Aposematic Lepidoptera

By jesandsteven on April 12th, 2017
Race: Sylvari
Gender: Female
Armor: Medium
Color: Purple
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Aposematic coloration is a term used to describe colors or patterns that act as a warning to predators that a potential prey species is toxic or dangerous. All vertebrates associate greens and blues with safety, and inherently regard red, orange, yellow and white as signs of danger. It is also widely accepted that patterns incorporating stripes or spots draw attention to objects.
Butterflies are insects in the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly colored wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. There's your taxonomy lesson for the day :)

She is both the predator and the prey.
The beginnings of spring have started to show, and the last of the snows have started to melt away. She and her pets have awoken from their wintery slumber... hungry. Together they are a pack of small but masterful hunters. Any that would chose to attack should be wary.

Hi o/ So I've always loved the butterfly wings and never could really come up with a concept to incorporate them. I wanted to move away from the bright and cheery looks and have something a bit more sinister.
I hope that some of you may enjoy her :)


I love the colours of this look! A very tasteful composition!
Its nice to see a look fitting those wings again :D
The insectoid touch with the leg-boot comb is very interesting and original!
Topped with some nice screens.
Gold! :)
2017-04-12 17:18

Elessar Taralom
I really love the skin patter you chose with this, it feels super organic
The dyes in general are the best part about this look, I totally agree with you that this kinda "sinister" dye scheme goes very well with the wings; the Charcoal is really appealing to me, fits well within the mixture
You definitely made up for any lack of originality that might naturally occur with Sylvari cultural armour
Flawless presentation, gold from me!
2017-04-12 17:32

Fashion Collector
Again with just a flawless dye job, this is just amazing, I love looks that do the butterfly wings justice and this armour combo's just fantastic for it, love the arah bottom that just gives it that extra insectoid look, really have nothing else to point out! As a bonus I think that the dominator weapons might actually look fantastic with this as well, this is a solid gold.
2017-04-13 4:26

Amazing screens, love how you found flower patches to match the armor dyes! Wonderfully done. Gold =)
2017-04-14 19:53

Fashion Guru
I actually never took to the Butterfly Wings, but this look you've built around them is simply marvelous! I'm quite envious, ha ha.

Gold! :D
2017-04-19 11:24

Fashion Guru
Thanks all!
2017-04-24 11:20