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Duo Maxwell by Antiquity-Dreams Duo Maxwell by Antiquity-Dreams
Don't forget to check out our Gundam Wing Mission Report skits on youtube: [link]

Dancing the Endless Waltz.

I think I went on and on about how working with pleather in this outfit was a super challenge in the first picture, so now I guess I can talk about the braid.

The wig all by itself weighs a LOT. Mostly because I took a base wig then sewed in a ton of extra wefts to make it thicker and longer. Heh. Anyway! It caused the whole thing to weigh over a pound which is a lot of weight all pulling at the back of your head. Needless to say, the wig wouldn't stay on without a lot of help so I had to additionally sew in several wig clips. After that it was bobby pin city and then the wig was firmly in place.

My main regret is that I didn't gel the damn thing while I was braiding it because of how easily strands came loose. Take all these pictures, for example. We did the shoot at the end of the day (see the setting sun in the background?) and so the braid had mostly come loose. I didn't have the opportunity to fix it before hand because we ended up staying at a hotel that was kinda far from where the con and photos were.

That's okay though because we had an amazing photographer to take such beautiful pictures so... I'll live with some stray hairs XD!

Random: Yes... I'm wearing purple contacts which ended up looking really dark indigo on me. Thank god because indigo contacts are nearly impossible to find.

More pictures soon!

Duo Maxwell by Me
Photo by the awesome :icondoukana:
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:iconsethmaxwell:
SethMaxwell Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You my friend are one of the best Duo cosplayers I've seen. The attention to detail is wonderful!
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
D'awww you're way too kind, I'm honored you think so.
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:iconsnowgoose75:
snowgoose75 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
nice Duo cosplay
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Thanks ^_~
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:iconsnowgoose75:
snowgoose75 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
so who else do you cosplay as ?
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
From GW? Milliardo Peacecraft. In gen? A ton of stuff XD
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:iconsnowgoose75:
snowgoose75 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Yeah not many people still have an interest in GW, sucks because its one of the best Gundam series around
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:iconpsyco-kaye:
Psyco-Kaye Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Photographer
Oh shit....
I love it
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:iconstar-behind-the-moon:
star-behind-the-moon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The stray strands make the wig more realistic ;-) And personally I'd say that a bit less hair towards the bottom would also look more real. The bangs are really great ^^
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:icongurlow:
Gurlow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
man that's mah childhood right there
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
omg me too lol
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:iconlove-scare:
love-scare Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
*want, wig 0.0
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
It's realllllly heavy :/
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:iconlove-scare:
love-scare Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
still want........... o.o
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:iconsaekasumi:
SaeKasumi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this cosplay looks so amazing, i love how you made the wig
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:iconlelana:
Lelana Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Now that's one hot god of death. Gotta say kuddos on the braid, I was already complaining about mine pulling my wig back (until I sewed four combs into the cap) but this is quite a set further ^^
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Lol well thank you Queen-y. Re-chan. Rel. Relinee. Yeah. That. Lol anyway XD! The wig clips are a lot like the combs but they snap close, so, you totally have the right idea :D!
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:iconlelana:
Lelana Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Those things are life savers! And at least you don't need a million pins to keep your wig secured.
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Lol I still used a million pins but they DID stop me from having to REpin halfway through the day. :D
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:iconkitsunelolita:
KitsuneLolita Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your so pretty!
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
You're too kind :)!
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:iconkaori-lives:
kaori-lives Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You look amazing. It pulled together so well (not that I ever doubted your abilities). But I bet that wig gave you a huge headache from the weight. Still!

Your pose is pretty great too. Your hand is looking all nice and dainty.

Instant favorite.
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Lol dainty XD!

Glad you like the work involved. I have such a love for Duo so I realllllly wanted to do him justice. The wig really only hurt at first and then once you adjusted to it, it was pretty easy to play around in :D
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:iconkaori-lives:
kaori-lives Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You did more than justice. Batman does justice. But Batman doesn't make his own costume.

Koi>Batman
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Lol Well that depends on what verse we're talking about. In some canon, Batman did make his own outfit :D
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:iconkaori-lives:
kaori-lives Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
....Okay. But you make more than just your own! Did B-dog ever make ROBIN an outfit????
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I -sometimes- make more than my own but when it comes to my group they, more often than not, make their own outfits.

Beyond that... I have the best mental image of Batman sitting in his cave sewing together Robin's uniform, occasionally muttering something about justice and revenge XD!
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kaori-lives Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure Batman gave some input on THIS particular design for Robin ifyouknowhatImean

[link]

If I had thighs like that, I'd want to show them off too!
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Ahahahahahahah yes. Just... yes.
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:iconrurounitriv:
rurounitriv Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Possibly the best Duo cosplay I've ever seen. Well done!
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
*bows* Your words honor me greatly ^^
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:iconzjdeadman1234:
Zjdeadman1234 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
The God of Death would be so proud -bows-
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Oh shinigami... how i try lol
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:iconzjdeadman1234:
Zjdeadman1234 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
It's what he called himself x3
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Oh I know. I reallllly know XDDDDDD
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:iconzjdeadman1234:
Zjdeadman1234 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Lol well I stand corrected
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:iconivy-the-rubytiger175:
Still LOVE the Hair !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Still? Must be doing something right lol XD
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:iconivy-the-rubytiger175:
yeah
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:iconmichaelpeterphotos:
michaelpeterphotos Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
such beauty words can't even explain.
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:iconblkharufangrl:
blkharufangrl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
You know, I don't think a few stray hairs are really all that bad. I'm positive in a fanfic Duo once said something about having a meter long braid was impossible to keep perfect. That 'fly-aways' and what not were inevitable. Can't for the life of me remember which fic or his exact words but it was funny non the less.
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:iconrurounitriv:
rurounitriv Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sunhawk's Ion Arc, "Connections":
"Now, I've had long hair for a very, very long time. There is never a time when it looks like those women in the shampoo and conditioner commercials. You know the ones I mean? The ones with silken waterfalls on their heads? The ones who look like their hair is made out of some synthetic? Because, trust me, you do not have hair down to your ass without having split ends and fly-aways. Never. No matter how damn well you take care of it."

There have been a couple other references in Sunhawk's fics, and other peoples' fics for that matter, but that one jumped out at me as soon as you mentioned that.
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:iconblkharufangrl:
blkharufangrl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
LOL. Thanks. I knew there was a reason it stuck in my mind. I love Sunhawk's fics!
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:iconrurounitriv:
rurounitriv Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here. I have no idea how many times I've read & re-read her Ion Arc.
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Ooooh well I feel a LOT better. Because... running, jumping and climbing around the con really messed the braid up. And I was being careful. lol I could only imagine what being a gundam pilot with that kinda hair would do. I'm excited to hear you're a fan enough to reference fan fiction XD! There aren't enough of us around it feels like <3
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:iconblkharufangrl:
blkharufangrl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
^_^ Yeah if I'm not playing some random video game, I'm usually nose deep in fan fiction.
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Lol when I'm not working, I'm the exact same way :D
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:iconnekopein909:
NekoPein909 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, That is a truly an amazing cosplay. Good job ^__^
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:iconantiquity-dreams:
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Thank you very much!! :D
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:iconnekopein909:
NekoPein909 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No prob ^__^
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