Recently, my cosplay and modeling have been on hold for a myriad of reasons (work, money, weight gain, depression, etc.) So I thought, rather than wallow in frustrations of the present, that perhaps it would be a better idea to showcase some fun from the past. Some of you are new to my little spot of the blog-o-sphere, so here’s a lesser known photoshoot of mine from days gone by.
Back in 2015 I had the privilege of shooting with visiting NYC Photographer, Richard Scalzo. One of my favourite makeup artists, Dustin of DSL Design and Talent was also on board for the shoot (you may recognize his name from also having done makeup for my Bride of Frankenstein shoot). We started the day with some test shots in corporate wear, fitness looks, but being the weirdo I am, I had to bat my eyelashes for something a little different. Thankfully, Richard was entirely on board with my weirdness and even brought props. Ah, a melding of creative minds.
I reused my old Catwoman suit, donned a pair of light-up cyber glasses from Illumi Nation, and stepped up to shoot as a sci-fi heroine. I loved Scalzo’s lighting scheme for this, rather reminiscent of the various sci-fi movie character posters. (Also, I don’t my jawline has EVER looked this good. Angles for daaaays!)
Exhibit A here showcases just how ridiculously long my torso actually is! Finding tops and dresses long enough is a real joy, lemme tell you. I thought gaining weight from a size 00 to a size 4 would help with that somewhat. Oh sweet naive Briana…
Fun fact: The gun I’m holding is a prop blaster from the 1980s show, V. I grew up knowing the show from my Dad and enjoying the new series (although good heavens did it end badly when they discovered they were being cancelled. ‘Twas a pity).