During Anime California, however, my friends and I had a mini photo shoot! I've never really modeled before; if anything I'm mostly behind the camera. The only photo shoot I've ever done was for AX Maid Cafe and that was more of a group one so a solo cosplay shoot was super different! Luckily, it was just my friends and I so it wasn't as intimidating. It was actually really fun and I hope to do more as my cosplay life progresses!
I was cosplaying as Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan/Shigeki No Kyojin. I was obsessed with her ever since I started that series so I aggressively had the need to cosplay her! Hahaha!
Attack on Titan is basically set in a universe where the world is overtaken by these unknown giants that caused destruction and eat humans called titans. Mikasa is basically one of the best Survey Corps soldiers on there and fights against them to save whats left of humanity. She's pretty serious most of the time but she's so badass and strong! GAAHH! She's just so cool (>u<)
Even though I really loved this character, it was really hard for me to cosplay as her because our personalities and our looks are so different. Mikasa is athletic female body perfection along with being very cool and collected effortlessly and I'm just a silly little chubby bunny who has no clue what she's ever doing. It was really difficult yet kind of relieving not to smile, but regardless I think my shots came out pretty well.
(My friend, Diana, and I made our Attack On Titan costumes ourselves since we didn't trust the sizing to the ones online. She was Sasha Braus but unfortunately she couldn't make it to this convention with me D; She did most of the sewing since I don't own a machine yet but we made it all even down to making home-made Survey Corps patches!)
My friend, Caleb, was our great photographer for that day. He's usually more known for his work in dance (instagram: @calebsan) but he dabbles in other arts too. Haha. I did the editing for these shots here! Some of them are still in their original format too. The process of playing around in photoshop made me miss photography as well. Especially since I've improved a lot and learned more about graphic design I think I want to go back to practicing. This shot is particularly my favorite.
It's about a week after and I already have another cosplay project at hand. Ahhhhh~! Stay tuned! Hehe c:
Feel free to comment or give me feedback on this cosplay as well! Any input helps me get better!