RETRO SPACE GIRL V3

Version 3.0

Photographer

Brian Boling

Hair & Makeup

Yaya Han

Styling

Yaya Han

Why I chose to make this costume:

This is version 3.0 of my original character - Retro Space Girl! You can see the previous 2 versions here. (design and character copyright protected, please do not steal)


The character was inspired by the Retro Sci-Fi era of the 50's-70's, Retro Futurism and Sci-Fi Pin Up! Through posting photos, I realized that many of you are not familiar with this theme, so here are some helpful links!

 

  • The definition of Retro Futurism on Wikipedia

  • Classic Retro Sci-Fi movie "Barbarella" featuring Jane Fonda, 1968

  • An awesome Pinterest board with Retro Sci-Fi Pin Up! Images like these truly made me fall in love with the world of Retro Futurism!

  • Star Trek: The Original Series - TOS came at the tail end of the Retro Sci-Fi era! Just check out this compilation of costumes from the TV Show

How I made this costume:

I've always wanted to pay homage to the tongue-in-cheek, fabulous retro sci-fi futura theme of the 60's, which is why I keep coming back to the Retro Space Girl theme. It's a whimsical pin-up, cheesecake, sexy yet innocent world, and if you know me, you know I LOVE all of these things!


I used a metallic silver spandex (center panels), a silver pleather (side panels), a pink neoprene (trim), a pink spandex layered over the neoprene (inserts, puffs) and reflective pink band (contrasting trims, belt). All together, 5 materials just for the outside of the jacket and bodysuit, which are lined as well.


Patterning and fit were really challenging, and I spent a few added up hours just seam ripping! 


I went for a racing suit look this time, and made costume so it can be worn with or without the jacket. 


Brian was awesome and made the jetpack for me in 2 days! It does light up but we shot in between rain so I didn't turn them on.


My hair was colored by Rogue Hair Studio, and I also used the custom colored extensions from them!

Thoughts on this costume:

I have so much fun with this character, and want to keep making more costumes for her!!! I loved being able to use my hair this time, and also have a jetpack!

 

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