THE BEST OF: Leeloo Dallas *multipass*, Fifth Element

One of my favourite films – Fifth Element is a sci-fi story that follows the quest to find and activate the 5 elements (earth, wind, fire, water and… Love *awwww*) in order to save the world. Mila Jovovich plays the alien Leeloo who rocks iconic look after iconic look, here are the best Leeloo tributes.

Alyona Simonenko (Cosplay, Kazakhstan)
Alexander Turchanin (Photography, Moscow)
Anastassia Bear (Cosplay, US)
Blind 7 Photography (Photography, US)
Cherry B Omb (Cosplay)
JLZ (Photography, US)
Rocio M (Cosplay)
DarkmoonKidara (Photography, Chile)
Tanuki-Tinka-Asai (Cosplay, Russia)
Aku (Photography)

Character development: Fifth element

When I think about character design for my protagonist in my final piece one existing character comes to mind. Leeloo from fifth element is the perfect example of a deadpan (not emotionless but glazed over eyes, surreal, uncanny) character who is “an outsider” and has difficulty interacting with our world. Also fifth element as a whole, the concept of the future and the character design really inspires me to be as imaginative and creative as possible.

Another character who inspired me doesn’t play a big part, but the fifth element fans seem to love her. Zorg’s receptionist.

Both characters are meticulously planned, down to the colour of there eyelashes. This is how I want my character to be, colour co-ordinated to create an identity or a brand with every single hair in the right place, doing the right thing. This is just an initial brainstorm of influences, but i’m sure LeeLoo will have a big impact on my final piece.

This fan made video shows the best bits of Leeloo from fifth element:
Video by TheViva11