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Deadly Nightshade: Blake Belladonna cosplay by ashweez
Deadly Nightshade: Blake Belladonna cosplay
PAX South was so much fun! Got to see a few PA panels, checked out all the awesome vendors, bought myself a goat simulator plushie (omg he's so cute).

Felt so good wearing this cosplay after losing weight. I think I may be retiring it however. The gambol shroud wasn't as sturdy as I'd like it to be; I was worried the blade itself would break off at any moment since the handle was so heavy in comparison. But at least aesthetically it looked good!

Blake Belladonna (RWBY) made and worn by me
Gambol shroud constructed by me (pattern by Tatsutetsu)
Photographed by Lindsey
Taken at PAX South 2016 in San Antonio, Texas
Blake Cosplay before and after weight loss by ashweez
Blake Cosplay before and after weight loss
This isn't necessarily the best site for this but I'm just so super excited to wear this cosplay again. I've lost about 10 lbs between the two pictures (left pic taken at RTX 2015 in August by friend Lindsey, right taken this weekend). 

I had to take in about 6-7in of extra fabric for the vest! It makes me so happy :D I didn't trim off the extra fabric cause it's just a nice reminder of how far I've come. I still have a little bit of weight to lose, but I just wanted to celebrate this little victory.

See you at PAX South!

Blake Belladonna (RWBY) made and worn by me
Gambol shroud constructed by me (pattern by Tatsutetsu)
Photographed by Lindsey
Blake Belladonna Backpack by ashweez
Blake Belladonna Backpack
Super late uploading this but I thought I'd include it to show off the backpack I made for Blake. I know it's not actually a backpack in the show, but I figured I could make it one so that I wouldn't need a non-canonical purse while walking around a convention!

I've since added a strip of velcro underneath the flap of the backpack so that it doesn't stick up awkwardly like you see in the picture. Looks MUCH better now. Hoping to get more pictures with Lindsey soon during PAX South! I'm also super excited because I've lost a LOT of weight since these pictures were taken. I've had to take in about 6-7in of extra fabric because of it. :D

Blake Belladonna (RWBY) made and worn by me
Gambol shroud constructed by me (pattern by Tatsutetsu)
Photographed by Lindsey
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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Hot-cocoaX3 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
thx for fav/watch!<3
ur also welcome to visit my fb page!
and to my Etsy shop :…
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 :)
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