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The Diva Has Arrived by Antiquity-Dreams The Diva Has Arrived by Antiquity-Dreams
Oh... this outfit.

We all woke up at 7am to START make up and costumes and didn't finish until 1:50 pm, which was good cause our shoot was 2pm.

So after extensive bodypainting with the airbrushes and all the extras of eyelashes and absurd nails before costume, the group spends something like four hours in the shoot with two different photographers. There was a lot of us lol.

We ended up with a little less than an hour to get to the artist alley and dealers hall before it closed. making us book it everywhere we went. Of course, on the way down from getting my money and such out of the hotel room is when I got stuck in an elevator for an hour and completely missed the rest of the con.

My Little Pony was, by far, one of the most challenging days to be had at the convention. I enjoyed the way it looked and how everything turned out but I don't think any of us will be doing the full body paint again any time soon. lol

Rarity by Me
Airbrush assistance by ~KopiNinja
Make up and Nail assistance by *alcblueyes
Photo by *masa-kocha

And seriously... a big thank you to everyone who helped me get ready or helped me button my purse up every time I couldn't lol.
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ooBrony Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Student Artist
Amazing cosplay =)=)=)
Haruka--chan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!!! I just love it! I'm sure that even though it feel like a pain in the butt, this is SO worth it! XD
KitsuneGemma Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Oh my gosh I love this so much. It's a shame you missed part of the con though :(
geek666 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
wow, i have to admit this has to be the most stunning Rarity's i have ever seen. this is absolutly perfect!
Fahu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Meta-Cell Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
simply fabulous darling
Sephy-55 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Very well done.  Simply Amazing!
Caraval Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I love the details on all your costumes. I also love the honesty--not many people I've encountered at cons will talk about the problems they encounter, like no pockets, or how bloody long some costumes take. Or admit that, after one day of huge costume and makeup (like body paint), you don't really want to do it again soon. I think they worry people will be let down. I think it prepares people (oh, how I needed the no pockets purse reminder my first time! lol) It also makes the idea seem less daunting to me, in some ways--I don't think I would ever want to take the time to do full body paint, for example, but because you have and other people talked honestly about how to do it, I know that I COULD.
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Oh you totally could! Admittedly, full body paint can be a huge pain in the arse but I really like the way dedication looks. Just remember to ALWAYS seal your body paint. Nothing is more frustrating than having hotels look down on cosplayers because they get their body paint all over the walls, rooms and furniture. Trust me, I've talked to various hotel staff about it and they all have disheartening things to say about grey and orange body paint smears being left everywhere T__T! So, yeah, just remember to be careful and attentive to all details and the effort can be rewarding.
Human-pon3 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I love the eye makeup 0w0
Ace-the-FSMLC Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are the most FABULOUS Rarity~~! >w<
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Well thank you! :D
Enshohma Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your Rarity cosplay is diffidently one of the more unique and creatively executed I've seen from DeviantART. And with that said, is there's any chance we'll be seeing more pictures related to it (from this con of course)?

Also, just as a bit of nerd sharing, my only (at least for now) contribution to MLP fan art: [link]
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
LMFAO I love Rarity's face there. She looks so overjoyed.

I don't have a lot of these photos because our group was so massive, individuals didn't get a ton of work. I have a few of Apple Jack and Rarity together that I haven't posted but that's because I'm a little nervous about posting them. For no reason really. lol
Enshohma Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment on my Spike / Rarity piece.

No kidding! You're group is big, and the preparation nightmares you've mentioned are more than understandable. If 'nerd conventions' were open well into the late night hours (like a certain Godzilla convention I attend way back in 1998), than all the effort would be worth it...or at least just a tad extra more.

Still though, your Rarity is one of the better MLP costumes I've seen online, and as hesitant as you are on posting extra images, they can't be no worse than my deliberately silly attempt seen here: [link]

Needless to say, I decided NOT to take this out in public.
HoshiHiitachin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Very nice!
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Thank you!
DariaAmbrosia Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   General Artist
You look fantaaaaaaastic I don't even know where to begin! All the details are just so perfect for Rarity, and some of my favorite touches are how that shoe style looks like hooves, and the fact that you put earrings on the pony ears. <3

And I can totally relate to the body paint agony. We had to do that too for Adventure Time and everyone was kind of traumatized by the process, hahaha!
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Oooh I'm beyond honored you like this piece. Rarity has been, by far, one of the most troublesome and difficult pieces for me to pull off. Yeah, the body painting was intense and took forever but I think once we got it into place... totally worth it. Lol it looks like you used the exact same kinda body paint as me too XD! I was super concerned about touching anyone for a while because... well... I was white and everyone else was just... not. Thank god the stuff didn't come off.

But then again...... the stuff did NOT come off. I was scrubbing at it for EVER.

Anyway! Thank you for noticing all the details and commenting <3
FictionPony Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have to say, this is probably my favourite Rarity costume I have seen on DA. What really sells it is all the little detail you went into with the accessories, glasses, tape measure, nails, good horn & ears and of course the white bodypaint.

The bodypaint thing can look very strange on some of the characters, but with Rarity I think it really adds to that elegance and sophisticated look.

Great job! A lot of effort but definitely worth it! :)
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I... thought I already responded to this comment BUT I'll do it again because your words are so flattering and sweet.

Thank you so much for your comment and I am twice as amused that it came from someone with a spike icon. Lol

The body paint was a real gamble because I wasn't sure what ground I wanted to walk between human and pony while still remaining classy about it. In the end, I decided to do the paint because of some beautiful fanarts I saw with humanoid ponies that had painted skin. Plus... I wanted to do horns and whatnot so it just made sense to do the bodypaint while I was at it. In the end, I think it came out well.

I'm very honored that you like my work so much. Thank you again for taking the time to comment on my efforts :)
FictionPony Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awww, no problem! I'm a firm believer in giving praise where praise is due! :)

Hahah, yeah kind of forgot I had a Spike icon and was vehemently praising a Rarity costume... Just don't call me spikey-wikey... ;)

I think that's the main issue with bodypaint, it *can* look too strange and out of sorts, but you pulled it off really well and it really added to the whole costume. It's one of those things that usually better not to do, but if you *can* do it well it really ups the ante!

It definitely came out well, you look fantastic and the white bodypaint really does add a sense of sophistication.

No problem and once again, fantastic job! :)
InkyLink Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Beautiful!
Zaikoni Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i see what you did with the boot covers
carboncrystal Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Harleyjokermadness Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Such an amazing cosplay!! <3 So beyond beautiful!!
HinamoriMomo98 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Goooorgeous. In so many ways. I love what you did with it!
PCPIT Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So. Frickin. Amazing.
Makes me wanna finish my Discord cosplay faster
ladypixelheart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Vaporapture Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh sasu you ARE Rarity! So totally just adored your Rarity. -nods of approval to follow-
Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012

SO I totally wanted to say soo much about this outfit, but everyone was so.. well it was busy. The class level is extrodinary.. it's like first lady worthy. I personally love the bustling in the back, such a great use of a edwardian fashion in a modern way. This look would be great on any "power" lady in modern society. Fabric choice, siliutte, all perfect. A great concept and understanding of the character. I keep thinking "You won this challange" (if it was on project runway).

ArrJaySketch Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You look fabulous! Such an original take on Rarity. And the lovely thing about Rarity is that she's all about trying different styles, and she can make each one look fantastic!
Apollus-Star Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a gorgeous cosplay. Well done!
turiel-kun Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Artist
Oh looks so pretty and serious :heart: I love all you're work, you're the kind of cute uke xD
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Lol Why do people assume I'm the uke? XD
turiel-kun Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Artist
You have a Delicate face...that's the reason xD...really, but if your not the uke...:D, the mangaka Nekota yonezou, her seme's looks like an uke, and her uke's like seme xD (I pray that you understood what I tried to say xD, you know my english..x.x)
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Lol this may come across as way too personal but I'm far more a Seke than Seme or an Uke XD
turiel-kun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Artist
Oh..hahaha i never heard that before, "seke" is more than seme?. Oh...maybe you refer to suke. xD. in the real world out of anime and manga, in a relationship the normally is be a suke. But you really look great :D, i'm a fangirl of you XD
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Seke is the current fan term for being a "switch". As in, both Seme and Uke lol.
turiel-kun Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Artist
Oh...I see :O...thanks for the information xD....:3
JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
the shoe covers are just gorgeous!
oOWaterOoODropletOo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, you're such a lovely Rarity! Your outfit and accessories are spot on to what she'd wear! :iconshining-eyesplz: I wish my cosplay was as fabulous as yours! :giggle:
coolpizza16 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
SilverHoofTales Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Any suggestions to for a colt Rarity cosplay? I really admire you
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
As in Male Rarity? :D!!!!!???
SilverHoofTales Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Of course, that's why I say colt. I wanna do a Rarity cosplay myself <3, but I gonna be far away of your faboulousness
Antiquity-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
lk;jaefdhjknserdfkj I LOVE MALE RARITY! Lol I just wanted to make sure that's what you were talking about :D! People are sometimes rather off with their horse terminology I find lol.

SO! This is what I would do:

White pinstripe 3 piece suit. The vest would have to be in her shade of purple and the buttons would all have to be blue crystal buttons. The Cravat (because she couldn't JUST wear a tie) would be in the same theme purple with her cutie mark as the pin in the center. The undershirt, which would be white, would have long purple lace attached to the cuffs in a very... EGA sorta manner. And he'd have a front pocket with a matching purple swatch of fabric coming out of it. On the pocket would,once again, be her cutie mark painted on. Also, he'd have a matching purple thin scarf to hang over the suit (think Loki from the avengers).

Yep... more details would have to follow
SilverHoofTales Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll follow you anywhere </3
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