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Faeren at AX2008 by Saimain Faeren at AX2008 by Saimain
Me dressed as my original character Faeren at AnimeExpo 2008. ^___^ My first attempt at cosplay, though I suppose I could have smiled more in the shots, lol. I look nothing like myself in this wig! But I suppose that's the point. XD

Look, a smile! And another! [link] [link]

Costume is all custom hand-made/altered, partly by me, partly by commission and bits rummaged from thrift shops and Ebay. The hardest part was finding the perfect fabric for the cloak and pants. More info/details/photos can be found here: [link]

Faeren ©me
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:iconshillmynara:
ShillMynara Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hhaha u look not really enjoying to be taken shot

it's totally cute n awesome
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mori-miko Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Student General Artist
*runs after bandwagon* wow this is such an awesome cosplay, how did you make the boots and the bracer/gloves?
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:iconraelyn-earfalas:
raelyn-earfalas Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic job on the costume! ^-^
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:iconstardroidjean:
stardroidjean Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
Wow, truly one of the best original cosplays ever!
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:iconcaleidos:
caleidos Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, very cool costume!!!

Gave me some inspiration for my own, new LARP Character.
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:iconmoonlit-rose:
moonlit-rose Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Wow, Sai.. that's an awesome cosplay of Faeren! Love the butterflies, and danglies on the belt!!
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks. ^__^ Sai?
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:iconmoonlit-rose:
moonlit-rose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
You're welcome. ^__^ Lol, I tend to call people by a smaller part of their usrname is it's kinda long--Like a little nickname! I can just call you by the full 'Saimain', if you prefer it..
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tiamat-atardecer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
It's amazing!!! You did such an amazing job with your cosplay and for it being your first time!!! :)
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:iconbdevries:
bdevries Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Ah! you WERE at Expo! Cool! Too bad I didn't get a chance to meet you... I've been a fan of your artwork for several years now. Keep up the great work!
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DreamerPierrot Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Lol where's your smile? ^^;
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Follow the link in the description. :)
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:iconcarla-ng:
carla-ng Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you look awesome! great cosplay!! :D
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:iconharuka--chan:
Haruka--chan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent job on the costume! I'm soo sad I missed you at AX08.... I really wanted to meet you.... Next year I won't be going with my sis, so if we could work things out, I'm sure it'll be fine. ^^
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:iconthe-zilla:
the-zilla Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Hobbyist
I like the middle picture. The butterfly, leaf, and belt chain-thingy look awesome. You have a young face! (so the costume says)
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:iconsorazblack:
Sorazblack Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
The costume is great. Well done:clap:
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:icongoldenbadger:
GoldenBadger Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
Wicked, it looks amazing :) bet you worked hard on that costume, well done you!
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:iconthief-of-navarre:
Thief-Of-Navarre Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
Even as a guy your still cute as a button! :D
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:icontharshinaa:
Tharshinaa Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And a splendid first attempt it is!! ^____^ Did a lot of people recognise Faeren? What did they say? *grins*

And, uh... what, pray tell, is that thing on your cheek? Nyaa... you're face is so cuuuuute!!! *pinches your cheeks!!*
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:iconlina-wicked:
Lina-Wicked Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
You're so pretty!!!! >< You should model clothes more often, haha! The costume looks great by the way!! All those months were worth it! :D
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:iconanniina85:
Anniina85 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008   Traditional Artist
Awwww! ^_^ nice one, you did very good job! (so that's how you look like.. ; )) the last pic's so pretty here, the butterflies and green stuff show beautifully behind your/his ear ^^ heee!<3
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:iconbrokenangel87:
brokenangel87 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the butterflies! It cant be Faeren without his everpresent entourage of them!
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:iconpurly:
Purly Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Absolutely amazing! @_@ I can't stop staring at it~
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:iconlight-and-dark:
Light-and-Dark Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Wow. You look so happy.

Awesome costume though. Is the character meant to be from Ledend of Zelda?
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Nope, it's my own original character from my fantasy series. :)
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:iconlight-and-dark:
Light-and-Dark Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Ah. Cool. Looks awesome. I like when people cosplay their own characters.
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InvincibleAgent Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
I find moleskin useful for cloaks/tunics/whatever. And is Faeren an unhappy character? If so, you could say you were just being in character :p
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wilde1892 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LoL, you're costume is splendid! I saw it and, though I couldn't put my finger quite on it, I knew the character immediately! ha Ha! I was like, "huh, so familiar...oh, duh! 'Cause I covet your work!"
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animetayl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. That hairstyle actually suits you quite a bit, if I say so myself. I think you're more in character with Faeren because you didn't smile a lot. I'm sure Faeren has so many burdens, he doesn't find a lot to smile at.
It'd be so neat to have a wig or a few and see how different styles suited me.
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luqkhyjonas Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thats amazing ^^
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:icontanael:
Tanael Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I really like your outfit! it's really cute!
^_^ great cosplay!
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crumpet-fiend Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
absolutely fantastic, I love this and all your OC's xD I'm currently staring my very own 'cosplay' outfit of one of my OC's, any tips?
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black-n-gold-angel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
This is awsome? did anyone recognise you as your own character?
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
A few people did, yes. :)
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:iconblack-n-gold-angel:
black-n-gold-angel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
:D wow! that must have felt well good! to know that your own character that you made gets recognised by a complete stranger and other anime and games fans :D well done to you!
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Aelanessa Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Student Filmographer
Haha nice to know I'm not the only one who wears that expression on most photo's.. :]
The costume looks great! I love all the butterflies =]
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Nimphaiwe Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Student General Artist
That's an excellent costume. :heart:
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:iconterrenna:
Terrenna Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Cool costume!
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Aerie-the-Avariel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
third photo looks so real! <3333

you know, I think you can make a bow! It's really easy. Everything you have to do is to find a good stick and tie up a thick string. Arrows are easy too, BUT duh... It's hard to make this metal ending, I always make arrows without them.

anyway, I want to have this costume too 8D i can dress like a viking btw. XD my bro has a lot of viking stuff xD
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Azralorne Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I know you have a lot of comments and a lot of watchers, but I have to say you look amazing :) and very pretty. I would have never guessed that wasn't your natural hair lol.

May I ask where you got your ears? I'm trying to find some myself for a cosplay and all the ones I can find are...really crappy XP
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Saimain Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
I got them from here: [link] They make really awesome ears. ^__^
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:iconazralorne:
Azralorne Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh sweet :D thank you! I was skeptical about getting them online, but it makes it easier seeing them on someone lol
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:iconmolch:
mOlch Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
aye... sweet *-* and high quality of your dress
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SANU-CHAN Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this cosplay is so great. ^_^ you made it really well, it does look like Faeren (wish i would make such a great cosplay)! i really like it. i love the butterfly and the glove. :D and your hair is pretty too. oh and you're much more beautiful when you're smiling! :)
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Andr0o Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
You look much better smiling.
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Photographer
Faeren is just... getting a bit more emo. :rofl: I guess he needs a new haircut now!

[link]
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:iconin-amorata:
in-amorata Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
You make such a cute Faeran! Wonderful job on the costume. It's very well-made, especially being your first cosplay.
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deadlychibi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Gosh! It's beautiful! =D I hope some people recognized you, and I wish I would've gotten to be there! Seriously. You. Georgia. Dragon*Con. =D I'm glad it turned out so well, though!
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SB-Gothic Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
=D The costume looks awesome all put together. It's nice to see the turn out went well. I love the little butterflies too! Really wish I could've been there in person to see it, but I guess that day will come soon enough. Well done!

:heart:
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:iconferiberri:
Feriberri Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awe! The only thing I see missing are the ears!

Awesome work though, I always admire people who cosplay their own OC's. It's hard to do and very commendable.
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