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Character: Polaris (Lorna Dane) from X-Men (Marvel Universe)
Costume made by: Yaya
Photography: :iconcadha13:
Makeup, styling, Model: Yaya
Photo taken at: Albuquerque Comic Expo 2012

I'll admit, the reason I chose this costume is because I had a great wig for it laying around. Originally used for my Sea Nymph mermaid costume, this green/teal gradient wig was a good choice for Polaris. I definitely appreciate her character's heritage, numerous struggles and relationship with Havok, and I like how the color green looks against my skin tone. Not sure why I'm drawn to cosplay all of Magneto's daughters lol (Wanda, Lorna...), I guess I secretly wished he was my daddy? haha

Last push to make the costume was my Guest appearance at Albuquerque Comic Expo, for which I wanted to debut a new cosplay.

As usual, I made 100% of this costume. I can't believe that after 13 years of cosplaying, people still don't believe that I make my own costumes. Well, let those stand forth who have supposedly made my costumes and show in progress proof to the world.
Yeah. They don't exist, because I'm the one pulling all-nighters creating each costume from scratch.

Polaris was a very simple costume to make and I started it on the Tuesday afternoon before ACE, and finished it up around 5am on Thursday morning. Basically, 2 days. It would have only taken 1 day if I hadn't decided to make the bodysuit structured, lined and insert all those seams and lines. The materials were 4-way stretch metallic spandex (to match the look of this statue), wonderflex for the headpiece, gauntlets & anklets, and crepe back satin for the cape. I kind of took my favorite elements of various Polaris outfits and put them together.

About the photoshoot - it was an impromptu shoot with :iconcadha13: during ACE and this photo was taken in the walkway to the parking garage. The neon lights added a psychedelic effect which I thought worked well with Polaris' power over magnetism. The swirls around my right hand were not photoshopped in but a lucky catch of the light. Unfortunately the low light level inside the hallway affected the quality of this photo.


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:iconsilver-tiamat:
Silver-Tiamat Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Great job.  It looks stunning.
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:icons-o-g-a:
S-O-G-A Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
awesome  cosplay. absolutely love this one.
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:iconjackmeoffee69:
Jackmeoffee69 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
So nice, Beautiful!
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:icon2195razielim:
2195Razielim Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous
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:iconcaboov:
Caboov Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I never thought Polaris would be memorable enough for anybody to do a cosplay of her. Even if they did, I never thought it would be something as good as this! =D
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:iconrobbie44:
robbie44 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
How many of the xmen girls have you done as cosplay
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:iconcomicanimefan:
comicanimefan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
so lovely a cool
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:iconcarlathatiane:
carlathatiane Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Interface Designer
so beautiful
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:iconguilles:
Guilles Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Fantastico!
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:iconvirusshingo55:
VirusShingo55 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
what a EMERALD Beauty
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:icon7disney7:
7disney7 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
nice cosplay!
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:iconbdix:
BDix Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
So amazing - Jumped off the screen and grabbed me by the eyeball!
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:icongumby95:
Gumby95 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
That is some really great work!
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:iconmariani79:
Mariani79 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this!!!
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:iconearthandmoon:
earthandmoon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww !!!! :hug:
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:iconderfs-domain:
Derfs-Domain Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely Wonderful!
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:iconheartdisk:
heartdisk Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
so beautiful ... nice colors
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:iconxemnas-o-mansex:
Xemnas-o-Mansex Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Photographer
stuning <3
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:iconfedupn:
fedupN Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Hey a POLARIS cosplay! Nice! Don't see many of those floating around the internet...well at least I have not. XD
Thanks for sharing with us on DA!
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:iconsrgrey:
SrGrey Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Eu sou fissurado em X-men! Desde criança amo muito esses mutantes, e cosplays deles me fascina, ainda mais quando é alguém perfeito como você que faz esses cosplays!
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:iconoshiiryuu:
OshiiRyuu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, you weren't kiding about this being the simplist one that you could do. I was actually suprised about it honestly when you picked her, but I am happy with the result! Good job Yaya!
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:iconjwichmann:
JwichmanN Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconmaravillante:
Maravillante Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
My godess, as always Beautiful Miss Yaya, wonderful work
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:iconungelivable:
ungelivable Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
do you know how to make wigs too の▽の?
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:iconkpcosplay:
kpcosplay Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Neon! Lovely!
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:iconkingfox66:
kingfox66 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
i really like your pics is amazing
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:iconpsychicabyss88:
PsychicAbyss88 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yummy! Thanks for coming to the New Mexico Comic Con this year! I hope to see you next year if you have the time to grace us with your presence. =^_^=
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:iconwildpegasus13:
wildpegasus13 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Great job! It really looks fantastic! Spot on!
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:icondsalzman92:
dsalzman92 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Incredible work :)
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:iconhamasuki:
hamasuki Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
The composition and lighting of this photo work so well! It looks like its been altered but its all what the lens took in~ Wow, amazing colorful Polaris cosplay made in 2 days no less!!! Great shot~
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:iconborgboy7:
BorgBoy7 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly a wonderful costume. The reason people don't believe you make
your own costumes is because they look so professional. Some cosplay costumes
aren't shall we say as awesome as others, but yours always are. ;)
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:iconamericanwonderland:
AmericanWonderland Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!!!
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:iconjakeputt:
Jakeputt Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
i am a huge fan of the X-Men and of Polaris in particular. Beautiful job on the costume Yaya!
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:iconseasaltswagger:
SeaSaltSwagger Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
incredible...
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:iconcostumesbycourtney:
CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
People doubt you make your costumes? I've never experienced that myself, strange that anyone would be such asshole over something like that, then again it is the internet.
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:iconrusstherab:
RusstheRab Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awesome. Great job.
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:iconfirecloud42:
firecloud42 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow...you don't see her cosplayed much...and you did an excellent job as always
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:iconbozodeathgod:
bozodeathgod Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
FKN stunning!
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:iconspiritwinned:
spiritwinned Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
wow! This looks great!
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:icongraywolf-aka-bozqurd:
GrayWolf-aka-BozQurd Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome cosplay miss!
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:iconflyaccountant:
flyaccountant Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
$.$

golden girl

*.*
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:iconfragmented-existance:
Simply gorgeous and truly amazing in both design and portrayal essence!!
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:iconcmatt-gray:
CMatt-Gray Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
You look very good in green
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:iconfayina-kei-sancia:
Fayina-Kei-Sancia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Very pretty wig and green does compliment your complexion nicely.
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I needed another excuse to wear this wig!
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:iconfayina-kei-sancia:
Fayina-Kei-Sancia Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
haha, it's always good when you can get more use out of a wig! :D
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:iconsupang3l:
SupAng3l Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
she looks like white nicki minaj
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:icongroteb:
GroteB Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
How does an Asian do that? I don't think that's a compliment.
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:iconsupang3l:
SupAng3l Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
srry
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:icondanteslink:
DantesLink Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Great as always. Woot for green/teal costumes!
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