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Bloodborne - The Old Hunter by icequeenserenity
Bloodborne - The Old Hunter
Among the first hunters, all students of Gehrman, was the lady hunter Maria. This was her hunter's garb, crafted in Cainhurst. - Description of Maria's hunter set

Here is an awesome shot of the full costume!  I can't begin to describe how happy I am to have made an worn this.  I adore this character, we don't have nearly enough layered female characters like her in gaming and I feel that including her in one of the finest games I've ever played, fearsome and kind as she is, is a huge step in the right direction.

Construction Notes:
The costume was made by me except for the undershirt and trousers, which were purchased and then dyed.  The boots and hat were bought and modified and the pendant was an Ebay find.  
Maria's hunter gear is beautifully textured, so I wanted to reflect that with each chosen material.  The cape, trousers, and hat are all made out of microsuede. The gauntlets and top of the boots are made of leather while the vest was made of dupioni silk.  The jabot is made of a gorgeous off-white linen.  
The jacket is made of a lovely jacquard black fabric, which I decided to line in an iridescent taffeta that is woven with scarlet red and shot with black.  The bottom of the hems were weathered and then burnt to give it "The Old Yharnam treatment."  I decided to keep the collar clean, at least for now.  I may end up making a gross version later!
Also, the Rakuyo sword was made by me out of wood and other mixed materials.  It's even detachable and re-attachable, just like in the game!

The photo was taken by :icongingerannelondon:
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Bloodborne - Lady Maria by icequeenserenity
Bloodborne - Lady Maria
Oh I know very well, how the secrets beckon so sweetly...

I'm excited to get to share photos of this costume with you guys! :love: :love: :love:
This is Lady Maria from Bloodborne. Ever since I found out about her and dove head first into The Old Hunters, I've been obsessed. Barely ever do you encounter a character as complex, layered, yet still easy to fall in love with. She's kind, she's deadly, has a fascinating and tragic backstory, yet her influence is seen everywhere. I feel lucky to even have gotten to make this costume and dress as her for a day!

As far as the construction, the costume was made by me except for the undershirt and trousers, which were purchased and then dyed.  The boots and hat were bought and modified and the pendant was an Ebay find.  
Maria's hunter gear is beautifully textured, so I wanted to reflect that with each chosen material.  The cape, trousers, and hat are all made out of microsuede. The gauntlets and top of the boots are made of leather while the vest was made of dupioni silk.  The jabot is made of a gorgeous off-white linen.  
The jacket is made of a lovely jacquard black fabric, which I decided to line in an iridescent taffeta that is woven with scarlet red and shot with black.  The bottom of the hems were weathered and then burnt to give it "The Old Yharnam treatment."  I decided to keep the collar clean, at least for now.  I may end up making a gross version later!
Also, the Rakuyo sword was made by me out of wood.  It's even detachable!

This incredible photo was taken by :icongingerannelondon:
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Sailor Moon Crystal: Mysterious Soldier by icequeenserenity
Sailor Moon Crystal: Mysterious Soldier
This is my favorite shot from the weekend.  It looks like a screencap from a movie!  I'm still thrilled and in a bit of disbelief that I finally got to cosplay this character again.  Even after well over a decade, she's still my favorite senshi.  I was always inspired by her poise, her drive to accomplish what needs to be done in pursuit of the greater good, and the sense of responsibility that went well beyond her years.  I definitely felt a deep affinity for her growing up that really hasn't changed after all this time.  Watching Sailor Moon Crystal this past season simply reminds me of all the light she brought to people, especially LGBT youth, from then and all the way until now.

The photo is by :icongingerannelondon: with edits by me
The costume is made by me, with the exception of a few parts which were purchased and/or modified.  The skirt, sleeves, bows, collar, choker, and glove tops were made from scratch while the leotard and shoes were purchased and then heavily altered.  The tiara and earrings are by Catzia and my pendant is by The Pendant Peddler.
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Sailor Moon Crystal: Infinity by icequeenserenity
Sailor Moon Crystal: Infinity
I'm so excited to have debuted my Sailor Neptune costume this past weekend!  Throughout the entire year, I've been gushing at the seams over the newest season of Sailor Moon Crystal.  The Infinity/"S" arc is my absolute favorite, very much because of the Outer Senshi and Neptune in particular.  Growing up in a world that wasn't completely aware or accepting of gay people, watching Neptune and Uranus' healthy relationship play out in Sailor Moon was inspiring to me.  It let me know that being who I am and loving as I do is not only okay, but also beautiful.  Watching her in Sailor Moon Crystal this past season brought me the same joy as it did when I was 14 and I couldn't be happier that they brought her and Uranus back into the series again. :heart:

As for this picture, :icongingerannelondon: took the photo while my skirt flowing in the wind at the perfect moment, then edited in the magic and rose petals.  It's a dream come true image!  The costume was made by me with a few bought and modified pieces.  The skirt, hip rolls and sleeves, bows, collar, choker, and glove rolls were made by me, while the leotard was purchased and then modified.  The tiara and planet earrings are by Catzia and the pendant was made by The Pendant Peddler on etsy.
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Elven Mage: In Her Fortress by icequeenserenity
Elven Mage: In Her Fortress
Ginger and I spent this past weekend in Salem, the first time going in costume in the past few years!  The costume is an original elven mage theme.  While it's of no particular character it was worn to capture a deeply magical mood.  While we explored Salem, we found these amazing series of sculptures made entirely out of branches that served as the perfect spot for photos!  

About the amazing setting pictured here, it was a sculptural piece designed by the artist Patrick Dougherty and built by both him and by volunteers.  The project was commissioned by the Peabody Essex Museum, also located in Salem, and are truly a gorgeous sight to behold. To see more of Dougherty's work, visit his website here: www.stickwork.net

Photo by :icongingerannelondon:

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The Road Goes Ever On

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 31, 2014, 9:06 AM
  • Listening to: ANJell
  • Reading: Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
  • Watching: All the Korean Romantic Comedies
  • Playing: Oblivion: Shivering Isles
  • Drinking: Water


First of all, thank you guys so much for contributing 100,000 views to this page!  I'm so amazed.  It's been a great experience to share my costuming photos over the years.  I'm very grateful to all of you who've watched the progress and read the journals I've written throughout this time.  You guys are awesome!

So far, 2014 has been a year of action and moving ahead.  I started the year with a new job that I thought would be a great step forward, but learned quickly that it wasn't the right fit.  I submitted an application to a second company, got to know the staff in two refreshingly fun interviews, and was hired!  I'll be working from home from now on in a position where I musicians get gigs and plan events.  The people at the company have been absolutely wonderful so far and I hope to excel and grow with them.  I hope to help a lot of budding artists out there snag the events they need to launch a long and successful career.  Even if I'm simply aiding artists and keeping my art to something I do for the pure enjoyment of it, it'll be all part of making dreams come true for everyone.  This is what I've been wanting to do professionally for years!  I'll work hard to make this a long-standing business relationship!



This past February, Ginger and I have added a new addition to our household, an adorable 3-legged cat named Salem.  We went to our local SPCA shelter and fell in love with our little buddy when he hopped over to us and couldn't stop meowing lovingly for our attention.  He loved the rubs we gave him and even reached out with his tiny paw to hold our hands through his cage.  When we went into the next room to continue looking around, he meowed after us, wanting us to come back to him.  
He came to the shelter with a badly fractured hind leg.  The leg couldn't be saved, but the vets saved his life.  After seeing how much he connected with us from the first moment and hearing his story of survival, we took him in right away and have been inseparable since.  He sprints so quickly and is so playful that you would never even know that he's missing a leg.  He's living proof that you can go through incredible odds and hardships in life and bounce back stronger than ever.



Thank you guys again!  I appreciate seeing your names and comments over the years.  Since my focus has shifted to making sure my life, home, family, and career are in order, the costuming has slowed down, but will continue.  It's something I enjoy doing for the process of making something beautiful and as a tribute to those shows, books, and games I love the most.  I haven't been posting as frequently and will continue to update after long gaps of focusing on my priorities first, but I'm blown away that you all are continuously supporting the new costumes and photos when I make and take them.  I do have some upcoming  costume plans for the Summer, so sit tight while I get to work! :D

Also, I have Instagram now!  If you feel like looking at delicious food, games, cats, books, workout logs, sewing progress, and my face, follow away! instagram.com/micheladeelondon

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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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Compliments of the QCC Art Gallery :)
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MrOrbital Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday!! :party::dance::party:
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Thank you very much! :squee:
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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY once again, Michaela Dee London, a.k.a. "icequeenserenity," dear devious model 'n cosplayer gal! :hug:
Singing Singing Singing Singing Dance! Dance! Boogie! Boogie! Party Airborne

Good luck once again, and I hope you'll have a great b-day today!
I first wished :icongingerannelondon: 16 days ago on her b-day! :heart:
And once again keep up the good work on all awesome modeling 'n cosplays; I love 'em! ;) (Wink) Heart
Thumbs Up Pringles Have your cake and eat it too Yummy pie!

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Los Angeles, CA ;) (Wink)

Since I wouldn't have been able to do some birthday muro drawings, I got you two extra drawing copies, so...
SURPRISE;
Believe it or not, three birthday muro drawing copies I made, of birthday feet, chibi Haruhi Suzumiya, and Mikuru Asahina wishing you one, so, wishes 'n' luck!
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Thank you so much!  What adorable drawings! :party:
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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You're so welcome! :hug:
I hope and am glad you loved those drawings! :heart:
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DCastro1981 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Happy birthday.
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Thanks! :rose:
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Dickywebster Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Happy birthday :)
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Thank you! :hug:
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Dickywebster Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
You're welcome, hope you had a good one :) :hug:
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shipain Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday Airborne 
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Thanks so much! :happybounce: 
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Happy birthday! :)
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Thank you! :clap:
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