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Astharoshe Asran - Trinity blood (venetian dress).

Costume, wig and make-up by me.
Thanks my dad for help with spear Gae Bolg!
Photo by Kifir :iconkifir:

Backstage photoshoot (video) >>> [link]
Video - defile [link]



And Rei as Jane Judth Jocelyn *_____*
We've made this photoshoot together.



DD? Oh, thanks so much! =)))
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-12-17
Foreign land by *Ryoko-demon ( Suggested by RaikouCos and Featured by pullingcandy )
:iconlooking4work:
Looking4Work Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
You are amazing. This looks like a scene from a movie.
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:iconanomalousdeviant:
AnomalousDeviant Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are the perfect Asta. So wonderfully beautiful. oooh, stars 
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:iconladyserraphym:
LadySerraphym Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Only thing I can say here is ........ WOW :jawdrop:
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The December, 2012 Cosplay Daily Deviation Round-Up has been released, and you can find your spectacular work here!:la:
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:iconcogmancer:
Cogmancer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
With the pose and the background I thought it was digital art. I applaud this picture. Very well done.
Now, about that spear/staff thingie. Where might I aquire one?
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:icondgcps:
DGCps Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
cooollll!!
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:iconsergiko:
SERGIKO Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Шикарно !!!
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:iconcirbane:
Cirbane Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
dear god i want your views
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:icontattoogirl87:
tattoogirl87 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Love it!!!
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:iconsilverghostkitsune:
SilverGhostKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
I don't even want to begin to imagine how much time and effort went into making this outfit, but it is stunning!
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
sexy and gorgeous. beautiful background.
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:iconcamilia-chan:
Camilia-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, this is a beautifully divine cosplay!
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:icongornam-gorphentos:
Gornam-Gorphentos Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
I'd love to put my dick in her
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:iconcogmancer:
Cogmancer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
What a terrible post. Shame on you.
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:icongornam-gorphentos:
Gornam-Gorphentos Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
It's honest, and straight to the point. It's arguably the best comment ever.
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:iconvkmarshmallow:
VKMarshmallow Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
WOAH! This is amazing! Great job =]
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:iconandroideang:
androideANG Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
she is too cute
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Lovely
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:iconnakamuratenshi:
NakamuraTenshi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
*O* THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!
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:iconcarmanmm-dirda:
CarmanMM-Dirda Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing costume and...everything! Beautifully executed and the atmosphere is a perfect fit. Very well deserved! :heart:

I can't believe how rude some people are being, saying you shouldn't have gotten the DD. While I agree the photographer needs credit - which they get in your artist's comments - you've very well earned this. Congrats and ignore those people. ;)
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:iconbeethy:
beethy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
It's a shame the photographer wasn't given the daily deviation. Kifir deserves much more credit.
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Uh...I don't want to underestimate anyone's work, but it seems to me the cosplay itself is a lot more worthy of recognition than the picture. This cosplay would look good from any angle, it's fantastic.
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:iconbeethy:
beethy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
You're correct. This cosplay would look decent from most angles.. it's an amazing costume.
However, this image looks GOOD because of the work both the cosplayer and the photographer put in.

What the cosplayer does:
- Make the costume
- Pose correctly (in character)
- Does their own make-up (most of the time)

What the photographer does:
- Compose the subject properly within the frame
- Use an appropriate background
- Direct the cosplayer (so they look good)
- Set up lighting
- Work on the image in Photoshop for a few hours

Both are responsible for this great image... Now the reason why I said what I originally said is because the cosplayers have been getting most of the spotlight. Not Kifir.
Look at their pageviews. Who needs em more?
Look at Ryoko-Demon's daily deviations. She has 5 of them. All of them taken by.... guess who... Kifir!

It needs to be more balanced, that's all I'm saying.
Stop throwing these daily devs at cosplayers. Especially when they're submitting their work to the wrong category.
Technically a cosplayer should NOT submit their work to Photography... but they all do since they get more hits this way.
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Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I understand.:nod: you have a point here.
Why don't you try to suggest Kifir then? They surely have some amazing photography, that I agree with you.
Yeah, true:B a lot of people put works in the wrong category. But it might not be their fault; a lot of people simply don't know how to categorize things correctly.
All I'm saying, when you post these kind of comments you might pass of as a hater (not saying you are, just that's this a first impression). I wouldn't have commented if you said something similar of the above right away, I agree with you in most points:)
Also, ^pullingcandy features both crafts and cosplay photography, so it shouldn't be a problem for you to suggest the artist's work.
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:iconshesabromide:
ShesABromide Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
If you're bothered by the category that this was submitted to, then report it for being under the wrong category :shrug: or inform the poster of the Artisan Crafts Cosplay section and they may change it from photography/cosplay to artisan craft/cosplay. :nod:
Anyhow, while *Ryoko-demon has gotten 5 DDs, *Kifir has 3, so it's not exactly a huge imbalance. One DD in 2011, then two more this year. Not bad, considering you can only get a DD every 6 months, and some people never even get one. ;P If you still think that Kifir doesn't get enough attention, then you can suggest their work as DDs. But because he received a DD about 3 months ago, he won't even be eligible for another until February or so, next year. :roll:
Anyways, don't downplay how much the cosplayer had to do for this piece =P

The cosplayer:
- Meticulously studies their character to get every aspect as accurate as possible
- Buys all of their materials for the costume
- Spend days if not weeks creating the clothing by hand
- Spend days working on hair (wigs)
- Poses in character
- Does their own makeup
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:iconbeethy:
beethy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
I apologise if it seemed like I downplayed what the cosplayer has to do. I'm fully aware of how much work is involved since I live with one of the top male Australian competing cosplayers.
However, one should also not forget the things people aren't aware of when it comes to the side of the photographer.
You're a photographer yourself so I assume you're more than aware what it takes to create an image that looks like the one we're looking at here. We're talking years upon years of training in the technical side of photography, lighting and post processing.
Combine that with the high price tag attached to the hobby and it's clear there's more than meets the eye.

I merely tried to illustrate that both parties do an almost equal amount of work. Mentioning the cosplayer buys the material seems silly since it's assumed that they do.
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:iconchakaru:
chakaru Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I am sorry for barging in, but wouldn't the category this is posted in be a point both the cosplayer and the photographer should discuss beforehand? And what about Kifir? Just discussing this above their head seems a bit out there.
Because seriously, discussing who needs more pageviews? If Deviantart is the platform you use to publish your work as a photographer, then yes, you should post work like this in your own gallery. But just assuming who needs the pageviews and who doesn't (and I am not even dipping my toe into the whole "the cosplayers get too much attention" discussion)doesn't seem very fair.
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:iconbgzstudios:
bgzstudios Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
^^ Im with Beethy

The majority of the community needs to understand that crappy photography downgrades cosplay. A cosplay DOES NOT "look equally awesome at any angle". A photographers work compliments great cosplay any day. Both sides worked equally hard.

I say this as a giant handful of my images have made DD's under the cosplayers name.. not me - As an example, her costume did not make DD's before she worked with me.. this has happened many times now.

This is to not say this person's work is AMAZING - because it is :) - Great shot and Great costume! bravo!

(Kifir your lighting is top-notch)
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:iconraikoucos:
RaikouCos Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
^ Agree with you there Beethy :D That photographer should get a DD too XD
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:iconshesabromide:
ShesABromide Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
The photographer got a DD back in September, and you can only get one DD every 6 months =P
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:iconbeethy:
beethy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oh really? Well there we have it! I completely forgot about that DD limit.. thing. :)
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:iconmidevalexponents2sqr:
MidevalExponents2sqr Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a shame
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:iconfullmoon74:
FullMoon74 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thats weird yet REALLY cool at the same time.
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:iconyeniel:
Yeniel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful costume O.O, can't stop looking at it!
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:icondarksoulyshiroyuki:
Darksoulyshiroyuki Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice!!
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:iconmonochromesin:
MonochromeSin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sensual and elegant :3
I like it.
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:icondarklight1999:
Darklight1999 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
AMAZING! WOW~!
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:iconsv7who:
sv7who Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
gorgeous
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:iconiksarguard:
Iksarguard Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Beautiful! Breathtaking!
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:iconaoifasd:
aoifasd Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Simply WOW!
The intricate details is amazing!
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:iconmatsumoto-reiko:
Matsumoto-Reiko Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!! :heart:
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing cosplay - congrats on the DD
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
Have a nice day! : )
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:icontahiriasin:
Tahiriasin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice cosplay. Really well done.
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:iconryoko-demon:
Ryoko-demon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thanx so much!!!
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:iconchickaablet:
chickaablet Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Absolutely stunning~
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:iconbluengrasnow:
BluenGrasnow Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
perfect
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:iconrogarinprincess:
RogarinPrincess Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Very well done. I love the spear and the dress. Did you do the costume?
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:iconryoko-demon:
Ryoko-demon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Yes, thanks =)
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:iconponybronypeagasis:
ponybronypeagasis Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
epic!
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