I met Star Cat at Comikaze and we agreed to set something up for PMX the following weekend. That Sunday, she introduced me to her friend Tora-rin and we spent the subsequent three hours just hanging out and taking pictures!
This was such a fun shoot! Spice and Wolf and Highschool of the Dead are totally unrelated series, but we were just having some fun warming up with these shots.
Saeko loves living on the edge! I’m at a loss for who would win a fight between these two. :O Thoughts?
It turns out that Star is a photographer also, and we wound up passing the camera around. I learned quite a bit just by watching her work!
So much went on during those three epic hours that, including Star’s stuff, I think we wound up doing half a dozen different shoots!
There was way too much head space in this shot and I didn’t want to lose anything off the sides, hence the weird image shape. Should’ve had Tora-rin scootch up a bit, but we kept getting hassled by hotel staff so we had to get out of there.
Tora-rin plays with her sword, which she had recently purchased. Saeko really loves that sword!
If this picture makes you feel uneasy, then I did it right. Otherwise…
Hnnnnng. Stole this angle from Star Cat! Highschool of the Dead was one of my favorite series of 2010 and the cool and collected Saeko was definitely my favorite character from that show. Tora-rin did a great job bringing her to life!
Star Cat cosplayed the haughty wolf harvest deity Holo from Spice and Wolf. Having not seen the series yet (it’s on the list), I needed Star to tell me about the character. Apparently, Holo loves apples!
Star doesn’t generally cosplay female characters so she said she had problems doing “cute” poses. I thought this one was pretty nice!
Holo loves her apples almost as much as Saeko loves her sword. 😉 It took many attempts to get that apple to stay still. xD
It was great fun getting to know these two very talented and lovely ladies, and I learned a lot! Let’s get together again soon!
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