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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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:icondamanyel:
I think you did a wonderful job with the makeup.
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:iconspinkellasapphire:
Wow, I can't believe this photo was shot in our country. O_O You really are international! :D
Great Jessica~!
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:iconmaddadlts:
Love you jessica your fantastic
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:iconchops38:
Perfection....
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WhiteLabMouse May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
if your boobs were real you WOULD be Jessica Rabbit! I like it...
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MoonOfYomi Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit! :shocked: :worship:
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sopranomonroe 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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GretheFenyx Apr 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
LOVE this! :D I have the same shoes :)
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:iconxerxeo:
so beautiful!!!
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