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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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LadyShanarah Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Amazing cosplay !
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kanaru1999 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
So beautiful
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
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! ^^
electricfanbob Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Beautiful work! ...and omg! your legs look strong! Gym? Very appealing!
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.
Kenkyukai Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no words just pure envy!
Recklessfire00 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
I REALLY love the hairpiece.
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