Space Explorer and Alien Hunteress Yaya
(design and character copyright protected, please do not steal)
time completed: March 2009
hours spent: 10
worn at: MTAC 2009, Fanime 2009, San Diego Comic Con 2009
Why I chose to make this costume:
This is a refined version of the Retro Space Girl outfit I made for a photoshoot. I had so much fun with the concept, but always felt like the costume was rushed. So I sat down and designed a new costume from scratch, keeping with the retro futuristic theme and silver/pink colors.
How I made this costume:
I wanted this version to be a bodysuit for an even more scifi feel, so I drafted one up and made it out silver PVC vinyl. It's fully lined in a comfortable stretch material, and I added pink trim all around the edges and keyhole. I also made my own trim by stretching spandex over batting - yay puffy retro futuristic trim!
The belt, arm warmers and leg warmers were the finishing touches. I lost my cute pink boots from the original shoot, or I would have used them over the flimsy leg warmers. I'm considering getting more vinyl and making boot covers. The wig was bought locally and I poofed up the back for a beehive look. The headset came from Target and I used my original gun.
My thoughts on this costume:
This one definitely came out looking just like I'd hoped. Sexy in a cheeky, fun 60's way. I got to shoot with Oscar and Darkain and I love how the images turned out. Thank you guys so much!
Most recently I did a studio photoshoot with the talented Benny Lee, who created amazing digital backgrounds for this character. He really took this theme to the next level!
Photos by Benny Lee
Photos by Brian Boling (Red Rock Canyon), Oscar Chang and Darkain (Fanime)