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Alexiel - The Soldier Who Defied Heaven by etaru Alexiel - The Soldier Who Defied Heaven by etaru
I'm so excited to share this!! First full body shot of my new Alexiel from Angel Sanctuary, debuted at Katsucon 2013!

Bearing few usable reference images of her final outfit, I had to improvise and take artistic liberties such as guessing the colors. The bodice and skirt were patterned by me using the wrong side of an otherwise sparkly tan polyester because another white Alexiel outfit haha no. Due to the simple design, per usual, I added small embellishments like appliques to the skirt and embroidered designs to the sleeves. Her absurd wire necklace was made with jewelry wire. Gloves and boots were pre-owned. The wig was $12 wig on Ebay from China that I styled to look like a $40 wig, but otherwise came in the perfect length and color.

The wings were a trial and error experience using techniques from my previous FFVIII Siren - a base of thick gauge copper wire, embroidery floss, polyester batting, and 2 lbs of turkey rounds all hand trimmed by me. They are worn via thick elastic straps that wrap around the underbust of a bra without need of shoulder straps or a stabilizing corset, and disconnect at the joints into 3 parts through hidden industrial velcro under the feathers. Thus they are at maximum only 5 lbs, withstand convention wear and tear, and collapse to fit in my suitcase!
Lionel is a total doll and made my Nanatsusaya crystal sword from thick layers of clear vinyl!

I'm very proud to announce this image is available as a print as part of Martin Wong's IL2H 2013 charity drive - all print sales go to the Red Cross! There's prints of landscapes and gorgeous cosplayers so please check them out here: [link]

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Alexiel from Angel Sanctuary (ending chapter)
Costume and wings made and modeled by me
Photo by Martin Wong
Sword by Lionel Lum

See more at Etaru.com!
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:iconcocoman68:
Cocoman68 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really cool
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ExileFayt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is spectacular! Your original Alexiel costume was the reason I started following you :)
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etaru Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
omg thank you *_* It felt really nostalgic to go back to this character after so many years and make it with techniques and skills I didn't have back in the day. 
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ExileFayt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome ;u; I imagine that was a pretty awesome feeling, especially after seeing the finished result. It came out very well.
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Lady-I-Hellsing Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OWWWW you are gorgeous *___*
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:iconyume-ka:
Yume-ka Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
OMG This is so perfect! HNNGGG~
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:iconeyon:
eyon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
what show/game is that sword form.....does it hurt ppl i fuckin kinda want one
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:iconetaru:
etaru Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
It's in the description, Angel Sanctuary
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:iconeyon:
eyon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
That swordy goodness
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:iconmostflogged:
Mostflogged Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
UNghhHHHH your thighs in this picture are super sexy and you look so gorgeous!!!! Everything is beautiful and nothing hurts.
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:iconetaru:
etaru Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I hate my thiiiiigghhhhss ;__; Thank you darling! <33
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:iconvi-ki:
vi-ki Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely gorgeous!
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:iconhammarn80:
hammarn80 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Divine!
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Perzypoo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
HELLLLLLLLLLLO SEXY ANGEL :D Lada awesome job and I need to learn how to make wings like this from you soon! <3
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:iconetaru:
etaru Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Thanks hon! Come over anytime, I'll show you the interior workings!
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:iconthevocaloid1:
TheVocaloid1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Beautyful and awsome :wow:
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:iconabbottw:
abbottw Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
lovely!
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:iconmadrinabastet:
MadrinaBastet Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Very cool!
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:iconhuttcartel:
HUTTCARTEL Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Very beautiful!
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:iconmasimage:
masimage Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Wonderful cosplay.
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:iconquadmanx:
QuadManX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, just... wow. Gorgeous all around! You did a great job on those wings! Kudos to you!
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Iceriel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
you're amazing and lovely!
And thankyou for your kindness to share with us the process for making your great costumes! Thanks!
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:iconderekdwyer:
DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!! =D
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:iconjay-michael-lee:
Jay-Michael-Lee Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconmr-neko-juanito:
mr-neko-juanito Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
this photo is so awesome, I just loved this
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:iconlostkingdom:
lostkingdom Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the costume
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:icondeltarr:
Deltarr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Amazing !!! O_O
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:iconcutebridalsoftskin:
cutebridalsoftskin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
SOFT GIRL SEXY FIGURE CUTE BODY PARTS
[link]
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Akane-Akashi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Nyaa !
The organic angel ♥ ♥

Nice sword, and wing. Really well made !
The coplay is beautilfull,The only little thing wrong: your face doesn't look like her one (I agree, it's very hard to found a character with a face like our one :p )
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Lkon2 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
You don't even know what you are talking about.

Ask yourself before pressing that "enter" button; Do you think that's appropriate to say? How would you feel someone said that to you out of the blue for no reason?

And could at least get some kind of English proof-reader too.
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Akane-Akashi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I unterstand english, but I've some difficult to speack and write it.

And I think my com is builter than your's, because there is a criticism.
A critic isn't wrong, in cantrary. It's a good thing.
I like when I do something and people tells me critic wiwh make me progress.
I hadn't insult you, I like very much your cosplay I think it's really great.
I just think, when you chose a cosplay, you must chose someone who had some similitaries with you.
For exemple: She made someone she could make [link]
She doesn't. [link]
The second one must have chose someone in her fatness

Just say it's impossible to make a cospley from a charactere you don't look like.
I'm white, medium seize, far from flat, and medium build.
So, I'm not going to do Link which is too small, or gluttony (FMA), or Hikari (Rosario).
And with my face, I can't make charactere with a large or a too wisp face.

Moreover, I didn't say you are extremly like those ones.

I made a constructive criticism, unlike the other coms. I think we aren't able to progress without real criticism, and only with "Whaaa you're cosplay is sooooo gooooood ♥♥ blablabla... " They are nice, gentle, inane, but absolutly not constuctive.
I juste said, if you didn't say who it was, I couldn't reconized, while I LOVE her.
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:iconlkon2:
Lkon2 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
It's better to stick with places that use your own language because that was not criticism, it was an insult.
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:iconakane-akashi:
Akane-Akashi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
There's no insult.
Not my fault if you cannot understand when someone done a critism.
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:iconlkon2:
Lkon2 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
It's not a criticism. That's the thing. So, can you stop starting now? Unless a piece actually requests it, don't say anything.
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:iconetaru:
etaru Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I'm very sorry I don't look like a fictional character created from the imagination of an artist.
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:iconderekdwyer:
DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You look better =D
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:iconprue84:
Prue84 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Amazing job with this Alexiel. Really. :)
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:iconlomeloke:
Lomeloke Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful job! just lovely
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:iconschieben:
Schieben Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just.....wow. :faint:
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da-rk Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Gorgeous! Love the construction of the wings!
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sayuri13 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so sad I wasnt at Katsu this year now! I love Angel Sanctuary! Your costume is amazing!
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:iconsongsforever:
songsforever Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
fave cosplay of yours hun... well done and keep up the good work.
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:iconneo-winggoddess:
neo-winggoddess Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Lady, you are gorgeous!
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:iconljimagination:
LJImagination Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Brilliant!
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grantgoboom Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Super sexy!
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:iconnepesi:
Nepesi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! This is absolutely amazing! I love everything about it- the angle, expression, light. I specially like the light above your head, creating a glowing effect.
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ste60000 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice legs
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:iconlkon2:
Lkon2 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
That's it?
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