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So how does your costume fit? by phantom-inker So how does your costume fit? by phantom-inker
The lighting in the changing room was bright and ugly, but it illuminated the two of them pretty well as Sylvie tossed aside her shirt.

"There is no way that this year we're going to lose," she said. "Sarah Kendall is so going down when she sees these costumes. We're going totally mythological on her this time.

"I really like the spots on mine, but I think yours definitely looked better on you," she added. "It matches your hair better. It's a shame they didn't have any colors that match natural redheads like myself, but then what could match this gorgeous hair? But these spots are wicked cool. I heard Sarah's going as that girl from the Matrix this year, whats-her-name. No way she's going to beat me as a centaur."

"Um — " said Taryn.

"Would you quit your complaining? You complain too much. You look fine, okay? You looked fine when you were putting it on, and you look fine now. That weirdo geekoid you call your boyfriend — oh, I'm sorry, you're not actually boyfriend and girlfriend because you two idiots would never admit such a thing — Josh will love it when he sees you at the party tomorrow, so quit worrying. You're gonna be walking around in nothing but a bikini top made of leaves, so why wouldn't he?"

"Um — " said Taryn.

"These costumes are awfully baggy, though, and it's a shame they're not more form-fitting, but they're at a great price, and even if I don't win, which I will, but even if I don't win, you'll win instead, and either way, Sarah will lose! Serves her right. Can you believe how she beat us last year with that stupid Princess Leia costume?"

"Um — " said Taryn.

"What's your problem?" Sylvie stopped pulling the costume up over her legs, stood up, and turned to glare at Taryn. "You look great, okay? That costume's a perfect fit on you, and you couldn't look more like a real centaur if you tried."

Taryn bit her lip and held up the zipper.

Sylvie paused. "Whoa..." she said, and stopped. For once in her life, she was at a loss for words — for a moment.

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This is one of those ideas that inspired me a few weeks ago, and I've been squeezing in time here and there to work on it. This is, as usual, 100% CorelDRAW vector art, done with a mouse, and took about 40-50 hours, I'd guess.

As with anybody who likes TFs, I have an odd fantasy burbling around in my brain about the misuse of magical costumes, and this is one enactment of that idea.

For the record, Sylvie is a little inspired by Haruhi, not in her appearance, but in her personality, only a little more talkative than Haruhi is. Taryn, for what it's worth, is not inspired by Mikuru; she's withdrawn like Mikuru, but that's where the similarity ends: Taryn is tall, thin, has a small chest, is conservative and a bookworm, and generally gets dragged into adventures against her will.

And Sylvie is not putting on a cow costume! It's not half a cow; it's half a horse. There are such things as paint horses, and that's her costume's breed.

Anyway, if you like it, enjoy, and if you don't like it, then don't!
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:iconuberbomb:
uberbomb Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice and interesting  Love 
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LeDaverix Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thehe, interesting :)

but i'm starting questionating, what to do as a centaur, if you drop something on the floor. ... i think it is not that easy to pic it up again :D
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dpblower Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
i like them.  you should do a follow up picture
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MeiAsakura Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your tf-drawings are REALLY awesome! I love them much!!!
And with this story, this one is pretty... hmm... magic? :happybounce: 
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fares002 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
there is actually a whole story about the pic here snore23.deviantart.com/art/So-…
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MeiAsakura Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! Thank you! I'm definitely going to read this on days! :)
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fares002 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
it has 40 chapters to the entire story so you will have to go to the folder on his site. 
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LuciusAppaloosius Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
I still need to find that costumer… 7@=e
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:iconthemeanguy:
themeanguy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the art and when i read the story I keep reading
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:iconcreeppingdeath:
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awww
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IlenaStarbreeze Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Ive always loved this piece, would be awesome if that happened to me :P
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orangeglasses2 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
It fits perfectly. She looks beautiful.
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Kimpar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Nice job!
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RinTohsaka64 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Aww... this seems to be your only art not in PNG format. :( Did you perhaps mess up the upload sizing or something?

Anyway, Taryn looks a LOT like Rin Tohsaka of the Fate/stay night visual novel with her hair down:
[link]
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I did that intentionally at the time because the JPEG version came out with nearly identical quality but was considerably smaller than the PNG. I care a lot less about file size these days, so now I'd probably upload as PNG if I were to do it again. Which I probably could, if folks want that badly enough.

And you're right that Taryn is surprisingly similar to her! I have no idea who Rin is, but they could be sisters. Well, ignoring the half-horse part, anyway ;)

I'm not sure where I came up with Taryn's look other than that I usually try for a different look on every character in every drawing, and I guess that combination was bound to eventually match an existing character. Eerie how close they match, though ^^;
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RinTohsaka64 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
You don't know who Rin is? :( Me thinks you need to read the awesomely awesome visual novel Fate/stay night.

Anyway, funny you say they could be sisters, because Rin's sister Sakura looks considerably less like Rin than Taryn does:
[link]

And about the PNG thing, it's just a combination of me being future-proof OCD and liking to use a super-fancy upscaler (PhotoZoom's "s-spline max") on smaller resolution images.
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spites-77 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
You must be flattered that a ongoing novel would be inspired by such a cool piece of art.
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RalphThebandit Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I like the art work,like to more of it with more adventures of the two centaurs now.
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orlliv Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Awww....I wanted to read the rest of the story!
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snore23 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Hi Orliv. I have a full and complete story that can be found on my site! You can read the first of it here: snore23.deviantart.com/art/So-… 
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ProfessorFoxy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student General Artist
so is the plain brown one actually a centaur? i liked the story..... AND THAT ART! OMFG! its amazing
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joshpoint0 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Lol. *faves*
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Sanderford Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I'd write a fiction piece based on this concept if I had any creativity left in me.
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For what it's worth, ~snore23 has been writing a story based on this. It's not the official story — I'm not sure there is an official story — but it's based on this, and might be what you're looking for. Or maybe you were planning to take it a completely different direction; I don't know. Either way, thought you'd be interested to know somebody's doing that.
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laughingvulcan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done!

Faved!

And NICE story snippet, too! :)

Greg
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Centaur71 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Your anime drawings are ASS KICKING! (and where can I meet a mare like Mikuru?)
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like them! I'm available for commissions, although a bit expensive.

And if you'd like to meet a mare like Mikuru, I recommend trying to brainwash Haruhi to turn her into one. That doesn't guarantee it'll happen, of course, but there's always a chance ;)
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snore23 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
I really enjoyed the picture and the story. I got a laugh out of Sylvie's response when Taryn showed her the zipper. Are you planning on continuing the story? It has enormous potential I think.

Kudos on a great story and a GREAT picture.
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duperhero Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Photographer
I wonder how she loooks like!
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Niosaki Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
i love this :), great work, and love the story that goes with it :)
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demosthenes1blackops Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol - good idea
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WalterStriker Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
realy great job can u make another tf like this
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davehazekamp Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student Artist
i want that costume soo much,
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Film-Exposed Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
more more more :D
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Ponyess Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional
You really did get this just right.
Cought them red handed, *giggles*
Could as well have had this for a day Job?
I'd love to ssee an entire series of these!
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Cyberalbi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Very well done and funny TF! So I have added your artwork in my faves and in my collection: Centaurs
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DocRudy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Nice work. Story and pic are both great.
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shadira Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
god i wish that could happen! but then again be VERY careful what you wish for ^_^
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, you win for most awesome response :)

Seriously, anybody who wants to be a centaur is definitely alright in my book ^^;
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shadira Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
heh heh whoohoo! i'm alright! lol.
do i get a prize? kidding ^_^
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the prize would be two more legs, a tail, and four hundred pounds, but since medical science hasn't yet figured out how to award that proper prize, you'll have to settle for a Llama Badge :)
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shadira Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
DANGIT! move your tuckuss medical science! I WANT MY BODY!!! but a llamma is cool too ^_^
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>_>

<_<

Y'know... that has gotta be, without question, one of the sexiest things I think I've ever heard anyone say, ever.

*boggle*
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shadira Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
what part was sexy? the i want my body part or the llamma...or mebbe a llamma centaur? either way 'purrs' thanks for the compliment;3
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The, uh, "I want my body" part. I'm sure for most guys that's just some kind of weird offhand comment, but, well, y'see, the whole notion of girl-becomes-centauress is a huge turn-on for me, so your comment probably had more meaning for me than you intended. So, um, yeah.
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P-z-p-Z Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Are there people who have the lower half of cows?
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:iconphantom-inker:
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean like this pretty girl?
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P-z-p-Z Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, what would they be called?
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phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've heard several names; I don't think there's a formal term: cowtaur, cow-centaur, and bucentaur are the most common I've seen.
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