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I got images back from a great new photoshoot with Benny Lee :iconbenny-lee:, with my MLP Rarity costume!

Since I have been supplying My Little Pony cosplayers all over the world with accessories to complete their costumes, it was a no-brainer to cosplay Rarity at some point myself. She is literally me in the pony-verse lol.

You can see group photos in my DA as well. Each girl created their costumes and I made the appropriate pony accessories for all of us.
Pony ears
Pony ears & Unicorns
Pony ears & wings
Wings only

Construction notes:
My Rarity dress was designed by me - inspired by the character and the show of course! I always thought of Rarity as the fashionista of the group, elegant with a sweet flair. I made a fully lined and boned halter dress and used a purple stretch velvet to make the trim and inserts. I handmade 3 tiers of ruffles from a sparkle organza by serging strips together, then hand pleating the ribbons into ruffles.
The back panel is the same purple velvet that my trim is made out of. It's my non-literal translation of a tail lol.
My cutie mark (3 diamond shapes) were rhinestone plate earrings taken apart and attached to the front of the dress. Rarity would definitely approve of blinged out diamond shapes :). I found a sheer French silk with a diamond pattern on it (Hello, cutie mark shape!) and made a pattern for a bolero, then sewed it together as a little cover over the dress.
My wig is a lacefront Matilda from Arda Wigs: [link]

Other Deviations of this costume:
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pinkyrose09 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
beutiful Clap 
Chris-MJF-Fan23 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  New Deviant
RarityModel. You look cute, sexy, and stylish. Reminds me of a older young woman who loves being the teen girl on the inside.
Myuzoyuki Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
ArtNinj1224 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yes it's Excellent 
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent cosplay!
shojoboy1024 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student
One of my favorite of the Mane 6 YAY
Red-Wine80 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
GodsOnVacation Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
amazing well done :P
ThunderFists1988 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
I love this! You as Rarity rules!
UrbanCowboy117 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brony fandom needs more people like you. WINNERS! I know I'm late but fuck it lol.
kogoma10 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Oh i love the subtle pattern on the fabric, it is lovely, where'd you find that?
Sophia-Timelord Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The horn is too far back. It doesn't look like rarity. And why exactly are you biting the measuring tape? 
pancakemeat Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Because she thinks that she's sexy when she's an overly photoshopped, 40 year old Chinese woman with a superiority complex.
ninachuu94 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think your statement is ridiculous. I've met Yaya and know how much she puts into each of her cosplays, and she's a very sweet woman. Again I stress this to those who feel the need to be rude on the internet, why don't you try to do a perfect cosplay of Rarity? She has measuring tape because if you watch the show, Rarity is all about glam; outfits, hair, etc. So stop being rude and keep the bad comments to yourself thanks.
ChrisBlazeDemon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg your so cuteeee xD 
You are like, so pretty, oh my god. This cosplay is amazing too!
NightcrawlerAngel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
You are a very fantastic cosplayer and your make up here is awesome, but this isn't very good. This just doesn't look like Rarity
dachshund135 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your so awesome X3 I wish you would come to Kami-con in Alabama
Dragonf123 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Photographer
ExOh-ExOh Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Primadonna Girl! <3
kittykthxbai Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I didn't know you also had a deviantart! o: 
I feel like the wig could've curled a bit more at the bottom but I love how you portrayed the character, I'm in love with the dress and ears. Very wonderful. c: 
Dawnnosaur Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aww you make an adorable rarity :D  
Dragoness00 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
TraumaTize... you are a child. Everyone is allowed their own opinion good or bad. This whole cosplay thing is not based in reality so there are no FACTS to fall back on. Liking or disliking a costume is based soly on personal opinion. Dont bother answering me, due to your bully, controling attitude I have blocked you permanently. I am glad to see that others on here allow people their own personal opinion. have a great day everyone =)

PS.. I do like most of Yaya'a cosplay costumes, just not her Rarity. I do not know Yaya personaly so I have no opinion about her as a person good or bad =)
o-TraumaTize-o Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
Dragoness00 You're the one who is the child, and no, I'm not a bully. You're the one insulting another cosplayer. And that was not an opinion. It was an insult. Deal with it. :)
Dragoness00 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't mean to sound mean but you do know Rarity isn’t a slut. She would be in a more elegant dress. Rarity is all about elegance and royalty not skimpy and sluty. I thought of all people you would do some research and maybe even watch the show to get to know your character before making your costume. I know many people on here will love it, but they love it for their own reasons and that love doesn’t come from you bring Rarity to life in your costume. * shakes head and decides not to watch Cosplay on T.V. *
o-TraumaTize-o Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
:facepalm: How rude of you to tell a cosplayer that.

People can portray Rarity any way they'd like. I don't see this as slutty, no such word exists for anything. No one has really portrayed Rarity accurately yet they're all very nice costumes. I've seen a Rarity cosplayer portray her like a gogo dancer, and Yaya's cosplay bothers you? 

I'm not a fan of Yaya Han, but I ain't going to bash her. It's disappointing to see people go out of their way to be rude like this. And I'm sure she could care less that you watch or don't watch the TV show. Hell, I don't think I'll watch it anymore after the editing made the show look dramatic and stressful.
Dragoness00 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow so when someone points out that someone is not perfect or a god they are bashing them. I wasn't bashing anyone. She is human, whether you believe it or not, so she can make mistakes, and not do a good job from time to Yaya is the one that says if you are going to do it right, do your research, and she says you don't have to go smutty to do a great job.. Yes people can actually cosplay any character any way they want, but it doesn’t mean it will properly portray that character. I have seen two very great Rarity’s they were very classy and elegant with a flare of royalty to their costumes and considering Rarity’s dream was to make dresses for the upper class and royals they were perfect. If someone is going to cosplay they go into it knowing everyone that sees them will be judging their costume and the quality of their work one way or another. She didn't do any research and just went sluty to get attention. There is nothing wrong with me pointing that out, same as there is nothing wrong with the other people that think that hot mess is so great and beautiful and perfect... So the last person that posted how perfect her costume was, guess I should tell them what jerks they are, NO it is called an opinion. I am allowed mine and everyone else is allowed theirs

I haven’t watched it at all this past season and won't again. They messed it up. I moved on to Fallout Equestria
o-TraumaTize-o Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
"I have seen two very great Rarity’s they were very classy and elegant with a flare of royalty to their costumes and considering Rarity’s dream was to make dresses for the upper class and royals they were perfect."

-You see them as the "perfect" Rarity portrayal when it is not, it's just how they see it themselves. Yaya without a doubt does a fine job with her costumes. I mean, why else would she be a judge at cosplay cons? She pays attention to detail and I'm very impressed and quite jealous. If she made this costume in rags, THAT'S a mistake.

"She didn't do any research and just went sluty to get attention. There is nothing wrong with me pointing that out, same as there is nothing wrong with the other people that think that hot mess is so great and beautiful and perfect..."

- Her costumes are beautiful, and again, "slutty" is not a word to describe anything. It is an insult. And she knows what MLP is, everyone does, she did a very good job with the costume and I have a feeling your dislike for her is the reason why you cannot see that. Keep in mind she's an adult, she can dress however she wants. Adults wear adult costumes, you're going to have to get over that. She's not a little girl here. lol

"So the last person that posted how perfect her costume was, guess I should tell them what jerks they are, NO it is called an opinion. I am allowed mine and everyone else is allowed theirs"

- lol Opinion? What you were saying about her cosplay was an insult and not even close to professional criticism. You seem to not be able to tell the difference between a couple of things very well. But in any case, be more respectful towards cosplayers and try not to insult them next time.

Dragoness00 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Everything you just said is just your opinion. In the MLP world most true Bronies know that her Rarity is NOT a good rendition of Rarity and her portrayed personality. I am glad you like it but once again that is just your personal opinion. No true brony would think it was well researched, except maybe the horny boys and the people that worship her. I would also say slutty, smutty, and trashy are terms that DO describe things, such as costumes that lean more toward showing off as much body as you can, just to get She is also not a judge based on her Rarity, it is based on the quality of her many other well made cosplay costumes. I wrote my opinion yes o-p-i-n-i-o-n. I am allowed my opinion, even if you don't think it is an opinion lol. It is a very fine line between critiquing and criticism. I do not think she did her research into the personality of the character she tried to portray. My OPINION is she cut corners since she didn't do much research and just went with something that would get her attention. So what, it is my opinion. What I think is the funniest thing is you fighting with me over my opinion, it is mine not yours and I am allowed to have it. You can keep attacking me all you want I will not change my opinion of Yaya's Rarity cosplay. Yes, everyone can dress in any way they wish and cosplay in any way they wish, but if you cosplay for everyone to see you can (the professionals do) expect to be critiqued by the people that see your costume. It is one of many costumes she has done, let it go... geesh

By the way I do not dislike Yaya as a person I don't know her, how in the world could I dislike I dislike her Rarity cosplay. You seem to like her so much, when did you meet her in person and get to know her to make that opinion? People should not like or dislike a person they have never met and gotten to know personaly.
o-TraumaTize-o Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
lol I'm just going to come to the conclusion that you're delusional. Bronies are fans just like any other, you're nothing special (that's not meant to sound mean or personal but I hope you get the point). And, no, that's not my opinion, it's the truth. Quit trying to use that as an excuse to avoid a fact. Everything I was saying was fact, not opinion. You're really having a hard time trying to differentiate these things. You were merely insulting and that's all. No need to feel like you have to prove yourself.
Once again, get it through your head, child. Those are insults. Not terms. Look it up. And no, I never said I liked her, now did I? I said I respect her. (Geez You're really having trouble with what I'm trying to tell you, ._0)

And once again, there isn't anything wrong with her Rarity. Calm down. You're just mad because you disapprove of her showing her legs. xDD
eleanorlover101 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love your eyes wow! :D and how did you make the ears? horn? :D
Kawaii-Krayons Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are the perfect rairity <3 and i would really appreciate it if you would look at my fluttershy pics .v.
CaptainAma Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm in love with your face oh my god
Jeishii Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can totally see Rarity wearing that. <3
BrentOGara Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cute and totally appropriate to both you and Rarity... I'm almost surprised that we've not seen Rarity cosplay in canon... although she did (most likely) make (and possibly wear?) the Mysterious Mare-do-well costumes... perhaps Rarity is a cosplayer!
Rae-tyrant Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
try this:
jragin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
DAYUM!!! :headbang:
WendySakana Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your cosplays are so inspirational ;_;
Sganarelle77 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Rarity is by far best pony. I Hope you agree ;}
Cipher-Jin Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Best pony thing I ever seen!
Daws3 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   General Artist
Super pretty!
LeoPradaNoYuutsu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
i want see you in a gala outfit<3
laulaubeans Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
not only are you insanely talented and gorgeous! AND I am so jealous of your body, I want it. right now.
Larkynn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love all the thought put into the fabric and the design. And it just looks plan awesome. :D
IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
That is so cute!! Plus her figure would make most girls jealous!
mayancmine99 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
*u* thats so cute!! i love it!
blackfang2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
The best Lady Rarity.
iEATPANDA Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Photographer
You are truly amazing. And a random thought popped into my head. Have you ever tried to make a full head??
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