Strange Worlds Collide: Cosplayers at the Aquarium

You may have already seen this photo at BoingBoing or elswhere, but it’s too charming not to include here. Strange creatures from a strange world gazing at other strange creatures from another strange world. This photo was taken with a point-and-shoot camera by a hobbyist photographer, who was attending the aquarium with her friends during Dragon*Con. The photographer, positivespace on Flickr, had this to say about the photo in the BB comment thread:

For what it’s worth, the only editing I did in Photoshop was a small amount of cropping (apparently trying to center an image crouching while dressed as the third Good Fairy in a hoop skirt and a giant stuffed bra was difficult… who knew?!).

I was very lucky with this photo. Awesome environment, awesome models (my lovely friends) and, IMO, an awesome point-and-shoot camera. I basically wandered by this window, saw a great opportunity, directed my friends to stand under it, stuck the camera on Auto and fired away.

There’s another shot from this series that I also quite like, but this one’s the winner.

5 Responses to “Strange Worlds Collide: Cosplayers at the Aquarium”

  1. Tequila Says:

    I’ve seen a few variations of this pop up in my LJ. Seems it was a popular spot to take pics. Easy to see why and while it works great as a photograph I gotta say I’d love to see a painter or illustrator take this to a different level since it is such a great idea to work from.

    Would have been near perfect if there was more going on with the aquatic part. Still…quite magical indeed.

  2. Ashbet Says:

    Ooohhh, “Princess Aurora” is a friend of mine — *glee!*

    I adore this photo ^__^

  3. Emera Says:

    So eerie and charming!

  4. cappy Says:

    Missed going to the aquarium, but I saw the Big Daddy from Bioshock in person — that was fucking freaky.

  5. Mer Says:

    Oh my goodness, I JUST had the chance to look at the high res version you linked to and gasped! I love how the shark is just starting to peek into the frame, and the almost ying-yang quality of the circular portal… and the lighting…and the levitating cosplayers, and, and…. oh, this is just perfection! Thank you, Nadya. This made my day.