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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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:icon77tn:
77TN Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Awesome work
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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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:iconjarvik2009:
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 Digital 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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roqers 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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:iconigarcia:
igarcia Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I can see how the cape could become a nuisance.
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GumdropPanda Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Wonderfully made costume! It looks authentic, as though it came out of a comic book. Butterfly Free avatar 
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miha9000 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
decent costume, dumb poorly done photo
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:iconexceedinglyspherical:
Fantastic work with the urethane - makes the suit look great!
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:iconartedigitalsa:
ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
epic job!!!!!
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Dragonf123 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Photographer
nice
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wtatew Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Your costume work is second to none. But what really amazes me how well your personal appearance works so well for all the characters you have posed as. Despite being Asian you have looked perfect as White Queen, Scarlet Witch, etc.

As a total fanboy it is such a pleasure see you make these characters come to life.
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Sometimes Yaya is to glamourous. More super model then super hero. Not this time, this one is just FANTASTIC :0 !
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Alios-trancy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Artist
you are so awesome! thank you for making such wanderful cosplay. You inspired my fiends and i, an we started are own cosplay club because we want to be as amazing as you one day! thanks yaya!
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scorpionet69 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
h4x3r101 is just jealous of your talent and beauty irrespective of race. He calls him/herself a photographer, what a joke, obviously does not know what beauty(and talent) is.
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:iconppradon:
ppradon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
absolutly awesome !!!!!
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:iconh4x3r101:
h4x3r101 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
the fact that you are asian ruins all these costumes...
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:iconjamesthedrow:
JamestheDrow Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and your a racist 
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:iconroxannethelycan:
RoxanneTheLycan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
either you're a troll or jealous. She looks amazing. What does her race have to do with anything? 
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scorpionet69 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Ditto
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Zulljohrin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
The fact that your page is blank, h4x3r101, and this random name, explains what a coward you are writting those vilainies against Yaya, who is a major and well known cosplay manufacturer in the cosplay univers.
I didn't think in 2014 that such a dumb behavior could be possible.
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donwhitt Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My wife and I love this coatume.We knew nothing of cops lay until the series that was aired on the Sci-fi channel. We really enjoyed it.
So impressed by your talents that God has given you. Have a great weekend.
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nab2000 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
The costume, the post... Fabulous!
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Purgatory367 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Wow that's a very nicely detailed costume. I was never big on Batgirl but I really like this costume, and I've heard that she may be having the best run of her career, so I actually start looking into her books.
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thedirectormrevil Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Nice Batgirl, more more!!
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:iconblasian89:
Blasian89 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow, that suit is legit lol
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:iconsaber360:
saber360 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
You never get tired of your work, do you, Yaya? ^^
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:iconterridol:
terridol Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great outfit by far one of your best!

Thought I would add some atmosphere:

terridol.deviantart.com/art/YA…
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Kara-Kiwi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that suit is hands down the best ive seen :)
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:iconpixie4000:
pixie4000 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I was never a fan of batgirl, but that suit just looks amazingly well done. Good job Ahooooy Matey! 
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ChaosAlexander Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Amazing!:)

I love your energy
and attention to detail:)
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SuprBoy35 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Such an awesome Babs B.G. outfit!  The previous photo was a great close-up, and this action scene shows it off, having Batgirl right in her element!  
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TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I find this kind of "in action" staging helps both the model and the costume. Good work from Our Hostess.
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BrooklynPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconneo128:
Neo128 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Great costume and pic... Makes me a little nervous, though, seeing Batgirl cornered. :o
 
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tlc234lovelystars Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student General Artist
She is so pretty and sexy. :)
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BNRGY Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow I accidentally stumbled onto this after seeing you on "Heroes of Cosplay." What a crazy coincidence!!! I love your spirit and enthusiasm! 
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Kevin32575 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Love It! :happybounce: Clap :) (Smile) 
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racaseal Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Why post in such a low res? You do good work and deserve better
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TheGamer2013 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Heart 
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RecklessRob Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I love this costume so much
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badchronic Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
this batgirl is a 100 times hotter than alicia silverstone as batgirl this girl in this photo should have been batgirl in the movie . They should remake the film and give the role to her and i would have watched it more than once just to see her gorgeous eyes her body is so statuesque that she could have played the whole female cast of character in the movie . ty for postin this vission of lovlyness. 
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kurrypai012 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I absolutely love this, I think it's my favourite Batgirl cosplay! Brilliant work!
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AaronDockery Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great costume!
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