The holiday season is here. Initially hit by Halloween and Thanksgiving, I’ve had anything but free time. Today is a very special day, and I have something very special to show you.
Necoco here cosplays the popular character Alice, from the story Alice in Wonderland. Praised by both young and old, the story of Alice in Wonderland is one that has stimulated our imagination during our childhood.
Here, our model Necoco will represent Alice and some other characters in five chapters. A download link is provided at the bottom of this page with all of the images in the set.
My Japanese can’t be this blonde!
So what hits you first? The model, or the environment? For me, it’s the environment.
And thus Alice greets you into her world. The photographer has many tricks and techniques to show you, and he (or she!) can’t wait to give you a taste of his talent.
What a beautiful garden. Necoco makes a decent Alice. There is an excellent balance between the two. Maybe it’s the photographer, maybe it’s the model, but neither overshadows each other.
The colors are so vibrant! Alice’s outfit is amazing. Clean and fitting. It doesn’t look like cheap cloth either! That black bow on her head is beyond cute.
Can you say LONG LEGS? Amazing. I’m not a huge fan of stripes, but you can easily see in this photo how it helps make Alice’s legs look even longer.
Just where were all these photos taken? Truly amazing. I do wish the photographer would have included a small set of images that featured only the scenery, though. It’s breathtaking. Sure, Alice is wonderful here, but her surroundings are just too interesting to ignore.
Wonderful. The images are so clear. I can’t stop loving Alice’s outfit.
Lots of this sort of image further down the page.
Here we have the start of Chapter 2, which I think is one of the best chapters in the set.
Not liking the gloves so much, but Necoco here looks amazing.
I couldn’t decide between posting this image or the first one for this chapter. In the end, I decided to just post both.
The roses and the heart on Necoco’s cheek are nice accents. The photographer really knew how to coordinate his colors well.
One of the best images in the entire set. It seems like finding heels like those must be extremely hard to find. So much effort went into making the model look convincing for every shot.
Loving this chapter the most.
Red, everywhere. I remember those flamingos from the original movie.
Neither the model nor the environment are boring, however, my attention goes more towards the environment.
Chapter 3. I didn’t like this set too much since it’s not my thing, but the exposure of light in this one gives a feel of warmth perhaps? Possibly even mysteriousness…
Another shot. The photographer shouldn’t focus on the face too much. Notice how the focus of the shot prevents from seeing the rest of her body in detail.
Don’t those get dirty?
Very dramatic. There’s more like this in the set.
Chapter 4. Another excellent chapter.
It’s all about legs,
And color coordination…
Interact with anything in the environment. Find a way to turn something boring into something interesting.
All of the books appear to be in English…
Fact: Pinstripes make legs look longer. High heels further produce this effect.
Although it’s not Necoco in a sexy pose like in pictures above, I really like this shot of her. The smile, the pose…
What’s that on her left arm?
Similar to what we got in Chapter 2. Lying down is always a good shot to take.
We can’t forget the tea scene in Alice in Wonderland. That was one of my favorites.
It’s too short… but that’s okay.
Closing shot of Chapter 4. You’ll see this pose be reproduced in Chapter 5 a lot. Mirrors are a nice touch.
Those legs are still awesome. Also, I spot Clone Tool in Photoshop.
There’s a tear in the right stocking. This shot could have been done differently in so many ways. I really don’t like how this one came out.
This is more like it. Necoco doesn’t have to be looking at the camera all the time. Seeing her as she explores her own environment is fine enough. When Alice walked around in Wonderland, she was always looking around, amazed and surprised by the things she saw and heard.
There should have been more like this. Unfortunately, this seems to be the one of it’s kind in the set. The watch is very nice, but even more so is the detail on her costume.
Also, it doesn’t help that a lot of these photos are such low resolution.
This is an excellent shot. The contrast between colors makes it work nicely. Necoco has a nice waist, have you noticed?
And that concludes the 47-image gallery for this post.
The photographer’s use of the environment and color was simply amazing. I loved it, but I was left hanging, wishing for more. I wish I could see more of that garden, since the choice of environment was very fitting. However, there were a few pictures where the environment didn’t fit! Chapter 3 and 5 are the main suspects of this. While nice, it didn’t seem to fit the character enough to contrast well. Chapter 1, 2, and 4 were the best.
However, in chapter 3, you have a set of images with a white background towards the end of the set. This fits surprisingly well.
As for the model, not much to say on appearance since that is more subjective. However, I will say that her expressions weren’t varied enough. You even had a few shots where she was simply bored out of her mind. This sort of thing isn’t always the most appropriate for a shot. Many of the shots included a simple tiny smile, with the model’s head tiled 3/4ths from the camera.
Because the photographer focused so much on her facial expressions, the shots removed the focus from the rest of the model’s body, as well as the environment. Some of us prefer legs over nose, some hips over eyes. This can make a gallery boring, regardless of how dynamic your shots are. A simple way to fix this problem is to simply crop off a part of the model’s face in the photo. This instantly brings the focus to the model’s body.
In the end, this is a very solid image set, with a very well executed cosplay. The costumes look well made, and the model is beautiful. The images are very clear, and overall, it is a very clean and clear work. I just wish the photos could have been at a sightly higher resolution…
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Comments and suggestions are welcome. Update 08/22/12