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Angelus Cosplay by bandeau Angelus Cosplay by bandeau
Edit - Guys, It's 5am and I literally have tears in my eyes right now! A DD?? O.O I'm just...SAJhjkad! I have the best husband ever for suggesting this :iconlawdeau:, and if I knew how to insert emoticons I'd have a big teary-eyed one right here! And thank you so much :iconmaytel: for featuring it! Just...wow!

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I also need to say a big thank you to my friends Dave, Arthur and :iconzorgia:! This was made with 5,000 mirrored aluminium scales and I didn't want them to get scratched on my way to SDCC so I left the protective plastic coating on them. They sat with me all morning tearing off each individual piece (claiming it was therapeutic!) until we had heaps and piles of blue plastic coating stickers everywhere XD

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This costume was supposed to be my "Goodbye" to cosplay. I wanted to make something that, when I started out, I never thought I'd have the talent to do. It was meant to be my holy grail :)

Sadly, there are maybe three photos of this and they were taken while I was tired and sore. The airline destroyed just about all of it and I don't think I can bring myself to ever try to put the scalemail dress back on. The total cost was between $1,100 - $1,300 and it's pretty much all scrap now. along with the 5,000 scales in the dress! My photographer never showed up so the photos all blow :( It's heartbreaking when I think about the 6months it took to make this and it's just a pile of mess now so I don't know if I can find it in me to rebuild it.

If you do make it, PLEASE let me know and note me the links to photos :) I want to see someone succeed where I failed! :D

And yes, that is an awful photoshop job of trying to cut out my badge! Haha XD

(Shameless plug for my book trilogy in 3..2... [link] Whoops! There it is XD)
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Given 2013-06-28
Angelus Cosplay by ~bandeau ( Suggested by Lawdeau and Featured by maytel )
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Awesome :D
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Your welcome
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:iconchaosfay:
ChaosFay Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry to hear about it getting trashed by the airlines, and then the photographer failing to show.  May I recommend you recycle the parts?  I've done that with my jewelry work when it's damaged beyond repair.  I just cannibalize the parts for new pieces.  When you're ready I think you'll find it in yourself to make something good out of this.
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bobraw Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
hey you didn't try, you succeeded. sometimes great work take a long time. what is evident is the thought and planing that went into your costume. be proud you did it. got proof. a few photos
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thanks so much for the kind words ^^ and yes, a few photos are better than none at all
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:iconhalf-dragon:
half-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Wow such a gorgeous dress!
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
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:iconhalf-dragon:
half-dragon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
You are most welcome
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:iconrobogirls:
robogirls Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
fantastic if you want to cheap out on the scalemail you can spray paint bubblewrap silver and it looks pretty good
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm afraid after getting shoved into luggage the paint might rub off, and I wanted to get as accurate as I could so that's why I went with the scales. I think this is just a costume of the pastn ow.
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I must say you did a very excellent job, though I very sorry for you having it destroyed by the airline and your photographer not showing up. :hug:

Congrats on the DD by the way. :tighthug:
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much ^^
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:iconshockwavex2:
ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
You're very welcome! :bow: :)
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Excellent job. I love the costume handiwork!
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I tried my best ^^
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome - and it turned out very well!
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!! :D :D
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
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:iconblubbery-donut:
blubbery-donut Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing, congrats!!
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much :D
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:iconnicolasjolly:
nicolasjolly Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconballoonprincess:
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
:heart::heart::heart:Congratulations for getting a Daily Deviation!:heart::heart::heart:
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D :D Thanks so much!! :D :D
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:iconballoonprincess:
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
:heart::heart::heart:My pleasure!:heart::heart::heart:
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:iconschneefuechsin:
Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :hug:
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconchaosfay:
ChaosFay Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved cosplay DD!!!
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :D :D
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very interesting concept and style! Really great work! Congratulations!
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconjennaleeauclair:
JennaleeAuclair Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Bandeau you rock socks. Your cosplays are just as beautiful as you and your art! Congrats on the DD <3
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thanks so much girly :D:D
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:iconcarringd:
Carringd Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Magnificent!!!
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconnssanchez:
NSSanchez Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
that is a bad ass costume...AWESOME WORK.
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much :D
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:iconnssanchez:
NSSanchez Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
anytime love your work. :headbang:
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:iconrayckro:
Rayckro Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Congratulation on the Daily Deviation! :D
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
^^ Thank you :D
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:iconstarwarsmaniac:
StarWarsmaniac Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Coooooooool.....
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconstarwarsmaniac:
StarWarsmaniac Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:)
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:icondamanyel:
Damanyel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
this is wonderful!! remember you have the memories and you know you can make something like this. i am sorry about the bad luck.. but you did it!!! grats on the DD as well!
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:iconbandeau:
bandeau Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha most of the memories involve swearing and winding up with bruises on my shoulders XD But yah, the few mouth-droppers I got at the con made me smile from ear to ear :D
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annoyinglizardvoice Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Seriously impressive work. Sorry to hear you'd had so many problems with the event.
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