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The devil is in the details when it comes to Dragon Age 2’s Flemeth, making Amazon Mandy’s complex wig styling, ornate crown, and elaborate bodice extremely impressive. Check out her gallery below!
Who: The CharacterThe character is Flemeth from the game Dragon Age 2. I did both the concept art version, and then the game version when it was released.
Why: The DecisionI chose Flemeth because she's such a ***! Her voice, her movements, and also the fact that she's a fire-breathing dragon!! I also loved her character design for the second game. I love costumes with horns for some reason, I seem to be choosing more and more of them. I love strong women in armor for costumes a lot. She's just great all-around!
What: The ProcessThe costume took three months overall, I think. The bodice is vinyl, the armor is foam, and the prop is carved from wood. The most difficult part was figuring out the horns, since hers appear to have the same consistency as her hair. The cost wasn't bad since I had a lot of fabric already, as well as a wig that would work. Foam is certainly cheap...I think buying all of the studs for the bodice was the worst part!
Where and When: The DebutI first wore her to a convention in February 2011. I chose to wear her then because a very good friend was also wearing a costume from the same game, and we wanted to show them off them together. Also, the location of the convention was a gorgeous hotel, so it made for some pretty backgrounds. Sadly, at that point she wasn't quite done, and not quite what I wanted. I made a lot of adjustments before I wore her again for a shoot in the summer.
Links: The CosplayerI mostly just post my stuff on my webpage, and only some of those photos end up at Deviantart.
The GalleryPhotography by Lisa, AphexMatt, LJinto, and TheDreamerWorld
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Wow, amazing costumes. These should be what they would use for a Dragon Age live-action movie. First!
this is impressive as hell!
Awesome costume. It's so accurate.
They did awesome jobs!! Honestly, people with this kind of talent should be scouted for work. Especially with what they have to work with to make this stuff? Unreal..
Though I hold no love for DA2, this is pretty cool.
Flemeth, great choice!. Awesome costume.
She needs to open a store or a school. Just a great artist!!!! I sew and let me tell you those studds...that takes dedication beyond the highest degree.
Some of the detail and craftsmanship that goes into the costumes is outstanding.
IF you showed me an image of Flemeth's in-game model and asked me to guess who it was, I would have never gotten it right. Ugh, Dragon Age 2...
Anyway, great costume.
Great job on the Flemeth.
Brilliant Amazing Love it...
Never played DA2, but she was pretty damn scary in DAO when you wouldn't return her grimoire thingy and she turned into a high dragon and all.
Fancy. The 'Horns' make the costume.
The amount of detail on both costumes is breathtaking. Really, nice job for the two.