Costumes made/modeled by Yaya between 1999 - now.

Phoenix Force - Marvel Avengers Alliance

Why I chose to make this costume:

Finally, Phoenix gets some real armor! The game was pretty fun to play, but I really wanted to make this costume because of the awesome design for Phoenix Force Jean Grey!

How I made this costume:

I concentrated on the armor first. I made a pattern for the chest piece by measuring and drawing out pieces on paper, then fitting and altering them until I was happy with the pattern. Same for the shoulder pauldrons. Using the paper patterns, I made the pieces out of Worbla with foam in between each base layer. Using the Phoenix bird theme as inspiration, I added stylized design details to the armor for more texture and depth, then primed and painted all the pieces.
I sewed the bodysuit from 2 different types of stretch pleather, adding design seams and quilted satin top stitched lines according to the design. I altered the boots and gloves, made all the straps with buckles, and also sewed the sash. The wig is from Arda Wigs, which I styled.

Thoughts on this costume:

This is my favorite comic book costume to wear right now! Its's super comfy and I feel badass in it!

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Photographer Eurobeat King/Jessica LG, Patrick Calilung, Anna Fisher/Beethy, Judy Stephens

Model Yaya Han

Hair & Makeup Yaya Han

Styling Yaya Han

Date Completed 09 July, 2013

Hours Spent 45

Worn At SDCC 2013, Dragoncon 2013, NYCC 2013