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Love Live Kotori Little Devil by HollyGloha Love Live Kotori Little Devil :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 73 8 NoFlutter Sailor Venus En Recline by HollyGloha NoFlutter Sailor Venus En Recline :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 68 4 Homura Caged But Not Contained by HollyGloha Homura Caged But Not Contained :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 101 8 Bunnysuit Weiss Schnee by HollyGloha Bunnysuit Weiss Schnee :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 145 4 Devil Homura Timestop by HollyGloha Devil Homura Timestop :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 48 1 Weiss Schnee, Ice Queen by HollyGloha Weiss Schnee, Ice Queen :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 128 12 Weiss Schnee On Target by HollyGloha Weiss Schnee On Target :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 110 4 Devil Homura Debut by HollyGloha Devil Homura Debut :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 59 3 Chiffon and Seaside by HollyGloha Chiffon and Seaside :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 53 8 Princess White Rose by HollyGloha Princess White Rose :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 71 3 Miss Scarlett O'Hara by HollyGloha Miss Scarlett O'Hara :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 68 7 Madame Red Dark Repose by HollyGloha Madame Red Dark Repose :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 69 8 Red Hearts Fairy Spell Caster by HollyGloha Red Hearts Fairy Spell Caster :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 43 4 Dr Mrs The Monarch is Back by HollyGloha Dr Mrs The Monarch is Back :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 143 20 Blair the Cat Graveyard Model by HollyGloha Blair the Cat Graveyard Model :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 150 6 Weiss Schnee En Guard by HollyGloha Weiss Schnee En Guard :iconhollygloha:HollyGloha 56 1

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Homucifer by lvxferre Homucifer :iconlvxferre:lvxferre 123 12 [+Video] Commission - Shiver by Hyanna-Natsu [+Video] Commission - Shiver :iconhyanna-natsu:Hyanna-Natsu 3,711 187 TLM wig by HeavenlyDayys TLM wig :iconheavenlydayys:HeavenlyDayys 41 26 McCree and Mercy Genderbend by Kesau McCree and Mercy Genderbend :iconkesau:Kesau 72 12 Sailor moon evolutions by AngeniaC Sailor moon evolutions :iconangeniac:AngeniaC 1,951 68 Lapis Lazuli by Akuo-art Lapis Lazuli :iconakuo-art:Akuo-art 459 16 Lapis Lazuli by zhantallian Lapis Lazuli :iconzhantallian:zhantallian 387 20 homucifer by ilustrandobrando homucifer :iconilustrandobrando:ilustrandobrando 28 2 Dove by LeeshaHannigan Dove :iconleeshahannigan:LeeshaHannigan 407 15 RWBY: Weiss Schnee by AngelsForeverXO RWBY: Weiss Schnee :iconangelsforeverxo:AngelsForeverXO 177 39 devil homura by sandeul5 devil homura :iconsandeul5:sandeul5 41 3 cantarella by snownymphs cantarella :iconsnownymphs:snownymphs 200 7 miku trinity by snownymphs miku trinity :iconsnownymphs:snownymphs 184 9 Dr. Mrs. The Monarch by OnishinX Dr. Mrs. The Monarch :icononishinx:OnishinX 135 5 Printemps by frozen-winter-prince Printemps :iconfrozen-winter-prince:frozen-winter-prince 179 4 Mrs Rabbit by NoFlutter Mrs Rabbit :iconnoflutter:NoFlutter 704 18

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Love Live Kotori Little Devil
Kotori Model: Me!
Photographer: Julio's Photography ( www.facebook.com/juliomphotogr…; )

I had friends that were hardcore Love Live fans and they kept insisting that I watch the series, and I kept putting off.  You'd think that being a lover of the Magical Girl concept, I'd be all over the Idol trend, but for some reason, I didn't immediately jump on board.  I knew the characters and liked the designs I saw, but nothing Popped.  Then I went to Japan, and right in the middle of Ikebukoro was a cosplay store that had all 9 Love Live Little Devil cosplay designs displayed.  Kotori's was the showstopper to me.  After I bought the costume, however, I watched the series and it's cute, cute, cute!  Kotori, Eli and Nozomi were immediately my favorites, but in all honesty, I could only really pull off Kotori.  Which was great, since I bought her costume.

Kotori Costume:
Honestly?  I didn't make this at all.  However, I did need to do some modifications to this as it was made for a slender Japanese girl and not an amazonian Amercian.  I cut down the back of the dress and added a spacer to accommodate my ribs and bustline.  The skirt didn't cover my backend at all, so I found a black silk skirt to add to it.  The most humbling part were the garters:  I had to remove the velcro parts that attached and add elastic bands so that my legs could fit without my circulation being cut off.  Hooray for Chun Li legs, I guess!  ;)  The wig is an Arda wig, styled in Kotori's cute little side ponytail loop....although the color really reminds me of Sleeping Beauty! 

Finishing thoughts:  I'm in love with this look, and after doing research: Idols have the most adorable wardrobes!  I finished up Muse's storyline and will definitely consider more Kotori cosplays!  Plus, it was amazing seeing all the Little Devil Love Live cosplayers ♥  I have hopes of being in a photoshoot with the other eight characters, we'd be showstoppers!
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NoFlutter Sailor Venus En Recline
Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Houston Is Photography ( www.facebook.com/HoustonISPhot… )
Design by NoFlutter:  noflutter.deviantart.com/

I won't lie, I'm loving the resurgance of Sailor Moon!  In addition to the new anime, a lot of talented artists are creating some stunning designs of our favorite magical girls!  When I saw NoFlutter's designs trickle in on Facebook I was absolutely floored!  They were all so intricate, with elements that give them their own personality, but also close enough in design so that you know they're all a team!  Sailors Venus, Saturn and Neptune are my favorite scouts in the anime/manga, and NoFlutter's designs of those three are my favorites!  

NoFlutter Sailor Venus Costume: The tiara is a Charming Charlies necklace and an Etsy filigree necklace disassembled and reassembled.  I also added clasps to various parts to it so it latches onto the wig.  (and more importantly comes off so I can wash the wig). For the jacket, I used Simplicity pattern 0516 ( s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/o…; ) which was modified to get the look I want.  The sleeves were stuffed with batting and the spindle shaped creamsickle silk has glitter trim around it to give it a bit more pop.  For the stand up collar, I used orange matte satin, stitched on more glitter white trim and sandwiched it with heavyweight interfacing.   The corset was made from layers of white bridal satin and creamsickle color silks.  I used Rufflebutt's Bunnysuit Pattern to make the corset ( jpridemore.storenvy.com/produc… ).  I handstitched on the gold buttons and made gold chains for the corset and jacket that have clasps for easy removal (and allows for the removal of the chains to wash the garments)  The skirt has three layers:  The most underskirt is white bridal satin, hemmed, with horsehair braid to give it some flounce.  The middle skirt is orange matte satin with creamsickle silk trim.  I pleated, ironed, and topstitched every pleat there.  The Top skirt is the creamsickle silk, made from four pieces~one for the backside, two for the drape on the sides and the last piece for the bustle (which is stuffed with tulle).  The white skirt snaps to the middle/underskirt (they're stitched together), which snaps to the corset.  All the bows are made from blue matte satin, have heavyweight interfacing and snap on/off the garments.  (I also used extra Charming Charlie's jewels from the cannibalized necklace for the tiara).  I handstitched two different types of lace on the stockings and found adorable shoes online that fit the look of the character

I love this costume so much!  And the fact that so many people are welcoming to this gorgeous design add to the fun!  I adore wearing gowns and elegant costumes and this fits the bill.  NoFlutter has so many stunning designs, my To Cosplay List grew like crazy!  ♥ 
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Homura Caged But Not Contained
Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Dynamite Dames Photography ( www.facebook.com/dynamitedames… )

Any Madoka fans here?  Gracious, didn't that show make you re-think wanting to be magical girl? o_O I absolutely loved the series, all the characters and the storyline so much!  I even read the manga put out that discussed other magical girls and their tragic stories (and I heavily recommend them all.  One storyline intersects with one of Homura's past timeline failures)

Costume Construction:  The socks were the PERFECT match for Homura and as soon as I saw Chantilly ( chantilly.storenvy.com/ ) selling them, I bought them immediately! The skirt was drafted using The Green Pepper's Ice Skating Pattern ( butterick.mccall.com/filebin/i…; ) which was modified heavily to accommodate fabric that doesn't stretch, as well as that asymmetrical hemline. For the exposed part, I used a black matte satin with a glitter finish.  The underskirt area was printed from Spoonflower using one of their Space designs on Silky Faille fabric ( www.spoonflower.com/fabric/262… ).  I took apart two gorgeous black feather boas and hand stitched on every single feather.  The back of the skirt has a peek a boo opening to show off the black glitter fabric.  The applique lace on the back of the skirt was bought off of Etsy and is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.  And also hand stitched on. 

The corset was used with Simplicity's Pattern # 1728 ( s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/7… ) and fit so gorgeously that it's going to be my Go To pattern for corsets from now on. The inside of the corset is lined with strong black cotton fabric and is boned with steel wire boning.  The outside fabric was done in black bridal satin. 
I had to modify the bustline to get a sweetheart look, and to simulate the cutouts on the side and front of the dress, I layered beige fabrics on each other and heat sealed the ends with my solder tool.  I handstitched the beige cut outs on and stitched on more gorgeous black applique that I bought off of Etsy. 

For the necklace I had a bottom layer of sheer ribbon and a top layer of satin ribbon.  Between the layers I put in more rooster feathers and stitched them all together, heat sealing the ends with my solder tool.  I had bought a necklace from Claires and painted it black, disassembled it and stitched it on top of the ribbon necklace.  For extra oomph, I bought some filigreed clock hands from Hobby Lobby ( s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/2… ) decorated one of the hands with black rhinestone and added it to the necklace, as it would fit the theme of the character.  The headband was bought from Claires and I hot glued on red fabric and made a quick bow with the red satin and heavy interfacing fabric.  The gloves were bought from Claires as well.  ;)

The wings were made referencing Jia Jem's Online Wing Tutorial ( jiajem.com/tutorials/wings/ ).  9 gauge steel wire was shaped for the harness and the wing shape.  I bought two 5' black garden hoses from Walmart, cut off the brass ends and fed them through the wire.  The fluffy white part of the wings are thick pieces of craft foam sandwiching in black turkey feathers (both bought from Hobby Lobby) with white tinseled feather boas (bought from JoAnn Fabrics) hot glued on top. The design of the wings allow for me to shape them into either an extended position or a pre/mid flight look.  I prefer the upward extended look for it's dramatic visuals and less propensity to hit people in the head when I walk by. ♥

Overall:  I absolutely love how dark and dramatic this looks!  I haven't done villainous design in awhile and kind of miss it: I'm such a real life Princess Good Girl it feels good to be in the Dark Side from time to time ;)  I realize that I still have a LOT to learn about designing and making wings and look forward to more challenges to do so! 
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Bunnysuit Weiss Schnee
Weiss Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: Dynamite Dames Photography ( www.facebook.com/dynamitedames… )
Bunnysuit Weiss Designed by: Arrya (chiicharron.tumblr.com/)

I stumbled across RWBY on Crunchyroll after I saw so many people on my Facebook commenting on the series.  I loved it!  Each character has a fantastic design and weapons that I just DREAM about owning one day!  <3  Weiss's design stood out the most to me, with the contrasting of cool colors and the bright red lining of her jacket.  To me, she developed the most in the series: she's strong, confident-but her first year of Beacon really knocked her around.  She held onto her strength, and even displayed a caring side-if it was a bit backhanded.  

Weiss Costume: From the bottom down:
Shoes and fishnets were things I happened to have already (and that says so very much about me :p).  The train was made from a snowflake printed chiffon that I used a solder tool to create a scalloped hemline.  There is a bustled back which is more draped chiffon.  The lace was purchased off of Etsy and was handstitched on to give it more pop and weight.  The train is simply pinned on.  The bunnysuit was made from the Yaya Han Bunnysuit Design by McCalls Patterns # M7398 ( mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7398…; ).  In a spray bottle I mixed three parts water to one part fabric paint and sprayed each piece before sewing to create a gradient look.  Once the pattern was sewn, I embellished it with different size Swarovski crystals.  I purchased the gloves at a local Claires, the eyecatching necklace from High Fashion Fabrics and the heiress styled bracelets from www.rhinestonejewelry.com/ .  The wig was an online purchase from forever ago, and the ears were gifted to me at a friend's Easter Party, and were put to good use here. 

Finishing thoughts:  I loved the design that ChiCharron did, but did add some other elements to get more of an Heiress look.  This is easily one of my most favorite looks and can't wait to show it off a bit more.  Weiss has easily become my most favorite RWBY girl and I'm looking forward to so many more seasons of her character development
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Devil Homura Timestop
Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer:  Cosplay Composites by Kris Kehe (  www.facebook.com/cosplaycompos… )

Any Madoka fans here?  Gracious, didn't that show make you re-think wanting to be magical girl? o_O I absolutely loved the series, all the characters and the storyline so much!  I even read the manga put out that discussed other magical girls and their tragic stories (and I heavily recommend them all.  One storyline intersects with one of Homura's past timeline failures)

Costume Construction:  The socks were the PERFECT match for Homura and as soon as I saw Chantilly ( chantilly.storenvy.com/ ) selling them, I bought them immediately! The skirt was drafted using The Green Pepper's Ice Skating Pattern ( butterick.mccall.com/filebin/i…; ) which was modified heavily to accommodate fabric that doesn't stretch, as well as that asymmetrical hemline. For the exposed part, I used a black matte satin with a glitter finish.  The underskirt area was printed from Spoonflower using one of their Space designs on Silky Faille fabric ( www.spoonflower.com/fabric/262… ).  I took apart two gorgeous black feather boas and hand stitched on every single feather.  The back of the skirt has a peek a boo opening to show off the black glitter fabric.  The applique lace on the back of the skirt was bought off of Etsy and is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.  And also hand stitched on. 

The corset was used with Simplicity's Pattern # 1728 ( s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/7… ) and fit so gorgeously that it's going to be my Go To pattern for corsets from now on. The inside of the corset is lined with strong black cotton fabric and is boned with steel wire boning.  The outside fabric was done in black bridal satin. 
I had to modify the bustline to get a sweetheart look, and to simulate the cutouts on the side and front of the dress, I layered beige fabrics on each other and heat sealed the ends with my solder tool.  I handstitched the beige cut outs on and stitched on more gorgeous black applique that I bought off of Etsy. 

For the necklace I had a bottom layer of sheer ribbon and a top layer of satin ribbon.  Between the layers I put in more rooster feathers and stitched them all together, heat sealing the ends with my solder tool.  I had bought a necklace from Claires and painted it black, disassembled it and stitched it on top of the ribbon necklace.  For extra oomph, I bought some filigreed clock hands from Hobby Lobby ( s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/2… ) decorated one of the hands with black rhinestone and added it to the necklace, as it would fit the theme of the character.  The headband was bought from Claires and I hot glued on red fabric and made a quick bow with the red satin and heavy interfacing fabric.  The gloves were bought from Claires as well.  ;)

The wings were made referencing Jia Jem's Online Wing Tutorial ( jiajem.com/tutorials/wings/ ).  9 gauge steel wire was shaped for the harness and the wing shape.  I bought two 5' black garden hoses from Walmart, cut off the brass ends and fed them through the wire.  The fluffy white part of the wings are thick pieces of craft foam sandwiching in black turkey feathers (both bought from Hobby Lobby) with white tinseled feather boas (bought from JoAnn Fabrics) hot glued on top. The design of the wings allow for me to shape them into either an extended position or a pre/mid flight look.  I prefer the upward extended look for it's dramatic visuals and less propensity to hit people in the head when I walk by. ♥

Overall:  I absolutely love how dark and dramatic this looks!  I haven't done villainous design in awhile and kind of miss it: I'm such a real life Princess Good Girl it feels good to be in the Dark Side from time to time ;)  I realize that I still have a LOT to learn about designing and making wings and look forward to more challenges to do so! 




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HollyGloha
Holly Gloha
United States
I like to say I'm too multi-faceted to be confined by any one definition. ;) I take great delight in being me. Trite, but true.

I do a lot of costuming, but am still in the "Learning" category. As I make each new costume I learn new tricks, discover new frustrations and enjoy new victories. I love the costuming community (well, except for the snarky people, but they're everywhere...take the bad with the good, I guess). I'm by no stretch of the imagination a Professional of Cosplay, just someone having fun. If you for some reason come to me with a question, I'll try my best to help out, but remember, I'm still Amateur. For now. ;)

I'm also a martial artist *didn't see THAT one coming, didja?* I actually find it cathartic, and it helped fill a void left when I was no longer able to continue with ballet. I plan on continuing to learn until I'm either Old and Busted, or Strapped Down With a Family. Whichever one comes first.

I hope you enjoy my page! I look forward to meeting fellow costumers, photographers or people who just like the pictures I post! :)

Current Residence: Houston, Tx
Interests
I can't believe how long it's been since I've done a journal update!  I decided I needed much more stress in my life, so I started taking a full time semester along with my full time job!  :)  If all plays out right, I'll have my Medical Coding certification by the end of this semester!  *fingers crossed*  My costuming is taking a hit, time wise.  I just can't crank them out like I used to, and I really want to!  :(  I'll still sew, it relaxes me, and I should have some new fabulous pictures of my Belly Dancer start to come in!  Xoxo for your love and patience!  Wish a nerd girl a successful semester! 

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:iconsoren7550:
soren7550 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016   Writer
Thanks for joining The Nerdery! Please, enjoy our collection of high quality nerdy works. 
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girlsdominateme1993 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
Your are my mistress holly♥
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Paintandgraphite Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your work! Elaborate and elegant cosplay! =)
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HollyGloha Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
You're truly a sweetheart!  ♥ ♥ ♥ for brightening up my day!
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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Edited May 5, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Holly Gloha, dear animaton/anime artist, model 'n cosplayer gal! :hug:
Singing Singing Singing Singing Dance! Dance! Boogie! Boogie! Party Airborne

Good luck, beautiful, and I hope you'll have a great birthday today!
I've a foot fetish myself, and I know you have beautiful 'n sexy feet during some of your cosplays! Heart
I loved all your Sailor Soldiers cosplays; those are really awesome like the others! Heart
Also wishing you keep up the good work on all awesome animation/anime art, modelings 'n cosplays; I love 'em! ;) (Wink) Heart
Thumbs Up Pringles Have your cake and eat it too Yummy pie!

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Los Angeles, CA ;) (Wink)

Since I wouldn't have been able to do some birthday muro drawings, I got you three extra drawing copies, so...
SURPRISE;
Believe it or not, three birthday muro drawing copies I made, of birthday feet, chibi Haruhi Suzumiya, and Mikuru Asahina wishing you one, so, wishes 'n' luck!
Click on them:
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conquest79 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
have a joyful bday
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:icong1nobleteam:
g1nobleteam Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Happy birthday to one phenomenal cosplayer.
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Mikesw1234 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Happy Birthday!
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MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy BDay Holly G.!
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Celem Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday :)  :party:
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