My first photoshoot with Aimee of FOA Cosplay outside of an anime convention was a great success. She cosplayed as a casual version of Maka Albarn from the Soul Eater anime.
From the Wiki for Soul Eater:
“Soul Eater (ソウルイーター Sōru Ītā?) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo. Set at the “Death Weapon Meister Academy”, the series revolves around three teams, each consisting of a weapon meister and (at least one) weapon that can transform into a humanoid. Trying to make the latter a “death scythe” and thus fit for use by the academy’s headmaster Shinigami, the personification of death, they must collect the souls of 99 evil humans and one witch, in that order; otherwise, they will have to start all over again.
Maka Albarn’ (マカ・アルバーン, Maka Arubān) is Soul Eater Evans‘ Meister (鎌職人 Kama Shokunin in Japanese). She stands out as the main female protagonist and one of the main Meisters in the story. Of all the main characters, she is the most normal and civilized of the group, which provides a significant balance to the other main characters. Presently, she is a Two-Star Meister, and a creator of the Last Death Scythe.”
Aimee proudly made most of the elements of her cosplay. I’ll let her describe the cosplay per her cosplay page at http://www.foayasha.com/foacosplay/cosplay/023_malb.html
“Cosplay – I did actually get to make most of the items in this costume, even though it was very simple. I created two skirts actually, but the second I think turned out more like the original artwork. I created the skirt by hand, since my sewing machine was unavailable. The shirt was purchased, but I created the graphic myself with Illustrator and then trasferred the design with some printer transfer paper. I also made the suspenders and hairbows.”
“I got to eat so much good food during this shoot, it was probably the most fun I’ve had shooting a cosplay in a while.”
Indeed it was a fantastic and fun photoshoot Aimee! I’m glad you were able to shoot with Mineralblu Photography!