Cosplay Project – Part 1

A while ago I had this crazy idea for a personal project.  Let’s take cosplay characters and put them into situations or scenes that you wouldn’t expect to find them in.  It took a long time before I finally had the time to start shooting it, and that time has come…kind of.  While I had the characters at my disposal, I thought it would be a good idea to shoot them and edit them as normal as well.  Good thing too, I haven’t really had the time lately to go out and shoot the background images I want for the characters you are about to see.


So, I have taken to calling the project now “on and off duty”.  I want all the images to have a film and TV advertising poster feel to them.  They are all being shot as composite images and should be pretty awesome once they are done.  Being the picky bastard that I am, I also refuse to use images in my composites that I haven’t personally shot.  This has many, many advantages, but the one disadvantage with a personal project such as this is time.  I haven’t had the time to get the “off duty” background images I want for these characters.  But, I think you will agree that the “on duty” images are pretty badass anyways!






This is a family of cosplayers known as “The Super Maians“. They came to me with these amazing steampunk variations on DC comic characters.  Needless to say, I thought they were awesome!  We also have some Assassins Creed photos from the day as well, and my over ambitiousness has left me with a shed load of ideas for these guys.  So, here is part 1!  Just a little taster of more to come.


What do you think the “off duty” photos for these characters will be?  Leave your answers in the comments below!

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