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Costume :Lena Whittely
Variant :The Young Lover
Source :Original creation
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

Lena Whittely

I Will Marry Who I Please

Tough Woman

Yes..

Take me Away

In of Me

Love and Lust

Take me, oh Sky of Darkness. My World is Grey.

I'm Here for You

Opposition II

Opposition

Lovely Lying

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : $400+

Description
Lena Whittely originally began as a "out of the blue" character because I ended up falling in love with a steam punk dress at a convention. There was no original design and no plans for a creation of a character like her as of yet. Even though I did not actually make this dress, I still find the overall composition of Lena to be sexy, but innocent; beautiful, but tragic.

The first run with her was with a short, slightly off-white wig that I had bought for an Alois Trancy cosplay that never went through, and I used the hat I created for the Volume 6 cover art of Ciel Phantomhive as an additional decor to the overall costume.

After viewing the pictures, I immediately fell in love with the first run, and decided to bring her back, but cast more as a "lover" than a sexy steam-punk girl.

This is the first run of Lena, and what she supposedly looked like before she fell in love with Aaron.

A friend of mine dressed the roll of her lover, "Aaron", and we took the second shoot to a nearby graveyard where we were staying in Illinois.

The effects were beautiful, and I personally feel that the emotions of the characters were successfully captured in the shoot.

The actual story follows the classic, star-crossed lovers tale with two aristocrats who fell in love during 19th Century, London. Lena, engaged to a young nobleman whom she had never met before, fell in love with another young nobleman of lesser status who was to be married. Sadly, Aaron falls victim to a disease, and Lena finds that she could not live without him. She takes her own life.

Classic (albeit a tad bit cliche), but the story was very beautiful to do in the graveyard. :-)


(these photos were taken at the hotel for Anime Iowa)

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