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Retro Space Girl Yaya - version 3 debut! by yayacosplay Retro Space Girl Yaya - version 3 debut! by yayacosplay
First official photo of my new Retro Space Girl costume!!!

Character concept and design by Yaya Han
Costume made by Yaya Han
Photographed by Brian Boling

I'm so happy with how version 3 of my Space Girl turned out! Granted, I spent way more time on the craftsmanship of this costume than the previous 2. 
The inspiration behind this character is undoubtedly Barbarella, and the entire fabulous retro sci-fi futura theme of the 60's. It's a whimsical pin-up, cheesecake, sexy yet innocent world, and if you know me, you know I LOVE all of these things!
I've never revisited an original character or theme as often as my Retro Space Girl, to the point where she has become my logo for!

I used a metallic silver spandex (center panels), a silver pleather (side panels), a pink neoprene (trim), a pink spandex layered over the neoprene (inserts, puffs) and reflective pink band (constrating trims, belt). All together, 5 materials just for the outside of the jacket and bodysuit, which are lined as well.
Patterning and fit were really challenging, and I spent a few added up hours just seam ripping!
I went for a racing suit look this time, and made costume so it can be worn with or without the jacket. 
The boots are the original pair I used for the 1st Space Girl costume back in 2006! For nostalgia's sake, I re-used them haha.

Brian was awesome and made the jetpack for me, in 2 days! It does light up but we shot in between rain so I didn't turn them on.

My hair was colored by Rogue Hair Studio, and I also used the custom colored extensions from them. Styling big 60's hair on the morning you're trying to check out of a hotel is no fun, and the humidity/rain took down my volume soon after this shot. But still... I get to use mah own huurrrr!!!

More photos soon, and I look forward to adding elements to this costume. Trust me, I got lots of ideas and gadgets in mind!
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Ashwinmohan Featured By Owner 2 days ago
omg you are hot :blush:
SalahWorx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm.... i saw these boobs somewhere else... where?
theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Such a cute lovely costume, my favorite shot as well^^

Soul-Blade22 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Ok I may be the only one that thinks this, but this reminds me of a game called "Space Channel 5" by SEGA. The look of the outfit, the colors...
Other than that I love the outfit, totally looks like a 60's or 80's sci-fi classic :p
sonicpokemon456 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Oh girl you sexy I love to go around town with you
saber360 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
You really are very beautiful, Yaya :)
OlightningX Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
OH MY GOD that hair is INCREDIBLE! The colors look super yummy and just GORGEOUS! SUPER well done! u v u
ghostly18 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Those are some big... *cough*... blasters equipped.
stivistivi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!  you look A LOT like Brenda Song in the suite life with zack and cody.
Crippled-Hermit Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a beautiful woman and a talented artist.  I often don't like your photos though.  Don't misunderstand, you look great and so do the costumes.  I just wish your photos were wider (not tall) and in high resolution so that I could use them as wallpaper on a UHD display (4000 pixels wide or more would be nice).

In other words, I wish the resolution and aspect ratio of your photos were as great as you are a model and cosplayer.
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