There isn't a huge amount to say about this costume. I never used to understand kigu's... I thought they were goofy looking and couldn't be all that comfortable. While I was at Anime North this year I decided I would look at them, as so many people I know went on and on about how comfy they are. I realised rather quickly that I needed to go with the extra Tall ones, which greatly limited my options, however I did manage to find one I like.. The Red Fox! Once I had it on I never wanted to take it off. and it has quickly become a staple in my lounging around the house wardrobe!
So this photoshoot came about because of the cosplay trend of sexy hotel photoshoots. It always kind of bugs me how more often than not they are not super fitting for the characters so I came up with this insane idea of doing the most fitting cosplayer hotel photos ever and showing a caricature of what cosplayers are actually like in hotel rooms. I thought of all the things I have done in hotels at cons and decided to do them to the extreme. I proposed this idea to Alex Rose, a photographer I had never worked with, but one I had discussed shooting with before. Luckily she wasn't put off by my insane idea and in fact seemed as excited as I was! My boyfriend David and one of my best friends Becky helped with setting up and tearing down each shot which allowed Alex and I to move about the hotel room getting the perfect shot of each scene. This was an absolute blast and I couldn't be happier with the final pictures! I greatly look forward to doing other insane (and not so insane shoots) with Alex!
All photos are by the amazing Alex Rose Photography