The Cosplay View.
Dragon*Con. Atlanta. 2012. Hyatt Regency: Atrium Tower Lobby.
Ivy Valentine Performance Created Entirely by Cosplay Genius *Belle Chere*!
(and.. just to hopefully put the brakes on ANY possible future comments: yes, I made Belle Chere aware that I was taking her picture from behind. yes, i have other over-the-shoulder-full-body-pictures of her looking right into my camera to prove it. yes, the paparazzi were just as important to the composition of this image as the 2 cosplayers, hence the title “The Cosplay View”, noting how both cosplayers AND photgraphers see the cosplay world. yes, i’ll admit, her beautiful pose from behind was what got me back there in the first place. yes, i think belle chere is one of the two (3?) greatest cosplayers showcasing their art today… thank you)
And I’ll immediately pipe up to say, yes, I knew he was there. As I recall, he explained what he was trying to capture (a photog shooting photogs), and was quite polite in asking permission. This is exactly what to do.
Also, Taki is portrayed by Miss Sinister Cosplay! Also, thank you, sir, for the compliments!
Aaaand I’m pretty sure I’ll be the only one sitting here thinking: “I forgot to consider that the lift of my arms would lift the jacket so high. Patterning fail.”