2017 Next Level of Cosplay: Scholarship Spotlight- Eliza Rajkowska

Phoenix from Harry Potter Special Effects Makeup Cosplay

 

Next up on our 2017 Next Level of Cosplay Scholarship Spotlight is Eliza Rajkowska. Eliza from Płock, Poland, decided to design her entry based-off of the mythical bird the Phoenix. Instead of portraying the bird like some movie versions, e.g. Fawkes from the Harry Potter series, she was interested in giving her creation more human-like qualities. She chose to make a Phoenix for her cosplay because of the inspiring message of when a Phoenix dies, it rises from its ashes to be reborn again. After facing issues with dying fabric, learning how to use silicon and rain on her photo shoot, Eliza’s persistence with her creation is a living example of Phoenix. This can-do attitude was especially present when she hand-crafted over 50 feathers out of fabric! 

Phoenix from Harry Potter Special Effects Makeup Cosplay 

To see Eliza’s Phoeniz rise out off a pile of fabric, check out all the hard work that went into the construction of her Phoenix character, Kura.