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Polaris - Marvel's X Men - new costume by yayacosplay Polaris - Marvel's X Men - new costume by yayacosplay
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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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S-O-G-A Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
awesome  cosplay. absolutely love this one.
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Jackmeoffee69 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
So nice, Beautiful!
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous
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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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robbie44 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
How many of the xmen girls have you done as cosplay
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comicanimefan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
so lovely a cool
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carlathatiane Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Interface Designer
so beautiful
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Guilles Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Fantastico!
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VirusShingo55 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
what a EMERALD Beauty
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7disney7 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
nice cosplay!
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