Cosplay Photography

Photo credit: Beethy Photography

When it comes to cosplay photography, there’s more than meets the eye to all the action you see. Beethy Photography spent quite a while touching up the StarCraft cosplayer above, once the image(s) were snapped with a Canon 6D DSLR + 50mm f/1.4 lens – no lights, reflectors or tripods were used. ” A decent chair will usually do the job. Helps if you have another person to support them like Sean here. I also got him to flick her hair simultaneously so it wouldn’t look too weird. I knew I wanted dust in the image, rather than relying on photoshop brushes I got Sean to throw a bunch of dirt in the air with a shovel. When it landed it created pretty good dust clouds with debris,” said the photographer. Click here to view more of her amazing cosplay photography. Continue reading for three epic cosplay music videos.

Cosplay is essentially a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. The rapid growth in the number of people cosplaying as a hobby since 1990 has made the phenomenon a significant aspect of popular culture in Japan and some other parts of Asia and in the Western world. The most popular form of presenting a cosplay publicly is by wearing it to a fan convention. Multiple conventions dedicated to anime and manga, comics, TV shows, video games, science fiction, and fantasy may be found all around the world. Cosplay-centered conventions include Cosplay Mania in the Philippines and EOY Cosplay Festival in Singapore.