Entry to Turn Back The Wheel contest: [link]
(To my watchers, sorry for double-posties of this pic)
Illyria is a character from the TV Show Angel by Joss Whedon (see this picture for original character: [link]
) I made this costume a few years back, patterned from scratch and made using black cotton knit with pleather 'armor' pieces on top, that was then painted. I recently did this photo manipulation based on Illyria's home world. (further descriptions on original deviation: [link]
Illyria was an original Pure Demon from the Primordial Age who ruled a territory in what is modern-day California. Illyria was defeated, and her and many of the Old Ones' Essence was trapped in a Sarcophagus and stored in The Deeper Well for millions of years until it was freed by a loyal accolyte. She infected the body of a human host, and was disgusted to find the world not that of the one she knew, but one completely overrun with humans and half-breed demons. She sought her temple with her waiting army to make this world once again hers, but her army had long turned to dust and her frail human form could no longer sustain her great power.
If Illyria was gifted with the Magic Clock, she surely would have returned to the age when she was in power, to prevent her enemies from defeating her.