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Aela On the Hunt by WildlyWickedArt Aela On the Hunt by WildlyWickedArt
This is my Aela the Huntress cosplay from none other than the magnificent Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

On the making of this cosplay: Yes, I am the model, but also the creator. I followed Aela around on my video game, creeping on her and sketching out the entire outfit, front to back. This is an exact replica except for a few modifications on the neckline and skirt slits (make it a tad more modest), and the chain mail she wears on her thighs. I copied her armor piece by piece and made each piece out of craft foam and upholstery foam. I used 3D paint to get the designs, spray painted them with "hammered steel" and a brown tint and then hand painted them with black and silver acrylic paint for bring more depth. The tacks are made from quilting tacks. Boots are actually my combat boots, I just made leg warmers out of sheep skin and suede. I thrifted the skirt and re-cut the back to get the pattern to math Aela's and used some extra brown suede to make the top. The straps are made from artificial leather and came in those strips. Armwarmers are made from a thrifted sweater that I cut the sleeves from and fitted.

I am a huge Skyrim geek and this is my very first full cosplay. Thanks for the support. Please leave ANY comments, feedback, or questions. More photos will soon be added from this shoot for this cosplay

Photographer~ :iconchemicalembers1997:

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:iconlittle-motorkitty:
Overall I must say this is an incredibly well done cosplay.

Your outfit has been photographed well and that does your outfit justice. The background of the trees and the wildlife really adds to the feel of authenticity. Also because the background is slightly out of focus and softer, it brings the focus back to your figure and outfit.

With the composition of the photo, the only thing I would suggest is cropping the branches directly on the left, or editing it so they are more out of focus. Although they are directly beside you, having them at the same sharpness as your figure draws the eye away slightly. However I do like that your figure is centered in the photo and overall it works very well.

It's obvious that you have put a lot of work into this outfit and it shows. The time, dedication and passion put into it adds to the effect so you should be very proud of how it has turned out- especially considering it is your first full cosplay.
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Redchillismoke Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
well done!  
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:iconwildlywickedart:
WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :D
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:iconchemicalembers1997:
chemicalembers1997 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was a really cool cosplay, and by that I mean it was like the awesomest thing ever , and the chick who took the picture wasn't too bad either ;). Btw I may have accidentally taken your free unicorn book home with me...
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:iconwildlywickedart:
WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes! YOU LITTLE BOOK THEIF! :XD: Love you, thanks for the photos. I can reference you if you want me to credit it.
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chemicalembers1997 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love you too, I would like you to credit me. I added a few more on my page of that shoot as well. :D ps: I think you or Porsche has my overcoat.. :iconoopsplz:
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:iconwildlywickedart:
WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I have it! Feel free to drop by. Just text me a warning.
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:iconchemicalembers1997:
chemicalembers1997 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
okay
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jimmymc1188 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student
awesome
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:iconwildlywickedart:
WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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jashin3378 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
really cool costume. and is your hair really that color?
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:iconwildlywickedart:
WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes it is. Ginger with blood red tips! :)
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jashin3378 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Ginger hair and curls. I must say you've got a beautiful head of hair
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:iconwildlywickedart:
WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart: Thank you!! :D I wish I was fond of the curls
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SpyPhoenix44 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Do u by any chance make them for people? I tried to make a the blue dress but it came out a blob :<
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:iconwildlywickedart:
WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No I don't know what blue dress you're referring too.
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SpyPhoenix44 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It was a baby blue with a slit that goes up the leg to the thy I was simply testing stuff out but the only thing I've made is a pillow, a very nice pillow but still a pillow :\
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:iconwildlywickedart:
WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Get a sewing pattern from the fabric store. It'll tell you how to do it.
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kayly101 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brava! Especially love the shoulder armor. Wonderfully done!
Gotta love Skyrim ^^
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WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! The shoulder armor didn't pop out from the background, but I will be adding close-ups soon :)
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MurlocAggroB-MadMAb Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
wicked cool :love:
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:iconwildlywickedart:
WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart: thank you! :D
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:iconnoneofakind:
Noneofakind Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beauty and a badass
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:iconwildlywickedart:
WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw thanks! :D I just need a sword to complete the look.
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:iconnoneofakind:
Noneofakind Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
anytime sweetie, hellyeah that would add to your badassness
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OceanOwlKite Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I applaud you. Skyrim is awesome >w< And you did fantastic on the cosplay :icondummydanceplz:
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WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Psh Skyrim is the greatest game ever. And thank you so much for the compliment :D
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OceanOwlKite Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np, keep being awesome :3
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breyercrazy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done indeed! It looks very much like her. :thumbsup: i also adore Skyrim!
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:iconwildlywickedart:
WildlyWickedArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) How can somebody NOT adore Skyrim :heart:
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