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This is my 3rd cosplay, I had to transform myself a lot to cosplay this character!

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I'm gonna view this with a few different aspects; Accuracy, Creativity, Detail, and Portrayal/Pose. First, The hair is great! And it's interesting how you made the hair closest to your head with more volume. I LOVE the choker and head piece. Though honestly I remember it being bigger. The cloth used for the pants is just see-through enough to give that wispy and pure look Talim gives. I love the design of the belt. The buckle is very pretty with it's detail. The wrap on your chest has an awesome trim on it. It looks exactly like the one from the game.
The only thing would be picky with are the tonfa blades. Since this is a game about swords you cannot forget that the weapons define the character. So it's really crucial to make them as exact as possible. Unfortunatly it doesn't look like any familiar ones she's had before.
Lastly, Your pose really shows how curvy and fit you are! xD It also doesn't hurt that you look pretty. I like how you look like you're getting ready to finish an opponent off. It makes Talim look like a fighter that will not take your bullshit. lol Whoever took the photo did a great job aswell! The lighting is awesome. Sorry if this one is too long, but I enjoyed writing it! =)
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To begin with, let me just say that Talim is my absolute favorite Soulcalibur character and I’ve seen many cosplay photos of people dressed like her, and some were good, a few were excellent, and quite a few were just plain bad. This one, however, takes Talim to a whole new level and presents a realistic and somewhat mature depiction of her that is both true to the original character and yet a refreshingly unique take on her, both at the same time. The first thing I think of, when I think of Talim is how unique her look is – her outfit is simply beautiful, and in this photo it looks like you have replicated it so perfectly that I would swear I was looking a real-life Talim when I see this image, and the others in this photo series of yours. Now, no matter how perfect the costume, it is the person wearing it who makes or breaks the character and look. You are perfect as Talim! You have a splendid, curvy body, which looks simply amazing in that costume, and the facial expressions you display are totally right in every imaginable way. You bring a sexiness to this character that I have not seen in many cosplays of Talim, and that is what I mean when I say you are creating a realistic and somewhat mature take on her. In you, Talim is all grown up and still kicking all kinds of butt and ready for action! And still as beautiful as ever, and having a kind of agelessness to that beauty. The weapons you are holding in these photos are so perfect also; they look completely and convincingly real! I can actually see them doing some Soulcalibur villain some major harm, and that is how they should look. They aren’t like anything you could buy at a costume shop, that’s for sure! And next we come to the hair… you did the hair so well, that it doesn’t look like you’re cosplaying it looks like you ARE Talim. And that is when cosplay is done right, when the person cosplaying totally disappears into the character but in the right way so that it all looks realistic, and believable. The detail you put into the outfit also shows a real love of doing this kind of thing! I see some cosplayers throw together outfits and some end up looking like they put them together out of scraps at best, but you… you are in a class all by yourself here because with you it truly looks like that is Talim’s outfit and not a costume at all. Now, the lighting is very well done because it highlights your amazing body and incredible costume perfectly without adding either too much shadow or too much glow… and as someone who has don some modest cosplay of her own over the years, I know all too well how important the right kind of lighting is to make an image live and breathe and look proper and correct once the picture is taken. So that too is another great achievement on your part! Now, I know that some people might say that those weapons are not exact to the ones Talim wields in the games, but the way you have them looking, they look like something she would wield anyway so that would be a tiny nitpick at best and one I myself have no problems with since I like fresh, different takes on things and believe something does not have to slavishly be copied form a game in order to be perfect. You make Talim perfect because you made her your own creation here and breathed new life into her by so doing! Now, regarding how pretty you are… let me just say, you make the hottest Talim I’ve ever seen, that’s for definite. ;) In closing, you did add a nice bit of toughness to your look for her, and it really is believable that your Talim could kick major booty and then some! I know this is a lengthy review, but there were so many levels and layers to your magnificent cosplay that I needed to be thorough in order to cover everything. I will most certainly be favoriting these photos, and I would easily call them the definitive Talim cosplay photos, and there is no praise higher than that for a perfect cosplayer, which you totally are! You didn’t just replicate Talim’s look… you rocked it into the stratosphere. :D
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tomtomboy Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
sexy belly button
Nintendo-God011210 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Bonjour, Salviani Laura. I may or may not remember you, but I have a memory of an ant. I have a question. Which word would you prefer to call your midriff? Stomach or tummy?:eager:

(Please reply. Merci.)
zuo2012 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
I was impressed by the perfection of your this cosplay....
TLadyJessica Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Easily, my favorite of all the Talim cosplays that I have ever seen, and simply the best of all the ones submitted here on DeviantArt! I wrote a very fair and balanced review for it and I hope you like it a lot. You did an exquisitely beautiful job on this, and deserve high praise for it indeed! It captures so much of the character, your cosplay of her, and yet at the same time adds so much realism to her and so much that is unique, sexy, and fun. I am certainly adding these to my favorites! Great job. :D
Rosenbraut Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Talim *_______________________________________________________________________*

Karafactory Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Un p'tit fond en 3D serait le bienvenu je pense ^^
designeromega Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Interface Designer
really great cosplay
i loved the wepons and omg you have a sexy body nwn
shamedgeeky Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
this is the best Talim I've ever seen!
hotarubrokenwings Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
You are an amazing cosplayer.
tarorae Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I adore Talim! She's my favourite character to play with in Soul Calibur~ I'm curious, how did you make her tonfa?
CarambolaG Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Cool cosplay!
thereanimatedunknown Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Jibril-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Wow that's so beautiful!
TheWiseWeirdProphet Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
magnificent Talim cosplay :) :+fav:
Mikacosplay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Photographer
Absolument tout, mais TOUT de ce costume mérite qu'on s'y attarde... Les détails sont si recherchés... ton costume est vraiment magnifique! La photo et la pose sont tout autant impressionnant. Vraiment, c'est incroyable^^ Good job on it! :D :heart:
itrenorez Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
an assassin?
kamau123 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Amazing job here. Absolutely incredible. The costume, the pose. Just excellent capture.
dust-bunny Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is lovely. You make a fantastic Talim, I really love the patterns and textures you used to make the costume feel real!
Pacneemius Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, you look beautiful, it is quite a find to have someone with a natural petite build like talim, but you definitely pull it off.
Claudija Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree with GBK -noddles- Talim is rare and it suits you. I think you'd make a really good Yuri (SFIV) as well as you have the figure for her
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
One of the best looking cosplays of Talim i have seen so far, excellent work Nikita..i look forward to see what you have in store for the rest of the year too
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March 18, 2012
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