Photographer Antti Karppinen sent us his latest work, and it’s undoubtedly one of his most ambitious cosplay projects to date. It all started when amateur model Maija approached him about tackling a Neytiri cosplay from Avatar. With a little help from some talented friends, they managed to deliver on some gorgeous pictures.
It took hours and hours of planning, collecting moodboards and making the props and costumes -including tens of hours to make the unique bow, six hours to braid the hair and nine hours to paint the body. Finally, three more hours in the photoshoot, I-didn’t-even-count-how-many hours retouching the images and we were done, literally. I’m proud to present what we accomplished, and I can only hope I will stumble on similar projects in the future, too!
Head on over to Antti Karppinen’s website for the complete story behind these photos.
- Model: Maija
- Bodypaint/makeup: Jonna Harkanen
- Hair: Satu Piiroinen MUAH
- Avatar Bow: Makingscalemodels
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