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Aigue-Marine: 2004 - 2013 by Aigue-Marine Aigue-Marine: 2004 - 2013 by Aigue-Marine
Today, exactly nine years ago, I put on my very first cosplay and went to the second convention of my life. Nine years, about 80 costumes and numberous conventions and fan gatherings later I'm still as excited about my hobby as I was when I started working on my first costume with the help of my grandmother. Wow. Time surely flies.

On this collage you can see every costume I made within these said nine years, starting with Haku from Naruto which I made in 2004 and ending with Carol Marcus from Star Trek Into Darkness which I finished recently. I left out absolutely nothing.
Yes, I looked crappy at the start - just like every cosplayer does. Yes, my first costumes were badly made. Yes, I had absolutely no clue how to work with make-up and getting hold of wigs was impossible in 2004 and 2005. But do I regret it? No. Not at all.

Looking at the pictures of the very start of my cosplay "career" once again reminded me what cosplay really is about. It's not about being perfectly beautiful ot the perfect craftsman, about being the perfect model or the perfect performer on stage. It's about having fun in your costume and with your friends. And I'm looking forward to the fun the 10th year of cosplay will bring!

I'm really happy how many friends I found and how many amazing people I met in the past nine years. Thank you for all the support and the lovely comments on the various pages I publish my work on. I'm really grateful!! Cheers!


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:bulletblue: Model:  Aigue-Marine

:bulletblue: Pictures featuring Naraku Brock (Joffrey Baratheon), Gucci (Matsuouka Rin), TheLupin (Mako), Talchy (Haruka Tenoh), Amyschn (Arisawa Tatsuki), XerxesBreak (Ishida Uryuu), Vogelbere (Gilbert Beilschmidt), DHauber (Ciel Phantomhive), Layla (Alleluja Haptism), Sakura (Anemone), Soffel (Sheryl Nome), Minory (Eiji Kikumaru), Bakura (Temari), Makkikomori (Sasuke Uchiha), Sakura (Sakura Haruno), Risu (Iruka Umino), Minory (Naruto Uzumaki - Sexy No Jutsu)

:bulletblue: Photos + Edit: Lucas Ambrosio of SCG: Super Cosplay Girls, Gina Kühn, Lisa Tihanyi, Octowana, Midgard, BluePotion Photography, Daniel John Cotton Wall, Marco Russo, Binh Truong, Viona Ielegems, Calssara, Glasmond, Downpour, Soffel, Natalia Zaitseva, DHauber, Lucille & Cosplay, Chikako Uchiha, TheDevil Photography, Ingo Dölker, Manga Café, DarkAge Photography, Pictoplasma, Makkikomori, Thomas Schuster, Fraggle, Claudia Rock, Minory
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HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
You are a very talented and creative person and you should be very proud of your work! :D
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racerabbit Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
If i could be 1/4 as good as you, I would be so happy ;__;
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MrDockEllis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Thoroughly Rocks!
Robin seems best (from the ones I know), though Game of Throne are also impressive
Have to give a shout out to the good Dr. Marcus! 
Interesting how you really seem to project (right word?) more now than earlier to bring character to life
Cheers in the New Year! :)
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DarkSamuraiX1999 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
So many cosplays @_@ Catwoman is one of my faves
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redskindavyd Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That montage is all kinds of awesome!!!!!
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RufyStek Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
and all really wonderful :)
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flyaccountant Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Nice job bat girl.

but still the sweet hands. long legs . shivering lips everything.

F L U R T A T I O U S !
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masimage Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Nice collage. Would love to see your Star Trek set..!-:prayer:- 
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THEGODSLAYER91 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013

you've done some great stuff and I hope you stay inspired to continue

ps you should put your korra cosply on here =]

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ratatoeskrI Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sowas finde ich immer total cool! Sieht man toll, wie du dich über die Jahre gemeistert hast :3
Und es ist immer schön zu sehen, das jeder mit so dorky pics angefangen hat :'D
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