Concepting: Greek Goddess Nyx

I have always had a love for mythology. I am especially fond of Nyx, the Goddess of the Night or Nox as she is also known. I have had this idea for years to create a cosplay for her. But I just haven’t had the drive or energy. However, now with the new house almost squared away and my very own craft room, I have no more excuses and I have been itching to get creating and sewing again!

So facts about Nyx are pretty few and far between. I found a lot of sites somewhat depicting her, but this Wikia has probably all of that information rolled into one paragraph.

Nyx was described as a churning figure of ash and smoke, as big as the Athena Parthenos statue (which was 40 feet tall), but very much alive. Her dress was void black, mixed with the colors of a space nebula, as if galaxies were being born in her bodice. Her face was hard to see except for the pinpoints of her eyes, which shone like quasars. When her wings beat, waves of darkness rolled over the cliffs. She rode in on a chariot that was made out of Stygian Iron pulled by two massive horses that were black except for their silver fangs. Their legs floated in the abyss turning from solid to smoke as they moved. –Riordan Percy Jackson and the Olympians

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So here are some of my concepts for creating her outfit.

Since the ability to draw was gifted to my baby sister, when I concept, I use scrap fabric on my mannequin so I can visualize my idea 😀

This is the first idea that came to mind, but I am trying out different tops with a flowy chiffon skirt.

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Do you have any ideas on how I should approach this goddess’ cosplay?

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Concepting: Winnie The Pooh Classic Lolita

Uh, the last two months have been super crazy busy. Not just at work, but during the weekends as well. I haven’t had any time to work on my Morgana Cosplay. It’s been a year since I started that project. Since I couldn’t make it to Otakon this year and I was so busy at work, I have it hanging out on the back burner. But I think since things are calming down, I might get back to finishing it up 😀 But anyway, while I haven’t had anytime to physically work on my cosplay, I have had time to concept a couple of ideas for my newest undertaking or undertakings 😀

My top concept is a character twist on my favorite classic lolita fashion 😀 I love classic lolita! About two years ago, I saw a couple character lolita outfits at Otakon, and thought some were gorgeous, while some kinda got lost, and weren’t very “lolita” anymore. I think this is one reason I have always been leery to do a character twist. Lolita is a fashion not a cosplay.

But, one of my sister’s best friends said she always wanted to do an Eeyore Classic Lolita dress.  I was very intrigued and had always wanted to create a Pooh Bear Lolita Dress. He is after all my favorite of all time ( I have a quite a bit of Pooh bear items :D).

Anyway, I am currently concepting ideas to create a pooh classic lolita, while staying within the fashion and not going crazy with making it to “charactery” I want it to be subtle, but still understood.
I have some ideas so far. The following silhouettes are my top inspirations:D

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Photo: Indulgy

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Photo: Herajika

Photo: Katzixx

Photo: Katzixx


Which Style do you think would work for this character lolita?
What character would consider to concept into a lolita dress?

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