Malicious Cosplay and I first met while she was dressed as The Flash , yes the guy (gal in this case) wearing red, with a lighting bolt on the front.  She was dashing around the Louisville Comic Con. You could just feel her excitement and the fact that she could stand walking around in heels on concrete all day… Impressive!!!  Then, she was off to judge the costume contest. -Cons tend to be an extremely busy place.-

Shortly after the event, I received a message asking if I was interested in shooting what she called her No Flutter – Steampunk Cinderella-. Not knowing for sure what she meant,  I immediately went into geek mode and searched the interwebs. Thats when I realized she wanted me to to shoot one of the costumes she constructed that I was ALREADY in love with! I had seen photos of it and just BRAIN FARTED. Now that I know who the original artist/designer is, I immediately started following her online , and you should too!

FUN FACT: While the original art is titled “Steampunk Cinderella”, the artist also states that it is more Rococopunk…after some googling… I agree. I also now am in love with Rococopunk!

During our shoot we kept it super simple. Knowing the location well from a previous shoot,  I shot in an area that I knew would look very theme appropriate. Plus, we would not have to move around to much. I think most of the  shoot was done in a 60 foot radius, making use of the amazing architecture found at the Louisville Water Company Reservoir. When I edited the images I kept to the Rococopunk lightness that is seen traditionally in the actual clothing.


Steampunk Cinderella


Cosplayer, Full Costume Construction, and Makeup Application – Malicious Cosplay (Facebook)

Inspiration/Designer: No Flutter  (Facebook / Deviant Art)

Photography: Me / Photographs Humans (Facebook)

Location: Louisville Water Company Reservoir

Shoot Date: August 15, 2015 @ 8 AM… I am sooooo not a morning person.









Gear Used

Camera and Lens: Nikon D810, 2.8 24-70MM

Lighting: Cybersync Receivers and cordless transmitters. I kept this super simple with flashes on sticks, as Eric calls it. (Speed-lights mounted to light stands.)






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