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Raya From Raya And The Last Dragon Brought To Life Through Cosplay

This team of Southeast Asian artists created a stunning Raya cosplay.

A couple weeks ago we featured a group of Southeast Asian artists who put together an entire Raya and the Last Dragon cosplay that looked straight from a live action film. We met with lead photographer Duy Truong (@cafededuy), who amazingly showed us more photos from the official shoot to be put into a gallery on Cosplay Central.

The cosplay has already gone viral on Twitter since Monica Joelle Ortiz (@monicajoelleo) first posted the photos. Since then, Duy has released new photographs of the shoot that are now featured in the gallery above.

The wig was made by Evermore Wigs (@evermorewigs), who are known to make wigs online for many different Disney princesses. The Salakot hat was made by seamstress Shilyn Joy (@shilynsews) and made it as accurate to the film as well as worn throughout Southeast Asian societies. The outfit was made by lead photographer Duy Truong (@cafededuy) and Nam (@Nammai).

Videography was taken by Nicalyn (@tripalyn), which you can see over on Monica's Instagram. Monica also credits Joel Junior (@joeljustinjr) for moral support to help her throughout the collaboration.

The entire team of the shoot was determined to make the entire collaboration accurate to their Southeast Asian heritages, as well as represent the movie accurately. All of the photos were beautifully done, with many looking like it was taken straight from the movie. The team was even able to take a photo of everyone who was involved in the project, which you can see in the complete gallery above.

Raya and the Last Dragon is now in select theaters throughout the US, and is also streaming on Disney Plus with premiere access.

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Kelsey Endter


Kelsey started her cosplay adventure at a small convention outside Sacramento in 2011. Since then, she has been featured on major websites such as IMDb and Variety Magazine, and worked with companies like Besame Cosmetics featuring Disney & Marvel makeup products. Her passion for cosplay and love of the community brought her to join Cosplay Central as Editor-in-Chief in 2020. In her spare time she’s usually seen playing with her dog and scouting the next best photoshoot location for her cosplays.