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The Sultry Songstress by yayacosplay The Sultry Songstress by yayacosplay
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This photo was taken by Judy [link] outside the convention center at Anime Central. I really like the lighting the dreary background, to match the dark elements of the costume.

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The character is Oruha from "Clover". I chose Oruha's signature black stage outfit, because that is her most memorable image to me. I made the corset, skirt, garter and arm warmers with PVC vinyl, but looking at the artwork her billowy overskirt seemed matte to me so I used matte bridal satin with a underlayer of organza for it. I made a mini hoop skirt to go under the satin skirt, and the corset has steel boning in it which help hold the wings on yay.
The wings are alright for being made in such a hurry - I cut out the "blades" in vinyl sheets and sprayed them black, and made a wire frame covered in Wonderflex. I used Barb's Suu wings as a loose size and design reference since I wanted my very very different outfit to match hers in some small ways. The wings separate and fold together and I especially made them small enough to fit inside my suitcase for the plane trip.The wing breast covers are heat formed plastic sheets cut out and glued together, and they velcro onto the corset. For the first two time I wore this costume, I had the vine tattoos all over my neck, but for ACen, there just wasn't time, so I only drew Oruha's clover on my chest.
The beautiful microphone was made by Brian of Bountyhardware.com [link] as a birthday gift. I told him he could pick between the wings or the microphone lol. I am not sure how he made the mic, but it definitely included sculpting, molding and casting and butchering some found parts. The whole thing is plastic and metal, and the base/rod swivels!
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Untier-Nick Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Cool and elegant! ;)
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michelbonet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
love it..love all your 'stuff'!!!
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mdarrer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
gorgeous!!!
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Tentou Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
that's a pretty cool outfit!
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mdarrer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Gorgeous dress, love it, want it!! Love even more that it is black satin!!!
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johnmahoney Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Incredible!!!
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oruntia Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
OMG...you really looks like her....
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Mischievous-Princess Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW Beautiful!! I just started reading Clover! I like it alot!! Great cosplayer you are!!
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getcarter Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010   Photographer
mirror, mirror on the wall - who´s the fairiest one of all?

nice shot, great to meet you! :calp::thumbsup:
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DABLEKZ Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely n sexy. :rose:
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