Make-up: Ten Franco Hair: Charlie Manapat Styling: Hannah Kim Costume Production: Badj Genato Production Designer: Raffy Tesoro Art Direction: Javey Villones Digital Imaging: Ghani Madueno Model: Rhian Ramos Howell (GMA Artist Center)
Special thanks to Harvey Tolibao and Carlo Pagulayan for helping us with the art direction, and just providing a ton of laughs.
Back in 2008, we also had Rhian cosplay as Rogue for my Pop Nostalgia exhibit. Somehow, I felt that she just had to reprise her role again. And we weren't mistaken.
Edit (02.06.11): Marvel.com featured this image in their website! Just having the Marvel watermark gave me goosebumps. [link]
Edit (10.15.11): Chris Claremont, one of the creators of the XMEN and the creator of Rogue, signs the print in NYCC 2011.
Big kudos to Solenn... she's not just an awesome model, but a great make-up artist too. She even came in all made up already. Plus she did her own prosthetics for the scars and blood. I was amazed. Total pro.
And of course, thanks to for literally illustrating the peg / pose for us during the shoot. We shall now call this, "The Carlo Pagulayan Action Shot"
Make-up: Solenn Heussaff (beauty and prosthetics) Hair: Ara Fernando Styling: Miko Calma Art Direction: Jhem Manalang / Carlo Pagulayan Production Design: Raffy Tesoro Digital Imaging: Ghani Madueno Model: Solenn Heussaff
Make-up: Ara Fernando Styling: Hannah Kim Costume Production: Badj Genato Art Direction: Jhem Manalang Production Design: Raffy Tesoro Digital Imaging: Ghani Madueno / Genald Tungol CG Imaging: Genald Tungol Model: Jinri Park
Special thanks to Greg Martin for lending his swords, Joe Dy for the Sentinels, Carlo Pagulayan and Harvey Tolibao
Psylocke Ver. 1
Psylocke was one of the first cosplay shoots we ever did three years ago, and I thought she deserves a revisit, given the kind of experience and knowledge we have earned through the years. I hope we did her character justice this time around.
Also curious to note, the claws were made out of real metal. Wish they came in adamantium though. We're coming up with two versions of X-23, one teen (which is this one) and one adult version (still be to shot).
Make-up: Charlie Manapat Hair: Dimples Callada Styling: Hannah Kim Props Production: Edralin Manila Production Design: Raffy Tesoro Art Director: Jhem Manalang Digital Imaging: Ghani Madueno Models: Barbie Forteza, (dead soldiers) John Logarta, Allen Logarta, Jose Tamayo, Erickson Castro, Amado Bulauitan
Special thanks to Ida Henares and Mike Uycoco of GMA Artist Center, Aly Reyes and Carlo Pagulayan .
Out of Carlo's spare time, he made this video from behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot: [link]