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Ivy - Soul Calibur V IV by CrystalGraziano Ivy - Soul Calibur V IV by CrystalGraziano
This photo naming system is getting confusing with Roman Numerals...maybe I should stop being lazy and put in actual titles.

This costume took a couple months to make. The purple snakeskin spandex is actually from 3 awful clubbing dresses that I found online, because purple snakeskin spandex apparently does not exist in yardage form (I looked everywhere!). The straps and detailing on the coat and shoes are made out of white pleather and purple suede. The teddy, thigh inserts, and cuff are all made from the same mauve lace, and the teddy has a built in bra. The dicky, gloves, and choker were sewn from a burgundy cotton.

The pauldron was sculpted out of Klean Klay Firm, molded in silicone, and cast in resin, and her gauntlet is made of sintra. The finger tip armor is actually thimbles, apoxie sculpt, and zip ties. The ankle armor was made out of craft foam for minimal weight. Lastly the sword hilt was sculpted and cast in resin, the handle is apoxie sculpt and MDF, and the blade is sintra. I currently only have the untransformed sword, but I'll be making the whip version soon.


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:iconareliusmars:
areliusmars Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
You look beautiful! And the cosplay details, they are marvelous, but your figure, your curves, especially your lovely facial features, make this perfect! 
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Nerd-XMan06 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Mmmm...sexy!!!
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GreenStranger Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmmmpf.
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ArtbyBones Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The attention to detail you put into these is stunning. I think I might have to put you on my Watch list. I don't normally follow cosplay work, but your stuff is great for inspiration for my own art, you really bring the characters to life.
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crispydude3fiera Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dat push up bra.
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SpongeDudeCoolPants Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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Beltharas69 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great looking Ivy
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xzendor7 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Fabulous, Simply Fabulous.
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:iconladies-man1:
Ladies-man1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You look so sexy!
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Damien-the-Ogre Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not only is it a fantastic costume but it's very interesting to get the info on what's gone in to making it. I think it's probably for the best that purple snakeskin spandex isn't generally available by the yard. Except for cosplaying Ivy there's no excuse for it! lol
Don't rest your sword on your shoulder blade edge down (my pet peeve with sword poses: not entirely dissimilar to scratching your forehead with the barrel of a loaded gun). It's a sword, after all, not a piece of plastic, right? ;)
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