Pop Culture PHOTOSHOOTS
Katara, Suki, and Sokka
Steampunk Agent Owl
Avatar is the story of a world that has been divided into four nations -- the Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation and and the Air Nomads. Each of these nations is named after an element. Benders are people who have the ability to control these elements, but only 1 of the 4. It is said that only the Avatar is the master of all 4 elements. The Fire Nation has set its sights on conquering the world and only the Avatar can stop them. The Avatar had been long disappeared until a young boy named Aang is discoveredto be the long-lost Avatar. Now members of his tribe Katara and Sokka must help Aang on his quest to master all 4 elements and save the world from the Fire Nation. Cosplayers: Katara (YomuChan), Suki (Seifer Noir), and Sokka (Tolia Jarke).
The Fandom Father
Sabrina Spellman is your average girl turning 16 and wanting to spend all her time with her friends.... except that she's not average...she's a witch! Sabrina is dark in this version of the classic character from the Archie comics. Sabrina must sign the devil's book on her 16th birthday as a right of passage but torn between the love of her human friends and the love and traditions of her witch heritage... she has a lot to figure out. This horror version of the character is RenChan's favorite and she was excited to get to cosplayer her. Cosplayer: Sabrina Spellman (RenChan).
The Other Side
Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer
Coraline Jones is the main and title character of the incredible story by Neil Gaiman. Coraline moves to a new shared home with her parents who seem preoccupied with their jobs, neighbors that are awfully weird, and feeling a lack of magic in her life. Coraline discovers a small door with a button key in the parlor which leads to nowhere...or does it? Coraline discovered that at night this door opens to the Other World! There she meets her Other Mother along with Other doppelgangers of people she knows in her world. At first this world is magical and the perfect escape from her mundane version of life she is used to but, things soon change. Coraline is one of RenChan's absolute favorite books and films from one of her all time favorite writers and so cosplaying her was an absolute dream! These amazing photos were taken at our hang out in June 2020 during the pandemic, somehow we found a bit of magic among the crazy. Cosplayer: Coraline Jones (RenChan).
Our Fast Food Shoot was inspired by Fast Food Gijinkas such as Smug Wendy and the Starbucks Siren. We wanted to do a large group of some of our favorite fast food brands and from this came our amazing photo shoot. These yummy photos were taken during Anime Senpai 2018 by the awesome photographer Mckeltie Photography. Cosplayers: Smug Wendy (Fuji Cakes Cosplay), Ronald McDonald (Wicked Warlock Cosplay), Starbucks Siren (RenChan), Sonic (LaKinta), Cinnabon (Yomuchan Cosplay), Jack in the Box (Seifer's Stiches), Panda Express (RN Ninja), and Red Lobster (Heather Trinh).
Save the Rainforest
An Australian rainforest is inhabited by a fairy named Crysta, whos home is threatened by humans flatting the rainforest for resources. When Crysta accidentally shrinks a young logger named Zak to her size they join forces together along with the other fairies and the animals of the rainforest to protect their home from the loggers and the evil Hexxus who is an entity of pollution. Ferngully is a favorite childhood film of YomuChan and this set was so much fun to do. These beautiful photos were taken in the Summer of 2019 at Fort Belle Fountaine in Missouri. Cosplayer: Crysta (YomuChan).
Schuyler Sisters Michaels Challenge
Melancholy Maiden Photography and Luna
Hamilton, an American Musical is about the origin of one of our founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. This musical focuses on his coming from nothing and not giving away his "shot" to become a part of history against the backdrop of the American War of Independence. This impromptu photoshoot was done inside of a Michaels crafting store as part of an Instagram challenge! Cosplayers: Eliza Schuyler (Luna) and Angelica Schuyler (RenChan).
Thranduil & Legolas
Melancholy Maiden Photography
The works of Tolkien have been a passion of YomuChan ever since she watched the premiere of Fellowship of the Ring. From there to the books, from the books to the new Hobbit movies, it's definitely a main fandom for her. Maybe even her first real fandom. So when recently she was trying to decide which character to bring to life, Thranduil, King of the Woodland Realm, immediately came to mind. He is larger than life and his costumes are immaculate, so she I knew he would be perfect for her first crossplay."These amazing photos were taken in September 2020 at Fort Belle Fountaine. Cosplayers: Thranduil (YomuChan) and Legolas (Ornate Snow).
What's Your Favorite Scary Movie?
Melancholy Maiden Photography, Zachary Cochran, and Moonlit Melody
Horror films are a stable for most of the CKC girls... with the exception of Luna lol. We decided to have some Halloween fun during the Fall of 2020 and get together a group of some of our favorite horror icons. These cosplays are loosely based on the Kotobukiya Bishoujo Horror figures! Cosplayers: Freddy Krueger (Digital Creme), Chucky (YomuChan), Tiffany (RenChan), and Michael Myers (Luna).
...Now That I'm a Woman
Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer
The Last Unicorn is a novel by Peter S. Beagle as well as a animated film from 1982 about the journey of a Unicorn who is thought to be the last of her kind until she stumbles upon a quirky magician named Schmendrick and a peasant woman called Molly Grue. With her new companions in tow, the Unicorn is confronted by the Red Bull, an entity which is taking the unicorns and hiding them for King Haggard. The Unicorn by accident is turned into a human woman to prevent her being taken by the bull. As the Lady Amalthea, a name which becomes her alias in human form, the Unicorn's internal struggles grow for she is not really human and no longer a unicorn. The story is not only about her journey to save her kind from the grasp of the Red Bull and King Haggard but, also about her experiencing what it means to be human, having relationships with them, and falling in love with Prince Lir, King Haggard's son. These incredible photos were taken during Daisho Con 2018 by our incredibly talented photographer friend Mouzycat Cosplay Photographer. Becoming Amalthea has always been a dream of RenChan's since she was a small child and it was finally fully realized and captured with this shoot. Cosplayer: Lady Amalthea (RenChan).
Minthe and Persephone
Lore Olympus is a webcomic adaptation of the classic Greek myth, ‘The Abduction of Persephone with a modern twist. mostly modern setting. When Hades attends Zeus's party after a recent break up with his lover Minthe he becomes enamored with the beautiful Persephone who has been allowed to leave the mortal realm and visit Olympus by her mother, Demeter. After Hades comments on her beauty being a rival to the goddess of love herself a situation is set in motion to embarrass Persephone in from of Hades. Despite this the two become a couple anyways and embark on their love story along with incorporation of the Greek stories and legends of the Olympus key players. The shoot was such a challenge with all the extensive body paint but Mari.aftermightnight and Rose Petal Cosplay managed to pull it off beautiful in this shoot. Cosplayers: Minthe (Mari.aftermidnight) and Persephone (Rose Petal Cosplay).
The Mane 6
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic is a show based on the characters from the original MLP series from the 80s/90s and follows Twilight Sparkle and her 5 best friends as they learn life lessons, battle to save Equestria, and go on amazing journeys all in the name of friendship. These amazing photos were taken during the ToyMan Toy Show in November 2017. Cosplayers: Twilight Sparkle (Luna), AppleJack (RenChan), Pinkie Pie (LaKinta), Rarity (Black Dahlia cosplay), Rainbow Dash (Seifer Noir), Fluttershy (Stephanie), and Spike (White Wolf Designs).
Kotobukiya Bishoujo Figures
Mouzycat Cosplay Photography
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic is a show based on the characters from the original MLP series from the 80s/90s and follows Twilight Sparkle and her 5 best friends as they learn life lessons, battle to save Equestria, and go on amazing journeys all in the name of friendship. This shoot was inspired by the Kotobukiya Bishoujo figures of the My Little Pony characters. These magical photos were taken with some close friends of CKC at Ben Rau Memorial Garden in 2021. Cosplayers: Twilight Sparkle (Luna), Starlight Glimmer (YomuChan), AppleJack (RenChan), Rarity (Mari.Aftermidnight), Pinkie Pie (Steam Punk Agent Owl), Fluttershy (Hyrule_Dragonslayer), and Rainbow Dash (Seifer Noir).
The Alicorns & Rainbow Dash
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic is a show based on the characters from the original MLP series from the 80s/90s and follows Twilight Sparkle and her 5 best friends as they learn life lessons, battle to save Equestria, and go on amazing journeys all in the name of friendship. These amazing photos were taken during the ToyMan Toy Show in January 2018. Cosplayers: Twilight Sparkle (Luna), Starlight Glimmer (RenChan), Princess Celestia (Kim Perry), and Rainbow Dash.
Grand Galloping Gala
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic is a show based on the characters from the original MLP series from the 80s/90s and follows Twilight Sparkle and her 5 best friends as they learn life lessons, battle to save Equestria, and go on amazing journeys all in the name of friendship. These amazing photos were taken during the St. Louis Crystal Fair in 2016. Cosplayers: AppleJack (RenChan) and Big Mac (Tony Bartlett).
Twilight Sparkle & Applejack
Thomas Ricks and Pense Productions
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic is a show based on the characters from the original MLP series from the 80s/90s and follows Twilight Sparkle and her 5 best friends as they learn life lessons, battle to save Equestria, and go on amazing journeys all in the name of friendship. These sets of amazing photos were taken during the ToyMan Toy Show in September 2017. Cosplayers: Twilight Sparkle (Luna) and AppleJack (RenChan).