Once upon a time a long loooooong time ago in a galaxy far far away @caviar_costumes
was too greedy (and foolish) and refused to buy herself a Dragon Age game. So she never played the game. UNTILL THIS SPRING, when @aina.hi
learnt about her pitiful situation and send her Dragon Age discs all the way from St. Petersburg to Ufa. And this was the beginning of an end. Or a new beginning, depending on whom you ask haha.
So no one has seen EVGENIIA for three months after she received the games.... and only after all the archdemons were slated, all the templars were fooled (omg what do you mean I look like a mage, Cullen, of course I'm not a mage, and Merrill's not a mage, do mages even exist??), all the characters were romance (yup THE EGG included), and all the elf root was gathered EVGENIIA finally left her cave to see the light again (the light from the rift, of course). And AINA was waiting for her here with this kind of face 🌚🌚🌚🌚🌚 and all the crazy cosplay ideas in the world (and memes, one cannot simply play through Dragon Age game without memes).
So after some time for consideration EVGENIIA finally decided to go for Merrill's cosplay (because mages are the best, fuck the circle and the chantry yaaay)
In the meantime AINA was almost finished with her Marian Hawke cosplay so the only thing they had left to do is just one costume easy peasy. Yaaay a costume with a chainmail, braided??! Armor bits, real fur and a suspicious tunic piece.
So we decided to split the work: AINA did the craft bits and texturing, and EVGENIIA did all the sewing, shoulder bits and THE CHAINMAIL. Well easier said than done!
So the easiest thing was actually the tunic! With the rest....... well let me just say we had LOADS of fun haha
The scarf, for example, is hand-dyed and hand-printed. The chainmail.......... definitely deserves it's own little story, starting from material sourcing. The braided leather armor also has a technology of it's own and was nothing like we did before (and was defo the most meditative experience lol). So as you can see nothing turned out to be what it seemed and an easy costume turned out to be super complex in the end. ⬇️⬇️⬇️🧙🏻♂️