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ANIME PHOTOSHOOTS

A Boy, His Best Friend, and Some Government Experiments

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Photography by
Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer

AKIRA is a 1988 animated film that is perceived by many as the one that started the Japanese animation invasion in America and is essentially attributed to the surge of anime’s popularity in American culture. AKIRA is considered to be a cult classic, inspiring many sci-fi films that were made in America. We follow our hero Shotaro Kaneda, a wisecracking head of a motorcycle gang, as he teams up with Kei, an agent of a rebellion group to save his friend Tetsuo in a dystopian future Japan whose government is hiding a secret program that could not only destroy Tetsuo but everything else. This was a dream shoot of RenChan's as AKIRA is one of her first beloved anime. These haunting photos were taken during Anime St. Louis 2019 by the ever incredible Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer. Cosplayers: Shotaro Kaneda (RenChan), Tetsuo (RN Ninja), and Kei (YomuChan).

Smile! Sweet! Sister! Sadistic! Surprise! Service!

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Photography by
McKeltie Photography

Blend-S is the story of Maika Sakuranomiya, high school student and unfortunate bearing of one sadistic looking smile. Maika is discovered one day by a man named Dino who runs a cafe called Stile and could use a unique smile like Maika's for one of his maid roles.... Sadistic! Maika accepts the job and is joined by other girls who fill the other personality types for the maids and they all become great friends while getting into Shenanigans. All this while her new boss Dino pines over her. These sweet photos were taken during Anime Senpai 2018 by the our friend photographer McKeltie Photography at the LaQunita hotel. Cosplayers: Maika  Sakuranomyia (YomuChan), Kaho Hinata (Mari.aftermidnight), Mafuyu Hoshikawa (LaKinta), Dino (Wicked Warlock Cosplay), Koyo Akizuki (RN Ninja), Miu Amano (RenChan), and Hideri Kanzaki (Steampunk Agent Owl).

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Sakura & Tomoyo

Magical Best Friends

Photography by
Cole Bekah Photography

Sakura is the main protagonist of CLAMP's anime and manga series, Cardcaptor Sakura. Sakura accidentally releases a set of magical cards known as Clow Cards from a book in her basement created and named after the sorcerer Clow Reed. Each card has its own unique ability and can assume an alternate form when activated. The guardian of the cards, Kero, emerges from the book and chooses Sakura to retrieve the missing cards. Tomoyo is Sakura's best friend who is always by her side and even designs all her Clow card catching attire. Cosplayers: Sakura Kinomoto(Luna), Tomoyo Daidouji (RenChan), and Kero (YomuChan). Photos by Cole Bekah Photography.

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Magical Princess version

Photography by
Melancholy Maiden Photography

Sakura is the main protagonist of CLAMP's anime and manga series, Cardcaptor Sakura. Sakura accidentally releases a set of magical cards known as Clow Cards from a book in her basement created and named after the sorcerer Clow Reed. Each card has its own unique ability and can assume an alternate form when activated. The guardian of the cards, Cerberus, emerges from the book and chooses Sakura to retrieve the missing cards. The Sealed Card is the second movie in the Cardcaptor Sakura series. Sakura Kinomoto is an all time favorite character of Luna's and it was so exciting to see her bring out her inner magical girl! These beautiful photos were taken at the Gordon Moore Rose Garden in Illinois. Cosplayer: Sakura Kinomoto(Luna).

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Sakura Group

Magical Girls Galore

Photography by
Khristine Brucker

Sakura is the main protagonist of CLAMP's anime and manga series, Cardcaptor Sakura. Sakura accidentally releases a set of magical cards known as Clow Cards from a book in her basement created and named after the sorcerer Clow Reed. Each card has its own unique ability and can assume an alternate form when activated. The guardian of the cards, Kero, emerges from the book and chooses Sakura to retrieve the missing cards. Tomoyo is Sakura's best friend who is always by her side and even designs all her Clow card catching attire. This amazing photos were taken during Katsucon 2019. CKC would love to thank the other amazing Sakura cosplayers who participated with us! Cosplayers: Sakura Kimono version (Luna), Sakura Tracer version (Sakura Sun Set Shop), Sakura Movie 2 version (Hop Is My Hero), Sakura Platnium opening version (Kylanyx Cosplay), Prince Sakura, Tomoyo Daidouji (RenChan), and Kero (YomuChan). Photos by Khristine Brucker.

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Middle School Uniform & Battle Dress versions

Photography by
Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer, Melancholy Maiden Photography, and Steampunk Agent Owl

Sakura is the main protagonist of CLAMP's anime and manga series, Cardcaptor Sakura. Sakura accidentally releases a set of magical cards known as Clow Cards from a book in her basement created and named after the sorcerer Clow Reed. Each card has its own unique ability and can assume an alternate form when activated. The guardian of the cards, Cerberus, emerges from the book and chooses Sakura to retrieve the missing cards. Clear Card is the continuation of Sakura's story. These amazing photos were taken our hang out July 2018.  Cosplayer: Sakura Kinomoto (Luna).

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Power

Photography by
Melancholy Maiden Photography

Denji, a put upon young man, makes a contract with his dog who just so happens to be a devil named Pochita, who grants him abilities to transfer body parts into chainsaws. With his newfound abilities, Denji joins the Public Safety Devil Hunters which fight against the devils that threaten Japan. Power, the blood fiend, fights alongside Denji as his partner. Cosplayer: Power (YomuChan).

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Best Fiends

Photography by
Melancholy Maiden Photography

Denji, a put upon young man, makes a contract with his dog who just so happens to be a devil named Pochita, who grants him abilities to transfer body parts into chainsaws. With his newfound abilities, Denji joins the Public Safety Devil Hunters which fight against the devils that threaten Japan. Cosplayer: Power (YomuChan).

16 Is a Hard Year for a Girl

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Photography by
Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer

Ayashi no Ceres, also known as Ceres Celestial legend is a story of 16 year old Aya Mikage who discovers on her birthday that she and her twin brother Aki are the reincarnation of a Celestial Maiden named Ceres and the progenitor of the family known as Mikage.A long time ago Mikage stole the celestial robe or Hagoromo from Ceres therefore keeping her bound to the earth. Because of this Ceres cursed the Mikage family. Aya is now hunted by her own family who seek to destroy Ceres, whom is not awaken within her. Aya teams up with and Yuhi to combat her family and save herself, all the while falling in love with her once hired assassin Toya. Aya must fight along side her friends and other Celestial Maidens to right the wrongs that her family is doing to Celestial maidens and stop her cousin Kagami from his wicked plans. These sets of amazing photos were taken during Anime St. Louis 2016.  Cosplayers: Aya Mikage (LaKinta) and Ceres (RenChan).

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Blade of Demon Destruction

Photography by
Beesing Photos

Tanjiro Kamado, a kind-hearted and intelligent boy has become his family's sole source of income after the passing of his father, making trips to the nearby village to sell charcoal. One day his whole life changes when he returns home to discover that his family has been attacked and slaughtered by a demon. Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the sole survivors of the incident, with Nezuko being transformed into a demon, but still surprisingly showing signs of human emotion and thought. After coming across Tanjiro into the Demon Slayer Corps, to also become a demon slayer, and begins his quest to help his sister turn human again and avenge the deaths of his other family members.  Cosplayers: Tanjiro (RenChan), Nezuko (YomuChan), Shinobu (Pretty Sammi), Zenitsu (Ardengeddon), Inosuke (heykristique), Rengoku (Paxkimi), and Mitsuri (Seifer Noir).

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Sunflower Nezuko

Photography by
Melancholy Maiden Cosplay Photography

Tanjiro Kamado, a kind-hearted and intelligent boy has become his family's sole source of income after the passing of his father, making trips to the nearby village to sell charcoal. One day his whole life changes when he returns home to discover that his family has been attacked and slaughtered by a demon. Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the sole survivors of the incident, with Nezuko being transformed into a demon, but still surprisingly showing signs of human emotion and thought. After coming across Tanjiro into the Demon Slayer Corps, to also become a demon slayer, and begins his quest to help his sister turn human again and avenge the deaths of his other family members. These were taken in the sunflower fields during Summer 2022. Cosplayer: Nezuko (YomuChan).

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Just a Whisper...I Hear it in My Ghost...

Photography by
Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer

Ghost in the Shell is a multi dynamic anime which has many adaptations following the protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, a just short of full cybernetic agent as she and her partners at Section 9 fight to stop cyber crime in a futuristic Japan where almost everyone is part cybernetic. Ghost in the Shell is one of RenChan's favorite anime it was another dream come true to get to cosplay as her favorite part human part robot badass. Ghost in the Shell (GITS) deals with many mind blowing themes and questions including what it means to be human and have consciousness. These amazing photos were taken during Anime Central 2019 by Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer. Cosplayers: Motoko Kusanagi-1995 version (RenChan), Motoko Kusanagi- SAC version (YomuChan), Motoko Kusanagi- ARISE version (Jaclyn Salmon), and Batou- SAC version (Ross Cunha).

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...If Any of You are Aliens, Time-travelers, or Espers, Please Come See Me.

Photography by
Mason T Photography/Unknown

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is the story of Kyon, an average high school student, who has no beliefs placed in the in the supernatural. This changes when Kyon meets Haruhi Suzumiya who's interest in the supernatural is upfront and center at all times! Aliens, time travelers, and espers among other things are just her cup of tea. When Haruhi  is inspired by Kyon to form a club, the become the SOS Brigade whose specialty is the supernatural. Kyon, along with other SOS Brigade members, Yuki the silent type, sky Mikuru, and always smiling Itsuki follow their crazy leader Haruhi into some whimsical adventures. Haruhi Suzumiya is a character that is near and dear to Luna's heart. These awesome photos were taken at multiple locations Cosplayer: Haruhi Suzumi (Luna).

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Aliens, Espers, and Time-Travelers Oh My!

Photography by
Nick Butcher

Haruhi Suzumiya is the story of Kyon, an average high school student, who has no beliefs placed in the in the supernatural. This changes when Kyon meets Haruhi Suzumiya who's interest in the supernatural is upfront and center at all times! Aliens, time travelers, and espers among other things are just her cup of tea. When Haruhi  is inspired by Kyon to form a club, the become the SOS Brigade whose specialty is the supernatural. Kyon, along with other SOS Brigade members, Yuki the silent type, sky Mikuru, and always smiling Itsuki follow their crazy leader Haruhi into some whimsical adventures. Set after the original events of the anime, the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya takes place on a cold Christmas day, as Kyon heads over to school to attend the SOS Brigade's holiday celebration. He soon realizes that Haruhi seems to have disappeared. To make things even weirder, no one seems to remember her or the SOS Brigade at all! Not uleft to his own devices with no real grasp of the supernatural Kyon must set things right! These wonderful photos were taken at Anime Central! Cosplayer: Haruhi Suzumiya (Luna).

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Half-Human Half-Youkai!

Photography by
JMD Photo

Ririchiyo is the daughter of a renowned family who has been living a sheltered life. She is small and well off  but has been dependent on others her whole life... now she wants to break free. Only thing is, she has a mouth she can't control and horrendous communication skills. With some help from a friend she moves to Maison de Ayakashi, a secluded high-security apartment complex full of bizarre individuals. All the residents are half-human, half-youkai, including Ririchiyo! Ririchiyo find out that a condition of her new home requires that she be accompanied by a Secret Service agent, Soushi. While he is the quiet type and not bad on the eyes, Soushi is also more than a bit clingy and creepily submissive. With her new partner, new supernatural neighbors, and just starting in high school, Ririchiyo definitely has an interesting future ahead. These phtoos were taken by JMD Photography at NakaKon. Cosplayer: Ririchiyo Shirakiin (YomuChan).

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A Feudal Fairy Tale

Photography by
Thomas Ricks

InuYasha is the story of Kagome Higurashi, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Tokyo who is transported to back in time to the feudal era of Japan after falling into a well in her family shrine, where she meets the half-demon dog InuYasha. Kagome she inadvertently shatters the Shikon Jewel that was once inside her body, into many pieces that are dispersed across Japan. InuYasha and Kagome then must band together to recover it before the powerful demon Naraku finds them. InuYasha and Kagome gain many friends during their journey, but none as important than Shippo, Miroku, and Sango. These incredible photos were taken during Anime St. Louis 2018 by our friend Thomas Ricks. We were so happy to be able to do this shoot as it was a dream for so many of us to have this group come together and we are so thankful for everyone who was able to be involved. Cosplayers: InuYasha (Steampunk Agent Owl), Kagome (LaKinta), Miroku (RN NINJA), Sango (YomuChan), Shippo (Pretty Sammy), Naraku (RenChan), Kikyo (Black Dahlia Cosplay), Sesshomaru (Seifer Stitches), Kagura (Midna Warden), and Koga (Link Warden). 

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Miroku and His Sangos?

Photography by
Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer

InuYasha is the story of Kagome Higurashi, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Tokyo who is transported to back in time to the feudal era of Japan after falling into a well in her family shrine, where she meets the half-demon dog InuYasha. Kagome she inadvertently shatters the Shikon Jewel that was once inside her body, into many pieces that are dispersed across Japan. InuYasha and Kagome then must band together to recover it before the powerful demon Naraku finds them. InuYasha and Kagome gain many friends during their journey, but none as important than Shippo, Miroku, and Sango. These incredible photos were taken during Anime Senpai 2018 by talented Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer. It was so cool to reprise our InuYasha characters for a mini shoot especially with Luna and YomuChan being the two versions of Sango! Cosplayers: Sango-Kimono version (Luna), Sango-Demon Slayer version (YomuChan),Miroku (RN NINJA), and Naraku (RenChan).

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Sesshomaru's Mother & the Great Dog Demon

Photography by
Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer

InuYasha is the story of Kagome Higurashi, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Tokyo who is transported to back in time to the feudal era of Japan after falling into a well in her family shrine, where she meets the half-demon dog InuYasha. Kagome she inadvertently shatters the Shikon Jewel that was once inside her body, into many pieces that are dispersed across Japan. InuYasha and Kagome then must band together to recover it before the powerful demon Naraku finds them. InuYasha and Kagome gain many friends during their journey, but none as important than Shippo, Miroku, and Sango. These otherworldly photos were taken during Anime St. Louis 2021 at the Ben Rau Memorial Garden. RenChan and long time cosplay husband RN Ninja brought "InuKimi" and Toga to life which was an absolute dream and there is nothing like some photos from Mouzycat to make the moment perfectly captured.  Cosplayers: Sesshomaru's Mom/InuKimi (RenChan) and Inu no Taisho/Toga/The Great Dog Demon (RN Ninja).

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The Girl Who Went Down the Well

Photography by
Melancholy Maiden Cosplay Photography

InuYasha is the story of Kagome Higurashi, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Tokyo who is transported to back in time to the feudal era of Japan after falling into a well in her family shrine, where she meets the half-demon dog InuYasha. Kagome she inadvertently shatters the Shikon Jewel that was once inside her body, into many pieces that are dispersed across Japan. InuYasha and Kagome then must band together to recover it before the powerful demon Naraku finds them. InuYasha and Kagome gain many friends during their journey, but none as important than Shippo, Miroku, and Sango. This was an individual photoshoot for our lovely YomuChan as the main heroine. These "LIVE ACTION" like shots were taken at Creve Coeur Park in 2022.  Cosplayers: Kagome (YomuChan Cosplay)

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The Girl Who Fought Demons

Photography by
Melancholy Maiden Cosplay Photography

InuYasha is the story of Kagome Higurashi, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Tokyo who is transported to back in time to the feudal era of Japan after falling into a well in her family shrine, where she meets the half-demon dog InuYasha. Kagome she inadvertently shatters the Shikon Jewel that was once inside her body, into many pieces that are dispersed across Japan. InuYasha and Kagome then must band together to recover it before the powerful demon Naraku finds them. InuYasha and Kagome gain many friends during their journey, but none as important than Shippo, Miroku, and Sango. Sango is a demon slayer who was forced to join the group to try and save her brother Kohaku after Naraku tainted him. Her and Miroku eventually fall in love and she is Kagome's best firend. Cosplayers: Sango (Luna).

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The Women Of InuYasha

Photography by
Beesing Photos

InuYasha is the story of Kagome Higurashi, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Tokyo who is transported to back in time to the feudal era of Japan after falling into a well in her family shrine, where she meets the half-demon dog InuYasha. Kagome she inadvertently shatters the Shikon Jewel that was once inside her body, into many pieces that are dispersed across Japan. InuYasha and Kagome then must band together to recover it before the powerful demon Naraku finds them. InuYasha and Kagome gain many friends during their journey, but none as important than Shippo, Miroku, and Sango. These whimsical photos were taken at the Missouri Botanical Gardens by the sweet Beesing Photos! Cosplayers: Kagome (YomuChan), Sango (Luna), Kaede (Lightingbug Cosplay), Sesshomaru's Mom/InuKimi (RenChan), and Ayame (Kiki Kistsune).

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Hopeless Romantics

Photography by
Melancholy Maiden Photography & YomuChan

Maison Ikkoku is the story of a boarding house that is inhabited by some wacky characters the main of which being student Yuusaku Godai who onyl wants to study and not be constantly interrupted by all the chaos. One day the Maison receives a new manager, Kyoko Otonashi. Kyoko is a widow who Godai falls head over heels for but with Kyoko's husband recently passing away and the antics of the fellow Maison residents, Godai will have to try extra hard to win the heart of the girl of his dreams. These adorbale photos were taken during Anime St. Louis 2021 by YomuChan and Melancholy Maiden Photography. Cosplayers: Kyoko Otonashi (RenChan) and Yuusaku Godai (RN NINJA).

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Trainer Serena & Trainer Iris

Photography by
Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer

Pokémon is anime about a boy name Ash Ketchum and his journey to become the best Pokémon trainer. His first Pokémon and best friend is Pikachu who accompanies Ash on his journeys to become a Pokémon Master. Other friends who join in his journey are Brock, Misty, and many more. Later on we are introduced to Trainer Iris whose dream it is to become a dragon master and Trainer Serena who  becomes one of Ash's traveling companions during his journey in the Kalos Region. These awesome photos were taken during Anime St. Louis 2016 by the amazing Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer. This was Luna and RenChan's first cosplay photoshoot together! Cosplayers: Iris (RenChan) and Serena (Luna).

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Pokémon Trainer Serena

Photography by
Melancholy Maiden Cosplay Photographer

Pokémon is anime about a boy name Ash Ketchum and his journey to become the best Pokémon trainer. His first pokémon and best friend is Pikachu who accompanies Ash on his journeys to become a Pokémon Master. Serena, the female protagonist from Pokémon X and Y is a young trainer from Vaniville town in the beautiful Kalos region who has romantic feelings for Ash. Cosplayer:  Serena (Luna).

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Pokémon Performer Serena

Photography by
Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer

Pokémon is anime about a boy name Ash Ketchum and his journey to become the best Pokémon trainer. His first pokémon and best friend is Pikachu who accompanies Ash on his journeys to become a Pokémon Master. Serena, the female protagonist from Pokémon X and Y is a young trainer from Vaniville town in the beautiful Kalos region. With her partner Fennekin, Serena goes after her dream of being a top Pokémon performer by competing in Pokémon Showcases. Serena joins up with Ash Ketchum days after his arrival in the Kalos region but have they met before? With her strong romantic feelings for Ash and the help of her friends and Pokémon, Serena is sure to be Kalos Queen! These photos were taken at DaishoCon 2019. Cosplayer: Pokémon Showcase Performer Serena (Luna).

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Picnic Serena

Photography by
Melancholy Maiden Cosplay Photographer

Pokémon is anime about a boy name Ash Ketchum and his journey to become the best Pokémon trainer. His first pokémon and best friend is Pikachu who accompanies Ash on his journeys to become a Pokémon Master. Serena, the female protagonist from Pokémon X and Y is a young trainer from Vaniville town in the beautiful Kalos region who has romantic feelings for Ash. Cosplayer:  Serena (Luna).

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Anything Goes Martial Arts

Photography by
Ruffshots Photography

Ranma 1/2 revolves around a 16-year old boy named Ranma Saotome who was trained from early childhood in martial arts and as a result of an accident during a training journey, he is cursed to become a girl when splashed with cold water, while hot water changes him back into a boy. Ranma then comes to Japan to meet his fiancee' Akane of the Tendo Dojo and finds out along the way about other fiancee's that he has. These amazing photos were taken during Anime Central 2019 by Ruffshots Photography. Cosplayers: Ranma Saotome- Girl version (LaKinta), Akane Tendo (RenChan), Ukiyo (Luna), Ranma Saotome- Boy verison (Wicked Warlock Cosplay), Shampoo (mari.aftermidnight), and Kodachi Kuno (YomuChan).

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Kaoru, Fiercely Independent and Beautiful

Photography by
The Fandom Father

In the final years of the Bakumatsu era, a legendary assassin, Hitokiri Battousai who was feared and seen as merciless and unmatched disappeared mysteriously at the height of the Japanese Revolution. Rurouni Kenshin takes place 10 years since then where the world was peaceful and, but the very mention of the assassin still instill fear in war veterans' hearts. Unknown to the world, the once notorious assassin abandoned his bloody way of life to repent for his sins. He now lives as Kenshin Himura, a nomadic swordsman with an upbeat nature and a strong will.  Kenshin vows that he will never kill anyone again that dedicates the rest of his life to protecting those who can not protect themselves. One day, he comes across the beautiful Kaoru Kamiya. Kaoru is threatened by him as he claims to be a Battousai after arriving at her kendo dojo. After Kenshin helps Kaoru she allows him to stay are her dojo and there is where our story begins as he  temporarily ceases his travels. These photos were taken at NakaKon 2017. Cosplayer: Kaoru Kamiya (Luna).

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INNER Senshi

Fighting Evil By Moonlight...

Photography by
Beesing Photos

Sailor Moon is the story of Usagi Tsukino, a middle-school student who is a bit of a crybaby as she befriends Luna, a talking black cat who gives her a magical brooch enabling her to become Sailor Moon! As Sailor Moon she is destined to save Earth from the forces of evil while finding friends, love, and being of the most beloved magical girls in anime history. Our group and friends decided to the outers with one of our good friends Seifer Noir as the perfect Sailor Uranus. We were all so excited to finally bring a quintessential magical girl group to life, even if we missed some of our props being ready in time! These magical photos were taken during the Summer of 2022 by the sweet Beesing Photos. Cosplayers: Sailor Moon (YomuChan), Sailor Venus (Luna/Moonlit Melody Cosplay), Sailor Mars (RenChan), Sailor Jupiter (Lightingbug Cosplay), and Sailor Mercury (Seifer Noir).

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OUTER Senshi

...Winning Love By Daylight

Photography by
Mimoo Universe

Sailor Moon is the story of Usagi Tsukino, a middle-school student who is a bit of a crybaby as she befriends Luna, a talking black cat who gives her a magical brooch enabling her to become Sailor Moon! As Sailor Moon she is destined to save Earth from the forces of evil while finding friends, love, and being of the most beloved magical girls in anime history. Our group and friends decided to the outers with one of our good friends Seifer Noir as the perfect Sailor Uranus. We were all so excited to finally bring a quintessential magical girl group to life, even if we missed some of our props being ready in time! These magical photos were taken during 2020 at Tower Grove Park while social distancing, from those who were not able to test negative or quarantine prior to the shoot, by the absolutely wonderful Mimoo Universe. Cosplayers: Sailor Neptune (mari.aftermightnight), Sailor Saturn (RenChan/Melancholy Maiden), Sailor Pluto (YomuChan), Sailor Uranus (Seifer Noir), Sailor Chibi Moon (Pretty Sammy), and Luna (Luna/Moonlit Melody Cosplay).

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Villains

Causing Evil By Moonlight, Losing Love By Daylight

Photography by
Thomas Ricks

Sailor Moon is the story of Usagi Tsukino, a middle-school student who is a bit of a crybaby as she befriends Luna, a talking black cat who gives her a magical brooch enabling her to become Sailor Moon! As Sailor Moon she is destined to save Earth from the forces of evil while finding friends, love, and being of the most beloved magical girls in anime history. Our group and friends decided to the villains or baddies of the Sailor Moon universe instead of the typical Senshi groups that you see at conventions and it was incredible. So much work and the cosplays and photos turned out so awesome and we also got to make our LaKinta's dream come true of cosplaying Dark Lady, one of her all-time favorite baddies! These magical photos were taken during Anime St. Louis by our good friend Thomas Ricks (Barking Basset). Cosplayers: Queen Beryl (Digital Creme Cosplay), Queen Nehelenia (RenChan), Dark Lady/Wicked Lady/Black Lady (LaKinta), Mistress 9 (YomuChan), Sailor Galaxia (Silwen Cosplay), and Saphir (Wicked Warlock Cosplay).

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Punk OuTERS

Moon Punk Sailors

Photography by
Melancholy Maiden

Sailor Moon is the story of Usagi Tsukino, a middle-school student who is a bit of a crybaby as she befriends Luna, a talking black cat who gives her a magical brooch enabling her to become Sailor Moon! As Sailor Moon she is destined to save Earth from the forces of evil while finding friends, love, and being of the most beloved magical girls in anime history. Our YomuChan decided to spice things up and put together a Punk Sailor group featuring the outer senshi. These rebel sailor photos were taking in 2021 by Melancholy Maiden Photography. Cosplayers: Punk Sailor Pluto (YomuChan), Punk Sailor Neptune (Mori.aftermidnight), Punk Sailor Uranus (Seifer Noir), Punk Sailor Saturn (Paxkimi), and Punk Princess Small Lady.

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Once You've Met Someone You Never Really Forget Them

Photography by
Melancholy Maiden Photography

Spirited Away is the tale of young Chihiro and her parents who on the way to their new home come across a realm that hosts spirits. Chihiro's parents are trapped there unexpectedly and Chihiro must enlist herself until the employ of Yubaba and work for the bathhouse to free them and herself. This is a favorite Studio Ghibli film of YomuChan and it was so much fun to bring that Miyazaki magic to live. These photos were taken at Gordon Moore Park by Melancholy Maiden Photography. It was so fun bringing these characters to life, especially since this is one of YomuChan's favorite films. Cosplayers: Chihiro/Sen (YomuChan), Haku (Seifer Noir), and Noh Face (Picked Pea Cosplay). 

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Original Harem Anime!

Photography by
Thomas Ricks

 Tenchi Muyo! is the original anime series based around Tenchi Masaki, a hapless school boy who suddenly finds himself in surrounded by a group of women from outer space. The anime follows Tenchi's adventures with space pirate Ryoko, Princess Ayeka and her little sister Sasami, scientific genius of the world Washu, the ditsy space police officer Mihoshi as all the girls fight over Tenchi's affection, while he fights off galactic threats and discovers that his family is also connected to the outer space world these women hail from. This is one of the original harem anime and is a classic favorite of CKC. These amazing photos were taken during Anime St. Louis 2017 by our wonderful friend Thomas Ricks. Cosplayers: Tenchi Misaki (RN NINJA), Ryoko Hakubi (RenChan), Mihoshi (LaKinta), and Sasami (Pretty Sammy).

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No Need for Tenchi!

Photography by
Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer

Tenchi Universe is the second anime series following Tenchi Masaki, a hapless school boy who suddenly finds himself in surrounded by a group of women from outer space. The anime follows Tenchi's adventures with space pirate Ryoko, Princess Ayeka and her little sister Sasami, scientific genius of the world Washu, the ditsy space police officer Mihoshi, and in Universe only the serious Galaxy Police officer Kiyone, as all the girls fight over Tenchi's affection, while encountering galactic threats and having zany adventures. This was another special shoot for us as the CKC girls are huge fans of Tenchi Universe. These awesome photos were taken during Anime St. Louis 2017 by our wonderful friend Thomas Ricks. Cosplayers: Tenchi Misaki (RN NINJA), Ryoko Hakubi (RenChan), Princess Ayeka (Luna), Mihoshi (LaKinta), Sasami (Pretty Sammy), and Kiyone (Luna).