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!
My last cosplay of 2011! Litchi has been on my to do list since the first arcade game was imported to the USA at Planet Zero in Houston a few years ago!!! I was lucky enough to be in the area and was one of the first people to try my hands at it. Litchi's design and fighting style with the staff was instantly my favorite. I also really approve of girls in glasses. AND I love pandas, and she has one hanging on her head. It was love at first button push lol.
This costume is entirely crafted by me as usual, with more photos coming soon.
You can see a video collage from Ikkicon with Riddle and me where Litchi is featured here: [link]
Thank you to Brent LaVelle for these shots, taken at his photo station at Ikkicon where I debuted Litchi.
Photo by Brian Boling Makeup and styling by me Model was me Leather by Crimson Chain Leather Works Bodysuit by BEBE Belt by Ralph Lauren
Makeup-wise, I went for a harder & edgier look, using Ben Nye red pigments to create the bold extended eye shadow, and MAC and Sephora brand shadows (3 shades) to my eyes, from highlights to the blackest black color. MAC and Sephora both make great black shadows and I highly recommend them. For this look I "overdrew" the eyeliner (MAC Fluidline) to the inner corners of my eyes. It's usually something I only reserve for very staement-making makeup. I finished off the eyes with thick false lashes and bold eyebrows. For my lips I used dark brown eyeliner pencil to contour, a dark red lipstick, a brush to blend the color to the lipliner, and gold shadow pigment for highlight. My blush is Bare Minerals.
A stone throw removes from the world-famous Church of Our Lady, in the middle of the Dresden Old Town, begins the known bar mile "Münzgasse" and ends directly in the balcony of Europe, the Brühlschen terrace. In the Münzgasse, one experiences the world of the catering trade, she developed during the last years to the 1st promenade of Dresden. Gastronomically the right thing is found here for every taste, the air is fortified with freshly grilled. Who visits the Münzgasse, is in the old historical city centre of Dresden.
Here you see one end of the Münzgasse, with look at the steps rising to the Brühlschen terrace. Please, the fantastic clock (on the right behind) also follows. This art on streets of Dresden, I love particularly! *(ړײ)*
Excuse for my bad English!
Einen Steinwurf entfernt von der weltberühmten Frauenkirche, mitten in der Dresdner Altstadt, beginnt die bekannte Kneipenmeile "Münzgasse" und endet direkt am Balkon Europas, der Brühlschen Terrasse.In der Münzgasse erlebt man die Welt der Gastronomie, sie entwickelte sich in den letzten Jahren zu Dresdens 1. Flaniermeile. Kulinarisch findet sich hier für jeden Geschmack das Richtige, die Luft ist mit frisch Gegrilltem angereichert. Wer die Münzgasse besucht befindet sich im alten historischen Stadtkern von Dresden. Hier seht ihr das eine Ende der Münzgasse, mit Blick auf den Freitreppen-Aufgang zur Brühlschen Terrasse. Bitte beachtet auch die fantastische Uhr (rechts hinten). Diese Kunst auf Dresdens Straßen, liebe ich besonders! *(ړײ)*
Bu bölgedeki doğal tüf oluşumlar, çeşitli hayvanlara benzetildiğinden hayal vadisi diye de adlandırılmış.. Bölgenin en başında bulunan oluşumun deveye benzetilmesi nedeniyle, Develi Vadi diye de anılıyor.
Here is the cover of Bizarre's February issue. I was going to wait until Feb. 1st to post it but just couldn't make it. I owe a lot to Bizarre for their kindness towards me and for putting my face on their cover for the second time. I'm also beyond thrilled to be on the cover again of one of my favorite magazines, one of the few that even covers fetish and anything eccentric. Thank you Bizarre
This entire set was shot by RedRum! It was actually the very first thing we ever shot together. [link] And the entire set is actually already posted on [link]