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Wondering. by cupcake-rufflebutt Wondering. by cupcake-rufflebutt
Character: Reki from Haibane Renmei
Seamstress/Model: Tess [cupcake-rufflebutt]
Photography/Editing: Kevin Chan [solartempest]
Location: Katsucon 2011

Construction Notes:
If you like thoughtful, metaphoric, dark (yet sincerely heartfelt) anime, I really cannot recommend Haibane Renmei enough. To date I find it one of the most haunting and profoundly beautiful shows out there, and I hope to push at least a few more folks in its general direction whilst uploading photos of my Reki costume. <3 If you'd like to read more about the construction of this costume, please check out my previous uploads!

Other Reki Uploads:
[link] | BLACK DOVE
[link] | THE WALL
[link] | AILES GRISES

Special Request:
Please no critiques/criticism; I'd like to keep this gallery happy! :3
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:iconnepesi:
Nepesi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
So Beautiful! I love the softness of the whole photograph.
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Kevin is a fantastic photographer; I love working with him!
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IroquoisPlissken Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Angelical.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :3
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FarisKalin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Wonderful costume. Great location too.

I have to agree that Haibane is such an amazing show. ABe does such great work. By any chance have you read the book "Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World". The similarities between it and Haibane are kind of neat.
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I believe you mentioned this book in a comment on one of my other photos of this costume. Havne't had a chance to read it yet, but I added it to my Amazon wishlist. n__n
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FarisKalin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Yeah, I guess I did. lol
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anewzero Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do not know this character but I love this look! (are you a smoker? or is the character a smoker?)
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The character is a smoker. Those are theatrical cigs that puff fake "smoke." :D
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:iconanewzero:
anewzero Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, as always, you look amazing! :)
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:iconalvaro84:
alvaro84 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Reki is a smoker. Quite regrettably, but it really adds to her character.
I hope she stops it later.
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:iconanewzero:
anewzero Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, i am unfamiliar with the character, but thank you nonetheless! :)
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:iconmetalmuffin:
Metalmuffin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
A Haibane Renmei Cosplay... OMG... I really loved that series, although I still canīt decide if the ending should make me smile or cry ;) Great job!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It's great to hear from fellow fans. <3
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:icon10thmuse:
10thMuse Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: You look great!
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! <3
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K3LL-3 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your costumes are always so beautiful and wrinkle-free! What kind of magic do you use on them to keep them so pristine?

And my gosh, the tinge of the color on those wings is a gorgeous touch.
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks! I'm just incredibly anal about ironing everything before I wear it. Spray starch is especially helpful to get a nice crisp look. No magic required!
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astillar0b Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Yay! Haibane Renmei! I like how you got that gradient on the wings.
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I love her wings; they were my main reason for wanting to do the costume, actually. :D
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:iconlubrian:
Lubrian Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
awesome cosplay! i love haibane renmei *w*
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad to hear that others love Haibane, too!
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ThisNThatStudio Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is adorable. :D! I love the quality in your photos-what's your process??(if I might ask!!?)
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:iconcupcake-rufflebutt:
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! The photos aren't mine; I am the costumer/model. I work with a wide variety of photographer friends.
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