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Of Nomads and Pirates by Antiquity-Dreams Of Nomads and Pirates by Antiquity-Dreams
Not sure why I never bothered to upload any of these pictures. Probably because I'm skittish about uploading original design outfits like this?

Anyway. This is an original outfit I made for Renaissance fair lol. I dance (a little) and do other entertaining things for two different guilds that I float back and forth between.

I made the whole thing in a few hours, got the coin bra from a random seller in Egypt but it looked like tin when I got it so I had to age the metal and coins. The under bra has been refitted with lace and the skirt comes in several tiers. The base of it is black and white with veils and various metal belts on top. My favorite part is actually the tassel belt here. You can't really see the detail work on it in this picture but it makes me super super happy lol.

And that's Naru next to me. Being the cutest pirate wench of all time XDDD <3

Gypsy by Me
Pirate by *supernovadobe
Photo by unknown
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alicebisa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
Beautiful
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MarinusLamia Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooray for racial slurs....
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I considered being politically correct by changing gypsy to Roma or Sinti, more so for myself because my family is nomadic and the slur can be irritating at times. However, it belatedly occurred to me that, in American society, the slur is less about being untouchable and more about being a colloquialism... because said society doesn't even understand the slang. So, considering the society I currently reside in, I went with a term they'd understand and gave up nitpicking over petty details. So, yes, I get where you're coming from and it's nice to see someone who is educated on the topic as well.
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MarinusLamia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ngl, your response to my comment made me very happy, as someone of Rromani decent <3 Thank you for this.

A lot of people though, when making the argument against Gypsy not being a racial slur in American Society and therefore ok to use because American society doesn't "understand it"... don't realize that, while yes it's less a slur in our society, the image it invokes is one of thieves, black magick users, fortune tellers, care free, nomadic, bohmeme travelers, etc; stereotypes that have done a particularly good job of over-sexualizing and exoticizing a vast array of cultures beneath the tag and erasing their own cultures, traditions, and ancestries, etc, as well as erasing the very real struggles they still face today. It's just as harmful as the prevelant stereotype of the Native American Indians that is so far from the truth and does the same to the cultures under the Indian tag.

The word traveler, imo, invokes much the same imagery without doing the same thing "Gypsy" does :)
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Hmmm I can get behind that and I totally understand your point, though a great deal of the negative sterotype is much more alive in europe than it is in Us today. I think you're completely correct when you say Americans sexualize the phrase and don't see the current and past struggles of the Roma and Sinti because of the exotic nature of the Roma. I don't think most Americans are even aware of who the Sinti are or how the can look just as white and blonde as any other german, so there is a lot of culture blindness happening.

The term 'gypsy' in America ironically is a more positive sterotype than its original intention, of which most people aren't aware of, so it really has become a colloquialism instead of a sterotype. At any rate, I'll consider changing the title to nomad so as not to offend any fellow traveler ;)
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MarinusLamia Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) you make all good points, I will not dispute that :) And thank you, so much for your kindness on the subject. Very rarely are we ever actually faced with such understanding n the subject, nor someone so educated on it as yourself. <3 May you forever be successful in all your ventures.
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VikuVivi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I drew this.
I'm not exactly sure where to post the link.. So I chose to do it on the actual photo, sooo: [link]

I hope you guys like it~ owo
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Ooooooooo that's really cool looking!!! Thank you so much I love it :D
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VikuVivi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you~ I'm really glad you like it! : DD
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Saharadesr Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Who scratched your face hon?
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
No on lol. If the photo were more clear, you'd see that it's writing and it's all over my body XD
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Saharadesr Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Herp derp. Dun mind me.
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Duffyknight2005 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Good lighting, perfect time of day for a photo...
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kaori-lives Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore this.

You look like the kind of Gypsy who hides knives under your skirt or the kind that leads rich noblemen into a tent to tell their fortunes only to steal everything they own and leave them unconscious in nothing but their tights. (...These are compliments).

And Nova is definitely the cutest pirate wench I'VE ever seen.

Both of you are beautiful, and you have no need to hesitate showing off original designs. I don't think anyone has complained yet, and I doubt they would.

I love both of your feathers and hair pieces, especially the little tear drop coming down on your forehead. Nova's jacket makes me want for archaic jackets I'll never wear. The only thing I could wish for is more ;n;
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Lmfao I love your compliments XDDDD

And the jacket actually belongs to a friend of ours and I totally feel the same way you do about it. I love coats of that nature like it's no one's business.
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kaori-lives Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3

Someone understands! I can't go to thrift stores anymore because I always end up picking out some theatrical, furry, feathery jacket that is never practical for any occasion.
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OddOrphan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Which Fest do you work at?
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Lots of different ones. Mostly Escon fair :3
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Klerych Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely costumes! And I'm in love with the gypsy. I mean.. those eyes..!

And you should upload as many of the original design pics as possible. I mean.. come on, it's harder to come up with something new to fit some setting rather than just copy the costume off an already existing character. Look at my RE-themed costume - a faceless goon. Original ones are better. They allow you to have some fun with your own ideas without being bound to replicate something. And done properly they still can be awesome. :D

Same goes for original historical costumes. ^^ I must say - you pulled it off wonderfully.
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I agree somewhat. I think original costumes are awesome and they really show the person's talent to create but, at the same time, I think it's really difficult to exactly recreate something from a 2-d model. I know I have more trouble with the recreation than the pure creation costumes all the time.

All the same, I seriously thank you for your lovely compliments :D!
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Klerych Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, those weren't compliments, silly! More like facts. Truest of all!

I know that trying to recreate the exact costume is harder. Especially when the artists take the liberty of design and draw the so called impossible clothes made of non-existant materials with unusual properties. One really has to think hard to pull it off with available resources. But many succeed at it with awesome creations. ^^ Of course a character cosplay is much more rewarding - both the characters and the games/movies/series have fans that'd find them by the name of the franchise it was included in.

My costume, even though I think it's rather cool, would never get so many likes if it wasn't based on Resident Evil franchise. There's nothing bad about it though. It makes you feel the need to make it exceptional so people would love it despite it being an original design. Challenging. ^^ And noone will call you a hype surfer or copycat. :D

But enough about that, I'm sorry - I let myself get carried away by the whole topic and probably made you read all this stuff.

All in all - I'm a huge fan of your cosplays, you as a cosplayer and of course I'm in love as a man - you're drop-dead gorgeous after all. :D

Keep up the great work, girl! Putting you on my watch list was one of best ideas I've ever had while using devArt. :D
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SNTP Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Another instant favorite. You two are just amazing in this. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Excuse me, I mean the Galaxy S XD
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SNTP Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha I really like it though. You look like a whole different person from this angle. And there's just something always intriguing about both of your expressions too.
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I look like I'm gonna fuck yo shit up. XDDDDD Naru just looks like "Yeah. Right. Go ahead and try, it's not gonna get you anywhere." lol Or at least, that's what I think. At the time, I think we were both just like "Gawddamnit the sun is right in my eyes and I can't see an effing thing!" lol
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SNTP Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hahahaha YES that's exactly the expressions i was thinking of!
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Lol I'm impressed you do, it was taken with Naru's Iphone lol
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QuinzyCobweb Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Original costumes yay! These are really nice. Like...A lot.
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Lol well I'm glad you do! Mine was fun to make :D
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VikuVivi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah. So in love with this.
Well, I've always had this obsessive love for Pirates, then recently gotten into the gypsie love.
Fancy finding you guys doing original designs for these two loves. x3
As usual, your original work is breath-taking and steals my words. xD
And to continue flattery: You both look fantastic<3 I love the feathers.
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Who DOESN'T love feathers these days? I certainly do (obviously) lol. They go so well with this older kind of theme :D! And thank you, glad we could do something that falls in line with your passions like serendipity.
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VikuVivi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Feather haters. 'Cuz they're party poopers.
They do go quite well with the theme~ Hadn't considered that till now.
Glad to see we have similar interests.
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LycaN774 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
That looks real pretty and to think it took a few hours to do.
You both are always a lovely couple to see. :heart:
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Lol yeeeeaaah you could say I've made a lot of these types of outfits XD
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LycaN774 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
That's cool. :w00t:
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foroneheart Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, both of you look great! Awesome outfits!
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Well thanks! :D
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YaoiQueen1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Writer
THIS IS MIND BLOWING! I'm so freaking jealous!
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Lol don't be! It was reallllly hot that day XD
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alucard214 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
To say its breathtaking is beyond an understatement bravo.
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Awww you're way too kind XD
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observer21 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
You two look adorable, :heart:
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Lol thank you so much dear :D
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observer21 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
You are so very welcome!
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nursal1060 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Writer
OMFG, YOU TWO LOOK LOVELY. I envy you <3
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
XDDDDD no need to envy <3
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MrSpitzy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay no upload all of the original desighns these are great!
Like don't get me wrong I looove seeing really well made cosplays but these are so artistic I love them.

Also wow you two are babes. You guys please I can't even handle you two. <3
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Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Lol we're babes? XD That's the first time I've heard that lol. And, no worries, I'll be uploading more original work soon :D. Like... Today soon.
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MrSpitzy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goodgood UuU~
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SerenityLunae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This is another favourite right next to the Siren costumes. I love your designs so much! Also you and Naru make a suuuuper cute couple :D I love you guys!
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