I won the London Film and Comic Con Cosplay Championship 2015 with this cosplay! I saw a redesign of the character by fashion illustrator Hayden Williams and fell in love with it so I decided to use it as a base for my recreation. I had started making the base for the breastplate a year before and never got around to finishing it, so when I decided to compete for LFCC I asked my friend Dwayne to send me the base for the breastplate via mail from Trinidad to save me some time as I was living in the UK. When the base arrived months after it was mailed, customs had punctured holes and cut the worbla pretty badly so I had to spend some time repairing it before moving on to adding all the details. Moral of the story, do not mail your costumes internationally!It took me around 2-3 weeks to complete from beginning to end and I employed some techniques for the first time! The 3d glittering effect was achieved by using automotive metallic flake mixed with varnish and I created the headpiece using wirebending techniques from Trinidadian Carnival Mas makers. The skirt was made using 3 layers of chiffon and hand sewing belly dancing coins along the hems (This was done on my 3 hour train ride to the convention!)Getting it to stay on with just chains and hooks took a bit of engineering and clear bra straps but all in all it was very secure and stayed on through multiple wears!
The photos were taken by my friend Kevin Bowen who had flown in from Barbados to attend the convention. We asked the guesthouse/hotel we were staying if we could use their living room!
I really enjoyed being an elf at @aliasentertainmentexpo Gothic Fantasy party last night!! Me and my elven sister @ailathetigress had been wanting to do this for awhile! We hope to do a proper shoot with these looks for next year! Last night was the most fun ive had in a long while 😀 im really happy I got to share it with so many friends 😊😊😚 ... See MoreSee Less
Here's another photo from my recent collection with The Art of Wear for Carnival Monday 2020! I do wire bras for international orders from as low as $50 USD and up depending on the complexity! If you would like me to design and make one for you feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! If you would like to order the wire bra from this look hit me up!
Photo GK Studios Costume design by myself aka The Art of Wear :) N yes for those asking I am also the model XD ... See MoreSee Less