your eyes catches the viewers perception just like they say the eyes are the window to the soul. When you cosplay your eyes transmutes your energy into the audience and your character lives as if they were living in you.
Bloodstain clean out after this photo? You make an effective photo and this variation-- along with the setting--- definitely shows the darker more sinister (and tragically controlled) side of Euphemia.
One thing I found interesting, the way that nail is composed in the foreground... the thumbnail looks like it's impaled in your neck. o__0 Intentional?