SDCC Showcase: Atomic Wonder Woman

Ready, set, ATOMIC! I instantly fell in love with Atomic Wonder Woman’s design when this statue was revealed. Although a few people didn’t recognize who I was without help from the belt buckle, this costume was received really well at SDCC. And it was super comfortable! 

I’ll do a comprehensive blog with construction notes at a later date, but the majority of the armor is made from Worbla and EVA foam. The concrete is expandable insulation foam coated with textured spray paint. You can check out some of my progress photos here!

Overall I’m really happy with how this costume turned out. I’m going to make a few small adjustments before I wear it again, like taking in the top so it fits better.

Thank you to the awesome photographers below for helping me capture Atomic Wonder Woman!

  1. Photo by Adam Patrick Murray
  2. Photo by Andrew Ho
  3. Photo by LJinto
  4. Photo by Andrew Ho
  5. Photo by Andrew Ho
  6. Photo by LJinto
  7. Photo by Adam Patrick Murray
  8. Photo by Bitspitter
  9. - 10. Photo by Andrew Ho
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First Look at “Warrior Wonder Woman”

I can’t believe the stars aligned and I finished this costume in time to debut at SOFA 2012 in Bogota, Colombia.

Inspired by an original design artist Tess Fowler and I collaborated on, the concept draws from several iterations of Wonder Woman throughout the years, peppered with original elements. While I adore Linda Carter’s version of Wonder Woman (“In your satin tights, fighting for your rights!”), I’ve always preferred the first lady of comics as a warrior. An Amazon. A total BAMF. We’ll debut the full illustration at a later date! 

I’ll also put together extensive build notes and credits soon, but a huge shout out goes to Thomas Ignatius, who’s been my leatherworking mentor over the last few months. I constructed all of the costume (armor, props, skirt, belt, and so on) aside from the corset. Having never made one this complex, Tom and I knocked out the corset over a very long day, with me playing assistant. His incredible skill with leather shines through in the shape and fit of it. Perfect. I then took the corset home detailed it with the eagle crest, rivets, and dirt/blood.

Also, a side thank you to God Save the Queen Fashions, who inspired me to try my hand at leather working!

Hope you like the photos! More to come later tonight

Photo by OnLivo

Wrath of the Dark Phoenix

It’s hard to believe that Jay and I started planning this shoot nearly two years ago! Shot at NYCC 2011, It’s amazing to see this concept come together. Considering that the shoot took place at the very end of my 30-day community tour, it was also nice to just show up to a shoot and be styled. :P

Full credits below!

Makeup: Ara Fernando
Styling: Raffy Tesoro
Costume Production: Badj Genato
Art Direction: Jay Tablante / Raffy Tesoro
CG Imaging (Earth): Carlo Sardez
Digital Imaging: Carlo Sardez
Production Design: Raffy Tesoro
Model: Meagan Marie
Additional Photography: Edwin Martinez (stars and space background)

It’s true. This is my desk. Simultaneously sad and awesome. 

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Crystal Tidbit #31 

After sharing a snapshot of my desk on Twitter, I received repeated requests from followers for a handful more images of my somewhat ridiculous workspace. So here’s your Crystal Tidbit for the week - I have an unhealthy obsession with toys. 

Crystal Tidbits are exactly that - a weekly blip about life at Crystal Dynamics.

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