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Image created for J. Corsentino's Time of The Faeries Project [link]

Photography by J. Corsentino
Photo Manipulation by J. Corsentino

Model - Yaya

Costume and wings created by Yaya

Hair by Michael Hall

Makeup by Yaya

Special Effects makeup by Eddie Inda


This was one of the most elaborate shoots I have been a part of. It took over 3 hours to get ready, with the hair design Michael came up with and Eddie's meticulous latex prosthetic work (the wounds have wires and metal bits sticking out of them)... J. Corsentino then shot with me for several hours, and based on the images from the studio shoot created a multitude of vivid, dark and post apocalyptic images for his visionary world.

Before someone goes off about it - yes I realize I have fanciful heels on that might not befit the warrior angel character. I put this costume together in a couple of days and literally ran out of time before I could get matching shoes. A friend of mine graciously let me borrow a pair of silver heels from her and the photographer liked the added sex appeal.
So why not! An all powerful battle angel should be allowed to look her best while destroying the world.
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Have more Sheryl *spams*! Actually I love this outfit. It's so cute and colorful!
The design is from the 2nd Opening song, "Lion" - I made the bodice which is lined and boned, as well as the skirt and accessories. Sheryl's skirt is a simple circle skirt but I added two layers for my stage performance. I really like it this way.
The flower on her collar is supposed to be red, but because I had to match it to the other outfit I wore on the same night, I kept it purple.
I didn't wear gloves because I had to mess with velcro behind my back as well as hold a microphone at the same time so I made a rose wrist cuff instead. I also left the rose hair piece on to match.
The close-ups shows Sheryl's signature earring that I made, for which I ran all over the place finding the right beads for ugh.

Photos by lovely Jaina Solo! <3 Thank you so much!
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Photo by Oscar Chang of Divideby0.com [link]

Costume designed and made by me.

I really love how these photos turned out. I thought it would be cool to do a classic old film damsel in distress shot, with harsh shadows and ominous lighting.
In under a minute, Oscar rigged up this set up and it was perfect! I was all ready to shoot some Aliens!

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A closer shot of the Mad Max inspired costume, made and put together by me. We found some nice cliffs for me to "scale" ^_~.

You can see the makeup and details better in this photo, as well as my survival gadgets.

Photography by Brian Boling
Location is Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV

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Image created for J. Corsentino's Time of The Faeries Project [link]

Photography by J. Corsentino
Photo Manipulation by J. Corsentino

Model - Yaya

Costume and wings created by Yaya

Hair by Michael Hall

Makeup by Yaya

Special Effects makeup by Eddie Inda

This is probably my favorite image resulting from the shoot. I added a close-up at the bottom where you can see some of the details on the costume and makeup better. I will post a non-manip close-up soon, too.
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Photographer: Kevin Stewart

Model/MUA: Yaya

Kevin and I took over the laundry room in a condo building for half an hour and got these adorable shots. I designed and made the corset, as well as did my hair and makeup. Yay pink!
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Thank you, Patcave [link] for putting up so many photos from the Dawn Look-a-like contest at Dragoncon! Here is my entry - "Birth of the Goddess". You can see my friends rolling the egg we made on stage and me getting out of it and doing a short performance. I was awarded Third Place!

For my full construction notes, click here: [link]

To abbreviate, I designed the costume based on Linsner's art style, and the theme. I wanted it to be white, to symbolize the purity of new birth. I made the costume from scratch and also the wings and the egg. Thank you again to the contest staff and everyone who helped me get around in this cumbersome costume.
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Sheryl Nome cosplay, from the anime "Macross Frontier". I made this costume based on Sheryl's concert outfit in episode 6. The dress has over 20 yards of fabric and chiffon. I also styled the wig, made the hair piece containing hand painted roses, as well as the earring.
I used this costume at the Grand International Cosplay Ball in London this November for my stage performance. The over dress is removable via Velcro, and underneath I wore the Lion Opening outfit, which I changed into 1/3 into singing the song "Diamond Crevasse".

Photo by Pat Lyttle
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I read the Ranma 1/2 mangas when I was like 13 years old! This is and will always be one of my most loved series. Shampoo is my favorite and I wanted to cosplay her for ages. Finally my friends and I were able to organize a group at Anime Expo 2008 so I chose this cute red outfit to make, keeping the July heat in mind.

Reference for the costume [link]

I chose a red brocade for the main dress and lined it with a lavender poly blend. The butterfly is embroidered on, and the sash is made out of silk essence. The frog closures are fully functional. This was a super easy costume to put together and I had the most fun with the wig. I did totally burn my leg with hot glue while making the hair balls. :( I added some flowers to the wig since Shampoo often wears them in the series. The shoes and sword were bought.

The Mousse with me is Shaun, one of the coolest guys I know!
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This is the Dawn costume (based on Joseph Michael Linsner's artwork) I've been working on for a few weeks, for the debut at Dragoncon 2009. I made the costume from scratch, as well as the wings, and that large egg prop you can see behind me. A huge Thank You to the Dawn Lookalike contest staff for allowing me to bring that near 7 foot tall egg on a rolling platform into the competition.

Construction notes: Well, until I do a real photo shoot with this costume, you won't be able to really see the details, so just take my word for it lol. I decided to enter the Dawn contest this year because I had the idea for a concept, a theme if you will, and because I had the time/money to actually make everything. Also, since I am local to Dragoncon this year, I was able to make multiple trips from/to home in order to bring the prop/costume/wings.
My concept was "The Birth of the Goddess", and I really wanted to make this ancient fantastical looking egg which could fit a person + wings. Three awesome friends of mine helped me with the construction of the egg - Brian, Tigger, and Tise. We built a wooden 3-D form first and then painstakingly cast a shell over it with fiberglass and plastic. After cutting and sanding the edges, I covered the egg in felt on both sides and hand painted it for shading and texture. Tise and I spent hours gluing vines and leaves and all sorts of adornments on it, making the shell look all sparkly and magical. Brian and Tigger devised a platform which has a Lazy Susan built in so that the egg could be turned around and rolled, even with me in it. I helped cutting the wood and covering it in green velveteen.

The costume was based around the theme, and I thought a newly born Goddess would be pure and white, with no discernable armor or weapons. I made a steel boned corset with white faux leather, with a bust line that was inspired by many of Linsner's drawings. The trims and lace were all hand sewn on, and dyed/cut/embellished. I drafted patterns for the front tier pieces, choker and arm bands, all of which were made with the matching faux leather. I also draped the skirt. I cast ornament pieces in plastic and painted them silver, antiqued them, and attached them to various pieces on the costume, such as the corset, front 3-tier pieces, choker and arm bands. Much of the time went into attaching matching lengths of chains to the skirts, choker, arm bands and wristlet. I used 4 different sizes of chains. In keeping with classic Dawn imagery, I also used o-rings and o-ring chains. Even my shoes have o-rings on them, lol.
I made my wings based on how Linsner often drew Dawn's wings, with the defined arch, spread position, but long trailing feathers at the bottom as well.
Lastly, I also created the signature rose on Dawn's right arm.
For the day of, I used puffy paint to make the tears, and as usual, I did my own makeup/wig styling for this costume.

It was definitely interesting to try and move in this outfit. The wings had quite a wing span and I felt so bad for taking up space as well as accidentally brushing into people. I also could hardly see anything due to double staked contacts and the hair over my right eye. Not to mention the tight corset and wing harness shoved underneath. But the contest ran so smoothly and I am so grateful for all the help I received backstage. I ended up winning Third Place, thank you, Judges, and congratulations to all the winners. I really loved seeing the different beautiful costumes backstage and only wish that I had been mobile enough to chat more with the girls.
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