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New costume: Skrull Storm - X Men by yayacosplay New costume: Skrull Storm - X Men by yayacosplay
This is a collaboration with The Cinema Makeup School for a Demo at Wondercon: Costume made by me, prosthetics and makeup design by Jamie Leonodes!
Photography by Eric Anderson

My entire outlook on cosplay can be summed up by this costume:
Remember, boys and girls - be who YOU want to be. In cosplay or otherwise in life, don't let others dictate who you should be. 

Anyone can cosplay anyone. Skin color, height, facial features, body shape, gender, ethnicity… don't let any of it stop you from expressing yourself. Have fun with the costumes you choose to wear. Be creative. Revel in the unique connection you'll forever build with the character you cosplay. 

I'm not an Alien, a Mutant, nor am I African American. But I have followed Storm's story for years, since I was a child. I found a way to express how much I admire her as a strong female role model to me and millions of kids all over the world. I had fun with the creativity of portraying Storm as a Skrull. I met some of the most amazing people at the Cinema Makeup School through collaborating on this costume project. I enjoyed making this costume from scratch. I got to witness Jamie Leonodes's genius in making the prosthetic pieces and painting me green. I got to try out one of Arda Wigs' gorgeous Suzi wigs, with a widow's peak lace front. I got to shoot with the awesome Eric Anderson Photographic, who created this photo. I have now built a lasting connection not only with Storm, the character, but with all of these wonderful artists and creatives as well.

That's what cosplay means to me. Be who you want to be.
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tyeallen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Who cares if you're not black! You did a fantastic job with this!
kazimer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Storm was born in Egypt.
PantherFlint Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, cause Egypt totally isn't in Africa....
derfs51 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Terrific work.
munsonclark Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
you are the perfect woman!
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive look!!
CyberBrian360 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry Haaaaaa 
(I mean "Strom "! ) haaaa !
CyberBrian360 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stom is "Brown "! i thimk Haaaaaaa ! 
(VERY GOOD WORK !) Though ! Giggle 
Saicee Featured By Owner May 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
I guess skrull storm works lol
clokverkorange Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
I'm pretty sure everyone in the Marvel Universe is part of a different Skrull cell and they're all playing the long con against each other. Literally everyone in the Marvel U is a Skrull. 

Except X-23. 
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