Photography: Jay Tablante Styling & Costume Creation: Yaya Han Make-up: Yaya Han Hair: Ara Fernando Art Direction: Raffy Tesoro / Jay Tablante Production Design: Raffy Tesoro Digital Imaging: Ryder Aquino Model: Yaya Han *********** Yaya on Facebook [link]
I had the incredible privilege to be invited to collaborate on three cosplay photoshoots with renowned visionary photographer Jay Tablante this year.
This is the result of the first shoot! Amber from Sucker Punch!
We started planning in the spring of 2011 and finally in October, days before NYCC, we shot together in 2stopsbrighter Studios, New York City. Jay and his team, who flew in from Manila, were ultra professional to work with and my job was mainly focused on making the costume to my highest standards, and looking the part of Amber the day of. Ara, an amazing makeup artist and hair stylist, helped me get the Amber hair just right. Raffy is a great poser and art director and between him and Jay, they really made me push the poses. I was originally sitting on a stool and had to kick up my legs and hold the pose for as long as possible. Quite a work out for your stomach muscles lol. While my work as the model was done after less than an hour for this cosplay shoot, the team worked hard on creating this incredible final image. Jay even went out to the Chino Airport in California to shoot the image of the airplane! I honestly don't know how they are able to turn a photo of me on a stool against a white background into this gorgeous retro war propaganda poster! I couldn't be happier with Jay and his team's amazing work! Stay tuned for more faboo cosplay images from these guys!
another set of AP cards i completed before the new year. this is for the same person that requested my other puzzle set of zatanna and scarlett witch. Thundra is on the Avengers AP (Upper Deck) and Wonder Woman is, of course, on the DC New 52 AP (Cryptozoic).
done with copic pens and markers and my white gel pen.
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Teaser image from the Christmas themed photoshoot I did with BGZ Studios [link] Since I made this costume ON Christmas last year, I missed the chance to take Holiday photos with it. Was very glad to pull it out this year for some shots.
Darrell came over with giant bags of Christmas decorations, lights and fabrics and we created a very merry set in my living-room. I can still find glitter on furnitures and on the floor lol. Darrell does minimal post-processing so the lighting in the photo is from his awesome set up that day.
Excited to see more shots, I will share what I get back! Thank you so much, Darrell, for the photos and beautiful decorations. Check out BGZ Studios on Facebook here! [link] [link] [link]
Costume Construction: This cosplay is of Urd, from the classic anime Ah! My Goddess. Many anime girls have little Christmas outfits and I already had the wig for Urd (I've been planning another costume of hers for a while). The design is based on an outfit Urd wears in one of the episodes, but I changed it a little bit to fit my taste in fashion and shape. For example, the neck bow in the design is green and ack I really dislike the green/red color combo, so I changed it to red. And I made flare sleeves instead of gloves because I often have to handle money and sign things at cons, so gloves would have been annoying. 100% of the materials were found at home - the red velour is left over from my Scarlet Witch cape (I loved being able to use up all the scrap!) and the white fur was acquired at a clearance sale ages ago. I even had the boots already from another sale. Costume constructed in a day over Christmas weekend (after much lint rolling the excess fur off the velour). I made a self-lined corset, top stitched and reinforced, with boning and eyelets for lace up, drafted a pattern for a three panel skirt and flare sleevelets. I also made a matching Santa hat and hand stitched the fur trim onto all the hems.