These beautiful historical costumes in Rose Hill Manor Park are brought to you by the powerhouse couple behind In The Long Run Designs. Gloria and Mike do historical costuming, cosplay, and photography. They also have a charming Etsy Store featuring historical jewelry from the 18th and 19th centuries.
On a chilly day in January, a beautiful Belle told me she was working on a Yasha Cosplay. I patiently waited for the cosplay to be done. And, of course, while we were making plans to meetup at a D.C. Cosplay group event with other Critical Role fans COVID happened and ruined everyones life.
Viking LARP couple photos? Count me IN! I am here to make cosplay couples, historical couples, themed couples, offbeat couples (whatever you want to call them) the next “trend” in photography. When Piper mentioned that she and her husband have Viking live action role playing costumes, I basically made them come take photos with me.
More couples in costume. That’s all I want in this world. Really. And, maybe, for the world to get it together. I met Alyssa and Emely at a D.C. Cosplay Photo event back in March (pre-pandemic). They were dressed as anime characters. Forgive me, but I don’t remember the anime. BUT, point is I thought they were super cute. When I asked if they … Read More Renaissance Couple Photoshoot, West Virginia: Alyssa and Emely
Click, click, click. I was doing what we all do when we scroll through Netflix, looking at the images attached to the show to see if I wanted to *actually* watch any of them. When it comes to TV, I tend to judge a show by its cover. Violet Evergarden stopped me mid-scroll, which is hard to accomplish. I was immediately drawn in by … Read More Violet Evergarden Cosplay Photoshoot
There’s a great group in the D.C. Metro Area for photographers and cosplayers called D.C. Cosplay Photo Shoots. Every month they host a meetup, at a different location, for photographers and cosplayers to connect. It’s always so much fun! This year, my New Years’ Resolution was to attend every monthly meeting. So, I kicked off January with a bang. Blue Valley Vineyard was a … Read More Cosplay Photography: Blue Valley Vineyard Edition
I’m always looking to photograph me some cosplay. I met Jennifer (aka @thenext.jeneration on all things social) after putting out a call for help when my cosplay calendar was empty. She delivered with a beautiful Princess Margaret Cosplay from the The Crown during cherry blossom season (swoon). BUT, that’s not what this is about. This is about Harry Potter, Gryffindor, and Jen’s amazing costuming … Read More Harry Potter cosplay with a historical costuming twist
In an effort to push my introverted self out of my comfort zone, and to get better posing people quickly, I went to a D.C. Cosplay Photo Shoots meeting at Rockledge Mansion in Occoquan, Virginia. It’s a beautiful historical mansion right in downtown Occoquan. If you’re looking for a historical venue to throw a kickass historical costumed themed wedding, check this place out! And … Read More Cosplay Photography: Rockledge Mansion
It seems my blog is getting full of cosplay photography. I’m ok with that. Katsucon is the second convention I have gone to, and I always leave with a great impression of the cosplay community. Everyone is so nice and welcoming. When someone bumps into you, they turn around and apologize. Weird, right? I’ve been to plenty of concerts where that does not happen.
I’ve always loved fantasy novels, games, art, anything really. I’m obsessed with Brandon Sanderson novels, Zelda, and mythology. I found out about the world of cosplay after watching a short-lived show on the SyFy network called “Heroes of Cosplay.” I think they brought something similar back recently, but I haven’t watched it. Anyways, I was amazed by the level of skill and artistry that … Read More Cosplay Photography: Leesburg, Virginia