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Ponyo Underwater - Fujimoto by alita-b-angel Ponyo Underwater - Fujimoto by alita-b-angel
Ponyo Underwater: Fujimoto

The first of some to come (hopefully).

Myself :iconalita-b-angel: as Fujimoto from Ponyo by the Sea

Shot by the lovely and talented :iconhoukiboshi:

The Shoot:
*houkiboshi then revealed she can't swim lol. Though I'm not the strongest swimmer either. But she was damned determined.

So that it mattered since it was more important that she and I sank like a rock.

With the help of :iconqueencattabby: to hold her down in the water lol.

Unfortunately the only person we knew who had a blue cement lined pool also had an UNHEATED pool so we froze and possibly got hypothermia while doing this.

Much kudos to :iconsorceressmoonblader: also for suffering with us in freezing temperatures as assistant and laughing at us being drowned rats.

The original idea for this underwater shoot was the life's dream of :iconarlo-arleh: who wanted to do Ponyo specifically for this underwater shoot (also the only one who's a strong swimmer).

The original costume was for Animania 2011 this year where we also won best skit: This Light Between Us where she also wanted to do a water dance using fabric (it kind of worked... kind of).

Costume:

Probably the most proper sewing I've done in years. Fully lined coat done with perfect patterning, AND lined shoulder pads to give a non floppy shoulder (but you can't see this here)... and all in stripe. Which is extremely hard to do since there's no room for mistake.

We also did some water tests to make sure the chlorine won't ruin the coat... and it won't so long as you don't clean the pool the day before and heat would also make it easier to fade.

The wig was ruined by dunking it in chlorine water lol.

And the Ponyo was bought from Japan which we thought it would be a great idea to seal inside a Christmas globe for a bubble :)

This shoot was fun, but the hardest to endure for all involved. Again much kudos to *houkiboshi for almost drowning for us.

Related pics:
more to come!

And it comes to HOW MANY MORE GHIBLI can we do you asked? ALL OF THEM collect them all hohohoho.

See some of our previous Ghibli:
Spirited Away
Howl's Moving Castle
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:iconghostbusterlover:
Ghostbusterlover Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous underwater cosplay pictures! :heart:
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:iconichi-nyu:
Ichi-Nyu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
I featured this photo in a Facebook Page [link]
I hope you will be OK with that. If you don't want, I will remove it.

Just amaizing!
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Thank you
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:iconpucca2000:
Pucca2000 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's so frickin' amazing... :O
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:iconucraycray:
UCrayCray Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I want that ponyo sooooooo bad
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Should be... available on ebay?
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:iconluckysevenstars:
luckysevenstars Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really amazing!!!
I have also done underwater shoots, but I never had to deal with freezing since I live in a tropical country...
but you can open your eyes wide and maintain your expression underwater - that's so hard for me to do. but I'm still practicing!

as for tangled wig in chlorine, try to soak them in a bucketful of conditioner for a few days? usually it works... :)
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Thanks so much! The danger of having your eyes open is to have your contacts start floating away in front of you haha.
The wig's alright managed to salvage it to cosplay this another day, but I've dunked the coat in twice now so it's probably a little worse for wear.
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:iconluckysevenstars:
luckysevenstars Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you wear contacts for underwater shoot?! O_O"
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Otherwise I would be bliiind
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:iconluckysevenstars:
luckysevenstars Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
but that's suicide! it can seriously damage your eyes!!!
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:iconterraluna5:
terraluna5 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this. Especially the hair. And the choice of location, underwater. Nice shot.
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Thank you! Underwater was certainly a challenge!
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:iconnaomicchi-desu:
naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SO great!!! *Q*
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Thank you <3
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:iconnaomicchi-desu:
naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem~ ^^
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:iconshugosora:
shugosora Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Simply amazing!!!! :heart: Your cosplay is divine *w*

How did you manage to keep your make-up intact while shooting underwater?
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Waterproof eyeliner make up, no mascara, and we used oil based really heavy make up since your normal make up won't even show up, it's too light coverage :)
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:iconaudreytayscott:
AudreyTayScott Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool 0-0
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconkeidream:
keidream Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
wow, this is amazing! I've never seen this cosplay before. I love your take on his character. Very beautiful! :heart:
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Thank you so much we love Ponyo ;)
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:iconevenstar1221:
evenstar1221 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
This is BEYOND amazing.
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Thank you for your kind words :)
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:iconevenstar1221:
evenstar1221 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
You're very welcome!!
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:icontheanimangagirl:
TheAnimangaGirl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
Wow :wow:
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconlishauon:
LiShauon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LINDOOO*-*
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:iconthescreamingcricket:
TheScreamingCricket Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this shot it absolutely stunning! O.O
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconthescreamingcricket:
TheScreamingCricket Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome! ^u^
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:iconpowerpuffbaylee:
PowerpuffBaylee Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OMG! I Love PONYO! :D :D :D <3
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
YAY me too! Which is probably why I spent 6 hours in an unheated pool haha
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:iconpowerpuffbaylee:
PowerpuffBaylee Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It Looks A-MA_ZINGGGG!!!! :iconclapplz:
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:icongreen-v:
Green-V Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Oh, that hair ♥ And your expression is great!
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Thanks so much! This was like three of ten billion shots where I wasn't pulling puffer fish face due to drowning.
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:iconj-kon:
J-KON Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
is this underwater?
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
It is!
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:iconj-kon:
J-KON Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
gasp that's awesome i can never open my eyes underwater.
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:iconthehappydayz:
TheHappyDayz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Fantastic shot!
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Thank you!
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:icondenby-tea:
Denby-Tea Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!!!!!!
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Thanks so much!
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:icondenby-tea:
Denby-Tea Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!!
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:iconlittlebugcosplay:
LittleBugCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is cool *___*
I want friends like this......
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Thanks so much:) <3
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:iconorangeyyy:
Orangeyyy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
a lot of effort that definitely paid off!
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Thanks!!! It was alot of fun too.
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:iconyiji:
Yiji Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
AHHHMYYGAAAWWWD SEXYMOTO! *fangirls like crazy* <333

LET US FORM A CLUB OF UNDERWATER SHOOT HYPOTHERMIA
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
YEAAHHH HYPOTHERMIA BUDDIESS!!! We were so worried for you guys since we looked at the weather forecast and it said the water would be freezing when you guys were doing it. SO BRAVVVEEE
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