About the photo
This is a portrait of the captain of the 8th squad, Todou Heisuke in his Western military outfit as depicted in Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan. It is a continuation of my experiments to do cosplay portraits mixed with illustrated elements. I've provided thumbnails at the bottom of the description for more examples. About the shoot
First time shooting with Hannah ~Hana181
even though we've known each other forever. (Our whole families are friends with each other.) We just never cosplayed characters from the same series before. Hakuouki was actually just a coincidence, which is why she's in the Western outfit while the rest of us did the traditional Shinsengumi. We'll do something about that later on!
Some of you might recognize this pose from the game art/character sheets. Heisuke's got a bit of a funny, open-mouthed smirk in that illustration, which Hannah had some trouble copying. The solution? The other Shinsengumi and the rest of the team danced behind me as I was taking this photo, to get our little Heisuke to laugh.
That aside, she poses so well! It's just amusing how she kept making whimpering puppy noises when I put eyeliner on her. I put on her eyeliner, drew on those lines on the lower corners of the eyes, and gave her angry boy eyebrows.
I'm aware that in the official artworks, it almost looks like half of Heisuke's brows had been shaved off, but Hannah's mom might kill me if I did that.
I went for a more 'realistic' approach and gave the young captain some boyish eyebrows.
Hannah as Todou Heisuke
photography, makeup, editing and background composition by me
wig styling by Miguel *merkymerx
Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan © Idea Factory