~The feathers. I love those damn feathers. I almost didn't find them, and I was going to use one of those cheap (and rather inaccurate, in my opinion) chandelle boas as a last resort. Lo and behold, 2 days before the con, I found the perfect feather trim!
~Headdress. I'm very proud of this, it's my baby. It took me 8 months of on and off work to complete.
~Gradient on the dress. The only other Edea cosplayer I have seen with a gradient is PixieKitty. Most people just don't do it, which is a big bother to me. It makes the dress interesting and ties in the bright colors of the headress with the rest of the outfit.
~Claws. I actually had them! I haven't seen another Edea cosplayer with the really long, sharp fingers. It was hard to function with them, though - I had to take off my gloves to pick things up, eat, etc.
~In most of the pictures my fan is missing it's outer rim of spikes... a few broke off in transit to the con, so I snapped the rest off before I put the fan on.
~Neck isn't cut as low down as I would have liked, but I had to keep it up a little higher because MOM wouldn't let me out of the house otherwise.
~You can't see the gradient I airbrushed on the tips of my claws, but it's there. Trust me.
Reference pictures are here.
Photos of the finished costume are here
, and here
. There are also some in my gallery... all are on the first page.
Before I wear this again I will have a better (a.k.a. REPAIRED) fan, latex veins for my face, and her ice spear (it's gonna glow, too).
Ideas for improvement, anyone? I need some other eyes besides my own to look it over ^_^.