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Goddess Athena - Saint Seiya by yayacosplay Goddess Athena - Saint Seiya by yayacosplay
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I have been wanting to cosplay from Saint Seiya since I understood the term COSPLAY. T_T
It was the first anime series I watched on TV, back in China when I was about 8 years old. And it is also the first manga series I ever read, and I own every single volume of it.

For this Athena costume I used a semi-shiney crinkled/pleated white fabric in order to achieve the classic Greek pleated dress look.
For practical reasons, I decided to make the dress into a full skirt and top. The top closes with loops and ribbons in the back because I thought it would look more natural than a zipper.
The skirt has a second layer of bridal satin, and I wear it with a hoopskirt underneath.
The waist cincher was made with multiple layers of materials and appliques which I created based on the character design. It is about as accurate as I could get without using a metal cincher, and it is sturdy enough to support the wings.
I made the necklace with blue and clear glass beads, and created the armband, choker, and hair piece with remnant Wonderflex pieces and hotglue. I plan on remaking those pieces in the future in plastic.
I cut bangs into the wig and styled it accordingly.
For the gold angel wings, I created a new design and shape, made the wings, and sized them to be folded up and fit into a specific travel friendly box. I wish I could have made the pair bigger, but I haven't found a larger box for wing transport so far!
I finished the staff in time for Anime Expo 2007 - the gold bird shaped round staff end was first sculpted entirely out of clay, then I made a mold for it and cast it out of plastic. I then painted it and attached it to the black staff itself which is a butchered curtain rod lol.

The lovely photos are taken by the talented Laura Vasillion
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Aquariusnolyncee Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  New member
Beautiful cosplay!!!
Onegathos Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is so pretty cosplayer
GuardianOfHeavens Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this photos of you as Athena, she's also one of my favorites from the Anime hehehehe

Love all your cosplays, you're a gorgeous woman and you make them suit you so well its amazing. Thank for being an inspiration and keep up with the awsomeness :aww:
KinokoArthLiddell Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awww your Athena cosplay is just amazing! Love <3
Lady-Koyasu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
savasrule Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
HasukiCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow.! i love your cosplay
rubiocroft Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
the wings are really beautiful... (apart from you :-D!)

MangaSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
cool the wings look heavy, were they?
Freddy1016 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the wings are just incretable!
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