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Warrior Princess by icequeenserenity Warrior Princess by icequeenserenity
She was Amira
A Mighty Dancer
Forged in the heat of talent!

This shot was taken by Tim during Amira's double-sword dance as Xena: Warrior Princess. She's amazing! It was an honor to help make her costume.

The performance video is available to watch on my Youtube channel here: [link] and directly right here: [link]

:iconicequeenserenity: (I) made Xena's dress
:iconrikusworld: made Xena's armor (all of the lovely golden details) and edited the photo

Amira [link] is the fantastic model and performer

:iconkadajshinra: Special thanks for this costume go to our good friend ~KadajShinRa. She saved the day by adding some of the finishing touches (brads, lacings, and eyelets) when ~RikusWorld and I were busy making last minute fittings for the dress and armor the night before the performance. Bravo, and thank you so much ~KadajShinRa!

:iconkitten-of-woe: Thank you very much for the DD! What a wonderful surprise!
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Given 2009-09-15
Warrior Princess by *icequeenserenity. Xena: Warrior Princess costume that is true to the design and craftsmanship of Academy Award winning costume designer Ngila Dickson's original. The only exception is that *icequeenserenity made hers out of pleather rather than leather so that it would remain flexible and lighter in weight for the model here, professional bellydancer Amira (looking strikingly like Lucy Lawless), who can be seen in the dress while doing the double sword dance in this video (with *icequeenserenity as Callisto and ~RikusWorld as Gabrielle). Xena's armor and weapons were made by ~RikusWorld. ( Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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xenawannabe Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
met her at the xena con in burbank.
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spicygreenpumpkin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
whao! :clap:
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Midisal Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student General Artist
WOOH Xena got some skills XD
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acardshort Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
HOLY SHIZ!!!
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LucienVox Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010   General Artist
Ha she is the better princess, most have to balance books on their head, she can balance swords! XD loved the pic very cool!
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AngelRinoaL Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg wow thats amazing!
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ArtKnife-Inc Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
This is incredible! I love it!
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irathray Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brings back my childhood, it does. :+favlove: You are awesome. I haven't seen Xena in forever.
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
:hug: I was both happy and lucky to work on this costume with ~RikusWorld. We both love Xena and we want to help bring her back! :D I wish they would play the show more often, even if it's all reruns now. It was such an amazing, hilarious, and heartfelt show.
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irathray Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:highfive:Best of luck to the both of you! Xena was my all-time favorite, and the show was amazing as well. :)
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TomBydand Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
that is the best xena atempt i've ever seen! :D

granted i havent seen many but i have a feeling it wouldn't make a diference if i'd seen 11,00000000000,00000000,000000. replica xena costumes this would still be the bestest!

i miss that programe.
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Thank you! ~RikusWorld and I (we worked on the costume together :)) wanted the costume to be a tribute to Xena. How better could we do that than to have dressed up one of our friends who looks just like Lucy Lawless? :D
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TomBydand Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
it is actually freaky the likeness. :D love it! should totally just jump out of the shadows at randon passers by and give a xena like battle cry lol
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clearwater04 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
i love that show
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Yay, another Xena fan! That's awesome! :D
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Abhorash Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
That was an amazing teamwork leading you to a DD. I think its great and should be honored more often. Great artists all of you :)
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
:hug: Thank you - that was the sweetest comment! I loved that this was a collaborative project; it's something that united all of us for a while, and we know that pieces of our hearts are all in that costume. :)
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Abhorash Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
I was just impressed that so many different people with different talents worked that out together :) Synergism is more effective than competition. I hope you will have more of these projects :)I also saw the video. It looked like fun :D
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KriegsaffeNo9 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Sweet photo of a sweet catch!
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Thanks! It's amazing that our friend Tim got this picture in focus; she was spinning around in circles at this point. :D
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lelouch9-28 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
intense!!!!!!!!!
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love-me-choey Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009   Writer
So I can't even put into words how much I love this right now considering I used to want to BE Xena.
It's just...all kinds of wonderful.

And she even LOOKS like Lucy Lawless. Holy crap.

~Kassi~
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MayuCVA Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Omg!!! Congratulations!!!!! You got a daily deviation!!! ^^ i love this video and you guys were amazing!!! Im one of your loyal fans! ^^
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
I'm so glad you like it! :hug: Thank you very much!
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MayuCVA Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
^^ like it? i LOVE it! xD you guys are awesome!
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thejerkx Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
reminds me of Xena, i miss the show D:
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Me too! We need more shows and heroes like Xena now more than ever.
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thejerkx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Yes! and Power Rangers!
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LovelyShrew Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
excellent work!
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Thank you very much! :)
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sweeneytodd2010 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
thats awesome!
i think i saw her at Connecticon 09. she did an amazing job
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Thank you, and that's great! You might have seen her; she was walking around as Xena on Saturday and Sunday. :)
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sweeneytodd2010 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
yep she was in the masquerade contest on saturday night.
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H-CRIB Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
this is so.... RETRO!!!! damn i remember when i was waaaay younger i was looing at Xena and Gabrielle.. that was a looooong time ago...

wounderfull picture
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H-CRIB Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
also what i ment was... (made a litle error in my first comment...

The craftsmanship is awsome. realy authentic to the real xena.. altho the person making the gabrielle cloths erhmmm il just be silent about that...

the dance was nice tho ;)
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Thanks for the comment! It's strange that Xena is retro now; it was on the air only about 10 years ago and it feels like yesterday. :) Both :iconrikusworld: and I worked very hard to get Xena done - we only had 10 days to finish Xena, Gabrielle, and Callisto for the performance. We worked our hearts out on Xena and skimped on our own costumes because we wanted Xena to be the star. Updated, improved, and more accurate versions of the costumes will be debuted in the future.
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H-CRIB Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
yeah its wierd how so "recent things" can be so retro.. cheak out A-Team and airwholf or why not Fame? all those are retro.

on gabrielle i would go a bit more for the amazon clothes. it was that and the kimono that made her the most beautifull

the messed up thing tho is that there is noactual cool or good looking costume for calisto.. she always looks messed upp.

only costume that i think looks kinda ok atleast is when calisto was dead and tried to get xena trugh cesar.

one thing id think youd exell in whn it comees to costum design. woul probably be Vampire the masquerade or some steam punk things like fallout or sutch.

what evver you do you will excelle in it cause i think your a brilliant designer artist.

//Criss
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SonateAuClairDeLune Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
wow! Great job! you made the costume and everything? It's amazing! I really love it ^^
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Hi, thank you! I made the under dress of the costume and :iconrikusworld: made all of the armor and golden details. :)
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EraLupus Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Being a HUGE fan of Xena I have to say that is one kickass costume!! It looks just like the real one! Awesome work and I loved the performance :D
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Yay, I'm glad you liked it! Battle on, Xena fan! :D
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ShibaAyame Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Congrats on the DD! ^_^
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Thank you! :hug:
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
She looks beautiful.:love:
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
She really looks like Lucy Lawless; it's amazing. :)
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Lucy Lawless? Is that who played Xena?
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Yes, that's her. :)
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Steal-Moon-Genesis Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
I saw that performance at ConnectiCon. Awesome work!
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icequeenserenity Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Awesome, It's great that you saw it there. Connecticon is one of my favorite conventions. :)
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Steal-Moon-Genesis Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
I've only been to two conventions ConnectiCon and Anime Boston. ConnectiCon was amazing and soooo much better than AB 2009.
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