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Huntress by gillykins Huntress by gillykins
My Huntress cape really likes to flow majestically in the wind. Capes make you look at least 50% cooler

Costume Construction:

The bodysuit it made from a custom pattern drafted by myself. The suit has a combination of modified princess seams and angled hip darts to shape the suit and belly window. The bodysuit is made from black and white metallic spandex. The bodysuit has built in leggings for the sake of 'modesty' and comfort.

The boots are boot-covers created over a pair of combat boots. I used wet look purple spandex for the base of the boot and ribbed a section under the knee for detailing and to help keep the boot up. The strapping and lower shoe guard are made from purple vinyl. The knee pads are highly modified children's knee guards which I ripped apart, rebuilt and then coated in a semi gloss glaze.

The belts and pouches are made from the same purple vinyl. I created my own pattern for the pouches and engineered my own design for the belts. My belt buckle is made from resin marbled in black and gold.

My arm guards are altered children shin guards which I've heat formed, painted and altered to fit my arms. My cape clasps are resin casted and painted with a metallic gold. The cape is made from a lightweight poly-satin and the same metallic white spandex used on the suit. The bottom of the cape is heat sealed to allow the cape to flow in the wind.

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Photo by: Tobias Roybal Photography
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JerryRoddey Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I think your Huntress on a scale of 1 to 10, is an 23.
seancarlson Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
That's awesome!
Shulkie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
I love this version of your Huntress outfit and the detail is phenomenal!! Love the pose and , yes, the cape makes you look like a badass. Nice job with all the detailed items for realism and how authentic this really is to be original. It's like you popped out of the comic book and leaped on my monitor.
It would be awesome if you could make it to the wizard world comic con here in Tulsa, OK Nov. 7-9, 2014. I know I would ask for your photo :nod:
gillykins Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I wish I could hit up more conventions but everything for cosplay and convention comes out of my own pocket so my traveling is limited.
Shulkie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Understood especially when Canada to Oklahoma is so damn far, too. At least I get to enjoy the fruits of you labors here :nod:
pinkdaizygirl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
TheDarkKnight1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Hands down, one of the most beautiful women and best costumed Huntress to date! 
DemoniconNemesis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You look perfect as Huntress. I love your attention to detail on her suit
Thegoddamnjeffman Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Fantastic work! The cape is great and I'm particularly impressed with all of the detail on the gloves, boots (and knee pads), and utility belt. The mask/headgear, which can look a little awkward at times (I've seen that on other cosplays), is perfect too.
UltanaTheSheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
irvintustin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Saw the GIF of your amazing cape in motion.  I'm convinced your cape is powered by the Havok engine or something.
gillykins Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know how to catch the breeze at the right moment :)
Its also 90% about cape fabric selection
LJImagination Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Wicked Awesome!
JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting factoid about capes, Gilly.  Have a Merry Christmas, and all the best for the New Year!
sthefo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
tylermcdowell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Different background and a few special/lighting effects... it be a fantastic poster.
LenMomono Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sexy and nice at the same time
BevanMaria Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Huntress! It's so spot on!
StephenBergstrom Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Something an earlier post mentioned made me think: Have you considered the possibility of weathering/aging some of the gear to look used? Your stuff always looks awesome; it might be a neat thing to do to make the stuff look like it's actually been battle-worn.
gillykins Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If the character/costume called for it I would defiantly try weathering and aging pieces.  Helena's costume is usually quite clean and crisp in the comics so I didn't want to detract from that.
g1nobleteam Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Simply amazing as you look so badass as Huntress in this cosplay, and the level of detail is great as always.
TheGhost9 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Polterdog Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
I love how "clean-looking" everything is (though, I'm probably not expressing that correctly).  What I'm trying to say is that it's really very cool how everything is so crisp and streamlined -- almost like a comic book illustration come to life.   You should be very proud.  It, to quote Elle-Cosplay, is an amazing creation.
gillykins Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I put a lot of work into this costume.  I really wanted to do Huntress the justice she deserves :)
PurelightCos Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
GeekVarietyDotCom Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That really is some great craft you got goin on there. Its funny to hear people say traditional comicbook superhero costumes would never work in real life and then to see something like this which looks like Huntress just jumped off the page and its stunning, well, those people quite frankly don't know what the hell they are talking about.
Prime work for sure, superb even.
Seeker-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
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