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Stake out - DC New 52 Batgirl by yayacosplay Stake out - DC New 52 Batgirl by yayacosplay
I'm excited to share photos of the first costume I completed for 2014! I chose the New 52 Batgirl a few months ago as my next costume challenge because I love the design and Babs has been such a influential, Iconic character in the Batman Universe for decades. There have been so many incredible renditions of Batgirl in the past, but the re-design really resonated with me, because it is so modern and utilitarian, yet retains the classic Batgirl silhouette. I also thought the suit's details and armor would provide a neat craftsmanship challenge.

I started collecting materials months ago, but made the costume in 3 weeks starting over New Year's Eve weekend. It was a very fast build, especially with rubber materials that take 16+ hours to cure. Each test piece, each mold, each cast needed enough time to dry and cure, so I made the costume around the armor building, using the down time in between to sew. 

I want to write up a proper detailed construction note, when I release all the photos from the shoot and make a gallery for my website. For now here is a breakdown of materials:
-Armor made from plastic (chest piece & shoulders) and urethane rubber (abdomen)
-Undersuit made from a shiny and a matte stretch pleather.
-Cape made from matching black and gold pleather, with lead cape weights
-Gauntlets made with Worbla & foam, covered in the same gold pleather I made the gloves out of
-Boots used to be Thigh High boots, I altered them severely. A note about the high heels - yes I know they are not accurate. BUT I am so short and the costume is so padded out with the armor and pleathers that I need some help on the height front to pull off that look. :)
-Belt made from gold powdered urethane rubber

Costume made from scratch by Yaya Han
Armor designed by Yaya, made with guidance and help from Brian Boling.
Batgirl cowl kindly provided by the magical Reevzfx!!
More photos by Brian:www.flickr.com/photos/brianbol…
 
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:icondeadmoneymike:
deadmoneymike Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Simply awesome, Batgirl has always been my favorite. Your costumes are amazing!
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SuperSaiyanBunny Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so badass!!!
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hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student General Artist
cool one! :)
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FK-Anderson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
What's with the shoulder pads? Is it 1982 and no one told me?
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jarvik2009 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
another masterpiece!
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MrDockEllis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Seriously Rocks!
And don't worry about the heels being accurate. Just a guess, but I think you've earned the right for "artistic license"
I gag when I hear "It's not realistic" when people refer to comic bodies or costumes. It's all fantasy, fiction etc . . . 
w00t! 
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JamestheDrow Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think what most people are referring to with that is that girls are automatically put in high heels and skimpy outfits and that is not "realistic " for any super hero,warrior, mage etc to do in a fight just to look stereotypical sexy(cause there too focus on you know living and protecting vital organ like there male counter parts get to do) 

in this case it is realistic and ok because like she said shes short so heels give her the extra boost to pull of the costume and look correctly
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avengrs Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Looks like it came right out of the comic book !!

Realy great !
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IsisConstantine Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
You look amazing as Batgirl.
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igarcia Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I can see how the cape could become a nuisance.
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