FairyPorchQueen
 


Costume :Anna Valerious
Source :Van Helsing
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010


Costume Photos

Anna Valerious

Anna Valerious

Anna Valerious

Anna And Van Helsing

MCM Expo Oct 2010

Anna Valerious at the MCM Expo Oct 10

Van Helsing And Anna

Anna And Van Helsing

Anna Valerious at MCM Expo Oct 10

Anna Valerious at MCM Expo

Anna Valerious and Van Helsing

Anna Valerious at MCM Expo Oct 2010

 


Costume Information

Description
I decided to cosplay Anna Valerious because i love the design and i love Kate Beckinsale! At first glance i though "yeahh, thats looks easy", oh how wrong i was.
This costume took a long time, alot longer than expected. There arnt very many reference pictures from this film, so i had to watch Van Helsing on a loop while i was making this.

Im so so pleased with the outcome, its as screen acurate as i can get it, and finally i have a costume i can look at and say im happy with.

Any questions feel free to ask.

Comments

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Dude! This is gonna be sick :D

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 17 February, 2010 - 20:32
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:D i cant wait. I changed my mind for Selene, but i think i might just do them both! LOL

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 17 February, 2010 - 20:52
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haha so strange i was thinking about putting this up earlier xD cant wait to see this, you will look so gorgeous <3 :D

by GraceyDarling on Wednesday, 17 February, 2010 - 21:37
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Ahh Gracey, i think you should you would look beautiful!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 17 February, 2010 - 21:57
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Wooooooo!!! Thats so wicked that you've decided to do her again ^_^ Totally can't wait to see some progress <3

by Feather-to-Earth on Wednesday, 17 February, 2010 - 22:53
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FANTASTIC choice! I love the idea and can't wait to see it! *tempted to give Van Helsing a go...* LMAO

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 18 February, 2010 - 00:56
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oh niiiiice
can't wait to see this, emmy!

by callmemilo on Thursday, 18 February, 2010 - 14:43
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Yay! So pleased to see you've put this up, you'll make a fabulous Anna ^_^ I watched Van Helsing the other day on tv and got really excited lol

by ElegantAura on Thursday, 18 February, 2010 - 19:54
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^__^ i did it for you my dear! For when you girlies get your vamps together. hahaa yeaah i love it its on all the time so i dont have to buy the dvd ahaha

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 18 February, 2010 - 20:02
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I like the way dracula pronounces her name in the film XD thanks for the comment and god damn do this costumes quick I really wanna see ^.^

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 17:04
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^__^ i already have the boota and jacket im going to be working on but shhhh hehe

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 21:39
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you will look awesome as her ^^

by animekid3000 on Tuesday, 6 April, 2010 - 02:51
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This is so awesome. My brother and I have been considering Van Hellsing costumes as well. He would be up for doing Van Hellsing. Depending on when you do this we would love to join you.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 - 19:38
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ooo yesss thats a great idea, im not sure when this will be for yet, but i will be sure to let you know :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 8 April, 2010 - 14:02
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We're currently set on the brides, So let's hope we can all finish for october! You'll look so fantastic as Anna ^_^ We need a Van helsing and Dracula now lol

by ElegantAura on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 14:50
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yey!! and yes we so do, then we can get up on the stage! and you can fly at me!

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 10 June, 2010 - 14:00
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really looking forward to this hun, you're gonna look amazing =D

by FusionRose on Sunday, 13 June, 2010 - 19:46
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That wigs perfect good find Emmy ^__^

xxx

by letmelive on Wednesday, 16 June, 2010 - 08:38
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That wig looks perfeck!!!!

by VividLeviathan on Wednesday, 16 June, 2010 - 08:58
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oh man, that wig you've ordered actually does look perfect! great find!
you ARE making me wanna do helsing now, hahaha

by callmemilo on Wednesday, 16 June, 2010 - 13:51
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OMG!!!! It's just looking soooo perfect!!!!! <3 <3 <3

by Feather-to-Earth on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 19:29
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Amaaaazing Emmmy ^______^!

xxx

by letmelive on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 19:36
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This is looking amazing so far, plus you look alot like the character ^w^ I can't wait to see it completed!

by Littlegeeky on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 19:44
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This is looking fantastic Emmy!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 23:39
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Looking fab.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 23:59
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This is looking great so far!! 8D
Cant wait to see it completed ^^

by x-Blade-x on Saturday, 26 June, 2010 - 09:32
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Really excited to see this. Also you have such similar features to her, you might be mistaken for a guest XD

by Amy-Lou on Saturday, 26 June, 2010 - 10:56
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EPICS!

by Xigalicious on Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 15:17
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Lovin' it, hun. I'll have to get some photos of my Van Helsing up soon. I'm overdue new content on that one, lol

by callmemilo on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 01:30
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Looking nice ^____^

xxx

by letmelive on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 08:29
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Looking good so far! Cant wait to see this!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 09:27
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Ahh I love all Kate Beckinsale characters far too much, this will really suit you, you :D You defo have the body for it!

Can't wait to see it :D Progress is looking good so far too :)

by Inuyoku on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 11:08
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Looking fantastic, excellent work on the jacket ^_^ Sooooo excitied to see this finshed <3

by ElegantAura on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 12:47
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Goodo so far miss! I am IN LOVE with those boots! <3

by Bambi. on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 - 20:00
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hehe thank you hun, just realised my corset is well off so need to sort that out hah. I know they are lovelllllyyyyy! and comfy

by FairyPorchQueen on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 - 20:02
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Swit swoo, missy! You look gorgeous! Great job, can't wait to see it finished!

by PapercutPerfect on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 - 20:22
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WOW!~ ^^ looking amazing already

by Kitticus on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 - 20:39
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your lusssh! <3

xxx

by letmelive on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 - 21:55
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seriously, looking fantastic hun.... the group is gonna be great!

by callmemilo on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 - 23:37
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Looking good so far. Just the detail now. ^^

by SachikoYumi on Sunday, 12 September, 2010 - 10:40
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Awesome. I think you already look similar to her, so this should work very well. Looking forward to this.

by Zaiburst on Monday, 20 September, 2010 - 21:39
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ooooh lining.... good luck! i seriously can't wait to see how this is going, lol

by callmemilo on Tuesday, 21 September, 2010 - 17:09
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CANT WAIT!! Looking amazing so far hun! <3

by Alyx on Tuesday, 21 September, 2010 - 19:54

This is simply amazing, well done on the fantastic work! =]

by on Tuesday, 21 September, 2010 - 23:30
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Thank you so much everyone ^__^ means so much to me! Just want to like prove i can do a costume fully clothed >___< Hopefully ill have some more pics up in the next couple of days!

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 21 September, 2010 - 23:57

Fully clothed is perfect for October weather, haha!

by on Friday, 24 September, 2010 - 16:07
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Wowie, progress is looking really epic ^^!!! <3

by Zelda on Tuesday, 28 September, 2010 - 19:47
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Emmy, this is stunning. I seriously thought the WIP pictures were Ref pictures for a second. Really looking forward to seeing this complete at Expo x.

by FusionRose on Friday, 1 October, 2010 - 01:12
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WoW that is looking incredible already. Just looking at your work on the corset. *_*

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 22:21
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FRAK! that corset looks fantastic! you're gonna make me have to pull out all the stops on van helsing just to come close to the level of accuracy! damn yooooou! HAHA

seriously though, very nice work hun :)

by callmemilo on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 03:03
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Loving the progress. You are looking amazing. Love the corset. Love the fabric you've used for the jacket.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 07:22
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Just amazing! I really can't wait for this! She was my favourite in the film and its saw pretty just the progress!

by Darkiekun on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 22:07
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Looks so awesome, you're really pretty and suit her down to zee ground! :D

by Member-XI on Wednesday, 6 October, 2010 - 05:23
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FFFF you never seize to amaze me woman D:
You could sell this off for a replica, i'd sure fall for it.
Pffft brilliantly made as always (and don't argue with me or i'll socker tackle you at expo >B|)
Hope them beads come in time for expo, but even if they don't it'll still look like the most accurate and incredible anna cosplay i've EVER seen. Divint argue >|

Haha love ya really : D

by SachikoYumi on Wednesday, 6 October, 2010 - 07:16
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I can't wait to see this in person you sexy bitch!!! Or should I say MILF!

XXXX

by letmelive on Wednesday, 6 October, 2010 - 08:30
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:D EEEP! The progress you're making on this is looking fantasic!! I really cant wait to see this now.. that blouse and corset.. just wow! <3

by Alyx on Wednesday, 6 October, 2010 - 09:15
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Holy crap woman!!! That corset is frigging epic!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 6 October, 2010 - 09:57
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Wow thank you so much everyone, to come on and read these comments had made me relaly happy ^___^ i tea dyed the shirt last night to give it that weathered look! maybe a bit too weathered though........

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 7 October, 2010 - 18:13
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Woo how amazing are the blouse and corset! I can't wait to see more of your progress, and hurray for your beads finally arriving!! <3

by ElegantAura on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 19:59
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Wow!! This looks amazing, absolutely stunning!

by Kacela on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 20:06

your gunna nail it ... btw love your crocs hihi XD

by redheadgirl on Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 20:13
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Wao, the progress looks so amazing *w*

As usual :3 can't wait to see this finished

by My__RoadOfBlood on Friday, 15 October, 2010 - 13:54
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Woah, what a GORGEOUS blouse! I want it D8
Looking fantabulous!

by PapercutPerfect on Friday, 15 October, 2010 - 14:25
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This film is only something I'll watch if it happens to be on TV, but my word you're going to look awesome as Anna!

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 21:12

Oh my god this is GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see it at expo!!

by goodbyeworld on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 17:11
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SU-perb! ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 17:17

Thx for the comment my queen LOL. For a moment i was confused ... wasen't sure wich one was Kate and wich was u XD . Can't wait to take piccies at expo

by redheadgirl on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 17:38
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You look utterly amazing! You really look like her, it's creepy in an awesome way 8D

by PapercutPerfect on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 18:19
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You look brilliant O_O

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 18:51
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so so SO Beautiful! *_*

by Alyx on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 18:59
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............... *rubs eyes*

Its uncanny! xD You're looking lush babes!

by Bambi. on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 19:04
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I LOVE YOU.

You look so much like her!! Kate Beckinsale is my favorite actress in the world :D

by Inuyoku on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 19:54
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This is looking amazing!! You suit her so much XD

by MissColzyChan on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 20:09
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oh lord you look so stunning!

beautiful! <3

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 20:47
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Looks incredible!

by Mungojerrie on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 08:26
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Uncanny. It honestly is difficult to tell the difference between the reference and the pictures of you - it's only the backgrounds that give it away!

by Mighty Odango on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 12:11
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I agree with Odangochan. It shows the signs of a great costume if we need to take a sec to work out which pics are you.

Amazing job. I love the blouse. The whole costume is going to be so perfect and you really look like her. ;)

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 13:03
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WOW thank you so much everyone! huuuuuuge compliments there D: i love Kate so much she is easily my fave actress, i really do want to do this properly. Im devistated i dont have a prop or anything! maybe next time. Just a lil more hand stiching on the boots and they are done! :D then on to the dreaded bead sewing and jacket emboidery....

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 13:07
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The progress on this gets better and better ^^ i can't wait to see this.

by Zelda on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - 21:14
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Costume looked beautiful as always, such a perfect Anna ^__^ Was great seeing you at expo ^__^ sooo wish could've joined you :(

by ElegantAura on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 13:37
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That outfit looks fantastic...nice job on it ^_^ it really suits you

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 13:45
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Gutted was only there on the Sunday would have loved to have got a photo with you guys! The costume looks stunning, you put a great deal of effort in :D x

by Frederica la Noir on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 13:46
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So sad I didnt see this in person TT_____TT

You look beautiful!

by Alyx on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 14:14
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Ahhhh this is incredible! You look amazing. *_*

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 14:46
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So glad I caught you in person!
Looks fab!

by eternal_aranel on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 15:03
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Coolness. ^o^

Must be a hell of a night with monsters out there. XD

by Mangamad on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 16:51
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You look amazing!

by phalor on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 16:56
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Can't believe I missed this!! D8
You look perfect!

by MikeJenks on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 21:49
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This was amazing! You looked really incredible hun, the detailing was beautiful and you pulled the character off so well x.

by FusionRose on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 15:00
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Beautiful and sexy, you suit her so well, great work!

by Alias Cosplay on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 19:10
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It was great seeing you in this, you suit the part perfectly.

by Zaiburst on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 12:04
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You made such a beautiful Anna Emmy ^_^ It suited you so much

by Raye-chan on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 22:04
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This was just simply outstanding, it was my first time cosplaying and i didn't have the balls to come up and ask for a picture but this cosplay is fantastic :)

by Nightrain82 on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 01:17
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Can't think of a word that hasn't already been used for this sweetie;

It was absoloutly spot on, you looked gorgeous(sp?)! I regret not getting time to stop you to catch a shot :C

by CharlotteLuna on Friday, 19 November, 2010 - 16:50
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Stunning!!!! wow, so gutted i missed seeing this at Expo, though i did see you as catwoman which you also rock.

by sakara on Saturday, 20 November, 2010 - 00:54
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The costume is fab, and it's utterly scary how close you look to her - that wig is spot on too. Absolutely perfect!

by Delusional on Sunday, 26 December, 2010 - 15:38
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This is so epic and stunning. You look so much the part. I love everything about the costume. You have done such an amazing job. Gutted that I missed seeing this in person.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 5 January, 2011 - 06:09
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Still think you pull off Anna perfectly *W*
Love the costume so much too, your photos are brilliant. It was nice to hang out with you & Jade for a while at Expo! ;D <3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Tuesday, 1 February, 2011 - 09:52
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Again thanks for all the lovely comments everyone! I think it has to be one of my favurite cosplays to date! @ brooke - There will be much more hanging at this expo hopefully! <3

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 1 February, 2011 - 10:37
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O-O-O-OMG.
This is totally incredible!
Gah.. wow <3

by Mosquitoast on Monday, 7 March, 2011 - 00:28

I had to do a ' double take ' because I thought some of those pics were actually Kate Beckinsale xD

by fistfighter_tifa on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 13:09
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omg I actually saw you at the expo and god knows why I did not comment on this sooner??? *hits self* You seriously look like the actress herself! The detail is incredible! - You were simply amazing! ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 22:48
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Amazing stuff! Absolutely gorgeous!

by Newdles on Sunday, 5 June, 2011 - 13:32
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Such a beautiful cosplay ^_^

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 5 June, 2011 - 19:15
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Congratulations on the showcase gorgeous! <3

by Alyx on Sunday, 5 June, 2011 - 23:00
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Wow, this is amazing and beautiful (as are you).
Such a fantastic costume! So well made. You deseve the showcase hun! <3

by MadameLapin on Monday, 6 June, 2011 - 00:25
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Congrats on the showcase this is definatley well deserved :D! xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Monday, 6 June, 2011 - 09:29
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Congratulations! I had such a strong feeling that this would be featured as a show case cosplay ^^ It is seriously well deserved - detail is just flawless x

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 6 June, 2011 - 10:51
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Huge congrats on the showcase, this definitely deserves it!

by tripletriad on Monday, 6 June, 2011 - 17:22
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Im in shock :O thanks everyone :)

by FairyPorchQueen on Monday, 6 June, 2011 - 20:03
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Congrats on the showcase. Well deserved.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 12:12
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Crazy good

by White Leviathan on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 21:05
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This is like...perfect!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 14:04
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Is it bad that I couldn't tell you apart from Kate Beckingsale in some of the photos?

by Aks100 on Wednesday, 28 September, 2011 - 20:11
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No Aks, Its a massive compliment! Thank you!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 28 September, 2011 - 21:42
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PERFECT costume is perfect :3

by FullMetal-007 on Sunday, 14 July, 2013 - 19:25
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Fantastic costume. I thought some of those photos were reference images when I first saw them

by ArcaneArchery on Thursday, 5 December, 2013 - 22:26
 

Journal

Buckles WIP (Posted 15th October 2010)

SOOOOO i realised i dont really post much progress even though i take lots of pics as i go along. These are the buckles that go up the side of Annas boots. Its tedious and boring to do. They are made from craftfoam, covered in an old faux suede cussion cover, and 31mm brass curtainrings to look like the buckle bit. They look shit and are rushed, but hopefully noone will even notice tbh.

OMG (Posted 8th October 2010)

YES! finally my bead tops came!! happy fairy ^__^

Jacket lining (Posted 4th October 2010)

.......well sort of. This is the start it looks much better now its finished. Its all hand drawn with a sharpie...the material was the red colour, im such a cheapskate lol

Progress. (Posted 2nd September 2010)

Corset progress!

Wow... (Posted 30th August 2010)

So work on this is happening alot quicker than i thought. But hopefully ill be able to post pics soon, its hard finding the right light so that you can see the colour of the velvet. Pics soooooon!

ok... (Posted 28th August 2010)

so im actually starting work on this properly now!!! ABOUT TIME I DID!

Starting. (Posted 15th June 2010)

Ok so so far i have some boots that im going to modify, got some velvet! Leggins will be easy enough to find, might use horse riders ones as they are more durable. And have a wig that i want to use, just bidding on it atm. That blouse is going to be a bitch! Got a corset ill be dyeing a modifying too :)