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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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LadyTau Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful cosplay! =)
Puyu-kayue Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ho my gosh .. great job for the wigs :3
Aquariusnolyncee Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
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!
Kristeekins Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
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!
Lilsubaru Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Very Nice but the wings are not right with outfit
Gardela Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
KillerRu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Photographer
Cosplay always looks sexy on you! Keep it up! :D
SimonPPC Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Divina... You are a Dream. I love Saint Seiya.
minihina95 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student
i love this costume!
very good job
NarratorClaire Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
This is such an amazing cosplay ^o^
EnvelCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WHAT THERE ARE NO COMMENTS ON THIS. WTF. Too much Saint Seiya win in one picture!
NatachiXD Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist
Waa awesome Atena cosplay here...
darkpassioncomics Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Amazing cosplay!
MaddiHatter Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. I'm not that into cosplay but this is beautiful!
Undrave Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
This is amazing! Wow! The costume is really well done and you look stunning in it o.o

Saint Seiya was the first manga serie I finished! I own all the volumes and still collect Lost Canvas and Episode G so I really appreciate this fantastic cosplay!
Lari-Rangel Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Fantastic cosplay! So Beautiful!!!!!!!! *_*
XxAnimeChickxX Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
I loved this show growing up and im so jealous you have all the manga volumes.! putting that aside however this is amazing did you make the whole thing youreself.?
DollMartyCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
really too good!!
the wings are beautiful!! *__*
RomanKanden Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Saori-san?? XD very nice!!!!
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
wiking76 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
amazing cosplay *__*
Shadowdemonicy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Beautiful Athena!
BaulMagico7 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student General Artist
this perfect!!!!!! excellent
zaishida Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely and utterly stunning and beautiful!!
HandxPalm Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
girl, that is the best Athena cosplay I've seen! The wings were a nice touch as well.
juicybabe2 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
hey i need help making the staff
can u help me???
megturney Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
This is one of the most stunning costumes I've ever seen. Such an amazing set of wings! Just gorgeous.
Black-Chii-07 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
is beautiful!
ptiteyuko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
very very good! it's beautiful!
I love the feathers!^^
DayMagician Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You are the best Athena i ever see !
DeathInTheReaper Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god this is absolutely breath taking. Just WOW. Those wings are amazing and the whole costume in general is have so much talent. <33333
DeviantStargazer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
I really loved your cosplay! I'm planning to cosplay as Athena too next year and I'm looking around to see how i can make all the stuff >.<
Anne-annie-annet Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Student General Artist
loved the wings...athena rulez! have u ever think of cosplaying athena´s armor?
Bluedoll84 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Hi yaya!i'm Flavia!compliment for yours cosplay, you are wonderful! I can make you a question? with which material you have made the town-walls of athena?I hope that you will answer to me!^_^ bye ciao
AmyLeeYummy Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
those wings rock!!!
OMG! Saint Seiya ROCKS! :bounce: And I love the wings! :eager: You're the best Athena EVER! :glomp:
finex666 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
you truly did a great job for Athena. to think i was the only one to read saint seiya.
their is no end to skills as a cosplay model ^_ i must say you are better then what ive seen soo far.
trumi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Well...Here in Poland this series was also popular.
Saint seiya is one of the series I like a lot too.
Which chapter is your favourite one ?
Mine are Asgard and Hades chapters.
From bronze saints I like:ikki,Shu nand Hyoga.
From Silver saints: Shaina,marin and Perseus Algol.
Goldies ? Aquarius Camus,Milo scorpio,
Pisces no Aphrodite.
I am happy to see you as ATHENA,you are
beautiful indeed.
Please :cry:,talk with me,when you would have the time.(via note for example).
I have some pals that share our saint seiya passion.
Meari-chan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Those wings really are something else O_O
Animayari Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
i could stare at your costumes for hours and wonder how you make those. :jawdrop:
sacredremedy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009

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