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Mushroom Hunting. by cupcake-rufflebutt Mushroom Hunting. by cupcake-rufflebutt
Miles [captainmiles] as Spike Spiegel and myself as Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop. Photo taken by Al [Eurobeat King] at A-Kon 2009. Faye is, hands down, my favourite female anime character. For years I've put off making her yellow outfit because of personal insecurities, but I've lately found myself subscribing to a new philosophy: "I've wanted to do this outfit for 5 years. If I put it off for ANOTHER 5 years, I'll be 30. Just do the damn outfit!" And so, despite feeling like a hippo in a yellow thong, I survived cosplaying "Yellow Faye." All aspects of the costume were handmade except for the jacket, which was a lucky find at Goodwill. Miles' Spike was incredibly last minute. It was literally pulled together in a matter of 3.5 hours from a gargantuan women's suit, a few scraps of fabric, and a wig that I had luckily purchased but not styled last summer. I truly wish we had taken a "before" picture, because the suit was laughably enormous on him. ^__^; I'm hoping to find time to make him a suit from scratch before Otakon. Slight photoshopping because Faye should not have bags under her eyes from slaving over costumes for weeks and weeks, and because I like stark contrasts and grung effects when it comes to Bebop. Many thanks to Al for giving an early "sneak peak" at his A-Kon pictures!

Please no critiques/criticism. I'd like to keep this gallery happy! <3
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:iconyummygamorah:
YummyGamorah Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this photo is amazing
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :3
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:iconthefoxyeccentric274:
TheFoxyEccentric274 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
*laugh* "Mushroom Hunting." VERY nice. :clap:
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :3
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:iconthefoxyeccentric274:
TheFoxyEccentric274 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
That WAS a pretty funny episode. Especially when Spike thought he was climbing an endless flight of stairs and he was only stepping on one. :D
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:iconilla-scriptor:
Illa-Scriptor Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Hawt hawt hawt! ;D You look just like her, lil lady. I'm especially impressed by the "yellow" part; what fabric did you use?
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I made the costume from some stretch taffeta that I randomly happened upon in the clearance bin at Joanns. I've never seen a fabric quite like it, and my online searches have come up dry. I wish I could find more of it, because it was absolute heaven to work with!
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JadedGothButterfly Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Not Only An Amazing Cosplayer,You Make The Best Costumes,As Well...Not To Mention,The Real-Looking Wigs.The Wigs Suit You SO Much,They Look Like Real Hair...And Everything Ends Up Looking Fantabulous On You.

Good Job!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I've come a LONG way with wigs, and I'm very happy that I've been able to improve so much over the years.
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:iconjadedgothbutterfly:
JadedGothButterfly Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
...and it shows!I hope to see many more new cosplays,soon!Especially,from anime I absolutely adore.Have you ever done Paradise Kiss cosplays?I bet you'll look stunning. :aww:
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have several photos of my Miwako cosplay in my gallery. ^__^
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:iconjadedgothbutterfly:
JadedGothButterfly Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh!I must've missed them.They're adorable (as expected).
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:iconjadedgothbutterfly:
JadedGothButterfly Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Not Only An Amazing Cosplayer,You Make The Best Costumes,As Well...Not To Mention,The Real-Looking Wigs.The Wigs Suit You SO Much,They Look Like Real Hair...And Everything Ends Up Looking Fantabulous On You,

Good Job!
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:icondoomonyourdoomedhead:
You're adorable in this, no need to feel insecure. One of the best Faye cosplays I've ever seen, too.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, thank you very much. ^__^
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:iconcatzilerella:
Catzilerella Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey look at that! What a good pose for you both!
Your Faye outfit looks fantastic!
Cant wait to see more pics.
=]
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay, thanks! That means a lot coming from you! <3
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kaffien Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never seen a cosplay you've failed to pull off. This is awesome, I expected no less. This is probably my fav anime. I managed to get the whole series from london thugs (london drugs) for about 15 bucks.

I guess we know what Fey would look like if she could pull off an innocent look.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is a huge compliment! I'm so glad you've enjoyed this new cosplay, as well! <3
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Peeper-Dawn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You both did a awesome job! Kudos for being brave enough to cosplay as Yellow Faye. That takes guts, and you looked fantastic :D
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahah, thank you! XD
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:iconpeeper-dawn:
Peeper-Dawn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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:iconfunkarilla:
Funkarilla Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Student Photographer
hippo?!?!?
you look amazing, and gorgeous. great job!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry, I guess I'm especially overly-critical of myself when I cosplay Faye, since she's my favourite character of any show. ^__^; It's hard to even come close to perfection when it's Faye-Faye! But thank you for the kind comment!
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XSakuXSakuraX Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
dude! i didn't realize it was you when i walked by ya XD Loved the costume btw :)
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, you saw me? WE WERE SO CLOSE TO MEETING. ;__; Maybe next year!
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:iconxsakuxsakurax:
XSakuXSakuraX Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hopefully :) I plan on getting a table to sell m Stuffs :D
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:iconex-shadow:
Ex-Shadow Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
You two made a great Faye and Spike :D
And I want in on them mushrooms!!!!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahah, thank you! I'm sorry we didn't see more of each other over the weekend, but I hope you and Malinda enjoyed the con as much as I did. ^__^
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Ex-Shadow Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yea, we'll definitely have to hang out more at the next con we all end up going to! And Malinda and I had a blast this year, it was definitely the best Akon we've been to so far :nod:
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PonderMoofin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Haha i love that Mushroom episode so much! XD
Both of you look awesome, i love Cowboy Bebop >w< ~ :heart: You really look like Faye 8D
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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:iconpondermoofin:
PonderMoofin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
You're welcome ~ :heart:
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:iconbigpaw:
Bigpaw Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those costumes are awesome! You make an amazing Faye :D
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hippo? I don't see it, honestly :) Looks rather nice :)
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL, I guess I'm just overly critical, since Faye is my favourite character and I so want to do her justice. ^__^; Thank you for the comment!
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome :)
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:iconkakashi-no-ai:
kakashi-no-ai Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tee hee! oh, how i love that mushroom episode XD

not to worry, dear--you made a great faye! :D
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconsalamanderflame:
salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Awesome.:D
You look lovely as always.:love:
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks! <3
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
You're welcome.:D
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:iconmindfall:
MindFall Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes!
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:iconladyterentia:
LadyTerentia Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
YAY COUPLE COSPLAY! You two look so dangerous and awesome. :)
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahah, thank you! <3
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:iconapertureashley:
apertureashley Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
seriously cool. cosing faye takes guts. she's an awesome character :D
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I was terribly self-conscious the entire time I was wearing it. ^__^; But thank you!
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apertureashley Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
you looked great! is the widow's peak actual wig? if so, that's awesome! that woman has such a crazy hair line lol
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The widow's peak is actually my own hairline, coloured to match the wig. I pulled the wig back off my hairline so that the seamline between my hair and the wig is hidden under the headband. A sneaky trick I learned from Dia, my favourite Faye cosplayer. ^__^
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