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Believe in me by Shu-Maat Believe in me by Shu-Maat
Me in my Seth Nightroad (Trinity Blood) cosplay, from Lucca Comics and Games 2011, Sunday 30th October.
Costume by my friend Kinnara, decorations, makeup and wig styling by me; photo by ~vintagecherrygirl, to whom goes all of my gratitude.

Okay… please pardon me this moment of self-indulgence. Okay, it’s quite a big moment of self-indulgence, but… Okay. To my defence I can say that this is my favourite photos from the day of the event (amongst the ones taken just to me, I mean; those with my friends are always my favourites, it couldn’t be otherwise). I didn’t want to upload the whole picture without the photographer’s permission, and the photo is already in ~vintagecherrygirl’s gallery; that’s where it belongs.
So I thought that my page could use a new, fresh ID. I know that I don’t look quite myself, with green eyes and that hair; but the smile is genuinely mine, and it’s the smile I always try to offer to people. In this sense, it tells something of me more than the old one.
And then it features one of my best friends' work, a memory of a nice day, and my belief that precious things are always more than worth fatigue and waiting.

I stop rambling now! I just say that I love how natural and diaphanous this photo looks (I have just increased the lightness); and that I’m glad it shows my beloved lace with the leaf embroidering, one of the things, along with the butterfly symbol, that we chose to bring forward the “nature” theme that should have set the difference between the Vatican decorations, for which I decided on baroque, and the Empress’ ones… complicated cosplay musings interesting to anyone but me. :giggle: But… didn’t I say I was stopping my ramblings? Whoops…

The title is from the homonymous song by Blackmore’s Night; the lyrics have always reminded, to me and ~suzaku3, of Seth… read them and then tell me! So come on, believe in me, and let’s build together our little Empir---- *is righteously knocked down by some hard-liner or random Rosencreutz member*

Doooon't forget to check also my cosplay team's account ~Cospoison for more photos and more TB costumes! :flirty: *PR mode on*
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otherdruid Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg: :heart:
Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^////^ I'm soooo glad you liked this! Thank you for the fave, too! :love:
otherdruid Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
CalamityJade Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
ma che bella che sei in questa foto!!! *______________________* è vero, ti hanno preso con un sorriso naturale, sei splendida, hai fatto bene a metterla come ID! :faint: :heart:
Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>///////< *imbarazz imbarazz*
A dirtela tutta ora che guardo il mio profilo mi imbarazza un po'... però sì, è comunque una splendida foto, mi sento assai fortunata! GRAZIE di averla favvata!!!!! :worship:
CalamityJade Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
ma perché devi imbarazzarti, sei bellissima e hai fatto bene a usarla! *___* ♥
grazie a te di averla condivisa! :love:
Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>/////////////< ...tivubi :heart:
CarambolaG Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I sincerly thank you for this comment and fave! Such appreciation is precious to me. :hug:
Nenril-Tf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ma hai per caso partecipato al contest??perchè se è così ho foto tue...:)
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