Off the back of a random comment (and a few months later then maybe planned) I got to shoot with the awesome @iainkpoole
and in what ended up being a short space of time, he's managed to get some great shots of my female predator.
I love this character. A friend of mine put me on the path of the Dark Horse comics AvP character Machiko Noguchi. She's pretty badass. And she makes me feel pretty badass.
I've been asked a few times why I pick the characters I do. And the majority of it is picking people I relate to on some level. I feel it's easier to cosplay characters I kind of understand... and currently, she feels empowering.
What about you guys - who is your favourite character to portray?
"You know I am something twisted and wrong, and that terrifies you"
Ok I got too excited to wait till Halloween! (Plus its a break from Valkyrie for a bit...) So here's my wip of a genderbend Batman who Laughs. She needs a bit of work - but I might just be adding her to my cosplay cupboard...
(Swipe to see the original image btw)
"All right. Here’s the deal. I’ll listen to you till this is empty..."
Still got some work to do before Valkyrie goes to a con - but here's one of her pissed with a Gyrocopter... A photo you didn't know you needed till now.
📷 Barry Barraclough
📷 Ragnarok 🗡️
Let me tell you a secret. I really struggled with my Valkyrie build. I rebuilt things, painted and stripped colour, had to leave it and come back to it numerous times before leaving it too late and being in a panic. Late nights and early mornings, I was still gluing parts of it at the shoot...It isn't finished. No where near.
Also, I usually hate having my photo taken. I feel awkward and often don't like the results. But these guys are all so great at making you feel relaxed - it becomes easier and easier to get into character
Had a great time today with our team of Ragnarok cosplayers today! Here's a cheeky little unedited peek of what's to come
#ragnarok #thor #thorragnarok #revengers #hela #valkyrie #tessathompson #fight #cosplay #cosplaygirl #womenofcosplay #photoshoot #bts
One of the first photos I got back from MCM. Machiko needs a bit of an update (helmet, blades, a bit of extra armour and a shoulder canon) but she's coming back out on Sunday for a shoot with @iainkpoole
Did you guys know I'm part of the @ukpredators
clan? Hopefully be hunting with them again soon!
I made a thing ❤️
First foray into carving wood, and I'm incredibly pleased with how Dragonfang has turned out...
A Valkyrie is coming soon 😍
🎭18 months in✂️
LONG POST ALERT 🙄 So I've made more cosplays then I thought! I didn't realise that when I put this photo together; I've been cosplaying now for around 18 months. And I thought I'd take a moment to mention that I cosplay on a budget, and although it doesn't always go as planned, I'm fairly pleased with how these have all turned out...
°Lady Deadpool - my first cosplay. Lycra and pleather I already owned. Took a day to make the suit. Guns plus paint - £7. Unicorn - £6
°Catwoman - bodysuit made from Qatar airways sleeper suits (essentially airline PJ's) I already owned. Plether for hat - already owned. Gloves, boots, glasses and whip - £20
°Beauxbaton - the first time I bought fabric for a cosplay. Less then £15. Hat - £3 (took a few days to wrestle in to shape). Shoes - £2. Paint - pre owned.
°Gamora - facepaint plus other bits for make-up was less then £10. Dress - £3. Tights - £2. Numerous bottles of hair dye - £5 total (now have a wig)
°Machiko - my most expensive both financially and in time making. Can't remember the exact breakdown but around £80-£90 for all necessary materials. My first attempt at armour making.
°Jasmine - £12 for the outfit. £2 for the headband. A few hours to alter bits and pieces.
°Anamaria - hat £4 (a couple of hours to weather it). Shirt was free. Trousers - £2. Shoes and scarf I already owned. (Belt on loan 😂)
What would you guys want to see more of?!
#cosplay #cosplaygirl #costume #handmade #character #deadpool #catwoman #harrypotter #gamora #predator #jasmine #anamaria
Good friend @cosplaydad_uk
is running a giveaway ( #cosplaydad2kgiveaway
congrats on the numbers 😍) and it honestly got me thinking about my dream cosplays... I've got 2 😉
Screen accurate Tia Dalma from POTC (because, pirates.)
Genderbend Batman who Laughs
I honestly don't know when I might get either of these done - if ever. But they are the dream 👌
Entering just because this girl is awesome (and I want a blank poster...) Go give this girl a follow if you don't already because she's just damn cool @kizuki_cosplay #kizuki5k
Always fascinated by Rick Genest. His look, his story were intriguing... But more and more, we're seeing mental health being pushed into the media with the sad news someone didn't feel they could go any further. .
We've all got our demons, everyone has trouble at one time or another. I would hate to think that anyone I knew felt they couldn't talk to someone :( if you need to talk, rant or just be stupid to release some internal angst - reach out to someone ❤️
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #bekindalways #reachout #zombieboy #rickgenest