This costume is incredibly gorgeous. I am using a picture of it (not this one - one from Flickr) as inspiration/example picture of a character of mine named Talia. She is a character for a forum-based roleplay (hence, nothing commercial) and you and the photographer have been credited so I hope that this is all right with you. The image just really captured my imagination and I knew the moment I saw it that it was perfect for Talia.
I really like this question! Usually people are not that interested in the background so I'm happy to tell you.
I designed her to be a demon of souls. At the palm of her hand (the armored hand) she has a 'special' gem so she can suck the life out of her victims . I also gave her a sort of box of Pandora that let her victims see her worst fears when it opens and thus will drive you mad. I really wanted her to come across as a beautiful nightmare, the one that let people sleep once and forever . She would probably take the souls of those who have not lived such a 'pleasant' life. My friend called her a Harbinger of Death, and I really liked that so officially, you can call her that .
" A beautiful nightmare." That fits cause I had a dream with her in it. Really I did. All I can remember of it is a young man walking down a dark city street. there is snow on the ground, it is late at night. he is nervouse, looking about, he feels he is being watched. Then suddenly theres movement and there before him is The Harbinger Queen. She points to him and in a unearthly voice says "Return what you have stolen from me thief!"
The man cries out and tries to run but she swoops in and carries him up into the cloudy over cast skies. The man screams "I don't know where your box is! I don't have it!" She clutchs his terrified face close to hers and hiss, "Lies! Tell me where it iss or you suffer slow death!"
"Andre has it! He and his girl friend!" "where are they" SPEAK!" but the man is to frightened to say so she gazes into his eyes, his mind, his soul! She sees Andre and his girlfriend. She smiles wickedly "Now you must pay for your crime!"
Down below in a park a man and a woman are walking along when something falls from the sky and lands in a snowbank. they investigate, The woman screams! It is the thief, only now he looks like a dried out mummy.
That all I can remember. I would love to do a drawing of The Hrbinger Queen sometime, with your permission.