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Hi! 

Howl is progessing faily well.  I think I'm a little behind schedule, but not too concerned.  This project is so labor intensive, I have to be in the right mood or it isn't as fun.  A challenge right now is making sure it doesn't get too heavy and start to cave in on itself.  I'm thinking of buidling Pex tubing structure that will fit inside.  That way, all the pieces can attach to it, and hold their form.  I may not need this step, but seems like a good idea just in case.  Another issue I run into is that I'm still having trouble decideding what version of the castle to make.  In particular, the side with the church.  Usually, the more fancy one is better...but the simple version is rather iconic...  Anyways, I'll figure it out soon enough. 

Things I'm looking forward to making:
-Clawed feet and scaled leggings
-the giant tongue that hangs out of the mouth
-the straps to anchor it to me while moving around (some kind of harness...)

<3 Elentari

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Sonja Cool
United States
I am a nurse and artist on the side. My loves are theater, movies, photography, painting, and cosplay. I'm 27, married, and live in Minnesota.

I love deviant art. There's sooo many talented artists here =)

Current Residence: Minnesota

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Frozen Elsa Steampunk 2 by Elentari-Liv
Frozen Elsa Steampunk 2


Boots and goggles, and wig are store bought. The belt was bought from our MN Ren fest. The rest of the cosplay is handmade. The skirt is metallic dance fabric from Joann. The corset cover was made by hot gluing small pieces of metallic ribbon onto fabric. The bandoleer is pleater, with battery powered LED lights. The icicles are made with model magic and glitter tubes. The cape fabric was found at SR Harris fabrics.
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Howl's Moving Castle progress 2 by Elentari-Liv
Howl's Moving Castle progress 2
Its coming along!  Sooo much gray paint...

This is my current cosplay project.  I just looove the thought of this walking around a convention.  Soooo excited!  

The castle is made of primarily chicken wire and craft foam sheets.  

From Miyazaki's movie Howl's Moving Castle
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Hi! 

Howl is progessing faily well.  I think I'm a little behind schedule, but not too concerned.  This project is so labor intensive, I have to be in the right mood or it isn't as fun.  A challenge right now is making sure it doesn't get too heavy and start to cave in on itself.  I'm thinking of buidling Pex tubing structure that will fit inside.  That way, all the pieces can attach to it, and hold their form.  I may not need this step, but seems like a good idea just in case.  Another issue I run into is that I'm still having trouble decideding what version of the castle to make.  In particular, the side with the church.  Usually, the more fancy one is better...but the simple version is rather iconic...  Anyways, I'll figure it out soon enough. 

Things I'm looking forward to making:
-Clawed feet and scaled leggings
-the giant tongue that hangs out of the mouth
-the straps to anchor it to me while moving around (some kind of harness...)

<3 Elentari

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MirroredSilhouettes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was re-reading Sabriel for the first time the other day, and I had a sudden inspiration to do a Sabriel cosplay. Naturally I decided to see what others had done with the same idea. I stumbled across your own cosplay, and WOW - mind blown. It's superb, you included every detail and put so much effort into it, from your heart as well as from your fingers. It shows, really, and I'm in awe. You've given me so much inspiration to actually go ahead with my own cosplay now. Thank you.  - Senny
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Elentari-Liv Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Yay!!  I'm soo glad!!  Thankyou soo much.... X)  Just as a fun tip, when you're working on your cosplay, listen to Sabriel on audiobook.  Tim Curry preforms it, and it's superb.  It really helps the time pass and sets the mood.  I had a really good time listening to it while I sewed the keys.  Hope this helps!
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MirroredSilhouettes Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, cool, that's sounds awesome! Tip much appreciated. :D
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PRANKED1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
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mspowell Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist
You have the best Sabriel cosplay I've ever seen or could possibly imagine. You put so much work into it! Incredible detail. I'm inspired to try to something on my own now... Thanks so much for sharing the pictures!
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Elentari-Liv Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thankyou!!  X)
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Nanatanebramorte Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I submited two photos of my corpse bride cosplay. Thanks for answer aaal my questions abut make up :))
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klaasyk Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for your fave :D
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Seikara Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Sabriel costume is awesome! Oh how I would have loved that back in high school. Heck, I'd love it even now. The way you did the scale mail is genius. Shame I decided to learn crochet instead of knitting. Maybe it won't be too hard to learn... In any case, your version of the costume definitely seems to be the what to aim for should I ever try to make one of my own.
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Elentari-Liv Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Thankyou soo much!! Knitting is easy to learn if you have someone to show you. I use Youtube alot to learn new stiches. I love this costume soo much. I'm glad I was able to put the time into it. I felt like if I was going to do this character, I'd really have to do everything I could to do it right. I'm glad you like it!
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