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Feb 23, 2016

Sword Art Online Photoshoot


I don’t cross-dress very often but only because I often feel I will do the character injustice and because I’m too lazy to make costumes hahaha. But by buying costumes, I feel like I am now more able to expand my cosplay genres and focus on enjoying ‘character-playing’. I’ve been wanting to cosplay Kirito since I first caught Sword Art Online. It’s a pity the story went downhill after the first arc but you have to agree with me, Kirito was mighty kakoii (and too much of an overkill LOL) !


So after delaying this for a few years, I finally got the chance to cosplay Kirito. I was finally able to push this cosplay to fruition thanks to Yuanie who generously lent me both of Kirito’s swords. The swords really had me procrastinating ^_^;  Sadly I don’t have an Asuna but oh well, you can’t always have what you want! Super thanks to Nik the photographer and Amelia for helping me so much through out the day.





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Kirito: Kaika/ Elpheal
Photo: Nik
Assistance: Amelia
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One of the hardest part about this shoot was finding the right place to shoot SAO. Unfortunately there’s no floating castle in Singapore so we went with a fortress/ castle vibe instead.  Since it was a solo photo shoot, the only thing we could do were basically poser-like shots.


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But because I really wanted my photos to reflect the action of the series and the character, we had to make the photographs more dynamic; that means a lot of cape flinging hahaha. Pretty much every pose here, has been taken up to 10 times each, minimally *sweats*. Any cosplayer who has done similar shoots before will understand the agony. The time your cape floats beautifully is the instant your eyes closes or your sword/accessories/props goes out of frame. It's difficult to achieve a good photo but the outcome can be very satisfying especially when a lot of people put in the effort to make everything come together.


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Amelia took this gif when I was twirling around to create an action shot haha. Please excuse the beige ballet flats here xD.




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A quiet moment in Aincrad. 


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I hope you guys enjoyed the photographs! We had a lot of fun creating them ! LEave me a comment and let me know what you think!

6 comments:

exalt said...

The swords look very cool. Could I ask where was the location? Rare to see such kind of sights in Singapore.

Meganekko_no_Karin said...

Kyahhh! Nice!! :3 your Kirito looks awesome~

Hoshi said...

Hello, I'm a cosplay lover but quite amateur. This blog is very interesting and good for the beginners, I wanna know if I can translate this article into Spanish and reblog it in the

official blog of cosplaysky.es , now I'm trying to making cosplay costumes ;)

Kaika ( aka Elpheal) said...

@Exalt : Fort Canning

@Meganekko : Thanks >///<

@Hoshi : I don't think there is a need to translate this article into another language as it is not a tutorial> This is a photo sharing blog entry. I do not permit using of TheCosplayChronicle's contents (Photos, videos, blog articles) anywhere else unless it is a redirected link (like a facebook link share). Thank you for your understanding

Bung Wap said...
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Bill Peter said...

Wow, so cool !!!!!!!!!!

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