Cosplay coolness at Sand Island

October 30th, 2010

Timeliness in writing blog posts, as I’ve emphasized time and time again in this space, hasn’t exactly been one of our strengths in recent months. Blame it on the additional duties we’ve been handed as caretakers of Honolulu’s only daily newspaper of record or a general case of the writing blahs, but I haven’t been as quick to turn around some of these posts as I’d like. As proof of this, I could walk into one of the rooms in my house right now and point at a stack of Del Rey Manga first volumes about two feet high that I haven’t gotten around to reviewing yet. (Of course, that became a moot point as of earlier this month. But I digress.)

One of the items that’s been sitting in the Otaku Ohana inbox for a little while now is a small pile of pictures from a cosplay photo shoot hosted by local photography group 808Photos Aug. 21 at Sand Island Beach Park. These photos were provided to us by Zarli Win, who — full disclosure –  is the Official Fiance to Tag Team Partner in Fandom Wilma J. And since this weekend contains National Cosplay Recognition Day Halloween, I thought now would be a good time to put this up.

Shown in order are cosplayers Misa, Dominiya, Dan and Shaughnessy, and also shows just what would happen if an intergalactic bounty hunter were to meet an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper from the Haloverse. (In two words: Epic coolness.)

Kinda puts my modest attempt at cosplaying to shame, don’t you think?

Full disclosure, part 2: We also asked the other photographers if they wanted to contribute to this point. They declined to do so.

Have a safe and happy Halloween, everyone!

2 Responses to “Cosplay coolness at Sand Island”

  1. Diane:

    Who wants to put their pictures up next to Zarli’s? =-) I went to the photoshoot, but hardly took pictures. I did bring water for thirsty cosplayers though. =-)

  2. parv:

    Was the text reposted (possibly with some changes) as it seems as if I had read it earlier?

    As for contribution from other photographers, were (suitable) financial compensations offered to them other than photo credits?

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