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
Photo by Anna Fisher [link] - thank you so much for this lovely Portrait of my Ame-Comi Wonder Woman costume. You can see the details better in this shot. I made this costume for Dragoncon 2010, based on this statue: [link]
It was fun working with both textiles and armor on this project! This is also my first DC Comics character costume.
More photo collaborations with Benny Lee of Emanon Designs!
Retro Space Girl costume designed and made by me, also modeled by me
Photography and post-processing by Benny Lee
Benny did such an amazing job with creating the outer space environment for this shoot. I am really blown away!
Costume construction notes: The idea of doing a space girl has been floating in my head for a while before I made this costume. I love old sci-fi movies ala The Day The Earth Stood Still and Barbarella. For my ode to retro futura, I drafted up a bodysuit and made it out silver PVC vinyl. It's fully lined in a comfortable stretch material, and I added pink trim all around the edges and keyhole. I also made my own trim by stretching spandex over batting - yay puffy retro futuristic trim! The belt, arm warmers and leg warmers were the finishing touches. I lost my cute pink boots from the original shoot, or I would have used them over the flimsy leg warmers. I'm considering getting more vinyl and making boot covers. The wig was bought locally and I poofed up the back for a beehive look. The headset came from Target and I used a nerf gun which I painted pink and silver to match.
More photos and info on the costume can be found on my website: [link]
Hippolyta, Queen of the exiled amazons on the island of Themyscira, desperately desired a daughter. Upon the instructions of the greek gods, Hippolyta formed Diana from clay and she was brought to life, blessed with the beauty of Aphrodite, the wisdom of Athena, the strength of Hercules and the speed of Hermes.
For a thousand years she studied and served her mother, being warned never to leave Themyscira, until one day US Air Force pilot Steve Trevor accidentally crashed on the island. Diana brought him back to health, but Hippolyta insisted that Captain Trevor couldn't remain on the island. He would have to be returned to the world of the patriarchs.
After a lengthy dispute with her mother, Diana volunteered to take Steve back to his world. For her own protection, she was armed with indestructible bracelets and the Lasso of Truth.
Amazed by the cruelty and injustice of the world of the patriarchs, she remained, using the alias Diana Prince as a secret identity, but defending the innocent as Wonder Woman.
The Super Friends Version of Wonder Woman. Interstingly, they never seemed quite to know what to do with WW in Super Friends..and almost always drew her in a strangely stiff and androgenous fashion. Like..they were worried to make her appear at all feminine. It must've worked. None of the male Super Friends ever seemed to notice she was a woman..in fact, it took Darksied to finally realise; she was worth capturing! XD
Thought I'd do a WW vs Cheetah pic, though put my own spin on the Cheetah design, though making her face white with teeth and blending the assests of several versions of the character would work well. Diana is Diana, of course; so I stuck with the classic look.
Here's Wonder Woman Diana and Wonder girl Donna. I always liked it when they played them up as sisters, adopted, yes, but sisters. Hopefully they got back to that psot crisis. I've neevr warmed to Donna in her guise as 'Donna Troy" or Troia. I haven't really warmed to cassandra as Wonder girl; not that I have anything against her, but Donna is WG.
I know, I know...this totally isn't Greek. In fact, the shoulder piece is from the Roman Loricum Segmentata armor. Well, I figured that since Diana's namesake is actually a Roman goddess, it was passable. I also took a lot of inspiration from the anime WW, represented in cosplay form by the lovely Yaya (check out the pix below). Personally, I think this looks a lot better than the last time I took a stab at re-designing her
I never got a chance to scan this particular piece because somebody bought it at MobiCon (thanks!), but I did get a decent phone photo. Don't forget to visit my brand spankin' new Patreon page at www.patreon.com/gavinmichelli, where you can get hi-res scans, psd files, prints and original art on a monthly basis!