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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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jinsyght Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
141188 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Oh dear lord... I don't have words... :D FAVE
Damanyel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
I think you did a wonderful job with the makeup.
SpinkellaSapphire Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Wow, I can't believe this photo was shot in our country. O_O You really are international! :D
Great Jessica~!
maddadlts Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Love you jessica your fantastic
chops38 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
WhiteLabMouse Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
if your boobs were real you WOULD be Jessica Rabbit! I like it...
MoonOfYomi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit! :shocked: :worship:
sopranomonroe Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your Jessica cosplay is amazing. You actually managed to turn yourself into a living cartoon with all the exaggerated features...and, for this type of costume, that is perfect.
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