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Atlanta Costumers by Riddle1 Atlanta Costumers by Riddle1
Last fall Chris came to the realization there are a lot of veteran cosplayers in Atlanta, and joked how it would be funny if we could get them all together in a photo, especially given the venomous reputation that cosplayers have of not liking one another. I thought it was a great idea and began contacting all the girls I knew locally to be part of this photo shoot. They were all excited to join in, and after trying to coordinate schedules, a few girls still unable to make it, but we managed to wrangle7 of us. The premise was that it was to be a Vanity Fair photo shoot, but I wanted a couple of photos since it was such a rare opportunity to be together and not be at a convention.

So it seemed obvious the first one was all of us in relatively the same outfits, of course with minor personal tastes, then I asked each girl to pick a costume they feel they are most well known for (at that time).

Last photo is titled

"The 7 Sins of Cosplay"

Idleambition (Trap) is usually thought of a man impersonating a female character in costume, "He would still be hotter then you."

Riddle – (Binge and Purge). Was brought over from the modeling world to the cosplay world in the early 90’s, so that cosplayers could indulge in geek cuisine without having to exercising to fit into costumes.

Yaya – (Back Stabber) It’s considered the original and most serious of the 7 deadly sins.

Alisa Chan – (Cry Baby) Feelings of hopelessness, despondency, and impending doom, “fucking 4chan.”

Miracole – (Ageism) It’s rumored that only cosplayers lie about their age. “She’s shouldn’t be allowed to cosplay, she is over 21”

Cathy & Meredith – (Rivalry) This in its purest form, presents with self-destructiveness, violence, and hate that may provoke online posts that can go on for centuries.

Photo by Robert Matta
Models from Left to Right
Idle Ambition
Riddle :iconriddle1:
Yaya Han :iconyayacosplay:
Alisa Chan :iconalisakiss:
Cathrine Jones :icongodsavethequeenfashi:
Miracole Burns
Meredith Placko :iconanaaesthetic:
Special thanks to Sarah Radtke for makeup & hair on Jenny and myself, and Miracole for makeup on Catherine.
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savasrule Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
JohnRose-Illustrator Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, the bottom one is funny, the middle one's nice work, and the top one is just… cool.
JohnRose-Illustrator Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That there's funny. Nice work.
SquallxBourne Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
The way you are posed with your hair and glasses, you look a lot like Tina Fey.
Ladies-man1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
coretoonz Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
All my favorites in one photo!!!!! Well done.
Power-Girl-Fan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow...i love the last pic where everything's just chaos :P who's the girl with the bucket?
Riddle1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Thats me:)
Power-Girl-Fan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha very attractive
Vojtass Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great idea! :D
FluffyLover1986 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Missed a MorrZe >_<. Sucks she wasn't able to make it.

Didn't realize how similar Miracole and Ana looked until now. Miracole needs her own dA acct too >.<
senseecosplay Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you're amazing! :la:
theautumnwinds Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
dankelby Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's like some kind of saucy dream line-up. The Avengers have a lot to beat! :D
finex666 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
epic friendship ^_
tereuo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
love the blonde stache
thierryclan14 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
the last scene really cracked me up :D :D
It's like the real world on what happen behind the curtain of cosplaying world. Backstabbing, self esteemed issue, crossdresser, all that jazz......
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Whooa, room full of cute girls. :D
Digo-kun Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
frankduffey Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Hit looking ladies Maybe thats why I miss Atlanta!
KirganL Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
So awesome! =)
ViolinGoddess Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
This is a hysterical set of shots!!! It must have been so much fun to do!!! I'd love to get together with some Northern CA costumers and do the same thing!!

Violin Goddess
Nightwitch-Kitten Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This looks awesome! All the costumes are superb! But it makes me sad at the same time...All cosplayers who are 'super popular' are 'smaller' girls or pro-models. Makes me want to create a league of awesome curvy cosplayers....
Riddle1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Not true :) Lots of popular cosplayers are curvy (and or tall!).
Hiro-Akemi Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't think thats the curvy the person was talking about.
hrhtomas Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
This is a work of genius. It should be hanging in the Smithsonian.
Doctordid Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
they look good in the fighting uniforms
PaintedClocks Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student Photographer
As a cosplayer, and as someone who knows who these people are and have met them in life: I LOVE this. So great to see them all together. Plus I love the message of comradeship in the cosplay world.
Riddle1 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I'm glad all the girls agreed to the idea, wish we could have gotten the others that couldn't make it as well regardless.
it was great working with them all. hopefully we can do something similar in the future :)
PaintedClocks Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Photographer
Yes that would have great! I look forward to seeing more :)
IamtheCH0SEN1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Love it!
ZEROresolution Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
I have to say, I think you're the best out of the lot.
PHarold Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful idea. The last one is the most interesting one for me. I went to an anime convention for the first time and I had never been exposed to cosplay. There were some things that just flat out astonished me wondering how when some people don a wig, they lost all sense of human decency.
That girl's wings in the center is fabulous.
The before and after shots were such a great idea too!
Severka Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Looks like fun :) I like the idea of combining the 'with' and 'without cosplay' pictures with the same poses. And oh, you girls all look so pretty, especially on the first photo ^^
TheWookMuff Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
are you Avenger's Forever Wasp?
Riddle1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
I'm what is considered at the time, Modern version of wasp :)
TheWookMuff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
cool :)
BigChrisGallery Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
It's like the Justice League of Costumers. Badass!
whoisrico Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
You and Chris should seriously pitch this as a TV show to Bravo or something. This work is probably too time consuming for a weekly show though, maybe pitch to get funding for a documentary? I know you guys do it for the love of the craft but I know tons of people would be interested, it would have mainstream appeal for people who don't even know what cosplay is! Great job you guys!
Riddle1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
no way that's an awesome idea, we talked about how funny it would be to have a show like that but we have no idea how you go about doing something like that!
whoisrico Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
We HAVE to know someone that can help out with this. We must think.
shaggyoz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
mmmm Chicken ...... Yummy :P
PurpelBlur Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
This has been featured in Costumery Week: Featuring Cosplay.
Darkblacky Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
SOO Great :D

Grils, you are all really awesome :PP
Ghilemear Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
That top photo's pretty badass. It looks like you're all about to go stompin'. :XD:

This was a really cool idea!
De3pBl4ck Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My reaction to the series:
Top Photo: :wow:
Middle Photo: :jawdrop:
Bottom Photo: :O_o:
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is something else!
Blud-haven Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
What a great idea and concept! :)
Keep up the good work! Atlanta, here I come!
AndersonBlackAdam Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You´re the greatest Wasp!
stalk Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That sound you hear is a bazillion geeky fanboy hearts exploding from being overwhelmed with just that first shot alone.

Now if you'll excuse me I've got to go rig up some kind of Tony Stark/techno-heart deal to keep me alive...
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