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Opera. Milian Carestia by ElenaLeetah Opera. Milian Carestia by ElenaLeetah
Opera novel series, art by Shibamoto Thores

Milian Carestia - Leetah aka *ElenaLeetah
Photo by ~JustMoolti

Costume, as usual, made by me.

Actually, I love this photo best from all the photoshoot. Yep, I know, I've got the wrong expression: I can't have the naiive expressioan Milian has while wearing this dress (on both arts her expression is somewhat awed). But I still love the photo (~JustMoolti is great!) and I am rather proud of my work with this costume. I am flattered some people regard it as a referance image for their cosplay of Milian, though it's hilarious :) I am NOT Shibamoto Thores, and I don't know the original colors of the dress, BTW. And while we did read the novels (as many parts as we could find) there were no mentions of this dress or it's colors. Personally, I chose those colors for the cosband defile, otherwise I think it can be any color like purple, indigo blue and enything like those. I'd say black even, but not the ball dress.
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:iconhimegabi:
HimeGabi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, lovely fabric choice and I really can't get over the quality sewing. 
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) I got tired of ruffles and roses by the end of it =___=
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planxtafroggie Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is an amazing gown. ^^
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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:iconplanxtafroggie:
planxtafroggie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. ^^
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:iconphoenixinthesky:
Phoenixinthesky Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
That dress is so amazing! You and this photo are perfect!!!
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) The dress turned out rather nice and our photographer is great!
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MeguScarlet-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
This dress is awesome! 
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I love it too... since I forget all the reses and beads and frills by now :))
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:iconkeylowna:
Keylowna Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Very lovely. I adore your work on the costume as i make historic gowns by myself, i know how difficult that is. But beside of that, it's a very nice shot.
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ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh thank you, it's reaaly nice to hear the praise from smb. who understands the pains of sewing historical (and almost historical) gowns. 
As for the shot - our photographer is great, as far as I'm concerned :)
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:iconkeylowna:
Keylowna Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
You are welcome dear, keep up the great work!
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I'll do my best! 
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:iconseena-cha:
Seena-Cha Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
soooo pretty *A*
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you *___*
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Seena-Cha Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
my pleasure ^w^
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el-gay Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
this is just amazing! i love the fabric you used for the dress *_* everything looks just perfect!
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :) 
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:iconmeowen:
Meowen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Beautiful costume, and nice shot of it, too =)
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) 
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demonmilk Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think your outfit is beautiful and well made, but the flower crown just doesn't match, The floral print has all these beautiful desaturated tone but the flower crown just sticks out by being too bright compared to the rest of the outfit. 
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ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's cosplay. I made the dress and all after these art by Shibamoto Thores: static.minitokyo.net/downloads… and static.minitokyo.net/downloads…
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Magureatari Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not at all familiar with the novel this character is from, but this cosplay is just simply beautiful, for lack of better words ;P the dress looks stunning and you look amazing in it, too. it blows my mind the incredible amount of detail cosplayers put into dresses like you have with this, and that it (as I read in another comment) only took 3 months to finish.. with no actual color reference.. very impressive~ ^-^

and congrats on the well deserved daily deviation on the elenaleetah.deviantart.com/art… photo!
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ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) I love this dress and its details... AFTER I finished it  :) As for the 3 mounts - I always finish me projects right on the deadlines, that's why I prefer to have those deadlines - without them I can make simple costume for several years :)

DD was unexpected, but surely welcomed :) thanks again!
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:iconpandore11:
Pandore11 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful dress and you wear it perfectly ♥
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much, I am flattered :)
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ArtofPatchouly Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
wow!
beautiful! the dress and you!♥
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot :) My dress and me both flattered ^___^
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ArtofPatchouly Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
haha you're welcome ^.^
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kokoammm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*0* Wow... just.. wow! this dress is incredible, I'm so impressed!! You made a really good work!!
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) I love Thores' arts, though I never thought I'd make the dress from one of them - they are far too detailed and complicated in general =___=
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kokoammm Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yess I see. And it's more difficult bringing to life such a complicated dress without any color references. You did it really well ^^. I take my hat off to you ! =D
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Color references are PAIN! I chose those colors because of my team (we had other costumes: deep blue, light blue, white, red) and Milian wears black, violet, white and blue. That's about all :) And I knew only the color of her make-up and bracelet from the other arts. And I found appropriate fabric in blue and green only, thus... :) I've thansfered my 'tail' in b&w and it does mathch the b&w art, yey!!! :)
Thanks! *__*
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Auris-Lothol Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is stunning and simply beautiful!
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I love Thores' art, and this one was beautiful, I tried not to spoil it.
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Auris-Lothol Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you definitely didn't spoil it! Not at all :heart:
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks *___*
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:iconhitsuwa:
Hitsuwa Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Wow beautifull details ! How long did it take to make this dress? stunning work!
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) 3 mounths, counting from the moment I bought the fabric till the stage appearance.
I hated bows, ribbons and roses then :)
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Hitsuwa Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
wow, yeah I bet! :o keep up the good work! :)
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I hope I will :)
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:iconassara:
Assara Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful. that dress ist stunning
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I loved it on atr, but I love it in real life beteer yet :) Though I was very tired of making it =___=
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:iconassara:
Assara Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome. It really looks like yopu put lots of work and love in it.
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, what's fun in the hobby, if you don't put love and effort into it and it doesn't give you satisfaction? :) I love my hobby - at least when I am not a sewing/crafting smth. on the deadline / last night for some event :) *just got back from a convention, thanks to which sleeped only 3 hours at night*
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Assara Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's totally right
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fangirlasylum Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
beautiful, just beautiful
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:iconelenaleetah:
ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) I love this dress, and I love the details. Thores' arts are great!
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fangirlasylum Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
i know!
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