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17 October 2008

Cosplay event experience: Harumi Cosplay Terminal

Early Oct, I attended "Harumi Cosplay Terminal"(by JCF), a cosplay event held at Harumi ferry terminal(JP-LINK1, JP-LINK2, JP-MAPLINK) in Harumi area. I am not there as a cosplayer (I can never do it!) (^^;), but a photographer for my cosplayer friends.
(Please click below for detail)

Within Tokyo, there are usually more than one cosplay event every weekend. There are some cosplay-event organizers(like C-NET). But I have never been to these kind of cosplay-only event. Because I don' t like to become an (in)famous internet meme like the "Frontline Guy(*1)"(最前線君)(^^;.

There are two cosplayers in my group. One is an experienced cosplayer, and the other is a first timer. Their theme is Neon Genesis Evangelion. Honestly, I like photography. However, I have never taken portrait photography since it needs some communication skills. At first, I wonder if I can take good photos for them, but after many trials-and errors, we did take some nice photos. Here's some snap shots:
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[Left: Double as Shinji, Right: Bangin as Kaoru]

The black tower is the icon of Harumi. I feel nostalgic about Harumi since this terminal is very close to now-defunct Harumi Convention Center (晴海国際展示場) where major exhibitions such as the Electronics Show (the forerunner to today's CEATEC, now held at Makuhari Messe) and Comiket were held. I haven't never been to Harumi ever since Tokyo Big Sight was built. On this short trip, the former Harumi expo site is now a vast empty lot.

(If you like to see more photos, please refer to a Bangin' s entry and a Double's entry on their blogs)

To my surprise, we eventually (really) met two girls, cosplaying Evangelion's Asuka and Rei in a school uniform. That complemented the characters in our group and we could form a complete cast. Here's the result of our happy coincidence:
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[from left to right: Bangin, Ryou(as Asuka), Double, Emi(as Rei)]

As a photographer, I need to improve my skills in portrait photography and also as well as upgrade my digital camera (an old Dimage from Konica Minolta). Unlike a still-life photographer, a portrait photographer needs to have good communication skills. He is more like a movie director than just a camera operator. He needs to tell the subject how to pose and what to do during the photoshoot in order to get the right kind of composition and desired effects.

Note:
*1) The "Frontline Guy"(最前線君) is a legendary weird camera-Kozou. No one knows his real name. But he made frequent appearances in many events, having weight-heavy Canon L-lens. Please see details in these links(LINK-1, LINK-2, LINK-3).
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I look forward to more cosplay reports :D

楽しみにしています!

Posted by: 0ne | 05 November 2008 at 09:58 AM

I'm interested in Costume Cafe(a.k.a. コスカ[kosuka]), But they hold two or three times a year. The latest Kosuka was held in 02/Nov(SUN) while I was off Tokyo...

Posted by: don777 | 05 November 2008 at 11:54 PM

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