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Phoenix perched by angltigr Phoenix perched by angltigr
This is an original costume design for a Phoenix bird. I made each piece by hand, the armor is foam covered in vinyl. More photos to come. Photos by: torremitsu.deviantart.com/


This is my own design, so i'd love feedback. PLEASE COMMENT, let me know what you think.

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Altair-E Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful shot, beautiful costume, well done!! :clap:
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angltigr Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^.^ thank you!
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Altair-E Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome dear ;-)
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CarambolaG Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Beautiful!
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BnGJessie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Very nice! Taking your Smaug costume to the next level with a lovely phoenix costume. I especially like the feathering on the leggings and the bra. Well done! :D
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angltigr Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
8D thank you! I ordered more feathers so that the gauntlets can match. I may add them into the skirt for the next go around too.
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BnGJessie Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Awesome! :)
I hope to see the results, but it sounds like it will be even better than before. ;)
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aoifasd Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very cool!
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Prue84 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I really like it. Good job. :)
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Damien-the-Ogre Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I particularly like the scaled effect on your thigh and arm and think you should also do some around your torso. The wings would look better if they had feathers all the way to the edge to hide the backing board - or was that a time/ money issue? - but the feathers on the bra look especially good with the gold spines, which also would have looked good on the wings to give more detail amongst all the red. There's nothing wrong with a minimal colour range, but it's more visually enticing when it's broken up a bit with some fine details. I like your asymmetrical belt design and the plate armour on your forearms and shins looks fantastic. I think the breastplate would look more interesting if it also had that sectional look. Overall I think it's a great design, I certainly didn't assume it was your own design when I first saw it and I look forward to seeing your future creations. Also it's a very lovely picture! :D
(PS why not ask for a critique?)
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angltigr Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The wings will be painted for the next go around. I want to add some shading and some gold. They were also sitting kinda funny in this shoot. Below my shoulder blades, I put them on on-site and didnt have a mirror for adjustments :(. I've never used critiques before, but I don't feel this costume is good enough to warrant anything that formal, just looking for feedback ^.^
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Damien-the-Ogre Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think your creativity and hard work - plus the character you give to your creations as their model - definitely warrants it! :) 
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Firelight-Cosplay Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
I absolutely love this design!  It's very unique, and very well done!  You have made an instant watcher out of me with this.

Since you were interested in some feedback, I wanted to ask - are you familiar with sintra or worbla?  It's a type of plastic that becomes as flexible as paper when heated up (worbla only needs the heat of like a blow dryer, it's super easy to work with) and is used to great effect for making armor.  I think it'd add a better sense of realism to your armor pieces if it were made of that and spray painted gold as opposed to a fabric overly.
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angltigr Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I actually used worbla at first and then scrapped it and went with the vinyl armor instead. You can't see it in this photo, but its scaled and i like the look of it better. Personally I find worbla over priced and over hyped.
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Firelight-Cosplay Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Worbla itself is, yes.  The reason it's so overhyped is how easy to work with it can be, compared to other options.  I tend to work with large diameter PVC pipe, myself.  Much more difficult to shape but tends to have some wonderful results, very sturdy.  And cheap as dirt.

Sintra is a nice in-between option, at least.  Nowhere near as expensive as Worbla, but easier to work with than PVC.

I did see the scaling, though!  And I have to say, I like that effect a lot.  It's a subtle detail, especially in this picture, but it adds a level of reality to it that I think would have been sorely lacking without.
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angltigr Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
angltigr.deviantart.com#/art/p… Here is a better picture to show the armor's texture. I quite liked the vinyl, i'm sure worbla can be quite cool as well, but i'm happy with the armor this way for this costume.
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nsideddice Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
This looks amazing.  What an original concept.  I really like it.
More specifically, the back wings look absolutely great.  The hair is a nice color.  Painting the scale patches on your skin is a nice touch!
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angltigr Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
v.v the wings took FOREVER, so i'm glad you like them. They were easily the most time consuming piece. I think I will paint some depth into them before wearing the costume again.
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nsideddice Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
The wings are absolutely the best feature!  How did you make the wings?  It would be neat to see a picture of what they look like up close. 
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angltigr Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made a PVC frame, then cut the wings out of interfaceing. Then I layered felt and fabric over them.
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missrelena Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I love the design! It gives the effect of a bird & flames without being too over-the-top. Great job! :squee:
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angltigr Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
8D thank you! I will be wearing it again for an upcoming con, I may try to incorporate some orange to contrast the red and give it a bit more of a fiery look.
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MagicWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool pose ^^
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angltigr Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^.^ thanks! I'd intended to have a flowy tail, so this wasn't quite what i'd pictured, but I think it turned out well.
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