There’s an awesome new costume-themed Tumblr out called Cosplay Couture, brought to you by the talented and hardworking Courtney Coulson and Luke Milton.
Courtney’s been a long time reader of MyDisguises for many years. But it seems the student has become the master, as they say. After studying costumes, fashion and design, Courtney has emerged as a true leader of the art form of costumes.
Cosplay Couture is more than just your typical cosplay blog. They have a very focused niche which looks at cosplay from a photographer’s point of view. It’s not about making costumes for Dragon Con, but rather looking at costumes through the eyes of a fashion photographer or runway designer.
Really great stuff! Very in depth and with all original content, this is one costume website you want to follow. Congrats to Courtney and Luke for having such a great site!
Cosplay Couture, a project by Courtney Coulson and Luke Milton, it is an attempt to bring together the world of fashion photography and cosplay together. Instead of accuracy, it places emphasis on couture construction techniques, elaborate hair and make-up, basically everything you would expect to find on a runway or in a fashion magazine. In many ways, it’s an attempt to make these costumes look better than the original, but most importantly, these are respectful tributes to the characters and all choices in presentation must make sense for them.
These aren’t the kinds of costumes that will neccessarily work at a convention, it’s more about how they work within the context of a photoshoot, the environment in which they are photographed is just as important in achieving Cosplay Couture.
[via Cosplay Couture]