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Bloodborne - Cainhurst Snowfall by icequeenserenity
Bloodborne - Cainhurst Snowfall
Lady Maria overlooking the Cainhurst snow. 

One of my favorite shots from the Halloween set! It's no secret that I'm more than a little obsessed with great architecture, so I'm glad to have gotten to incorporate it into the costume photos when I went back to visit my home state of Massachusetts in October.  It was the least I could do to pay tribute to this incredible character, her tremendous dignity, strength, and soulfulness. 🌻

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."  The jabot/necktie is made of linen and is dyed using tea and wine.

Costume made by me
Photo taken by :icongingerannelondon:

More Lady Maria

 Bloodborne - Forbidden Woods by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - The Old Hunter by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - Cut You Down by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - Wild Curiosity by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - Lady Maria by icequeenserenity
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Bloodborne - Forbidden Woods by icequeenserenity
Bloodborne - Forbidden Woods
Lady Maria sneaking around the Forbidden Woods. Sunflower Test Kiss 

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."  The jabot/necktie is made of linen and is dyed using tea and wine.

Costume made by me
Photo taken by :icongingerannelondon:

More Lady Maria

  Bloodborne - The Old Hunter by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - Cainhurst Snowfall by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - Cut You Down by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - Wild Curiosity by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - Lady Maria by icequeenserenity
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Bloodborne - Wild Curiosity by icequeenserenity
Bloodborne - Wild Curiosity
This is the first shot from Halloween!  GingerAnneLondon and I went to one of our favorite spots to celebrate in Salem and we had a blast.  I also couldn't be happier to have been able to wear Lady Maria again.  What a perfect costume to wear in such a cool climate!

:icongingerannelondon: is the photographer. :heart: It's a blurred shot, but one that can add to the surreal feeling and sense of movement.

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."  The jabot/necktie is made of linen and is dyed using tea and wine.

More Lady Maria

Bloodborne - Forbidden Woods by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - The Old Hunter by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - Cut You Down by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - Lady Maria by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - Cainhurst Snowfall by icequeenserenity
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Bloodborne - Cut You Down by icequeenserenity
Bloodborne - Cut You Down
Only an honest death will cure you now... liberate you, from your wild curiosity.

This is one of my favorite shots from our mini-shoot by the water.  I like to imagine this as Lady Maria's arrival in the fishing hamlet. Occie Dance 

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!

The photo was taken by :icongingerannelondon:

More Lady Maria:

Bloodborne - Forbidden Woods by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - The Old Hunter by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - Wild Curiosity by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - Cainhurst Snowfall by icequeenserenity Bloodborne - Lady Maria by icequeenserenity
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Sailor Moon Crystal: Guardian of the Deep Sea by icequeenserenity
Sailor Moon Crystal: Guardian of the Deep Sea
Sailor Neptune by the water.  Growing up, Sailor Moon was an enormously positive influence on me.  It was one of the few pieces of art that showed that you can prevail over obstacles through love and belief in people's potential to redeem themselves and have a positive impact. :rose:

The photo is by :icongingerannelondon: 

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 mirror is a gorgeous antique art deco hand mirror that I was fortunate enough to find on ebay.  The back of the mirror was resurfaced in leather by me.  The tiara and earrings are by Catzia and my pendant is by The Pendant Peddler.

More Sailor Neptune
Sailor Moon Crystal: Infinity by icequeenserenity  Sailor Moon Crystal: Mysterious Soldier by icequeenserenity
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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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MrOrbital Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday!! :cake::party::cake:
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Hope you had a wonderful birthday! :cake: ^_^
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Thank you, it was a great day! :party:
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