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Darth Talon - Revamped by KellyJane Darth Talon - Revamped by KellyJane
It's been quite some time since I last wore Darth Talon.

Those who remember this costume may also remember that I wore her with a lycra suit. I've always felt a little insecure with showing too much skin, and the zentai was a good compromise on that. However, this weekend at LFCC, I decided to test my boundaries. So, armed with some rubbish snazaroo and a big can of hairspray, I went to the con.

I was VERY lucky to have a lovely lady called Kyrie, who is a tattooist and makeup artist, help me immesely with the bodypainting. Despite working with Snazaroo (which I hate), she managed to get it on reasonably evenly, and her work on the black tattooing was perfect! She followed me most of the day to keep an eye on the paintwork, touching it up as needed.

The result.... was this! I have NEVER felt better about my body than I did when wearing this. Thanks to Kyrie's patience and skill with makeup, and Darren Rowley's wonderful photography skills, I felt amazing all day. I am still amazed that I wore it without the suit, and even more amazed at how happy I felt walking around in so little!

So yes, this has been my most daring, and now possibly my most loved, costume to date!

CREDITS:
Photography by Darren Rowley www.lightanddarkfragments.com , with a little editing by me on the saber and headpiece.
Headpiece by Twi'lek Pam, painted by me.
Makeup by Kyrie
Costume by me
Lightsaber borrowed from my friend Martin.
Encouragement to actually DO this costume from TealPirate, RagemoreRoberts and BloodSpiderX
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Moodlight14 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Whoa!
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Emogothpunk123 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist
*claps*
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narusasu61278 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
holy waw 
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Plavkovie Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
*________________*
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Spookyx-xSock Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, when it comes to cosplays like this, a lot of my friends bitch about the body paint.
They say it's a pain to put on, or it gets on everything, but I seem to find others who wear it, no problem, and somehow manage to salvage their costumes.
So I'm wondering, is it the brand you use? Or are some people just better at handling it than others?
I wanted to do a Marceline cosplay at some point, but was skeptical about using the body paint for it. So now I'm caught between wanting to cosplay this perfectly, or forget it entirely. But my perfectionist tendencies are going to nag at me big time.
It's almost like fruitcake. Some people swear it is a brick of pure satan, but others swear it can be good.
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KellyJane Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It all comes down to skill and practice. I used to think Snazaroo was a pile of crap. I'd avoid it wherever I could, because it always gave me problems...

But this was done entirely in Snazaroo, with the help of a professional makeup artist. I quickly learned that while it is true that some products are better than others, it also comes down to skill and practice! It's still not my first choice of paint, but I now know how to use it far better than before!
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Spookyx-xSock Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see that!! And I am far to envious of that, in fact.
I tried one time, ONE TIME with the body paint, put it only on my left arm, and it was like, this weird kelly green color.
I swear to all things made of cheese in this world, anything I touched turned that god awful shade of green.
A part of me wants to try that snazaroo suff,
but the nightmares of that green hell... I dunno. Maybe I'll give it a shot.
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Digimanbyte Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Terrific work on your outfit of Darth Talon, love it.
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MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you a member of the 501st?
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KellyJane Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, I'm not :) I'm part of a smaller UK-based group called The Galactic Knights.
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MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah right, that's cool.
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Baby16Girl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't be insecure about yourself! You're beautiful and you look amazing here. Your costumes always put me in awe and I love all of them.
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Naricie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist
OH MY GOD! :wow: That! that's!!! WOW That's so amazing!
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SelexiaOfTheHeart Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, Kelly Jane, you look great! :D You really are an inspiration to me for so many reasons.  You rocked that outfit!  Beautiful! ^_^
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IcyLeoProductions Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you always look amazing Kelly
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TimpossibleXXI Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the expression. Awesome!
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Baby-Kachuba Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
WOW. Gorgeous, just stunning!
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CherryBlossumsBeatuy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Interface Designer
holy hell, its real
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thenonobsesser Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
You look absolutely wonderful. Awesome cosplay!
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H4zardB4stard Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You look AMAZING, Kelly! <3
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dontrushme-itsart Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
hey Kelly, great job on this one!! I can't wait until you get to Tampa in sixteen day at metrocon!! your entire crew never disappoint!!
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SuperNinjaDuck Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow that's came out wonderful!!
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Thorn104 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the way the look slightly different and your left eye takes on the color of the saber, and im guessing your not wearing contacts if I remember a video from a panel that said you dont wear them anymore, so photoshop?
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KellyJane Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nope, contacts all the way for this one :)
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Thorn104 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
sweet. really well done I applaud the makeup artist and I applaud You for standing up to your insecurity :) bravo
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Midnight-Dance-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You look amazing Kelly! I do love your Darth Talon. She is truly my favourite cosplay by you :D (I'm a big Star Wars fan so that helps xD)
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Msfifi411 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness Kelly you look great! Fantastic! Don't be insecure, you're amazing! I'm not thin in the slightest, but I'll show a little skin for a cosplay and not give two shits, as long as I'm having fun :) You, on the other hand, are perfect! Keep it up!
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SageAllen1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
This so good!
You rock!
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AmZFuture Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant ^ ^
You look really good, it's a nice revamped version compared to your old style
and hope you feel a bit more confident now thanks to it~
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Assara Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really cool
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Kittykam Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Holy shit kelly!! awesome!
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KayyVenom Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Ahh you look so amazing!! You are all so talented.
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phixix Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Can't wait for the next time we all sith it up again, WOO \o/
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FREAKYANIME666 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
You look Amazing, your costume looks beautiful :hug:
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Aleronssword Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
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Trensgirl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
An absolutely beautiful costume. You look amazing. :)
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Rynsi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Amazing!! No reason you should feel self-conscious, you're fantastic.
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DjCinnccing Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Artist
It looks awesome
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Re-Awaken Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You look fantastic! What a great cosplay! :D
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annoyinglizardvoice Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Seriously impressive
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IAmNoOneElse Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Wow! You look stunning :)
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Ravener01 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Sometimes, wearing a cosplay who shows more skin is of the best experiences. I do have the best cosplay experiences with my Tira, even tough I'm not very thin. I do feel a lot better since than, and I hope you do to 8D

You are amazing with that costume, seriously, I find it more amazing than before! :heart:
Keep on going my dear!
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agent-grayson Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely stunning.
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VIRGIL46 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Rock on!!!
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SabinaRose5 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Kelly! you look so amazing! this is where I get my inspiration from. I'm very happy that i get to meet you at Metro
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greenandangry1934 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Ah so beautiful like always Kelly :)
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Kyo-is-my-LoVeR01 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
NIIIIIIIIICE.
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ForeverLate Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning as always Miss Kelly! You make a beautifully fierce Darth Talon!
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Feelinglad Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!! And you should totally cosplay this more often!! You look stunning! :)
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