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Warrior Goddess by yayacosplay Warrior Goddess by yayacosplay
Photo by Brian Boling [link]

Shoot date October 26th 2008

I made a Heavy Metal/Luis Royo inspired fantasy costume for a river shoot with Kevin Stewart and Brian Boling. We were channeling the Greek War Goddess Enyo.
In Atlanta in late October it was already freezing and I braved waist deep water this skin bearing outfit lol.

I really like this portrait Brian snapped at the end... maybe I look so pissed because I was frozen and ready to change XD?

The collar was made by Brian also, while I hand crafted the accessories like the hair pieces and gauntlets.
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This wonderful art work has been featured in my [link] Journal, "This Month, August, with Andy."
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Really absolutely beautiful!
Model, pose and costume!
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:icondanielsfcarlos:
Danielsfcarlos Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Beautiful...
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Awesome picture!
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:iconolafanderson:
olafanderson Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Hey its yaya!
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Drunk01 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Beautiful warrior.
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baronursa Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Another favourite. Congrats on this too.
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SerenaVampire734 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love the hairpiece! :D
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cyberpunk1210 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, pretty hot. Nice picture
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abstractboogiex Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
<3
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:iconmimikayuko:
mimikayuko Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
you look kinda like Brenda song from Disney Channel

This is cool....I tried finding amour like this but Its to expensive
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:iconryohazuki88:
ryohazuki88 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Love the expression and the sword! Great Job!
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3Ninja Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
nice
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cutelildrow Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it!! Definitely 'Don't move, I will kill you now." ^_^ Gorgeously done! And I am mesmerized by the details all over the headdress. LOVE IT.
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Prue84 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Indeed a wonderful headpiece! *_*
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artisticpsyco Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Oh how pretty! o: Im really in love with your hairpiece, what materials did you use to make it?
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SamerJames Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
YaYa probably an old question but do you make and sell your own costumes online? If not I'm sure you could make a killing although I doubt many people could fill them out quite like you do ;)
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choxiesexual Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Good job.
You know neo-Tribe Africa? It's the one. The popular neo-Tribe. Really fun stuff. That's me. Who I am, part of my religion. I'm a radical, liberal, I'm indigenous, and incorporate several religions (radical). It's amazing stuff, if you study it. Amazing job, (all my pictures) because doing this New neo art of indigenous subjects is very difficult to do politically correctly and respectfully of indigenous cultures. You dudes are boom-shot, gotta know that because you outcompete the whole art market with that, and Right Now they're looking for new talent. Yup. MINE. You Must therefore Get Gallery. While you got the talent, passion, fun - and the Market is ON - Right Now - for ME.
That's right. Political correctness.
Do you know how indigenous I am? I don't. I am authentic indigenous. Yup. In the modern age. I am THE indigenous - in the modern age. Practically everything, from my ancestry to neo-Tribe and the Nation I will found as President like America, & you just aced indigenous at neo-Tribe. Do you know what that means? Yup. By Me, indigenous, you have been given the GO (not go or Go - this is all BRAND-NEW. Yup. NEO.) to GAMA-GO (my joke): indigenous (as always), Gallery, Professional, (and Dream and Career or whatever you're doing with your art). AND Real. That means go Real indigenous. Be part of it, go to Pow-Wows, participate in indigenous if they let you (you have to have some significant piece of authentic indigenous), there's tons of fun. I go - with my parents - to all of the Cultural Events EVERYWHERE around Me because of my indigenous ancestry. Yup. Livin' indigenous Large.
Gotta Gallery.
Just Do It.
Rock!
-Me
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GTSReviewer Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Writer
WHOA!! Thats not cosplay! Thats the true you! I think were starting to see the goddess in you come out ;)....hopefully you dont become destructive and tear stuff apart...that actually would be cool though :).
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FireFoxSF Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
You stood in the water for this???

You're committed, that's all I gotta say. Yaya, thank you, for I realize you really work to share all this with us.
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yrd Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
amazing i wish i could do that
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WhiteRoseBrian Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent.
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SunSpriteRaven Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You have some amazing costume-making skills!
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DeathWyrmNexus Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Simply put, gorgeous.
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Eamonodonoghue Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love this one! Would make a lovely movie type poster too!
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mannlich-violet Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
:worship: :rose:
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excellent work
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meli101 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
I study Greek Myth and let me tell you I could have mistaken your Enyo. You have the killer look
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animegirl6894 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
your so beautiful!!!! you really look like a warrior,truely a great picture
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Dileeria Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
ok all I can say is................WOW!
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TheEdgeOfTheUniverse Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You could seriously be in movies like The Scorpion King and The Mummy!
You'd make a real awesome Goddess/Queen.
;D
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peter49ers Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning work, awesome :heart:
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duytter Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Brian made a lot beautiful photos with you...
you are really pretty :rose:
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dragonvlame Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
your costumes are great ^^! what materials did you use for the accessoires?
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Tingeling13 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hello:)
I`m currently trying to teach myself digital painting, and I really like this picture, it`s very beautiful, and my question is; can I use it as a ref? If I post the result here on DA, I will of course link back to your page:)
Hege:)
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Neferet-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
The costume is perfect!!!!!! you are the best cosplayer ^^
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yayacosplay Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
*_* Thank you, that's so sweet!
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snyp0r Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
What a beauty :
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haubing Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the expression. If looks could kill...
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fireyfreedom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Channeling? are you sure your NOT Enyo, though waist deep frozen water might do that to a peson nice job
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Jedimike Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your expression and the pose just perfect.Fantastic shot!
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DTokarz Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
All the pieces in your outfit look match, you must have spend some time putting all of this stuff together. Applause for all the hard work.
Keep it up.
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Hafu-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
yaya, i've seen a few of your pictures, i love you're work, you always do a great job on the costumes, and you're really hot! ;)
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You look hot :)
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KipetuAkora Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Student General Artist
You look so fierce in this one. :D
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nohbahdii Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
That head dress is straightforward but amazing.
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You look amazing. I would never have realized you were cold. I especially love your hair embellisment.
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Wilya12 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the jewel in your hair is gorgeous! O_O
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BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! shiny outfits always amaze me :0
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
You look gorgeous! I love the beading and armor details in this costume. Luis Royo is so inspiring, isn't he?
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