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So, my last journal was yet another Ask a Question/Receive a Feature! I really enjoy these, and seven people took the time to ask me some really great questions! I'll be linking to them, putting up their questions, my answers, and some featured work!!!

Without further ado:

1. Rurounichan:iconrurounichan: asks "What's your dream photoshoot?"
Answer: Oooof, that is a tough question. I have so many ideas that I want to do, I can narrow it down to a top three? I hope that's okay! 1. A back alley shoot with a Jill Valentine cosplayer (Resident Evil 3), and some zombie extras! Blood everywhere! Epic shots! Survival horror! 2. I would really like to shoot a plugsuit Asuka in a pool that I could dye red. Or maybe find some way to dye part of a river or lake with something that's environmentally safe. 3. I really really really really want to do a Cloud/Aerith shoot in a church!

Featured Work!:
Yami no Matsuei- Don't Call Me Kid!! by RurounichanSAO- Bring It On! by RurounichanHOTD- The World Is A Boring Place....Til Now by Rurounichan

2. Shu-Maat:iconshu-maat: asks "Oooh, very interesting! Tricky question: did it ever happen that someone asked you for a photo at a con, but their costume hadn't any appeal for you? How do you react to those situations?"
Answer: The good questions keep coming! I suppose I've been incredibly lucky in that I've always organized private shoots, so I've never had that happen to me. However, I certainly don't mind taking shots of costumes that I don't have any particular interest in, especially if someone takes the time to seek out my photography at a convention. I guess the closest I've come to that situation is when people ask me to shoot costumes and I just don't have time :/ When that is the case, I'm upfront with the fact that my schedule is just too full to accommodate their request. Hope this answers the question!!!

Featured Work!:
Alice - Sakizo's Wonderland by Shu-MaatCosplay - Seth ninja outfit by Shu-MaatASOIAF: Ellaria Sand by Shu-Maat

3. PaXingCai:iconpaxingcai: asks "What do you like the most about dating a cosplayer and has that given you new inspiration?"
Answer: What I like most is that we're both insanely creative people, and we're both very passionate about a LOT of the same topics, be it movies, anime, comics, games, other nerd stuff. The amount of collaboration that we're able to do, the feedback we can so easily bounce to one another is unlike anything I've had in a relationship prior. It has definitely given me a ton to think on, and it's breathed a lot of new life into my work :)

Featured Work!:
Body Electric by PaXingCaiSpeaker for the Dead by PaXingCaiKingdomless Princess by PaXingCai

4. StarDustShadow:iconstardustshadow: asks "What's your favourite shoot you've ever done?"
Answer: Hahahaha, crap. I have nooooo way of being able to pick this. I've done a TON of shoots that I'm really proud of, especially recently. I think the flipside is that as I continue to grow, I look back way too critically on past work as well. I can give you this much. Starting at Katsucon 2014, running through now, I'm probably MOST proud of that run of work that I've done.

Featured Work!:
Let's Have a Battle -Pokemon B/W2- by StarDustShadowRenegade Shepards -Mass Effect 2- by StarDustShadowRight and Left Hand of the Divine -DAI- by StarDustShadow

5. Greyroamer:icongreyroamer: asks "What was your favorite shoot and your most challenging shoot?"
Answer: Welp, I'm going to point to the above question for the first part of yours, sorry to cop out like that! I just really don't have one shoot that I favor over any others. In terms of my most challenging, in recent memory, it would be the Asuka shoot I did with youraveragenerd in Baltimore in March of 2014. While I've shot at EVERY spot that the BCC has to offer, we purposely went looking around other areas in the Inner Harbor that were less frequented. It resulted in a lot of being chased off properties, or asking permissions of security guards, and running around. Plus, a TON of strange looks (which frankly don't bother me XD) as we were doing so not during Otakon. But, in the end, it was absolutely worth it. Asuka (2) [March 2014]

Featured Work!:
Susie 0616 by GreyroamerRevy 0410 by GreyroamerMara Jade 0363 by Greyroamer

6. LuckyGrimCosplay:iconluckygrimcosplay: asks " What is your favorite piece of camera equipment to use and why??"
Answer: Without a doubt, it is my 80mm-140mm lens. It has a produced a LOT of my better work over the past two years, and it's just so easy for me to work with. A lot of my older lenses weren't so great, this was the first one I bothered to invest a little in (and I got it for a steal when I bought my new camera body!)

Featured Work!:
Wonder Woman by LuckyGrimCosplayPhoenix by LuckyGrimCosplaySnow by LuckyGrimCosplay

7. koki-babii:iconkoki-babii: asks "What is it about photography and cosplay that brought you where you are today?"
Answer: That is definitely one heck of a question XD Cosplay photography has brought me SO much over the years. Honestly, not all of it good. There has been plenty of drama, missteps, broken friendships (or rather, finding out who my friends actually are), and all of the usual dramallama business that one can expect.

That being said, I've met some of my best friends through these intertwined hobbies. I've seen and done some things that just left me grinning like an idiot because they were so awesome. I've made connections I never dreamed of having before I started. It's driven me to heights that I didn't think I'd ever achieve in terms of learning my craft and the post processing behind it. And what's crazy is that I have so much further to go to catch up to the photographers I idolize. I've come a looooong way, but I'm nowhere near where I want to be, if that makes sense? But cosplay photography also drives me to not only better myself, but I want to ensure that the models that I work with have the best photos that I can give them. I want to try as hard as I can to make sure that all the time and effort they put into their costumes shows up through my lens.

I've learned that there is always something new to learn, always a new goal to strive towards, and that there is always someone out there who can teach you something you didn't know before.

Featured Work!:
me as Yoruichi by koki-babiipEaCe by koki-babiiGothic Lolita by koki-babii

Alrighty, folks! So there you have it! Please check out all of these amazing people who asked me questions!!! Be on the lookout for the next one of these journals if you liked it and wanted to participate!!!

...see you space cowboys...

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I'm a filmmaker and photographer who happens to also like going to conventions, haha. I'm into a varying amount of things, so please feel free to ask me!

Also, I want to take this particular space to say, preemptively, thank you very much for the watches and favorites. The support I get from people is what really keeps me going, so thank you thank you thank you!!!

Convention/Event Schedule!!!

Conventions/Events in 2015

Katsucon: February 13th-15th; Oxon Hill, MD
PAXEast: March 6-8; Boston, MA
Ellicott City/Squirrelpalooza: May 4-5; Ellicott City, MD
RTX: August 7th-9th; Austin, TX

The "MindFall Wants to Photoshoot These Costumes" List

Female Characters (Comics, Videogames, Anime, or Manga):

Abbey Chase (Danger Girl)
Aerith Gainsborough (FFVII/FFVII:Crisis Core)
Aspen Matthews (Fathom)
Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Bastila Shan (Knight of the Old Republic)
Batgirl (Batgirl) (Barbara Gordon and/or Stephanie Brown)
Black Bat (Batman)
Black Canary (Birds of Prey or Young Justice)
Black Widow (Avengers)
Cammy White (Street Fighter)
Catwoman (Arkham City)
Claire (Claymore)
Commander Shepard (the Mass Effect series)
Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite)
Emma Frost (X-Men) (Normal or Phoenix Five variant)
Grace (SoulFire)
Hope Summers (X-Men)
Ilyana Rasputin/Magik (X-Men) (Phoenix Five variant)
Isabela (Dragon Age 2)
Joule (Idolized) (Aspen Comics)
Kasumi (Dead or Alive)
Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games series)
Korra (The Legend of Korra)
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) (any non movie version)
Patience (The Magdalena) (Magdalena)
Miranda Lawson (Mass Effect 2)
Morrigan (Dragon Age)
Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell)
Ms. Marvel (Ms. Marvel)
Phoenix (X-Men) (original or any variant)
Psylocke (X-Men)
Raven (Teen Titans)
Red Sonja (Red Sonja)
Sailor Neptune (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon)
Sailor Pluto (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon)
Sailor Saturn (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon)
Scarlet Witch (X-Men)
Selene (Underworld)
Sydney Savage (Danger Girl)
Teresa of the Faint Smile (Claymore)
Trish (Devil May Cry)
Wonder Woman (Justice League)
Yoruichi Shihōin (Bleach)
Zatanna (DC Comics)
Zero Suit Samus Aran (Metroid)

Male Characters (Comics, Videogames, Anime, or Manga):

Batman/Bruce Wayne (Detective Comics)
Bolin (The Legend of Korra)
Booker DeWitt (Bioshock Infinite)
Captain America/Steve Rodgers (Marvel Comics)
Captain Jack Harkness (Torchwood)
Captain Price (Modern Warfare 2)
Commander Shepard (the Mass Effect series)
The Doctor (9th/10th/11th) (Doctor Who)
Dante (Devil May Cry 1 or 4)
Gene Starwing (Outlaw Star)
Harry Dresden (The Dresden Files)
Hawke (Dragon Age 2)
Hawkeye (Avengers) (movie and comic versions)
Iron Man/Tony Stark (Marvel Comics)
Jason Todd (Red Hood) (Batman)
Jace Beleren (Magic: the Gathering) (any variant)
Jet Black (Cowboy Bebop)
Kisuke Urahara (Bleach)
Mako (The Legend of Korra)
Makonouchi Ippo (Hajime no Ippo)
Scott Summers (X-Men) (Phoenix Five variant)
Spiderman (The Amazing Spiderman)
Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
Soap McTavish (Modern Warfare 2)
Thor (Avengers)

Hello there!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my page! Thank you very much for visiting and supporting my work! Unfortunately, I'm often crazy busy with my full time job, and other life things, and as such, don't have time to thank you all individually!!! SO, if you have liked a work of mine enough to favorite it, or even watch this page, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! It means so much to me, and I hope you'll stick around for more awesome!




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ReginaIt Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Thanks for the fave! ^^
Sheenah Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :)
Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
 Thanks for faving Metroid link link :)
Metroid by Joe-Roberts 
Shono Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Catty Clan Girls by Shono  

Just like what WarAngel said: Thanks for the faves!

If you enjoy my original art then you might be interested in checking out more characters.

If you’re interested you can find it here:…

If not, that’s cool too, I really appreciate the faves and the support!

ToxicHime Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey there!
Thank you for watching me~ follow me on Facebook, if you want to! [ LINK H E R E ]
Poplottie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, have an awesome day!! X3
MrJechgo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Happy B-Day ^_^
catazarch Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks for the visit :3
simakai Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave on my Satsuki cosplay!
ChalkTwins Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav:! :D
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