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Here's a detail shot of my Illyria costume shown in a fuzzy newspaper shot I already uploaded
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Unfort. these are the only pictures I ever got of the costume. I'm pretty proud of the way it turned out, but because I was pressed for time, I never did finish the knees or back of the thighs. The stripey stuff I never could figure out what they used, but it was decent enough. This costume was made with pleather 'armor' pieces sewn on top of a black cotton bodysuit I made, and hand-painted. If I ever find the right fabric/technique for the arms I'd do this again... but with a wig instead of dying my own hair blue again!

A picture of the character Illyria: [link]
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:iconmoyruh:
Moyruh Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
I've been looking through your gallery, and I have to say that your talent and skills are really quite amazing. I love this one, and had to comment as I LOVED Illyria, and you did this very well. VERY well. Great job! And congrats on being in the paper!
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blumoon18 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Photographer
where did u get that costume? did u make it?
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, I made it myself
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:iconblumoon18:
blumoon18 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009   Photographer
oh wow amazing
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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thatmetalchick69 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Student
wow, you are an amazing sew-er ^^
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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miss-arbitrary Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Very impressive. I've never seen this done before, so I'm happy it was done so well.
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much :D
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TheLuridOne1885 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
This is very awesome you even looked exactly like her in the photos, even have the same nose it seems too... it's a huge complement by the way I am not worthy of the god king
!
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much, puny mortal!
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Liamythesh Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool costume. Don't know who it this Illyria is, but it looks awesome :thumbsup:
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D She's from the TV series Angel.
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:iconliamythesh:
Liamythesh Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, okay.
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing costume work there!!
I KNOW how hard it is to work with pleather and vinyl!

~D
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yes, pain in the arse, pleather is, but always so worth it :D
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Roshen-Art Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
You know, this does liik a lot like Illyria's costume.

Nicely done.
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you... and thanks for the fave :)
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xjoewhitex Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hell freaking yea! that's pretty awesome.. let alone being pressed for time. Maybe I missed it, but what was this being made for?
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
It wasn't made for a specific event, I just realised I could pull off the look so I made it. I ended up wearing it to a Star Trek convention just because it was the only local con, and I got my picture in the paper, hehe
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xjoewhitex Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hell yea even better, just make it for the fun of it right lol. I used to make masks years ago and I remember how much fun that was. Anyways love the work, I hope to see more.. xD Ciao
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s-e-o Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
yeah, i could see why a wig would be necessary.... :-)

this is really impressive... joss would be proud!! :clap:
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!

Walking around with blue hair for a week was fun, but I think the wig would have been more practical ;)
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pamdemonium Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
To say the least, this is amazing!
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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Autumn-Fyre Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Nice job!
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks cuz! Don't you have school today?
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Autumn-Fyre Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope! Wednesday, but only for theater. Regular school starts the 25th
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
lucky bugger!
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K1ll4llcl0wn5 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Very nice
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks
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