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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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Amazing cosplay !
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.
The arrows are a great touch, but shouldn't you be watching the direction they're coming from!!! LOOK OUT YAYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MizzBabiiDoll 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 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! ^^
Beautiful work! ...and omg! your legs look strong! Gym? Very appealing!
you look amazing, and yes it is a fitting tribute to Heavy Metal and its artwork. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Kenkyukai Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no words just pure envy!
I REALLY love the hairpiece.
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