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Jessica Rabbit (and Roger!) by yayacosplay Jessica Rabbit (and Roger!) by yayacosplay
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Last photo I'll post of this costume for a while! It shows off the costume in it's entirety, and even has Roger in it to boot! This cust9om balloon Roger Rabbit was a surprise gift that awaited me at Dragoncon when I came downstairs in this cosplay for the first time. Isn't he cool?

Jessica Rabbit - Who framed Roger Rabbit
Costume made & modeled by me
photo by Brian Boling

Jessica Rabbit has always been one of the most mesmerizing cartoon characters to me - as a kid she made me watch the movie over and over again, and as a cosplayer, she was always a huge challenge for me to portrait. I've been collecting materials for her for almost 2 years, and wanted to make this costume to the best to my abilities.

The shape is not photoshopped, just clever cosplay engineering.
I drafted & made a custom corset to create the extreme shape and then made the dress to fit over it. I engineered 2 Victoria's Secret Miraculous bras into the corset, which is steel boned coutil. The extreme illusion is created by pulling in the waist, padding the top and wearing a booty bump hahaha.
The dress itself is made from a spandex sequin fabric, and 1000+ S20 Swarovski crystals are glued on the fabric for
extra bling, tedious time consuming handywork with help from Mary Cahela. I specifically chose pink instead of red for the dress because in the movie her famous singing scene features a pink dress. I also like the color combo: orange hair/pink dress/purple gloves more than the red dress which can sometimes come across as "lady of the night" in certain lighting. Pink makes the entire outfit look more cartoon-y!
Here is a reference image of Jessica in the pink dress.
Here is a youtube video of Jessica in the pink dress doing her famous stage performance from the movie.
Here is a work in progress collage of my Jessica Rabbit dress.

I adore my wig which is a Matilda from Arda Wigs! Styled with help from Ara Fernando!

I also went with the route of cartoon makeup, covering up my eyebrows and painting over them. It was a risky choice for makeup, and since Dragoncon I got my share of comments about going drag lol, but when I decided to portray such an iconic character as Jessica Rabbit, I didn't want to fall short of the makeup when everything else was so exaggerated.

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MiyuraWindsong Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Dat Balloon-Rodger Rabbit. 
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dat photoshop
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PistachioMoustache Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shush. If you bothered to read the description, you would see that there isn't any photoshop.
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ArantxaCosplayer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly, and thanks to there is not photoshop Yaya Han leaves look her hypocritical greatness
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Akuma-Chi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ASHASJKADSDATHROWSUPASDJADJDADS
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Uratz-Studios Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
As a costume maker sometimes it just isn't fair. Some costumes you just add a pair of nice melons and boom it works! I wish I was a woman sometimes so I can have big boobs and my costume could be anything. But anyways your costumes are awesome. Love from Shanghai!
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Xerxeo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Stunning
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CurveyKittenLove Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
You look incredible!
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ArtsyVana Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I luv the Roger Rabbit balloon next to ya! :D
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NoorFS Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
ok but the boobs are photoshopped right?
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