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Jessica Rabbit - collab with Jay Tablante by yayacosplay Jessica Rabbit - collab with Jay Tablante by yayacosplay
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I got to shoot my Jessica Rabbit at Edifice Studio in Manila, Philippines, with Jay Tablante and his full team.

Jessica Rabbit costume made by Yaya Han
Make-up: Yaya Han
Wig styling: Ara Fernando
Art Direction: Jay Tablante Photography :iconjaytablante:
MIA Production Design: Raffy Tesoro
Digital Imaging: Ryder Aquino
Model: Yaya Han
(I should note that Jay's team decided to change the color of the dress digitally from fuchia to red for this image)

Costume construction thoughts:
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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:iconmaddadlts:
Love you jessica your fantastic
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:iconxerxeo:
so beautiful!!!
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gkhnsolak Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This character fits you well
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ArtsyVana Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
very nice! :D
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:iconsolloxr:
Even all this bokeh does not sparkle as much as her beauty does ;)
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kuroyuki-666 Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How is it that you got the look down so perfectly... I mean the tiny waist the big bust everything...

I been wanting to pull the cosplay off but I haven't been able to due to my disproportionate bod
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ReaperDuckling Dec 28, 2012
one of the best cosplays I've ever seen!! Amazing work!! :D
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Awai-chan Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
This is probably my favorite shot of your Jessica. Jay did a wonderful job invoking the mysterious, sexy songstress that Jessica is in this photo.
I have to wonder how long it would take for you to get into the corset though!
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:iconnagash06:
this is insanely well done.
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