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New Chun Li cosplay - Calendar Pre-order by yayacosplay New Chun Li cosplay - Calendar Pre-order by yayacosplay
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Check out the Limited Edition Yaya Han 2013 Cosplay Calendar

Here is the big announcement! I am releasing a Limited Edition 2013 cosplay calendar! Pre-order yours now!
Calendars will ship Mid July 2012. Domestic purchases will receive FREE SHIPPING!

For the past few months I have been hard at work with designer David Terres and photographers such as Anna Fisher and Paul Tien, to produce this 12 month collection of my favorite and best costumes. Here is the 1st teaser image, featuring my brand new Art Nouveau Chun Li cosplay (designed by :iconrazvan-sedekiah:), shot by Paul Tien. I'll be releasing more teasers this month so check back for more! At the end of the month I will release the back cover image, with even more teasers of each of the month images. Click the link for more info: [link]

This also happens to be the first photo on DA of the Chun Li costume I made.
I absolutely loved the design by :iconrazvan-sedekiah: and thought it was a great stylish translation of an Iconic character. I created the full costume, using luxurious fabrics such as dupioni silk and silk taffeta. All the trims and swirls are embroidered on, free hand. I had a lot of fun making the charms, hair buns and spike wristlets. I read the spikes in the design artwork as ivory or marble instead of metal, and in keeping with the turn of the century art nouveau style, my spikes are an opalescent ivory color. Some people remarked that it looks like I'm not wearing underwear - well, I am wearing 3 pairs of tights so I am decent lol. Again, it's to follow the art design accurately.

To address the "photoshopping" question - I did not shoop this image - rather, a soft filter was applied to it for the creation of the teaser promo for the calendar. I'm not sure if my photographer or designer did it but it was to get rid of some of the noise in the background. I know everyone has an opinion when it comes to images uploaded in the public, but to me there is a difference between posting a regular cosplay photo and a stylized advertising image for a purpose such as promoting the calendar. I understand I can't please everyone, and I don't set out to. Thank you to those who left very kind comments on this image. I worked hard on the costume and appreciate it.

I'll post more images as I receive them, but the one in the calendar will only be available for viewing there.

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Hackinbacker Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  New member
What a fantastic costume, so detailed and perfect.
Blutintphotography Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Photographer
locofuria Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love you YaYa!
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
The costume looks very badass and formal at the same time.
striderxxx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Amalthea16 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really fantastic Chun-Li cosplay! Kudos to you!!!
graceapart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is a perfect costume and you are so adorable! I really respect your work; I wish I could pull this kind of thing off. (:
AzakiShimo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Artist
beautiful chun li cosplay~
rando3d Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Incredible to say the least.
djwarchild76 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
do you ever travel? would love to set up a shoot with you
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