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For What You Have Tamed by behindinfinity For What You Have Tamed by behindinfinity
Revisiting my love for my favorite book, Le Petit Prince, with a friend who shares it with me. Some years back, I had dressed up as the Fox for a tribute to this novel.


Darrel Pobre, a wonderful photographer whom I am fortunate to call my friend, wanted to do a shoot for fun one day so I took the opportunity to portray the Fox again, with some changes I had been wanting to make to the costumes. I retained the strong influence from kitsune of Japanese folklore. I found it rather appropriate for the role of the Fox in the book.

Kitsune ( 狐 ) is the Japanese word for 'fox'. Foxes are a common subject of Japanese folklore. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. Foremost among these is the ability to assume human form. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others — as foxes in folklore often do — others portray them as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives.

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:camera: photography & post-processing by Darrel Pobre
More photos on Darrel's blog :pointr: [link]
:iconbehindinfinity: myself as the Fox / costume design / mask construction (from scratch)
:icondeland-fox: fox mask design

Other places you can find me:
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sesshowmall Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Artist
It would have been even more awesome if you used Kurama wig. =D
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aly-uchiha913 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
This is just freakin awesome omg. I love it! :D

Peace Out! ^_^
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mgaby Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
VERY GOOD! awesome work
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reiko1509 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow :3 really love this....
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:iconeam-innoyn:
eam-innoyn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
parang nakita ko na ikaw dati. yung picture sa ice monster sa ust.
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NamikaSam Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
umm you cool))*
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:iconlolalolita14:
LolaLolita14 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Is Jin a girl or a boy? ;o .. I thought he was a he, but now i'm confused lol
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SilentCherubim Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why are you so pretty? And androgynous, very lovely. xD I couldn't tell if you were a boy or a girl at first until I looked at your face shape.

What materials did you make the mask out of?
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Kenshins-Soul Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
You're so pretty, Jin! *q*

I think Kitsune are awesome creatures. :love:

When I saw the thumbnail I thought you were portraying Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin in a Kitsune costume. ^^;

I love the clothes. ♥
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CelticBotan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This version is a lot better, the older is good but looks a lot like a fancy-pants Naruto xD
Good job!
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algitta Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so beatiful!! <3
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CenturyKing Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Where can I get that mask!? :O
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animegirl007 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Great pic :wow:
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Crazy-Ink Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, your eys are really intense! XD
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viospace Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
omg Jin you looked so gorgeous!! :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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JeussOmr Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Wow you look so cool, everything screams fox the Colors look beautiful ^.^
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ravenjess Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
im not familiar with the character but this costume is awesome! the eyes and makeup are amazing:wow:
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Eradrom Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
beautiful! I wish I had seen this sooner, for I just bought my costume for my dress up for tomorrow night when I should have picked an outfit that better fits the spirit beast of my own heart, the "kitsune". Oh well, there's always next year and thanks again for sharing this with us and so close to Halloween.
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sandalwood01 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love your makeup in this shoot :)
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:iconkazbob:
Kazbob Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I want this to be my halloween outfit TTuTT
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Wagoflabo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Are you a playful fox or an old powerful fox?
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YamiAeris Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First of all, your works never cease to amaze me. They're always so beautiful and well executed. You and your friends have been a huge inspiration to me as a fellow cosplayer, and I thank you for that. Thank you.

I really love the concept for this piece, as well as the colours. Red is great for contrast and purple creates an air of mystery - which I think fits well with the description for Kitsune and the quote in the picture. The costume itself seems well made too. Love how your eyes seem to stand out so intensely from the rest of the picture. Great work! :+fav:
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Kainchild Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Thats's one of the characters in my last book about Japanese mythology. I also have Inari their father in the book.
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AerrowShapiro Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Love it.
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TenkoGuren Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
You just made my week with this Photo =) ! Epic doesn't begin to describe it =3
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Aamrie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Amazing..
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wakaijin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist
wow. Cool :)
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:iconlunacentille:
Lunacentille Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some reason, I can't. Stop. Staring.
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LoaiYamani Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Like it ^^
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nsmasta Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
O_O
everything from the photo, the costume, the design... everything is amazing... 5 stars for a stunning cosplay
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faerismoka Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rasetsu mask. :meow:
LOVE YOU :heart:
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lollitami Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Go jin-sama! you look so beautiful in this!
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Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Wow, that's an amazing pic! You look great pal!
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yadayada1616 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad to see you visiting this character again! It's definitely one of my favorite's you've done!
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darkmotives Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I really love this one specially the posture, dress and mask
plus your facial expression :+fav:
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CieLouiSePhantomHive Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
*Sees the new uploaded cosplay picture*
//eh, who's cosplay?
*Sees *behindinfinity*
"OH, OH, OH, OH GOOOOSSSSSHH!!!!!"
*Photo added to Favorites*
*Commenting this now*

:3 :iconpervystockingplz:
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MissFero Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that quote!! I read this book in French class in grade 11! ^_^
I love Le Petit Prince. <3

Also, the outfit is beautiful. <3 ^_^
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ATreeFullOfStars Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a captivating look! It certainly suits the enigmatic fox. (And that fox in particular. Fabulous character from a fabulous book! <3 )
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jadenjessejim4evr Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just-- I can't-- I don't-- ._. /shuts up and faves
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toyonashelf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I'll always be ecstatic that there's actual cosplay of "The Little Prince", and your portrayal of the Fox is as stunning as ever. The mix of Japanese influence was carried out really well, and overall I'm just very much in love.
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KiriSosha Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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OtakuCraziRandomnez Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh goodness, you look like a doll. * ^ *
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TwintailCat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful.
I'm curious, do you know if I could find this book in say... Barne's and Nobel?
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iloveartdonchaknow Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful.
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Rau-Le-Creuset Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
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chevalresse Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ms. Jin, you're always my number 1 idol when it comes to cosplaying & other crafts. You're simply amazing!
I really hope to see you one day in a con. Keep up the good work! ^^
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ScarletLettering Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Artist
cool
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lunar-rhaine Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
OMG! I like the first kitsune version but I definitely LOVE this one too. <3
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