SMASH: the photoshoot

Published Categorized as Make, Travel

With a day free on Sunday, we managed to talk a big group of Hetalia cosplayers into doing a photo shoot, again at Sydney Town Hall.

I’ve only ever had the chance to take a few hurried photos of friends in cosplay before, and I like to think my photography skills have improved a little since then. This time we had four photographers and something like ten cosplayers for about 4 hours in a pretty cool location, and despite my lack of confidence I think we all worked off each other really well and came away with some pretty cool shots!

The cosplayers were absolutely fantastic – from my own dabbling with sewing and cosplay I have some idea of how much work goes into a costume, and these ones are pretty damn detailed with some really impressive craftsmanship. Everyone was also really patient with explaining their characters to me, as I’m not familiar with the series, and coming up with cool poses.

I think I’m getting better at overcoming my shyness and just chatting with people I’ve only just met. Not like we have nothing in common, we’re all geeks! It really helped to talk to the other photographers and draw from their ideas and experiences – I would probably have been a bit lost if I was working on my own.

I did make the mistake of not getting everyone’s contact details though, so I’m not really sure how I’m going to share these photos with them! I think some have my card, so maybe they’ll stumble across this site…

Hetalia cosplay shoot

A massive thanks to everyone involved, I had so much fun and learned so much! If anyone is interested, the rest of the photos can be viewed on Flickr and Facebook. If any cosplayers want higher res or non-watermarked versions of the photos, please get in touch, I’d be happy to supply them.


  1. Heya!

    I’m the Austria :D Thank you so much for taking photos for us! And also, is it ok if I upload one or two onto my DA?

    Hope you’re doing well,

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