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Myself as "Opera" Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop. Photo taken by Brian [Kuragiman] at A-Kon 2008. This is a rare but beautiful version of Faye, seen only in the infamous "Ballad of Fallen Angels" episode. I've always adored Faye, but never quite had the guts to cosplay her. All of that changed when I revisited the anime earlier this year and fell in love with this design. It was a lot of fun to work on, and this photoshoot in particular was just lovely. Can you catch the "Ballad of Fallen Angels" reference in the photo? ^__^

Please no critiques/criticism. I'd like to keep this gallery happy! <3
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Kuragiman Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
T_T That stupid hotel even took out the sign I used to make the lighting... I hate you Sheraton! I HATE YOU! @_@

But on a good note... this is one of my favorite shots. It turned out perfect. I made the lighting my BEOTCH!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL, I remember thinking, "I've have no idea why he's having me stand beside this ugly sign..." and when I saw the finished shot, I was so impressed. I think one of my favourite parts about doing photoshoots is seeing where the photographer goes with them. Everyone has such a unique approach!
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Kuragiman Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I know! Everyone does! Take me for example! I shoot without any pants on! You just haven't noticed yet! *_*
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
SHOCKING! XD
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Katana2071 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You sing off key
commence ass kicking
OWWW
picks up Ace of Spades

how thats for a refrence haha
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL, great references. ^__^
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alexander3 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Dark and sexy! I think if I were Setzer (the gambler from FFVI, but since you've cosplayed at Terra I should assume you know that), this'd be my dream girl.
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahah, I can see that. ^__^ Thanks for the comment!
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mebee Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
I've no idea about what this cosplay is based on, but it is a really lovely shot! You look absolutely stunning. And the lighting is perfect!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm supposed to be an dressy version of Faye Valentine from the anime Cowboy Bebop. Brian, the photographer, did a great job with this set.
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ripplednell Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
You make a gorgeous Faye. :heart: I love the little details like the ace and cigarette. Such a beautiful shot too!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! This Faye design is rare, so it's always nice to hear positive feedback! All credit for the photography goes to Brian [Kuragiman], whose work is magnificent.
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ripplednell Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
I've rarely ever seen this Faye, too, and you did it so well. I'm going to go look up the photographer now! :3
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LadyoftheAir Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
ah, here it is! I wish i could see the dress better. you should try her regular outfit sometime, i bet you'd do an amazing job with that!
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This was a glamour shot, so the point was not so much in showing off the costume. I have materials purchased to make Faye's default outfit, but I refuse to wear that around until I lose a few pounds.
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LadyoftheAir Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
oh.
haha! you don't look too tubby from your cosplay photos... well I'm sure it'll look awesome and can't wait to see it!
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Opera Faye! You did a really nice job - you look so elegant.
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! The design is really gorgeous; it's a shame it's not more widely known. ;__;
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GenisisValkyrie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Its really good nice pose and again true to its origin love it :love:
The shadow work of the camera angle its really great nice work to the person who took it :clap:
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, Brian did a beautiful job with this shoot!
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