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Dragoon Warrior Lore
The Dragoon Warriors are ancient feral women who inhabit exotic terrains such as underground caverns, mountain crests, misty lakes, and rolling sand dunes; anywhere far away from society where they can exist in blissful solitude. Their dragon blood makes them extremely territorial and greedy, hording the treasures they find. They often adorn themselves with lavish jewelry. Each of the warriors draws their power from one of the four elements: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. Summoning these elements reflects in their outward appearance. Dragoons live three times the life span of a human. Their lastingness has given them a copious amount of time to master their own elemental magic, making them adept warriors. Despite their longevity, they are known to be short-tempered and easily thrown into a furious rage.
Should an outsider find their self within the Lair of a Dragoon, one of three things will occur: the Dragoon might toy with the visitor, amusing itself with a predatory game of cat-and-mouse. The Dragoon might also send them to acquire and deliver great wealth to the Dragoon in exchange for their life. However, if the season is right, the visitor might befall the most dangerous of fates; the Dragoon might take a mate.

Fire Dragoon Costume
When making this costume I wanted to incorporate all the elements of fire such as flame, smoke, heat distortion, ember and so on. I started off with the idea that she should look as though she was enveloped in flame and that those flames would make up her outfit. Her top and skirt are the hottest and most intense part of the fire. I used two-toned chiffon to make it look as though heat was radiating from her body. I also used orange glitter tulle in the skirt; it reminds me of glowing embers floating away from the heat.
Her necklace and headdress are all made with gold chain, red crystals, and golden filigree. It was actually part of another costume I made in 2009 that happen to fit her character perfectly! I added the veil. I feel like covering the face so that only the eyes show it such a sexy look and gives a touch of mystery plus Indra has such amazing eyes it would be a sin not to showcase them!
The wings are the largest dragon style wings I have ever made. I padded the muscle parts and covered them with stretch red snakeskin spandex. Indra and I took an evening whip stitching them to the frame. It's very time consuming but the result looks fantastic!

Be sure to check out Indigo's In-depth Blog and Vlog here -> [link]
A special thanks to the Walloch’s for allowing us to use their beautiful vacation home in Las Vegas, Ben for the Legolas blades. Vani :iconvani: for being the prettiest mermaid in the sea, September Sky :iconseptsky: and Alondra for being an amazing Crew, Indra :iconfantasyninja: for being my real live Barbie doll, and of course Indigo :iconindigo76: for making my dreams come to life <3 With out you guys I would just another girl who says "wouldn’t be cool if..." You guys make that "IF" become a reality.
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s-darkling Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist
I would love to feature this in my group. [link] I will be sure to link back to you.
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Ki-Plueschie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
very beautiful
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balthasarcraft Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Featured here! [link]

Kyla
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gaukelei Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you're amazing, your shots and costumes are gorgeous
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Elinewton Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Great image!!
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This piece is amazing!! You've really outdone yourself with this one! :D
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Dante-senpai Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
wow... awesome!!!
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Karim-sama Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
This series is Übber EPIC!
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Baltasar89 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
very nice^^
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Simsamy130 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic cosplay!
I like the details of the dress and the wings are just.. amazing :love:
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CindTheSarkany Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
wow it turned out gorgeously!! I love the character description it almost makes me want to work them into a D&D campaign lol
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Ravenkeeper Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
sweet lord on a toy horse! that is a spetacular image =D
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chickengirl90 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
those wings did indeed turn out looking very neat.
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AlwaysLoveLorn Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
These are the things I wish I could do but I have no idea where to start. I love all of your work and watch with the hope that one day I can do some of the things you do. Wonderful and beautiful work as always.
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AngelKawaii Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Love this costume, very pretty. I wish the veil was just a little bit more see through though.
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KyriaHirschi Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW ITS so so so cool
hey u know she would be an exellent character for MK(Mortal Kombat) she is just the type just that she is better ^_^
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Xiaomei23 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a really beautiful costume. It looks so natural, yet very stunning!
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Debby-sensei8D Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this..is...AWESOME!!!
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inkscribble Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Beautiful costume, beautiful photo! :love:
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ThieF2004 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
i mean :worship: :D
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ThieF2004 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Oh! a goddess :bow:!!!
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da-rk Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Gorgeous! *O* I love the attention to detail and the overall craftsmaship! Great job!
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CTunmasked Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
The costume is simply amazing- you've out-done yourself with how beautiful and intricate this is!!!
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ZarineBashire Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Just wow!
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Safiriel Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my damned godness!

EXCELLENT!!! :heart:
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Jolien-Rosanne Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
*dies* omg! so pretty! So incredibly pretty! I feel like rawwring now! RAAAAAAWWWR!!
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FlashJockey Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
OMG T_T
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is AMAZING!
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JinKazamasLady Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Wow , Fantastic , Orientalic , Beautyful Cosplay . Great Shot , impressive ! Me luvs it !
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ArtimasStudio Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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FenrixSilverstreak Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
The photo looks like a barbie doll instead of a real person. Its so surreal and beautiful!

Well done!
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Ravenhart Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work with a lovely model. Beautiful!
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SteveTheWaffle Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Wow, that's an amazing costume you've made. The wings are really well done (at first I thought it was a statue or something) and the dress is beautiful.
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Measmyselfdoingit Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
sweet

Embracing your dark side is like beeing religous, you start harming others based on your inner belifes that you got from the outside.

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bluster-squall Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my~ she's gorgeous!
The wings are beautiful, I love the shape and the detail on them, the burn holes and such. Such a nice touch!
And the colours on this costume are just amazing, they're so vibrant and warm, perfect for a firey character!
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theonlytoner Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
The wings are amazing! as is the rest of this work too.
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summerjasmine Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is absolutely amazing! The wings are fantastic! and the costume is gorgeous! Really great work!
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