Mikiya (not in pic) @
series: Kara no Kyoukai (Garden of Sinners)
photo by @williamTjin
, help by banditying
Shoot done earlier this year.
We want to focus on the simple relationship of Shiki and Mikiya, their interactions in Shiki's room.
And precisely because everything is supposed to be simple, it makes everything more challenging.
The irony is, the room is so empty that we have difficulty shooting. And we actually moved the elements around to create a more compact look. Lost count of how many times we shifted the mattress!
I love the meow of Shiki. Her meow expressions and reactions always amused me. This shot was hard to do though. Subtle but still need to be noticeable brow twitch, very slight but still visible mouth pout, and the super tough caterpillar-pose (which I have named it during the shoot. lol). It's not exactly humanely comfortable to have your face above the flat bed while your shoulders & chest are totally on it, and your butt still way above your chest. I was trying hard to have a relaxed face (yeah, they ended up putting a small pillow to support my chin for some height) and minimal muscle twitches on my face as my chest hurt from asserting most of the weight so I can also use core muscles to hold up my butt. And all the while, the photographer keeps shouting to me to not look too fierce. lol.
It's always stressful to cosplay Shiki, I really like her lots. I guess the more you love a character, the more burden you feel. lol