“The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.”
- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
This was a dream cosplay shoot for me. I mean, Phoenix was a character I've been itching to pull off a cosplay shoot on. I've attempted Phoenix several times with a lot of learnings in the process instead of a final shot. But we kept at it, believing that one of these days we would be able to do justice to the character. After more than a year of researching, and imagineering... I hope this new attempt of ours would also ignite your imagination.
The elements you see in the shot were taken through photography. We shot every bit, parcel, and what-have-you, then pieced them all together in post-production.
This is the toughest cosplay shoot we have done to date in terms of effort and time. Took about two weeks and to wait for the right weather to shoot the background.
If you want to see how the image was shot, you could check out this [link]
Make-up: Ara Fernando Styling: Hannah Kim / Alodia Gosiengfiao Costume Production: Badj Genato Art Direction: Jason Drilon Production Design: Jay Tablante / Carlo Sardez Digital Imaging: Carlo Sardez Model: Alodia Gosiengfiao
Photography: Jay Tablante Make-up / Hair: Ara Fernando Styling: Daryl Co Wardrobe Production: Badj Genato Props Production: Edralin Manila (helmet and buckle) Art Direction: Noah Valdez CG Imaging: WoodPecker Studios Digital Imaging: Moood Productions Model: Jinri Park
Make-up: Yaya Han / Ara Fernando Styling: Yaya Han / Hannah Kim (Alodia) Costume Production: Badj Galias-Genato (Alodia) Production Design: Jay Tablante Art Direction: Lester Bustarde / Noah Valdez Digital Imaging: Mooo'd Productions Models: Yaya Han, Alodia Gosiengfiao