If the name The Will Box sounds familiar, it’s because his work has been featured at places like Otaku USA magazine, Cosmopolitan, MTV, and more. And if you follow a lot of cosplayers (which I do), you’ve probably seen his signature on photos. He travels to conventions mostly in the pacific northwest and has a particular knack for making cosplay pictures look awesome even if he can’t get away from the convention center. He makes backgrounds work to compliment the cosplay—for example, he has a Judy Hopps cosplayer from Zootopia in front of a parked car. It’s perfect.
Cosplayed by Danquish and Deanna Krahn Sarkar
Cosplayed by Bloodraven Cosplay
And we’re not done. The Will Box has shared a handful of his thoughtful photos with me, and you can see them in the gallery below. When you’re ready to take in more, go to the social medias to keep tabs on The Will Box’s latest work. You can find him at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Pro tip: Flipping through a ton of cosplay pictures is a great tactic when you need a dose of costume inspiration.
Are you a cosplayer or cosplay photographer? I’d like to highlight your portfolio in an upcoming edition of Cosplay Friday. If you’re in, please reach out to me via email at [email protected] Send me the photos you’d like me to feature (with credits for the cosplayers and/or photographers, please), and then I’ll send you back a release form. Easy peasy.
Images: The Will Box