Original design by spader7! I just lovingly cosplayed it :) I had post-DA2 forced conversion (+ LI Hawke) in mind but Dave was writing the scenes before he saw the art/costume. There’s an homage in the comic design but it’s still distinct from ours.
omg I didn’t know the LI Hawke angle on it
So I guess that means nobody ever noticed the LI arm band on Qunaribela?
Come on, it wouldn’t be BioWare without the emotional shenanigans! I’m just keeping in line with the source material!
also I … really like this photo for some reason
Isabela from Dragon Age 2
Cosplay by subitoallegra
Photography by Brent Allen Thale,
SoulfirePhotography, & LJinto
NGL, I miss wearing Izzy :C
Dragon Age: Until We Sleep #2 preview
True story: I get to SDCC with my Qunaribela costume like so
At one point, I was talking to Dave Gaider, and it turns out that he had coincidentally been writing this very scene when he saw the tweet where I announced the fact that I was making Qunaribela.
I’ve been waiting a veeeeeeeeery long time to say this, but:
Haters gonna hate
also, sup Spader *high fives*
I’m running errands and being busy/productive today, but since I’m at home for a few minutes, I figured I’d show this picture that eon1985 sent me today of the two of us at SDCC! I feel like I don’t have many full body shots of Qunaribela, so even though my lips are messed up here (I HAVE SO MUCH TROUBLE WITH LIP COLOR), it’s nice to show off the costume head to toe. Plus Eon did such a great job with his Nightingale Armor, so show him some love!
(come to think of it, there are so many SDCC pics I wish I could find—like the one with Zevran who I immediately gave her la bise because I’m so damn European sometimes, which caused someone to scream: “OH MY GOD THAT’S SO PERFECT”)
Qunaribela likes waffles. They are in accordance with the Qun.
(photo by Maddy)
Ash of Nerd Appropriate took some shots of Qunaribela while we were waiting for the BioWare Base to open, one of which was featured in their SDCC Cosplay Roundup. SPOILER: I’m in love with these. Thanks, Ash!!
"No, really, how did you get your boobs to stay in place for Qunaribela?"
That is such a valid question, though! I wouldn’t have been creeped out if anyone had asked me this, since … well, to be honest, I’m not sure how I managed to pull it off sometimes.
Consensus appears to be blood magic!
My goal when making Qunaribela’s top (which is the polite, catch-all word I’ve been using to refer to “those two strips of fabric that barely hold my boobs in place”) was to create something that I wouldn’t need fashion tape to wear. Case in point, I did not use fashion tape for Qunaribela. I did initially, but soon realized that the tape was more uncomfortable than effective and so opted to remove it (with the knowledge that Tori could always toss me the roll back so I could reapply).
So let’s go over a few things I did to make this thing work, shall we?
Qunari Isabela based on this fan work
Photographer: Leonard Lee
Thank you for the feature, ~*~lover~*~!! (Note to self: get hi-res Qunaribela shots from Ash!)
I’ve been dealing with a lot of bullshit today, including Facebook trolls who are comparing me to Aveline as a veiled insult (lolwhat I don’t even) and appear to think they’re IRL Isabela (LOLWHAT WHO ACTUALLY DOES THAT), which prior to the delusions of grandeur really started to get to me, as my wonderful and supportive Twitter followers can tell you. (seriously I love you all) I was upset all day, it escalated … and now it’s honestly a little ridiculous so I ain’t even mad bro. Still, I was initially planning on making this post to not feel like such a sad sack of shit, so here we go….
So here’s Qunaribela, everyone. I’m going to keep reminding myself that, no matter what the haters do, I will always be proud of myself for wearing her. As before, a million thanks to spader7 for drawing the fanart that launched a thousand embroidery stitches <3
The group photo features Laura as Cerberus Shepard, Matt as James Vega, Rana as Samara, Maddy as a SWTOR Trooper, Crystal as FemShep, and sadly I never caught the name of the Tali but she was really awesome as well. Photo credit goes to the phenomenal Leonard Lee AKA LJinto, who I barely got to see this weekend but who is awesome as always. (also DUDE THESE PICS ARE ON MTV)
this is AMAZING
i still can’t believe you actually went through with this (it’s an incredible feeling and i feel so honored) and you’re an amazing cosplayer, and that you did this in such a short time is amazing too! just, i could praise you forever but slfkhsdlk. wow *__*
I am so, so, so, so ridiculously glad you love it ;3; It makes it all even more worthwhile!!!! I was worried when I first started making this that you were going to be like: “omg what is this crazy woman doing,” but then you were excited and I got even more excited and now I’m REALLY EXCITED and JFHJDSFDSJKLFDSHFJKDf <33333333333
SubitoAllegra as QunariBela and my Queen Elinor and Merida!
More Qunaribela in front of the BioWare Base, and also schaudwen’s beautiful Elinor gown. Seriously, she carried a fan around to keep me not dying of heat on Thursday and then bought me coffee for my sleepies. BEST COSMOM. <3