May 1, 2014

Walpurgis and OC cosplay photoshoot!

Hello and happy May Day!

Yesterday was the perfect excuse to put on funky clothing, aka cosplay, and go out in town without being stared at like you were from outer space. See, in Finland on 30th April and 1st May there is the celebration of Walpurgis (Vappu in Finnish, Valborg in Swedish) which means that you drink a special drink called sima in Finnish, eat donuts and some people go and get very drunk. But the most appealing point of celebrating Walpurgis is that it's also a sort of carneval/masquerade event and many people dress up and well, if you are a cosplayer then now is the perfect time to go out and have a photoshoot and actually sort of fit in into the mass of people!
Eeyup, so for the sake of Walpurgis I threw on an Original Character cosplay and went with Jäätynyt Enkeli and Hasakitsuki to the close-to-the-river shore road. Actually, without us knowing beforehand we arrived just at the time when the Swedes were about to lit the huge May bonfire (tradition in Sweden) so we got to watch it burn – and got a free fire to run and warm up next to after/during the photoshoot because we weren't dressed the warmest and it was pretty chilly. Awesome.

Bonfire, your heat was appreciated during the shoot ~ <3
Okay, back to the photoshoot. As I said I dressed up as an Original Character –OC for short– of mine who is called Minoru. He's a warrior who is not quite human because he sports pointy ears. He's an icy man of few words, aloof and has a noble aura. Minoru doesn't think too much of others because he doesn't really believe that he needs anyone and, as far as means of survival are considered, he says that he needs only one human weapon – his trusty tantou.

Cosplayer: Valkoinen Samurai (Original Character)
Photographers: Jäätynyt Enkeli & Hasakitsuki
Photo editor: Valkoinen Samurai

This character has the hair loosely braided in the back but we kind of forgot to take any back photos, oops. Oh well, I'm sure I will photoshoot Minoru again and hopefully wear him to a con as well because I'm enjoying this character surprisingly much!

That was all for this blog post.


Jäätynyt Enkeli said...

I like the description/personality of that OC. I´d like to cosplay one of my OC´s in the future too and even to a con someday.

That bonfire sure made the photoshoot easier.

Joel said...

hyvän näkönen hahmo ja hyviä kuvia ! :)

Hasaki Tsuki said...

I like this OC! I wonder if you would come up with some more developped background? *hinthint*
But the color edit is really good, it gives perfectly fitting atmosphere to the pictures. Also it looks so epic with the ice.
(And this wig looks so cool on you, love it way too much <3)

Sairu Chan said...

Me gustaan kyll nuit kuvia! :'3 Siistin näkönen hahmo. Odotan kyll näkeväni täst lisää kuvia joskus tulevaisuudessa!

Mey said...

Wow, cool OC! So sugoi and those elf ears really fits to that character \ ˚▽˚ /