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I was recently painted up by Master Body Painter Nick Wolfe [link] We've been friends for years but never had the chance to collaborate before now. Nick suggested something Asian inspired and I blurted out "Yakuza tattoo!" and the idea for this theme was born!

Nick did the painting in 4 and a half hours, using Diamond FX paint. He looked up the kanjis for "Dragon Queen" and painted them as well.
For those who don't take the time to read my Profile info, yes I am the model in these images.
I did the face makeup and hair, inspired by traditional Japanese Geisha, and modernized. I also bought traditional Japanese hair pins, and the over kimono was made by me, originally for my XXXHolic cosplay. I love being able to re-use costume parts haha. The full gallery for this shoot is here on my website: [link]

Photography by Brian Boling

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*********** Yaya on Facebook [link] ***********

I was recently painted up by Master Body Painter Nick Wolfe [link] We've been friends for years but never had the chance to collaborate before now. Nick suggested something Asian inspired and I blurted out "Yakuza tattoo!" and the idea for this theme was born!

Nick did the painting in 4 and a half hours, using Diamond FX paint.
For those who don't take the time to read my Profile info, yes I am the model in these images.
I did the face makeup and hair, inspired by traditional Japanese Geisha, and modernized. I also bought traditional Japanese hair pins, and the over kimono was made by me, originally for my XXXHolic cosplay. I love being able to re-use costume parts haha. The full gallery for this shoot is here on my website: [link]

Photography by Brian Boling

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Close up of the dragon, painted by Nick Wolfe. The kanji in the golden sphere is "dragon" of course.
I was recently painted up by Master Body Painter Nick Wolfe [link] We've been friends for years but never had the chance to collaborate before now. Nick suggested something Asian inspired and I blurted out "Yakuza tattoo!" and the idea for this theme was born!

Nick did the painting in 4 and a half hours, using Diamond FX paint.
For those who don't take the time to read my Profile info, yes I am the model in these images.
I also bought traditional Japanese hair pins, and the over kimono was made by me, originally for my XXXHolic cosplay. I love being able to re-use costume parts haha. The full gallery for this shoot is here on my website: [link]

Photography by Brian Boling

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It's been a while since I posted the Yakuza Bodypaint images - tonight I remembered that I had these indoor shots after seeing the artwork that Pin Up artist Nicole Brune is working on based on this look of mine.

These were the first shot we took after completing the bodypaint. The quality of these indoor photos are low due to not having a proper studio set up, hence we went outside (hiding me nekkidness as much as possible from the public eeep!) for the really nice location photos (see below).

But you can see the paint job and colors really well in these pics!

About the project: In October 2009 I was painted up by Master Body Painter Nick Wolfe! We've been friends for years but never had the chance to collaborate before this bodypaint. Nick suggested something Asian inspired and I blurted out "Yakuza tattoo!" and the idea for this theme was born!

Nick did the painting in 4 and a half hours, using Diamond FX paint. He looked up the kanjis for "Dragon Queen" and painted them as well.
For those who don't take the time to read my Profile info, yes I am the model in these images.
I did the face makeup and hair, inspired by traditional Japanese Geisha, and modernized. I also bought traditional Japanese hair pins, and the over kimono was made by me, originally for my XXXHolic cosplay. I love being able to re-use costume parts haha. The full gallery for this shoot is here on my website: [link]

Photography by Brian Boling

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This particular project of mine got off to a bit of a bumpy creative start a few months back. No harm, no foul. Sometimes a specific project just needs to wait till it finds it's own way. Joseph Corsentino and I had a chance to discuss it after the Pyre Elemental and he promptly and enthusiastically declared a fit with his Time of the Faeries universe.

Funny thing is, my very first Test Shoot with Joesph was for a Steam Punk fae with Melody Gore back in Sept. 2006. Course, we didn't know Steam Punk then - just had an already full formed fascination for all things Jules Verne... and clockwork.

Anyway, back to yesterday. This is more a prosthetic build than a body paint. I'm pretty much at the point where I've got to start pre-fabrication and molding as opposed to on-the-model builds.

Joseph actually did 2 photo shoots with the same model. The first was for an existing character line and we got to bust out the VERY vintage wardrobe I've inherited from my Dust-bowl era Texas branch of the family tree. Then, my ornate faberge trinket concept dovetailed perfectly into a pygmalianesque chapter. As always, I'm looking forward to what Joseph does with the character.

I'd called in face painter Donna Hofstee to assist and she was joined rather spontaneously (by me pleading) by ~StuftZombie, ^quietchildae and *RestemaIII who were catching up and hanging out.

The day unfolded quite wonderfully. ~Zathros fielded the usual technical and hosting duties. *RestemaIII got to talk vintage lighting. ^quietchildae got to bail me out on fabric draping:.... my cousin (and fellow ToF model) brought by a friend... and everyone got to talk enough Geek to make my head spin.

Yes. Henry Rollins IS Cable.

Production Notes:
Bald Cap
Gelatin prosthetics.
Traditional and Airbrush body paint

Glitter. Lots of Glitter.
Everywhere.

In Everything.
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my most recent work! i'm a big fan of this lovely asian lady she makes the coolest costumes check her out on [link] :)
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The keyblade, Oblivion, is pretty much finished. There are only a few other details needed. I still need to attach the keychain and set the paint with many layers of clear acrylic. This will take a few days since I must allow for dry time.

The picture is a little awkward. I used interference paint to line the edge of the blade and also the trim around the main jem piece. Since it refracs light, the camera pics it up too much so the effect is a lot more suttle then the photo portrays.

Anyhoo. I am really excited about this. I will be going to AKON, June 3 in Dallas, TX (US) in a couple of weeks. Though I think this will be the last prop I make. It took too much planning and time to make. It cut into other projects like writing. (SIGH) but I have to say that is was fun and I am very pleased with the results.

Thank you everyone for your comments. They were really nice and supportive.
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Make up and props by me.


Model: Shinji :iconshinji-mamoru:
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Sailor Uranus heshin wand.

Sailor Moon is owned by Naoko Takeuchi.
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Another Prince Gumball character makeup WITH crappy crown edit! YEAH!!!! XDDDDDDDD

MORE ADVENTURE TIME! GOOOOO!!!!!

Makeup- Pink basic stage makeup (came out more like a super pale pink) and a Rose color for the eye brows.


I AM wearing Pink Contact Lenses ----edited the purple in
Wig was hastily styled

I do plan on cosplaying the lovely Prince Gumball some time in the future. yes and lots of adventuring to happen at that time!

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