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Red Sonja 2 by AlisaKiss Red Sonja 2 by AlisaKiss
My Red Sonja costume at Megacon 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Costume made by myself. Pauldrons made from sintra scrap material (a type of plastic that can be molded when warmed up) and scale mail made from a chrome scrap booking material I found. I sewed the gloves as well so they would match the boots. Gloves are pretty difficult to sew but it was the only actual sewing I had to do on the costume at least. Hand cutting each individual scale mail piece to be a perfect circle of each the same size was the more challenging aspect of this costume. I also had the idea to carry around a severed head. I thought that would be pretty sweet to have a man's head. I couldn't find any volunteers close to the con though, so I went with a dragon's head latex Halloween mask. The sword is real and very beautiful outside it's sheath but the security guards at the convention center were no fun and wouldn't let me wield it around for some reason. lol.

Photo by Chris Shields (thank you!) [link]
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:iconleo-darkheart:
leo-darkheart Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Gorgeous.
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:iconjiajem:
JiaJem Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Loooooooove you with the red hair! I hope you kept it for awhile! :D
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SteveLeCouilliard Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
You look so amazing! I always admire ladies who are talented costumers and confident enough to dress up like this in public. Makes my day.
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rosecrow19 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't understand why she isn't my girlfriend. Nice costume, awesome picture. Good work.
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Carringd Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
lovely
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TransylvanianRose Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Go figure, i ask what you use for materials (i looked at the pictures in the wrong order...oops!) and the next picture i see of this FANTASTIC! costume, its in the description...my bad. :)
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robiwi2 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
I like the fact you went with the old school Marvel period costume. Nice clean design, looks like it walked right off the page.
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:iconanimonk:
animonk Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
lovely...
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Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
I would have sworn those Pauldrons were Aluminum, and that your boyfriend was a Jet Mechanic like myself... I have done a couple of Bra-Sets with Aluminum for two of 'my favorite Dancers' at the Bar I go to/infest/have a reserved Table at...
And YES, WOW! You are Hot! I had to Laugh at the comments by the fat chick who had to complain that 'you don't look Real' because I Know there are Girls out there who are Strong and take care of how they look instead of being Lazy and always in the Pursuit of Donuts....
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WoofMewMew Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student
*Is jealous of your body* lol. Love your hourglass figure :3
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themightyjbowski Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
*Swoons* My Heroine! lol You wear some pretty niffy costumes! You make them all yourself?
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:iconzenakita:
ZenAkita Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
sharp photo, very clear! You are gorgeous and that is a amazing creation your wearing!
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SRSobotka Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful costume work, Alissa!

Thanks so much for sharing! I'm just sad I wasn't able to go to Orlando to see you in person (again) ^^;


-- Stephen
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JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
You look fabulous here, as always.

For the idea of a severed head (of some warlord Red Sonja had an issue with) I would have suggested something like the white mask of Mike Myers over one of the generic Styrofoam head molds for wigs. Glue the neck closed at the bottom and paint the face of the mask to be whomever.
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perceu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
ha ha... maybe the convention center's security guards were afraid you cut their heads. How funny. S2
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Res0n8s Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
This is Awesome ^Sweet! Can you enlighten as to how you fasten the scales, do they have a little ring at the back?
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:iconperceu:
perceu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Hey friend,did you read the comment below the photo?
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:iconres0n8s:
Res0n8s Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Indeed I did, it says what they are, but I cant see where it mentions how the scales are secured...
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Donald-W-Bennett Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Excellent Work
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perceu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Awesome! Besides your fantasy and accessories, definitely their poses and expressions give still value more for your work. To me, you're much more than eyes see. S2.
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CuddlesTheOctopus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
While your hair is red, you might do a cosplay Alisia Dragoon.
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Shulkie Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Gorgeous suit detail and realism. Love the fact you had a real sword to be more authentic with the costume.
Love the pose and the outside pic is perfect to show all aspects of your portrayal of Red Sonja.:love:
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kamau123 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Love this costume. You look great in it and I like the boots. The top looks perfect but the bottom looks a bit stiff.
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:iconalisakiss:
AlisaKiss Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Thanks. yup, should've pushed it down past my leg to look better. Ah well. I'll know better for next time. :)
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jimdrknght Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
always wonderful!! :love: :worship::love: :worship::love: :worship::love: :worship::love: :worship:
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LJImagination Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Yep, gotta give the Red another compliment! You rock it, Alisa!
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Lucidaemon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're awesome!!! Fantastic shot!!!
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Delacrux Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
WOW! just wow. very nice. poor dragon but at least he got to see pure beauty before he died.
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:iconalisakiss:
AlisaKiss Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
He was being very bad. Don't feel sorry for him. :) lol, thanks
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Lagartofero Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
A barbarian army sieging the city....

War is about to break...

Then comes the gorgeous warrior queen of the city... AlisaKiss... In her full ceremonial plate battle bikini of persuasion +5 and winks (light twinkle and sfx included) to the horde amassed beyond the walls...

Suddenly, the deafening clang of thousands of swords and pikes falling... an entire field of mesmerized barbarians merrily rolling in the mud like puppies.... the war is over :D
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1746 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
without a doubt .... stunning
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joshuahandley Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
wow amazing work i love the design and i can see the effort gone into the costume and the photography. amazing
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Kraschman1111 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
By Crom and Mythra this is simply fantastic!
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mohamadshawal Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
great job!
i really like the scales.
i think i would be super nice if that bottom scales drape.
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oblivionpark Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Our really cool your cosplay
I'm a fan of Red Sonja and you stay well!
I have a drawing of her in my gallery if you could look and say what I think would appreciate it = D
fan to fan
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S73L105 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
we pray they aim for the shiny parts
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MagatsuUjio Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
As unrealistic and sexist as the armor is... damn does it look great on you.
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:iconalisakiss:
AlisaKiss Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
haha thanks. At least Red Sonja the character is not the least bit sexist. She's a very strong and self sufficient female. :)
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I-Hit-The-Racoon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rock on~! Love the pose and your costume is totaly slammin'~!!!
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emerito1983 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HELLO ALISAA LOVE YOURE COSTUME :D CAN I USE THESE PHOTO FORE A PHOTOMANIPULATION?
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MrFixit741 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I had to create a new favorites folder just for this.. I LOVE THIS COSTUME!!! :)
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MrFixit741 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Holy cow!!! What an absolutely amazing job on this!!!! Not going without saying how absolutely beautiful you are in it!!! Fantastic Job!!!
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Regis-AND Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, love your costumes!!! You've cosplayed every super heroine possible, all of them part of our men's dreams!!!!! Great work!!!

P.S. I may have missing something, but do you portrayed Donna Troy? With that black costume? Would be sooooo great!!!!
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MarkFanboy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great costume and very nice setting for the scene. Too bad about the sword though.
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:iconx-box-boy:
X-BOX-BOY Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
ever think of working with snakes?
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:iconalisakiss:
AlisaKiss Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
That would be cool to pose with a snake. I just don't know anyone with one. I wanted to do that when I was planning a Sheena queen of the jungle costume.
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HarryBuddhaPalm Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
"Hand cutting each individual scale mail piece to be a perfect circle of each the same size was the more challenging aspect of this costume."

Yeesh! Wasn't there some way to stamp them out, like with a heavy duty cookie cutter?
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BL8antBand Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You keep killing as long as you can!

LOVE it!
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:iconhrlyqunn:
HrlyQunn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the costume is beautiful and unique and you look stunning in it!
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masimage Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student Photographer
Love the scaled armour and those pauldrons - WOW! Another amazing cosplay. ;)
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