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At the Gala by Rose0fMay At the Gala by Rose0fMay
Updated, larger quality photo, yay! Individual photos/collages coming very soon.

Ohgoddd where do I even begin to talk about these dresses.

I designed, patterned, shopped fabric for, and built all these dresses, including some of the undergarments such as petticoats, a hoopskirt, and a bustle cage. It was 10 solid months of work, and I loved the whole process and am so proud of these gowns, but mostly I am so happy to have been able to do this group at all. These girls are so wonderful, every single one of them <3

We wore these gowns at Dragoncon 2012, on Friday evening, and on Sunday for the masquerade, where we won Best in Show - Master's Division.

I will eventually post individual collages of the dresses that include the original concept straight from the show, my design/interpretation of the dress, a photo of the actual dress, and my thoughts about its conception and production, but for now, please enjoy this group photo, courtesy of Eurobeat Kasumi. I hope everyone enjoys these as much as I enjoyed working on them!

Rainbow Dash~ :iconburloire:
Twilight Sparkle~ Ashley
Applejack~ me!
Pinkie Pie~ Pixie's Blog
Rarity~ Betzilla Cosplay
Fluttershy~ View panda_treats' Cos.com
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:iconsouthpony98:
southpony98 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rarity looks the best
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:iconrose0fmay:
Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Our Rarity is super beautiful. So happy she was in our group.
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DeviantSponge45 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gee! Those dresses are fabulously beautiful! :D
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:iconthatwittyobserver:
ThatWittyObserver Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
10 months for this? Not surprised; the level of quality here is outstanding.
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:iconrose0fmay:
Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
10 months wasn't long enough, if you can believe it.
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:iconthatwittyobserver:
ThatWittyObserver Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I definitely can.
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:iconfyre-flies:
Fyre-Flies Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
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:iconslightlyserious:
SlightlySerious Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
High quality cosplays are hard enough, but you somehow managed to have six amazing ones all at the same time. I especially like how beautiful Rarity looks.
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:iconrose0fmay:
Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
She is a stellar beauty <3
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:iconraven-rise:
Raven-Rise Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I need a portrait of this.
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batteredshrimp Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
I am in awe. Not just the dresses but the body language from each of you, y'all really encapsulated their personalities with such little details like stance and facial expression.

Very well done, you should all be proud of yourselves.
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:iconlesmislover88:
lesmislover88 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
These look great!
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DoctorWhoovesXDerpy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
where do you do these cosplays and stuff?!
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:iconsefket:
Sefket Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Rainbow Dash's wig. Where can I get one?
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:iconrose0fmay:
Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
I dunno. I had to make mine because I couldn't find one that I liked.
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spinstermaiden Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I just adore Applejack! Wonderful work!
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MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Rose You Don' Good!
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brensey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I wish I could own each and every one of those dresses because they are AMAZING!!!

You did fantastic work and it's hard to believe you pulled it together in just 10 months. My hat goes off to you.
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Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I truly loved them all, but the one I was sad to see leave my hands was Twilight. I wanted that dress SO BAD just for myself. I'm tempted to make myself one, but I'm still recovering from the glitter carnage left by the first gown!
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JoltJade Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Amazing. o.o Dumbfounding, even. Bless you for uploading your concept/result collages, they're exactly the kind of thing I'm always dying to see. ^.^
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Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
No problem, I'm glad people enjoy them! I am getting around to finishing Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash's too, I swear :3
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
holy crap those dresses are gorgeous
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:iconrose0fmay:
Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
<3 Thank you
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SirFractional Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy have so much character to them! The others are awesome too though, don't get me wrong! Great job!
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fireflythefirefox Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012   Digital Artist
i love reainbow dashes outfit its so 20 percent cooler
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:iconrose0fmay:
Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
When she spins the rainbow flies, it's friggin awesome :0
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:iconfireflythefirefox:
fireflythefirefox Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Digital Artist
i bet it is!
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Timestitcher Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Gorgeous work! Beautiful interpretations. I've done Rarity's and Pinkie Pie's myself for MetroCon, so I know how much time these can consume. Really, really well done. Congrats on the Best in Show win.
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Paladin0 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I wish I can meet you because you girls are awesome!^^
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:iconrose0fmay:
Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I'm sure we'll be back at Dragoncon again this year :3
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:iconpaladin0:
Paladin0 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sweet
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:iconnsomniotic:
Nsomniotic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow.
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:iconnenimefish:
Nenimefish Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are completely amazing!
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:iconmanlystitches:
ManlyStitches Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh. my. god.

amazing job!
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:iconeebharas:
eebharas Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
These are stunning. Beautiful job.
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Druce-White-Owl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Writer
This is the Best. Possible. THING. Rarity would be proud to see her costumes transformed so majestically for the human figure; wonderful job, and excellent job from your photographer too!
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PatchOBlack Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I really don't know how I can add to the complements and accolades already given, and definitely well-deserved. The dresses are, as mentioned, wonderful and well-adapted. The ladies who are modeling them, lovely. The combination make me wish I was a younger man, though there would still be 999 more reasons why any of these beautiful ladies wouldn't even give me the time of day. :)

Seriously, absolutely gorgeous. Well-done and bravo!
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gladPotatOS Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
You know, this is the most awesome cosplay ever.

EVER.
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WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so lovely! I've been wanting to see a really excellent gala group and this is the first I've seen. I especially like your interpretation of Rarity's dress as a late Victorian era gown rather than the obvious Disney princess look. You did an amazing job with all of them!
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Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Eee, thank you <3 I LOVE ME A BUSTLE BUTT. I was almost afraid to go forward with that idea, but her dress in the show does appear (to me, anyway) to be pulled back. And since Twilight already had the big Disney skirt, well...I had to make Rarity's stand out in a different way.

I'm in the process of writing up individual notes on each dress (currently only AJ is up), but I have a ton of stuff to say regarding that Rarity dress :3 If you'd like, I'll link you when hers is posted?
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WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'd love a link to it :) I'll keep an eye out for the others, but I'm especially interested in the Rarity one since it's such a unique interpretation of the design!

Pictures like this make me wish I had a group like this to cosplay with! I keep thinking how fun a mane six group would be, but I don't know many other girls into the show let alone ones who might go to a con or want to wear costumes. I have convinced my husband to go with me as Shining Armor and Cadance to Everfree NW next year though. I can only hope our costumes end up being even half as awesome as these!
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Pui-ki Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so happy I got to see you guys in person :) I hope to meet you again one day at a con!
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cat-in-the-web Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
you all are really awesome ^o^ i just think raritys neckline is a bit too much. it must've hurt while wearing i could imagine^^
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Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
The dress's neckline is actually not causing any shaping. Rather, all of these dresses were built with comfort in mind, and Rarity's bodice in particular was built to accommodate the undergarments Betsy prefers to wear under her costumes, so it's actually her corset that's pushing the ladies up. If I posted the photos of the gown on a form or an un-corsetted (totally just created a non-word) figure, you would see the difference in fit for modesty. Whether it's a bit much is all up to individuals' personal preferences, but I thought she was lovely and she was happy, so it didn't bother me at all. I'm really glad you otherwise enjoyed the outfits :3 Thanks for your input!
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cat-in-the-web Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
oh i see^^ well as as the person who wears it is happy with it ^^
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myers30534 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i grew up with betzilla actually. i have known her since i was 10. she is an awesome friend.
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:iconrose0fmay:
Rose0fMay Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
She's a fabulous gal. I'm so glad I met her.
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Elf-in-a-blue-box Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   General Artist
amazing
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Amelia-Seyruun Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Did I mention Applejack is my favorite in this shot?
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:iconkadreal:
Kadreal Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Wow, great stuff. I thought about making some MLP related dresses, but I don't think I could make anything nearly as good as these. Great job!
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