I don't post enough goofy shots, so have one of me and Judy at SDCC 2011!
Yes, when I really love my friends, I chomp on their heads.
Judy is expecially awesome because she is the biggest advocate for us cosplayers at Marvel. She is a web designer for them as well as official convention photographer, and she always goes out of her way to do photoshoots with cosplayers. Some of my strongest photos have been taken by her! Judy also runs a blog on Marvel.com where she talks about Marvel cosplays, check it out here: [link]
Thank you, Kevin Green, for this snapshot of us. That was on the Marvel stage right after the costume contest. XD
Hello cheesy title! Sorry, I couldn't resist. This pic makes me happy.
Photo and post-production by SGH PhotoArt Character - Baroness, G.I. Joe Costume made and modeled by me Cobra armor by PitViper Studios Bazooka provided by Cobra's Finest
This was taken at Dragoncon during the Cobra's Finest photoshoot. Someone suggested I try to pick up the real metal bazooka they had, which by the way was taller than me even with heels on, for a photo. It became a comical sight watching me balance this heavy massive weapon on my shoulder, but I do love this shot that Stacy managed to get!
Yes, this is how we roll at Cobra.
More photos and contruction notes on my site: [link]
Character: Lady Sif - Thor (Marvel) Costume made by Yaya Photography by Judy Stephens Makeup and model: Yaya
I made this costume for San Diego Comic Con after gathering materials and reference for several months. I love badass warrior girls and the color red, so Sif was a no brainer! I really liked her character in the comic book as well, from the fact that she grew up with Thor and trained along side him, to their on and off romance over the years, and Sif's strong, loyal and courageous nature. I used a mix of materials for the costume, from suede to leather to metallic 4-way stretch to fur and wood. I drafted patterns for all the pieces and made everything within about 3 - 4 days. The corset is steel boned, and it was fun to make arm and leg armor pieces. I also enjoyed beading the wig and making the adornments on the hips.
More pics coming soon, and I plan on re-wearing Sif at Dragoncon!
"FLASH is methodical and persistent. Has an innate and unshakable faith in the order of the universe. He's working on his Master's degree in electronic engineering (nights)."
"When SCI-FI braces his weapon and sights in on a target, he becomes a rock - no discernible movement of any kind. Birds perch on top of his helmet. He transcends mere stillness to another place of immobility. You don't even see the trigger finger move. It's as if he wills that beam of light to stab the darkness..."
"[GRAND SLAM is] soft-spoken and calm - just a bit shy. Intelligent. Loves to read escapist fantasy (science fiction and comic books)."
......though, in the cartoon, all the joes were shootin' lasers.
[Animation Project Model Sheet] See what other characters have shown up in the Animation Design Project here: [link]
"Duke" (GI Joe: A Real American Hero)
Leader of the special mission force codenamed "GI Joe", Duke heroically leads his teammates into battle to defeat the evil terrorist organization Cobra, and stop them from taking over the world.
This is Duke, the leader of the GI Joe team. Well, the "traditional" leader of GI Joe anyways. Hawk was the "man upstairs", but Duke was the field leader of the team. If you grew up with the cartoons instead of the comics like I did, Hawk didn't exist to you until 1986. But if you were more of a comic follower, Hawk was the field leader before Duke was invented, so this just gets confusing somewhat, lol.
Despite being a stylistic re-imagining, my goal was to keep some basic aesthetics from what he looked like in the original Sunbow cartoons, so that it still was "Duke" (if you know what I mean) so that focus was put on his head mostly, which is reminiscent of what it looked like, complete with cleft chin and the combed back hair instead of the buzzcut sorta thing he traditionally seems to have now in recent incarnations.
(NOTE: this is a work of fiction, this is not for a REAL animated series! I don't work in the animation industry in any way.)
**EDIT: I shortened his neck so it doesn't look as tall anymore**
Concept for the Baroness. She's one of the Cobra villans from the old G.I. Joe cartoons/comics. I Know her uh..... guns are kinda big, but hey, she's stylized, take it for what it is. Thank's for lookin.