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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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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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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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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much.  :)
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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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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww thank you.
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oOSetsunaOo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
you're welcome my Goddess!! :)
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moyashisoba Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
very beautiful!!!!!!!(♥ó㉨ò)ノ♡
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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