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Character: Amber - "Sucker Punch"
Costume made by - Yaya Han
Photography by Kevin Knight
Model - Yaya Han

Thank you, Kevin Knight, for taking these shots at SDCC!

You can see the costume pretty well in these pics - I made it the same way they did it in the movie, which is by cutting up a Vietnam era pressure flight suit and altering it HEAVILY.
If you look at the images of the actual costume on display here: [link] On the right side of the hip there is a finished hole, through which an air hose is attached to the plane and on the inside of the flight suit there are rubber air bags sewn in that expand with air and compress the pilot's body parts so they won't pass out from all the flight maneuvers.
Brian was able to get his hands on such a flight suit for me and I spent hours seam ripping the inside air bags and the pressure tubes that followed the length of the arms, legs and back of the suit.
Then I chopped it in half and replaced the zipper, made the pants into chaps, lined them, and used the left over matching fabric to make the hat. I had to make my own pattern for the hat.
The gun/magazine holster and belt were the next to tackle, and I give many thanks to Kathy of GodSaveTheQueenFashions for helping me pick out the leathers and tools and showing me leather working techniques. I used a heavy veg tan leather hide and made my own pattern for the pieces, cut them out and punched stitching holes for hours. Then heavy duty snaps were added as well as D-rings. After making all the pieces, I hand dyed them black and shined them up. It took about a day and a half to make and assemble the whole get-up.
The gloves are neoprene and leather.
Last pieces to make were the panties, bra and choker, and thank God I found the right pleated trim. I altered a bra by adding the zipper and the trim, same with the panties. Add some fishnets and a lollipop and I was ready to kill zombie nazis!

I'll say that by the end of SDCC, I had eaten 6 lollipops and was pretty sick of them. Thinking of casting a fake lollipop, but then I'd have to put plastic in my mouth ugh.

Looking forward to more Sucker Punch timez with my ladies at Dragoncon!

Other Deviations of this costume:
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ravioIi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
damn that's great
Nerd-XMan06 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
"Holy CHIIIIZ!!!" I love it.
HatterM97 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
HOLY CHIZ!!!!!!! I love Sucker Punch
Captainjjb84 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
That's hot
DuxCZ Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Better than original.
mist8k Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it
DaimyoShi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done!
Darkraven002 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow great!
tmaldo33 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
amazing cosplay
epikphaylz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Whoah you look a lot like amber!!!
OnagiArt Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you remind me of someone and i couldn't figure it out until i saw this picture and that look on your face, a young Anita mui
Amaris123 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you look SO much like amber! You did an amazing job on this cosplay. :D (As always!! :D)
harley-quinn4 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
EZmanji Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Wow nice!!!
insomniatic16 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is an AMAZING cosplay, you did a fantastic job!! and she's my favorite too :)
paulelder Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
My kind of woman. The attention to detail is phenomenal. I'm no stranger to costume design and after joining the RPF your eye gets trained to spot screen accuracy. Without even reading the description I knew you used a chinese pressure suit from a mig fighter they are so distinctive but better still cheap to get hold of. Hands down Yours, Cynthia's and Monique's are the best costumes. I'm working on a Wiseman at the moment I'll keep you posted. And another thing...Try to work together :D x
sickoleman Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
favorite character from that movie, great job
MichaelRMaranda Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Quite a Sci-Fi WWII look you captured. Fantastic!! My sincere compliments!
Shadewe Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Great Costume work and lighting in the picture.
gapper4 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Sweet like pink bunny mechs.
DICE3000 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
sO beautiful
MaineKaiza Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
this is basically my favorite character off of suckerpunch
RodneyJGPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great cosplay and photo!
SniperOfSiberia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011   Photographer
Highly seducing! Splendid!
DarkKnight129 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Gorgeous! :D :heart:
Nightbringer24 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
This is great. Will we get to see a whole group shot of the lovely ladies?
pesto81 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Awesome. I remember thinking of you when watching the movie. Glad you picked up this character. Perfect.
lousciousfoxx Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
This is totally amazing! and you look so much like Amber in your manor isms and looks! :D xxx
AnnPoe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student General Artist
wooooo i love u yaya :)
i want to be your rocket!!! :P
Stuart-Dillon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
awsome outfit
Wesone72 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Have yet to view the film myself but a friend of mine stated " Oh my god, she looks exactly like Amber. That is freaking amazing." So I suppose even more kudos are owed to you for your hard work and talent.

I always think you are uniquely talented and "freaking amazing."
LaLunaPiena Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
I wish you had been in the movie instead. ; A ;
pablour026 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
you look awesome on that cosplay. you look just like amber.
Li-flower Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Love the costume and make-up. You've got a great eye for detail. I've never noticed those things about Amber's costume (even when I considered cosplaying her).
pyromonkey001 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
drop dead gorgeous. the look says I'm playful but don't test me cuz I can kick your ass. Love it
JarMar Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Saw your costume on a TV show that covered the Con and thought it was GREAT! You did such an awesome job!!! LOVE it!
wingzero77 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
soo in love with this movie, wanna cosplay Wise-man. You're such an awesome Amber, Yaya. You should see if any airplane museums will let you shoot in the cockpit of one of the bombers.
Cuzzer Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
PsychoMonkeyShogun Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Nice job. Also, how many licks did it take to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop?
BlondeAmazon08 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely awesome.
Mercenar Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
amazing <3
misterFISH Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice very chesty if i do say so myself lol
Wesone72 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
The costume is authentic, as usual, but what I love the most about this particular set of images is the smirk. Love the expression.
MotorTomten Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
I request pictures with higher resolution
dust-bunny Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This costume turned out amazingly. I didn't know that about the flight suit, that's a pretty neat piece of trivia.

Excited to see more of this costume.
phattyartist Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011   Digital Artist
So cute.
MissMurder1243 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
whats funny it that i looked at the picture then up at my suckerpunch poster and it really does look exactly like amber :D
KomicKarl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Saw you by the Suckerpunch Robot at SDCC. Great job on your costume. Fantastic attention to detail.
dan9bb Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
nice work (as ever!) the design has echoes of the Alien Nostromo crew jackets which also used ripped up pressure suits, again, lovely work, Dan x
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