Wed Nov 28, 2012, 3:27 PM
- Mood: Happy
- Listening to: Radiohead
- Reading: Gantz
- Playing: Deus Ex: The Missing Link
- Drinking: Tea
My cosplay gallery has been pretty dormant lately, and I'm preparing for a big year of cosplay next year. I've been looking around for inspirational people, and I decided that I wanted to share them with you. So here's my list of people I love and adore from a few categories:
If you don't know Yaya Han, she's possibly one of the most popular cosplayers internationally. She has inspired me on so many levels with her creativity, sensuality, and outstanding performance. If there was ever a day I met her, I'd take her out for a drink or two to thank her for her awesomeness.
Black Cat [aka. Gabbie] is a gorgeous and bubbly girl whom I've been fortunate to befriend recently. She always seems to be the life of the party, and is always striving to push herself to be a better seamstress and artist in a highly positive manner. I can't wait to see what this girl brings to us in '13!
Katyuska is someone that I honestly wasn't sure of when I first heard of her, but I've come to know her as a headstrong, charming, and very intellectual young woman. Her gallery is seductive yet tasteful, and her Morrigan cosplay is the standout of all her showcases. She was born to be Morrigan!
Yay, our first male listed, haha! Dreades is a great guy. I recently fangirled over his Oswald cosplay, and that's pretty much how we got to know eachother! He definitely deserves more followers on his Facebook page.
It was actually Beethy who introduced me to her work. I wish I could meet her one day. Her gallery is fantastic, and any Metal Gear Solid fan will instantly fall in love with her. Her partner makes an awesome Snake, too!!
"Vampy" got my attention when she cosplayed Reika from Gantz and Rei from Evangelion. Her gallery is probably one of the best, and she collaborates with many talented artists. Definitely one of my biggest inspirations. And she's ridiculously beautiful.
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I've known Roxas for... I think going 5 years? And as each year goes on, he just gets better and better with his cosplays. He hasn't used his DA in a while, but his most recent works have been astounding. He just placed runner-up in the Madman National Cosplay Championship! He's a quirky kid who would go out of his way to help those in need. He's even helped me in some pretty bad situations. I don't say it as often as I should, but I'm really proud of him and of what he's achieved. He's a wonderful man with a big heart. I'm lucky to have a good friend like him.
Zerebin [aka. Luke] is talented beyond all reason. His Garrus cosplay was one of the best I've seen [I'm a MASSIVE Garrus fangirl], and his upcoming work on Iron Man is something I can't wait to see completed. He's also gonna be doing Zer0! Yay!
Everybody knows Beethy. One of the most highly-credited cosplay photographers in the world, and one of the best people to work with. Most would know that the vast majority of the photos in my gallery were done by him, and that's because he's one of the few that I can trust to produce brilliant work, and we just 'click' together. He's fantastic with coordination, he knows his stuff, and the way he edits his photos is quite savage and nontraditional, but the end result is always awesome. But he's not only a good photographer. He's also someone who I'd call my brother. He's been there for me at my worst, can dissect my mind even when I can't, and always finds a way to make me smile. He's also a fun guy to hang with, and is great to have intellectual conversations with- even if i can get heated, haha!
I've only worked with Andy as of recent, and he's a pleasure to collaborate with. He has a great sense of what he wants to achieve, and is a great director when it comes to posing and lighting. He's quickly becoming one of the top photographers in Australia. And he's just a fantastic and kind-spirited guy. I hope to work with him again real soon!
Official site: www.volpinprops.com
WHO DOESN'T KNOW THIS GUY!?!?!/
Every single thing this guy does is fan-fucking-tastic. A professional with everything he does, his finished products are nothing short of amazing. I've been real lucky to get into contact with him for a couple of ideas [nothing official as of yet], and fingers crossed something comes out of it. Regardless, I'll always love this guy's work. His Daft Punk helmets/costumes are definitely my faves. He also collaborates with the wonderful God Save The Queen Fashion; their Claymore collab is awesome. Check him out!
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AusFX are outstanding when it comes to articulate detail. Check out the Facebook page for the Phurba Dagger that was just recently made. Fucking. Brilliant. I seriously hope to collaborate with Rowan one day. Definitely deserves more 'likes'!!
Well, that's all I'm gonna do for now! I'll put more up later! If you have any suggestions, let me know! Also, follow my Facebook fanpage!
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I wish I could be this talented ;_;
Thanks for sharing! I love discovering new works. Talented cosplayers, photographers and prop makers are so inspiring <3
I will, thanks for the links
Already watching most of these
Also, i didnt know Black Cat was this well known
Also, i didnt know Black Cat was this well known