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Polish Cosplayer Shappi’s tribute to Valkyrie Profile is impressive at first glance, but even more so when considering this was her first attempt at armor and wing fabrication. The ambitious project was crafted out of foam, wonderflex, a flurry of feathers, and even mannequin parts.
Check out costume details and the gallery below! Enjoy!
Who: The CharacterThe character is Lenneth, one of the three Valkyrie sisters from Valkyrie Profile series.
Why: The DecisionLenneth was one of my favorite characters and biggest cosplay dreams since I can remember. Valkyrie Profile is such an amazing game! I love costumes that are a challenge to me, as well as Valkyrie designs – armor and wings are my thing!
What: The ProcessThe costume was very time and money consuming. It took two months and about 250 euro to finish it. I used a lot of different materials such as craft foam, wonderflex, tons of feathers and even a shop mannequin! It may sound funny, but with such a complicated project I had to think hard how to provide durability of armor and comfort while wearing this cosplay. The most difficult task was the body armor piece and the wings. It was my first time creating those!
Where and When: The DebutThe costume was debuted at the European Cosplay Championships 2010 in London where I was the second Polish representative in the contest. The photoshoot took place in Cracov (Poland) with awesome Zahora Studio - we took photos in studio and on Kościuszki Mound. It was so cold!
Links: The CosplayerYou can find Shappi on DeviantArt and Cosplay.com.
The GalleryPhotos were taken by Mateusz Zahora and Mateusz Papiernik from Zahora Studio with assistance from Paweł Kubiak and Magdalena Szymańska.
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Seriously impressive. And that photography is kick ass.
That is an extremely impressive costume.
Nicely done, if I do say so myself. Some of the best done armor I think I have ever seen.
The detail is pretty amazing.
Best CosBlog yet!
Mighty fine job overall, it's a shame the shoulders are such an attention grabber... the only part that has an immediately apparent flaw.
Wow, that is impressive.
I really enjoy this feature on GIO. Thank you Meagan for doing such a great job in highlighting these talented people.
I admire anybody who is crafty, as sadly I am not.
Wow, that is definitely impressive. I can't believe this was her first attempt at armor and the wings. It's beautiful.
Spot on! Very impressive.
That's the type of piece that takes some serious dedication to complete. Like the real life Big Daddy outfit. I can't imagine how much effort this would have taken for someone like me to create.
The costume is amazing!By the way i want to cosplay Godot from the Phoenix Wright series but im having trouble D: does anybody know where i can find the damned visor?
This person is seriously incredible at making costumes.
I'd love to see some 'in the making' pictures from some of the Cosplayers.
Very nice. I love Valkyrie Profile, and that cosplay is very well done.
so much patience.