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A New Day by Chochomaru A New Day by Chochomaru
More Everfree NW 13 photos of my Celestia! She is inspired by Disney Princesses and themed after the Crystal Empire.

Photographer : Ninja Photography - www.facebook.com/NinjaPhotogra... (Facebook)

Costume modeled and made by me, wig styled by me.

Costume details - (refer to other images for whole costume) The ball gown consists of multiple layers, petticoat made from adding lots and lots of tulle to an existing much smaller petticoat. Over the petticoat is the inner layer, uses about 6.5 yards of fabric, it has a cotton burnout panel in the front where the outer layer skirt splits. The outer layer is made from polyester satin, fully washable, and uses about 6.5 layers as well with some heavy pleating and gathering. The bodice has feather boning, and it include panels of the cotton burnout and satin. Every seam contains piping (what a headache!) but the boning proved to not be strong enough to keep the shape so I wear a steel boned corset underneath for support.
The crown, arm bands, yolk (neckpiece) and cutie mark is all made out of worbla, then spray painted. It was my first time using worbla so that was quite the adventure. The crown and yolk are a single layer of worbla and the arm bands are two layers of worbla with craft foam in between. It actually proved to be too thick and a bit uncomfortable, so when I did the commission for the matching Luna set, I only used two layers of worbla. That turned out to be just right in thickness. The cutie mark (although not visible in this photo) was delicately hand shaped to get the sun rays to curve just slightly, and as evenly as I could get it. The two purple gems were sculpted, molded, and cast into resin, I just couldn't find any rhinestones in the right shape so I made my own. The shape also works great for rarity (feel free to shoot me a note if you're interested in getting a few). The wig was styled by me and I'm quite surprised it turned out so well, I am no wig stylist. I stitched strings of beads into the wig and braided it with the fibers, stitched the large braid in place on the side, stitched in the large jewels hanging on each side of my temple, and added various little sparkles all over, with the Crystal Empire in mind.
Hmm what's left...oh right the wings! They were made with craft foam, my second set of wings made for Celestia. They basically just consist of 9 gauge wire (which is super hard to cut by the way), craft foam, and hot glue. They are extremely lightweight, easy to take on and off, and they bounce and flutter in the wind. I got told repeatedly at Everfree that everyone loved how my wings moved and bounced, said they were just so animated.

Unicorn horn made by - www.etsy.com/shop/orihalcon201...

I will be making my own unicorn horn, my first two attempts have just failed.

Any questions on construction, need some costuming tips? Feel free to ask! I will try my best to answer~
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Hellsing-Order Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...*bows* ...your MAJESTY. :worship:

Love it. Btw congrats on winning the fantasy division at ECCC. Well deserved. :D 
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Soul-of-the-Water Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow *_*
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Chochomaru Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
=D
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Lovely-Autumn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Your wig is gorgeous! I love that you sticked with light almost pastel colors, it is so beautiful :D

And the wings are really attracting, you did an amazing job with those, impressive work (:

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VindiBirch Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! :D
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Chochomaru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you! =]
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh lovely cosplay :wow:
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Chochomaru Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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Alexander-Rowe Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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Juju-gurl Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Very Beautiful! 
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