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Raven by gillykins Raven by gillykins
Costume Construction:

Fabric shopping was the biggest battle for this costume, matching the blues in fabric was a big pain. I would find a fabric I like, move it to the cutting table next to another blue only to realize it was purple!
The dress is made from a two way stretch silk knit jersey. I made a custom pattern for the dress which has a halter style neckline and side slits up to my waist. The 'arm warmers' are made from a combination to dark blue suede and silk knit jersey. I added details of suede strapping, gold buckets and gold studs for more visual interest (inspired by the Ame-Comi statue). My cape is a modified Simplicity (5794) cape pattern. My favorite fabric to use for capes is a matte satin, I love the weight and the slight shine it has. I heat sealed the bottom of the cape to allow for optimum cape movement. My belt is custom made and resin cast by me. I use Castin Craft for my resin pieces, it stinks to high heaven and takes 3 hours to set... but the pieces come out flawless. The circular pieces are made using a per-existing mold whereas my raven center piece is custom sculpted, molded and cast by me. The belt is painted using Krylon gold metallic spray paint. All the cast belt pieces are mounded on a dark blue pleather belt made by me.


Photo by: Murkock [link]


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:iconminorfiction:
MinorFiction Apr 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!
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:iconzpartuss:
OMG! this is EPIC  Raven is of my most favorite characters EVER!  Looking GORGEOUS as well.. :)
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:icondraco-platina:
Thank you for not subscribing to the pasties and thong school of cosplay. Truly breathtaking.
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:iconshulkie:
If I may, are your eyes really an aqua-blue color?? :wow: Nice work on finding the right blue colored fabric for your cloak and dress. the belt and buckles look really cool and have a soft metallic coloring. The outfit is beautifully fabricated and your wig is perfectly styled for realism. You probalby have a line of credit at the fabric shop!!!
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:iconuber-stooge:
You even made Raven look great !
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:iconlenlenlen1:
lenlenlen1 Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is YOU: [link] :blowkiss:
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:icongillykins:
gillykins Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that is me :)
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:iconlenlenlen1:
lenlenlen1 Jul 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
And you are to die for. Love ya! I had no idea I was already a fan of yours when I took your pic at NYCC2011. Oh well...
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ArteDigitalSA Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome job!!
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