COSPLAY.............. ~MAD MOXXI~

As kids, we all loved to play some form of dress-up or 'pretending'. We all know for ladies, it was not only that, but also playing in makeup! For people like Alex (in the scrolling pic), old habits don't  die hard. Huh? What? You may ask, "hold up, why is she painting her face white?" Well my friends, you're about to embark on an incredible transformation. The only difference between what we did as kids and what Alex does is, now, as adults, there's a fancier word for it: ..................................................................COSPLAY! 

Introducing..........*drum roll*...........MAD MOXXI!!!  For those who don't know, in another realm, Mad Moxxi is the host/MC of colosseum-style matches of what's called "The Underdome". Little is known about her other than she is, in fact, an unapologetic sadist and created The Underdome to keep herself occupied until she finds a new husband. The amount of fun I had with this shoot...............man, we tried so many different things. First we started with some shots in the studio.

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Then, we headed to one of my favorite sites for some real fun. Check it out!

When I was in 6th grade, I fell in love with anime and comic culture. I waited until high-school to wear my first costume & it was one of the best experiences I’d ever had. Putting on these costumes give me an extreme amount of confidence in myself. I decided last year to make my first costume, as opposed to buying one. Mad Moxxi is the second costume I’ve made from scratch. She was a challenge because I’m not a seamstress, so the jacket took a lot of trial and error. I’ve wanted to gain the level of confidence necessary to put on the makeup and the costume. I plan to continue to grow and make more and more costumes. Cosplay has truly become my favorite pastime and passion.
— Alex Adams

BLACK..LIGHTS.. >>ACTION!

Something new. I've always wanted to do black light photography. It just so happens that a photographer friend of mine, Kai, does black light paintings........and BAM! One late Saturday turned into a night of collaboration. He already had the space and some of his work as backgrounds. I invested in a few more black lights, some paint and took my equipment over. Bada bing, bada bang, we have a photoshoot! Our model, Sirena, so graciously gave her time and allowed us to utilize her for this magical night.

Capturing a shot in the mirror of Kai shooting Sirena....#LiveActionShot

Capturing a shot in the mirror of Kai shooting Sirena....#LiveActionShot

Applying paint....

Applying paint....

One of my favs from that night....

One of my favs from that night....