another contest lol! Truly, I did NOT mean to make two costumes in 5 weeks and enter two giant contests within 3 weeks.... but with how full my work schedule has been all year, there was only a 1 and 1/2 month break available to me where I could work on my own costumes. And all the contests I would consider entering are usually at the height of summer during my busy season, so there is no way for me to prepare anything for them.

So New York Anime Fest came at a great time and the Yume Cosplay Contest was an event with a thoughtful and generous prize from the organizers. No other US convention has been that generous to cosplayers before, and in my opinion, valued our community enough to want to put such an award forth (more often than not, costume contest winners get a certificate, that's it. Maybe sometimes donated items from dealers... I sometimes feel like certain cons don't understand HOW much work all the contestants put into their entries, and don't value Cosplay as an entity enough to put more effort/budget into their contests.) The Yume Prize however means a paid vacation to Japan, Invitation to attend Tokyo Anime Faire and $1000 shopping spree in Tokyo.

I hadn't competed at an anime con for 7 years prior to this past weekend but I was intrigued and welcomed the challenge of creating something worthy of such a contest.

My friend Klytaemnestra (Anna) and I chose Vampire Hunter D and we made our respective Carmilla and Charlotte costumes within a month and a half. Amazingly, we were chosen as the winners of the Yume contest.

I am off to another con right now (Realmscon, Corpus Christy, TX) so I don't have time to make a real construction report right now, but I answered a lot of questions for www.girlsentertainmentnetwork.com and they put up an article of our NYAF Yume experience. It has lots of info and more photos/videos from the contest.
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Also, for those interested in seeing our skit, check this link, thanks!
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Lastly, thank you, Dressdragn (Anna Fisher), for the lovely (and fast) photos!!!


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:icon10ghost:
10GHOST Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Artist
Both of you look beautiful and could definitely act in a live-action movie! La la la la Clap I am a dummy! [Pixel Rose Pixel Rose ]
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:iconanastasiaosipova:
AnastasiaOsipova Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you for so amazing look
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:iconshadowdemonicy:
Shadowdemonicy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
The both of you look exactly like the characters from Vampire D movie!!! Outstanding cosplays!!! *8} :D
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:iconcynical-cyanide:
Cynical-Cyanide Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
fantastically done! wow
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:iconkishexhitsugaya777:
KishexHitsugaya777 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wait this was at new york anime festival??
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:iconmizunotohru:
mizunotohru Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are just EPIC costumes. Well done :)
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:iconougaming:
ougaming Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Lovely. :)
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:iconczarine:
Czarine Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Oh my dear lord you're both so gorgeous! And Carmilla being one of my favourite Bloodlust characters, I'm amazed! :love:
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:iconexcelladon:
excelladon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student General Artist
sweet, i also attended nyaf09 as well.
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:icondannscreations:
DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:wow: You are Amazing! :love::glomp:

:iconsomeconfettiplz::iconlovepurpleplz::iconsomeconfettiplz: :tighthug:
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:iconcosplayfever:
CosplayFever Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
How could you NOT win 1st prize with that costume? One of the most stunning cosplays I've ever seen! Congrats :) BTW we'll be at the Grand International Cosplay Ball taking pics for our next book, so we'll hopefully see ya there! Would be great to have you in CF book 2 ;)
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:iconkasumi-san:
Kasumi-san Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Just one word: PERFECT! *O*
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:iconshirak-cosplay:
Shirak-cosplay Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Well done! Both dresses are amazing, and your performance was quite neat and nice :D!
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:iconthreeskies:
threeskies Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Student Artist
:O you went to NYAF too? XD
and this is a great cosplay it looks gorgeous :3
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:iconshiya:
Shiya Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Congrats and well deserved! This is amazing. You convince me of the look and character of everything you make. I feel like I can see this in movies. <3 XD
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
As a cosplayer, that's probably the best compliment I could ever ask for. You are too kind!
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:iconcharlotteelbourne:
CharlotteElbourne Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
That is the BEST Carmilla cosplay I have ever seen O_O *faints*

You guys are pure win! 8D
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:iconcerol:
CEROL Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Perfect Cosplay!
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The clothes are incredible! It's so beautiful! =)
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:iconprincesskanyo:
PrincessKanyo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Student Artist
LOVE IT <3 <3
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:iconperzypoo:
Perzypoo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Congrats again for the both of you! and have lots of fun in Japan! Lucky ducks XD
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:iconbklynsharkexpert:
BklynSharkExpert Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
How did I miss you at the NYAF with those awesome costumes??? >.< I was there all 3 days :ohnoes:
they are just breath taking and so well done, wow, serious skills, you deserve to win ;)
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
We were doing stuff for the contest all day saturday in those costumes - judging, rehearsing... even just getting ready took me 4 hours ^^;

Thank you.
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BklynSharkExpert Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o holy crap that's long! but hey it was worth it in the end I'm sure ^^ If you go next year I'll be sure to look out for you in another costume ^^

no problem :)
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DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Filmographer
My God how gorgeous these are!
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:iconetaru:
etaru Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Absolutely fabulous, I have no other words for you ladies! <3
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Sakara-Siluria Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
always admired your work! and congrats on winning that amazing prize!
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:iconkatthemongoose:
KatTheMongoose Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
That skit was awesome ^_^ I especially loved the costumes, superb work on them!
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:iconlilithoya:
LilithOya Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a shame you participated this year of all years. Usually NYAF holds the USA preliminaries for the World Cosplay Summit and sends the winning pair to Japan to compete on behalf of our country. However, the Summit didn't post the current rules early enough for the NYAF to sign up. Those who run the cosplay contest at NYAF felt so bad that they couldn't hold the preliminaries that they decided to still send the winners to Japan, but instead of to another competition, to another con as a vaca. It's an awesome prize and I'm glad to see you guys won it, but it would've been AWESOME to see you guys compete in the Summit. Your work is fantastic and I'm sure you would have posed a challenge to the other competitors.
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. Actually, we are very happy about going to Japan for a vacation and don't have to stress over making 3 new costume sets and come up with another skit, when we both are so busy already. We are very grateful to receive the Yume Prize.
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:iconpewterleo:
PewterLeo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
how did you get it to cover the boobs so well?
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:iconheraldoftheabyss:
HeraldoftheAbyss Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
WOW!!! You pull off some really great costumes. Haven't seen anyone do a D cosplay yet. Great work.
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Extrics Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! I can't imagine how hard it must be to make that dress when I have a lot of trouble drawing it. D:

I must ask, isn't it kinda hard to walk around in Carmilla's dress?
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:iconzehabix:
Zehabix Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The one on the left is really intense. Very nice all together ^^;.
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:iconfuzzytoastedpeaches:
FuzzyToastedPeaches Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Love it!
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:iconyaoi-huntress-earth:
Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it though the girl in the Charlotte costume is a little too light-skinned (since Charlotte is fairly dark).
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD again, white-ish dress on white background = overexposure. She was VERY rosey-cheeked, trust me.
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see. I still like it though.
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
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Fangirl0 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
That is so awesome.
I never thought I'd see someone actually pull off a Carmilla, but you totally did it. Then again, your cosplays are always so great.
You and Klytaemnestra have amazing dedication. :)
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HappiUsagi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Congrats once again guys on the Yume prize! :D I saw the performance live, and was AMAZED! Congrats, and have fun in Japan! :winner:
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much, we appreciate you being there and the congrats!
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MahPsylocke Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
WOW! i must confess that you never fail when it comes to amaze me ;___;
i'm totally in love with both costumes!
Specially Lady Carmilla!

also, the skit's reeeeeeeeally good!
congrats and success on your future trips =]
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
That means so much to me, Psy!!!! *HUGS* I miss you guys in Brazil so much!!!
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:iconjkcarrier:
JKCarrier Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009   Digital Artist
Congratulations, and well-deserved! Great work, both of you!
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:iconadrastia217:
Adrastia217 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...these are gorgeous...& :iconninrac: sent me a note w/ this pic...saying you won 1st place...so congrats >^_^< i'd say you deserved it
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:iconcalssara:
Calssara Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW *____________*
THE COSTUMES ARE GORGEOUS!!!!
so many details! And I love the fabric you choosed!
everything looks so well made and so perfect ;_;!
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:icondownybear:
Downybear Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow those are amazing costumes.
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:iconhoracus:
Horacus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Awsome.
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:icondj-uni-mekaju:
DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG, y'all cosplayed as the characters from Vampire Hunter D?! :excited: My heroines! :iconfinallyplz:
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