I found the original photo of this manip. enchanting. I thought about it and I knew I wanted to mess with it. So I did! Didn't want to make it too abstract, so I just played with little things on it. Yaya has practically black eyes, so makeing them lighter was a challenge, but fun! Yaya is my favorite person to make manips. of, so whenever I see a picture of her that catches my eye, it's fun to play with it.
Model: Yaya Han | [link] Photographer: Elvis Thompson
Zatanna is definitely my top favourite DC chick and it was awesome to cosplay her for ECCC 2012! I wore the costume all weekend with my girlfriend as Mikey and we had an absolute blast. This is the only picture I've found so far with Mikey in the background, but she was recognized at last twice at the convention by the Zatanna uberfans!
This particular Zatanna costume is based off two different covers by Adam Hughes. He is one of my favourite Zatanna artists, and I just adore the small details he puts into every single one of his pictures.
Everything aside from the gloves, the tights and the tophat was made from scratch! You can check out more of my costuming work at @Miko-Style on deviantart, where I'll be posting more of the construction information!
Friday before the wand and hat! I definitely won't be leaving those props behind anymore, it's very difficult to think of things to do with my hands otherwise. This is probably the last convention photo I'll be posting since I have a few shoots lined up in the future with a properly dressed set.
Photo: I'm not sure who took this, but thank you! Please let me know your information to be credited!
Huntress Progress: Mask is mostly done, I need to heat form it a bit more once I decide which wig I'm actually using. This wig is a stand in since the wig I want is stored at my parents house.
I did a ghetto job of securing it down with flash tape for a quick photo, I need to replenish my spirit gum/ liquid latex/ remover supplies. It looks much better when its secured properly. ----------------------------------------------- What I used to make the mask: The mask is made from craft foam, heat & bond and purple wet look spandex. I also sewed elastic onto the temples of the mask to hold it on.
I created a paper mock-up of my face to get the spacing of the eyes, nose and jaw correct. Then I used the paper pattern to create a craftfoam mock-up to see how the heat forming would fit my face and to make sure craftfoam was the right material to use. I followed this up with cutting out a final copy of the mask from craftfoam, sewing on the elastic and applying heat and bond to the surface. I attached the wet look spandex to the heat and bond, then I cut off the excess fabric around the mask. I then heated the mask and molded it to my face.
Well I did say I wanted to do one of Zatannas...slightly less covered costume variants XD Basically my friends and boyfriend doubted this the 'WHOA BOOBS!' version of my Zatanna costume.
The tail coat is a vintage 1930's tail coat in almost perfect condition (few little rips in the lining) it was actually made in Toronto by a Bill Fargular in Octber 1936; there is a tag on the inside of the inner breast pocket with that cool info. The vest and bottoms are both made from my patterns and the collar and bow-tie are also made by me...but no pattern.
Since I somewhat doubt all really do another photo shoot with Zatanna in the near future its HALLWAY SHOT TIME! The photos was taken by a friend of mine at Wizard World Toronto