In light of the fact that I have to skip NYCC for financial reasons (sorry), and because Sheryl Chee is a helper, I may as well show you guys what we’re going to be wearing at Geek Girl Con when we cosplay on the Saturday! (we’re street clothes-ing it on Sunday)
As I said, Sheryl is an enabler, so I’m going to be wearing some kind of Izzy—old Izzy, repaired Izzy, just-makeup-and-accessories Izzy … remains to be seen. But Some Kinna Izzy. I’m also wearing the Orlesian Noble Gown because I made a fucking ballgown, guys.
For Beth, we’re hoping to finish her DA:I Cassandra!! We wanted to make it for PAX Prime, but the limited time frame and expensive-ass cat surgery made us delay the costume until now. But we’re super excited to debut this! Beth has been practicing her “BULLSHIT!”
This is probably a bad time to let you guys know that these are probably the last new costumes we’re going to be making for a while—we’re thoroughly burnt out (in energy as well as financially). While we’ll still be attending some cons next year in our existing costumes, I wouldn’t anticipate seeing any new projects until at least halfway through next year. I have a lot of work and other freelance projects coming up, so cosplay is going to have to take a step back for the time being. I’ll still be online and my usual derpy self, but not crafting anything new. :C
I make absolutely no apologies.
Swords in Cosplay - Dragon Age - Isabela
Source: Copyright © 2013 Subito Allegra
Thanks for the feature, Dee! :D
Fandoms Week #2 (Bioware Day)
Isabela from Dragon Age 2
Cosplayer: SubitoAllegra [dA / FB]
Photographer: Brent Allen Thale
This is one of my favorite photos of Izzy :D The corset and bust area still needed to be adjusted at that point, but that was when the outfit first felt complete to me.
(scuttles back into work)
SubitoAllegra Cosplay Roundup: March 2011 - March 2013 Debuts
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I made this to cheer myself up and remind myself of how much good has come from cosplay. Thank you to everyone who’s helped me along the way :)
The Smuggler (AC:B)
The Corsair (AC:R)
The Lady Maverick (AC3)
Aria T’Loak (ME2/3)
Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians)
Captain Scarlett (Borderlands 2).
Featuring saroux as Aveline, Bethany Westmoreland as the Sheriff of Lynchwood, and Emily Baudelaire as Mad Moxxi.
Parts of Isabela made with Jennifer Kim; Isabela’s daggers by Melissa Russell and family; Qunaribela’s design by Spader7; Lady M’s hook by Lee Camara; Aria’s headpiece by Aubriana Zurilgen; props on Cruella and Scarlett made by Bethany Westmoreland
Photos by Tiffany Peters (Isabela); Ger Tysk (Smuggler); Ian Travis Barnard (Trish); Leonard Lee (Corsair and Qunaribela); Jeff @ i360.com (Lady Maverick); Tiffany Chang (Aria); Shunichi Al Hayashi (Cruella); Jonathan Wai (Scarlett).
This post has been going randomly crazy of late (HI EVERYONE GAH), so I figured I’d let you all know that Isabela and Aveline are still off having lots of shenanigans. YOU PUT THAT BACK IZZY (Aveline totally looks like she’s about to spank Isabela with her sword. Someone does need a spanking, after all….)
Sa and I don’t really act like this when we hang out. Okay maybe a little. There was that awesome bumper car showdown….
Photo by Tiffany Peters
All Photos: Isabela and Aveline’s Day Off
I’ve done a lot of thinking and listened to a lot of people’s opinions, and I’ve reached a decision. Looks like I’m just going to update my Default Isabela rather than make a Romanced Outfit. When I first played DA2, the game had a bug that basically had Isabela never switch out of her default outfit, even after you sleep with her. (Has that ever been patched, by the way?) So, for me, Isabela doesn’t *have* a Romanced Outfit. Potential symbolism aside, Isabela just never wears a black corset, for me.
So I’m definitely going to be updating parts of Isabela that have bugged me for a while. In an attempt to honor Jennifer’s original work, I’m actually going to go ahead and make a new corset as well, just so I can keep the original dress <3 Here’s what needs to be done by PAX Prime at the latest:
- new dress + corset
- updated jewelry (except for the Dicks because they are eternal)
- new armor (thanks, Beth!)
- probably a new sash as well
I know I said last year that I had to put Izzy away, but I guess the answer is … no, I don’t. I can’t say there was any specific catalist (though learning the other day that Qunaribela was actually drawn like the one Spader and I made was an incredibly surprising, heartwarming, and humbling thing) so much as … well.
It turns out that Isabela will always be a costume I fall back on, even if I have to wear her a lot less due to other projects. Can’t stop, won’t stop.
Okay I’m actually seriously considering repairing Isabela, but: should I upgrade to Romanced Isabela?
Isabela from Dragon Age 2
Cosplay by subitoallegra
Photography by Brent Allen Thale,
SoulfirePhotography, & LJinto
NGL, I miss wearing Izzy :C
I’m feeling really nostalgic right now.
Myself as Sebastian Vael
pincushioned as Romanced Isabela
subitoallegra as Isabela
mustangkitty as Rogue Hawke
aicosu as Finery Hawke
weirdtakoyaki as Morrigan
oh hay here’s some old costume photos!
man I miss these costumes
I miss you guys
aaaaaaargh I miss this group so much, why is everyone but Aziza so far away right now ;___;
also I will never stop loving two Isabelas one Sebastian