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MSPA: Mater Dolorosa by cafe-lalonde MSPA: Mater Dolorosa by cafe-lalonde

Do+n't Listen To+ Them
Because What Do+ They Kno+w?
We Need Each o+ther
To+ Have, To+ Ho+ld
They'll See In Time, I Kno+w

When Destiny Calls Yo+u
Yo+u Must Be Stro+ng
I May No+t Be With Yo+u
But Yo+u've Go+t To+ Ho+ld o+n
They'll See In Time, I Kno+w

We'll Sho+w Them To+gether.

This is probably the best/most elaborate costume I've made, so I'm going to be a self-serving derp and post it here.

The mantle and skirt were both self-patterned, and all green velvet was satin-stitched around its edges. Thank you to ~Ceriene for being awesome enough to make me my first pair of insulation foam horns! ;w;

SONJA omg you took such beautiful photos of our group. I can't thank you enough!!

blarfs my feelings about Dolorosa all over the room GO WATCH THIS AMV OKAY [link]

:iconcafe-lalonde: - The Dolorosa ♍
:iconsoulfirephotography: - :camera:

:iconphoenixstarr44: - The Signless Sufferer ♋
:iconheavensealed: - The Psiioniic ♊
:iconskwinky: - The Disciple ♌

Taken in at New York Comic Con 2012, 10/13/12
Team Signless Andrew Hussie, Homestuck (
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LazyOtaku13 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I am making this cosplay for a convention in October and was wondering where you got the fabric for the sheer shawl thing as well as the dress fabric itself. Would it be easier to just get white and black fabric with stripes and dye it myself, or should I buy a final product? Thank you so much.
cafe-lalonde Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there! The sheer fabric that makes up the...cape, so to speak, was found in a very specific store in NYC's fabric district--I believe it was A&K fabrics, on 39th street, north side of the street close to 8th avenue. They have a website (akfabricsny dot com) but I'm not seeing the specific fabric--NYC stores are used to people needing to order remotely though, so if you call and ask them about it they might be able to find it for you?? I distinctly remember it being in the far right aisle of the store close to the cutting counter, so if you say it's sheer striped green fabric they might be able to grab it. As for the dress fabric itself, I did exactly what you said, I bought white/black cotton knit and dyed it green--not a super exact art, but it got me close enough. xD I wish you luck!! I hope this helps!
LazyOtaku13 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Thanks a ton. I actually live on the other side of the country so I don't think that I can walk into a NYC store...But I'll definitely look up the fabric store online to see what they have. I'll probably just end up getting a dye kit. Hmm...If I got extra fabric I could make Eridan's pants...Gotta love cosplaying! Thanks.
cafe-lalonde Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Good luck! Yeah, most people have to dye Eridan's pants too--luckily just find a black/white stripe and the black stays in place, the white is the only thing that will dye. You should hit me up when you finish your project! :D I'd love to see!
LazyOtaku13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
I will! The con isn't until October and the costume isn't even for me. I'm going as the Sufferer and I'll have two friends go as Kankri and Karkat. Their mom is going as the Dolorosa. But she doesn't want to keep the costume so I'll get a chance to wear it! Anyways thanks for all of your help! Hug 
aquariusHeiress Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!!! :iconamgtouchplz:
cafe-lalonde Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
sdklghfskdhgsk thank you very much!! ;w;
aquariusHeiress Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
asdfghjkl No prob! XDDD
MMxVampire Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes this is the most amazing Dolorosa I have ever seen! Such beautiful form and your face is so pretty. I love this photo, actually all of the photos you have in your gallery! Love it. I'm going to go watch you now. lol By the way, out of curiosity, do you take commissions?
cafe-lalonde Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much ;A; I do take commissions! I am pretty booked out through January/February, but please let me know if you're interested in working with me. :)
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