Cosplay photoshoot: Shakugan no Shana

When Ayuvi asked for a Shakugan no Shana shoot, it was a bit nostalgic for me, because I used to watch quite a bit of the anime! Since we were doing the school uniform version of Shana, I was reminded of a location I had scouted some time ago, which was an abandoned hospital building (though the building itself might have been used for functions or administration). The...

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Cosplay photoshoot: Kindan no Elixir

Pictures of this shoot for Skye and Hiyuki (who are part of DIVA Cosplay – go Like their page) might already be familiar to those of you who are “in the scene”, because they have been posted in a few places already! Massive props to the cosplayer, as well to the helpers on the day Daniel, Kenneth of RunSnipe Photography and Ray, who went above and beyond to get a...

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Cosplay photoshoot: Kara no Kyoukai: Remaining Sense of Pain

Brenda’s friend Melissa was over in Sydney, so we scheduled a shoot for Kara no Kyoukai (Garden of Sinners) together with peppanda. For this shoot, I wanted to achieve a more cinematic look, in sympathy with the original works, so the decision was made to use green gelled lights for the background, evoking the green tint of fluorescent bulbs. This worked well, as the...

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Cosplay photoshoot: Evangelion 2.0 EVA Provisional Unit 05

For such an involved shoot, the actual planning for the execution only took a short time. Will asked for a shoot for the cosplay of the EVA Provisional Unit 05 (as seen in Evangelion Rebuild 2.0), which was his entry into the 2013 Sydney Madman National Cosplay Championship. Since I didn’t actually go backstage during Supanova Sydney 2013, or watch the competition...

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Cosplay photoshoot: Flandre Scarlet

This shoot for Andi was part of the Supanova-related festivities. The weather during this period was pretty much dominated by rain but as it happened, though the ground was pretty wet when we started shooting at a *certain* cathedral it was actually not pouring, which was nice. Though rain did come and go for a bit while we were under cover. When the shoot for Flandre...

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Cosplay photoshoot: Genjo Sanzo from Saiyuki

The Sanzo shoot was the second cosplay shoot I did in Taiwan during my trip there a few weeks ago. I had previously met enyen in 2012, when I did a shoot for No. 6 with Jermany and Pie, and she helped out during that shoot. This time, when I contacted her again about doing a shoot, we arranged to do a Sanzo shoot at a tea house in the Banqiao District called...

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Supanova Sydney 2013

Well, writing this blog feels like jumping into the story in the middle of a chapter, because in my mind, my trip to Taiwan, the shoots there and Supanova and its associated shoots are all intertwined. But since I (1) processed Supanova stuff first, and (2) am in the middle of some extended post-process workloads for the shoots in Taiwan, it seems only fair to do an...

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Cosplay photoshoot: Magi – Morgiana

Kiara asked for a shoot in a desert location, and since I’ve never actually shot in the Kurnell sand dunes before (someone else did that notorious shoot where they went during summer), and it is currently the antipodean winter, I said yes. As it turned out, I came down with my annual bug right around that time, and when I was bedridden the whole of the next day, I...

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Cosplay photoshoot: Saber Alter

Itakoaya had a number of different costumes ready, but some of the costumes and shoot requirements were considered too cold for winter time, so instead she decided to shoot the Saber Alter Casual costume, which would allow the use of a studio. Which was lucky, because the day of the shoot ended up being really rainy. Super thanks also to sakanamochi who came to help...

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Cosplay photoshoot: S.H.I.E.L.D Training Day

Probably one of the most crack-filled shoots I’ve done in a while, I took on the S.H.I.E.L.D Training Day shoot for Gigi, breathless_ness and Christie. We shot at a private gym in an office complex (thanks to Christie and her family connections), and decided to start with a relatively bright look. This would allow either stock-image type looks, or a kind of...

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Cosplay photoshoot: Alice: Madness Returns

Christie asked to shoot Alice: Madness Returns default costume for the Alice: Otherlands cosplay competition. We were doing this the day before entries were due, and used JezSpace again due to the availability of suitable furniture. This is the third shoot at Jez’s studio in a bit over one week, and I think it says quite a bit about how versatile his place is. For this...

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Cosplay photoshoot: Psycho Pass

This Psycho Pass shoot has been a few weeks in planning, with Min cosplaying as Kogami Shinya, Miyu as Tsunemori Akane, Minami as Ginoza Nobuchika, Zuzumoo as Kagari Shusei and Itakoaya as Shogo Makishima. Special thanks to helpers Su, Gigi, and Christie. We used a rooftop carpark as the location, since it matches the feel for Psycho Pass with strong lines, the city...

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Cosplay photoshoot: Project K

Min, on holiday in Sydney, asked for a Project K shoot alongside Raikou. They were cosplaying Mikoto Suoh and Reisi Munakata respectively, so Red vs Blue. While I had an existing idea in mind to create the auras for these two big players in the Project K world, I decided against it, since it would take too much time to setup and actually work, with no guarantee of a good...

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Cosplay photoshoot: Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)

Jill (Breathless_ness) completed another Batgirl costume (Barbara Gordon this time: the previous Batgirl shoot for her was Stephanie Brown), and requested a shoot! If you don’t as yet know of her, she is one of Australia’s best cosplayers well-known for her awesome DC cosplays, and she makes all her costumes herself. Thanks must also go to Christie, Sheree, Gigi and...

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Cosplay photoshoot: Arrow at Free Comic Book Day 2013

This is my first time going to the Free Comic Book Day. In Sydney, Kinokuniya and King’s Comics were the hub of the festivities, and with the number of people turning out in cosplays, it resembled a convention at times. I was going there to meet up with a few friends, so I wasn’t going there with the intention of taking many photos. But I did pack my camera and a...

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Cosplay photoshoot: Digimon

This shoot for Wendy, Cheroz, Alysael and FuyuneDesu was supposed to happen some time ago but it got rescheduled. At last, we all had a day off: Anzac Day! We decided on an “adventure” theme during planning, so bright and vibrant was the name of the game. We decided to shoot at a forest in the Hills area, since it was accessible via public transport and from the road...

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