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CosBlog # 72: Sophitia by Nadya

Nadya’s Sophitia cosplay is a great example of how location and photography can complement a fantastic costume. The photos look as pitch-perfect as Nadya herself.

Who: The Character
The character is Sophitia Alexandra from Soul Calibur 3, the original version of the game

Why: The Decision
I chose this character when I decided to participate in the World Cosplay Summit in Mexico City. Sophitia along with Nightmare seemed to be the best choice for the contest since they have complicated accessories and are usually popular among the public and fans. Particularly Soul Calibur is one of my favorite games in the fighting genre and I performed better using Sophitia although Cassandra was my favorite character.

What: The Process
It took more than four months to complete this costume. The materials were: leather for the belts, styrene for armor details, plaster & patching for other details, and car paint to give it a shiny finish. The sword is made out of pine wood. The bra was made out of thermo former and it was given a coat of plaster to provide a metallic appearance. The bra was the most difficult part due to the irregularity of the curves and forms, not to mention that it was my first time using the thermo former, but it was a fun adventure! The final cost was $350.

Where and When: The Debut
The first time I wore Sophitia was during Winterfest, a convention in Chihuahua, Chihuahua Mexico, to earn a pass to the final in the World Cosplay Summit.

The photo session was taken in an ecological reserve near El Paso Texas called Hueco Tanks. We chose the setting because of the beautifully colored rocks, the vegetation, and because it’s really pretty.

Links: The Cosplayer
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Nadyasonika
DeviantArt: nadyasonika.deviantart.com
Website: www.nadyasonika.com

The Gallery
Photos by Lu and Miguel Guevara

Miss the past few CosBlogs? Check out the CosBlog Hub for a full archive of past costumes.
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