Apr 27, 2014

Costume-Con 32 Day 1: Photographing the Costumes

Day 1:

Here are the photographs from Costume-Con 32, which was held in Toronto this year. This was my very first costume/cosplay convention and it was an amazing experience! I've seen examples of cosplay online, and even created a dedicated Pinterest board for some of my favourite ones I've come across.

Hatsune Miku

On my first day, I decided to go as myself, with my camera and just take in the experience. I got a lot of casual hallway shots and was impressed to see professional photographers with tons of experience photographing cosplay there. 

I went with Terri and Nancy who have been to cons before; so it was great having them help me navigate the basics. 

Once I realized that MANY of the costumes were hand-made, I was so impressed with the work and dedication that goes into many of these costumes. There are so many aspects of costuming that I hadn't known about before, and I now have a new-found appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into these outfits. 

Here are a few of the costumes I picked up on day 1. 

Costume-Con 32, three part series: 

Diablo III - The Wizard

Tyrael from Diablo

On the left is Alexia in a Lolita dress, you can find her on her facbeook Page Locobu.

On the right is Zant (boss) from Zelda  played by Melanie Colley, find her on her tumblrDeviantart and Cosplay.com profile

Gryffindor students, Hermione.

Merida from Brave

The Hogwarts Students: Hermione, Luna Lovegood, and Nancy.

Luna Lovegood with two versions of "The Quibbler".

Steam punk Harley Quinn


A Victorian-style Gryffindor Student. 

Poison Ivy

Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku makeup closeup!

From Greek Mythology: Hera's pet peacock

These two ladises from were movies "The Fountain" and Chinese Movie "Curse of the Golden Flower".

Larper original costume: Larper in one of the last humans in a post-apocalyptic world. 

Pokemon Pinsor with its trade mark move, "X-Scissors".



Dragon with light up Electronics.

Gothic Fairy, Link and DC Hercules. 

Steam punk!

Ang, the Last Airbender by Eric Hufana.

Cupcake Skirt by Lolli Cosplay. On the right Steampunk Aria by Sophia Zuwan.  

Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon

KnB by Naru (left) and Haruchii (right)

"Menos" from Bleach.

Dragon posing with "Menos" from Bleach. 

Posing with "Menos" from Bleach. 

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  1. Sophia ZuwanApril 28, 2014

    Hi there!

    Awesome pictures! I'm glad that I came across your blog :D I actually know a few people in your pictures, I'll try to label them off for you.

    Aang is https://www.facebook.com/ehufana1?fref=ts
    The girl in the cupcake skirt is https://www.facebook.com/PrincessLolliCosplay

    The girl with the mini hat and blue overskirt beside cupcake girl is (me) https://www.facebook.com/Phiasaurous
    The red-black hair character from KnB is https://www.facebook.com/CosplayByHaruchii
    The blue haired character from KnB is https://www.facebook.com/naru.cosplay

  2. Hi Sophia! Thank you for helping me to identify the people in the pictures. I've linked to everyone you mentioned. I really appreciate it!