Cosplay brings together creative thinking of several different mediums. For the making of a garment by itself, you need to have understanding of patterning, sewing, andepending on the complexity of a piece, you might get to embroider, quilt, paint, and the list goes on forever. For specialists or avid hobbyists, armor crafting and sculpting are just part of the norm.
To ensure that such artistry is portrayed the way it deserves to be seen, it takes impecable photographic skills. Add visual effects to the mix, as most costumes originate from fantasy or sci-fi worlds riddled with particles of all sorts. Magic, laser beams, and even the waves in the ocean matter when it comes to tell the story behind a cosplay garment.
Photographer Mario "Yumesha" from Indonesia captures cosplayers on a weekly basis, crafting set designs, backgrounds, visual effects and all that goes into making a character feel real. Yumesha shares the behind the scenes of his photo sessions in video form:
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