Posts Tagged ‘cosplay’

Heroes, Villains, and Pop Culture Characters Go ‘Super Flemish’ in 16th Century Style Portraits

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What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century? What if the Hulk was a Duke? How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White? These are the questions that gave birth to the creative-yet-strange-yet-somehow-awesome portrait series Super Flemish by photographer Sacha Goldberger. Read more…

Adoptive Mother Connects with Daughter Through Creative Cosplay Portrait Series

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In 2012, photographer Kelly Lewis and her husband adopted young Alice Lewis into their family. Between Alice’s dream of becoming a model/actress, Kelly’s passion for photography, and the entire family’s love of cosplay, the trio quickly found the mutual ground that would forge a deep bond between Alice and her adoptive parents. Read more…

Photographer Joins Forces with Cosplayer to Create Awesome Horror Movie Photos

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What do you do if you have an abiding love of horror movies, a phenomenal cosplayer who you work with on a regular basis, and a knack for photography and graphic artistry? It’s obvious isn’t it… you re-create famous horror flicks by shooting an awesome photo series. Read more…

SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay Show Accused of Copyright Infringement

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Earlier this month, the Syfy channel — which is owned by NBC Universal — debuted a new show called Heroes of Cosplay. The show pits nine big-time cosplayers against one another as they try to make a name for themselves in this world of fantasy costume play.

It’s a big show on a popular network that is backed by an even bigger company, so you can imagine how surprised photographer Bryan Humphrey was when he saw that the show has used his photos of some of these cosplayers without so much as asking permission or even notifying him — and forget about payment. Read more…

Controversy Erupts After Photographs of Cosplayers Show Up on Pillows

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You’ve had a rough day, you’re bone tired and ready for bed. What would feel better than cuddling up with an image of some anonymous dude in a Superman outfit?

Yeah, I can think of a couple million things, too. But apparently there’s a market for body pillows emblazoned with images of comics fans dressing as their favorite characters. The legal and ethical framework for selling them, however, is a different matter.
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Clever Portraits of a Cat Using Sketches on Cardboard

You know those carnival cutouts that let you stick your face in a hole for humorous photographs? A Chinese blogger named toshiya86 had the brilliant idea of creating these cutouts for her beloved cat Guagua’s birthday. Humorous portraits resulted.
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