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cosplay - howl's moving castle - diamond 1 by hanyaanfaery cosplay - howl's moving castle - diamond 1 by hanyaanfaery
Surprise - new costume, and I didn't even take it to a convention yet!

I went out for a photoshoot today with :iconrabid-potato: as a fellow cosplayer and :iconjoeshadows: as our photographer; I was the makeup artist and photo editor, as well as one of the models.

As for this costume........

You guys. You guys may not even KNOW how much I love Howl's Moving Castle, now and forever. It is still my favorite book of all time, and I swear I find something new each time I read it. And while the Miyazaki movie isn't the book, it's still a beautiful, beautiful movie with beautiful character designs. I used to do a TON of Howl's Moving Castle costumes. It feels nice to come back to doing this again, especially since I've spent so long collecting reference and jewelry.

Jacket patterned and sewn by me. Shooting star quilting (that is not visible in this pattern) is a collaboration between me and Alethea Ballard of Maverick Quilts (look up her work, it's gorgeous!). Pants by H&M. Necklace, rings, and Calcifer are official mechandise. Earrings made by Haruna. Original shirt from my 2006 triangle coat Howl patterned by Hitori; 2012 version as worn here made by me based on Hitori's original pattern. Hideous shoes from eBay, seriously why does anybody even make those fugly things.
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Ceresta Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, you're a perfect Howl!:love:
The pose looks so elegant and absolutely suits the character, I can totally imagine Howl sitting on a stone like this!
Calcifer looks quite alive to me, his eyes are almost staring at me.:D And I love the colors of the environment, just a great picture in every way!:heart:
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aaaah i've been staring at this comment going *_* for a little while!

Thank you so, so much! This costume means such a lot to me and I'm glad that you enjoyed the picture :D
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Ceresta Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!:heart:
I'm always glad if I can make other people happy with a comment.:D
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:iconthe-turtle-alchemist:
You are brilliant. Just want to say that.
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ApplesforAnna Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
...i like those shoes. Though they'd probably look better with spats.
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Great Howl, girlie! Your coat is like, perfect. And your wig is spot-on too. Hope to see more photos of this one soon!
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oOMewCookieOo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOODNESS YOU MAKE SUCH A GLORIOUS HOWL AJSDFHJSDFSD :heart:
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wildcards-cosplay Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's awesome to see you finally finished this, you look gorgeous and perfect as always.
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Tokula Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is cool
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violet-raincrow Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
So glad to see the diamond coat finally turned out! :heart:
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aaaaaaaaah me too T_T it was so weird when I finished it just staring at that thing and... well... it's DONE. As in wearable. As in sitting on my shoulders and now what the hell do I do with my life??? obviously the answer was go out into the wilderness, climb a bunch of rocks to get to a photo location, and jokingly hit on my friends at the shoot with me, but I really seriously did have a moment of "WHATTHEHELL" when I realized I've finally done it.

wow I am being tl;dr tonight
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violet-raincrow Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
What kind of fabric did you use? /interested face because I know how to sew now
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's this strange cotton sateen from the upholstery section of a warehouse fabric store. The red is a type of bridal satin, the gold is crepe-back satin (DO NOT USE THIS FOR TRIM AUGH that was the worst), the shirt is a lightweight cotton sateen, and the pants are bought because I stumbled across high-waisted black slightly shiny skinny jean pants with two buttons at the waist a while back so yay I'm not sewing those.
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violet-raincrow Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Finding the perfect pants is always a godsend. :)
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BlackRose666666 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I LOVE YOU HOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*backs away like a true slitherer-outer*

J/K, thank you! :D
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BlackRose666666 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
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kwissykat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
So cute >w<
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you! T_T
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Llewxam888 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   General Artist
gorgeous picture! :D
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much! It helps that I have a great photographer and friends who know all sorts of cool places to take pictures... :D
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Llewxam888 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   General Artist
no kidding, that setting is so perfect! o.o
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white-dragon-freya Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
awesome! and the pic is really beautiful! **
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much! I'm glad my photographer was willing to make the trek out with me... :D
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WinryRockbellHyuuga Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you look so alike to him! very well done! also the photo is amazing!
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much! The location was a bit hard to get to but I think it paid off~
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cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
After all these years, you are forever my favourite Howl. <3
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh my god i feel like unreasonably happily touched by this comment *sob* thank you SOOOOOO much
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xxXfishbonesXxx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student
Looks awesome!
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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xxXfishbonesXxx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student
Welcome ^^
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