Halloween in January? *sharing photos*

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  1. maulrat

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    Halloween in January? Well... sort of. Not only am I a newb to photography, I am also a newb to cosplay. I just wanted to share a couple of photos I took at Anime L.A. 2009. I had a great time and had tons of photos to process. Shooting cosplay is a fun way to practice your skills and meet enthusiastic photographers and cosplayers. The rest of my Anime L.A. photos can be seen at this link:
    cabusi : photos : Anime L.A. 2009- powered by SmugMug

    Enjoy XD

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    Wow, those are great.
     
  3. Dude, you need to throttle down on the skin work. They look very plasticy. Is number 2 a person or a doll?
     
  4. ...and what is cosplay?
     
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    Just noticed today. My monitor at home is a little off from the LCD i'm on here at work. I will definitely go back and bump up the opacity on my original skin texture layer to bring back more pores. Thanks for the tip =)
     
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    Cosplay is short for 'costume play'. Basically people dressing up as their favorite anime character. Similar to Trekkies or Star Wars fans who dress up for conventions.
     
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    Yeah, but these girls are HOT! Trekkies... not so much.
     
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    Unlike many Trekkies, most cosplayers make and sew their own costumes. They can be quite beautiful. A good friend who got me into photography, is very big into cosplay. Here is one of his photo.

    **courtesy of www.TonyQuan.com



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    I actually like the second one the way it is, unless your going for a super realistic look, it looks cool.
     
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    Too much yellow in those first three. Added on to the aggressive post processing.
     
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    I added more pores back into #3. Does it look more realistic now? To me, when I add back too much pores after smoothing, the makeup really appears thick! Like she uses sandpaper to take it off every night, lol.
     
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    #1 is a hair too yellow, but otherwise looks great. #2 and #3 don't look like real people. Like, 100% honestly they look like lifeless mannequins, with really nice eyes.
     

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