Make-up: Amanda Padilla Hair: Charlie Manapat Styling: Hannah Kim Costume Production: Badj Genato Props Production: Chris Donio / Riki LeCotey Art Direction: Ramon "Osnofla" Alfonso MIA Production Design: Raffy Tesoro Digital Imaging: Carlo Sardez Model: Lorraine Lapus
Make-up: Ara Fernando (Dagger) / Kiko Escobar (Cloak) Styling and Costume Production: Riki LeCotey Art Direction: Jay Tablante Production Design: Raffy Tesoro Digital Imaging: Mooo Digital Productions Models: Riki LeCotey / Alvin Aguilar Additional Photography (stars): Edwin Martinez
Make-up: Leo Posadas Styling: Hannah Kim Costume Production: Badj Genato Art Direction: Noah Valdez CG Imaging (New York City): 429 Studios Digital Imaging: Mooo Digital Production / 429 Studios (New York City) Model: Carla Abellana
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
“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
Make-up: Ara Fernando Styling: Raffy Tesoro Costume Production: Badj Genato Art Direction: Jay Tablante / Raffy Tesoro CG Imaging (City): Carlo Sardez Digital Imaging: Carlo Sardez Production Design: Raffy Tesoro Model: Meagan Marie
Personally I'm not sure whether this could still be classified in cosplay, since the collaboration work is quite extensive from all those involved.
It is a photo-manipulation, but of a person cosplaying as Dark Phoenix.. so I'm not really sure where to put this.
Asides from the things mentioned done in CG, the rest of the elements were done through photography: from the fire, wings, sash, emblem, down to the dust coming out from the cityscape.
At the end of the day, people can call it whatever they want... as for us, we just want to make an image of Dark Phoenix. And for those who would comment its too much PS, you guys have the gift for stating the obvious.
Wrath of the Dark Phoenix 1 (an outer space study)
Make-up: Yaya Han / Ara Fernando Hair: Ara Fernando Styling / Costume Production: Yaya Han Art Direction: Jay Tablante Production Design: Raffy Tesoro Digital Imaging: Rock Jehiel Manuel Model: Yaya Han