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Cancer.   It has devastated my family more than once in the past.   My step father just finished his fight with it, successfully.    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are front line warriors in the race for the cure and they are getting so close.    It's time to give them what they need to get to the finish line.

The Light Up The Night event is an epic way to do this.   Below is a link to my donation page.  Donate whatever you can and let's stomp this disease out!  On Nov. 6th I will be taking the Lantern walk with my Team at work and with survivors I hold near and dear.   I'll be putting my photography skills to work there too to capture the moment.   Thank you for your support!  It means a lot!

pages.lightthenight.org/ntx/Da…
  • Listening to: Parade of Lights
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: True Blood
  • Playing: Steel Beasts 4.0
  • Eating: Slimfast
  • Drinking: Water

No 158 - Hitbox.TV Streaming Tomorrow

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 4, 2015, 8:27 PM

It's been a while hasn't it viewers? Well we are getting ready for a lot of cosplay photo action. To get ourselves ready for the onslaught we're going to be brushing up on our Photoshop skills on live streaming tomorrow on Hitbox.TV and I'll be hanging out with Sinnocent Cosplay on the webz camera action! So come join us both for a few hours of cosplay photo magic. Streaming will be live @ 3pm CST Sunday the 5th. We'll start pre-streaming 15 minutes prior to give everyone a chance to settle in! We hope to see you there!

www.hitbox.tv/kuragiman



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

No. 156 - Twitch TV Live Steaming - 9/14

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 14, 2014, 4:42 PM



I will be live steaming tonight at 7pm CST working on more photos of Bunny Ayumi as Alielle from El-Hazzard and might even make it to a new set staring Vette Velocity. Come join me for an evening of photos, music and general insanity!

www.twitch.tv/kuragiman


=================
COSPLAY BAN LIST:
=================
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!

==============
HELL YES LIST:
==============
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!


:iconcrescentbunny: :iconbunnyayumi: :iconmandyneko: :iconconcolor22: :iconkatiehobbit: :iconadella: :iconpockyfairy: :iconyoshidaeri: :iconpockypants: :iconstrayangelxdemon: :iconamandaurban: :iconpwyllarcher: :iconzanderyurami: :iconex-shadow: :iconkagitsune: :iconfirefly-path: :iconzappaslave: :iconwindofthestars::iconlil-krn-yuna: :iconkawaiikumo: :iconakuriko: :iconflying-fox: :iconjocelynada: :iconspace-invader: :icontaeliac: :iconlilylighting: :iconastachan: :iconalaraleongod: :icontheshiningpolaris: :iconaerithreborn: :iconmotokokisaragi: :iconblackmagealodia: :iconseraphically: :iconakuriko: :iconthe-cosplay-scion: :iconbianka: :iconbandeau: :iconichankobayashi: :iconmahoganydream: :iconmalindachan: :icontheprincesszelda: :iconlikovacs: :iconicequeenserenity: :icongingerannelondon: :iconinkylink: :iconwindnstorm: :iconsenrisasaki: :iconichigokitty: :iconsketch-faggot: :iconsweete: :iconmanamorimoto: :iconalissapeekaboo: :iconcupcake-rufflebutt: :iconkimberlyniccals: :iconhezachan: :iconashmatic: :iconblissfulthinking: :iconsanctuarymemory: :iconallicia1: :icondisdainful-loni: :iconmeagan-marie: :icon1insignificantangel: :iconthesnowdrifter: :iconpancake-mix: :iconboudica9: :iconjohtleeli-stock: :iconjacemoore: :iconbehindinfinity: :iconsacredflamingheart: :iconhikarisukuru: :iconsheikah-ness: :icondarling-poe: :iconsabrea: :iconkailana-sama: :iconthemuffalow: :iconnayruasukei: :iconyukilefay: :iconfaeandmerfolk: :icontakumy: :iconoritzer: :iconkiotoko-solo: :icondarth-sunshine: :iconcaptainmiles: :iconfreya-cosplay: :iconratty08: :iconaeronaut-dreamer: :iconscooby1977: :iconangelsamui: :iconthe-sushi-monster: :iconmaridah: :iconastachan: :iconladytezra: :iconyurai-cosplay: :iconlethargic-angel: :iconmanazeal: :iconmexicanime: :iconcatzilerella: :iconskasumi: :iconderekscorp: :iconotakitty: :iconbeautifuldreamer1289: :iconmajin-sama: :iconsizzing: :icongundamfamiglia: :iconkashinorei: :iconbellatrixaiden: :iconaurarinoa: :iconkamekazewatermelon: :iconjenjenplum: :icontwinfools: :iconangrymarshmallow: :iconizaya-chan: :iconredragon257: :iconparker-stark: :iconkawaii-shuichi: :iconlividdoll: :iconenasni-v: :icondigitalduckie: :iconrevengeful-lobster: :iconkagomeyasha: :iconis-teh-lurvz: :iconai-rika: :iconbluster-squall: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconjinxed-jem: :iconscore6: :iconhopie-chan: :iconsinnocentcosplay: :iconrybusryo: :iconwindaria: :iconpixiekitty: :iconbabybubble2346: :iconmiss-marquin: :iconamazonmandy: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconzhenya-chan: :iconsumikins: :iconjulika-hime: :iconbangbangneko: :iconannaky: :iconillascriptor: :iconourladyeofparis: :icondeathwrathangel: :icongalactic-yousei: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconblack---butterfly: :iconetaru: :iconpuchyslove: :iconraffi-nyaunyau: :iconharukaplanetpower: :iconvampbeauty: :iconpitafish: :iconcrystalgraziano:





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!

<da:thumb id="163103610"/> 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 <da:thumb id="138267124"/> A Quick Snap by sandlvlan <da:thumb id="149138501"/> MACROSS 7 - Holy Lonely Light by mintochuu What are you thinking about? by Majin-sama <da:thumb id="125201282"/> 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 Yazmoogle 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/



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

No. 155 - AnimeFest 2014 Photoshoot Sign Ups

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 8, 2014, 4:16 PM



Shoots are 45 minutes long.   Unless stated, shoots will be outside in the heat.  Be hydrated.  Meet up is in the HOTEL outside the cafe that faces the Cancer Survivors Plaza.   Please see the Ban List and Hell Yes lists below before signing up.  And for the love of all that is Holy... DO NOT show up to your shoot with 1 hour of sleep in you.  I am not in the business of shooting zombies unless it's Left 4 Dead or High School of the Dead!  :)

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FRIDAY
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12pm -  
1pm -
2pm -
3pm -
4pm -
5pm -

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SATURDAY
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1pm -
2pm -
3pm -
4pm -
5pm -

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SUNDAY
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11am -
12pm -
1pm -
2pm -
3pm -
4pm -
5pm -


Things you can do to maximize your time with me:
======================================
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


=================
COSPLAY BAN LIST:
=================
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!

==============
HELL YES LIST:
==============
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!


:iconcrescentbunny: :iconbunnyayumi: :iconmandyneko: :iconconcolor22: :iconkatiehobbit: :iconadella: :iconpockyfairy: :iconyoshidaeri: :iconpockypants: :iconstrayangelxdemon: :iconamandaurban: :iconpwyllarcher: :iconzanderyurami: :iconex-shadow: :iconkagitsune: :iconfirefly-path: :iconzappaslave: :iconwindofthestars::iconlil-krn-yuna: :iconkawaiikumo: :iconakuriko: :iconflying-fox: :iconjocelynada: :iconspace-invader: :icontaeliac: :iconlilylighting: :iconastachan: :iconalaraleongod: :icontheshiningpolaris: :iconaerithreborn: :iconmotokokisaragi: :iconblackmagealodia: :iconseraphically: :iconakuriko: :iconthe-cosplay-scion: :iconbianka: :iconbandeau: :iconichankobayashi: :iconmahoganydream: :iconmalindachan: :icontheprincesszelda: :iconlikovacs: :iconicequeenserenity: :icongingerannelondon: :iconinkylink: :iconwindnstorm: :iconsenrisasaki: :iconichigokitty: :iconsketch-faggot: :iconsweete: :iconmanamorimoto: :iconalissapeekaboo: :iconcupcake-rufflebutt: :iconkimberlyniccals: :iconhezachan: :iconashmatic: :iconblissfulthinking: :iconsanctuarymemory: :iconallicia1: :icondisdainful-loni: :iconmeagan-marie: :icon1insignificantangel: :iconthesnowdrifter: :iconpancake-mix: :iconboudica9: :iconjohtleeli-stock: :iconjacemoore: :iconbehindinfinity: :iconsacredflamingheart: :iconhikarisukuru: :iconsheikah-ness: :icondarling-poe: :iconsabrea: :iconkailana-sama: :iconthemuffalow: :iconnayruasukei: :iconyukilefay: :iconfaeandmerfolk: :icontakumy: :iconoritzer: :iconkiotoko-solo: :icondarth-sunshine: :iconcaptainmiles: :iconfreya-cosplay: :iconratty08: :iconaeronaut-dreamer: :iconscooby1977: :iconangelsamui: :iconthe-sushi-monster: :iconmaridah: :iconastachan: :iconladytezra: :iconyurai-cosplay: :iconlethargic-angel: :iconmanazeal: :iconmexicanime: :iconcatzilerella: :iconskasumi: :iconderekscorp: :iconotakitty: :iconbeautifuldreamer1289: :iconmajin-sama: :iconsizzing: :icongundamfamiglia: :iconkashinorei: :iconbellatrixaiden: :iconaurarinoa: :iconkamekazewatermelon: :iconjenjenplum: :icontwinfools: :iconangrymarshmallow: :iconizaya-chan: :iconredragon257: :iconparker-stark: :iconkawaii-shuichi: :iconlividdoll: :iconenasni-v: :icondigitalduckie: :iconrevengeful-lobster: :iconkagomeyasha: :iconis-teh-lurvz: :iconai-rika: :iconbluster-squall: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconjinxed-jem: :iconscore6: :iconhopie-chan: :iconsinnocentcosplay: :iconrybusryo: :iconwindaria: :iconpixiekitty: :iconbabybubble2346: :iconmiss-marquin: :iconamazonmandy: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconzhenya-chan: :iconsumikins: :iconjulika-hime: :iconbangbangneko: :iconannaky: :iconillascriptor: :iconourladyeofparis: :icondeathwrathangel: :icongalactic-yousei: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconblack---butterfly: :iconetaru: :iconpuchyslove: :iconraffi-nyaunyau: :iconharukaplanetpower: :iconvampbeauty: :iconpitafish: :iconcrystalgraziano:





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!

<da:thumb id="163103610"/> 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 <da:thumb id="138267124"/> A Quick Snap by sandlvlan <da:thumb id="149138501"/> MACROSS 7 - Holy Lonely Light by mintochuu What are you thinking about? by Majin-sama <da:thumb id="125201282"/> 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 Yazmoogle 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/



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

No. 154 - MechaCon Sign-Ups and Instructions

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2014, 5:29 PM



Okay, MechaCon is in like 2 days... >.>  @_@     And Um... I kind did sign-ups on my Facebook Fan Page this year but as it turns out...  people are either asleep on Facebook or really don't give two craps if I take photos of them.   This is lucky for my DeviantArt cosplay watchers who are going to MechaCon this year.   I have slots left open!    Saturday is completly destroyed.  Don't ask.   Half of the day is taken up with cosplay competition work but I have some Friday and Sunday slots open.

FRIDAY:
=======
10am -
12pm -
 2pm -
 3pm -
 4pm -

SUNDAY:
========
9am - 
11am - 
3pm -
4pm - 

Meet up will be in the front hotel lobby near the escalators.  I am hard to miss.  See photo below.  Early is on time!  On time is late!  Live by this motto!   Sorry for the late post.  I will assign slots up to 9am tomorrow morning.   So reply quickly.   First come first serve.   Anything after 9am and I won't be able to help you as I will be on a plane at that point and my schedule will be final.

Things you can do to maximize your time with me:
======================================
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


=================
COSPLAY BAN LIST:
=================
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!

==============
HELL YES LIST:
==============
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!


:iconcrescentbunny: :iconbunnyayumi: :iconmandyneko: :iconconcolor22: :iconkatiehobbit: :iconadella: :iconpockyfairy: :iconyoshidaeri: :iconpockypants: :iconstrayangelxdemon: :iconamandaurban: :iconpwyllarcher: :iconzanderyurami: :iconex-shadow: :iconkagitsune: :iconfirefly-path: :iconzappaslave: :iconwindofthestars::iconlil-krn-yuna: :iconkawaiikumo: :iconakuriko: :iconflying-fox: :iconjocelynada: :iconspace-invader: :icontaeliac: :iconlilylighting: :iconastachan: :iconalaraleongod: :icontheshiningpolaris: :iconaerithreborn: :iconmotokokisaragi: :iconblackmagealodia: :iconseraphically: :iconakuriko: :iconthe-cosplay-scion: :iconbianka: :iconbandeau: :iconichankobayashi: :iconmahoganydream: :iconmalindachan: :icontheprincesszelda: :iconlikovacs: :iconicequeenserenity: :icongingerannelondon: :iconinkylink: :iconwindnstorm: :iconsenrisasaki: :iconichigokitty: :iconsketch-faggot: :iconsweete: :iconmanamorimoto: :iconalissapeekaboo: :iconcupcake-rufflebutt: :iconkimberlyniccals: :iconhezachan: :iconashmatic: :iconblissfulthinking: :iconsanctuarymemory: :iconallicia1: :icondisdainful-loni: :iconmeagan-marie: :icon1insignificantangel: :iconthesnowdrifter: :iconpancake-mix: :iconboudica9: :iconjohtleeli-stock: :iconjacemoore: :iconbehindinfinity: :iconsacredflamingheart: :iconhikarisukuru: :iconsheikah-ness: :icondarling-poe: :iconsabrea: :iconkailana-sama: :iconthemuffalow: :iconnayruasukei: :iconyukilefay: :iconfaeandmerfolk: :icontakumy: :iconoritzer: :iconkiotoko-solo: :icondarth-sunshine: :iconcaptainmiles: :iconfreya-cosplay: :iconratty08: :iconaeronaut-dreamer: :iconscooby1977: :iconangelsamui: :iconthe-sushi-monster: :iconmaridah: :iconastachan: :iconladytezra: :iconyurai-cosplay: :iconlethargic-angel: :iconmanazeal: :iconmexicanime: :iconcatzilerella: :iconskasumi: :iconderekscorp: :iconotakitty: :iconbeautifuldreamer1289: :iconmajin-sama: :iconsizzing: :icongundamfamiglia: :iconkashinorei: :iconbellatrixaiden: :iconaurarinoa: :iconkamekazewatermelon: :iconjenjenplum: :icontwinfools: :iconangrymarshmallow: :iconizaya-chan: :iconredragon257: :iconparker-stark: :iconkawaii-shuichi: :iconlividdoll: :iconenasni-v: :icondigitalduckie: :iconrevengeful-lobster: :iconkagomeyasha: :iconis-teh-lurvz: :iconai-rika: :iconbluster-squall: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconjinxed-jem: :iconscore6: :iconhopie-chan: :iconsinnocentcosplay: :iconrybusryo: :iconwindaria: :iconpixiekitty: :iconbabybubble2346: :iconmiss-marquin: :iconamazonmandy: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconzhenya-chan: :iconsumikins: :iconjulika-hime: :iconbangbangneko: :iconannaky: :iconillascriptor: :iconourladyeofparis: :icondeathwrathangel: :icongalactic-yousei: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconblack---butterfly: :iconetaru: :iconpuchyslove: :iconraffi-nyaunyau: :iconharukaplanetpower: :iconvampbeauty: :iconpitafish: :iconcrystalgraziano:





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!

<da:thumb id="163103610"/> 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 <da:thumb id="138267124"/> A Quick Snap by sandlvlan <da:thumb id="149138501"/> MACROSS 7 - Holy Lonely Light by mintochuu What are you thinking about? by Majin-sama <da:thumb id="125201282"/> 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 Yazmoogle 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/



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

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:
======================================
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


=================
COSPLAY BAN LIST:
=================
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!

==============
HELL YES LIST:
==============
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!


:iconcrescentbunny: :iconbunnyayumi: :iconmandyneko: :iconconcolor22: :iconkatiehobbit: :iconadella: :iconpockyfairy: :iconyoshidaeri: :iconpockypants: :iconstrayangelxdemon: :iconamandaurban: :iconpwyllarcher: :iconzanderyurami: :iconex-shadow: :iconkagitsune: :iconfirefly-path: :iconzappaslave: :iconwindofthestars::iconlil-krn-yuna: :iconkawaiikumo: :iconakuriko: :iconflying-fox: :iconjocelynada: :iconspace-invader: :icontaeliac: :iconlilylighting: :iconastachan: :iconalaraleongod: :icontheshiningpolaris: :iconaerithreborn: :iconmotokokisaragi: :iconblackmagealodia: :iconseraphically: :iconakuriko: :iconthe-cosplay-scion: :iconbianka: :iconbandeau: :iconichankobayashi: :iconmahoganydream: :iconmalindachan: :icontheprincesszelda: :iconlikovacs: :iconicequeenserenity: :icongingerannelondon: :iconinkylink: :iconwindnstorm: :iconsenrisasaki: :iconichigokitty: :iconsketch-faggot: :iconsweete: :iconmanamorimoto: :iconalissapeekaboo: :iconcupcake-rufflebutt: :iconkimberlyniccals: :iconhezachan: :iconashmatic: :iconblissfulthinking: :iconsanctuarymemory: :iconallicia1: :icondisdainful-loni: :iconmeagan-marie: :icon1insignificantangel: :iconthesnowdrifter: :iconpancake-mix: :iconboudica9: :iconjohtleeli-stock: :iconjacemoore: :iconbehindinfinity: :iconsacredflamingheart: :iconhikarisukuru: :iconsheikah-ness: :icondarling-poe: :iconsabrea: :iconkailana-sama: :iconthemuffalow: :iconnayruasukei: :iconyukilefay: :iconfaeandmerfolk: :icontakumy: :iconoritzer: :iconkiotoko-solo: :icondarth-sunshine: :iconcaptainmiles: :iconfreya-cosplay: :iconratty08: :iconaeronaut-dreamer: :iconscooby1977: :iconangelsamui: :iconthe-sushi-monster: :iconmaridah: :iconastachan: :iconladytezra: :iconyurai-cosplay: :iconlethargic-angel: :iconmanazeal: :iconmexicanime: :iconcatzilerella: :iconskasumi: :iconderekscorp: :iconotakitty: :iconbeautifuldreamer1289: :iconmajin-sama: :iconsizzing: :icongundamfamiglia: :iconkashinorei: :iconbellatrixaiden: :iconaurarinoa: :iconkamekazewatermelon: :iconjenjenplum: :icontwinfools: :iconangrymarshmallow: :iconizaya-chan: :iconredragon257: :iconparker-stark: :iconkawaii-shuichi: :iconlividdoll: :iconenasni-v: :icondigitalduckie: :iconrevengeful-lobster: :iconkagomeyasha: :iconis-teh-lurvz: :iconai-rika: :iconbluster-squall: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconjinxed-jem: :iconscore6: :iconhopie-chan: :iconsinnocentcosplay: :iconrybusryo: :iconwindaria: :iconpixiekitty: :iconbabybubble2346: :iconmiss-marquin: :iconamazonmandy: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconzhenya-chan: :iconsumikins: :iconjulika-hime: :iconbangbangneko: :iconannaky: :iconillascriptor: :iconourladyeofparis: :icondeathwrathangel: :icongalactic-yousei: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconblack---butterfly: :iconetaru: :iconpuchyslove: :iconraffi-nyaunyau: :iconharukaplanetpower: :iconvampbeauty: :iconpitafish: :iconcrystalgraziano:





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!

<da:thumb id="163103610"/> 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 <da:thumb id="138267124"/> A Quick Snap by sandlvlan <da:thumb id="149138501"/> MACROSS 7 - Holy Lonely Light by mintochuu What are you thinking about? by Majin-sama <da:thumb id="125201282"/> 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 Yazmoogle 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/



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

No. 152 AKon Photoshoot SignUps Open

Journal Entry: Tue May 20, 2014, 4:03 PM



Got wiped out pretty good by the pre-shoot slot sign ups but I still have lots open on Sunday and a few things for Friday and Saturday.

Shoots are generally 60 minutes long. That's 45 minutes of shooting and 15 minutes of travelling around and image review. Time slots will be starting at the 10am hour and going until the 6pm hour. Night shoots can be requested but it better be something epic and appropriate to really crappy night lighting.

Please consult the HELL YES and HELL NO lists below before you ask for a slot. If your cosplay appears in the HELL NO list don't bother asking unless you want to pay me for my time. Sorry. I am no longer interested or never was interested in those shows/characters. There are like a million cosplay photographers now a days. I am sure you can find someone willing to shoot those things.

Expect anywhere from 10-30 shots from your shoot. It depends on how inspired I am/you are and if things are clicking between us. Make sure you bring your A game. Meet up is typically in the hotel lobby. This hotel is new to me and while I have scouted the area from orbit using Google maps I don't know much about the hotel layout other than 'it's crowded/it sucks". If you KNOW this place and KNOW where you want to shoot, tell me. If not, we'll go on a hunt.

When signing up PLEASE sign up using your preferred cosplay handle, character name and series name.

Good luck everyone!

FRIDAY SLOTS OPEN:
====================
10am - 
4pm -

SATURDAY SLOTS OPEN:
========================
BOOKED SOLID

SUNDAY SLOTS OPEN:
=====================
10am - 
11am - 
12pm - 
1pm - 
2pm - 
4pm - 
5pm - 


=================
COSPLAY BAN LIST:
=================
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!

==============
HELL YES LIST:
==============
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!


:iconcrescentbunny: :iconbunnyayumi: :iconmandyneko: :iconconcolor22: :iconkatiehobbit: :iconadella: :iconpockyfairy: :iconyoshidaeri: :iconpockypants: :iconstrayangelxdemon: :iconamandaurban: :iconpwyllarcher: :iconzanderyurami: :iconex-shadow: :iconkagitsune: :iconfirefly-path: :iconzappaslave: :iconwindofthestars::iconlil-krn-yuna: :iconkawaiikumo: :iconakuriko: :iconflying-fox: :iconjocelynada: :iconspace-invader: :icontaeliac: :iconlilylighting: :iconastachan: :iconalaraleongod: :icontheshiningpolaris: :iconaerithreborn: :iconmotokokisaragi: :iconblackmagealodia: :iconseraphically: :iconakuriko: :iconthe-cosplay-scion: :iconbianka: :iconbandeau: :iconichankobayashi: :iconmahoganydream: :iconmalindachan: :icontheprincesszelda: :iconlikovacs: :iconicequeenserenity: :icongingerannelondon: :iconinkylink: :iconwindnstorm: :iconsenrisasaki: :iconichigokitty: :iconsketch-faggot: :iconsweete: :iconmanamorimoto: :iconalissapeekaboo: :iconcupcake-rufflebutt: :iconkimberlyniccals: :iconhezachan: :iconashmatic: :iconblissfulthinking: :iconsanctuarymemory: :iconallicia1: :icondisdainful-loni: :iconmeagan-marie: :icon1insignificantangel: :iconthesnowdrifter: :iconpancake-mix: :iconboudica9: :iconjohtleeli-stock: :iconjacemoore: :iconbehindinfinity: :iconsacredflamingheart: :iconhikarisukuru: :iconsheikah-ness: :icondarling-poe: :iconsabrea: :iconkailana-sama: :iconthemuffalow: :iconnayruasukei: :iconyukilefay: :iconfaeandmerfolk: :icontakumy: :iconoritzer: :iconkiotoko-solo: :icondarth-sunshine: :iconcaptainmiles: :iconfreya-cosplay: :iconratty08: :iconaeronaut-dreamer: :iconscooby1977: :iconangelsamui: :iconthe-sushi-monster: :iconmaridah: :iconastachan: :iconladytezra: :iconyurai-cosplay: :iconlethargic-angel: :iconmanazeal: :iconmexicanime: :iconcatzilerella: :iconskasumi: :iconderekscorp: :iconotakitty: :iconbeautifuldreamer1289: :iconmajin-sama: :iconsizzing: :icongundamfamiglia: :iconkashinorei: :iconbellatrixaiden: :iconaurarinoa: :iconkamekazewatermelon: :iconjenjenplum: :icontwinfools: :iconangrymarshmallow: :iconizaya-chan: :iconredragon257: :iconparker-stark: :iconkawaii-shuichi: :iconlividdoll: :iconenasni-v: :icondigitalduckie: :iconrevengeful-lobster: :iconkagomeyasha: :iconis-teh-lurvz: :iconai-rika: :iconbluster-squall: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconjinxed-jem: :iconscore6: :iconhopie-chan: :iconsinnocentcosplay: :iconrybusryo: :iconwindaria: :iconpixiekitty: :iconbabybubble2346: :iconmiss-marquin: :iconamazonmandy: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconzhenya-chan: :iconsumikins: :iconjulika-hime: :iconbangbangneko: :iconannaky: :iconillascriptor: :iconourladyeofparis: :icondeathwrathangel: :icongalactic-yousei: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconblack---butterfly: :iconetaru: :iconpuchyslove: :iconraffi-nyaunyau: :iconharukaplanetpower: :iconvampbeauty: :iconpitafish: :iconcrystalgraziano:





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!

<da:thumb id="163103610"/> 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 <da:thumb id="138267124"/> A Quick Snap by sandlvlan <da:thumb id="149138501"/> MACROSS 7 - Holy Lonely Light by mintochuu What are you thinking about? by Majin-sama <da:thumb id="125201282"/> 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 Yazmoogle 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/



  • Listening to: Batman; The Creep Crusader
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: Attack on Titan
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Pringles
  • Drinking: Water

No. 151 - I Have A Studio Now!

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 6, 2014, 2:09 PM



So I converted my apartment into a photography studio and had my first photoshoot this weekend with two excellent models;  :iconbunnyayumi: and :iconpillowds:     We spent roughly 10 hours on our feet shooting and I am giggling like a school girl at the results.   I feel like I finally crossed over the line from hobbyist to professional.    I'll be posting photos from the weekend shoot over the next few days.    These photos were just 'practice' for the real deal coming up next weekend when my studio setup is complete.   I didn't have all my lights yet.   HURRY UP AMAZON.COM!   I need my stuffs!

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COSPLAY BAN LIST:
=================
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:
==============
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!


:iconcrescentbunny: :iconbunnyayumi: :iconmandyneko: :iconconcolor22: :iconkatiehobbit: :iconadella: :iconpockyfairy: :iconyoshidaeri: :iconpockypants: :iconstrayangelxdemon: :iconamandaurban: :iconpwyllarcher: :iconzanderyurami: :iconex-shadow: :iconkagitsune: :iconfirefly-path: :iconzappaslave: :iconwindofthestars::iconlil-krn-yuna: :iconkawaiikumo: :iconakuriko: :iconflying-fox: :iconjocelynada: :iconspace-invader: :icontaeliac: :iconlilylighting: :iconastachan: :iconalaraleongod: :icontheshiningpolaris: :iconaerithreborn: :iconmotokokisaragi: :iconblackmagealodia: :iconseraphically: :iconakuriko: :iconthe-cosplay-scion: :iconbianka: :iconbandeau: :iconichankobayashi: :iconmahoganydream: :iconmalindachan: :icontheprincesszelda: :iconlikovacs: :iconicequeenserenity: :icongingerannelondon: :iconinkylink: :iconwindnstorm: :iconsenrisasaki: :iconichigokitty: :iconsketch-faggot: :iconsweete: :iconmanamorimoto: :iconalissapeekaboo: :iconcupcake-rufflebutt: :iconkimberlyniccals: :iconhezachan: :iconashmatic: :iconblissfulthinking: :iconsanctuarymemory: :iconallicia1: :icondisdainful-loni: :iconmeagan-marie: :icon1insignificantangel: :iconthesnowdrifter: :iconpancake-mix: :iconboudica9: :iconjohtleeli-stock: :iconjacemoore: :iconbehindinfinity: :iconsacredflamingheart: :iconhikarisukuru: :iconsheikah-ness: :icondarling-poe: :iconsabrea: :iconkailana-sama: :iconthemuffalow: :iconnayruasukei: :iconyukilefay: :iconfaeandmerfolk: :icontakumy: :iconoritzer: :iconkiotoko-solo: :icondarth-sunshine: :iconcaptainmiles: :iconfreya-cosplay: :iconratty08: :iconaeronaut-dreamer: :iconscooby1977: :iconangelsamui: :iconthe-sushi-monster: :iconmaridah: :iconastachan: :iconladytezra: :iconyurai-cosplay: :iconlethargic-angel: :iconmanazeal: :iconmexicanime: :iconcatzilerella: :iconskasumi: :iconderekscorp: :iconotakitty: :iconbeautifuldreamer1289: :iconmajin-sama: :iconsizzing: :icongundamfamiglia: :iconkashinorei: :iconbellatrixaiden: :iconaurarinoa: :iconkamekazewatermelon: :iconjenjenplum: :icontwinfools: :iconangrymarshmallow: :iconizaya-chan: :iconredragon257: :iconparker-stark: :iconkawaii-shuichi: :iconlividdoll: :iconenasni-v: :icondigitalduckie: :iconrevengeful-lobster: :iconkagomeyasha: :iconis-teh-lurvz: :iconai-rika: :iconbluster-squall: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconjinxed-jem: :iconscore6: :iconhopie-chan: :iconsinnocentcosplay: :iconrybusryo: :iconwindaria: :iconpixiekitty: :iconbabybubble2346: :iconmiss-marquin: :iconamazonmandy: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconzhenya-chan: :iconsumikins: :iconjulika-hime: :iconbangbangneko: :iconannaky: :iconillascriptor: :iconourladyeofparis: :icondeathwrathangel: :icongalactic-yousei: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconblack---butterfly: :iconetaru: :iconpuchyslove: :iconraffi-nyaunyau: :iconharukaplanetpower: :iconvampbeauty: :iconpitafish: :iconcrystalgraziano:





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!

<da:thumb id="163103610"/> 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 <da:thumb id="138267124"/> A Quick Snap by sandlvlan <da:thumb id="149138501"/> MACROSS 7 - Holy Lonely Light by mintochuu What are you thinking about? by Majin-sama <da:thumb id="125201282"/> 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 Yazmoogle 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/



  • Listening to: Say Somethign by Victoria Justice
  • Reading: The Bible
  • Watching: Mystery Science Theater 3000
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Pringles
  • Drinking: Water

No. 150 - Name My Camera

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 1, 2014, 8:20 AM



The new camera system is arriving in just a few days.   I have a bad habit of naming my expensive stuff.   My computers have names.  My car has a name.    The new Canon 70D shall require a name and you dear readers shall name her.   It must be a female name because for some reason we guys always name our stuff after girl names.   Maybe it's our secret desire to have a harem?   I don't know!    Leave your name suggestions down in the comments section below!

My first convention I will be going to after being away for almost a year and a half is All-Con in Addison, Texas.   I will only be there Saturday and maybe Sunday depending on how good the cosplay selection is.   I already have some shoots lined up for Saturday.   This is my practice run to help knock all the rust and dust off these bones.    I am also going to probably spend a ridiculous amount of my time learning to do video work.   Cosplay videos shall be forth coming.

And on the BOOOOOO side of things.   I was recently diagnosed with Diabetes.   BOOOOOOOOOO!    However, in the last 6 weeks since being told that you will probably be sticking a needle in your body every day for the rest of your life if you don't fix it, I am happy to report that I have lost 13 lbs. now, I exercise every other day for a full hour 600-800 calorie burn and I stopped putting garbage food and soda pop in my mouth.     Just this small weight shift and the drugs I am on has brought my Blood Sugar from 303 (DEADLY) to an average of 106 (NORMAL).   My blood pressure has gone from 180/120 (DEADLY) to 118/70 (PERFECT).    I had been praying and praying to God to get me motivated to finally lose weight and keep it off.   My prayer was answered with Diabetes.    Nothing can get you motivated quicker than being told you will have to shove a needle in your body for life.    I said, no thanks.    I know it sounds weird that God would answer a prayer in such a fashion but He knows EXACTLY what each of us needs to get going and this has got me going and I'm not stopping now.      I have another 85 lbs. to lose and the doc says I can do it easily in the next 2 years or less if I keep on doing what I am doing.  INSPIRED!    *booty dance twerking*

=================
COSPLAY BAN LIST:
=================
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!

==============
HELL YES LIST:
==============
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!


:iconcrescentbunny: :iconbunnyayumi: :iconmandyneko: :iconconcolor22: :iconkatiehobbit: :iconadella: :iconpockyfairy: :iconyoshidaeri: :iconpockypants: :iconstrayangelxdemon: :iconamandaurban: :iconpwyllarcher: :iconzanderyurami: :iconex-shadow: :iconkagitsune: :iconfirefly-path: :iconzappaslave: :iconwindofthestars::iconlil-krn-yuna: :iconkawaiikumo: :iconakuriko: :iconflying-fox: :iconjocelynada: :iconspace-invader: :icontaeliac: :iconlilylighting: :iconastachan: :iconalaraleongod: :icontheshiningpolaris: :iconaerithreborn: :iconmotokokisaragi: :iconblackmagealodia: :iconseraphically: :iconakuriko: :iconthe-cosplay-scion: :iconbianka: :iconbandeau: :iconichankobayashi: :iconmahoganydream: :iconmalindachan: :icontheprincesszelda: :iconlikovacs: :iconicequeenserenity: :icongingerannelondon: :iconinkylink: :iconwindnstorm: :iconsenrisasaki: :iconichigokitty: :iconsketch-faggot: :iconsweete: :iconmanamorimoto: :iconalissapeekaboo: :iconcupcake-rufflebutt: :iconkimberlyniccals: :iconhezachan: :iconashmatic: :iconblissfulthinking: :iconsanctuarymemory: :iconallicia1: :icondisdainful-loni: :iconmeagan-marie: :icon1insignificantangel: :iconthesnowdrifter: :iconpancake-mix: :iconboudica9: :iconjohtleeli-stock: :iconjacemoore: :iconbehindinfinity: :iconsacredflamingheart: :iconhikarisukuru: :iconsheikah-ness: :icondarling-poe: :iconsabrea: :iconkailana-sama: :iconthemuffalow: :iconnayruasukei: :iconyukilefay: :iconfaeandmerfolk: :icontakumy: :iconoritzer: :iconkiotoko-solo: :icondarth-sunshine: :iconcaptainmiles: :iconfreya-cosplay: :iconratty08: :iconaeronaut-dreamer: :iconscooby1977: :iconangelsamui: :iconthe-sushi-monster: :iconmaridah: :iconastachan: :iconladytezra: :iconyurai-cosplay: :iconlethargic-angel: :iconmanazeal: :iconmexicanime: :iconcatzilerella: :iconskasumi: :iconderekscorp: :iconotakitty: :iconbeautifuldreamer1289: :iconmajin-sama: :iconsizzing: :icongundamfamiglia: :iconkashinorei: :iconbellatrixaiden: :iconaurarinoa: :iconkamekazewatermelon: :iconjenjenplum: :icontwinfools: :iconangrymarshmallow: :iconizaya-chan: :iconredragon257: :iconparker-stark: :iconkawaii-shuichi: :iconlividdoll: :iconenasni-v: :icondigitalduckie: :iconrevengeful-lobster: :iconkagomeyasha: :iconis-teh-lurvz: :iconai-rika: :iconbluster-squall: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconjinxed-jem: :iconscore6: :iconhopie-chan: :iconsinnocentcosplay: :iconrybusryo: :iconwindaria: :iconpixiekitty: :iconbabybubble2346: :iconmiss-marquin: :iconamazonmandy: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconzhenya-chan: :iconsumikins: :iconjulika-hime: :iconbangbangneko: :iconannaky: :iconillascriptor: :iconourladyeofparis: :icondeathwrathangel: :icongalactic-yousei: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconblack---butterfly: :iconetaru: :iconpuchyslove: :iconraffi-nyaunyau: :iconharukaplanetpower: :iconvampbeauty: :iconpitafish: :iconcrystalgraziano:





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!

<da:thumb id="163103610"/> 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 <da:thumb id="138267124"/> A Quick Snap by sandlvlan <da:thumb id="149138501"/> MACROSS 7 - Holy Lonely Light by mintochuu What are you thinking about? by Majin-sama <da:thumb id="125201282"/> 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 Yazmoogle 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/



  • Listening to: Oblivion OST by M83
  • Reading: Shadowrun 5th Edition
  • Watching: Ghost in the Shell; SAC
  • Playing: RIFT
  • Eating: Pringles
  • Drinking: Water

No. 149 - MechaCon Announcement

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 20, 2014, 9:32 AM



Just a quick announcement that I am really excited about!   The owners of MechaCon, the very best convention in the state of Louisiana, has asked me to come back and be their official convention photographer!  *dances*   I really love it there despite the melting humidity and heat!   It is one of the best run conventions in the United States.   The only other convention I have been to that is run as smoothly is Anime Central in Chicago.

For those of you attending MechaCon in cosplay that want a shoot, you'll need to wait a while before I can say yeah or nay.   As the official guy, I have to do event shooting which leaves limited time for slots on each day of the convention.   As we get closer to MechaCon I'll know what free time I have.   As slots will be limited, I really need you to bring your A game if you are going to step up for a shoot.  If you are cosplaying from my BAN list below please do not inquire about a shoot.   I really just have no desire left to shoot these things.   Sorry folks!   If I don't like something the end result will be half hearted photos and I don't want to give you half of my best.   On the flip side, I added a HELL YES list.  If your cosplay character is on this list, BRING IT ON!

Also, I got to sit down with one of my favorite cosplayers that does a VBLOG and get my interview on.   *points*  WATCH!  LISTEN!  CRACK UP!   Click it!  You cannot resist!  My swirly eyes compel you!  @_@

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB2ENi…

=================
COSPLAY BAN LIST:
=================
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 (A white sweat shirt and blue jeans?  @_@)
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!

==============
HELL YES LIST:
==============
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!


:iconcrescentbunny: :iconbunnyayumi: :iconmandyneko: :iconconcolor22: :iconkatiehobbit: :iconadella: :iconpockyfairy: :iconyoshidaeri: :iconpockypants: :iconstrayangelxdemon: :iconamandaurban: :iconpwyllarcher: :iconzanderyurami: :iconex-shadow: :iconkagitsune: :iconfirefly-path: :iconzappaslave: :iconwindofthestars::iconlil-krn-yuna: :iconkawaiikumo: :iconakuriko: :iconflying-fox: :iconjocelynada: :iconspace-invader: :icontaeliac: :iconlilylighting: :iconastachan: :iconalaraleongod: :icontheshiningpolaris: :iconaerithreborn: :iconmotokokisaragi: :iconblackmagealodia: :iconseraphically: :iconakuriko: :iconthe-cosplay-scion: :iconbianka: :iconbandeau: :iconichankobayashi: :iconmahoganydream: :iconmalindachan: :icontheprincesszelda: :iconlikovacs: :iconicequeenserenity: :icongingerannelondon: :iconinkylink: :iconwindnstorm: :iconsenrisasaki: :iconichigokitty: :iconsketch-faggot: :iconsweete: :iconmanamorimoto: :iconalissapeekaboo: :iconcupcake-rufflebutt: :iconkimberlyniccals: :iconhezachan: :iconashmatic: :iconblissfulthinking: :iconsanctuarymemory: :iconallicia1: :icondisdainful-loni: :iconmeagan-marie: :icon1insignificantangel: :iconthesnowdrifter: :iconpancake-mix: :iconboudica9: :iconjohtleeli-stock: :iconjacemoore: :iconbehindinfinity: :iconsacredflamingheart: :iconhikarisukuru: :iconsheikah-ness: :icondarling-poe: :iconsabrea: :iconkailana-sama: :iconthemuffalow: :iconnayruasukei: :iconyukilefay: :iconfaeandmerfolk: :icontakumy: :iconoritzer: :iconkiotoko-solo: :icondarth-sunshine: :iconcaptainmiles: :iconfreya-cosplay: :iconratty08: :iconaeronaut-dreamer: :iconscooby1977: :iconangelsamui: :iconthe-sushi-monster: :iconmaridah: :iconastachan: :iconladytezra: :iconyurai-cosplay: :iconlethargic-angel: :iconmanazeal: :iconmexicanime: :iconcatzilerella: :iconskasumi: :iconderekscorp: :iconotakitty: :iconbeautifuldreamer1289: :iconmajin-sama: :iconsizzing: :icongundamfamiglia: :iconkashinorei: :iconbellatrixaiden: :iconaurarinoa: :iconkamekazewatermelon: :iconjenjenplum: :icontwinfools: :iconangrymarshmallow: :iconizaya-chan: :iconredragon257: :iconparker-stark: :iconkawaii-shuichi: :iconlividdoll: :iconenasni-v: :icondigitalduckie: :iconrevengeful-lobster: :iconkagomeyasha: :iconis-teh-lurvz: :iconai-rika: :iconbluster-squall: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconjinxed-jem: :iconscore6: :iconhopie-chan: :iconsinnocentcosplay: :iconrybusryo: :iconwindaria: :iconpixiekitty: :iconbabybubble2346: :iconmiss-marquin: :iconamazonmandy: :icondaydreamernessa: :iconzhenya-chan: :iconsumikins: :iconjulika-hime: :iconbangbangneko: :iconannaky: :iconillascriptor: :iconourladyeofparis: :icondeathwrathangel: :icongalactic-yousei: :iconeclecticmaniac: :iconblack---butterfly: :iconetaru: :iconpuchyslove: :iconraffi-nyaunyau: :iconharukaplanetpower: :iconvampbeauty: :iconpitafish: :iconcrystalgraziano:





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!

<da:thumb id="163103610"/> 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 <da:thumb id="138267124"/> A Quick Snap by sandlvlan <da:thumb id="149138501"/> MACROSS 7 - Holy Lonely Light by mintochuu What are you thinking about? by Majin-sama <da:thumb id="125201282"/> 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 Yazmoogle 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 - Tentative - March 13-16 - www.all-con.org/
A-Kon 25 - Tentative - 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/



  • Listening to: Oblivion OST by M83
  • Reading: Shadowrun 5th Edition
  • Watching: Ghost in the Shell; SAC
  • Playing: RIFT
  • Eating: Pringles
  • Drinking: Water

No. 148 - Out of Retirement

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 5, 2014, 4:41 PM



*cracks knuckles, pops neck* &nbsp;Well, I lied. &nbsp;Sue me. &nbsp; I am coming out of retirement because so many people have asked me too and the dark depression that was ruling my life at the time with the loss of my finances, destroyed fiances, loathing of my job and the general decline of life around me has been defeated by a return to God's good graces, a better job, a much better paying job and damn it, I miss taking photos of awesome cosplay, pretty girls and studly dudes.

With that said, I am not returning to the life of a beaten to death Cameko Convention Hopper. &nbsp; &nbsp;I will not be doing 15 photoshoots a day at conventions at present. &nbsp; Right now, I will pick and choose my battles. &nbsp; The first thing that is getting done is the calendar project that Bunny Ayumi and I started working on until I got stupid and solid off everything I own that was photo related. &nbsp; &nbsp;My new rig will be in my hands come this spring. &nbsp;I am going to start rolling with a Canon 70D and my old faithful 24-70mm 2.8L lens and 580ex Flashgun setup. &nbsp; This gives me the ability to finally make cosplay music videos that Youtube can strip the music out of. &nbsp;Yeah YouSuck! &nbsp; &nbsp;This is something I've always wanted to try long before others made it sexy on the Tube.

And also, I am will no longer be completely free to utilize to the general cosplay populace. &nbsp; If I have not worked with you in the past and you want a photoshoot from me at a convention bring me 1 MILLLLLLLLLLION dollars. &nbsp;Okay, maybe not that much, but something. &nbsp;I have not decided on a pay scale just yet but It won't be much I promise. &nbsp; &nbsp;I can hear people groaning already, 'HE'S CHARGING!?' &nbsp; &nbsp;Yes. &nbsp; Because my work isn't done when I click the shutter button. &nbsp; Anyone who knows my work, knows I will sit in the digital darkroom for hours making sure your photos are as perfect as possible and most people get anywhere from 15-40 photos out of a shoot from me depending on how on fire we are that day. &nbsp; That's a lot of work to be handing out for free. &nbsp; If you don't like this, there are plenty of photographers to choose from, many who will not charge you a cent. &nbsp; I, am no longer one of them. &nbsp; I have expenses. &nbsp;I am providing a normally very expensive service for cheap. &nbsp;Hotel rooms aren't free. &nbsp; Airplane tickets to conventions aren't free. &nbsp; Gotta off set costs a little bit.

If I have worked with you and I enjoy what you do, congratulations, you are Grand Fathered in. &nbsp;I won't charge people I know and love. &nbsp; However, donations are never rejected *grin* &nbsp; Okay! &nbsp; Look forward to getting back to work! &nbsp;PEACE!

In the mean time, I will be posting all the work I did at the end of 2012 that I never posted because I didn't have the heart to do it anymore.  Enjoy the flood!




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