This is an upper photo of my newest cosplay: Queen Amila from Magna Carta: Crimson Stigmata. It shows of the mask, hand painting, and gradient dying very well!
I have wanted to make this costume for about 4 years now, and I am super proud of how it came out. I first wore this to Anime USA 2010 for a performance with a friend in the masquerade. It was such a fun project, but also one of the most difficult costumes for me to date. It totally worth it, and we won Best in Show and Best Overall Craftsman.
I did a crap load of hand painting, tailoring, wire work, molding, bending, cutting, painting, wig dying Etc. Another super awesome learning costume that have given me more useful skills to use on future projects!
Photo was taken by David Dunn at [link]