My ermine sketch got a watercolor makeover~ I drew the sketch, while being inspired by the winter weather. Haha, I much prefer the warm weather and sun, though!Illustration by: Ashley Dessi
Media used: watercolor, white gouache, and digital

My ermine sketch got a watercolor makeover~ I drew the sketch, while being inspired by the winter weather. Haha, I much prefer the warm weather and sun, though!

Illustration by: Ashley Dessi

Media used: watercolor, white gouache, and digital

A fun small sketch I did. I’m going to start some new paintings soon and wanted to draw something lighthearted. I couldn’t think of anything better than my favorite breed of dog!Illustration by: Ashley Dessi

A fun small sketch I did. I’m going to start some new paintings soon and wanted to draw something lighthearted. I couldn’t think of anything better than my favorite breed of dog!

Illustration by: Ashley Dessi

Make it blue! After putting this costume off for several years, I’ve finally decided to start Aurora’s blue dress. Making Elsa was not an easy feat, and I felt opportunity for artistic liberties were greatly diminished with cosplaying a 3-D rendered character, which frequently frustrated me. I think now is an appropriate time to take on this costume and just go crazy with adding a bit of my own flair! I still need to find a fabric I like for the skirt, but I’m well on my way :]

This costume was such a labor of love. I worked with some challenging fabrics and re-creating the design of a 3-dimensional character is no easy feat. I want to revisit several aspects of this costume to see what I can do differently and finish some incomplete portions, but I’m happy I got to be Elsa for Katsucon. Also, I got to collaborate with some talented people, who I had never had the opportunity to work with before. Please, be sure to visit Mindfall and Soulfire’s pages :]Costume made and worn by Dessi-DesuPhotography by Mindfall Media and SoulFire Photography

This costume was such a labor of love. I worked with some challenging fabrics and re-creating the design of a 3-dimensional character is no easy feat. I want to revisit several aspects of this costume to see what I can do differently and finish some incomplete portions, but I’m happy I got to be Elsa for Katsucon. Also, I got to collaborate with some talented people, who I had never had the opportunity to work with before. Please, be sure to visit Mindfall and Soulfire’s pages :]

Costume made and worn by Dessi-Desu
Photography by Mindfall Media and SoulFire Photography

Illustration by: Ashley Dessi

Illustration by: Ashley Dessi

Hello! I was wondering if your Elsa dress is in a complete piece or not? :) Also how the cape/train is kept in place at the corset so you still can close it (I saw the ribbons for the corset on the back) I'm actually planing on sewing a zipper at the back of my dress when it comes to that stage but I'm really confused by how that will be when the cape/train is sewed onto the corset. :)

Hi! The skirt is separate from the bodice portion. I got my Elsa costume wearable for Katsucon, but I would like to re-visit some portions throughout the year. I did not sew my cape to my Elsa corset, instead I sewed snaps inside my corset. If the cape becomes too cumbersome to wear, it can be easily removed. Hope that helps and good luck! 

A new Sakizo costume! This time around I decided to make a Sakizo costume based on an old fashioned rotary telephone. I’m so pleased with how this costume turned out and I have a lot of fun wearing it. I’ll be posting actual photos in the future, but I had to share this gif set from MLZ and OTL’s recent beautifully done video from Katsucon. It’s really awesome to have documentation of how costumes move and you even get glimpses of details that may go unnoticed in photos. Thanks guys, for including me in such a lovely video :] 

Costume made and worn by Dessi-Desu

I love animals, but hardly ever draw any! I might have to switch it up every now and then, when I’m burnt out on pretty ladies in fancy outfits. Here’s a sketch of an ermine, aka a fuzzy noodle with legs :pIllustration by Ashley Dessi

I love animals, but hardly ever draw any! I might have to switch it up every now and then, when I’m burnt out on pretty ladies in fancy outfits. Here’s a sketch of an ermine, aka a fuzzy noodle with legs :p

Illustration by Ashley Dessi

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Shiva artwork, Final Fantasy IX

Decided to try something different with my illustration work. I used to work strictly in watercolors; however, I really enjoy working with ink with varying line weight. I decided to combine the two digitally to create an interesting result. Done using watercolor, acrylic, ink, and digital. I like the end result and want to continue to improve this process.Illustration by Ashley Dessi 

Decided to try something different with my illustration work. I used to work strictly in watercolors; however, I really enjoy working with ink with varying line weight. I decided to combine the two digitally to create an interesting result. Done using watercolor, acrylic, ink, and digital. I like the end result and want to continue to improve this process.

Illustration by Ashley Dessi