New photo by !!! We shot at Boston Comic Con at sunset! I absolutely love this image, it really evokes the feel of a comic book cover, and shows Kara's intensity and determination. The movement in the photo coupled with the golden hour back light and skyline in the background makes this my new favorite photo of this costume.
Character: Power Girl - Kotobukiya Bishojuo Statue version Costume made/modeled by Yaya Han, featuring: ~ custom pattern drafted bodysuit (sleeves follow design seams into front/side/back of bodysuit) ~gold metal rope & medallion ~ custom drafted seamless cape, serged & hemmed ~ metal powder cast custom made belt buckle & made-from-scratch belt ~ custom dyed & altered leather boots/gloves ~ self-styled wig ~ Boob Window content courtesy of Victoria's Secret Bombshell bra. Ladies - go out and buy one, you will thank me.
I think there is a way to approach even a simple costume such as Power Girl with thought and attention to detail. Simplistic costumes do not give you as many chances to mess up, and sewing mishaps can be pretty apparent. The craftsmanship on simple costumes has to be even more clean and precise. I'm pretty happy with how Power Girl turned out, mainly because of my fabric choices. I used the thickest jumbo spandex you can get for the bodysuit, a heavy duty canvas-like fabric for the cape, and leather for the gloves and boots. It's always recommended to mix different fabric types for added texture on a costume, to give it more dimension.
I concentrated on the armor first. I made a pattern for the chest piece by measuring and drawing out pieces on paper, then fitting and altering them until I was happy with the pattern. Same for the shoulder pauldrons. Using the paper patterns, I made the pieces out of Worbla with foam in between each base layer. Using the Phoenix bird theme as inspiration, I added stylized design details to the armor for more texture and depth. You can see progress on the armor pieces here: sphotos-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hph…
Pretty simple costume I slapped together in a couple of days. The bodysuit is white matte vinyl, the cape is a knit, and the boots/gloves are metallic spandex. I love PG's attitude, so this was fun to wear!
I was totally surprised by this image over the weekend! Anna and Beethy make magic together! I'm just standing by witnessing it lol!
This Phoenix costume was made for SDCC and I also wore it at Dragoncon. I really loved making it, and can't wait to wear it again! New York Comic Con most likely! I made the armor with Worbla, a thermoplastic which you can buy here: yayahan.bigcartel.com/ I also made the bodysuit, strappings, sash etc. on this costume.
Costume construction notes: This cosplay happened because I found the most amazing fabric for it! It's a opalescent 4-way stretch self-healing rubberized spandex! It feels like a thin neoprene as used for drysuits (for diving). It was only available in that color so I bought 3 yards of it, and realized that I would make Sue Storm's suit with it. The Kotobukiya statue even has a opalescent finish. I made the bodysuit using Kwiksew's center seam bodysuit pattern, then drew lines on it, and cut the suit apart O_O. That was nerve wracking. I used the backside of the same fabric as contrast trim and stitched it all the way down both sides of the front and back of the suit, using a zigzag stitch. Then I finished the bodysuit with an invisible zipper. I also make the 4 symbol (Worbla with matching fabric covered over it), belt and collar, and styled the wig, which is from www.animestuffstore.com
Elysiam shot with me at San Diego Comic Con and I'm absolutely amazed at this photo. He did all of the post production work and I think it's one of my favorite photos we have ever collaborated on.
Character: Psylocke - Marvel's X-Men Costume made/modeled by Yaya Photography by Chris Gomez Photo location: New Orleans
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.
We also wanted to approach the photo with a more realistic flair, which is why I just used my own hair up in a top knot. The background was a large carpet which Loretta and Brian held up for us while I sat on it. Chris found a Katana for us as well!