My eyes fell out of my head the first time I saw him. *o* He just has such a beautiful face!
AND THE COSTUME.
It became my instant dream. And even better...? It would be my first cosplay as a real man...! (Russian rabbits don't count, you see.)
Looking at a five piece Hakuouki group for MCM Expo May 2012 <3 Myself as Souji, Harrie at Saitou, Moje as Chizuru, Charley as Hiijkata and Don as Heisuke~ ALL MY LOVES
Let's Go!! ... swords and and photoshoots (Posted 29th December 2011)
So, I have officially now started on this cosplay~ SO EXCITED, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.
We also had some exciting news regarding the inevitable Hakuouki photoshoot that we will be doing sometime either over Easter, or more likely, in the summer, with these new cosplays. I'd been searching for a potential location for some time - obviously, finding a suitable, Oriental-themed park or garden is difficult in England... seeing as we are rather lacking. I had a look at the pagoda in kew Gardens, which, despite being perfect and stunningly beautiful, is, of course, in London, some 2 and a half hour drive away from us down here in the West country.
I emailed the two owners of the garden that night, explaining our situation - that we are an local amatuer costume group (I daren't try to explain cosplay in my first email), and that we were looking for a location to shoot some Oriental-themed costumes we were (are) making. Lo and behold, one of them emailed my back within the hour, saying this:
Of course your goup would be welcome to use our garden for a photoshoot! It’s a bit cold and desolate during the winter but the hard structures like pavilions, archways and moon gate are still interesting. It would probably be a lot more fun to come when the Spring arrives and there is more vegetation around, but just send us an email suggesting when you’d like to come and we’ll respond. I’m very interested in textiles and would love to see your new creations."
Additionally, we have basically been given the run of the garden on any day of our choosing, which means no other people to obstruct our photos, and that we can have all of our props and camera equipment without being told off~ HAPPY DAYS.
Check out some of their own photos of their garden here: