Photo taken by: BGZ Studios Helmet, Mace, and Chest Logo created by: Skylow Studio
Costume made/modeled by: Kira Kouture, featuring: - custom drape/ pattern drafted top and legging pants - custom altered leather boots and belt - custom built wings
Personal Note: This was my 1st cosplaying costume, created for Dragon Con 2012. It took me a little over a year to make this costume. The wings are the heaviest and most difficult to construct. They weigh about 40 lbs. The quills are hand stitched so they will not fall/break off if someone bumps into them. The rest of the feathers were meticulously glued to make the wings look as real as possible. I lost count after 800 feathers used on the wings. The wings can also move back and forward by the way my upper body is positioned. So if I lean forward, the wings come forward and if I lean back the wings move back. This was part of the construction of the wings so I can move around in tight spaces, like an elevator.
Surprisingly, I have never shot a Black Cat cosplay.. ever. That was the striking motivation for this shoot since Katie approached me to do a shoot with her.
People have called her the Anne Hathaway look alike.. and I won't argue that for a second... and honestly, it has begun talk of a big project this year with Katie which is all a surprise
This shoot was pretty cool.. and quite easy. Why, you say? Because it is done in my basement/storage area of my condo. I didn't have to lug my gear to some place that needed a permit or a place where I couldn't control light.. It was perfect.
Katie was a blast to work with. We collaborated the shots together and her eye and style was very welcomed to the final images.
This was shot with 3 lights - all 3 are CTO gelled since the basement was cluttered with incandescent bulbs.
--------- The first of three new Emma Frost images are live! I have so much to say about this shoot, but right now I want you all to head over to BGZ Studios and take a look at this pic, and make sure to "Like" the page for a chance to win a signed print of this photo!
Check out the full story of this shoot in a full featured video and blog!
Landon, Chris and Matt - thank you so much for your help! You guys are amazing and talented and helped make this happen!
Here is shot #2 of Katie Cosplays as Black Cat at no place other than my storage shed.
This shot required me laying in the floor with my 35MM (MF) in order to grab the scene. Had lights on each side to balance the picture - had some help from a hanging bulb right above Katie's head to add to the yellowish atmosphere.
Which one of the two pictures of Katie is your favorite?
Read the full description of the shoot at my blog! [link]