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Character: Sofia Sartor (Assassin's Creed Revelations)
Costume worn and sewn by: y-o-s-s-i (deviantArt)
Picture taken by: patalord

Today, I proudly present you the results of a spontaneous, close-to-zero-effort photoshoot I had with my sister last month for Ubisoft's cosplay contest at Gamescom. It involved my sewing table, some draped fabrics, the ugliest vase available, some artificial tulips (which I had used as a prop for Sofia at cons before), and whatever else we could find in our flat that would remotely pass as renaissance-y looking.

I entered the contest with the left picture and somehow, despite many other, talented contestants, even ended up placing 3rd (YAY!). My motivation to cosplay another lady from the franchise has risen again!

Oh, and by the way: The well-deserved win went to ichi-cosplay and her adorable Aurora (Child of Light) cosplay! Congratulations!

Elphaba (Wicked) cosplay WIP - Part 1 (bodice)

Here I am trying to offer an excuse for my inactivity lately: I’ve been busy working on my newest project: Elphaba from the musical Wicked.

Her “No Good Deed” dress has been on my cosplay wishlist ever since I first saw the musical four or five years ago. I’ve shied away from all the (almost invisible) detail, but this year, my friend Maddi decided to sew Glinda’s Bubble Dress. And when she can face thousands of sequins, I can face a couple hundred metres of ruffles, too.

Still, I wasn’t exactly looking forward to sewing the ruffly skirt, so I started with Elphaba’s bodice first. I started by sewing a mock-up from cotton. (Later, I sewed boning to that mock-up and used it as lining.) Once I was satisfied with the pattern, I sewed an identical bodice out of a wonderful fabric I was very lucky to stumble across on a fabric market. It has a very beautiful lace-over-cotton look, which saved me the pain of sewing yet another layer of lace to the bodice.

Then, I randomly and lazily sewed scraps of differently coloured leftover fabric (mostly taffeta) to it. That’s really the good thing about this costume: For one thing, Elphaba’s dress looks slightly different in each production and for another thing, it’s supposed to look weathered and chaotic - so I don’t need to worry to much about accuracy or neatness. Sewing deliberatly unclean was both relieving and challenging! I covered the “patches” with another layer of lace fabric.

The ruffles on the shoulders are made of tulle, chiffon and organza in various shades of black, blue and purple. On top of everything, I sewed black velvet ribbon roughly along the edges of the coloured patches underneath the lace.

After I added the leg-of-mutton sleeves, the collar and the zipper, I started weathering down the ruffles with a pair of scissors - which was by far my favourite part in the construction process of this costume so far!

I’d say the bodice is about 90% finished now. I still want it to look more ragged and sparkly at the same time, so there’s propably more weathering and some sequins wating for me later.

Currently, I’m working on Elphaba’s skirt, but I don’t have much progress to show yet, so that’ll have to wait for another post. Let’s just hope I won’t regret sewing this dress as two pieces in the end!

(Source: y-o-s-s-i)

cosplaygen:

(via Manakete Princess by y-o-s-s-i on deviantART)

Look who’s there!
I’ll be forever grateful to acorea for taking this picture. Let me tell you: When I was standing there awkwardly grapping that branch and angling my elbow like she told me to all I could think was: “This can’t possibly look good!”. Turns out it does. Trust your photographers, folks.

cosplaygen:

(via Manakete Princess by y-o-s-s-i on deviantART)

Look who’s there!

I’ll be forever grateful to acorea for taking this picture. Let me tell you: When I was standing there awkwardly grapping that branch and angling my elbow like she told me to all I could think was: “This can’t possibly look good!”. Turns out it does. Trust your photographers, folks.

Character: Tiki
Series: Fire Emblem: Awakening
Cosplay made and worn by Y-o-s-s-i (tumblr | deviantArt)

Finally came around to editing some of the Tiki pictures my sister took at Dokomi. I really need to practise posing again… Tiki was particularly difficult, because she has no weapons or any other props.
The “length” of her skirt didn’t exactly help, either.

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Character: Margaret (Persona 4)
Photography & editing: Gina Kühn (tumblr | deviantArt)
Costume worn & made by: y-o-s-s-i (deviantArt)

More Margaret pictures? More Margaret pictures.

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cosplaygen:

(via In the Cherry Blossom’s Shade by y-o-s-s-i on deviantART)

Hello, me!

cosplaygen:

(via In the Cherry Blossom’s Shade by y-o-s-s-i on deviantART)

Hello, me!

Character: Princess Sapphire (Ribon no Kishi / Princess Knight)
Cosplayer: Patalord (tumblr | Animexx)
Costume: Yossi (tumblr | deviantArt)
Photography & editing: evayabai (tumblr | Facebook)

While we’re at it -posting gorgeous pictures by gorgeous evayabai, that is- have some of these, as well. No, that’s obviously not me in these pictures, but my dearest sister. However, I don’t feel particularly bad posting these on my personal cosplay tumblr, because a) she’s so pretty and I love her and b) the costume she’s wearing was sewn by me. Except for the hat. I refused to sew the hat. I hate sewing hats. So she did that herself.

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Character: Kate Kane aka Batwoman
Cosplayer: Y-o-s-s-i (tumblr | deviantArt)
Photography & editing: evayabai (tumblr | Facebook)

Along with the Sofia pictures I shared in my last post, evayabai also uploaded some new pictures of my Batwoman cosplay ♪
How do other people manage not to appear cross-eyed when they wear masks?

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Character: Sofia Sartor (Assassin's Creed: Revelations)
Cosplayer: Y-o-s-s-i (tumblr | deviantArt)
Photography & editing: evayabai (tumblr | Facebook)

In light of recent events - i.e. Ubisoft's lame excuses about the lack of playable female characters in AC Unity - have some more Sofia.

These pictures were taken by the incredibly talented and terribly busy evayabai last October at MMC. I’m so glad she finally found the time to edit and upload them! There’s still a lot of things I need to fix on this costume and I hope to have another photo shoot soon, but in the meantime, I’ll just be content marvelling at the beauty of these shots.

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amazinghetaliacosplay:

twirly by ~y-o-s-s-i

Oh hey, it’s a picture of my Hungary cosplay from like 4 years ago!

amazinghetaliacosplay:

twirly by ~y-o-s-s-i

Oh hey, it’s a picture of my Hungary cosplay from like 4 years ago!

Character: Tiki (Fire Emblem: Awakening)
Photography & editing: Acorea (tumblr | deviantArt)
Costume & model: Yossi (tumblr | deviantArt)

I’m back from Dokomi and I brought you some pictures! acorea is super fast with editing and already uploaded a whole bunch of beautiful pictures. I’m so glad I met her on Saturday, because I was melting in the heat (37° - and we’re talking Celsius here!) and just about to change back into my deliciously airy summer dress, when I spotted her. I only wore Tiki for about 2 hours, so there aren’t many pictures of this costume. Therefore, I’m all the more happy about these - and look how awesome they came out! Thank you very much, aco, for taking the time to take these pictures!

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comics-and-things:

cosplayandgeekstuff:

y-o-s-s-i (Germany) as Batwoman.

Photos by I and III: evaYabai

Photos II and IV: darkagesun

Outstanding. I much prefer the darker red in this cosplay than the fluorescent red found in the comics.

Ah, what a lovely compilation. Thank you very much for the feature!

On a side note: I picked a darker shade of red for the fabrics to match my wig. I was afraid a bright red wig would make the whole cosplay look like a halloween costume, so I toned the colours down a bit.

Here’s my costume line-up for Dokomi this weekend.
As I said in my previous post, Tiki is a new costume and I’ll wear it together with a whole bunch of awesome Fire Emblem cosplayers.
Nuriko is a costume I sewed last year and which was already worn twice. This time, however, my sister will team up with me and no doubt be a dashing Tasuki.

Here’s my costume line-up for Dokomi this weekend.

As I said in my previous post, Tiki is a new costume and I’ll wear it together with a whole bunch of awesome Fire Emblem cosplayers.

Nuriko is a costume I sewed last year and which was already worn twice. This time, however, my sister will team up with me and no doubt be a dashing Tasuki.

WIP : Tiki (Fire Emblem: Awakening)

This is my new cosplay I’ve been working on these past weeks and which I’ll debut at Dokomi next weekend.

As you can see, I failed to take detail and real wip shots, so most of these pictures show pretty much the finished costume. Also: Since I finally got myself a dressform, I hardly put on costumes during the sewing process anymore. It saves me a lot of time and energy but it also results in even less wip pictures of the costume as it looks on me. Sorry.

I’d signed up last September for a Fire Emblem group, even before I played the game, because I liked the designs so much. Of course, I have played the game by now (twice, actually, because I needed Stahl to be mai hasubando) and am even more thrilled about our group. Tiki was more or less thrust upon me and I even though she wasn’t my personal choice, I’m still glad I get to cosplay her out of all the magnificent ladies from FE:A. For one thing, we have a similar build, and for another thing, it looks like it’s going to be very hot next weekend and now guess who’ll be one of the few people in our group who won’t be sweating under pieces of armour or multiple layers of tunics. Awwwyiiisss.

Back to the costume: Tiki’s design is very plain and simple compared to the other characters, so I decided to put in some further detail wherever I thought I could get away with it. I chose heavy satin and leftover flock printed taffeta instead of cotton for the dress and bootcovers and put sequins on the bracers.

My biggest worry was the collar, but putting a sheet of craft foam in it did the trick and now it stands up perfectly. Another problem I faced were the eyelets. Naturally, the eyelets I bought didn’t quite fit into my setting tool, so I had to use my good ol’ reliable hammer to punch them into the fabric. If my neighbours didn’t hate me before, I’m sure they do now.

The bootcovers were a first. I’d done shoecovers before, but only out of stretch fabric, whithout a zipper or whatsoever. Tiki’s boots look far to sturdy for anything you could make out of jersey, so I sewed my very first pait of proper bootcovers. And I like them! They have yet to pass the final test of comfort and durability at the con, but I’m optimistic.

As I tried to stay true to the propoptions of the dress, I kind of forgot that female anime/game characters tend to have very short pelvises (or torsos in general), so my dress came out very short. As in short short. As in I-am-so-glad-that-there-is-still-a-cape-to-cover-my-butt-short. Oh well…

(Source: y-o-s-s-i)

Character: Margaret (Persona 4)
Photography & editing: Gina Kühn (tumblr | deviantArt)
Costume worn & made by: y-o-s-s-i (deviantArt)

Oh, never mind me, I’m just sitting here crying over these beautiful pictures from my latest photo shoot with dear amapolchen.

(Source: animexx.onlinewelten.com)