Occasionally, I run across a picture I believe to be Photoshop’d. There’s a double-take that occurs with a sound like a whip-snap (or a neck-crack) and suddenly my eyes are wide, my jaw dropped, and something quite like disgustenvyawe boils in my chest. (You know the feeling.)
Philippine-born-and-bred Jin (a.k.a. behindinfinity) has always done this to me, ever since I first discovered his Bleach cosplays on Deviantart. He’s been bedazzling folks on there for the past nine years, and has covered a truly impressive range of fandoms with spectacular skill. It’s no wonder he gets invited to cons for panels and the like. He and his friends’ dedication to cosplay and photography make me smile so much.
Just look at him here as Hiro Hamada (Photo by Reskiy). Just, just, just…. URHHG. This is probably the best one I’ve seen from him so far. At times with his other cosplays, there was a chubbiest to his face that didn’t suit the characters, IMO, but Hiro, he’s got down pat, especially the facial expressions.
Jin does some tutorials as well, and according to his Facebook, he plans on doing more soon. Most of them feature tips on makeup and lighting instead of, say, armor building and weaponry. Regardless, it’s the picture as a whole I admire.
AHH, I just can’t help it, I’m gonna spam the rest of this post with my favs from behindinfinity. Then, I’m gonna brood. BROOD.
Bleach (he’s Ishida here):
(and Ichigo here)
Okay, I need more friends who cosplay.
Ruroni Kenshin (yes, he’s Kenshin):
Deathnote (Light and his smirk):
Naruto (mostly as Naruto):
Wigs, make-up contouring, contacts. Daaaannnng.
Ok, ok, I’ll stop. Check out his (and his friends’) gallery if you can’t. Others include Neon Genesis Evangelion, Code Geass, Harry Potter, Adventure Time, Attack on Titan, and many more.
Cheers to you, Jin. You are awesome. If you ever see this post of mine, answer me one thing: How many friggin’ wigs have you gone through???? And where do you store them?