The most exciting cosplay photos showcase the hard work and details cosplayers put into their costumes and the skill of the photographer and photo editor. The photos Sheik, a.k.a. Sheik Chan Cosplay, sent me from her portfolio brought all those elements together in every shot. Sheik is a skilled cosplayer and maker and also knows how to pose to emphasize the awesomeness of her work; she looks like a queen and/or khaleesi in every picture. Case in point, her Maleficent cosplay:
Maleficent, photo by Mike Rollerson Photography
Sheik has been cosplaying since 2007 and makes all her own outfits and accessories. She learned sewing basics from her mother and continues to build her skill sets with each new project. I mean, look at all the textures happening on this Game of Thrones costume:
Daenerys Targaryen, photo by Stephanie Ann
Don’t forget to pay a visit to the gallery just below to see more of Sheik’s work, including her Jubilee and Skyrim ensembles. I’m convinced she makes every costume look epic. You can see further proof for that theory by following her work on Facebook and Instagram.
Do you cosplay or take photos of cosplayers? Then I want to see your portfolio so we can talk about highlighting you in a future Cosplay Friday gallery. If you’re interested, I need you to email me at [email protected] with photos you’d like me to feature and be sure to provide credits for the cosplayers or photographers for each image.
Images: Courtesy of Sheik Cosplay