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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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is so pretty cosplayer
GuardianOfHeavens 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 May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awww your Athena cosplay is just amazing! Love <3
savasrule Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
HasukiCosplay Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow.! i love your cosplay
rubiocroft Jul 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
the wings are really beautiful... (apart from you :-D!)

MangaSpiritWolf Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
cool the wings look heavy, were they?
Freddy1016 May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the wings are just incretable!
Hi Yaya! I wanted to know where you ordered your Turkey feathers from? I kind of want to avoid scam sites but I'm looking for feathers particularly in your size :D Thanks again!
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