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Succession of witches: Edea by Laurentea Succession of witches: Edea by Laurentea
Character: Edea
Source: Final fantasy VIII
Photographer: Jack Liu LINK
Made/Modeled by: myself

The first of many shots so I imagine I'll be doing a photodump soon :D. Jack too so many gorgeous photos of this costume!! Final fantasy 8 is one of my all time favourites and Edea always stuck out to me. A few things I want to fix up before wearing it again but very happy with it all.

Back piece was made by carving it out of foamcore. Then added wooden dowels and model magic for the fancy designs.

Also was lucky enough to win in the artisan workmanship: Best airbrushing technique at Otakuthon 2011! I was so surprised

All other information on the costume can be found here!
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:iconcalleymacleod:
calleymacleod Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
stunning photo!!
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:iconpalmacosplay:
palmacosplay Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Best! <3
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:iconpelukitty:
Pelukitty Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SPEECHLESS
it's wonderful!
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videogames have finally come to life!! :love:
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:iconsweet-illuzions:
sweet-illuzions Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
what did you do to get the beautiful gradient on the bottom of the dress?
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist
I airbrushed the bottom using a pearlescent purple with a mixture of white to make it pop.
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:iconletmelive59:
LetMeLive59 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
your really amazing cosplay *_*
goog job !!! :3
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DREADFATHER01 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
your cosplay is FUCKING AMAZING!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
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:iconmidnight-dance-angel:
Midnight-Dance-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad that I got to see this in person :)
Your Edea was fantastic x3
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:iconladywitchblade:
LADYWITCHBLADE Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
OUTSTANDING!!!
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:iconbellallunna:
Bellallunna Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FFVIII *-* UAU
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:iconvsock:
vSock Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
holy shit
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:icon8bite-me3:
8bite-me3 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
lovely. very convincing cosplay.
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks so much!
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:iconpoe-raven:
Poe-Raven Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I plan on wearing this costume to a con soon.
I was hoping, with yours being one of the best Edea cosplays I've seen, if you would mind answering a few questions for me?

I'm having some trouble with the back piece.
My main concerns being:
:bulletblack: Is foamboard durable enough for a crowded convention?
:bulletblack: Was yours all one piece and did that present portability problems?
:bulletblack: How did you wear it without any harnessing showing?

If you could help me I would really appreciate it.
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist
It needs to be coated with something to make it stronger because no matter what pieces break, and if you can, avoid crowds. No matter what I did people would bump me and give me weird looks for poking them with pointy things and its generally really hard to move around with it unless you have a friend to get people out of the way. The only thing that broke were the tips of the points, everything else held up fine so just the points need extra attention.

It was all one piece in the sense it did not come apart. It did become a pit tricky when packing it but for the most part I was alright since the trunk of my friends car fit everything, but be conscience of how you will be traveling and make it accordingly.

My harness was made of the same fabric of the dress. I cut two holes in the back [of the dress] and had four straps. Two that went over my shoulders and I safety pinned to the cups of my bra and two that wrapped around my back that I tied just under my breasts. It held incredibly well I preformed a wiggle and dance test and it went no where.
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:iconpoe-raven:
Poe-Raven Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for replying.
if my costume turns out half as nice as yours did I will be very pleased
:dance:
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Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm surely not the first one to say this, nor I will be the last, but I wanted to tell you that I think you've made the best Edea cosplay seen so far. And I've seen many :giggle: I've always loved her whole design. Everything is nailed down to the smallest detail, but with a rare elegance and taste. The headpiece is very well done, but what really does the trick is makeup. Your makeup is totally perfect. I hope to see super close-up on that! :giggle:
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Like I said before you are far to kind and I'm so incredibly flattered!! =]<3
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:iconshu-maat:
Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad it meant something for you! My best compliments again! :hug:
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:iconleonharts-family:
Leonharts-family Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
You are so great Edea! Amazing shoot! ♥
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist
thanks so much!!
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:iconozzy1907:
Ozzy1907 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Wow, just wow!
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:iconlindiu:
lindiu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Beautiful. Wished I could have done some pictures with you, as I was cosplaying for Major Biggs of FFVIII.
Planning on a Sorceress Adel for next year's Otakuthon. What you up to for this next event? ^_^
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist
aww man I'm sad I missed that. I feel like I may have seen you in passing but not when I was Edea. Adel will be pretty badass as for upcoming stuff I'm not quite sure one or two planned secret costumes but aside from that nothing haha.
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:iconlindiu:
lindiu Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Yup, Adel is pretty badass for sure! I plan on building
1-ft-tall platform boots, giving me a straight 7-ft height.
Being a man helps a bit too, with the muscular body xD.
Hope to see you at next Otakuthon. Surprise us once again! ^_^
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:iconundicismaug:
UndiciSmaug Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011   Artist
beautiful
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:iconlizgrebel:
Lizgrebel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Flawless ! \**/
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist
=]!
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:iconmusablecosplay:
musableCOSPLAY Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is almost a perfect shot!
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist
thanks!
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:iconaedjy:
Aedjy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best Edea cosplay I've seen! O_O
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist
=]thankyou
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:iconkikikannon:
KikiKannon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful!
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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:iconbreakthecircle:
BreakTheCircle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist
thanks!
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:iconyuuri-c:
Yuuri-C Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Wow this is beautiful*.* Amazingly done girl!:clap:
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist
oh thank you so much!
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:iconyuuri-c:
Yuuri-C Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
You're welcome!~:hug:
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:iconlizolb:
LizoLB Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beaturiful cosplay :heart:
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist
thanks =]
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:iconmerokei:
merokei Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
so fracking perfectttttt
when are you doing ultimecia? LUL
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist
<3
Not sure if it'll ever happen :(
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:iconnightingale20:
Nightingale20 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
simply gorgeous!
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist
thankyou!!
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:iconzpartuss:
Zpartuss Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
OMG!..this is incedible....looking GORGEOUS as well....kupo.... :)
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist
awh thanks
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:icontwisttieklepto:
TwistTieKlepto Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011   General Artist
Absolutely prefect Edea! You did an awesome job with all of the details O_O WOW!
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:iconlaurentea:
Laurentea Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist
thank you so much!
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:icontwisttieklepto:
TwistTieKlepto Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011   General Artist
You are very welcome! ^_^
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