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Midnight Wings by yayacosplay Midnight Wings by yayacosplay
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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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rnko26 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are beautifull, love the costume, and the wings look fantastic
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.
mounga Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
omg Yaya that is amazing. You do an amazing job
aquariusHeiress Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! 8O This blew me away! That's very pretty!
Kitsumitsu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Amazing wings!! OAO I wanna too coz I'm crazy about black angel's wings! >3<
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!
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?
CuteHime Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
omh, this wings.
SnowIsColorless Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
you are gorgeous!
the wings are pretty too~
Studio-EmA Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Those are some pretty wings!
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