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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
Photography by N8e…
Debuted at Animecon Netherlands (June 2014)

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… - 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!

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 ( 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:…
A digital version of the book can be downloaded here:…

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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1GoldRunner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
<3 x 1,000!
Hackinbacker Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  New member
I luv this costume, nice contrast in fabric and texture. Pleasant balance between breast-plate and hem line.
S-O-G-A Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
IsisConstantine Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
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.
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!
KittyConQueso Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yaay my fav ashe skin!! she's so purty.
retqgqg Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist
sameh-koko2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014   Digital Artist
awesome :D
AlainGarciaTattoos Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow !! So in love !!
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