This was the last group event I attended this year, back in early March. It was hosted by D.C. Cosplay Photo shoots at Rust Manor House in Leesburg, Virginia. The early 20th century house is nestled in a lovely park, Rust Sanctuary. I went to the shoot without Mike, as he was not feeling well that day.
I wore a new-to-me regency redingote and hat, which I had purchased from Margarita. The redingote and matching muff were made by Mayra, and the hat was made by Alena. They were nice and warm on a late winter day. Underneath I wore a white embroidered cotton dress that I made several years ago. I accessorized with some large pearl earrings I had made (you can get your own in my Etsy shop). My shoes are by American Duchess, and my wig is the “Benny” by Arda Wigs.
Here is a group photo by Donald Holmes.
I started out working with Erin. I love the way she used the strong sunlight in the background to create contrast.
Next I shot with Nicol, both inside the manor house and outside. She got several beautiful portraits, several of which make creative use of mirrors.
I was also able to get a couple quick photos with Robert of Cyber-Zombie Studio. These really show my costume well!
Then I worked with my friend Dan. He wanted to get some detail shots, which came out great!
I finished up by shooting with Jessica. She did a great job using the garden areas of the house for interesting compositions.