I had the pleasure of debuting 7 new outfits at Hanadoki Con who invited me to participate in their fashion extravaganza! It was quite the experience which was great minus it being so hectic. But isn’t every fashion show hectic? xD
This collection was my take my elements being transformed into high fashion fantasy outfits. I wanted my signature flow to be present as they walked the catwalk and in a perfect world an orb that would showcase each element. But regadless of countless setbacks like time, budget, convention communication and space… I was able to somehow pull through just in time. This is actually the first time I really paced myself and finished everything the night before thus letting me sleep well through the night :D
For the photoshoot I wanted to really concentrate on pairs. Whether they are opposite or complementing each other. I get the question of “how do you match models to designs?” Well I look at their personality and see what kinda of image they portray and then I look at their best physical asset and try to really showcase that. It gets difficult when I haven’t met them in person but if something strikes out to me in a photo they have I’ll be sure to take note. I’m not always looking for slim typical looking models, I like variety in height, size and skin color :D Because I believe there is a design perfect for anyone.
This pretty much sums up light & dark~ Alina was a dear and put on the best eye rolling face ever :D She’s really awesome at getting my image through the camera. Julianne aka Kurukame was a wonderfully bubbly person that smiled all the time so light was quite… bright and happy!
Compliments to each other if not part of each other~ Metal and Earth working together to keep stability. Mari aka V5 and Jackie aka Jack Jack Cosplay was wonderful together~ They also look like they can kick someone’s butt xD
Girls that have legs for days :D Kim if you don’t recognize her was awesome for letting me put her in something similar to the last show. I was on a time crunch but I did try to give her something different anyways. Serena aka Crafty Foxx is one of the new girls to the bunch but is quite awesome :D
Get it? Air/wind is above earth XD Jackie was wonderful for being in two sets :D And I had fun but difficulties trying to get my skirt to cooperate.
As for individual shots this is where the girls got to really shine~
And easy comparison on how even though I designed the outfits and made them myself… drawing and application changes all the time. Some changes are slight like fire has more fire “petals” on the skirt for modesty and water as white instead of light blue. But other things like my wind’s skirt was changed completely to start from the bust and light’s feathers were omitted for simple applique design. Little things here and there were changed as I made the outfits but for different reasons. In the end I think it just looks better :D
So grateful for all the models taking time out to help my vision come to life :D Really are awesome people and please go visit the ones that have pages! Give them some love <3
And of course designed and made by yours truely~ Kimikotan
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