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This costume is based on one of Nene Tomas' [link] paintings. Since I befriended her a few years ago, we've always talked about constructing costumes based on her elaborate designs.
I went for Midnight Wings [link] mainly because I wanted to make those wings.

I chose a lavish black sparkly fabric for the steel boned corset, which I created with a lace inset in the front, trimmed in powder blue. The overskirt was made of multiple layers of sheers and same sparkly fabric, hand tattered and ripped. I luckily found a bridal fabric with the same floral design as the painting for the creme underskirt. The bows, bonnet and lace choker were fun accessories to make. I once again combined two wigs to achieve the full hair for the character.
As for the feather wings, I used the same method as my smaller pairs, made with individually shaped turkey feathers. The shape of the wings differs deliberately from the Painting, they are tucked in so I could maneuver through the crowded halls at Dragoncon (it was still a pain). I also wanted them to look somewhat realistic, and yet manga-ish with the long hanging feathers. Because my shoulders are uncovered in this outfit, I had to rig the wings to the corset, and use clear bra-straps to support them at the top.

Thanks to Maboroshi [link] for the lovely autumn photos
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:iconunexplored123:
Unexplored123 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
I really love the wings, good job on the costume!
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rnko26 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are beautifull, love the costume, and the wings look fantastic
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vickyblueeyez Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Seeing this picture solidifies in my mind that you could make a beautiful Asmodian (race) from the mmorpg Aion. You look stunning.
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mounga Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
omg Yaya that is amazing. You do an amazing job
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:iconaquariusheiress:
aquariusHeiress Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! 8O This blew me away! That's very pretty!
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Kitsumitsu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Amazing wings!! OAO I wanna too coz I'm crazy about black angel's wings! >3<
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wingsofnyx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful wings! I am writing a character who has black wings like these, and I am proud to say that this photo gave me a nice visual. Like the cosplay costume even though I don't know the character!
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Abdeil Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm thinking about making large wings for one of my upcoming cosplays. I don't know if they'll be this big (I'm thinking about maybe half that size, though that's still pretty huge for me to consider!), and worrying about getting through the crowded halls of a convention has me worried too. How in the world did you manage it?
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CuteHime Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
omh, this wings.
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:iconsnowiscolorless:
SnowIsColorless Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
you are gorgeous!
the wings are pretty too~
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:iconstudio-ema:
Studio-EmA Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Those are some pretty wings!
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ichigoxuryuu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
i want the dress its gorgeous! and so is this photo :)
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JadeLiChen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
I seriously want those wings, they're so freaking epic! Beautiful cosplay! :)
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:iconphiendchaos:
PhiendChaos Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
This is beautiful. They Look so real! :O
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sportyoldude Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I never stop being amazed at the artistry of your costumes; the quality is exceptional. This one in particular is very effective in its power to convey a story. This photo and Opium Den are two of my favorite pics.
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Ginnabell Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
they're amazing :)
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Bekah-Feathers Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Waow they are awesum! I want wings!!
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Snowwydays Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I love this costume... but i really like the second picture more then the first..
Love it though
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StrangeTeaParty Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Wow. This looks so surreal! Absolutely beautiful!
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wolfy4115 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
how did they do that!?!?!?!
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:iconfeatherfurwolf:
FeatherfurWolf Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ITS SO FLUFFY LOOKING!!!!!!
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:iconhelenabeating:
helenabeating Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
A-MAZE-ING!
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yyaname Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Speechless... The wings look real!
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:iconl-a-addams-art:
L-A-Addams-Art Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
truelly wow x
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Backward-thgindiM Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
These are gorgeous. It must've taken ages to make.
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starvillage14 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
it really pretty
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kairiandroxas101 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very pretty!
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:iconanimefreakblackstuff:
the one on the left kinda looks like Niki Minaj! :XD:
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:iconretayachan:
RetayaChan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
It's beautiful *-*
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:icongunslinger-of-hearts:
Gunslinger-of-Hearts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Simply gorgeous. :icondragontail2:
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Aura0190 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Absolutly Beautiful !
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:iconwyckid:
wyckid Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you are so freaking amazing!
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LadyD666 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
i love the way the wings are made. great job!
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chana080310 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Do you sell your wings?
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MisfitMagic Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Filmographer
SO FREAKING AWESOME!!!!
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Lady-SinisterVanity Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
How much for a pair?
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veritas117 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Wow! Those wings are stunning! A nice black iridescent look.
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sombrefeline Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, you are featured in my journal [link]
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:iconmellanyfreen:
mellanyfreen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student Artist
Oh my gosh!!! Its just perfect, I love it!!!!!
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Timestitcher Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Just beautiful. I've been a fan of Nene Tomas' work for a while and you truly brought her work to life.
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Dopplegager Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You look so pretty
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gothicferret14 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
They look so real! I :heart: it!
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BloodWolfGirl99 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
. . .dude i almost thought that was Brenda Song for a second
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La-gato-negro Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:faint: beautifully done, great design from Nene Tomas.
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BlackWings86 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
:iconsobeautifulplz: Gorgeous! This is a lovely representation of Nene Tomas' work. :iconthumbsupplz: :iconclapplz:
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LissaMonster Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I featured your art in my current journal entry, titled Midnight Blue. Have fun!
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Ellodi-Fune Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow! amazing!
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Isoya-star Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Photographer
WOW!
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Apollus-Star Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW you look like a statue!
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QueenDevious Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010   General Artist
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Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with the World! :earth:
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