Martin Wong’s Call to Action
Model: Danielle Beaulieu Taken at BlizzCon 2014
First of all, I would like to thank all the cosplayers, fans, photographers, videographers, and other content creators for the years of support. Not only you are helping and encouraging me to explore by passion in photography, you are also supporting this community to strive forward.
This community has grew very fast in the last few years and we are very proud to be part of it. We saw how cosplay has developed and expanded in many ways and the idea of greatness is being challenged everyday by even greater cosplay results. Cosplayers are also reinventing themselves constantly by creating original character designs and costuming patterns. Of course, in many ways cosplay photography has improved drastically as well. We have seen a drastic advancement in the community from photographers using disposable cameras a decade ago to now using their own professional DSLR cameras. And I’m sure I speak for most cosplay photographers when I say I love working closely with all the other dedicated cosplayers in the community. Over the years we have produced many great photographs, some have become so iconic they are symbolically linked to the word “cosplay”. Just like the introduction of new cosplay materials, photographers have brought in many new techniques and experimental methods to bring characters to life, capturing a reality that only used to exist in a 2D world.