Feb 6, 2012


Ryeain : I've been following Vax's photography quite a while. One of my favorite series is Mask of Hannya. 
I'm always captivated by the colour and composition in his photography works,  and one more thing, 
awesome backgrounds. As I'm focusing on the backgrounds they are much differ in every photoshoot. 
Plus, his recent work Guilty Crown - EGOIST is so beautiful, it's a must for me to share with everyone.


R:  What type of camera do you use in capturing those awesome photos? 

Vax: Nikon D90. A great camera; awesome tool;
hmm still a great camera, awesome tool; yes, awesome tool.

R: Which would be your favorite lens?

Vax: 50 f1.8. Recently using 24 f1.4

R: What inspires you to start photography?

Vax: Newspaper. Since young, I like to look at those awesome pictures taken by reporter/journalist.
You don’t need to read the description and you understand what was going on by just
looking that those pictures.

R: What makes you want to continue in photography especially cosplay photography?

Vax: Creativity. Especially, in searching/planning to create fantasy feel type of artwork where it does not exist in our normal day to day life.

R: Which is your most satisfied/favorite shot so far? why?

Vax: Not yet. Most of the shoot done, I might have 1 - 2 photos which I like and will keep reviewing them, mainly to critique myself where to improve. Until one day that I find nothing to critique on the particular shot. That will be my most satisfied shot.

R: Which photo you've taken is the most challenging to you? why?

Vax: Underwater. A lot of uncertainty, luck and a lot of practice is required
to get some satisfactory shots.

R: What aspect do you think that you have improved a lot since you started photography?

Vax: Perspective. The way I see things from different angle.

R: What's your goal achievement in photography?

Vax: Unique, or a new photography style. Well, still a very long way to go,
as every shoot is a new experience to me.

R: Who do you look up to or inspires you?

Vax: People. I like to browse through newspapers, magazine, internet for awesome work from different individual. Sometimes I will just look at one picture/drawing for a long time.

R: What do you think the relationship between a photographer and a cosplayer should be during a photoshoot? 
as in cosplayers sometime wants to recreate the scene from the series, hence show u so much references and insist you to follow each and every of it for the whole shoot. How will you react?

Vax: Reverse. Normally, I ask for references from cosplayers instead. Since I have very little idea on most of the anime/manga/games characters. Therefore, I will do some homework for the characters before the actual shoot.

** 35ryo :
During a photoshoot, which do you focus more on, the atmosphere of a scene (a marvelous photo angle) 
or the cosplayer himself (always make sure cosplayer look decent)? How do you link this both together?

Vax: Light… next will be angle and pose.

R: Any advise to those are new starter or interested in photography?

Vax: Practice. Keep on shooting every week, anything, any where, any time.

Thanks Vax!~

Jan 7, 2012

♥ Adelhaid - Lilith Trinity Blood

Ryeain : There're many awesome Trinity Blood cosplayers out there, with those accuracy on each and every details made. From overall that I've seen one I liked much is Adelhaid's Lilith Sahl. It's a very detail piece, and the wings are the ones that I love the most, size itself was not too big yet not too small. She have potray Lilith very well, by bringing out the elegant and wise look of Lilith~

Ryea : What is cosplay to you?

A: Cosplay is my favorite hobby. It is a way to have fun and to make friends with creative people.

Ryea: What interest you to cosplay Trinity Blood characters?

A: I am fond of Tores Shibamoto art to the Trinity Blood novels. Her works drew my attention when I saw them for the first time. After that I've read the available translation of the novels made by Russian fans. I can't say that I liked all in this story, but some characters and their relationships are really very interesting.

Lilith Sahl was the fourth of the test tube babies created for the Mars Colonization Project and the prototype for other children - Abel, Cain and Seth. The eldest and most merciful she was the only one Crusnik (in this novel it is not only the vampire that drinks the blood of other vampires but also the result of nanomachine injection) who sided with humanity during the war between earthmen and the Mars colonists who turned into the Methuselah (vampires). Her quiet confidence, ability to empathize and gentle beauty win the reader. Though she was killed by her brother Cain she could convince Abel to change his attitude to people. This are the events preceding the main line of the novels. But they have affected greatly one of the protagonists, so it was very interesting to read parts that were dedicated to Lilith.

I decided to make her cosplay for one of Moscow festivals to accompany my friends who were making Abel and Cain. This dress was the most detailed and beautiful from the costumes that had colored illustrations. So I've chosen it.

Ryea: From looking at Lilith costume, which is the most challenging part ?

A: The collar and the corset. I had no idea how to make the pattern for them as they have unusual shape. The corset has a figured cut, so I had to make a metal plate to keep the form. Besides it fixes the wings, so it has metall parts behind also. And the collar's pattern was a real problem. First I made something very uncomfortable. Now when I read comments where people worry that wearing the collar must be painfull I always smile. This collar is much better than the first monster.

Ryea: Which would be the most favorite part of the overall costume?

A: I think the claws and the wings. The claws are just beautiful. And the wings are so pleasant to touch as they are made from feathers.

Ryea: How long does it take to complete the whole costume?

A: It is hard to count the time now. About two months maybe.

Ryea: Any good/funny/memorable experience when you cosplay Lilith?

A: I was the body art model in some parts of this costume on The Needlework Formula exibition in Moscow. There were no cosplayers there so people called me an angel, a fairy and so on all day long. And then one groop recognized Lilith's wings. It was such a surprise.

Ryea: Do you think it is a must to follow each and every detail from the original artwork when making a costume?

A: I think, if you are going to make something you need to do your best. Not only in cosplay. Sometimes you can make details more complicated if you know that it will suit the whole image.

Ryea: Some said that a true cosplayer always choose to self made the costume or props
instead of commission others to do it. If there is, they're just models not cosplayers.
What do you think?

A: I don't know why it is interesting to people to buy costumes one by one if they cosplay regularly. They lose one of the most charming parts of this hobby. The creation of new things. But I understand when someone who usualy don't cosplay and have no sewing skills orders the costume of his favorite character.

Ryea: How and what have you think you've improved from making Lilith Costume?

A: My perseverance and patience increased.

Ryea: Will you have more plans for Trinity Blood characters in the future?

A: I am sewing my Esther dress just now. I'll finish it in the end of the month.

Ryea: Any tips to share?

A: People arround you are your real treasure. Cosplay is a good occasion to make friends with them!

Thank you Adelhaid ~ 

Jan 5, 2012

Tumblr + Interviews

Hi guys,

Firstly would like to thank everyone who're still following reading posts from this dusty blog. TwT
Been always busy and endless busy with life and others, never had time to sit down and post anything.For those, who've been always visit Let's Cosplay for more updates which I failed to do.
I'm really sorry.

To be honest, posting up and updating photos it's certainly a long tiring process.
Before a series is posted. Each and every photos are chosen by clicking and clicking and clicking from thousands of photos, then permission are asked one by one.
I would really love to share photos that really inspires the beauty and passion of cosplays instead of just randomly choose a really random costume-play. =/
As to be honest, because of this long and tiring process and my always busy life *lol* I always have thoughts of stop posting and just close it down since I never have the time to manage this blog. *negative thoughts*
Well, changes are only the thing keep my passion to continue sharing and posting these wonderful cosplays.

then here comes *Tumblr* which saves the days for 2012. haha
Now, I realize it's simpler to share photos in tumblr. I would just share a photo once in a time , instead of collecting much photos before a series is posted. And by that I wouldn't miss sharing out these awesome cosplays. Thus, from now on, if you seek for inspiring cosplay photos, do visit :

But then, sadly to say. All those previous post will be deleted soon to have more organized site for everyone in the future.

Few months ago, I started to interview cosplayers and photographers, instead of just featuring their photos here. I really did enjoy the whole process of interview, getting to know more about cosplayers, photographers, and learnt much from everyone too.
I'm never good in interviewing people, nor my language is good enough but their inspirational words does inspire me to seek for more and continue to do so =')
Therefore, I've decided that I will keep this blog and only for interview purposes.

As in simplify the whole long message , Tumblr - Photos ; Blogspot - Interviews

Thank you again to everyone,
because of you guys I'm now more passionate to share more about how wonderful cosplay is. =')

Sep 17, 2011


Ryeain: Seriously, I'm blown away by each and every of ryo's photo in is gallery.
The colour and composition of each photo captured your attention as if you were drawn
into the surrounding of the photo itself. Especially Hight School of Dead photoshoot,
the whole picture of it One word to describe, fascinating !!
A must to check on ryo's webpage gallery, much love!!~


R: What type of camera do you use in capturing those awesome photos?

Ryo: I'm currently using Canon 5D MARK II.

R: What inspires you to start photography?

Ryo: My friends and I first started cosplay, but back then we do not know any photographers
to help us photoshoot our cosplay.
Thus, I decided to become the photographer and help my friends to shoot their cosplays.
I wish to capture the beauty of the cosplay itself.

R: What makes you want to continue in photography?

Ryo: Continuos ideas of cosplay photoshoot along with my group of cosplay friends.

R: Which is your most satisfied/favorite shot so far? why?

Ryo: Currently I don't have the most sastisfied work yet, because for me it's still an ongoing process.
Though NitamagoMix Hard-R.K.mix, is the longest work that I've worked on.
The background itself took me almost a month to complete as it is created using 3DMAX.

R: Which photo you've taken is the most challenging to you? why?

Ryo: High School Of The Dead.
This is much challenging compare to otheres, as this photoshoot requires more than
30 people to work together at the same time to capture the moment.
It's a big challenge no matter it's arrangement or management of people.

I wish that I'm able to try much challenging photography, as I want to obtain differnt results
and of course the similar the photo with the orignal work the better it is.

R: What aspect do you think that you have improved a lot since you started photography?

Ryo: I'm now more integrated into the imagined comic composition, story telling and
the whole atmosphere of the photo.

R: What's your goal achievement in photography?

Ryo: My goal is to shoot lots of COSPLAY photos, and share out love for cosplay through photography.

R: Who do you look up to or inspires you?

Ryo: Hybridre and Bai917. They are my favorite photographer and they are cosplayers too.

R: Any advise to those are new starter or interested in photography?

Ryo: Try every possibility and ideas that you have in your mind, don't be afraid of
the insufficient of equipment and technology.

** R: I'm really impressed by the vibrant colours and effects of your photos.
Some photographers disagree to edit their photos, as it would ruin the originality of the photo.
*especially photoshop. What do you think?

I will ps some of my photo but not too many, as Photoshop has the ablity to achieve and
increase the fantasy elements and atmospher of the whole photo.
I'll process 1 or 2 sets of photos per week.

** Kirawinter :
How do you improve your technically skills?

Continuosly trying diffrent and new photography techniques and style, and keep on practising
your photography skills through photoshoot and others.

Thank you Ryo!~

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