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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.

Construction notes:
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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:iconuntier-nick:
Untier-Nick Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Cool and elegant! ;)
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:iconmichelbonet:
michelbonet Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
love it..love all your 'stuff'!!!
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:iconmdarrer:
mdarrer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
gorgeous!!!
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:icontentou:
Tentou Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
that's a pretty cool outfit!
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:iconmdarrer:
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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:iconjohnmahoney:
johnmahoney Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Incredible!!!
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:iconoruntia:
oruntia Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
OMG...you really looks like her....
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:iconmischievous-princess:
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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:iconbrotmann:
brotmann Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
OH, I'm in LOVE
:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
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:iconartificialxkisses:
artificialXkisses Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009   Traditional Artist
L:heart:VE!
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:icongirl-q:
Girl-q Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
You made an adorable costume.
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:iconrikku300:
rikku300 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amasing outfit ^_^
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:iconericamonster:
EricaMonster Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been tempted to buy the "Clover" book at Barnes and Nobles... now I think I will because of this picture. *lol* It looks fantastic, Yaya! Will you be wearing it to AWA this year for the panel?
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StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Student General Artist
I couldn't tell you rushed your wings at ALL. XD Beautiful job! And I definitely agree with you about the lighting.
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:iconmirrorsaber:
mirrorsaber Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Crap, I really do need to make a Kazuhiko cosplay someday. I just read the series myself.
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
don't know if this could have been made ANY better!
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:iconhikarininjax:
HikariNinjaX Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
this is more than amazing. The costume is gorgeous and the wings are awesome. You are so good at this! Your costumes always surprise me
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:icontyp-x:
typ-x Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
VERY NICE
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EmotionlessBlue Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow awesome work! Also..I can't believe those wings velcro on there! They look too heavy for that, but thats awesoomme ^^ great work on the costume~
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:iconpockyfairy:
pockyfairy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Those wings are so cuute! And so is that microphone :P
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:iconeriolcosplays:
eriolcosplays Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you are the most beatifull oluha :3

really awesome <3
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:icontjzett:
TJzett Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful costume, and my god your hair is beautiful like that!<3
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:iconsacredremedy:
sacredremedy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Wonderful Clover cosplay, perfect and beautiful as always.

/lick
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:iconkarlonne:
karlonne Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing
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:iconakiahara:
Akiahara Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
wow, this looks great.

i was at anime central, and didn't see you there! wow!
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:icontigerjr228:
tigerjr228 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Absolutely love it-the wings are awesome-looking. Great job on ALL your costumes.
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:iconkarumis:
Karumis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
amazing! What do you do with all those wonderful costumes?
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:iconnoctropolitan:
Noctropolitan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I Just LOVE the hair...
i think i´ve fell in love
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:iconkolonya:
kolonya Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
i like this serial
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:iconladyluminen:
LadyLuminen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Student Filmographer
Be-au-ti-ful...*____*<3 I adore you so much.<3
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:icongrelldunkel:
grelldunkel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
hah that's great I already fell in love with this some months ago ^^
on Anna Fishers Photostream [link]
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DaroRoss Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just bought the Clover omnibus that DarkHorse rereleased after wanting to read the series for like five years, and I am so glad to see that this remarkable series is getting some deserved hype.

I'm especially loving that Mike stand. it's such an awesome prop to complement an awesome picture.
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you find time to make all those beautiful outfits?
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:iconpetraleao:
petraleao Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
This cosplay is WONDERFUL! Congratulations, you´re absolutely beautiful on it and it´s glamurous as Oruha have to be!

Kisses from your brazilian fan!
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:iconcaza909:
caza909 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMFG!!! AMAZING! love it loads and i love the way your hairs is to x
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FenrirBralor Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Elegant.
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:iconblizzardterrak:
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Spooky, yet epic at the same time. Definitely kinda Dark Gothic Songstress.

Me likey :nod:
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:iconkuroitenshi13:
kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
So gorgeous!
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:icon1289dude:
1289dude Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Superb work! Very Well Done!

Be sure to check out my gallery!
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:iconjesseallshouse:
JesseAllshouse Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Nice, your costumes are always on point :)
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saber360 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
agreed ^^
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CaptainNinjaPants Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your costume is amazing! ^^
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:icon4ever-zero:
4Ever-Zero Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
oh Yaya
I envy everything that you are...
I wish I had your skills and talents...
(plus the knowledge of what's good materials or not lol)
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