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[PRINCESS CELESTIA] Bring On The Dawn by Windaria [PRINCESS CELESTIA] Bring On The Dawn by Windaria
Princess Celestia from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!   I got to design and create my own version of the character to go along with three of my friends who made human versions of the gala dresses.  We had so much fun wearing these at AnimeNext and Otakon in 2011, but I have since sold the wig to another MLP costumer and repurposed the costume into other things. :3

Side Notes!
- I made a horn for this costume, but I couldn't figure out a way to attach it without blocking my crown! It just looked wonky on my head in general, so I left it out.
- I was working off of an inaccurate reference picture when painting my cutie mark, which I only realized after we had our photos taken.  It was fixed afterward for the costume's second appearance at Otakon.

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments! It means so much to hear such positive feedback from other fans of the show. :D

Photography by Oliver Oberg.


DISCLAIMER: All costumes worn/made by me are always open to positive, constructive comments! However, critiques regarding photography and any additional costumers involved in my submissions are not welcome. Keep DA cool and respect the request of all artists involved in this submission! :)
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:iconalysdexia:
alysdexia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
""Princess Celestia"".

Celestia doesn't wear dresses or bells, other than EQ Celestia's bell bottoms.  Only a unitard makes sense.
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:iconddhew:
DDhew Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love the design and execution of the dress. Great job!
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:iconequestrianghost:
equestrianghost Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Your cosplay made me want to practically bow down to you. Reasons are:
1. You look stunning.
2. This is the best cosplay I've ever seen.
3. Celestia is ny favorite character.

I hpoe you bring us more good quality works.
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:iconequestrianghost:
equestrianghost Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
1. "Ny" is supposed to be "my".
2. "Hpoe" is supposed to be "hope".
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:icontrafalgar1412:
Trafalgar1412 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
You did a great job!
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:icondarkcherry:
DarkCherry Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
You did an amazing cosplay! The dress is gorgeous and the wing is fantastic just curious when you dyed your wig did you have any problems with the colour rubbing off on the white dress?
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:iconcat-sama:
Cat-sama Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Featured in [link] :heart:
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:icond715:
d715 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
one of the best dresses of her I've seen
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:iconnecroticsniper:
NecroticSniper Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this Celestia dress. The design seems deceptively simple, yet it looks so elegant. Fantastic work as always!
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:iconleopardfang13:
Leopardfang13 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Could you do one for Luna/Nightmare Moon? Dress is amazing.
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:iconfantasysdream:
FantasysDream Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how did you do the ears?
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:iconrikkudo:
Rikkudo Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Hi! I would like to use this picture as an illustration for an article about My Little Pony cosplay. If you allow me to use it, please let me know. Thanks!
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:iconwindaria:
Windaria Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely! Please make sure to credit the photographer, and be sure to link me to the article when you're done! :3 Thank you!!
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:iconrikkudo:
Rikkudo Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you! Here is the article:
[link]

It's short and it's hungarian. :)
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:iconha1e:
ha1e Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I dont this anyone can top that, maybe only if Lauren herself would wear it =P
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:iconwindaria:
Windaria Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would totally lend it to her if she were willing to wear it! :3
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:iconaitsuki-no-kitsune:
Aitsuki-no-Kitsune Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Even with the little mix up on the cutie mark, you look beautiful!
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:iconwindaria:
Windaria Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so very much! <3
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:iconaitsuki-no-kitsune:
Aitsuki-no-Kitsune Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
You're welcome! It is a stunning dress.
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:iconanrw22:
Anrw22 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Truly Celestial. Perfect setting!
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:iconwindaria:
Windaria Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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:iconcookie-chanxxx:
CookiE-chanxxx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
im planing on doing a Celestia cosplay where did u get the wig?? o<o
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:iconwindaria:
Windaria Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I dyed it myself! It was a white wig that I colored into sections. :3
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:iconsexyluna825:
SexyLuna825 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Artist
my sister said she wants a kiddie for tht XP but how can I get it?
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:iconxinsden:
Xinsden Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My lord. Your cosplay of Celestia is amazing. I never would have imagined brony cosplay to be THIS good.
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:iconjajazelink:
JajaZelink Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
It's awesome!
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:iconangelkitty17:
Angelkitty17 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The only two things I was gonna mention were the horn and cutie mark...but it looks like you've got that covered! xD Anyway, very amazing and beautiful costume! Well done! :D
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:iconangelkitty17:
Angelkitty17 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
do you have any pictures with the horn on?
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:iconkiseen:
Kiseen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
THIS, is what good cosplay is.
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:iconequestrianghost:
equestrianghost Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Yes indeed.
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:iconbevinkb:
BevinKB Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
I LOVE the dress! It's almost what I done for my wedding dress someday! :D
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:iconcutewolf44:
cutewolf44 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT'S VER VER GOOD WELL DONE.
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:iconsafiriel:
Safiriel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconcostumesbycourtney:
CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This looks incredible!
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:iconkliff1999:
Kliff1999 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Use the horn like a wand :D
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:iconthunderstripe:
thunderstripe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
OH
OH TOTAL PWNAGE
SISTERPEGAUS'S [or something] AND BRONIES SHALL LIIIIIIIVE
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YangWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Beautiful! If you don't mind me asking, how did you make the wings? I'm making a Luna cosplay and your wings are probably the best I've seen, so I'd like to base my design off yours, if you don't mind.
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:iconbillytheshark:
BillyTheShark Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O
Magnificent.
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:iconsweetheart1313:
sweetheart1313 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
OH MY EQUESTRIA THIS IS AWESOME
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:iconjake-kelton:
Jake-Kelton Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Couple things.
1) Thank you for going to the effort to dye the wig yourself. That's doing Cosplay right.
2) Thank you for actually making the wings made of feathers, not the dorky foam you see most MLP cospalyers doing.
3) Thank you for creating a full dress, and not a sexy, showy, "get males to stare at me" skimpy, slutty outfit. Us males who are disgusted by that appreciate you.
4) Thank you for putting the cutie mark in a logical location, rather than the stereotypical hip that all other MLP cosplayers choose to do.

My slightly furry side says to add another type of wig, but as a tail, but even without that, know that I consider you to have the best, and perfect human Celetia cosplay. You = Win.
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:iconalysdexia:
alysdexia Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2015
Disgusted by what?  You mean the skin and body one comes with?
By logical you mean inaccurate.
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:iconjake-kelton:
Jake-Kelton Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no problem with bodies, large or small, thin or not. Bodies size or shape cause me no issue. Even in revealing clothing, I have no issue.

Disgustedness comes into play when certain females (this nor being one) purposefully wears an outfit vastly more revealing or meant for high sex appeal (cleavage for days) for no reason. Examples: I have no issue with Jabba palace Leia. I have an issue with 90% naked Wonder Woman.

In addition, while illogical to the character, the cutie pie mark on the hip is for a pony, and by lack of tail, this cosplay is certainly far from being a furry. It is a fully human representation of a pony character, and thus gives creative freedom on mark placement, in which I think she did it excellently. Just my opinion.
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:iconjake-kelton:
Jake-Kelton Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
When did this become a discussion about the bible or Christianity?

Apologies, you are correct in the "meant for high sex appeal" and "for no reason" don't make sense in the same sentence. What I should have said instead was "meant for high sex appeal for no reason other than to receive attention for their physical attributes." That being said, that is my opinion. Some peoples reason for cosplay is dressing up to get attention. One of those ways is to be very physically revealing. That is their choice. I personally enjoy cosplays that don't, but that is me and my personal preference. That does not mean that a highly clothed cosplayer is any more or less of a cosplayer than a highly revealing cosplayer. It's just my personal preference.

In the end, you do not feel this is a good representation of a human Princess Celestia.
I feel like it does.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I wouldn't spend $4 million, let alone $44 million, on a painting that is blue with a white stripe across it: twentytwowords.com/canvas-pain…
And yet there is someone out there that would and did.
Just because we have a difference of opinion on what looks good doesn't mean one of us is wrong.
I like it. You don't. There's hundreds of other cosplayers out there to be enjoyed. Can we not just nod heads to each others difference of opinion and go our happy ways?
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:iconalysdexia:
alysdexia Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Prudery and religion are much correlated.  Both are learned; one is not born with them.  Accidents and assaults can cause the former.

I don't criticize either kind of cosplay and there are no objective justifications to.  It's so that feelings are subjective, but this isn't about feelings but sooth.  There is what looks good, and there is what is good.  Wastes of money aren't good.
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DracoDei Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I think the secret might be to design the horn and crown as a unit (with addition support structure hidden under the hair).

I found some pretty good horns at DragonCon... hope I still have the contact info...
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:iconriverheart95:
Riverheart95 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
ohmygosh! celestia looks SO preaty here!!!!
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:iconcelestiasvb:
CelestiaSVB Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student General Artist
OH. MAI .GAWD THE WIG ! D8
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:iconlegendsofzeldafreako:
legendsofzeldafreako Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful. I'm so jelous.
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Svanefrost Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're beautiful! *w* Where did you get the wig?
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