Character: Psylocke - Marvel's X-Men Costume made/modeled by Yaya Photography by Anna Fisher Photo location: Otakon
This is a brand new Psylocke costume! I cosplayed Psylocke back in '06 but wanted to make a new version, more grounded in Reality. I drafted my own patterns for the bodysuit, arms/legs, boot covers etc, and sewed everything in a day utilizing two contrasting fabrics, heavy duty spandex & stretch pleather. The only piece I re-used from the old Psylocke costume is the sash. My wig is sponsored by EpicCosplay!! It is incredibly thick, heat resistant, smooth and soft. You can see more of Epic Cosplay's wig line at [link]!
Like Yaya on Facebook Follow Yaya on Twitter Yaya Han signed Posters I recently did an awesome photoshoot with Benny Lee in a Chinese Restaurant. As you know, the backgrounds settings for the Street Fighter games can be super random, and Benny was ingenious enough to secure a space for us at a local restaurant before they opened for Dim Sum in the morning. Of course we stayed to nom after the shoot! I know I've posted a ton of Chun Li photos but I just got all these amazing images back and I would love to share more with you!
CharacterL: Art Nouveau Chun Li cosplay (designed by ), Costume made and modeled by me Photo by Benny Lee Chun Li gallery is up on my website!! Head over to my site to read the full construction notes on how I made this costume and check out my favorite photos of Chun Li.
Costume thoughts: I absolutely loved the design by and thought it was a great stylish translation of an Iconic character. I created the full costume, using luxurious fabrics such as dupioni silk and silk taffeta. All the trims and swirls are embroidered on, free hand. I had a lot of fun making the charms, hair buns and spike wristlets. I read the spikes in the design artwork as ivory or marble instead of metal, and in keeping with the turn of the century art nouveau style, my spikes are an opalescent ivory color. Some people remarked that it looks like I'm not wearing underwear - well, I am wearing 3 pairs of tights so I am decent lol. Again, it's to follow the art design accurately. I also cut up a pair of white pleather boots and embroidered the gold swirls on that. The charms and the boots might be my favorite part on this costume!
I'm excited to share photos of the first costume I completed for 2014! I chose the New 52 Batgirl a few months ago as my next costume challenge because I love the design and Babs has been such a influential, Iconic character in the Batman Universe for decades. There have been so many incredible renditions of Batgirl in the past, but the re-design really resonated with me, because it is so modern and utilitarian, yet retains the classic Batgirl silhouette. I also thought the suit's details and armor would provide a neat craftsmanship challenge.
I started collecting materials months ago, but made the costume in 3 weeks starting over New Year's Eve weekend. It was a very fast build, especially with rubber materials that take 16+ hours to cure. Each test piece, each mold, each cast needed enough time to dry and cure, so I made the costume around the armor building, using the down time in between to sew.
I want to write up a proper detailed construction note, when I release all the photos from the shoot and make a gallery for my website. For now here is a breakdown of materials: -Armor made from plastic (chest piece & shoulders) and urethane rubber (abdomen) -Undersuit made from a shiny and a matte stretch pleather. -Cape made from matching black and gold pleather, with lead cape weights -Gauntlets made with Worbla & foam, covered in the same gold pleather I made the gloves out of -Boots used to be Thigh High boots, I altered them severely. A note about the high heels - yes I know they are not accurate. BUT I am so short and the costume is so padded out with the armor and pleathers that I need some help on the height front to pull off that look. -Belt made from gold powdered urethane rubber
Costume made from scratch by Yaya Han Armor designed by Yaya, made with guidance and help from Brian Boling. Batgirl cowl kindly provided by the magical Reevzfx!! More photos by Brian:www.flickr.com/photos/brianbol…
R&R art group: Me as Harley Quinn (costume and makeup by me). Thanks to Predator for the gun and for help with mask. Rei as Poison Ivy. Kaori_Diamond as Wonder Woman. Elle Blink as Catwoman. Grishan as Joker (wig, makeup by me). Hideki as Two-Face (wig, makeup by Rei). Lisyara as Power Girl. Saoko as Zatanna.
Character: Dark Elf - Lineage II (Based on this artwork Photography by Anna Fisher Costume made & modeled by Yaya Makeup by Yaya
I keep meaning to write up the construction notes but I'm constantly rushing off to a con lol. Anime Weekend Atlanta is this weekend so yeah, I'll have to wait till next week to properly write up how I made this costume. But this photo shows off the details well.
Characters: Rogue and Psylocke - Marvel's X-Men Costumes made/modeled by Hanime Cosplay [link] (Rogue) and Yaya (Psylocke) Photography by Martin Wong Psychic blade made by Volpin Props Photo location: Anime Expo 2012
I was super happy over the chance to wear Psylocke with my dear friend Hanime. She painstakingly made that entire Rogue costume, it is a piece of art! Even better that we got to shoot with Martin, one of my very favorite photographers.
Also, this is a brand new Psylocke costume! I cosplayed Psylocke back in '06 but wanted to make a new version, more grounded in Reality. I drafted my own patterns for the bodysuit, arms/legs, boot covers etc, and sewed everything in a day utilizing two contrasting fabrics, heavy duty spandex & stretch pleather. The only piece I re-used from the old Psylocke costume is the sash. My wig is sponsored by EpicCosplay!! It is incredibly thick, heat resistant, smooth and soft. You can see more of Epic Cosplay's wig line at [link]!
Inspecting my latest loot. I kinda like that this shot is a little blurred, since has a voyeuristic feel to it, almost as if a Gotham journalist sneaked it while Selina was busy checking out the diamond she stole. XD
Catwoman costume made and modeled by me.
Thank you, LJinto, for doing the photoshoot with Jenni and me, and thanks also to Judy, Adam and Cole for trucking along in the cold and darkness of Gotham.
Other Deviations of this costume:
See more info and photos of this costume on my website: [link]