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Chip on your shoulder by Riddle1 Chip on your shoulder by Riddle1
"Pew Pew"
Wasp '09
Photographer: Jay Tablante Photography

Model: Riddle
Make-up: Ara Fernando / Riddle
Styling / Costume Production: Riddle
Art Direction: Javey Villones
Production Design: Raffy Tesoro
Digital Imaging: Ghani Madueno

A collaboration with Jay (his Crew) and myself. Make sure to check out more of this stuff on his Deviantart!


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spacebabes Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!  I wish more cosplayers built 3d/illustration scenes like this for their cosplaying to play in :)  
MatheusHQD Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015   Traditional Artist
This image is so awesome, I think the guys form Marvel would be jealous cause they don't do this first, really good =D
pim390 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 30, 2014
This is amazing!
EZmanji Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
That is one cool photo nice!
Frances-Property Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Cool superimposing
AuraHero7 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 This looks pretty epic.  I love the lighting!   How much time do you take to make these suits and what's the budget for such materials? Uhm... miss Riddle? Do you mind if I use the Wasp pose of a picture I'm making?   I promise to credit you!!!!
Riddle1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
this costume was a little pricier then I had hoped because I paid to have the pieces chromed by a professionally. I don't do a lot of costumes, so I have money to do the costumes I want to do right. But I try to be as thrifty as I can by shopping on amazon, ebay and good will stores.. and TONS of fabric coupons.
AuraHero7 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
  Good tips. I might try that the  next time I try cosplaying Spider-Man.  I kinda had to make do with a Spidey mask, gloves, and shirt, blue jeans and red, black-webbed shoes.  I'll see if I can find those fabric coupons.   Thanks!  And, uh, so do you mind if I use the picture for my picture?  Well, I wanted to borrow the pose. I wanted to make sure I got proper permission... 
LordDarkstarr Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
If you'd like a suggestion, I know that different fabric stores will offer coupons if you sign up for their mailing lists. Also try their websites; they'll often advertise deals. Additionally, take advantage of seasonal deals--even if you can't find something you can use now, you may be able to get something now for use later.

I know about this sort of thing because (1) I used to be married to a part-time costumer and picked up a few tricks, and (2) I'm interested in trying my hand at cosplay myself, but I'm on a very small fixed income (read: disability payments), so I've learned a lot of money-saving tricks.

And thrift stores in general are sometimes a good place to look for both fabric and outfit parts that can be modified. Another thing is to hit garage sales, especially with a friend or three. I used to know some folks that were dealers in the SCA, and they'd always find the most interesting things at garage sales...
AuraHero7 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh really? Thanks! I'd like to hear the list of stores... if they have any close to my area...
LordDarkstarr Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
All right, you asked for it! <evil grin>

Keep in mind that I live south of Seattle, so here's what I either have access to or would have access to if I had a vehicle and/or lived closer...

JoAnn Fabrics: very good fabric store, with lots of craft-related stuff as well. Frequently offers classes in sewing/jewelry making/etc.

ArtCo Crafts: limited fabric selection, primarily arts & crafts (jewelry making, painting, beading, etc.)

Michael's: HUGE selection of craft items. Some fabrics as well.

Univ. of Washington Surplus: Good place to find props for mad scientists, because they sell used chemistry lab gear.…

Boeing Surplus: Good place to find all kinds of tools, airplane parts(!), and whatnot. Used to have an outlet, now sells on EBay.…
Washington State Surplus Sales: As with Boeing Surplus, you can find almost ANYTHING here!…

Display & Costume Supply: Biggest costume store in WA. Has LOTS of costumes, make-up supplies, props, etc. Fun place to window shop if nothing else, and offers costuming classes.…

Greenwood Space Travel Supply: Wanna be an astronaut? Check these guys out. Almost as good as NASA! www.greenwoodspacetravelsupply…

Archie McPhee's: Got kitch? These folks do! Gotta see them to believe them.

Faerie Fingers: makes patterns for anime costumes; also does nice work costuming.

Gargoyles Statuary: I list this here because there's a fellow I've met, Victor Moray, who makes vampire fangs from dental acrylic.
I know of another fang maker, but she's based out of Portland, OR if I'm not mistaken, and I don't have her contact info. Her name is Chris "Tooth Fairy" Carpenter.

Online Resources I've Found:
The Bone Room: located down in CA; I found out about this place through MythBusters. If you need human or animal bones for any reason, try these guys.

Dapper Cadaver: LA-based Halloween store.

Cinema Secrets: prosthetic and SFX make-up supplier that I discovered through SyFy's Face/Off.…

Etsy: Online store for various craftspeople. Discovered this because there are several steampunk jewelers whose work I liked.

This alone should get you and anyone else looking for costuming/propmaking/SFX make-up supplies at least get started...
AuraHero7 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
  Thnx! I'll look into it!
LordDarkstarr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
My pleasure, truly. I'm always happy to help out when and where I can, even if it's only providing information.

Oh, I forgot to mention one other resource: your local military surplus stores. Last time I went to one of the two in my neighborhood, they had parachutes (good source of nylon fabric), closed-cell foam mats (useful raw materials for a lot of different items), used BDUs [Battle Dress Uniforms] (good for the basis of a military costume, such as the Colonial Marines from Aliens), and even an Air Force pilot's jumpsuit (don't know what I'd use it for yet, so it's still hanging in my closet).

Definitely also make use of your favorite search engine, local thrift stores, and your imagination. You never know what you might turn up!

Happy hunting, and good luck!
Riddle1 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
you can credit myself and Jay tablante, since he came up with it.
AuraHero7 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!! ^-^!   YOU ROCK!!
KAGEMUSHASAMA Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
GothkGrafx Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
This composition is extraordinary, the definition of cosplay to its perfection. From costume construction and digital imaging to the drama of your pose and sheer intensity of your eyes, this image is what all of us should be striving for.
ana21410 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I love this Wasp cosplay!
YorkeMaster Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
You know that at this point, I can't take anyone as Wasp seriously besides you. I bet even if they were to add her in Avengers, I wouldn't be able to take the actress seriously. You have done a great job with all your cosplays but I think your Wasp cosplays will always be my favorite.
UpperClassK9 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Whoa this is way nice. They should totally cast you as Wasp haha!
shebesh1207 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have my vote for one of the best cosplay photo's. the composition is great,looks like something taken out of the movie.
biohazard22791 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Woah that looks so legit that is badass
Chewy17 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is another awesome peice, the digital imaging done is perfect.
Royyksopp Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
We might not see her as the wasp in the movie but maybe as Janet van Dyne
Royyksopp Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Maybe we'll see wasp, an Ant-man movie HAS BEEN CONFIRMED
Skaramine Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I favorited this elsewhere... dang this was COOL!
theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Simply stunning!
Nyarlatothep02 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is great!!
GadrielX Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's amazing!!! Congrats!!!

TopGunSGA Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Excellent costume btw
TopGunSGA Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I saw this costume in this video [link] (at around the 2:10 mark)

I actually saw the video before I found your Deviantart profile (was searching Mary Marvel) and then when looking at your gallery I said "That was in that youtube video I saw the other day"
PoseMe Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Totally wicked! U r very talented, great job!
ArtistNeedham Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
It would be great if they showed that Ant Man and the Wasp were there helping the Avengers the entire movie and no one knew.
GABaker-Author Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist
to this day, still my favorite cosplay costume ever! You did really great work on this Riddle, you should be proud. (and you look good in it too!)
Riddle1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
thank you *^^* this is one of my favourite costumes.
JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice dramatic pose, you really make a great Wasp!
ZoeVolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oooooh, it is great!
Sword-of-Grayskull Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Wow, you look a lot different with an action expression! (I mean that in a good way! :D ) I love the hair-blowing effect, and Ghani did a magnificent job making everything look so realistic. It looks like a shot of the Avengers movie (which should have cast the Wasp!) instead of a bluescreen in a non-Hollywood studio. Very nice job on your flight acting, too; you really sell the idea that you're moving forward in the air. And of course, it's a flawless, perfect costume ... but you knew that from all the comments you've received from us in the past, right? ;)
Riddle1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I love hearing positive comments, and even comments that have valid critiques. I appreciate that you took the time to look at all the aspects of the photos :)
ArtistNeedham Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Now I'll be disappointed when the Wasp is shown in a movie and doesn't look like this.
StephenMcConnell Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
that's awesome!!
alesaenz Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Marvelous picture! Awesome fx! You should be on the Avengers movie!!! ;)
mangapym Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PlaguedSoul Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
They should have asked you to be in the movie! :D
Feugan-666 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just a great composition. Good work!
MistahPete Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She really should be in the Avengers!
SirKirkules Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats awesome!
camarogod93 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lol AWESOME work!!
7disney7 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
wow! this is amazing on so many levels!
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