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.
I was lucky enough to run into Sean of S1Price Lightworks and do a quick shoot. I love the results!
Mike was experimenting with using our Nikon D850 for hall shots. It worked pretty well.
Eliza as Mary Marvel
Fred as a SHIELD agent
Patrick as Gambit
John McCrea signing a Hitman comic for us
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.
The next three photos are by Antonio of That Guy with the Bat Tie. I really like his composition in these.
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
Michael as Red Robin
Mary as DC Bombshells Batwoman
Elle as Poison Ivy
Emily as Harley Quinn
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.
Me with our friend Jazmine
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.
Then we ran into Sean again, and did some experimenting with gobos. The result is very cool!
We used the same basic setup to do some additional shots with a few friends.
Rachel as Black Widow
Jess as Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon
Thea as Lydia Deetz
Orvie as Bucky