Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Preview: The Steampunk "They Fight Crime!" Photoshoot

He's a deeply religious sweet-toothed gentleman spy on the hunt for the last specimen of a great and near-mythical creature. She's a time-travelling kleptomaniac mermaid from aristocratic European stock. They fight crime!

The weather was rather fine, so we wandered over to the public green in the middle of the Moorlands and did a rather brisk photoshoot of the various steampunk pieces we've recently done. As usual, I'll write on each of the items in their individual posts, but to quickly name the articles, Gracewing is in a prototype of the outfit in the Gas Mask Woman sketch and the Proprietor is wearing a green version of the Steampunk Coat.

He's a world-famous coffee-fuelled sorceror on a search for his missing sister. She's a scantily clad paranoid research scientist with someone else's memories. They fight crime!

We hadn't intended to do the paired shots (it's surprisingly difficult to have both models with their eyes open and looking unsilly at the same time), but the moment I noticed that both the Proprietor and Gracewing were in green and brown steampunk clothing, it seemed to be an opportunity I couldn't pass up. I almost regret not walking further to get a better backdrop for these shots.

We, of course, had the pleasure of having Gracewing in front of the camera again (seen before in the Steampunk Dress). She bought the Red Steampunk Tailcoat from me and kindly volunteered to model it. Gracewing runs Ephyn and makes utterly amazing cosplay costumes. She's won numerous awards. If you've ever seen a cosplay video of Red XIII on youtube, that would be her. She also built Catbus and Nefertimon (from Digimon) for the sheer challenge of it.

(For those who aren't aware of the trope, click over to the They Fight Crime Generator.)

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