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No. 153 - A-Kon Photoshoot Instructions

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 4, 2014, 7:18 PM



All Cosplay models that are working with me, meet up at the NORTH MAIN ENTRANCE of the Hilton Anatole for your photoshoot scheduled time. Live by this moto; Early is On Time, On Time is Late. We'll be moving and shooting quick as we only have realistically about 45 minutes together and I have a lot of gear to setup between shoots. We'll find a spot we like, setup, shoot and move to another if we have too. Weather permitting, your shots will be outdoors unless you request indoor only. Just let me know when you show up. Indoor WILL be crowded and I may be limited in my shoot setup. I want to keep your background as clutter free of people as possible and I may be unable to do that in this hotel. I have not shot here before and don't know the layout but I have heard the nightmares of how overcrowded it gets. If you are not up front when I arrive I will wait for 15 minutes after your appointment time. If you do not show I walk. If you are going to be late, send a runner to tell me and I will stick around. The attached picture is what I will basically look like, expect I will probably have light stands and umbrellas thrown over my shoulder too. 

Things you can do to maximize your time with me:
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o - Come with some pose ideas. We'll do your poses first then I'll take over.
o - Come with reference photos if you want to recreate a scene.
o - Bring a friend with you to help hold your stuff or better yet, HELP ME. I may need a reflector monkey or a light stand grip while we shoot.
o - GET SLEEP. Do not come to your shoot with 2 hours of sleep in you because you partied all night or stayed up until 6am sewing.  I can only photoshop so much!

Let's MAKE some pictures! See you all at the con!

Kuragiman-ME by Kuragiman


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COSPLAY BAN LIST:
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o Naruto (Don't cry!  Ninjas shouldn't be photographed anyway!  RIGHT!?)
o Bleach (@_@  I am a human!  NOT A DOG!  Why is EVERYTHING in this series BLACK AND WHITE!?)
o Deathnote (Shinigami, yes!   Dude in a white sweat shirt and blue jeans, NO!)
o Homestuck (...Grey...  Why is EVERYTHING grey!?)
o D.Greyman (This suffers from Bleach BLACK & WHITE syndrome!)
o FMA (I need to see proof that your Edward outfit didn't come from Hot Topic before I'll shoot it!)
o Organization 13 from Kingdom Hearts (@_@ NO MORE!  These guys make me want to kill myself with their EMO dress style!)
o *HETALIA*  (@_@   Sorry guys and gals but this sucker has worn out it's welcome at my studio.   I am taking a break from Hetalia based stuff.  Unless it is a mind blowingly awesome alternate version please DO NOT ask.  I will kill myself with a spoon and make you WATCH!  If this is your sort of thing I WON'T let you watch!  Suffer!)
o Crap Yanked out of your closet or bought at Walmart(insert other clothing store here).
o CRAP period.  @_@   Make sure you put your best effort into your cosplay.   Represent!  Don't end up as fodder for Haters!

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HELL YES LIST:
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o All things Evangelion, especially things that start with Asuka and end in Asuka!
o Most anything from The Old School anime days;  Ranma, Bubblegum Crisis, Ah!My Goddess, etc.)
o Cowboy Bebop is LOVE.  Show me the LOVE!
o Yoko from Gurren Lagann because DAAAAaaaaaamnnnnn....   *_*
o Anything intricate and detailed (Fantasy armor, Sci-Fi Marine armor, etc.)
o Soul Caliber goodness, or any character from most fighting games like Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Blazblue, etc.
o Superheroes, be they DC, Marvel or Image based characters!
o Anything that can turn my head and make me go wow or drool on myself!


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It is time to rotate out the Cosplayer Spotlight and this time the lamp is setting on the lovely and talented :iconsinnocentcosplay: who I have worked with for a few years now.  Besides being breathtakingly beautiful, she is *THE* Sailor Moon of America.   She is hands down, the best Sailor Moon cosplayer I've worked with in my ten years of doing cosplay photography.   Click on her little avatar above and head on over to her page to check out her other work and go check her VBLOG on YouTube, especially because I am featured as a guest on the latest one (shameless plugging for the win!).   Also, run over to Otakuhigh and check out her question/answer interview from me to learn even more about this wonderful cosplayer!   Without further adieu, some samples of her work!  ENJOY! 

Sailor Moon - Midnight Prayer by Kuragiman Tsukimi - What Are You Looking At? by Kuragiman Chi - A Step Above by Kuragiman Sailor Moon - By The Light Of The Moon by Kuragiman





Being a Cosplay photographer, I not only enjoy taking pictures but enjoy seeing what other photographers have brought to the table.  Below is an ever growing sampling of some of the best cosplay photos I have found on Deviant Art.  Enjoy!

Yoko: Body Pillow by Julika-hime I'll save our ferngully by Ryoko-demon Highwind by CaptainMiles I dont know what youve heard by is-teh-lurvz Yoko in the shade by Ellarcy Fred Weasley - Reflection by Des-Henkers-Braut Battle Angel 1 by allison-rose Urd Cosplay 1 by Julika-hime A Quick Snap by sandlvlan <da:thumb id="149138501"/> MACROSS 7 - Holy Lonely Light by mintochuu What are you thinking about? by Majin-sama shooting18 by transience-of-life MIRA by Giorgiacosplay .hack GU : Shino by gya-inc .hack GU : Haseo by gya-inc "It is you" by YaoJin Lets Go Rider Sting by hellsign Fierce Demon by Weatherstone BLACK CAT BACK IN ACTION by Giorgiacosplay BlizzCon: Draenei RP2 by JessicaDru Turks by sandlvlan Tifa Cos02 by sandlvlan The Face of Revenge by CatoKusanagi MAGNIFICON: tsubasa: rc 013 by sqadac Lovely Angels return by IchigoKitty Resting after the water temple by GingerAnneLondon Winnowill by Adella Kamael by macross-n Joker - Cosplay by Yazzmin Fai Cosplay - Finished by Malindachan Angel Sanctuary: Cosplay 6 by Akusesu Lizakura 1st Photoshoot - 1 by CatoKusanagi




This list is subject to change as I get closer to the con dates and determine my financial situation.  Here is the list as it currently stands:

All-Con 2014 - CONFIRMED- March 13-16 - www.all-con.org/
A-Kon 25 - CONFIRMED- June 6-8, 2014 - www.a-kon.com/
AnimeFest - CONFIRMED - Aug. 15-18, 2014 - animefest.org/
MechaCon - CONFIRMED - Aug. 1-3, 2014 - www.mechacon.com/



  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Batman; The Creep Crusader
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: Kawaii Complex
  • Playing: EQ Landmark
  • Eating: Pringles
  • Drinking: Water

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Kuragiman
Brian Navy
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United States
Current Residence: Fort Worth, Texas
Favourite genre of music: J-Pop, Techno, Eurotrance, Movie Scores
Favourite photographer: Skypirate and Mabaroshi
Operating System: Winblows XP
MP3 player of choice: WinAMP
Favourite cartoon character: Asuka Langley Soryu... My LOVE! I would date with you!
Personal Quote: "It's all in the reflexes baby..."
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Kuragiman:iconkuragiman:
*squeaks like a dog and hides under the sheets* RAWRRRs are scary unless they come with hugs!
Sun Jan 12, 2014, 11:58 AM
Cosplayer-Angel:iconcosplayer-angel:
RAWRRR! To THE GREAT KURAGIMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fri Oct 12, 2012, 2:34 AM
Kuragiman:iconkuragiman:
<3
Sat Sep 1, 2012, 7:56 PM
BunnyAyumi:iconbunnyayumi:
<3
Sat Sep 1, 2012, 6:35 AM
Kuragiman:iconkuragiman:
Cuz I has the highest priced air guitar evah!
Sun Jan 22, 2012, 1:33 PM
SinnocentCosplay:iconsinnocentcosplay:
Y U ROCK SO MUCH?!
Wed Dec 28, 2011, 11:58 AM
Kuragiman:iconkuragiman:
A-KON COMETH!
Tue May 31, 2011, 3:43 PM
Kuragiman:iconkuragiman:
Thanks Eden! ^_^ You are supah smexy Morrigan!~
Tue May 10, 2011, 3:23 PM
OoEdenXoO:iconooedenxoo:
Aw Man! I wish I was going to A-kon. You're an awesome Photographer btw! ^_^
Mon May 2, 2011, 7:19 PM
UsagiHimeChan:iconusagihimechan:
SO EXCITED ABOUT SLOT SIGH UPS FOR A-KON! <3
Thu Apr 28, 2011, 6:52 PM
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