Spent most of March and April building Raven Branwen, Yang’s birb mom from RWBY! She’s a jerk, but I love her 😭 Here’s a nice pic and then some of the work-in-progress (WIP), let me know if you have any questions! Going to try to do short posts more often, otherwise they’re overwhelming to try to start 🤗

📸 Rose Tinted Photography LC

Wig is an Arda Luthien in Black

Contacts are Fairy Dolly Red from Oh My Kitty

My first time embroidering anything! I printed out the design, then clamped the paper+fabric into my embroidery hoop and just worked my way song the lines. It was a loose stitch, so afterwards I could just pull the paper off and fish out any little ripped bits 🙂

This top was the bane of my existence! After 2 failed attempts, I found a karate gi top at Goodwill and just added the red on top.

Feathers are craft foam scored woth a box cutter and then hit with a heat gun to open the cuts.

Bleeding for the cause! Snagged my finger on a pin 😜 Top left pic is her little hip scarf thing, found a stamp at Hobby Lobby almost exactly like the design in show!

I slapped together her armor about 24 hours before the photoshoot (Yang V. 5 was the main goal, but I was hoping for one Raven shot), I used Kamui Cosplay’s duct tape patterning method to speed things up!

All done! I’ve got a couple things I’d like to touch up, but overall I’m really happy with how she turned out!

Here’s a bonus bird twin pic, with the amazing Marasan Cosplay as Auntie Qrow and Quintilla as Cinder!

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Yang Xiao Long Build

Build process for my main girl, Yang Xiao Long, from Rooster Teeth’s web series RWBY! She’s hands-down my favorite cosplay to wear, it’s so easy to
get into character and the second that you put her on you just feel like a boss (and honestly kind of want to punch something. BUT DON’T.). This cosplay was a huge challenge for me, and I’m so proud of how it turned out! I’ll admit I’m terrible about taking in-progress pics, so if you have questions on anything in particular just comment below 🙂


Yang’s clothing breaks down into a few basic items: her jacket, tank top, scarf, skirt, and leggings (disclaimer, definitely just bought the boots and black shorts, the time struggle was real). I’ll just bullet-point how I made each piece, and I can give you more details if you’d like to know!

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