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Presenting "The Tale of the Raven" photoshoot, which was a conceptual collaboration with Kevin Stewart and Brian Boling.

Set in a beautiful park in downtown Orlando, we explored the story of a girl, dressed for a night out, who gets lost (in the woods so to speak) and encounters a raven. A magical raven. With it's song, the bird enchants the girl and consumes her. Possess her. Becomes her...

When I was putting together the outfit for this shoot, I tried to envision what a human raven would look like. The bird has a distinct strong look with silky jet black feathers and a sleek and beautiful silhouette.
My outfit is put together from parts of my Clover cosplay, vintage pieces and a corset from my favorite lingerie line, Agent Provocateur. I styled this look specifically to enhance the female form as much as possible, to exude sexuality and sensuality. I also wore bright blue contacts to make my eyes look more alien and bird-like.

I made three collages from the photos of the shoot, and this is the LAST of them. See the first two for a complete tale :)

First Deviantion... [link]

Second Devation... [link]

Credit:
Photographers: Kevin Stewart and Brian Boling
Model: Yaya (me)
Makeup and Styling: Yaya (me)
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Presenting "The Tale of the Raven" photoshoot, which was a conceptual collaboration with Kevin Stewart and Brian Boling.

Set in a beautiful park in downtown Orlando, we explored the story of a girl, dressed for a night out, who gets lost (in the woods so to speak) and encounters a raven. A magical raven. With it's song, the bird enchants the girl and consumes her. Possess her. Becomes her...

When I was putting together the outfit for this shoot, I tried to envision what a human raven would look like. The bird has a distinct strong look with silky jet black feathers and a sleek and beautiful silhouette.
My outfit is put together from parts of my Clover cosplay, vintage pieces and a corset from my favorite lingerie line, Agent Provocateur. I styled this look specifically to enhance the female form as much as possible, to exude sexuality and sensuality. I also wore bright blue contacts to make my eyes look more alien and bird-like.

I made three collages from the photos of the shoot, and this is the second of them. See the other two for a complete tale :)

First Deviantion... [link]

Last Deviation... [link]

Credit:
Photographers: Kevin Stewart and Brian Boling
Model: Yaya (me)
Makeup and Styling: Yaya (me)
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This is also an older set (5 years old?) but I still love it!

The concept is a Cat Burglar, in full gear rappelling down in Bond film fashion to go after a priceless object. We did the set outdoors with the safe (see previous Deviation [link]), and then moved indoors for the diamond sequence. We had a smoke machine and my gun actually has a laser that made red lines of light through the smoke. The images on the bottom were shot through a ring light that Kevin cleverly used as a "keyhole".

This is shot by Kevin Stewart of Black Eye Photography on film.

Brian had a full rappelling gear and we put this outfit together with things we had at home and pieces from costumes I had already made.

It was harder than you'd image to hold a pose upside down hanging by a rope lol.
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Edit: Despite multiple comments clearly missing the point of this photoshoot, I will not spell it out till the other images are posted. But FYI, through out my modeling and costume making history you will see galleries of photos that tell a story, have a concept behind it. This is one of such....
HINT: My eyes are... bird... like....
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Sneak peek of a recent photoshoot with Kevin Stewart and Brian Boling...

..."It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels named Lenore
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden, whom the angels named Lenore?"
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."...

(By Edgar Allen Poe)


Photography: Brian Boling
Model: Yaya Han (me)
Makeup/hair: Yaya Han (me)
Styling/Props: Yaya Han (me)
Corset: Agent Provocateur
Hat: vintage

More photos to follow as I get them back from both photographers!
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Photography by Benny Lee :iconsekainoichitaka:

Model: Me

Styling/Makeup: Me

Outfit by Lip Service

Shoes by bebe

This fashion look was a warm up set for my studio shoot with Benny Lee last month. I haven't done the goth thing for a while lol
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This is also an older set (5 years old?) but I still love it!

The concept is a Cat Burglar, in full gear, rappelling down in Bond film fashion to go after a priceless object. We envisioned the safe to be in an indoor or glass enclosed garden, and I really like the texture the tree/bushes add to these images.

Again, this is shot by Kevin Stewart of Black Eye Photography and the images (on film) are cross-processed, not photoshopped.

Brian had a full rappelling gear and we put this outfit together with things we had at home and pieces from costumes I had already made.

It was harder than you'd image to hold a pose upside down hanging by a rope lol.
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Uploading another super old costume (from 2002) to round out my DA gallery.

Yuna's Wedding Dress from Final Fantasy X!

I made this right after I made Lulu, from the same game. Definitely very into FF10 back then lol...

Truly, I thought this was a very elegant and beautiful wedding dress, and the wings and feathers especially called out to me, so I took on the project.
This costume was far more time-consuming and expensive than I had originally planned, mostly because I added details and original ements to give it more depth. The dress is fully lined, serged, topstitched, and has a swirl patterned silvery sheer layer over multiple panels, to break up the monotone mass of white bridal satin. The front panel has scattered rhinestones attached for extra glamor, and every feather used for the wings and trim (over 600) is individually clipped and shaped by me. I put over a hundred hours into this dress, making everything from scratch and not taking any shortcuts, not even with the bouquet. I wanted this costume to be an actual usable wedding dress. Because I was also entering this costume in the Katsucon 2002 Masquerade contest, I went one step further and built lighting into the dress and wings for stage presence. Brian helped me install rope lighting into the entire perimeter of the feather-trim, and I also attached fiber-optic strands into the wings so they would glow in different colors.

Photos by Kyle Johnsen
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Photography by Benny Lee :iconsekainoichitaka:

Model: Me

Styling/Makeup: Me

Outfit by Lip Service

Shoes by bebe

This fashion look was a warm up set for my studio shoot with Benny Lee last month. I haven't done the goth thing for a while lol
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I forgot that I haven't uploaded these photos from Carroll Kong yet! Thank you, Carroll, for these!

Costume: Oruha - "Clover"

This cosplay is made and worn by me at Anime Central 2009.
You can see more Deviations of Oruha here:
Blinding Light [link]
Oruha Photoshoot with Judy [link]
The Sultry Songstress [link]

You can also see the full gallery on my website with construction info here: [link]
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... and stalker victim! Poor girl.
I loved the movie and this was such an easy costume to make and to wear around.

Construction notes: This costume came together easily enough, but I had a hard time at first deciding what color scheme to go with. In some scenes, the dress looks light pink with hot pink layers, but that would have been way too pink, even for me O_O. Instead I went with the promotional pictures and made the costume white and pink, with hot pink bows/red shoes. The top of the dress is boned and tailored to me, and I hand-gathered the layers to ensure they ruffled evenly and as per reference. Instead of making the garters out of the same fabric as the dress, I opted for lace, to give it more a lingerie look. The wig was interesting, as Mima's hair is so choppy in the movie. I ended up cutting and styling the hell out of a random black layered wig I found locally. I already owned the shoes, gloves and thigh highs. I got lucky and found a $5 microphone which got cut up and repainted for Mima.

Photos taken at ikkicon 2010 by Pete Ortega. Thank you!
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