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Heartseeker Ashe Cosplay - League of Legends by yayacosplay Heartseeker Ashe Cosplay - League of Legends by yayacosplay
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Costume made by Yaya Han
Bow made by Kamui Cosplay www.facebook.com/KamuiCos
Photography by N8e www.facebook.com/N8e.cosplay.p…
Debuted at Animecon Netherlands (June 2014)

Inspiration:
I'm so excited to share the first photo of Heartseeker Ashe!! It's the newest costume I made and I'm so happy with it! 
I based this costume off the splash art of this skin noobabble.files.wordpress.com/… - it is a beautiful illustration and I loved the colors and theme of it. The in-game skin looks a bit different, so I chose to stick closer to the splash art!

Construction:
I approach each costume as a translation of the design into a wearable garment, and often choose artistic interpretation over 100% accuracy. My goal for each costume is to get the feel and essence of the character across, and I aim to pay homage to the character, while injecting my own style and aesthetics into each costume.
So for Heartseeker Ashe, I used a variety of fabrics and mixed them together. I also tapered the jacket to be wider at the bottom and made a double circle skirt instead of the mini skirt in the game rendering. I thought the wider bottom would balance out the puffy sleeves and big hair and give me a more feminine silhouette.
I started collecting materials for this costume as soon as possible, and chose luxurious fabrics such as red silk, a lavender swirl patterned satin, a maroon brocade, and a matte metallic plum colored pvc. I made a red silk bodice and then tailored the jacket over it. The jacket is fully lined and custom patterned. The cape drapes almost like a flag in the game, so I made it t be stiff and heavy. The thigh high boot covers, garters, gloves, choker and shoe hearts rounded out the outfit.
All of the gold trimming on the costume is hand patterned and cut gold neoprene, sewn on. I discovered this technique by accident and was so thrilled with how easy it was to work with, and how sleek it looks. Definitely recommend others to try making trim with metallic neoprene!
I also made the heart shaped hair piece out of Worbla! The wig started off as a Matilda from Arda - I gradient dyed it from white to light blue, as a bridge between the splash art and the game render, and styled big barrel curls into it.

You can see some progress of the costume here:
Heartseeker Ashe cosplay in progress by yayacosplay

BOW - I want to thank my dear friend Kamui Cosplay (www.facebook.com/KamuiCos) for making the stunning bow for me. This costume really came to be because we were chatting about potential future cosplays, and I asked her for advice on how to make the bow. Kamui replied that she needs to make a variety of props for documentation for her new Prop Making book, including a bow, so she suggested for us to collaborate together on this project. 
You can read all about how Kamui made the bow in her new book here: kamuicosplay.storenvy.com/coll…
A digital version of the book can be downloaded here: kamuicosplay.storenvy.com/coll…

Conclusion:
I have always wanted to make a Valentine's themed costume, and now I have!  It's such a chic outfit and I love wearing it. I'll bring it to Anime Expo next, for Saturday. I'll be hanging out at my booth 920/922 as Ashe, so come by and say hello!

More photos coming soon!!
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:iconyunato:
yunato Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Oh it looks great on you!
May I ask where did you find this pvc fabric? Online or stationary shop?
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:iconjgraphic1:
JGraphic1 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Interface Designer
kick ass
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:icon1goldrunner:
1GoldRunner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
<3 x 1,000!
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:iconhackinbacker:
Hackinbacker Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
I luv this costume, nice contrast in fabric and texture. Pleasant balance between breast-plate and hem line.
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:icons-o-g-a:
S-O-G-A Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
ナイスアートワーク
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:iconisisconstantine:
IsisConstantine Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Beautiful!:D
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:iconhiimariwe:
Hiimariwe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Ms. Yaya: some attention in the position of the hand, arrow and the bow would improve the pose.
The end of the arrow (the feathers) should be in front of the string.
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:iconvelvetpsychokiller:
VelvetPsychoKiller Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it: that's cute but kinda badass at the same time and it really suits you magnificently!
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:iconkittyconqueso:
KittyConQueso Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yaay my fav ashe skin!! she's so purty.
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:iconretqgqg:
retqgqg Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist
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:iconsameh-koko2:
sameh-koko2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014   Digital Artist
awesome :D
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:iconalaingarciatattoos:
AlainGarciaTattoos Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow !! So in love !!
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:iconcutestlittletrinkets:
CutestLittleTrinkets Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is the most awesome costume!
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:iconclasderia:
Clasderia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
very nice custume!
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:iconinuyashasangelkagome:
inuyashasangelkagome Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're amazing!
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:icondyara9:
Dyara9 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
awesome cosplay! love the shoes and the bow  :D
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:iconbanenascent:
BaneNascent Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whaaaa Very nice!
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:iconlakeglenmiss:
lakeglenmiss Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
You look awesome. Great job
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:icongrowngraphic:
GrownGraphic Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
super cool. Good job!
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:iconmokuyo:
Mokuyo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You look so extremely awesome with this cosplay!
Ich liebe es! :heart:
Greetings from Germany! ^.~
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:iconfragment2k:
FRAGment2K Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I love this skin, it's the only one I choose when I play Ashe and this cosplay is absolutely wonderful! You outdid yourself again Yaya :)
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:iconvictorroa:
victorroa Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow, the details on that dress are amazing. Excellent work
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:iconhewhostarvesoften:
HeWhoStarvesOften Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw you on that tv show, and completely forgot your name! Glad i found you here. You're a cut above.
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:iconsissyjami:
sissyjami Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
i wholehearted agree both remarks.
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:iconhewhostarvesoften:
HeWhoStarvesOften Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry! I thought this account was YAYA's.

She's got a great eye for details.
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:icon123-kitsune:
123-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spectacular work Thumbs Up Thumbs Up 
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:iconmayhem-artist:
Mayhem-Artist Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Your dedication to the craft, the art, is nothing short from mystifying.
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:iconsatoridaseaking:
satoridaseaking Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool yaya your awesome can't wait to see your enira cosplay this Tuesday!
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:iconwolfen-soul:
Wolfen-soul Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
so cool yaya, is this going to be on "Heros Of Cosplay?"
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:iconstupidestusernameeve:
StupidestUsernameEve Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!!!!!! gamers ftw
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:iconabbygamer:
AbbyGamer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Photographer
you're amazing and beautiful girl!
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:iconughster:
ughster Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Always top class
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:iconyardameus:
yardameus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
You are gorgeous and that outfit is amazing.  Good work.  Your work is always to complete, but this seems to be another notch above. 
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CelestialDrake Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I literally just became obsessed with this game and then I see this on my front page eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!

I lav!! :iconilavplz:
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:iconigarcia:
igarcia Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have some of the best costumes girl.
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:iconbloodsucker10:
Bloodsucker10 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Wow! Impressive!
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:iconvale4u:
vale4u Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Love it!
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:iconloloalien:
loloalien Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful by LOVEMAYU  
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:iconraceaddict:
Raceaddict Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Crazy good!
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:iconmazeko:
mazeko Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi again yayahan! :D ~

Posted here: TopCosplay :3
<3
If you don't want to share your photo on the page please tell me then I'll remove it :'(
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:iconnoodleprooppaichan:
NoodleProOppaiChan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
love this cosplay! It was so cool to meet her on animecon in holland ;u; she's so nice <3
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:iconrandomrails:
RandomRails Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014   Filmographer
Um... yes? And also yes. And wow and omg, and holy crap and WOW. I love this.
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:iconwildpegasus13:
wildpegasus13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Great work!
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:iconjonot:
Jonot Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
I'm reminded of the lyrics to a song that go something like this, "Shot through the heart..."
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:icontigerlily520:
TigerLily520 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love the outfit & dang whoever she is, She is HOT 
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:iconenglandlover279:
englandlover279 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
i love your cosplay i love the show ps i love the outfit I'm doing that one next hee hee
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:iconblood-ink-ur-cookies:
Blood-INK-ur-cookies Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best skin + best cosplayer= fall in love :3
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:iconanthro-animals-rule:
Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
YAYA HAN!!! *super fanboy mode* I love watching you on Heroes of Cosplay! It's one of my favorite shows! You and the Heroes are all awesome cosplayers! :D Beautiful costume as always, Yaya! 

Love   :happybounce:   Anna squee   excited happy   Bunny Emoji-01(Excited) [V1] 
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Nobody-Special96 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Beautiful as usual!! <3
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