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Evangelion Witches by straywind Evangelion Witches by straywind
Finally! I have nice evidence of the finished version of this costume. This is a shot from Youmacon last year. I really wanted to make Rei's Halloween witch Lolita dress the second I saw a figure of it for sale in the dealer's room at Youmacon 2011. I purchased both the Rei and Asuka figure and was determined to Cosplay Rei's outfit in 2012. I'm a much bigger fan of Asuka, but I loved the colours and design of Rei's a little more (it screamed Halloween). I convinced my awesome friend Sakura to be my Asuka and we both got together at Youmacon 2012 for photos. We actually weren't together for very long. I can't wait until next fall when we can shoot together again!

This costume took quite a long time to make. Pretty much everything had ruffles on it and ruffles are just very time consuming. I used two different patterns for the outfit. I decided to make it a blouse and skirt instead of a dress. The skirt was originally a poodle skirt pattern. The hat was made using a dollar store hat as a pattern. I also gutted several dollar store hats for their wiring to give the hat its shape. I purchased red cosmetic lenses for Rei and this was one of the few moments during the con when they actually stayed in. One fell out while I was in the food court. lol Had to wash it thoroughly in my hotel room. XD

You can't see my tights in this photo, but I actually made little felt stars and sewed them to the tights. You also can't see my little hat decoration which was made from a styrofoam ball with clay mache. It's meant to look like a little Angel head. I am so proud of this costume! It was quite an ambitious project, but it all came together and I feel like I learned a lot from it. Plus it's a very Halloweeny costume so I love it to pieces. <3

Please ignore the checkered wristband on my wrist. That was not part of the costume, but it was the hotel policy for guests to wear one and I couldn’t slide it off. (~_~)

I don't have any solo shots of the costume from Youma, but I did do a shoot with Stillvisions on Halloween and just after Youma so hopefully I'll get those photos back later this year or next year and I'll have some pretty fall photos to share with you guys!

Thanks so much to Sakura for being my wonderful Asuka and to her fiancé, SolarTempest, for the wonderful photos! :3

Photo credit - SolarTempest
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The-Cosplay-Scion Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014   Artisan Crafter
This popped up while I was googling references for my Halloween costumes c: 
It made me smile!! You two are super adorable~
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straywind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Thanks! I fell in love with the figures these outfits were based on and I'm really happy that Sakura indulged me by making Asuka's costume.

What costumes are you working on for Halloween? :3 These Evangelion designs? (^^) I love to hear what other people plan for Halloween. Ironically, Halloween is the one time that I'm kind of lazy with making and wearing things because I'm too busy setting up decorations and giving out candy. XD
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PANattheDisco Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Yay! Finally photos of the two of you together! :)

I'm glad you two got to cosplay together. And your costumes turned out too cute! X3
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straywind Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Kevin just told me he finished editing and posted the photos from the Halloween shoot he did of my Rei costume so hurray! :D I love getting Halloween photos back (and I suppose it's one way to cheer myself up when we're facing a wintery day in spring).

I'm so happy Sakura made this costume! She looks sooo adorable! X3
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AmmieChan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay! Pics of your Halloween Rei!!! You and Sakura look adorable as Rei and Asuka in those Halloween outfits! The design of them is just so great! You both did a wonderful job on them XD
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straywind Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Thanks Ammie! I'm so happy to finally have some photos of this costume! It was my best work from last year so I've been eagerly anticipating photos of it. Not to mention, it's great to have some shots with Sakura! She looks so cute as Asuka. X3
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Dragoon3060 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Awesome job! You both look amazing! :)
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straywind Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Thanks! I've been on the edge of my seat waiting for photos of my Rei costume. I spent quite a bit of time on it and I'm really happy with how the costume turned out. (^^)
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Joeycrick Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely... just lovely! Nice work as usual! ^_^
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straywind Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Thanks so much! I'm happy I have some full costume photos to share now. (^^) SolarTempest got some really nice photos of Sakura and me from Youma. I think Stillvisions might be finishing up the photos from the private shoot I did with him last November so I might have some nice outdoor shots to post soon too. (^_^)
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