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October 16, 2012 8:49 AM   Subscribe

Photographer Senen Llanos likes profiles and costumes, so why not combine them both with The Faces Of New York Comic Con 2012 Part 2. (via)
posted by The Whelk (16 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love the Zangief who appears to just be a shirtless guy who looks like Zangief.
posted by kenko at 8:56 AM on October 16, 2012


That's a really good Davesprite. Also a good Kurloz, but ugh, Kurloz. :-/
posted by Sokka shot first at 9:14 AM on October 16, 2012


I love the Zangief who appears to just be a shirtless guy who looks like Zangief.

That's Mike Fass. He played Zangief in CollegeHumor.com's Street Fighter: The Later Years (and was really funny).
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:16 AM on October 16, 2012


These are great -- and my favorite thing about them is that these people put so much time into their costumes that they deserve a photographic reminder that isn't taken with somebody else's cell phone.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:16 AM on October 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


I wish all cosplay photographs were like this, or at least, every convention/gathering had the opportunity to be photographed in this manner.
posted by Atreides at 9:53 AM on October 16, 2012


Nice idea, but I have to say those side views and lack of a full body shot are not that appealing from the perspective from another photographer. With the title "the faces of ComicCon" it makes sense, however.
posted by jinkoh at 10:13 AM on October 16, 2012


thank you for posting this and framing/tagging it properly. I thought about making my own FPP with it but 1) I know next to nothing about cosplay OR comics and 2) I was sorely short of time this morning and thus could not do it justice. It needed something a bit more pithy than "zomg look pretty pictures!". I actually posted it on MeCha hoping someone like yourself could pick it up and do a better job, and I was not disappointed :)
posted by lonefrontranger at 10:25 AM on October 16, 2012


At Comic Con today, I went as Black Cat. Follow up.
posted by P.o.B. at 11:24 AM on October 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


Nice idea, but I have to say those side views and lack of a full body shot are not that appealing from the perspective from another photographer. With the title "the faces of ComicCon" it makes sense, however.

I'm the Dr. Doom in Part 2, so here are a few from the front if you'd like to see them (though taken on my ipad and not nearly as nice as the one in the link).
posted by Sangermaine at 11:32 AM on October 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was in costume at NYCC but I didn't get much photo-love, as far as I know. I think my big mistake was not being a busty young woman.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 1:13 PM on October 16, 2012


Oh man, I hope Egg Shen isn't there, or there could be big trouble.
posted by homunculus at 3:01 PM on October 16, 2012


"This is what I considered the most complete original cosplay I saw. It's a shame so many details got lost in my style of photography, but I was very impressed by how natural everything seemed."

Yeah, the idea of "fan dancing female Captain America" could be pretty damn awesome. Shame you didn't take a more legible photo and link to it to satisfy the curiosity this caption created.
posted by egypturnash at 6:53 PM on October 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Shame you didn't take a more legible photo and link to it to satisfy the curiosity this caption created.

To be fair, they did include a citation to a website.

Some google later produced this.
posted by mikurski at 9:33 PM on October 16, 2012


gratuitous poorly shot self-link
posted by The Whelk at 9:35 PM on October 16, 2012


Re: P.o.B.'s Black Cat story.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:03 PM on October 18, 2012


Cosplay related: How the MMU Kinda Broke My Life.
posted by The Whelk at 12:15 PM on October 27, 2012


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