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Belldandy - My Open Arms Will Welcome You by AngelSamui Belldandy - My Open Arms Will Welcome You by AngelSamui
I have loved Belldandy since the moment I first read Ah! My Goddess. I wanted to save this costume until I had the time to make my own set of feather wings. It was quite the learning experience.

All of the artwork for Belldandy is just slightly different. I decided to look at her most recent television version with my final choices being based on the small resin figure I purchased for reference. It's easy to become so excited when making Belldandy to glitz her up till your fingers fall off. I tried to make my costume a more true and clean version for my first go around.

The costume is built on top of a white corset I made to hold the wings. The white undress was completely draped from muslin. The blue jacket is completely lined, the gold triangles are heat bonded on and then lined along the straight edge with gold ribbon stitched on for a little sparkle and strength.

The headscarf is hand painted and most of the jewelry was had made. I'm very proud of my earrings. I made the blue socks to go over a pair of gold high heels so I wouldn't have to walk around barefoot. My "tail" banner was glamorized with white and gold cording zig-zagged stitched on and the tassels were made from matching embroidery thread.

My wig was styled by my beautiful Demon Belldandy, :iconamazonmandy: (AmazonMandy)! So we could match.

Photographer: LJinto

Award: Hall Cosplay Honorable Mention, Katsucon 2012

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:icondarryngrey:
DarrynGrey Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Belldandy is my favorite character design, and you've nailed it perfectly. You are absolutely gorgeous! I especially like the wings, a lot of people don't attempt them. 
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much.  The wings are certainly a difficult add on!  Not only did they take quite a while to make but traveling with them is tough.  I had to find a box big enough to be able to ship them.
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DarrynGrey Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I was curious about that. Something like those certainly seem troublesome in their own way, but oh do they add that extra something special. It makes something already beautiful even greater!
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:iconchchcartoons:
CHCHcartoons Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
You're beautiful. I love the character Belldandy. You have no idea how big an impact she had on me.
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much.  :)
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:iconoosetsunaoo:
oOSetsunaOo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Bell has always been my ideal crush, and you just brought her to life....it's perfect!! *__*
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww thank you.
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:iconoosetsunaoo:
oOSetsunaOo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
you're welcome my Goddess!! :)
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:iconmoyashisoba:
moyashisoba Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
very beautiful!!!!!!!(♥ó㉨ò)ノ♡
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:icontheonefromanywhere:
TheOneFromAnywhere Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OMG, what a great picture! Really impressive cosplay!
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much. Belldandy is one of the cosplays I'm most proud of. :)
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:iconjiajem:
JiaJem Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Beaaaaaaaautiful! I love that blue satin. Classic Bell~!
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww thank you so much. Means so much coming from a gorgeous Bell cosplayer like you!
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:iconconquest79:
conquest79 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
really nice Bell cos
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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:iconalesaenz:
alesaenz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Wow! Impressive Belldandy cosplay!!!
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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:iconwitchiko:
Witchiko Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice cosplay and thanks about watch *O*
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! And I love your work. :heart:
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:iconwitchiko:
Witchiko Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks so much too and you're welcome *O*
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:icontfcreate:
tfcreate Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! . . .
:eyepopping:
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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:iconetaru:
etaru Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
This costume was SO pretty in person, photos don't do it justice <3
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww yay! I'm so glad it looks good in person. <3
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:iconichigokitty:
IchigoKitty Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Those wings are incredible! I'm happy you finally got a chance to cosplay as your Belldandy! You're beautiful :3
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
D'awww!
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:iconpaxingcai:
PaXingCai Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So pretty! I love your wings!
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much.
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:iconladyaltara:
LadyAltara Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Beautiful! You did an excellent job, especially with the wings!
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! My wings will need a bit of repair work after the busy con traffic.
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:iconroyalnerddotcom:
RoyalNerddotcom Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is beautiful! I love the way the wings were styled. It's so graceful!
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much. The curve of the wings was really helpful. I can pack them more easily.
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RoyalNerddotcom Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
You're welcome and it's definitely great that those wings were practical too ^_^
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:iconamazonmandy:
AmazonMandy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
You were so beautiful and perfect in this!! I love it!!!
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for being Demon Belldandy with me. And driving my wings up.
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dgoddessmiaka Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
i love your wings!
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:iconmidgarangel:
midgarangel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!! Seeing all these AMG costumes is making me want to re-watch the series and make my own Belldandy costume!
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excellent idea!
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:iconmidgarangel:
midgarangel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconmirrorsaber:
mirrorsaber Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing job. Especially the wings!
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww thanks!
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:iconmirrorsaber:
mirrorsaber Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Welcome.
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allanimerules1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
OMG SO PRETTY! love the wings
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, they were an effort of love!
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allanimerules1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
=D
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WolfLoverMarine Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
:heart::heart::heart::heart:
I love Belldandy!
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:iconangelsamui:
AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such a fabulous character. :)
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