Eris the Goddess of Discord Cosplay
Geek Girl Zelda
is stunning as her version of Eris the Goddess of Discord from Greek mythology. Here's what she had to say...
"This outfit came to be when I found a dress while thrifting that I wanted to alter. I kept the beautiful gold skirt and then created a new top to go with it. I took from both Egyptian and Greek designs, but went with a black and gold color palette because I wanted to use it for Eris - the Goddess of Discord (Chaos). We tend to think of Greeks and Romans wearing nothing but white, because of the pure marble statues and architecture - but actually, historically, they were painted extremely bright and garish colors. I liked bringing some of that element in along with my hair, and the gold and black has a good "Antihero" look to me.
I wanted to do an Eris costume as I am a Discordian - a modern pagan chaos psuedo religion. I made the golden apple with the word "Kallisti" in Greek, which means "For the most beautiful one." It is one of my favorite myths from history - the Gods and Goddesses were having a party and did not invite Eris. Feeling snubbed, she created the golden apple with the word Kallisti and rolled it into the party. The Goddesses, all believing themselves to be the most beautiful one, fought over it. And thus, we do not partake of hot dog buns.
We shot this at a very famous art installation in Los Angeles outside of the museum LACMA. It's kind of a quintessential spot for photographs in LA, so we had to do it in the middle of the night to avoid traffic. I really like the way the lamps look like columns and have wanted to do a Greek Goddess shoot here since I first learned of it. I think it was a great spot for the theme :)"
Geek Girl: Zelda
Photographer: J S Edmonds Photography
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September 03 2014