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Sailor Soldier by straywind Sailor Soldier by straywind
I'm so thrilled to have such an epic photo to share care of my wonderful friend SolarTempest from Otakuthon last month. :D This photo was taken inside the convention centre right at a lit wall. I think the wall was some sort of instillation to honour donors. Anyway, it glowed purple and blue so I really wanted to get some shots there.

Boy did Kevin ever capture the moment! It looks incredible! :D This definitely ranks up there as one of my best Cosplay shots and I really appreciate his work on the shot and the shoot!

A big thank you to the people behind my costume - :iconammiechan: and :icont-toast:. I commissioned Ammie to make me a Saturn fuku last year and she was able to make it for me last winter. The fuku turned out amazingly. It was way back at Anime North 2010 that I first borrowed Ammie's Saturn costume and I Cosplayed from Sailor Moon for the first time. I think getting my own Saturn fuku was an awesome decision. :3

T-toast (Adrien) made my Silence Glaive. I got it from him back in 2011, but I have very few clear shots of me wielding it as Saturn. You can see what an amazing job he did on the top of the staff. I'm looking forward to the full shots from the shoot so you can see more of the great details with my Saturn fuku. (^_^)

Photo credit - SolarTempest
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JuneNivans Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
ooh cute :D 
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straywind Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Thanks very much!
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AnyaPanda Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Wow, stunning! :heart:
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straywind Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Thank you! I'm really happy with how this photo turned out. :3
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lonelymiracle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you make a smashing Sailor Saturn as well! :heart: And this is such a wonderful photo! I love the lights and the bokeh in the background, everything fits so nicely together!
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straywind Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Thank you for the really sweet compliment! I'm blown away by the photography work of my friend SolarTempest for this photo. He really made the background work nicely for my Saturn costume.
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skelly-jelly Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Gorgeous cosplay! You look fantastic!
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straywind Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Thank you so much! I was so excited to see photos from this shoot. I'm really glad this shot turned out so nicely.
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thepolishgirl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, best cosplay of Hotaru I've ever seen.  It's like they're clones!!!
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straywind Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
That's such a nice compliment! Thank you! :3
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