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Sjoukje de Roo
Posts: 22
Amsterdam, Missouri, US


I was wondering if their were other cosplay models here at Model Mayhem. I met a few already. But please all cosplayers are welcome!! I want to meet you all!!! ^-^
Oct 29 05 08:52 am  Link  Quote 
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D. Brian Nelson
Posts: 5,477
Rapid City, South Dakota, US


Obviously, I'm not one, but having seen cosplay pop up all over the place lately, I am interested in shooting a bit of it.

Saw an article on cosplay in the workplace on one of the blogs yesterday.  Boingboing, I think.

-Don
Oct 29 05 10:50 am  Link  Quote 
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Sjoukje de Roo
Posts: 22
Amsterdam, Missouri, US


Yeah, cosplay is really great for photography. If you would like to photograhp a cosplayer some time, I can recommand you to go to a Anime Convention. There you will find many cosplayers who would love to be model for you.
Oct 29 05 11:12 am  Link  Quote 
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megafunk
Posts: 2,593
Los Angeles, California, US


Oct 29 05 11:44 am  Link  Quote 
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spyro2122
Posts: 760
Orlando, Florida, US


yup, I do cosplay. I often show as a bunny.
Oct 29 05 03:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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Cynthia Leigh
Posts: 799
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


There's *a lot* of cosplayers on here.  More than omp by far.  And they're a lot better networked on here as well.

http://www.myspace.com/cynthialeigh

(Yep, I'm a cheater =p)
Oct 29 05 11:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sjoukje de Roo
Posts: 22
Amsterdam, Missouri, US


Thank you for the link!! ^-^

oohh... I would love to see your bunny costume!!! ^-^ Show!! Show!! Show!!

Thanks!! And that is true doh...
Oct 30 05 07:58 am  Link  Quote 
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Star
Posts: 17,923
Los Angeles, California, US


bump
May 15 06 09:42 am  Link  Quote 
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megafunk
Posts: 2,593
Los Angeles, California, US


Star wrote:
bump

Anime marathon in your immediate future?

May 15 06 09:56 am  Link  Quote 
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StacyJack
Posts: 2,297
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


D. Brian Nelson wrote:
Obviously, I'm not one, but having seen cosplay pop up all over the place lately, I am interested in shooting a bit of it.

Saw an article on cosplay in the workplace on one of the blogs yesterday.  Boingboing, I think.

-Don

You know cosplay involves, well, clothing right?

May 15 06 10:05 am  Link  Quote 
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NAT
Posts: 312
Huntington, Virginia, US


I so want to do it
May 15 06 10:45 am  Link  Quote 
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Leftpinkytoe
Posts: 189
Portland, Oregon, US


I haven't done cosplay modeling as of yet, but I used to cosplay occasionally! I wish I had more time to make my own costumes, it's a lot of fun smile
May 15 06 12:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Heidi Rogers
Posts: 16
Centennial, Colorado, US


~Raises hand~  ^__^

I'm one, yes. Cosplaying is such a creative and fun thing to do!
May 16 06 01:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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Tog
Posts: 55,204
Birmingham, Alabama, US


...Stacy makes me *snicker*..

I've been wanting to shoot some cosplay models.. But I've got to admit.. I'd MUCH rather see what DBN does with one.. smile
May 16 06 01:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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Adam Chilson
Posts: 350
Hesperia, California, US


Ska Beam wrote:
Yeah, cosplay is really great for photography. If you would like to photograhp a cosplayer some time, I can recommand you to go to a Anime Convention. There you will find many cosplayers who would love to be model for you.

Yeah, you'll find the whole gamut at cons. From smokin' hot models with amazing costumes, to 400 lb hairy biker dudes in Sailor Moon outfits. Take your pick. . .

May 16 06 08:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Young Wang
Posts: 89
Keller, Texas, US


I'm a cosplaying photographer!  I do model shoots _and_ I cosplay!  I've dressed up as various video game and anime characters... it's fun!  At a con, sometimes I can't decide if I want to dress up and forsake the chance to take photos.  At least I'm lucky enough to do private photo shoots with some friends who have fabulous costumes.

I've dressed up as:
Kenshin (Movie and TV series versions)
Laguna (FF8)
Kanti (FLCL)
Zero (Megaman Zero)
Vivi (FF9 and Kingdom Hearts)
Celestine (Ah! Megami-sama Movie)
Hotohori (Fushigi Yuugi)
Edward Elric (Full Metal Alchemist)

Unfortunately, some of those were before I started taking photos so I really only have pics of me as Zero and Vivi... the rest are lost in internet limbo, out on the web somewhere.
May 17 06 02:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kita St Cyr
Posts: 13,924
New York, New York, US


...Stacy wrote:

You know cosplay involves, well, clothing right?

you'd be surprised the amount of cosplay porn there is out there. Or maybe not.

May 17 06 02:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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VisionsofZen
Posts: 349
Berkeley, California, US


I am also a cosplay/costume photographer... and I am into the costuming aspect also, although not as much from an Anime perspective.
May 17 06 05:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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SonyaJane
Posts: 18
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, US


what is a cosplayer?
May 17 06 05:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kita St Cyr
Posts: 13,924
New York, New York, US


SonyaJane wrote:
what is a cosplayer?

It's short for Costume player, most associated with japanese anime it refers to a person who dresses in a costume depicting a character, profession, etc.

May 17 06 05:51 pm  Link  Quote 
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Tim Mahaven
Posts: 7
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US


Cosplay photographer here, As well as a fellow cosplayer (when i am not behind the camera) ^_^
May 18 06 03:03 am  Link  Quote 
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latex-fashions
Posts: 276
Tampa, Florida, US


May 19 06 03:23 am  Link  Quote 
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Curt at photoworks
Posts: 31,789
Riverside, California, US


Who all is going to the anime-expo over the July 4th weekend in Anaheim?

http://www.anime-expo.org/
May 19 06 03:27 am  Link  Quote 
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Heidi Rogers
Posts: 16
Centennial, Colorado, US


Curt Burgess wrote:
Who all is going to the anime-expo over the July 4th weekend in Anaheim?

http://www.anime-expo.org/

I'll be there.  Definitely looking forward to it too!

May 19 06 08:26 am  Link  Quote 
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Josie Nutter
Posts: 5,865
Seattle, Washington, US


I'm not modelling my Chun Li outfit until my thighs are rock solid.  It'll be a while. smile

I'm interested in the dressup aspect of cosplay, but since I don't sew... well, I don't do a whole lot.
May 19 06 03:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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j-shooter
Posts: 1,912
San Francisco, California, US


I've been shooting custom cosplay and cosplay in general for 4 years....see my port...
Jul 15 06 12:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Feline Infektious
Posts: 44


*Raises hand*

Cosplay rocks my socks ^_^
It's way more fun to model then a lot of 'conventional' stuff to, 'cause if you really get into character you can get some amazing shots!
There's a fantastic Final Fantasy X Lulu costume on eBay at the moment ^.^

Huzzah for cosplay! *Peace signs anime style*

Feline x
Jul 16 06 08:31 am  Link  Quote 
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Keeper
Posts: 293
Severna Park, Maryland, US


It's not a specific character, but I did the "Anime Schoogirl" thing one weekend. The photos aren't exactly traditional professional style, but I absolutely love them. Basically, the photographer followed me around with his camera as I bounced about the mall, the school, the coffee shop etc. There were only a few actually posed shots. It was a blast. I can't seem to find another photographer who shoots like this, and the poor lighting/focus that results is why, but I absolutely love these photos, and wouldn't change a thing about them.

Anime Schoolgirl ^_^

~Keeper
Jul 16 06 12:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rouge Kitten
Posts: 8
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, US


i'm definetely into cosplay. i really want to do a cosplay shoot. I want to cosplay as Lulu from FFX, and as Faye from Cowboy Bebop. I'll get around to getting costumes together for each of them one on these days... n.n
Jul 16 06 12:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Renee Hyde
Posts: 178
New York, New York, US


I'm guilty of having a thing for costumes. I love the dynamics a costume and dramatic make-up can add to photographs. I guess there's a little girl trapped in me who just loves to dress up. I love shoots with a theme and some of the ones I did in costume are the ones that stand out most in my mind, were the most fun, and had some of the most interesting images. I can't sew though. I'd love to team up with a seamstress and show her some of my sketches I drew for costumes when I was 16 and dreaming big. hehehe.
Jul 16 06 12:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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Curt at photoworks
Posts: 31,789
Riverside, California, US


In southern california?  Into cosplay? Check out my cosplaylolita.com project!
Jul 16 06 04:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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D. Brian Nelson
Posts: 5,477
Rapid City, South Dakota, US


...Stacy wrote:
You know cosplay involves, well, clothing right?

Yeah, but I'm not going to be doing this naked stuff forever.  Everything gets old eventually.

-Don

Jul 16 06 05:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Alisha Kawaii
Posts: 9
Houston, Texas, US


OHH! I adore cosplay! I wish I had more time to put into the kind of costumes I would like to make. So far I've only done two. My first was Reika from Cosplay Complex (love the irony ^_^) at Oni-con '04 where I won judge's choice, and the second was Sexy no Jutsu from Naruto at A-kon '05. Such fun!

I would LOVE to do a cosplay shoot one of these days. If anyone near Houston wants to set one up, think of me!

Alisha
Jul 17 06 09:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jennifer aka Siren
Posts: 19
Boston, Massachusetts, US


I love the idea of cosplay photography. I really want to get into that. I'm going away this weekend, but when I come back I'm going to shoot with someone and hopefully do some "Bloodrayne" pictures.
Jul 17 06 11:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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icosplay
Posts: 4
Louisville, Kentucky, US


I am a costume photographer and also a cosplayer.   Costumes are my favorite photography subject.  Hopefully I will meet even more cosplayers at future conventions.
Sep 17 06 01:51 am  Link  Quote 
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Cynthia Leigh
Posts: 799
New Orleans, Louisiana, US


I think we could only get more cosplayers on here if there wasn't dumb rumors floating around that semi-pros don't want to shoot cosplayers.

(Don't ask me where this came from, I originally thought the only thing holding cosplayers back where the GWC's that always pop-up at cons.)
Sep 18 06 01:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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KiraRhian
Posts: 150
Orlando, Florida, US


Rumors can definatly be a bad thing.  I am a cosplay model.  I love to cosplay mainly because it gives myself a creative outlet, not to mention it is such a fun hobby.
Sep 18 06 04:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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icosplay
Posts: 4
Louisville, Kentucky, US


I've met several creepy/scary GWC at cons - so that could be a factor as it can make women leery of shooting outside of cons if you don't know the photographer or not be able to get references on a person.  A site like this would be beneficial for cosplayers to visit, as they can see a persons work beforehand and maybe see some feedback in tags or in person worked with list.
Sep 20 06 02:19 am  Link  Quote 
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Ryoga Vee
Posts: 148
Sunnyvale, California, US


we are all over the place
Sep 20 06 02:24 am  Link  Quote 
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Ryoga Vee
Posts: 148
Sunnyvale, California, US


Josie Nutter wrote:
I'm not modelling my Chun Li outfit until my thighs are rock solid.  It'll be a while. smile

I'm interested in the dressup aspect of cosplay, but since I don't sew... well, I don't do a whole lot.

I

Sep 20 06 02:26 am  Link  Quote 
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