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Hi my name is Natalie. I'm from the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. I started cosplaying late 2011. I love making weapons out of wood, and hate sewing, so any volunteers to be my sewing slave will be appreciated (and possibly rewarded with weapons haha). I'm still pretty new at it, but am getting better, and certainly more ambitious with each project.


Nobunaga Oda by I-Artemis-I
Nobunaga Oda
Made by me. Check out my facebook for more
Armour made using worbla and leather. Chainmaille made using bought aluminium rings, put together by me. Sword made using oak and MDF. Wig Imladris from Arda Wigs
Taken at PAX Aus 2015 by Steamkittens
Articulated Gauntlet Tutorial - Oda Nobunaga by I-Artemis-I
Articulated Gauntlet Tutorial - Oda Nobunaga
I made these in 2015 for my Nobunaga Oda, Samurai Warriors 2, costume for the World Cosplay Summit 2015 in Japan.

I'm really bad at updating my DA, so I recommend checking out my Facebook which I update more regularly.
Videos showing the movement of my gauntlets are on it HERE and HERE
Vaatu - Avatar: Legend of Korra by I-Artemis-I
Vaatu - Avatar: Legend of Korra
My design of Vaatu, since he isn't human. I made 3 robes. The underrobe was red with a red brocade edging. The black robe has black embroidered edging with red edging on THAT.  The red outer robe has red dupion and black cord edging.  It also has Vaatu's symbol appliqued on the back.  The belt dangly-thingy also has the symbol at the front (neither of which are visible on this pic).
I've got progress pics and update more regularly on my FACBEOOK PAGE
PHotographer: Collin Kerr Photography
Vaatu - Avatar: Legend of Korra by I-Artemis-I
Vaatu - Avatar: Legend of Korra
my gijinka version of Vaatu (evil avatar spirit dude) from Avatar: The Legend of Korra, taken at Brisbane Supanova 2015

When designing it I looked at images of traditional chinese robes (since that's what avatar is loosely based around) and artworks of Vaatu. 

I made 3 robes: 1 red under one with brocade edging, 2 black one with two trims (black jacquard and red taffeta), and the red over one with two trims (red silk and black trim). Vaatu simple was appliqued on both the belt dangly and the back of the over robe.  Check out more, including more of the build, on my FACEBOOK PAGE

Photo by Cosplay Australia
Oda Nobunaga by I-Artemis-I
Oda Nobunaga
Samurai Warriors 2

Oda Nobunaga all made by me :iconi-artemis-i:
Made with worbla, leather, foam, wood (sword), feathers, hand-dyed fabric, 150 hours of hand embroidery (pants!), aluminium rings
I have more of how it was made on my FACEBOOK PAGE

Photographer: Houng Taing Photography at PAXAus 2015

More of this costume: Oda Nobunaga - Samurai Warriors 2 by I-Artemis-I  Oda Nobunaga by I-Artemis-I Nobunaga - Samurai Warriors - Sword by I-Artemis-I
What a crazy, crazy year!  I've been too busy/lazy recovering from Smash/WCS, but I guess I'm due for a journal? In chronological order:

Sydney Supanova!
I've had some great conventions this year, and Sydnova didn't disappoint.  I wasn't dressing as super-popular characters, so I didn't expect a lot of love from con-goers.  Saturday I dressed as Fitz-Chivalry  from Robin Hobb's book (Fool's Assassin hard-cover to be precise).  Robin's my favourite author, and I wanted to show her how much i love her books and appreciate her writing.  And I ran into a cosplayer I'd met a few times at cons dressed as the Fool!  OMG she looked so perfect XD  I wanted to put her in my pocket.  And we lined up to meet Robin Hobb and she annoyed me with her damn Ratsy on its stick so perfectly I had to laugh (even though I was struggling to stay in character and get annoyed lol).  Meeting Robin was quite blurry, of course, but she did appreciate our costumes :D  Kinda funny that most of the other people in line didn't recognise me, but I guess I was cosplaying from the US cover of a book that wasn't released yet,  but J and Robin made my trip worth it:
Sunday I dressed as Kya from Avatar: The Legend of Korra.  I had some friends dressing and other characters, and knew of another group of cosplayers doing it too, so we had a big bunch of about 12 of us, and we got some great photos.  And goofed around.  and took many many selfies.  So much fun.

Melbourne Oz-Comic Con
My first Melbourne Convention.  It was only really possible because a acquaintance (now quite good friend) offered to let me stay at her house.  And I was dying to spend a bunch of money on last minute flights because Dante Basco (aka voice actor of Zuko) was going there.  We had a group of me (Zuko), Aang, Katara and Toph, as well as various Korras, another Zuko, a Dai Li agent and just so many awesome people.  And photos with Dante.  He loved our costumes.  And teh VA of Ty Lee was there and jumped in our photo too!  Many many selfies.

Sydney SMASH Anime and Manga Convention
This was the big one!  I drove for about 11 hours to get there from the Gold Coast.  Saturday I wore Ma Chao.  If I'd been clever I would've dressed comfortably and taken it easy.  But I can't fly with Ma Chao and I'm super proud of him, so i wanted to take the opportunity of me driving to bring him.  I can't quite remember what happened to my day: it just disappeared.  I competed in the cosplay comp, and, amongst many talented cosplayers, won Best Female :D
So, with my good friend :iconmittenkitten: we entered the World Cosplay  Summit Australian Preliminary.  There were two other very talented and friendly teams.  They really were great to hang around with and get to know.  Lucy and I competed as Yggdra and Gulcasa from a little-known GBA game called Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone - two people knew who we were that day, and it was two more than we were expecting.  After so many months of working, and almost being in tears a few times because there just seemed too much work to do, WE WON!  HOLY BALLS!  So we're representing Australia next year in the WCS in Japan :D  So excited.  We've picked out our costumes and have started planning/gathering materials.

Brisbane Oz-Comic Con
I only went for one day because I wanted to relax, and in the end, one day was enough for me.  There didn't really seem a lot to do.  No guests I really wanted to see.  I got to meet a lot of other cosplayers and properly talk to them, which was nice.  I made a proper dress, too!  And weirded a few people out because I was dressed as a female for once: Queen Elinor from Brave (with my perfect Merida)

Brisbane Supanova
At the moment I'm going to rewear Gulcasa, though I may switch partway through to day to Fitz again, because Robin Hobb will be there again.  Sunday I'm making Auron from Final Fantasy X.  He's one of my favourite characters ever, so I hope I can do him proud. 

As always, i post progress etc on my Facebook Page

And that has been my last couple of hectic months <3  Hope I see you at Brisnova!
  • Listening to: random ipod
  • Reading: Kamisama Kiss
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Playing: FFVIII
  • Eating: Museli Bar
  • Drinking: Coke Zero

Journal History


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fixinman Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well You have been featured on Brad Takei's facebook page
I-Artemis-I Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i have?
fixinman Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I-Artemis-I Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahh, that's not actually me! i HAVE done a McSephiroth, but that one isn't me - my jacket is vinyl and colouring a bit different. Those guys were the ones that inspired me to go looking for the original artwork and make the two costumes
gurihere Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Heya honey
Thanks for faving Me with James and Oliver Phelps by gurihere
Have a great week xx
I-Artemis-I Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha it's great!  So much awesomeness in one photo
gurihere Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
LOL thank you, it was so much fun :)
toyas-world Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hey, I was the girl who had the photo of all us avatar cosplays, but I can't seem to find you on facebook? However hopefully this link will work for you:…
I-Artemis-I Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it says it's unavailable?  There are two links right above to my facebook page under my deviant info.  But here it is again :D…
EmmaBudgie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for watching back!! I love your costumes. Hopefully I will see you at a con some time :)
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