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Odessa the Sea Witch design by Lillyxandra Odessa the Sea Witch design by Lillyxandra
This sketch is was my original concept for the gown. But the more I thought about it the more I wanted puffy sleeves. I'm such a sucker for them! I think they kind of look like jellyfish. I sewed several faux pearls though out the sleeves and under breast panel, I wanted them to look like they were bubbling up and were caught on the outfit.

I made the necklace with gems and filigree from my favorite shop in the fabric district called "Bohemian Crystal". It defiantly has a magic pendent feel to it...what good is a witch with out her magic jewelery?

The inspiration for the headfins came from anime version mermaids. You see the headfins in a lot of manga and anime. I have always thought is was such a elegant detail.

I though the back of the costume should have some extra detail. I made a petticoat that has a multilayered train. The fabric was cut to resemble fish scales.

To see the make-up tutorial and photoshoot with this costume please visit my website [link]
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Given 2010-02-01
The suggester said: "*Lillyxandra is one of my most favorite cosplayers. Her designs always amaze me." Odessa the Sea Witch design is a beautiful example of this deviant's skill in designing and manufacturing beautiful costumes with delightful details. ( Suggested by simonsaz3 and Featured by MyntKat )
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Dragoniana Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
I admire you...

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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this is so beautiful!
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lylorie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
beautiful design, very talented.
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Meressa16 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Beautiful dress, I like it ♥
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:iconanikartistique:
AnikArtistique Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW!!!!!! it's amazing :D
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MADONNALILY Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The back looks fantastic!!!
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euzkaldun Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Oh, I love this! The colors are so regal, the construction is fantastic. Awesome job!
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sdale154 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
That dress is so pretty. i want that so much. i would but it too, if the price was right.
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GianCarmel22 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
THIS IS REMARKABLE!!! You're an excellent costume-maker
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wolf13girl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
BEAUTIFUL!!!
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kasaundragarcia Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
did you make the sea shells or did you buy them?
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Sexy-Zexy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
I love it!!!!
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Liquidfire3 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
This outfit is such a feast for the eyes! All the yummy iridescent colors, the small ocean-inspired details, and I especially love both the collar and the seashell bra; not to mention the gorgeous fabric you used for the poofy sleeves! :clap:
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oversoul4 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student Artist
I like jewel part! *lol*
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Nightshade-Kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Wow, this is the most amazing cosplay costume I've seen yet!!
The makeup in the pictures on your website is also gorgeous!
Congratulations on the DD!! :+favlove:
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NaurCalad Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! You did a great job, keep it up! :dummy::rose:
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olivia8383 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
do you have any pictures of anyone wearing it? I would really like to see~:heart:
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Nightshade-Kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Click the link in the description and scroll down the page. ^_^
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olivia8383 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, I thought that was just a link to their website and would have the same picture~
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GameGenie2k Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing. Did you follow a pattern or did you make your own design?
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CrazyFoxMoon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!
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Sierraness23 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy...
Wow. This needs no other words.
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AutumnNightBat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010   General Artist
This is really beautiful!!!!!
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yukinagatofan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
cool it'd be awesome if you had a pic of someone wearing it
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FerryQueen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet Mary mother of God! This is extraordinary!
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:iconmista-heesh:
Mista-Heesh Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous design...:love: I love it!
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kitsunegirl14 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
HOT DAMN, can i wear that to my prom?
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TeamAquaSuicune Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This dress is simply stunning. :wow:
Beautiful work here!
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EternallyOptimistic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! :wow: It must have taken you so long!
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esa621 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
beautiful. excellent job. bravo
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Anji-was-here Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
i am in love with this

i love all the different fabrics and colors. and that necklace owns my heart :heart:
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lilRebbitzen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
This is gorgeous! I love how the colors fit so well with the sea motif, and the necklace is great too!

:+fav:
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Technicolor-Visons Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing. I think my favorite detail is the lace in the back. It just adds extra omph to an already amazing outfit.
And that necklace is beautiful!
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GrinningFlowers Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty! Did you sow it?^^
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Goldenthrush Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Congrats on the DD!! Well earned!
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AMR-Designs Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Oh my gosh this is amazing!!! Like xRachElbaGelx said, I need to learn how to sew, just so there's a little chance I can compare to the amazingness of your designs!
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Jackwahoo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, wow! I kinda want to do something like this now xD
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tennyomelime Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very amazing!
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The-Theory-Liz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
amazing!
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mrsratbag Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Now I wish I was a sea witch so I could wear this awesome costume :(

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CassiniCloset Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
congrates for the DD, beatiful costume btw ^^
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Very nice work! :thumbsup:
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:iconmarsaliath:
Marsaliath Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the colours =D
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AmTheLion Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
lovely outfit :meow:
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SableWong Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
I'm just curious about the necklace, did you intend for there to be hooks to add beads later or what?
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sailor-tweek Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Congrats on the well earned DA, darling! ^_^
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aderial Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
very pretty!
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StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow, this is absolutey brilliant. :heart: The color scheme, the overall design, it really does look like something that would be worn by a mermaid!

Excellent. :)
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Kaprin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
oh my gosh that's amazing!!! :heart::heart::heart:
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mistakendestiny Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i wanna see it being worn.
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