So a bit of history, I know Sara from college and she is a wonderful fashion and costume designer, this Loki costume being her latest labour of love I was more then happy to help document it. The model, Thalie, was more then a perfect fit for the look and feel of the character she is cosplaying here. So the hard part was trying to find a good location to match this incredible work. I decided I wanted an industrial location, with some shelter (cause it was very cold out) and I'm a huge fan of one of the parking garages here in town for just that look. I've used this location before, with mixed results in lighting, but now I have a good grasp on those issues. I knew I wanted strong shadows, and some colour splash in the background to help add to the mood. when I think Loki, I think green, so green became that colour gel to use. Also she needed some close ups and well lit details for her portfolio, so I took some without the modelled lighting and colours as well. I didn't use too many tricks in this setup, it was basically two lights, one in the background and one main front flash with a softbox. All and all it was very successful.
So now on to the images.
On a technical side there was little editing, just a few background adjustments removing signs and the parking lot lines and so on.
-Larry M. Holder