Category: Checked In: Cosplayers In Their Hotel Rooms


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Dragon*Con 2012 – Checked In: Cosplayers In Their Hotel Rooms

This was the first Dragon*Con where I, myself, wore a costume!  (Yes.  This happened.  And it was awesome.)  Other cosplayers probably could have told me that this would not play well with my over-ambitious plans to photographs some 17+ costumes over the course of the weekend, but I didn’t ask.  As it turned out, my own fun (and an unfortunate encounter with a strobe light) cut my shooting plans short, and I only wound up making new Checked In photos on Friday.  I’m SUPER sad to have missed out on the great costumes I was supposed to photograph on Sunday, but I’m veryveryveryVERY thankful to the 7 Friday folks who so graciously invited me into their hotel rooms!  It was a lot of fun to photograph some new characters and work with some incredibly talented costumers!


Harrison/Volpin Props in armor from Skyrim


Lauren in the red robe from Journey


Lindze as Maleficent from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty


James as a Xenomorph from Alien


Han & Valerie as Ashitaka and Princess Mononoke from Princess Mononoke


Emily in the white robe from Journey


Alyssa/Propped Up Creations as Urdnot Wrex from Mass Effect

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Momocon 2012 – Checked In: Cosplayers In Their Hotel Rooms

This was my first Momocon, and it TOTALLY delivered!  This is just a sampling of the photos I made at Momocon, an “anime, gaming, comic, costuming, sci-fi convention” here in Atlanta.  Thank you to all the fabulous cosplayers who welcomed me into their hotel rooms, and BIG thanks to Erin, Justin, and Dan for being my light-makers!  I also have to give a shout-out to Momocon on Facebook, who so graciously let me post a model-call on their page.  You guys ROCK.


Parson as a marine from Battlestar Galactica


Trinity as Stocking from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt


Hannah as Death the Kid


Joycelin as Princess Kida from Atlantis


Stephanie as Panty from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt


Alyssa as Kotoko and Haley as Sumomo from Chobits


Samuel as Soul Eater Evans from Soul Eater


Charity as an ancestor from Homestuck


Dylan as Dr. Stein from Soul Eater


Lauren as Fionna from Adventure Time


Amy as Medusa from Soul Eater (with Kaa)


Mikay as God Tier John from Homestuck


Carissa as Russia from Hetalia: Axis of Power


Beth as Meiko from Story of Evil


Jenny as Germany from Hetalia: Axis of Power


Steffaney as Russia, Destinee as Great Britain, and Natasha as America from Hetalia: Axis of Power


Lucky Sevens Craftworks as Seras Victoria from Hellsing


Justin as Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII


Karen as Buttercup from Powerpuff Girls


Caleb as Socks from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt


Amelia as Karkat from Homestuck


Alex as Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic


Courtney as Squall Leonheart from Final Fantasy VIII

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Megacon 2012 – Checked In: Cosplayers In Their Hotel Rooms

I spent this past weekend in Orlando, adding photos to my Checked In series at Megacon. Despite a few hiccups, I got to meet some really great women and came away with some really fun photos! THANK YOU to everyone who followed through and welcomed me into their hotel rooms to shoot; and a special thanks to my sister Ellen for assisting me on Saturday!


Erin as Black Rock Shooter from Black Rock Shooter


Queen Riot as Yurika Misumaru from Nadesico, V1


Abby as Litchi Faye Ling from BlazBlue


Taisa as Hazama from BlazBlue


Valrixa as Strength from Black Rock Shooter


Queen Riot as Leona from King of Fighters


Chelsea as Taokaka from BlazBlue

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AWA 2011 – Checked In: Cosplayers In Their Hotel Rooms

BIG thanks to all you wonderful cosplayers who got up bright and early Saturday morning and let me in to your hotel rooms!  You guys made my morning so fun!  Thanks also to Kelly Winship for being my light-maker for Part II of my Checked In series.  I shot this set with the Canon 5D Mark II and a 24mm f/1.4 lens – and, of course, a bit o’ off-camera light.  :)

These pictures were made at Anime Weekend Atlanta, a Japanese Animation and comics convention held every year here in Atlanta.

Maryanne as Ritsu Tainaka from K-ON!:

David as Yosho from Tenchi Universe:

Cassie as Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier:

Fae as Jade from Mortal Kombat:

Olivia as Alice from Resident Evil:

Ben as Nick from Left4Dead2:

Victoria as Madame Red from Black Butler:

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Dragon*Con 2011 – Checked In: Cosplayers in Their Hotel Rooms

As an Atlanta native, it’s pretty embarrassing to say that I’ve never officially been to Dragon*Con (as in, bought a badge) until this year.  But, since I shoot 20-odd weddings each year, I have to accept that Labor Day weekend is one of THE prime times for folks to get married.  This year was no different, and I shot weddings on both Friday and Saturday.  On Sunday, with 4 hours of sleep, I hauled myself out of bed and actually WENT to Dragon*Con!  Well… sorta.

For the first 6 hours on Sunday I photographed Dragon*Con cosplayers in their hotel rooms.  I love the juxtaposition of the boring ol’ hotel rooms with these brilliant, fantastical costumes!  I had a couple of last-minute dropouts, but I still managed to photograph 13 characters in 6 different hotel rooms AND still have time to enjoy some sushi for lunch.  (Yay!)

Harrison Krix/Volpin Props‘ Thomas Bangalter from Daft Punk:

Kaung as Gambit from X-Men:

Emily as Kasumi Goto from Mass Effect:

Brian in Dieselpunk:

Kyle as The Doctor from Doctor Who:

Hannah as Amy Pond from Doctor Who:

Quentin as Canton Delaware from Doctor Who:

Brad as Rory Williams from Doctor Who:

Mike as Winston Churchill from Doctor Who:

Jax, Christine, and Roger with their Nyan Cat for the Dragon*Con parade:

Bunny as Harley Quinn from Batman:

Dimitry in Dieselpunk:

Lauren as Rogue from X-Men:

See more photos from these shoots HERE on my Flickr page.

BIG thanks to all you creative, inspiring cosplayers who worked with me to get these shoots scheduled, and to my super-fabulous assistant, Dawn!

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