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Squid and Nautilus 2 by Elentari-Liv Squid and Nautilus 2 :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 0 0 Squid and Nautilus Cosplay by Elentari-Liv Squid and Nautilus Cosplay :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 1 0 Steampunk Corpse Bride 3 by Elentari-Liv Steampunk Corpse Bride 3 :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 1 0 Steampunk Corpse Bride 2 by Elentari-Liv Steampunk Corpse Bride 2 :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 1 0 Steampunk Corpse Bride flowers by Elentari-Liv Steampunk Corpse Bride flowers :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 0 0 Steampunk Emily by Elentari-Liv Steampunk Emily :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 1 0 Steampunk Emily Corpse Bride by Elentari-Liv Steampunk Emily Corpse Bride :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 1 0 Steampunk Corpse Bride  by Elentari-Liv Steampunk Corpse Bride :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 0 0 Let it Snow... by Elentari-Liv Let it Snow... :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 1 0 Snow Magic by Elentari-Liv Snow Magic :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 0 0 Steampunk Elsa Portrait by Elentari-Liv Steampunk Elsa Portrait :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 0 0 Snow Twirl by Elentari-Liv Snow Twirl :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 0 0 Steampunk inspired Elsa by Elentari-Liv Steampunk inspired Elsa :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 1 0 Snow Dance by Elentari-Liv Snow Dance :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 0 0 Let it Snow by Elentari-Liv Let it Snow :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 0 0 Squid dress cosplay by Elentari-Liv Squid dress cosplay :iconelentari-liv:Elentari-Liv 1 2

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My friend Lynette has commissioned me to make her the gown from the live action Beauty and the Beast!  I loved the interpretation of Belle's gown.  The more I study it, the more details I find.  The gown must have been handled with so much care to achieve this look.  For example, the finished scalloped edges of the silk organza, the carefully applied crystals covering the layers, the scalloped feathering of the bodice...  and on top of everything, the skirt is so round and full that it looks even more beautiful while moving!  I can honestly say I am in love with this gown :) 

Making it for my friend has been amazing so far.  I've found some great chiffon and dupione to work with, and with barely two weeks to go, I have remained on schedule.  Right now I am starting the fabric paint sealed scalloped edges and the gold scroll work.  Fabric paint tends to make me nervous, but it seems like the right tool for the job for this costume.  It'll give a bold look and will hold up to wear and tear. 

I've been posting progress pics on my facebook page: Elentari cosplay
Will post pics when it's finished!!

<3 Elentari

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Elentari-Liv
Sonja Cool
United States
I am a nurse and artist on the side. My loves are theater, movies, photography, painting, and cosplay. I'm 29, married, and live in Minnesota.

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

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Squid and Nautilus 2
Picture by Enthusiasm Shared Photography
Taken at Demicon Maquerade 2017

Squid dress by me, Nautilus dress and jacket by my friend Anna

Backstory:  I've been working on a 20,000 Leagues under the Sea inspired cosplay for the last six months for my husband and I, and my friend Anna asked if I'd like to go to this con in Iowa with her.  We were talking costumes, and Anna offered to make a Nautilus cosplay and do the Masquerade with me!  She pulled it together in just a few weeks!! We got "Best in Show" and had a BLAST.   
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Squid and Nautilus Cosplay
Picture by Enthusiasm Shared Photography
Taken at Demicon Maquerade 2017

Squid dress by me, Nautilus dress and jacket by my friend Anna

Backstory:  I've been working on a 20,000 Leagues under the Sea inspired cosplay for the last six months for my husband and I, and my friend Anna asked if I'd like to go to this con in Iowa with her.  We were talking costumes, and Anna offered to make a Nautilus cosplay and do the Masquerade with me!  She pulled it together in just a few weeks!! We got "Best in Show" and had a BLAST.   
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My friend Lynette has commissioned me to make her the gown from the live action Beauty and the Beast!  I loved the interpretation of Belle's gown.  The more I study it, the more details I find.  The gown must have been handled with so much care to achieve this look.  For example, the finished scalloped edges of the silk organza, the carefully applied crystals covering the layers, the scalloped feathering of the bodice...  and on top of everything, the skirt is so round and full that it looks even more beautiful while moving!  I can honestly say I am in love with this gown :) 

Making it for my friend has been amazing so far.  I've found some great chiffon and dupione to work with, and with barely two weeks to go, I have remained on schedule.  Right now I am starting the fabric paint sealed scalloped edges and the gold scroll work.  Fabric paint tends to make me nervous, but it seems like the right tool for the job for this costume.  It'll give a bold look and will hold up to wear and tear. 

I've been posting progress pics on my facebook page: Elentari cosplay
Will post pics when it's finished!!

<3 Elentari
Steampunk Corpse Bride 3
My 2011 corpse bride cosplay got some upgrades :) I decided to do this character in a Steampunk style!

Self portrait in my make shift craft room studio
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Steampunk Corpse Bride 2
My 2011 corpse bride cosplay got some upgrades :) I decided to do this character in a Steampunk style!

Self portrait in my make shift craft room studio
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:iconlandobaldur:
landobaldur Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
greetings from one creative mind to another
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:iconrandyrawgust:
RandyRawgust Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Yeah, we really need a YouTube video of it in action though. Awesome job is an insult, this is like instant cosplay classic. Legendary indeed. 
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:iconelentari-liv:
Elentari-Liv Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Thankyou!!  I posted a youtube vid today, but my audio was muted :(  www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNfxHH…
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Ellofayne Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GIRLFRIEND YOUR COSTUME IS BEING FEATURED ON BUZZFEED!!!!!!!!! =O
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Elentari-Liv Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
LOOOVE the Buzzfeed article.  They put that together soo fast!  The interviewer was really nice too.
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AdornCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the watch! XD It was great meeting you, I recognize a whole bunch of your stuff here from past cons! 
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Elentari-Liv Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Thanks!  Your disney dresses are CRAZY AMAZING!  I think my fav is your Belle.... that gold is just perfect!!
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AdornCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Aww thanks so much! :hug: Looking forward to watching your work on here and Facebook!!!
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XxEmeraldMayxX Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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trust me this will put a smile on your face, make your day, or help you <3
Every night , someone thinks about you before
they go to sleep,
At least fifteen people in this
world love you.
The only reason someone would ever hate you is
because they want to be
just like you
There are at least two people in this world that
would die
for
you
You mean the world to someone.
Someone that you don't even know
exists
loves
you.
When you make the biggest mistake ever,
something good comes from it.
When you think the world has turned its back on
you, take a
look.
Always remember the compliments you've received.
Forget the rude remarks.
So if you are a loving friend, send this
to
everyone on your list
including
the person that sent it to you.
Tonight
at
midnight your true love will
realize
they like
you.
Something good will happen to you between 12 in the morning
and
four o'clock pm
tomorrow,
it could be anywere . Get ready for the biggest
shock in your
life
If you break this chain YOU will be cursed with
relationship problems
for
the next ten years . Send this to fifteen people
in fifteen minutes !!
Make Someone else's day! Help get a smile on someone's face! Help someone out! <3 remember that your loved
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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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