Weary, slightly frustrated book update: the advance copies have arrived, and while the PAGES look great…the cover needs one last tweak. These advance copies are for my legal deposit so they are fine for this, but I will be getting one more advance copy just to check that my new cover template is a-ok before committing to the full run…and tbh, I am very glad I caught this mistake now!! I don’t expect any more problems once this is sorted (but then, who does) but due to the easter weekend and ANZAC weekend, there might be some more bloody delays. Sincere apologies everyone, here is a photo of the posters and candy and model prints to prove I haven’t dropped the ball completely! I guess first books are always meant to have teething problems, right? :) Thanks everyone for your patience, I’ll let y’all know as soon as I have some better news! Happy easter break, and I hope everyone’s doing some awesome creative stuff :D

Weary, slightly frustrated book update: the advance copies have arrived, and while the PAGES look great…the cover needs one last tweak. These advance copies are for my legal deposit so they are fine for this, but I will be getting one more advance copy just to check that my new cover template is a-ok before committing to the full run…and tbh, I am very glad I caught this mistake now!!

I don’t expect any more problems once this is sorted (but then, who does) but due to the easter weekend and ANZAC weekend, there might be some more bloody delays. Sincere apologies everyone, here is a photo of the posters and candy and model prints to prove I haven’t dropped the ball completely!

I guess first books are always meant to have teething problems, right? :) Thanks everyone for your patience, I’ll let y’all know as soon as I have some better news! Happy easter break, and I hope everyone’s doing some awesome creative stuff :D

Final book proof has arrived…and I just finished approving it for print!! Again, I’m sorry there have been some delays in printing - but I am sending the final file to the printer tonight (couldn’t resist tweaking one more image) and the whole run will commence asap :)

Estimate from the printer is that it’ll take about a week to print and bind everything, and then it’ll be shipped to me, and I will spend a few days cloistered in my apartment packing everything ready to ship out :D

Posters are printed and waiting for pickup (I ended up working all day today, so won’t be able to pick them up until Wednesday) and I have a whole lot of candy ready to be snuck into the parcels, too. Woo! Nearly there! Thank you so much for your patience everyone, I really appreciate it. 

Preorders for the Cosplay New Zealand book are now CLOSED! Thanks to you guys, I exceeded my sales target, so I can keep all my internal organs instead of selling them for capital and that is pretty great :D Big thank you to everyone who bought a copy, and special thanks to all the cosplayers I’ve worked with over the years. I’m really honoured that you guys are happy to work with me, and I’m going to try really hard to make the next book even better than this one!

If any of you have feedback about the book (or the preorder process), either now or once you have the physical copies in your hands, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I want to make sure that my work is meeting the needs of the community as well as my own, and that I present cosplay as the art form that it is. I don’t ever want to only shoot with “famous” cosplayers, or whatever; that’s not what cosplay is about. You probably will see my friends in the books pretty often…that’s because I can bully them easier ;D But I also want to capture as broad an image of NZ cosplay as I can, and that means photographing new people all the time. I’m going to be traveling again for shoots this year and next, and would love to see some new faces! ESPECIALLY Southerners. Watch this space for announcements :D

And, finally - I still need to do the final sums on everything, but things are looking good money-wise…and that means that yes, I will be doing a paperback version of the book too. HOWEVER: this will not be available for some time! I intend to do quite a long preorder period for that one, and also hold stock for sale after the preorder period ends, so I will make some announcements later on regarding price, dates, and whether I’ll have a stall at Auckland Armageddon(!!!) or not. All details to be confirmed later! THANKS GUYS, PEACE

Final book preview - now into the last day of preorders! Orders will close at 10pm tonight, NZ time. Last chance! Hardcover versions of the book will never be available again! Get your copy at http://littlenoise.storenvy.com  :D :D 

Final book preview - now into the last day of preorders! Orders will close at 10pm tonight, NZ time. Last chance! Hardcover versions of the book will never be available again! Get your copy at http://littlenoise.storenvy.com  :D :D 

Couple more previews of the book - and a reminder that preorders close in FOUR DAYS! At this point, sales have not been fantastic, so this may be your last chance to get a copy of this book. There is no guarantee that I will do another run, and I WILL NOT be holding stock - what is ordered will be printed, and that’s it!

If you would like a book but don’t have the cash right now, please messge me and we can try to make arrangements. I don’t want anyone to miss out, but hardcover binding (not to mention the printing itself) is too expensive for me to print extra copies. Don’t risk missing out, preorder your copy now!

Buy here: http://littlenoise.storenvy.com

Purchase photo prints here: http://www.society6.com/littlenoise

Little-Noise photos now available on Society6 :) Free worldwide shipping today! I’ll be adding to the store every so often, at the moment it’s just prints/canvas/framed prints - sorry, no mugs or t-shirts :P

Little-Noise photos now available on Society6 :) Free worldwide shipping today! I’ll be adding to the store every so often, at the moment it’s just prints/canvas/framed prints - sorry, no mugs or t-shirts :P

Sneak peek at some of the cosplayers featured in the book! From top left, going clockwise: Tash/Slinky Sews, Tahlee/Tails’ Cosplay, Shelby, and Shinrii/Sink Cosplay!
Preorders open for another nine days - get your copy here!

Sneak peek at some of the cosplayers featured in the book! From top left, going clockwise: Tash/Slinky Sews, Tahlee/Tails’ Cosplay, Shelby, and Shinrii/Sink Cosplay!

Preorders open for another nine days - get your copy here!

Big sister from Bioshock 2! Shot on the Wellington waterfront last week - had a lot of difficulties with lighting, which was a massive pain. I don’t remember it being that hard last time I shot there at night…grr!

Costume, model: Abby

Photographer, editing: moi

Ta-daa! First time trying anything like this, really pleased with the results :) I do need more practise to get everything looking a bit smoother, but overall, very yay. Made the background image myself in photoshop, using this tutorial and modifying it as required. Feedback would be greatly appreciated so I can work on it for next time!

EDITED TO ADD: this is an OC of Tails’, named .gba!

Model, costume, makeup: Tails’ Cosplay (tumblr / facebook)

Photographer, editing: me!

Tron shoot! Yeah!! This is Tails’ original character, .gba :) Took a very long time to make this shoot happen, but happen it did, and I’m really pleased with the results. I have 2x 1kw halogens (with softboxes) and an external flash+beauty dish used in this image, so unfortunately the light temperatures are different - wrked to my advantage here, though! I’ll have to get something to warm the flash up though if I want to do this again.

More Tron-ish edits coming soon!

Model, costume, makeup: Tails Cosplay

Photographer, editing: meee