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Maya 01
Time for more Maya! This is my favourite shot of the set, by far - Keane did an amazing job with tricky lighting and weather on the day, and a picky client :P As a photographer myself I am hugely fussy and quite annoying to have as a client, so big thank you for being so patient!

There's a lot of bits of this costume I'm not super happy with, but I love this set of photos so much : ) Highly recommend Capturing Heartbeats as an awesome ambient light photographer!

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Uranus and Neptune 01

HAPPY DAYS EVERYONE here is the first shot by Brett Stanley Photography of sailor lovebirds Haruka and Michiru! I'm so excited to share these photos with you guys, Brett is an amazing artist and I'm so stoked with the images. Fairie Tails and I jumped in the pool for our first underwater shoot in mid December, I made the costumes for us on a pretty tight deadline so we'd have suits to wear that wouldn't be water damaged - they're all matte lycra, fully lined, with batting for the shoulder and hip rolls. The skirts and hip roll are caught into the suit so it's a single garment - this was a huge pain, but I figured this would be easier to deal with underwater; they're literally just dance leotards/fancy togs.

The tiaras, brooches, sword and mirror are worbla from Worbla New Zealand Ltd, I skipped the usual PVA primer so they'd hold up underwater. I used black worbla for a smoother finish, and it worked out great! I did use polyfilla on the sword to get it looking a bit less rushed (I ended up with this shoot and one other deadline very close together) but under a few layers of paint and clearcoat there's no sign of any water damage.

Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune - Static Cosplay and Fairie Tails
Image and edit by Brett Stanley Photography of The Underwater Photographer

Elyos Scout 01
Long time no posting! I finished this costume back in June for Akiba-Con in Auckland, and me and my partner won first place :D This costume is definitely one of my favourites, and I had to opportunity to shoot in Poland with Studio Zahora which was even better! I love these photos so much <3 <3 <3

Tunic is pleather and silk with worbla used to create the gold trim, antlers are worbla over foam, daggers are urethane resin and took a ridiculous amount of time to finish :|

Model, costume, makeup, props: :iconstatic-sidhe:
Hey everyone - my first book is finally up for preorder! 82 page full-colour, laminated hardcover book of photos of NZ cosplayers from all over the country :) Pre-orders close March 20th, and every preorder comes with a free A3 folded poster of your choice :)…



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benny-pasta Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
glad someone other than me is still cosplaying here XD
olivegbg Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for adding 'Aveline' to your favorites! :D
BadgerHales Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, awesome work you have done. Nice job with the cosplay book. Great to see people making the effort in NZ.

I'm a hobbyist photographer based in Wellington & Auckland. 
I'm really interested in cosplay photography. Could you point me in any directions for collaborating with NZ cosplayers?

static-sidhe Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Hi Dylan! Thanks :D I'd check out the CNZ facebook group and introduce yourself there. A lot of photographers post and make a general inquiry about shoots and who's interested, with mixed results, but I'd recommend asking individuals directly as well. A lot of the time people seem respond well to a general call but not actually follow through, I think just because most of us are super disorganised! You'll have more luck asking people directly :) There are quite a lot of cosplayers in Welly, and HEAPS in Aucks, so start with the fb group and check out the cosplay new zealand tag on tumblr as well. I spam that tag a lot though, so apologies in might have to do some sifting through all my crap! But yeah, basically just ask people :P Just a heads up though, cosplayers are usually NOT models, and very frequently need a lot of direction. Bear that in mind, or you might end up pretty frustrated (I don't know what you're used to - ignore if not applicable).

CNZ facebook group (you'll need to request an invite)…
CNZ tumblr (lots of cosplayers featured here)
CNZ forums
BassMunkee Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave!
static-sidhe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
exilir-of-life Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice Aela costume! Love 
static-sidhe Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Thank you! :)
exilir-of-life Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome! Wink/Razz 
lou2209 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
heyy thanks for the fav :>
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