My veeeeeeery old cosplay
I’m as Death and my husband as Dream <3
The Sandman is one of my favorite comics >3
Neil Gaiman is a genius !
Good Sandman Cosplay makes me happy, especially when I’m writing Sandman Overture. Oh yes, I think. That’s what they look like.
-Non-couture cosplay-Ramona FlowersCostume (wig and bag) by Courtney CoulsonPhotography (and mallet prop and goggles) by Luke MiltonShot in Claremont, near the showgroundsThis isn’t Cosplay Couture, it’s more like a closet cosplay as most of this stuff already came from my wardrobe and it was meant as a kind of homage to Ramona overall rather than emulating a specific outfit. This was a costume Luke really wanted to do, I hadn’t seen Scott Pilgrim until recently when I watched it with him. I loved it, especially Ramona and I was more than happy to do this costume.-Courtney CoulsonBryan Lee O’Malley’s Ramona Flowers is easily one of my favourite comic book/film characters. It’s an easy character to do, but I think it’s a difficult character to do well. There’s a depth to Ramona that I find is often missing in attempts to cosplay as her. She’s all about the eyes and I think that a lot of people miss that. Mary Elizabeth Winstead was truly inspired casting in the film as she radiates that perfect mix of intelligence, mystery and strength.Set in Canada, the film has a lot of bleak, colourless snowy landscapes, something not easy to achieve in Western Australia in the spring. We actually were very lucky as we started our shoot in the sunshine and got surprised by a sudden deluge of cloud and rain which led to a perfect white sky in the pictures. I settled on urban environments, mostly train lines, cycle paths and tunnels and then sucked all the colour out of them. I think that the rollerbladed Ramona is all about travel, speeding from A to B down well-worn pathways. The reverse of this was to also put her in front of a lot of aggressive colour and see how she meshes with that environment. Graffiti walls are a cliche but hard to resist with a character who already has so much colour. The painted tunnel image almost has a club feel, which is a space where we know her to be comfortable.I try to resist adding any additional Photoshop special effects to an image but it’s impossible to resist at least one shot at the pixel-laced large hammer! It’s +2 against girl, don’t you know?- Luke Milton