It’s already been several days, since Katsucon, which I miss so much! I re-wore Umi and finally had a proper shoot of this costume next to a body of water. Sweet Sensation Photography and I decided to take this costume down to the pool, during Katsucon. One of my dream shoots with this costume is to photograph it Ophelia style. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to have me in the water, but the lifeguards were still nice enough to let us shoot by the pool. I love this photo to bits and pieces, and it’s one of my favorites captured of me in this costume.Costume made and worn by Dessi-Desu Photo taken by Sweet Sensation Photography

It’s already been several days, since Katsucon, which I miss so much! I re-wore Umi and finally had a proper shoot of this costume next to a body of water. Sweet Sensation Photography and I decided to take this costume down to the pool, during Katsucon. One of my dream shoots with this costume is to photograph it Ophelia style. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to have me in the water, but the lifeguards were still nice enough to let us shoot by the pool. I love this photo to bits and pieces, and it’s one of my favorites captured of me in this costume.

Costume made and worn by Dessi-Desu 
Photo taken by Sweet Sensation Photography

I don’t think I’ll ever tire of making Sailor Moon costumes. 

Sailor Cosmos made and worn by: Dessi-Desu Cosplay

Photos taken by: FotoFong and SweetSensation Photography

This year I decided to completely re-do one of my old costumes. I picked Yui because it’s comfortable for the summer and simple, while still being fairly whimsical. Re-doing one of my old costumes has made me aware of how much I have learned :]
Costume made and worn by: Dessi-Desu
Photo taken by: Anna Fischer

This year I decided to completely re-do one of my old costumes. I picked Yui because it’s comfortable for the summer and simple, while still being fairly whimsical. Re-doing one of my old costumes has made me aware of how much I have learned :]

Costume made and worn by: Dessi-Desu

Photo taken by: Anna Fischer

I’ve been pretty quiet with cosplay images because I’m buckling down on projects for Katsu. A couple weekends ago, I took advantage of the warm weather and took some photos of me in my Deedlit costume. TresWildCosplay took the photos, after I put the correct settings on the camera, and I edited them as well. 

Costume made and worn by Dessi-Desu 

My Sailor Venus costume at Otakon! Even though I didn’t wear it long because of the heat, I was still very happy to cosplay a childhood icon, especially after the announcement of the new anime (so excited!). Expect more Sailor senshi costumes out of me in the future. I want to perfect making these!

Photos taken by Eurobeat Kasumi Photography

Costume made and worn by Dessi-Desu

A full shot of my Deedlit costume from Otakon! 
Photo taken by Anna Fischer
Costume made and worn by Dessi-Desu

A full shot of my Deedlit costume from Otakon! 

Photo taken by Anna Fischer

Costume made and worn by Dessi-Desu

Otakon 2012 - Deedlit by npdu on Flickr.
Here’s a preview of me as Deedlit at Otakon this past weekend. This is by far my most comfortable cosplay. A simple breezy dress and flat shoes makes for a happy cosplayer :] Thanks to NPDU Photography for this lovely shot! http://www.flickr.com/photos/npdu/
Costume made and worn by Dessi-Desu

Otakon 2012 - Deedlit by npdu on Flickr.

Here’s a preview of me as Deedlit at Otakon this past weekend. This is by far my most comfortable cosplay. A simple breezy dress and flat shoes makes for a happy cosplayer :] Thanks to NPDU Photography for this lovely shot! http://www.flickr.com/photos/npdu/

Costume made and worn by Dessi-Desu

Deedlit armor progress, along with the green fabric I got for my dress! I find painting very relaxing and it’s one of my favorite things to do for cosplay. I decided to go ahead and show how vast the difference can be, from a flat base coat to added texture and shadow. A bit of shadow and distressing makes a big difference and makes for a better end product. The top pieces demonstrate added shadow and distressing with brown acrylics. The bottom image on the left is gold acrylic with rub n’ buff added and the image on the right is the gold acrylic base.

Deedlit armor progress, along with the green fabric I got for my dress! I find painting very relaxing and it’s one of my favorite things to do for cosplay. I decided to go ahead and show how vast the difference can be, from a flat base coat to added texture and shadow. A bit of shadow and distressing makes a big difference and makes for a better end product. The top pieces demonstrate added shadow and distressing with brown acrylics. The bottom image on the left is gold acrylic with rub n’ buff added and the image on the right is the gold acrylic base.

Umi kneepads! So, I started work on a new Umi cosplay. I really enjoy painting these armor pieces. They’re definitely not done yet, though. The cast jewels are just placeholders to give everyone an idea of what these pieces should look like in the end. I’ll have to cast larger ones.
I created these armor pieces using a paper mache method along with craft foam details. More information on paper mache armor can be found in this tutorial by FireLily cosplay.
Umi armor pieces made by Dessi-Desu

Umi kneepads! So, I started work on a new Umi cosplay. I really enjoy painting these armor pieces. They’re definitely not done yet, though. The cast jewels are just placeholders to give everyone an idea of what these pieces should look like in the end. I’ll have to cast larger ones.

I created these armor pieces using a paper mache method along with craft foam details. More information on paper mache armor can be found in this tutorial by FireLily cosplay.

Umi armor pieces made by Dessi-Desu

I love my Umi costume so much! I feel so elegant and statuesque. I’m also paying tribute to one of my favorite artists. I’m a huge fan of Alphonse Mucha and Umi is my favorite of the three main girls, so when I saw this in one of my MKR artbooks I absolutely had to make it. 

Costume made and worn by Dessi-Desu

Photo taken by LJinto