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Cosplay Photo Shoot with DROO

Back in December I had the pleasure of attending the Montreal Mini-ComicCon with my friend and fellow Geek Girl Brunch officer Gina. She was actually filming me as part of a documentary she is currently making about women geeks and had encourage me to wear my Delsin Rowe cosplay to the event. I’d only ever worn it around PAX Prime, so I wasn’t sure what the reaction would be at a more general/comic convention, but I’d worked so hard on it I figured I needed to pull it out again.

I’m actually very happy I did for two reasons, one I’ll get to a little later, and the other evident below. Namely DROO had a booth set up to take FREE cosplay photos. Being that I hadn’t gotten the chance to take as many photos as I would have liked at PAX, I happily put myself in line and patiently waited my turn.

DROO Photographer Cosplay Delsin Back | Delsin Rowe Cosplay Photo Session | Gamerwife.com I am soooo happy with the results! DROO did an amazing job of making even this super-noob cosplayer look amazing. Despite the session itself being free, he still took the time with each person he photographed to try multiple poses and set-ups, as well as any other shots they wanted to try out.

DROO Photographer Cosplay Delsin Rowe| Delsin Rowe Cosplay Photo Session | Gamerwife.com

DROO Photographer Delsin Cosplay Chain Up | Delsin Rowe Cosplay Photo Session | Gamerwife.com I especially liked the “action” shots we did with me swinging my chain around. I didn’t have any shots that showed off the chain and whipping it around in front of a camera was beyond fun. I know I look very serious in these shots, but it was all I could do to stay in character. I’m also still shocked at how little attention my giant, heavy length of chain gets whenever I wear this cosplay. They even let me into a nightclub with that thing!

DROO Photographer Delsin Cosplay| Delsin Rowe Cosplay Photo Session | Gamerwife.com My other favourite part of wearing this cosplay was at the end of the convention, as we were getting ready to leave, I heard a female voice say “Delsin?!” I turned to see a woman, a little younger than me with a huge smile on her face. She asked to take my picture and told me she never expected to see someone in Delsin cosplay and that she was even more excited to see I was a woman. Not a single person had seemed to recognize my costume until she called out to me, so she completely made my day too. It was a nice reminder of why cosplay is such an enjoyable hobby for so many people and is something I’ll carry with me while planning all my future cosplays.

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    B
    February 3, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    These photos are awesome! And you look great!

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      Mariko
      February 5, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Thank you! I’m so happy with how they turned out.

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    Jane Y.
    February 3, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    these photos are amazing! that first shot! wow!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      February 5, 2015 at 11:29 am

      Thank you, I think that’s also my favourite.

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    Kayly Nyman
    February 3, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Amazing photos!! Can’t wait to see new cosplays from you this year!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      February 5, 2015 at 11:30 am

      Thanks! I’m kinda behind on my Lucca cosplay, but hopefully I’ll have some time to work on it this weekend.

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    Joie Fatale
    February 3, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Your photos are so bad-ass! You look fantastic!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      February 5, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Thank you! It was so much fun to dress as such a tough character.

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    Cate
    February 3, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Oh wow you look bad ass! xoxo

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      Mariko
      February 5, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Thank you! Now I just need to work on getting the Delsin smirk down.

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    Kimberly
    February 3, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    That’s so awesome that he did those photoshoots for free! You look great in your costume and it looks like you had a really fun time.

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      Mariko
      February 5, 2015 at 11:48 am

      I should clarify, while the photoshoot was free, I did have to pay to get my photos after the convention, but it was very reasonable, especially considering how much time he took with each subject. I’d love to do more shoots with future cosplays.

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    Seamarmot
    February 3, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I’m so glad you decided to cosplay because we got more pictures! Do you have any new cosplay ideas for the furure?

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      Mariko
      February 10, 2015 at 10:18 am

      I’m currently working on a Lucca cosplay for PAX East & a Marceline cosplay for Montreal ComicCon.

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    Erin Radler
    February 3, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Mariko! This is SO BADASS!! I love this shoot so much!!

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      Mariko
      February 5, 2015 at 11:58 am

      Thanks! I love it, too.

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    margotmeanie
    February 3, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    yay!! These photos look so great as does you in your cosplay!!

    <3

    • Reply
      Mariko
      February 5, 2015 at 11:59 am

      Thank you! I know it’s only my first go, but I’m still super-proud of it.

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    Fiona
    February 4, 2015 at 7:05 am

    So badass – those photos are awesome!

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      Mariko
      February 5, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      Thanks! I’m really glad I waited for the photoshoot, it was really worth it.

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    geekyseamstress
    February 4, 2015 at 9:28 am

    These photos are amazing! You look fantastic 🙂

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      Mariko
      February 5, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      Thank you! It’s really done a lot to motivate me in my future cosplays.

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    Ari Carr
    February 4, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    That’s such a nice moment! Your costume is totally badass too 😀

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      Mariko
      February 5, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you! It was such a random moment, I really didn’t expect anyone to recognize me, but just seeing how excited she was made me even more excited.

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    nerdburger
    February 5, 2015 at 5:09 am

    You look wicked bad ass!!!!!! Love it.

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      Mariko
      February 5, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you, Cazz! I feel like I need to do an extra kawaii cosplay next to compensate ;P

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    Celeste
    February 9, 2015 at 12:46 am

    These are great photos! I especially like the the one with your back to the camera and the one with the chain wrapped around your arm. You look incredibly badass. I’m looking forward to seeing your upcoming cosplays.

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      Mariko
      February 10, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Thanks, Celeste! I still can’t get over how well so many of these shots turned out. It was so much fun channeling my inner bad-ass.

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