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Sorceress Edea Portrait by pixiekitty Sorceress Edea Portrait by pixiekitty
Beautiful photography by Joseph Lin.

Me as Sorceress Edea from Final Fantasy VIII. I completely remade everything on my Edea costume, so it's a brand new cosplay. I made everything for this costume with lots of help on the back peice from my husband Neon Genocide on the back piece. ! Thanks to Laura for helping to cut some of the extra plastic pieces away from the resin and helping to paint it at the last minute.

The details of the back piece were cast from resin, and we learned a lot of lessons along the way (some if which I could have done without right before the convention!).

The helmet is composed of many things. The base of the helmet is Ridgid Wrap covered in Paper clay, the back section that points out was done with Wonderflex before adding the clay. Other materials used include resin, Crayola Model Magic, wire, newspaper, Craft Foam, foam board, Polystyrene Plastic, various types of beads, and Upholstery foam.

My favorite part of this new costume is definitively the dress! I adore my new dress, because it came out exactly how I wanted it to. I wish the neckline came down a little lower, but other than that I'm super happy with it! I will certainly have many more photos to post that show the entire costume soon!

My least favorite thing about wearing this costume is that I in no way look like the character. I realize I don't have a cute button nose, nor do I look at all Asian. But Cosplay is about being creative and dressing as your favorite characters. This is why I enjoy it. Big nose or not. lol.

This costume was first worn to Otakon 2011 in Baltimore, MD. I plan to wear it many more times in the future, despite how painful it is to wear and how irritating it is to get through crowds in!
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underreigns Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
what contacts did you use? theyre lovely.
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Hyperventilating here. I don't even know this character but I know beautiful workmanship when I see it. You look amazing!

(Found you though this tumblr feature: cosplayemporium.tumblr.com/ )
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lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Beaautiful.

--

Trigon: Did Arella told you what happen to your father?

Raven: She told me enough. She told me you kill him.

Trigon: No, I am your father.

Raven: NO!!!
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All-Shinigami-X Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student
Perfect!
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virusq Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
This costume ... is an effin' amazing piece of work. I'm honestly blown away by all of it! It's so amazing!

I'm trying to put together a close fitting helmet for a current cosplay and I'm digging around for any resource I can get my fingers on. You wrapped Rigid Wrap around your head, then covered the gausey bits with Paper Clay and Wonderflex? Or did you do a mold of your head using the Rigid Wrap?

Awesome!
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pixiekitty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I covered my head in saran wrap after putting my hair up the way I planned to put it up into the helmet (so there is room after you mold the headpiece to put your hair into it). Then I wrapped Rigid Wrap around my head, let it stiff a bit, then took it off and let it sit on a wig head overnight to completely dry. After that, I put some more layers of the Rigid Wrap over it for added supported, let it dry, and then covered it in Paper clay, sanded, added more. repeat until smoothness was what I wanted. After that, I covered the inside of the helmet with a material from [link] called Shell Shock. It's sort of a thick paint-able resin that hardens. This is to make the foundation of the helmet sturdy so it reduced the chanced of the Paper Clay cracking or breaking. It does make the helmet really hard to get onto my head though, because it has no give in it.

I hope that helps! :)
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dust-bunny Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love this shot. Your helmet looks simply fantastic!
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abbottw Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
really nice!
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LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!! :D this looks great!
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konzertjunky Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
It's an awesome work! I love it :D
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