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Niq van der Aa
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Niq van der Aa, known online as Detailed-Illusion, is a cosplayer and aspiring costume designer from Ottawa, Ontario. He has been cosplaying for 8 years now going to his first con when he was thirteen as Fai d. Flowright from Tsubasa (which to date is still his all time favourite fictional character). He is an avid gamer, a lover of fantasy and a frequent reader of both American comics and Japanese manga. In high school, detailed-Illusion studied theatre where he ended up focusing on backstage work as a set and costume designer. After high school, he toured a theatre show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, for which he was both a costume and set designer, as well as a performer. Since, he has dabbled in Fashion Design school (finding it far too slow paced and restrictive for the cosplayer/costumer he is at heart), worked as a costume designer for an independent film project, and of course continued to go to as many cons a year as he can afford, creating plenty of new costumes for each one. He has worked his way up the ranks, entering masquerades in America and Canada, and is now a master level cosplayer. He considers his specialty pattern drafting, and detailed sewing and accessory work, something he has gotten to showcase in his three most recent cosplays: Xerxes Break and Sharon Rainsworth (Pandora Hearts - winning best couple at Montreal's Otakuthon 2013) Balthier (Final Fantasy 12- which he has yet to enter in a competition), and Thranduil (The Hobbit - winning Best of Show at Ottawa Pop Expo 2013). He is always looking to challenge himself further with each new cosplay to try and push his skills to the absolute limit (something that usually makes for a very intense week before any convention). He hopes that with his “cosplay hard” mentality, detailed-illusion will one day be seen as a well known and respected cosplayer in the community.
SO I am a ditz and keep on thinking I have written a post about my new vlogs.... well I haven't we are on number 7 now! So please please check them out! ALso if u want to see progress pictures and get to hear all the detailed-illusion news PELASE check out my facebook page: ALSO you will be able to see on it pics of my Thranduil cosplay!…

Currently on FB I am running a like/share contest you can find here:…

I really hope you guys enter and enjoy!

Finally in the news department: I attended pop expo in Ottawa this weekend and had an AMAZING time. Enered the masquerade and took home the best in show award with my brand new Thranduil costume. Heroes of Cosplay was filming there and competing so I will be on an episode later this year! I just want to take a moment that everyone of the heroes, and celebrity cosplayers I met at the con where just beyond down to earth and fun to talk to. This is the coles notes version if u want to see my full reaction…;   


Sun Oct 27, 2013, 9:26 PM
The sexiest Red Arrow and one of the best cosplayers on dA. :)
Sat Oct 26, 2013, 5:06 PM
Good job on the crossplay, so bold. I'm going to be doing one soon. <3
Tue Sep 4, 2012, 9:57 PM
Ooh! A shoutbox *u*
Fri Jul 6, 2012, 1:01 PM
Thank you everyone for the favs and watching
Wed Jun 13, 2012, 8:44 AM


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NailoSyanodel Feb 2, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
ohmergerd! My fellow blonde bombshell buddy has a DA and I didn't even know! *watches intensely*
Detailed-Illusion Feb 7, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I AM sooo abd on keeping up to date here though X.X but yes following you back as well OMG ALL THIS PICTURES
mystic-fae Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
saw your 'Sassy Thranduil' cosplay at Pop Expo - LOVED IT!!! your awesome!
JhonkunAGM Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice gallery Clap
kittumgirl Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your cosplays are extremely impressve. I just wanted to tell you to keep up the good work :)
PixelMagus Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :iconfav3dplz: on my Unova team Niq :glomp:
Detailed-Illusion Oct 15, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
lol for pokemon anytime
Wow thanks for the comment and all on my DA! Means a lot coming from you; you're clearly quite an experienced costumer *___* thank you!!! 
Detailed-Illusion Oct 15, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
It was well deserved keep up the good work!
And thank you <3
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