Monday, November 28, 2011

Cosplayer 6 - Sam

Next up, we have Sam as Mitsukuni Haninozuka.

(If you're having as much trouble saying the character's name as I was, you can also call him by the nickname Honey.)

 Taken from Ouran High School Host Club, Honey is an uncommonly small teenage boy who really likes cute things, sweet foods, and carries around a stuffed bunny.  Kind of makes for an appropriate gender-crossover costume.

Speaking of which, Sam is a woman.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Blue Lemon - SLC

Like healthy food?  Try out Blue Lemon next time you're around Salt Lake City, Utah.  They were a pleasure to work with, and they have a fantastic selection of edibles.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cos....tumer 5 - Dart

Star Wars time.

To give a sense of scale, here's a light test with me (about 5'6").

He has these booster shoes that you can't see in the final shot.  I'm pretty sure he's about 7' tall with them on.

I ran into Chewbacca (or Dart, if we're talking about the person under the fur) when I was recruiting, and he graciously agreed to participate in this project.  In chatting with him, I discovered that although he technically fits the description of a cosplayer, he doesn't really consider himself a part of that community.  Generally, cosplayers tend to focus a lot on anime, which really isn't his thing.

As if Chewy wasn't impressive enough (Dart made this himself), this isn't his only costume.  He participates in a couple of groups that will make not-for-profit appearances for kids' groups and such.  I'd say that's a mighty good use of a costume.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Broken Doll

When I was hunting for broken and breakable objects at the second-hand store, I came across this doll that was already missing a foot.  Honestly, the doll was all-around creepy-looking.  Perfect!  I'm doing a series on broken objects, so I figured it would fit in well.

The trouble was that a lot of situations I put the doll in made it seem like a stereotypical "creepy doll" shot.  I wanted it to be about a broken doll, not about the spawn of Chucky.  I hope this worked out...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cosplayer 4 - Savannah

Most of us will recognize the one, the only... Sailor Moon!

As with many cosplayers, Savannah makes her own costumes.  She takes things up a notch, though, and has created mascot-style costumes using foam skeletons to construct the non-human shaped bodies.  Her most recent and (in my opinion) most impressive creation was a Pok√©mon - Lugia.  The suit is about seven feet tall.

Savannah worked with me a couple of years ago, and along with one other co-worker was the first to introduce me to the concept of cosplay.  Had I not known them, this series never would have happened.

Photographed in the lovely kitchen of the home she and her husband recently purchased.

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