Why I chose to be Dawn
Years ago, both my friend and my hubby told me that I'd be perfect for cosplaying as Dawn. This inspired me to finally read the comics, where I fell in love with her. I initially wanted to compete in the Dawn Look-A-Like contest at DragonCon. But by the time I finally got a look together, the contest was no longer being held. But it hasn't stopped me from being Dawn.
I prefer to be inspired by the character rather than trying to replicate one of her looks. I'm usually going for a more casual, corseted look. I initially tried to make a bustier from the sleeves of the shirt I ended up wearing and other fabric. It didn't work at all. So I did a darker version of the artwork below.
Inspired by: the Dawn comic series by Joseph Michael Linsner
Worn for DragonCon 2012