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Enyo: Goddess of War III by yayacosplay Enyo: Goddess of War III by yayacosplay
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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cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
Hope the water wasn't too cold for this.
WheresAJacket Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
ILikeCommas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's a heck of an intricate design, especially how the chains and metal offset the fragility of the rest of the outfit. Bravo!
TheHappyThrasher Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I love the Heavy Metal style! The movie (with a little help from Sammy Hagar) led to me getting into Thrash Metal after being a listener of Alternative music! Truly a triumphant photograph!
Zhuhui Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
yummy nipples! :)
owtwem42 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I think i've seen you post 5 different comments about her nipples. It's very creepy.
Zhuhui Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
no it's not. i know you would understand since you're a guy. :)
owtwem42 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Going by that logic, if a straight man like myself tells you you're being creepy commenting like that. You should probably stop.
WhatPixelYouOn Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
The lake is the perfect compliment to this character. I have to ask though, were you at all slightly embarrassed wearing this outfit? Regardless, it's beautifully done.
krautbuster Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'll agree with you. they are boobs.
DarkArmedAgent Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Heavy Metal? Now that you mention it, it does remind me of the cheesed out episode of South Park, except more awesome.
kubagami Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Goddess is right.
snople Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
pretty good
irateidiot Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Glad you trust us now; that is _very_ Heavy Metal.
ChaosAlexander Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
shit! don't drown!
(crash! bang!)
Oh! thats right its just a picture!

Really great work!
Mam i salute you!;)
LLPR Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Boris Vallejo needs to see this and paint it, it has that kind of look to it.
zorares Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
The 2nd photo is my favorite.
train-man66 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I think its badass kratos is in big trouble now
MistressofAvalon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Dude this is amazing. Never feel like your art shouldn't be seen. I love it for the art value and anyone that says this is profane is a moron/
oherrmann Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Very beautiful. Goddess of War? I would have said Goddess of Love (and a little light fighting when guys get too pushy!) Thank you for sharing.
titan-allenby Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Very cool
Vethish Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wolfaline Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
I think you did a beautiful job on your whole costuming and just the whole atmosphere you created. Wonderful job!
ColorJunK-74 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ hot hot :D
mutazoid Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this look!! Love Heavy Metal!!
EVOUniverse Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Writer just took my breath away with this pic...very well' know it's unbelievably good when all I can type is WOW!
LikeMeToYou Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So gorgeous and you look brilliant
vas-is-nus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I ask how you got you belly to look nice? Was it merely genetics, or do you have a work out you would be kind enough as to pass on to me?
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't see anything offensive about this. My eyes almost popped out of their sockets, but that was a good thing.
Pheenix42 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Amazing...very well done! You certainly hit the art style you were aiming for!
FataleChryses Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You can clearly tell that this is art with meaning, and not something smutty.
Wonderful job. I love your designs, and you're gorgeous as always :)
magi192 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
^I agree. The costume and photographs were done wonderfully. The model is also as beautiful as always. =)
Winters-Feather Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
I love the head piece and the skirt. flowy~
atomicstorm Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
You are a great looking woman. There is nothing wrong or vulgar with the costume. Nice work.
spyderj24 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Go you! This looks amazing and I remember seeing it on your old site. I think it's sexy fantasy with class
taberz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Luve it
ReincarnationsDotCom Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Excellent work! :clap:
tcor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Have you seen the preview's for "John Carter of Mars", Disney is doing so it will be good, but will it be great? Again, love the outfits and I should have said earlier you are gorgeous. Your "Cry for Dawn" outfit is one of the best I've seen.
KillerRu Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Photographer
Love the shot in the water! Great expression!
Hafique84 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist
nice photoshot and good cosplay!
Chiruro-chan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
I dont want to sound vulgar at all i am strictly asking from a seamstress/cosplayer point of view - what is the proper name for the plates on your breast ?
Bromopar Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Yes those pesky boobs tend to get in the way a lot don't they?

Shreds of fabric and well glued on jewelry they may be but that didn't stop them from turning into a great cosplay. Not really sexy to me but power, I get the feeling of great power when I see this pic.
The-3DArtist Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think you achieved your goal. You captured the feel of Heavy Metal for sure and even a bit of She-Ra in there.
Themasterofgore Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goddess of War!
silversecrets Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
I think you're a beautiful woman, and if I had the body and the confidence to wear these kinds of costumes I would too!
More power to you!

Your costumes always look so professional, if I tried to recreate costumes the way you do I would be broke!
(my budgeted attempt at sailor mercury here > [link] )

May I ask, do you use a commercial sewing machine, what is your average budget for a costume, and how long does it take?
I'm an aspiring costume designer so if you have an FAQ somewhere I would love to read it!

Please keep doing what you do!
jactinglim Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
This only confirms you'd perfectly pull off Dejah Thoris!

I bet you'll even have fun designing her outfits :dance:
Sampixie Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it your a beautiful girl. (no sexual meaning) i say that because a girl said i offended her for saying that seeing as i' am a woman. i apologize if i offend you. i love you design and the costuming.
jridel Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nicely carried out, two arms are better than four.
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