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Elfenlied - Lucy:Nyu Cosplay by theDevil-photography Elfenlied - Lucy:Nyu Cosplay by theDevil-photography
It's an older photo but I won the "AniMuc 2011 Photocontest" with it today *__* so I had to upload it >//<

Cosplayer: :iconcosplaysymphony: as Lucy/Nyu from Elfenlied

And the music box really plays the original music/intro :heart: of course it is made by her, too.

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It's not overwhelmingly original, but I don't really think that matters in this case.

Actually, what really strikes me the most is the emotional impact this piece has. I think it portrays the innocence Kaede had deep inside--despite all she ended up doing throughout her life, she was, in the end, a fairly innocent character (especially during her childhood, and of course, as Nyu).

More importantly, your expression adequately portrays the serenity and peace she felt whenever she heard the "Lilium" melody played from Kohta's music box, which really translates to whenever she spent time with Kohta. He doubtlessly brought out the best in her, and I think your photograph has brilliantly captured his vision of what Kaede could be like at her best.

There is a morose beauty in this portrait which makes it stand apart from the typical cosplay picture. The genius is really in the pose: downcast eyes, a childlike pose, and a shy yet beautiful smile--almost like a whispered sweetness--well, you've captured Kaede's feelings for Kohta. I think, if she could pick one pose to represent her feelings, this would be it.

Overall, a pretty amazing piece.
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Thages Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
themysticalnathan1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Love the music box and you have a nice innocence that makes it so GOOD!
waane Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
where did you get your wig??? you look fabulous by the way <3
Kaitsakii Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful cosplay and photo, I really love it! <3 And the music box actually plays Lilum? That is so cool! Where'd you get it from? ^^
HungerGamesFan10 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww!!! Lucy!
Hey, where can you get the Cosplay outfit and the music box that plays Lilum? I really want to Cosplay as Lucy for Holloween or something just so at one house i will go 'Nyu! Nyu!' and be all adorable, then at the next i will be silent and creepy. :D
theDevil-photography Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Photographer
for the cosplay: you've got to sew it yourself or just look in normal stores, maybe you can find similar clothes ^^
the music box: you've got to make it yourself, too. But the thing inside playing the music can be found on eBay.. I think she told me that
HungerGamesFan10 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay. Thank you!
ShaianWillems Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
she is trully beautiful. :heart:
i like how her butt sticks out in the corner there., thats some great camera work right there. ;)
theDevil-photography Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012   Photographer
oh yes, she is ^^
thanks a lot ;) you're right, it's a must-see :D
ShaianWillems Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And it looks really good. :nod:
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