This is the most literal interpretation of Rydia from Amano's art that I have ever seen. Very lovely, and all the hard work really shows through. Keep up the good work.
I saw you at ACen and was amazed. I still am. I'll be showing pictures of you in this costume to many, many people. I'm so thankful there are cosplayers as intense as you out there. =)
Amazing. *___* Your wig is so beautiful and perfect and all the costume too.
wel, that is the best rydia I ever saw. I guess Amano-sensei would be more than happy to see one of his characters alive
claudia: I'm starting a folder just for detail/progress shots of this costume, because there's just so much!
ms. naru: No one's stepped on them except myself. ;_; I'm actually amazed at that statistic, though I think I just jinxed it.
yui: Shut the hell up and work on a costume already!!!! You rawk. But in all seriousness - thank you. Let's continue to inspire eachother in our shininess. ^o^
Aimee: That's a really good idea! Holy crap! *_* I think I'll adapt that in some way.
Jaina Solo: Thank you. ^_^
Sterling: I haven't seen Alegria, but I've owned the soundtrack for about 8 years~~ I've only seen Dralion, but it was absolutely stunning. Cirque de Soliel makes me cry, it's so beautiful. Thank you for you lovely words.
Have you seen ALEGRIA (Cirque du Soleil) ? Your costume has that same insane but very functional and beautiful base.
I love the Dream like feeling Alegria imparts. You really have this quality. The look of you in that costume is so nice you transcend above the Cirque style.
I wish there was something that I could say that wasn't already said 29348192348 times before, but this is just totally incredible. It really epitomizes what I believe is "Amano"; in a year that has been one Amano costume after another, you've really pulled away from the crowd and reinvented what an Amano costume is. Just FABULOUS.
And that wig!!! :O I love it.
That is simply AMAZING. Words can't say how much I love this costume!
I don't suppose you could roll the tails around a soft roll (like a rolled up tshirt?) that might keep at least some of the wrinkles out.
wow... you, your costume, your wig, your makeup, your props... everything in this picture is just amazing and beautiful!!