My Cosplays from Otakon :D

Whelp, Otakon 2016 is now officially over! But here are some pictures of my cosplays from the weekend. Unfortunately, it was so hot we didn’t stay in costume very long and with the construction in Inner Harbor we didn’t get great pics 😦 But hopefully when it cools down maybe we can go off for a photo shoot πŸ˜€

My Greek goddess Nyx Outfit and my sister and I did humanoid vintage Hamtaro and Bijou πŸ˜€

Let me know what you think πŸ˜€

What has been your most recent cosplays?

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Cosplay Nyx: Another Update

So over the weekend, I wasn’t feeling very good, and when that happens working on a project usually helps take my mind off of feeling like crap. I love craft therapy!

So I decided to bite the bullet and finally figure out Nyx’s Accessories. I had this jewelry set for years and I thought it would be awesome. But I wasn’t impressed with the look of the stones, so I swapped them out and now I am so happy! Can you tell the difference?

Let me know what you think?

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NYX Cosplay Update :D

So finally, after countless searching, I found the perfect fabric for my NYX cosplay πŸ˜€
It is from Joann’s Spirit Halloween Collection! I stumbled upon the last bit of it at one Jonann’s and then found another 5 yds at another πŸ˜€
So excited when that happens!

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Here is the semi-finished skirt with a blue chiffon under layer.

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Β I have been having some difficulty creating the top but of course I recieved some inspiration at midnight last night. Because of that, I was able to drape the fabric the exact way I would like it and I am hopefully going to work on the pattern for it tonight πŸ˜€

Here is the draped version!

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The Left Side has the perfect shape and and the lines I was going for with this top. The straps are just an idea of where they would need to go πŸ˜€

Let me know what you think πŸ˜€

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Concepting: Greek Goddess Nyx

I have always had a love for mythology. I am especially fond of Nyx,Β 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. –RiordanΒ 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 giftedΒ to my baby sister, when I concept, I use scrap fabric on my mannequin so I can visualize my idea πŸ˜€

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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