Baltimore Comic-Con 2019

Last October we went to what is probably my favorite con of the year: Baltimore Comic-Con. I love conventions where I get to partake in tons of comics-related content. Baltimore Comic-Con is great for meeting comics creators, seeing cosplays of comic book characters, and doing lots of comics shopping. (Our prize purchase this year was a Batman/Catwoman print signed by Jim Lee!)

On Friday I debuted my Cassandra Cain cosplay. It is based on a fan character design by TBranch Studios. (You can see the specific art piece I referenced here.) The suit pattern is from SpiderBite Designs. I was so excited to finally get to cosplay as Cassandra.

Baltimore Comic-Con

Mike was messing around with flash color balance in this shot, and I intentionally used that to give the background a blue hue.
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con

I was lucky enough to run into Sean of S1Price Lightworks and do a quick shoot. I love the results!
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic Con BTS

Baltimore Comic-Con

Mike was experimenting with using our Nikon D850 for hall shots. It worked pretty well.

Eliza as Mary Marvel
Baltimore Comic-Con

Fred as a SHIELD agent
Baltimore Comic-Con

Patrick as Gambit
Baltimore Comic-Con

John McCrea signing a Hitman comic for us
Baltimore Comic-Con

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On Saturday I wore my Batman: The Animated Series Catwoman cosplay for the first time at a convention. I love this design for Catwoman, but I found it somewhat challenging to pose for photos in, since the whole costume is very monochromatic. I figured out some things that worked, though.

Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con

The next three photos are by Antonio of That Guy with the Bat Tie. I really like his composition in these.
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con

A selfie with Antonio
Baltimore Comic-Con

A lot of the popular places to shoot photos were swarmed on Saturday, so Mike decided to find a less busy place to do some simple one-light shots that do not show the background. This setup works great for people with colorful costumes that stand out from the darkness. You may recall that we first learned this lighting setup at PAX East earlier in the year. All we needed was a wide area that was not brightly lit.

Goodbye Midnight Cosplay as Ciri
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con

Emily as Penelope Pitstop
Baltimore Comic-Con

Michael as Red Robin
Baltimore Comic-Con

Mary as DC Bombshells Batwoman
Baltimore Comic-Con

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Elle as Poison Ivy
Baltimore Comic-Con

Emily as Harley Quinn
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic Con BTS

We also went to a Q&A panel with one of our favorite comic book writers, Garth Ennis. It was really interesting to listen to him talk about some of his creative inspirations and about his interest in military history. He tries to use different lesser-known historical tidbits as parts of his stories.
Baltimore Comic-Con

Me with our friend Jazmine
Baltimore Comic-Con

On Sunday I rewore my Red Hood cosplay. It was a bit cold and rainy, so a costume with a warm leather jacket worked well.

We started the day doing a shoot with our friend Brad. He got awesome photos despite the gloomy conditions.
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic Con BTS

Baltimore Comic-Con

Isn’t this running water shot so cool?!
Baltimore Comic-Con

Mike held an umbrella over Brad so he would not get soaked.
Baltimore Comic Con BTS

Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic Con BTS

Baltimore Comic Con BTS

Then we ran into Sean again, and did some experimenting with gobos. The result is very cool!
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic Con BTS

Finally, Mike and I shot together. We went for a high drama lighting pattern.
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con

We used the same basic setup to do some additional shots with a few friends.

Rachel as Black Widow
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con

Jess as Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con

Thea as Lydia Deetz
Baltimore Comic-Con

Orvie as Bucky
Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con

Baltimore Comic-Con

We also caught a panel with writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads. They had no moderator, which worked surprisingly well. They are both really funny.
Baltimore Comic-Con

And that is a wrap on Baltimore Comic-Con 2019. I cannot wait for 2020!
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