Moana Cosplay

I apologise for the delay in showing these but here are the photos from London Comic Con where I cosplayed as Moana! Everything was entirely handmade and I am so happy with the results, it looks really authentic – like I am a real islander!

Moana Cosplay Making

Currently near completion of creating my Moana cosplay from scratch! I wasn’t able to find her costume online that was made nicely and in my size, so I decided to take on the ongoing project of creating it myself and it has been a lot of fun! I created the top and belt with the help of my aunty who is embroidering the skirt, it looks so organic and tribal! Really true Moana’s heritage.

What’s nice about being an artist is that your craft and skills cross over all platforms 🙂

Final photos of the entire cosplay together will be up soon!

Carnival Captured

On Monday 27th February was the private viewing for the Carnival Captured Exhibit celebrating 50 years of the Notting Hill Carnival! I entered the competition last year and even though I didn’t win, they wanted to put my piece on display  I’m very grateful for the opportunity and it was so great to meet all the other artists too. The exhibit is on throughout the rest of this week at the Tabernacle, Notting Hill if you wish to check it out! Thank you to everyone who came down and supported me.

To also celebrate o celebrate my first ever illustration being exhibited, I will be selling A6 prints of the piece at a discounted price on my Etsy starting from tonight at 6PM GMT – while stocks last! aliyahcoreanaart.etsy.com do check out the other Disney, Steven Universe and Naruto prints that are available too and have an awesome day! 🙌🏽carnival-captured-feb-2017

Carnival Captured Exhibit

Hey y’all! I entered a competition last year where the topic was Notting Hill Carnival and I entered this illustration I did a couple years ago of my cousin Syreeta who is a Carinval Queen! I didn’t win but my piece will be on display at the exhibition celebrating the Notting Hill Carnival called ‘Carnival Captured’ at the Tabernacle, West London at the end of this month! I’m really happy as this will be my first piece to be exhibited! 🎨

Carnival Queen