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Hello everyone :)

There have been some big changes in my life recently.  Mostly, my dad passing last month.  It's been weird, sad, strange... but there have been the sweet and comforting moments as well.  This has effected my art a bit.  For the longest time, I had trouble working my my current cosplay project.  It was hard to focus and commit to something that was still so long-term. 

Instead, I poured my extra energy into a fantastic Halloween party.  It was planned for Halloween night, the week after my dad's funeral.  So, we went all out. We had a blast!  Though worth it, it was exhausting. The week after, I hosted a tea party to kinda come down from the high.  The tea party was also a success, and super fun.  After all the excitment, I kinda crashed.  Mourned.  Cried.  ...and in a way, started to return to baseline. 

I am happy to say that I am back on track with my cosplay!  Which is..... HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE.  

No, not Howl...not Sohie.... THE CASTLE

(Pics to follow!)



Love and peace to you :)

-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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Hello everyone :)

There have been some big changes in my life recently.  Mostly, my dad passing last month.  It's been weird, sad, strange... but there have been the sweet and comforting moments as well.  This has effected my art a bit.  For the longest time, I had trouble working my my current cosplay project.  It was hard to focus and commit to something that was still so long-term. 

Instead, I poured my extra energy into a fantastic Halloween party.  It was planned for Halloween night, the week after my dad's funeral.  So, we went all out. We had a blast!  Though worth it, it was exhausting. The week after, I hosted a tea party to kinda come down from the high.  The tea party was also a success, and super fun.  After all the excitment, I kinda crashed.  Mourned.  Cried.  ...and in a way, started to return to baseline. 

I am happy to say that I am back on track with my cosplay!  Which is..... HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE.  

No, not Howl...not Sohie.... THE CASTLE

(Pics to follow!)



Love and peace to you :)

-Elentari
I loooove fall!!!  Especially Halloween!  I feel its a time when you have full licence to be dramatic and theatrical.  I love how it brings out creativity in people.  Everyone can feel ok putting together some fun costume just because it's Halloween.  Plus candy..... always candy X)

This year we are putting on another Halloween party, but out whole basement will be blacklight!  I'm sooo freaking excited.... I'm already knee-deep in the decorating process.  Last year, things got a little last minute.  So, this year, I'm taking over the basement for the whole month of October. 

We had to rip our basement carpet out in June due to flooding, so I get to have some fun with our cement floors.  Eventually we will tile done there, but it's not in our budget till Spring.  That means that I have all this free un-used space for the party!  Will post pics as things come together. 

<3
Elentari
  • Mood: Joy
Hey, late update!  Con was awesome.  Sooo much fun despite not competing in Masquerade this year.  The Steampunk Elsa was a hit!  Too bad I didn't have more time to work on the cosplay, but it came together really well for being a last minute change.  I learned a ton of cool costuming techniques at this panel we went to, and I'm so excited for this years projects.  Will post pics soon!  

Love, 

Elentari
Elsa Steampunk 2 by Elentari-Liv
Elsa Steampunk 2
I really liked this pose.  Please excuse my poor editing skills.  The grass was so green, I wanted to dim it down. 
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WIP pics for Steampunk Elsa by Elentari-Liv
WIP pics for Steampunk Elsa
Some detail WIP pics for my casual steampunk Elsa cosplay 
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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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