I was 90% sure I wasn’t going to write this post. Most of my SDCC photos turned out to be a bust; in fact I’m still not really happy with the keepers. But between the Bishoujo Lady Deadpool figure and the cosplay, I figured there was something worth posting.
One of Kotobukiya’s con exclusives was a special edition of Bishoujo Lady Deadpool. In Deadpool’s typical fourth-wall-breaking fashion, the exclusive version is decked out in SDCC swag.
The regular Ladypool figure has a few optional parts, including extra head and hand parts. The exclusive version doesn’t come with any of those, though I’m told she is fully compatible. Instead of the standard parts you get a new head sculpt, a gyro instead of a grenade, an SDCC badge, and an SDCC merch bag. Though not in the box, Koto also threw in a green Kotobukiya bag as a bonus.
I really like Ladypool’s busted up face as I feel it’s more in the spirit of the character. It’s a change of pace from all these figures I have with non-messed up faces.
For the photo set it felt appropriate to whip together a version of the SDCC backdrop. Slickforce’s Softlight makes an appearance as well as it’s the perfect prop for this!
As for cosplay photos, I didn’t have a ton to begin with as I spent a lot of my time doing coverage for Tomopop. Many of the shots I did get were just rushed or uninspired… or worse, out of focus. I’m not sure why but for this particular con I struggled with some autofocus issues on both my cameras.
You might have guessed that the hot property du jour was Suicide Squad. Harley Quinn costumes have been popular every year but I’d say they were downright dominant this year. There were also a large number of Batman cosplays in his Batman v Superman incarnation. Overall it was a very DC-skewed cosplay scene. Certainly there were many quality DC costumes, but I also wanted to highlight some of the more out-of-left-field costumes.
Princess Mononoke was surprisingly popular. I remember at least three San cosplayers, and they were all well-executed.
For cosplay I usually go with an 85mm equivalent lens. This time I used my 35mm equivalent a bit more as it worked better in the cramped and crowded exhibition hall.
These guys were easily my favorite group cosplay.
This was kind of a throwaway snapshot but I ended up liking it a lot. It also presented an opportunity to use my vintage look Lightroom preset.
We make fun of some of the poses female characters are contorted into, but is no one concerned about Spider Man’s spine? Poor guy!
This one’s probably my favorite cosplay photo from the con. As with the Volkswagen I just saw a cool scene and took a quick snap. Thankfully autofocus decided not to be a butt and I ended up being pretty happy with the result!
Also be sure to check out the figure coverage on Tomopop if you haven’t already!