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Yakuza bodypaint I by yayacosplay Yakuza bodypaint I by yayacosplay
*********** Yaya on Facebook [link] ***********

I was recently painted up by Master Body Painter Nick Wolfe [link] We've been friends for years but never had the chance to collaborate before now. Nick suggested something Asian inspired and I blurted out "Yakuza tattoo!" and the idea for this theme was born!

Nick did the painting in 4 and a half hours, using Diamond FX paint. He looked up the kanjis for "Dragon Queen" and painted them as well.
For those who don't take the time to read my Profile info, yes I am the model in these images.
I did the face makeup and hair, inspired by traditional Japanese Geisha, and modernized. I also bought traditional Japanese hair pins, and the over kimono was made by me, originally for my XXXHolic cosplay. I love being able to re-use costume parts haha. The full gallery for this shoot is here on my website: [link]

Photography by Brian Boling

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10GHOST Mar 20, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
You look like a character that should be added in the Ninja Scroll movie. Everything is amazing and beautiful, great job! Clap :happybounce: Pixel Rose 
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tomasde Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Too beautiful...  
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lelouchdixon Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful art !
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:icono-redbird:
amazing work and color! love love this!
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:iconchimetals:
love how this was executed, the idea, too.

your cosplays are of amazing quality, too--and with material and form-fitting-ness that looks really hard to work with.
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kastiyana Jul 9, 2013
I had finally hit rock bottom this helped me back to my feet now there is no turning back no pressure just check it out
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ayechamnah Jul 9, 2013
I didnt think there was a way out finding this was the greatest thing thats ever happened this put me in the lap of luxury this could be your big break
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TheHappyThrasher Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Body paint is such a surreal form of art.
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Wow this set is so HOTTTTT! Gorgeous images, beautiful body paint, great lighting and setting, awesome costuming, hair, makeup as always. And most of all, of course, you are the bomb!!! You rock this stuff like no other!! Bravo!
As always so inspirational.
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bearfor Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist
A Mazing. Nick wolfe is a Master for sure.
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