Hello my lovelies 🙂 I had a wonderful day yesterday at the Buckeye public schools Special Olympics field day!! I’d like to thank C4 Charity movie cars for inviting me to join the Mystery Machine for this event. I would also like to thank all of you that support my patreon as well as my indigogo for my new cosplay book. Backing my cosplay projects is a great way to give cosplay credibility in the art community as well as allow me to open up my schedule for community events like this. So please thank yourself for making it possible for these kids to have this experience. And a huge thank you to all of the teachers, aids, nurses, and caregivers that work with these beautiful children day after day. Without you, these kids would have no quality of life. I am blessed to have this opportunity. Here are some pictures of yesterdays event.
All good things come in THREES. Join me on this exciting chapter of my incredible COSPLAY odyssey.
In case you don’t already know: My name is Cara Nicole. Also known as AZ Powergirl to some. I cosplay, edit comics, write and color art professionally. I am also the model for Magic: The Gathering’s Emmara Tandris.
So, here is how this is going down. Me, you, this Photobook. We are going to make this happen! More awesome cosplay photos, with commentary by yours truly and with some new and amazing perks.
Only 4 days left to get in on my new 13 month, full color, full glossy, full cosplay, CALENDAR!! Get in on extra special exclusive items such as prints, postcards, banners, and even the opportunity to have your own birthday or holiday of your choice added to the calendar!!
Supergirl shoot is up!! So excited! And lots of bonuses this month for those of you thinking of joining. Let me know what you think. When you sign up for my patreon you not only get the current month but the previous months as well. I always try to add some bonus shots from other things that I do. Thanks again for all of the love and support.
I often get asked if I do nude shoots and if I have nude prints. Yes….and no. Yes I have been nude for shoots but my prints are limited to implied nudity. Why? Because I want to. Do I recommend it? Hell yes. I think that it’s important to learn about your body and how it works and really looks. It helps me to grasp body structure and posing ideas as well as builds confidence. Now, I’m not saying that you should just go off prancing around naked everywhere (unless that’s your thing of course). I am also not saying that everyone should shoot with random photographers naked. I believe in safety first. I only shoot this way with people I know and trust that I have built a professional relationship with. This is not only confidence building but also humbling. Even just shooting some pics with your phone in a mirror can accomplish this. On the one hand you can end up with some beautiful artistic shots that make you feel like a beauty queen. Then on the flip side you will get some pics that will show off every stretch mark, pimple, scar, lump, bump, and wrinkle, crinkle, and cellulite dimple you have. As a pro model and cosplayer I do believe that it is important to recognize your humanity and the reality that you are just as flawed as the newbie who criticizes themselves and emotionally beats themselves up with feelings of inadequacy. At the end of the day, we are all the same. People are people, art is art, and we are of peace…Always.
I think this Disneyland fetish everyone has right now is creepy.
It’s a small world because big brother is watching you.
Have you ever seen the outside backside of Disney Land? It’s like that scene in Labyrinth where she finds he bedroom under the garbage. Happiest place on earth, all the stuff you love. Hide from reality in a world of perfection. They say men’s magazines make women feel like they have to be perfect. Fuck that. Disney did it. Look at playboy and hustler and penthouse over the years. Those women all changed. Different body types, hair styles, boobs sizes. Men don’t care. They aren’t that picky. Disney pigeon holes women into a stereotype of the hot, thin, big boobed girl from a broken home that needs saving.
Notice that EVERY Disney female is lumped into the category of “Princess”. Mulan was a badass warrior who saved her family. Yet she is called a princess. Why? Because at the end of the day, being pretty and wealthy have more value than strength and integrity. Value to who? That is the question.
And lets take a look at Elsa shall we. Yes she is a princess, actually a Queen. And she’s loved and revered by girls everywhere. Reality check, Elsa was a problem. Anna saved everyone even though she was almost killed. But hey, having a fantastic singing voice and a beautiful gown make you worth more than a soulless ginger that saves your life.
I apologize for the delay. I have been so busy with my new cosplay book. It is now in numerous stores fro Wyoming to Texas and everywhere in-between. I am working on packaging and shipping as well as contacting more stores. I have also been taking some time to shoot some fun new things.
Let”s take a minute to talk about that. The word Cosplay. it means Costume-Play. And it it SO MUCH FUN. there are no rules as to what you can and can’t cosplay. So feel free to explore and get out of your comfort zone.
SO: Here are some fun new shots from Alvin Johnson Photography with my new friend Mindi. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. And get a copy of my new Cosplay Photobook from http://183degreestudio.com