Cosplay by Aspen of White Rabbit Cosplay and Photography.
Commission - Ayline
THIS IMAGE. Look at this image! It’s not scantily clad or nothing! This is a fantasy woman done right. I bet she’s got a heart of gold and runs around the forested mountains slaying trolls.
On we sweep with threshing oar,
Our only goal will be the western shore.
—-Led Zeppelin, “Immigrant Song”
On top of the smart attire, I love the strength of character found in Dmitry’s Longboat Captain. She’s not some raging barbarian likely to go berserk without a moment’s notice, nor some doll-faced SI model posing for a fantasy-metal album cover. No, by all appearances, our captain is a competent warrior and leader of men. I find it easy to imagine her readying her bow as her longboat pursues an English cog, her posture and expression saying, “run, Limey, I dare you.”
Pinga – In Eskimo (Inuit) Mythology, “Pinga”, “The one who is up on high”, is the omnipresent female spirit who watches carefully over men’s actions, especially their treatment of animals. She protects all living creatures and controls the hunt. She is also the Inuit goddess of fertility and healing. Among the inland “Eskimo”, she was named “Mother of the Caribou” and was believed to dwell in heaven.
By Urs Buhler and Kelly Phelan
Three Red Sonjas
I reiterate my undying hatred of the *spit* iconic bikini costume, but thought the comparison was interesting