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Enyo: Goddess of War II by yayacosplay Enyo: Goddess of War II by yayacosplay
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I'll start off by saying that this photoshoot took place 2 years ago (October 2008) and I did not release these photos until tonight because I wasn't sure if the public would understand what we were going for. Hence the watermark is still my old website lol.

Yes. I am very scantly clad. Yes. I am basically just wearing shreds of fabric and very well glued on jewelry. Yes. I am near exposed. Yes. They are boobs.

The reason I did this photoshoot was not to scandalize (although I'm sure that is a by-product effect), but to pay tribute to the amazing art styles of Heavy Metal [link] and High Fantasy in the 70's and 80's.

Good fantasy (art, book, film etc.) and sensual feminine forms have always gone hand in hand. I absolutely adore the work of Luis Royo [link] and have in the past saluted him with my Battle Angel [link] images [link] This time I wanted to create a theme around the Greek Goddess of War, Enyo [link] Terrible yet beautiful, bloodthirsty yet mesmerizing.

I created the outfit within a week, being inspired by Luis Royo [link] and John Carter's Princess of Mars [link] using light airy fabrics in creme and sage colors. I did a lot of fabric shredding and ripping, wove braids of fabrics and tied random pieces together. I spent way too much money on materials and time on making the headpieces and jewelry accessories. You can see a close-up of the headpieces here: [link]
Brian Boling created the gold collar out of plastic and I decorated it with chains and crystals.

As usual, I did my own makeup and styling.

Weapons were kindly loaned to us by friends.

I shot with my two most trusted photographer friends - Kevin Stewart and Brian Boling. You'll see a difference in their styles of photography as well as the fact that Brian shot digital, and Kevin shot on film. I love different qualities about each and was grateful to have both very talented and creative artists collaborating with me on this shoot.

This shot was by Kevin Stewart.
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nashabah Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
I can't express how fantastic is your cosplaying... ..so I will humbly copy two lines I found in the comments. This two sentences smartly said by these people may resumes my feeling seeing your work. :-) Hope they don't mind (if yes, just delete it)::

Bold!  Courageous!  Sexy!  And downright Beautiful!  Nicely done!

I see this work, all of your work and the first thing I think is this: You don't just do cosplay, you create a work of art with your body being the medium.


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LadyShanarah Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Amazing cosplay !
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ArtanisRose Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I see this work, all of your work and the first thing I think is this: You don't just do cosplay, you create a work of art with your body being the medium.
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Lychaon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
The arrows are a great touch, but shouldn't you be watching the direction they're coming from!!! LOOK OUT YAYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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kanaru1999 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
So beautiful
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MizzBabiiDoll Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! you could have used more of a golden light on the second one but its grate!! :D
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artista7 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You may already know this...but you are a very pretty girl ^^ I wish I looked at least half of what you look oike! ^^
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electricfanbob Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Beautiful work! ...and omg! your legs look strong! Gym? Very appealing!
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Coyotekin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
you look amazing, and yes it is a fitting tribute to Heavy Metal and its artwork. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Kenkyukai Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no words just pure envy!
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Recklessfire00 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
I REALLY love the hairpiece.
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BlindJustice1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Enyo: "Message for you, sir."

Sir: "Screw the message!" *drool*
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LittleGirlsHaveGuns Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
holy crap you're HOT
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CurstAlchemist Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
I think it was a great shoot, and not just because your a beautiful and scantly clad woman. I'm a fan of the Warrior woman and have found that there is beauty in the female form as well an ugliness in humanity. I've always found it interesting how many forces of destruction are also beautiful. The Dance of the fire's flame, the Lighting playing across the Storm clouds. A warrior woman to me is the human representation of these forces at work.
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Zynite Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
just wow. wow
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0akurei Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'll be the one to say it...
damn you sexy fine you!
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Nragemachine Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Great poses, very nice!
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TheObsessiveBrowser Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Very nicely done. I still think this looks like a Boris Vallejo fantasy character rendering.
All the weapons look realistic ( i.e. : could do real damage ! )
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Airashii-Enjuku Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
sexy yet still elegant
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StephenGladue Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
You Miss.. are a hot woman. the only thing that I see that you would really benefit from is maybe a green screen in the background, an incredible matte painting. perhaps some sort of viking-esqe post-war field and photographer with a better lighting set-up. you are doing what you do better than anybody, I totally subscribed to your page.
0h, and your hair and skin tone are exquisite. Not sure if I spelled that correctly, I never use that word but it seemed appropriate to use here.
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IchigoKitty Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The arrow idea is really cool ^_^
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:iconlyinryan:
LyinRyan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Beautiful as always!! :+fav:
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KibaKingdom Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
This just looks awesome. All the pieces just fit together and compliment each other, it's really sweet as. :)
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saber360 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
YEAH... that's REALLY nice :D
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Third-Eye-CroW Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
This Is Awesome! XD
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One-village-idiot Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Something is throwing me off here. Maybe it's the camera, but for some reason I get the impression you are either wearing stockings, have dust on your legs, or something. It looks a little like white dust, maybe? or it could just be glare...
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yayacosplay Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's either dust or glare, I don't even know lol. I wasn't wearing stockings for sure.
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Cyzra Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous! love the poses in this one and the headpiece is just stunning! beautiful work yet again :)
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Mycael006 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
You know, that's some really good lighting considering it is an outdoor shoot. Great work by your photog!
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mojojojo2010 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Both you and the photo are extraordinary.
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EijiRavencroft Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ok, i am wondering how they were able to keep those arrows up, great production within the photoshoot yaya.
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yayacosplay Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
We just stuck them into the hard packed earth. Easy peasy.
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EijiRavencroft Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
oh nice, and i still like the photo set.
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rudeturk Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Damn, you are so lucky none of those arrows hit you! Hehe :P

Amazing shots, a great homage to the style of Royo, he is one of my favourite artists :)
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yayacosplay Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Psst... we cheated. I laid down first, then the arrows were positioned around me!
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rudeturk Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
NO! My entire thought process of the artistic integrity is ruined! I thought you were shot at for your art :D hehehe. Great shot :)
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coenka Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
excellent.
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etaru Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
I love the look of just getting shot at by arrows, adds great effect to the shot. You look stunning, but I adore the headpiece the most, it looks like a lot of work went into it!
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yayacosplay Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
These are some of my own favorites from the shoot. I love story-telling photos. The headpiece cost over $100 in material (afterward I scolded myself) and I piddled with it for hours. It was fun, though I have to get some other use out of them...
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TheInnerJamie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You totally need a painting of this done by :iconjoejusko:

Freaking rocktastic!! Powerful and sexy!!
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coenka Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Wow!
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00cookie00 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Gorgeous!!!!
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DarkSamuraiX1999 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Love the arrow placement
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
That doesn't position doesn't look to comfortable.
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