With so many mediums and titles to choose from, I'm often impressed cosplayers can ever make decisions about who or what they want to cosplay. If I were to make a wish list without thinking about budgetary or skill constraints, it would have at least a dozen characters. I'd probably have to narrow my selections down to one area, like Star Wars films or something—sort of like how Smirka Cosplay mostly sticks to the worlds of video games. Behold, this World of Warcraft ensemble:
Blackhand (World of Warcraft) | Photo by Joye and Waffles
Besides the challenges of wearing the Blackhand costume, I'm also curious about how she transports and stores it. I'm convinced most cosplayers have closets that are bigger on the inside, a la the TARDIS.
More of Smirka's impressive work is included in the gallery below. You'll find another World of Warcraft character and a couple of looks from League of Legends. You can view her entire portfolio and keep up with her latest projects by following her on Facebook and Instagram.
Do you cosplay or take photographs of cosplayers? Then I want to see your work so we can talk about highlighting your creations in a future Cosplay Friday gallery. If you're interested, please get in touch with me at [email protected] and send hi-res photos you'd like me to feature. Be sure to provide credits for the cosplayers or photographers for each image because giving credit is good manners--bonus points if you include links to relevant Facebook pages or websites. Though I wish I knew all the geek franchises, I don't, so please let me know who or what is being cosplayed.
Featured Image: Joye and Waffles