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Battle Royale Cosplay by ashweez
Battle Royale Cosplay
This is suuuuuuper old. From Animefest 2010 in Dallas, TX. Was going through old pictures and found it.

It's not really any particular character from Battle Royale. The haircut is like Takako Chigusa's, but I don't have the correct weapon.

Battle Royale student (movie version)
Blake Belladonna cosplay test by ashweez
Blake Belladonna cosplay test
Took some pictures with everything on! Used camera+ on self-timer. I'll be wearing this to RTX 2015 in a few weeks! Hoping to have a friend take some solo and group pictures once we're there. 

Blake Belladonna (RWBY)

Bow, vest, left armband, right armband, and scarf: made by me
Shorts: Uniqlo
Top: Banana republic (and modded)
Tights: Etsy (added belladonna emblem)
Gambol Shroud: pattern provided by Tatsutetsu; constructed by me

Not shown: purple eyeshadow (forgot to put it on before taking pics)

Things I'd still like to add if I have time:
Backpack (complete with attachments so that it can hold Gambol Shroud and I can be hands free!)
Finished Gambol Shroud by ashweez
Finished Gambol Shroud
Huuuuuge thank you to Tatsutetsu for the Gambol Shroud pattern. This took care of most of the work.

Made from black foam board, drywall spackling, black paint, and tons of hot glue.

Gambol Shroud for Blake Belladonna (RWBY) cosplay
Blake Belladonna cosplay preview by ashweez
Blake Belladonna cosplay preview
Pardon the low-quality phone picture. Should be getting some high quality pics at RTX!

I've been working on my Blake Belladonna cosplay all month and this past week, I spent late evenings and early mornings working on the vest. It went through two prototypes before getting it right with the final materials. I'm so pleased with how it came out considering, up until now, I haven't actually made anything from scratch that requires snug fitting on my body. Before, I was mostly modifying existing clothes. The only real from scratch made thing before this was the Future Warden cape I made in 2010. 

Blake Belladonna (RWBY)
To be worn at RTX2015

Still need to do...
  • Touch-up flower emblem on tights (not shown)
  • Tighten up right vest strap (it keeps falling down)
  • Construct gambol shroud
  • Construct backpack/gambol shroud holder
Wow so it's been two and a half years since my last entry. Clearly lots of things have happened since that last post. I won't bore you with details but I will just say that I've finally gotten back into cosplay. Very slowly but surely. Started working on one last week! And I've already spent quite a bit of money on the base pieces of it but I'm super excited. The plan is to finish a Blake Belladonna (RWBY) cosplay for RTX2015 in August. RTX2014 was the first and only convention I have ever attended out of cosplay and it felt SO WRONG. So, fixing that this year. And in my typical cosplay practice, I'm of course doing a cosplay that doesn't require me to wear a wig at all and has articles of clothing that I can use for every day use outside of cosplay (what can I say? I'm a bit of a practical cosplayer).

Other than that and finally nailing down an awesome full-time job, not to mention somehow managing to nab a really wonderful boyfriend, my life hasn't really changed much. I've learned a LOT about design these past two years and it's actually a bit of a bummer than I can't really share my work on deviantart. Any design work I can post, I post on my dribbble account. So if you really wanna get a feel of what I've been doing, that and my website are the best places to look.

Anyway, there wasn't much point to this entry except to show I'm still here and that I'm working on a Blake cosplay. I may not post or comment much anymore, but I still check out the awesome cosplays on this site from time to time. You guys are phenomenal and so inspirational. So keep it up!

P.S completely unrelated but I felt like posting it because it may help people: I recently started doing Blogilates, which is Cassey Ho's POP Pilates and it's AWESOME. I really enjoy it and it's nice for beginners cause she's got a beginners calendar you can do. And it's only about 30 minutes a day which is really nothing in the grand scheme of things. Highly recommend it!
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: I Love You Too Much
  • Watching: Rewatching Season 2 of House of Cards
  • Playing: Way too much Sudoku


Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
United States
I am a Graphic Designer & Illustrator in Austin, TX. I currently work as a Junior Production Artist at HCB Health.


Please check out my website for my portfolio (this deviantart account is just for fun).

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Gigabeto Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
Aoi-409 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thanks for the fav!!!!!!
xstrawberrymilk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for the fave honey!
I really appreciate!~
You're super awesome! :iconiloveyouplz:
Stay in touch~! :heart:
NicksPencil Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for adding my drawing to your Favourites :iconbummy2:
hirolu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I know it's late response, but
Thank you so much for faving "TOKYO IN THE RED"!
My greetings from Okinawa Japan! :love:
Mad42Sam Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav )
93FangShadow Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconplusfavplz: of the photo :camera: Mako, Korra and Bolin:iconkorraplz:
zeloco Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconisayplz: thank You for the support! :heart: :tea:
GoldenMochi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favourite :)
cupcake-rufflebutt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave on my Mei costume! <3
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