smelly flower (xianghua), the photoshoot

I'm at Anime Expo now, probably getting sunburn, but here are some photos from the shoot over the weekend for those of you who couldn't make it out here to sunny Los Angeles!!! Thanks for reading from the beginning of this journey, if you were!

Xianghua Soul Calibur IV
Xianghua Soul Calibur IV
Xianghua Soul Calibur IV
Xianghua Soul Calibur IV
Xianghua Soul Calibur IV
Xianghua Soul Calibur IV

Xianghua - Soul Calibur IV Player 1 cosplay

Costume, Hair, Make-up by Denise Kuan
Photography by James Kuan, in Los Angeles

For those of you interested, here's the make-up I used. I'm no expert make-up artist
but I enjoy this opportunity to try some different looks!

Lipstick: Maybelline Color Sensational in Pink Petal
Foundation: Laura Mercier
Loose powder: Bare Minerals
Eye makeup primer: Almay
Blush: NARS Mata Hari
Mascara: Chanel Inimitable
Eyeshadow: Chanel Quadra in Mystic Eyes
Eyelashes: Random brand from drugstore
Nail polish (not pictured): Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in "Diamonds"

And here are the earrings I got from Anthropologie! Very close to the video game.
A bit pricey for earrings I may only wear once....

Well, I hope you guys had fun reading my process, I sure went through a lot
constructing this costume! Thanks so much for reading!


Damien said...

Wow...Your costume is awesome. Great job! The back of the top is very nice.

Ashli said...

Hi there! I just wanted to say that your costume was AMAZING in person, as well as in these photos. Thank you so much for sharing how you went about making it. It gives me confidence to use an airbrush and it makes me feel better that I'm not the only one who dyes fabrics/trims for the right color. (I made a Persona 4 commission and the skirt is a grey/black hounds tooth print. After looking all over the fashion district, I got the standard black and white hounds tooth, dyed it all in my tub and I got the perfect fabric!)

Anywho, like I said, your costume is gorgeous and packed full of details. Wonderful job!! It is really inspiring and motivation.

Oh, here's my cosplay.com to prove that I am not a crazy stalker. xD


Hanako66 said...

oh my gosh, I didn't know it was up... you look amazing!!!

Cruz said...

Looks great!! The back of the jacket is amazing!