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This is my favorite setting from the Catwoman photoshoot I did with Bryan Humphrey! After shooting outside for a couple of hours we moved to inside this decrepit warehouse space. I have no clue how Bryan lit this space but it really looks like a comic book to me.
Also, full-body shot of the costume! Wish my boot straps weren't slipping down :(

Character: Catwoman from Arkham City (video game)
Costume made by: Yaya
Model: Yaya
Photography: Bryan Humphrey

How I made this:
This costume was made in 50 hours, but only takes 5 minutes to put on lol. To match the hexagon fabric in the video game, I had the pattern designed by my friend Jinyo and printed up at Fabric On Demand. The secondary fabric is a rubber coated spandex.
Cathy of :icongstqfashions: saved me hours of work by graciously letting me base my bodysuit off of the pattern she had made already for this same costume for a customer. I had to redesign most pieces of the pattern to fit my bodyshape and height, but it was nice to not have to make a full mock-up from scratch, and with my tight work schedule, I appreciated every second of time saved.
I sewed the costume entirely myself, as usual, making sure to triple-stitch the seams (100+ of them) and also top stitch all of them. I also made the matching accessories such as gloves/hood/ears/sculpted metal bits/altered boots etc.
I re-used the goggles from my other Catwoman costume because I kind of hate the design of the Arkham City goggles, and I already made perfectly usable Catwoman goggles before. :)
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Character: Dark Elf - Lineage II (Based on this artwork
Photography by Ljinto
Costume made & modeled by Yaya
Makeup by Yaya

Construction notes:
Thanks, Ljinto, for these great photos showing the costume in it's full!
I have had this costume planned for a few years - and been collecting the fabrics and materials for about 2 or 3 years now. I remember just stashing the gold quilted silk taffeta for years waiting to use it on this project.
Often the reason I wait for years to finally make a costume is either time, an appropriate con to wear the costume to, or a technique I need to still master.
Finally for Dragoncon 2012 I asked Riddle to make elf costumes with me - I would make this Dark Elf and she would make a regular Elf and we would help each other with portions of the costumes that were our expertise.
I sewed for about 3 days on Riddle's elf costume since I was a fast seamstress, and she made molds for my torso pieces while I was at a convention in Singapore.

I started sketching the designs on the torso and refining them into lineart, then transferring them onto foam. I made the top. thigh highs and sleeves between working on the scale maille for a few days. I got the supplies from The Ring Lord, and learned the technique by watching youtube videos and cursing a lot. And messing up. I really loved learning a new technique for this costume though!
During my trip to Singapore I took the scale maille with me to continue working on it. Riddle molded the filigree pieces for the torso, and cast a pair of shoulder armor which I designed and prototyped. Sadly the shoulders were too rigid and heavy and I decided to not use them since I wanted to be able to move my arms. I made entirely new lightweight shoulder pieces with wondeflex and foam, and used the same technique to make the elbow guards and ankle guards. It took a good day to make and paint those pieces. I did a lot of hand sewing on the sleeves and gold top, attaching ornate trim onto it and also sewing the finished scale maille sleeves onto the fabric.
The wig was sponsored by Epic Cosplay and I used a hair razor to cut it.
The elf ears were from my line of cosplay accessories and I dyed them grey to match my skintone.
The filigree designs were made of urethane rubber and I attached them to a corset I already owed with special glue made just for urethane.
I spent the two days leading up to Dragoncon finishing up this costume, making sure to create all the details such as the leather briefs, chain adornments, hair accessory, embroidered leg details, attaching all the armor pieces etc.
I used Mehron cream based makeup for the grey skintone, and Final Seal to seal it.

All in all I took on this costume in too short of a time lol. Riddle sadly didn't finish her Elf, and I really had to push to finish mine. For future wear I want to tweak some things on this for sure but it was nice to get super obsessed with a costume project and pull all nighters to finish it. Creativity achieved!
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Character: Polaris (Lorna Dane) from X-Men (Marvel Universe)
Costume made by: Yaya
Photography: :iconcadha13:
Makeup, styling, Model: Yaya
Photo taken at: Albuquerque Comic Expo 2012

I'll admit, the reason I chose this costume is because I had a great wig for it laying around. Originally used for my Sea Nymph mermaid costume, this green/teal gradient wig was a good choice for Polaris. I definitely appreciate her character's heritage, numerous struggles and relationship with Havok, and I like how the color green looks against my skin tone. Not sure why I'm drawn to cosplay all of Magneto's daughters lol (Wanda, Lorna...), I guess I secretly wished he was my daddy? haha

Last push to make the costume was my Guest appearance at Albuquerque Comic Expo, for which I wanted to debut a new cosplay.

As usual, I made 100% of this costume. I can't believe that after 13 years of cosplaying, people still don't believe that I make my own costumes. Well, let those stand forth who have supposedly made my costumes and show in progress proof to the world.
Yeah. They don't exist, because I'm the one pulling all-nighters creating each costume from scratch.

Polaris was a very simple costume to make and I started it on the Tuesday afternoon before ACE, and finished it up around 5am on Thursday morning. Basically, 2 days. It would have only taken 1 day if I hadn't decided to make the bodysuit structured, lined and insert all those seams and lines. The materials were 4-way stretch metallic spandex (to match the look of this statue), wonderflex for the headpiece, gauntlets & anklets, and crepe back satin for the cape. I kind of took my favorite elements of various Polaris outfits and put them together.

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Felicia Cosplay by Vampy
Darkstalkers
MVC3 Alternate (fangs and the works :)
Photography by Long Vo ( [link] )

The paws had to be as huge as possible on my hands enough to move, since playing the game, in cosplay form I think it had to be done with and a more squishy paw. This cosplay also has fangs added. The fabric took the most time because just like real cat fur, I didnt want a fuzzy fabric, I wanted to mimic the actual game, so dark purple/black fabric was needed in this treatment. The nails are molded each piece by hand and sanded down to mimic real nails instead of ones that look "fake". Overall this project took months down to each piece of fabric and overall look. This will be debuting SDCC at the Capcom/Udon Entertainment booth Friday.

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Lady Punisher Cosplay
Made entirely by :Vampy
Photography by the most awesome Anna Fischer
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Lady Nightwing Cosplay / Dick Grayson :) or should I say Dixie Grayson >:D
(DC) Batman Arkham City Version
Photography by Long Vo
Armor: Aluminum and Carbon Fiber/ Bodysuit: Polyurethane stretch fabric / fake leather /foam & latex

More details on how I made this cosplay soon in my blog post for NYCC! :)

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Preview Elvynn by Daniele Faccioli

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BLACK WIDOW -YAMASHITA VERSION
PIC BY Daniele Faccioli
COSPLAYER : me

www.giorgiacosplay.com
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Black Widow ( Yamashita NOT MOVIE version)
pic by Daniele Faccioli

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Model, make-up, styling, retouch: :iconophelia-overdose: | www.miss-overdose.com ♥

Photographer: Empire Art | www.empireart.de ♥

Wardrobe design: Royal Black | www.royalblack.at ♥
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Let me proudly present:

♥ My new show: THE MILLENNIUM ROBOT ♥

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Model, make-up, styling, retouch: Model Ophelia Overdose | www.miss-overdose.com ♥

Photographer: Moritz Maibaum Photography | www.moritzmaibaum.de ♥

Costume design: Royal Black Couture & Corsetry | www.royalblack.at ♥

Accessory & headpiece design: Miss Overdose | www.miss-overdose-shop.com


Show debut: Bal des Supplices, Lyon (September,2012)
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... and don't forget to check the facebook page of the awesome photographer Moritz Maibaum [link]



Model, make-up, retouch: :iconophelia-overdose: | www.miss-overdose.com

Photographer: :iconmoritzmaibaum: | www.moritzmaibaum.de

Breastplate design: Girl Armour | www.girlarmour.com

Male model: George and Greg :)

Latex catsuit: Shhh! Couture | www.shhhcouture.com
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= Art Nouveau Chun Li photoshoot =

Chun Li has always been an icon to many gamers. She's also one of the first female characters from the versus game genre. She represents power and fierce, and no doubt a force to be reckon with. When I first saw :iconyayacosplay:'s Art Nouveau Chun Li based on :iconrazvan-sedekiah:'s artwork. I knew I can turn it into an awesome shoot with a Chinese themed location. I was fortunate enough to know a few people who were kind enough to let me use such a setting.



:iconyayacosplay: as Chun Li

Photography by :iconbenny-lee: of emanonDesign.com

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Other shots from this series:
The Legend of Art Nouveau Chun Li by Benny-Lee
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= Retro Space girl =
Time to bring this back! Retro & 80s style! This is to one of the recent shoots I collaborated with :iconyayacosplay: It's pretty interesting to me because I have to make it futuristic but old at the same time XD So I did some research on this era. Hope you guys will enjoy the photos :D


:iconyayacosplay: as Space girl

Photography by :iconbenny-lee: of emanonDesign.com

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Others in this series:
Bring back the sexy by Benny-Lee
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= Art Nouveau Chun Li photoshoot =

Chun Li has always been an icon to many gamers. She's also one of the first female characters from the versus game genre. She represents power and fierce, and no doubt a force to be reckon with. When I first saw :iconyayacosplay:'s Art Nouveau Chun Li based on :iconrazvan-sedekiah:'s artwork. I knew I can turn it into an awesome shoot with a Chinese themed location. I was fortunate enough to know a few people who were kind enough to let me use such a setting.



:iconyayacosplay: as Chun Li

Photography by :iconbenny-lee: of emanonDesign.com

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For more, higher quality, prints, and digital downloads, please visit my website at: www.emanonDesign.com


Other shots from this series:
The First lady of Fighting Games by Benny-Lee
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I made the suit of armor mostly out of foam, but the chest piece I sculpted and cast in urethane rubber. I made the bodysuit from a custom printed lycra with a design I lifted from a render.

Sponsored by [link]
Photo from [link]
Omniblade commissioned from [link]
Carnifex pistol loaned from [link]
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This is a gender-bend cosplay based on this fanart: [link]

This costume was made in about 4 days and finished in the hotel! I made the costume, but my friend who cosplayed as Miss Cloud (pictures with her later!) loaned me the sword and styled my wig.

My first cosplay was from Final Fantasy 7, so it was fun to get back to my roots!

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Sponsored by [link]

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Me as Mourningstar from the upcoming free-to-play sci-fi shooter Firefall! [link]

The costume is by Steve Wang and his amazing team. I am just the model this time!

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a long overdue shoot with :iconyayacosplay: from ohayocon 2009.

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Also on CosWorld

a long overdue shoot with :iconyayacosplay: from ohayocon 2009.

The Shoot
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a long overdue shoot with :iconyayacosplay: from ohayocon 2009.

The Shoot
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Make-up / Hair: Ara Fernando / Yaya Han
Styling and Costume Production: Riddle's Messy Wardrobe / Yaya Han
Art Direction: Jay Tablante
Production Design: Raffy Tesoro
Digital Imaging: Ghani Madueno
Models: Yaya Han / Riddle

Based on the Adam Hughes - AH illustration.
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"Pym Particles"
Photo by Anna Fischer
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Another great Wasp photo from Anna, this one you can really see the details on the side of the costume.

Cosplay & Model : Me
Http://www.facebook.com/riddlesmessywardrobe
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Kusanagi '11

Photo By A.D LaRue
Tachikoma is the DieCast toy

This was my photo for the Cosplay for a Cause calendar, as a thank you for over 10K likes on my FB, I wanted to share it there as well as here!

You can keep more up to date with me on my FB page, and more Behind the scene stuff.

Facebook.com/riddlesMessywardrobe
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photo by Romain andré
model: me
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photo by Romain André
model: me
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Tomb Raider Anniversary
Photo by: Max

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Chun-Li Cosplay photograph
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Chun-Li Cosplay photograph
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Chun-Li Cosplay photograph
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