How long have you been cosplaying? It's a question I ask almost every cosplayer I encounter, as it's interesting to learn at what point in their lives people caught the bug. Fairie Tails cosplay, a.k.a. Tails, has been making costumes for around eight years. She started when a friend of hers let her know about a pop culture convention in her area and suggested that Tails should make a costume and attend.
Tails told me, "I saved up for fabric and a bus ticket and away I went. I had no idea it would become such a huge part of my life but I'm glad it did. I love all the aspects of cosplay: the craft, the makeup, the wigs. I especially love bringing characters to life in photoshoots and trying to tell a story through my photos--I'd say that's what I focus on and enjoy the most."
Let's look at some of her costumes, starting with Supergirl:
Supergirl (DC Comics) | Photo by Little-Noise Photography
Tidus (Dissidia: Final Fantasy) | Photo by Little-Noise Photography
Soar down to the gallery to see additional costumes by Tails. You'll see other DC Comics inspired characters like Black Canary and Catwoman, a couple of costumes from Sailor Moon, and more. You can keep tabs on all of her projects by following her on Facebook, Twitter, and/or 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 a photographer, maybe we could focus on your images from a single convention. If you're interested, please get in touch with me at [email protected] and send photos you'd like me to feature--the higher resolution the photos, the better. 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 nerdy franchises, I don't, so please let me know who or what is being cosplayed.
Featured Image: Little-Noise Photography
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