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New costume debut - Dragoncon 2011

Character: Baroness - G.I. Joe
Costume made by Yaya (moi)
Armor made by Pit Viper Studios
Photos by Paul Tien, thank you so much!

This is a collaboration between Pit Viper Studios [link] and moi. I was approached by Len and Audrey several months ago with the idea of modeling a one-off set of Baroness armor for their prop studio as a way to promote their company and our mutual fandom love for GI Joe. I was honored to be considered! Since I had been planning on making Baroness at some point any way, it seemed like the perfect time to get to work.
Toby and Audrey sculpted the pieces, and Len, Kevin, John and the rest of the Pit Viper crew cast the amazing set of armor for me, made of fiberglass. It is surprisingly comfortable and sturdy to wear and I could move around easily. And it looks totally badass and protective!

I took on the responsibility to put the rest of the suit together. Looking at many many reference images of Anastasia (:iconadamhughes: and :icondiablo2003: amongst others), I decided to put my own spin on her signature bodysuit. My goal was for it to be more than just a spandex bodysuit, so I designed a two piece suit featuring seaming details and quilted sides down the arms and legs, as well as scalloped three-piece sections of leg armor. The material is a rubber coated 4-way stretch spandex, which I chose because I wanted the gloss-coated armor to stand out from the matte-finish suit and contrast each other. I made a pattern for the bodysuit and sewed it from scratch. The wig is a pretty lace front that was sleek and not too long, since I didn't want to cover up the armor too much. The glasses were a surprising bitch to find lol. You can't walk into an Optic store and buy a set of rims, they'd have to do an exam and fit non-prescription lenses in. And I didn't want to have lens-less rims! So after much searching I got these at a Dollar Store.. in Montreal, Canada lol.
The weapons were so much fun to pose with. I borrowed a big ass gun from :iconbeautifully-twisted: since she did Sweet Pea from Sucker Punch the day before. Thanks, babe! I had also brought a P-90 which would have looked cool but I couldn't carry more than 2 guns around. The hand gun is my Amber gun haha.

Honestly the only thing I'm somewhat missing is a belt. I debated for a while whether or not to have a belt because it will break up the stream-lined seams I so painstakingly put on the bodysuit.... then I got stuck in Germany for three days because of Hurricane Irene and lost that time to work on costumes for Dragoncon. So I said screw the belt. But after wearing the costume, I must say it would be nice to have someplace to put my room key/money/phone, so a belt will be made when I find the time!

Check out Pit Viper Studio's work here! [link]
Photos from the Cobra's Finest meet coming soon. Thank you everyone for having me in your group!!

Other Deviations of this costume:
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:icongummiladykendra:
GummiLadyKendra Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
I looked at this costume and immediately said.. "WTF? this is barely close..."  Anyone checking the official movie images can see it's black, with a good looking chick... 

Want to find what it really is based off go see this pathetic copy costume at www.buycostumes.com/p/806211/g….

Sorry yaya, but for all the bitching you do on "heros of cosplay" about "oh its all about my craft.. its my CRAFT!"  it sucks
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S-O-G-A Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
awesome  cosplay here. love this one.
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:iconnerd-xman06:
Nerd-XMan06 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Cool.
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:iconbeltharas69:
Beltharas69 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If Baroness looks like you, I'd join Cobra immediately.
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:iconzombiedog108:
Zombiedog108 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Awesome outfit!! Me like!!
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:iconkanaru1999:
kanaru1999 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Pretty
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:iconhenkerrr:
henkerrr Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
funny how if the weapons were real she wouldn't be able to hold them even with both arms
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:iconfcm-nilesnake:
FCM-NileSnake Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Fantastic! Nothing short of that. :D
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:iconmidnightstarr123:
MidnightStarr123 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Incredibly great Baroness!
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:icondranume:
Dranume Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I have always crushed on the Baroness since I was a kid...... You have just made it worse :P lol. excellent COSPLAY
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:icon1348249:
1348249 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
can you cos-play to crysis 2?
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:icon1348249:
1348249 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
cen you dress-up to crysis 2?
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:iconjuanadagio:
JuanAdagio Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Sexy ♥
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:iconrockman-forte:
rockman-forte Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
hey yaya, i am curious to where i would be able to get that rubber coated spandex you used here, I have an idea for my first cosplay and i have about a year to make it... i want to do it right so no shortcuts.
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:iconholyska1991:
HolySka1991 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Amazing Cosplay. Very Sexy
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:iconcelaya4ever:
celaya4ever Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are fantastic personifying the Baroness. I hope that your costume should not have made you feel uncomfortable while you were wearing it.
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:icondoubledartistry:
DoubleDArtistry Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My God, you really do personify the baroness remarkably so.
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:iconelazuls-core:
elazuls-core Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Oooooh, I love your Baroness pictures, so much~<3
I'm new to your gallery, but there be awesomeness up in here at every turn.
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:iconmajin88:
majin88 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this Character! You've captured her lethal sexuality PERFECTLY!
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:iconmustangwolfman:
MustangWolfman Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Sexiest Baroness ever!!
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:iconsowl-4:
sowl-4 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
amazing job! you're sooo pretty :D
I think it would be even more amazing and great if you do a cosplay of Bayonetta, it would perfectly suit you :3
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:iconhany-khattab:
hany-khattab Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
nice ! nice ! nice!! :)
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:iconspirosk-photography:
spirosk-photography Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011   Photographer
Another beautiful and sexy cosplay. Well done once more!
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:icononi-kawaii:
Oni-kawaii Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Sweet costume Yaya.
Please convey my jealousy to Destro.
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:iconkazuhirohayate:
KazuhiroHayate Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
I've always loved you work YaYa. I see you Everytime at Ikkicon here in Austin Tx. Hope to see ya agian this time around. I hope next we meet I will have a even cooler Cosplay That would fit with what you would be wearing and maybe we can have a mini shoot together. PS if you have figured it out I the Black Dude that Took a pic with you at Ikkicon last year I was holding the Breakdance freeze cosplaying Mugen From Samurai Champloo =^_^= Take care Stay Beautiful!
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:iconanimec20:
animec20 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
damn hot.
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:iconsaber360:
saber360 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
NICE ^^
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:iconjames68-442:
james68-442 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
I love you as the baroness.!
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:icontepeyollotl:
TePeYoLlOtL Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Jebvus           
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:iconchris-919:
Chris-919 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very sexy. Looks far cooler than the film version.
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:iconhollowdrake92:
HollowDrake92 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Killer looking Baroness Costume.
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:iconroseredautumn:
roseredautumn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this character really works for you!
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:iconhte-1-hsaman:
hte-1-hsaman Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Wow. I could marry a woman like that!
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:iconmaravillante:
Maravillante Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Oh Baroness, you can take me under control anytime
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:iconjusticex:
Justicex Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
YES! Moar Baroness luv!
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:iconspartan773:
Spartan773 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Where do i sign up? :o
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:icongriffin-jay:
GRiFFiN-Jay Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
i <3 you!
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:iconexcaliburz:
ExcaliburZ Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you being arrested in the right picture?
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:icondarksamuraix1999:
DarkSamuraiX1999 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Once again, badass
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:iconnite-lik:
Nite-Lik Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Though I think your cosplay is awesome I must say that what makes it even greater is the fact that you are so beautiful Yaya!
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:iconvermillionviper:
Vermillionviper Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME!!
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:iconjamesanimefan:
JamesAnimeFan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG the Baroness never looked so hot! Wow!
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:iconsasquatch-64:
sasquatch-64 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Very nice
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:iconoktanas:
Oktanas Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you look great
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:iconwulfspider:
Wulfspider Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Absolutely beautiful, and quite a bit deadly. :D
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:icondemonabigail666:
Demonabigail666 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Wow, amazing, i love!!!!
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:icondsjw710:
dsjw710 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Cobra!! Love this! Great job!
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:iconcdl113:
CDL113 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Insert whistle here! Hail Cobra!!!!!!
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:icondaeouse:
Daeouse Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely incredible work! The effort you put into this shows!
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:iconartisanalchemist:
ArtisanAlchemist Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
:clap:
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