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Vayne cosplay I by NastyLady Vayne cosplay I by NastyLady
Photo courtesy of AlterNation magazine (PL) alternation.pl

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My very first cosplay, done entirely by myself from scratch. 1.5 months of work... exhausting but worth it. So far I have worn it to Pyrkon (polsih fantasy convention) and have gotten some really positive feedback there, so I am really happy about it. I also discovered that being a cosplayer is... hard. Your back hurts, everything drowns in sweat, everybody wants to take a photo of you and you are hungry and (in my case) can't see anything because you don't have your beloved glassess. But it's still wonderful.

I'm going to give some details about a few things because I can:
- The crossbow is made of expanding foam, cardboard and lots of paper tape. Fun to make, nightmare to carry. This thing is heavy!
- Gauntlets and the shoulder/back piece are cut from old sleeping foam pad I found in my closet. This stuff works relly well imitating very thick metal. I decorated it with gasket.
- I used my own glasses I used to wear few years ago and just colored them red with sharpies.
- The cape was the hardest part, as it had to be sewn from the very beginning. Oh, and painting this pattern was a nightmare. But it came out really well.
- I have bought some cheap 11 cm (4.3 inch) heels and painted them with acrylics and spary paint. And in retur they made my back hurt as hell. Ingrates.
- The small crossbow you can see on my left arm is made out of chopsticks, bottlecaps, cardboard and small pieces of EVA foam for details. It's probably ma favourite prop here. Recycling for the win!

So... yeah. What do you think?

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Vayne cosplay II: why Vayne and more about the small crossbow - nastylady.deviantart.com/art/V…
Vayne cosplay III: hair and make-up - nastylady.deviantart.com/art/V…
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Eternal-Afterglow Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
This is absolutely incredible :D

Is there any chance you could post a picture of the cape/back armor? It's gorgeous :3
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Staszkens Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
feetback  - sorry, I couldn't resist :D
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NastyLady Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That was a typoooooo! >.<
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Staszkens Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
YEAH, LIKE I WOULD BELIEVE YOU KNOW :D ADMIT YOUR MISTAKE!
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chinodoll Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
cool!! you look awesome!!
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UrDeadlyDesire Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Writer
omgggggggggggggggggggggg
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know what's annoying? I saw you! And I didn't know it was you because makeup and also, I can't recognize faces and I met you once for like 10 minutes and you were being tickled by Lemur at the time <_<

And the cosplay is awesome. 
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NastyLady Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Weeelll, my face wasn't particularly well recognizable under all this stuff, so I don't blame you.
(Although it still is funny)
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not funny, it's tragic :( 
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Mach-Volt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Silly Adal. :v
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