As I said before I decided that I wanted to do the Sailor Moon shoot in Times Square, I thought it would be perfect because I loved the atmosphere and I felt it would really lend its self to my work. When it came to doing the shoot I decided that I would get dressed in a casino toilet and walk out as Sailor Moon, I thought walking through somewhere so compact and busy would help me adjust to everyone watching me. From the casino I then proceed to walk to Times Square, I wanted to capture me walking through the city streets as my alter ego and favourite anime character Sailor Moon because I thought it would help me embody her and feel as though i was her. As i walked around the bustling city street all i could hear as people passed me was “is comic con on?” “was that Sailor Moon?” which was entertaining but also filled me with confidence where as before I was feeling shy and nervous basically hiding behind Ria.
As you can see I decided not to put my hair up in the style of Sailor Moon, at the time I felt like it would be good to distinguish some kind off difference between my self. As my project is about how the lines between the virtual and the real life worlds are becoming blurred I thought it would add something to the images, rather then just having me dressed up as the character and walking around. I felt it would make the images look less like the typical Cosplay photography you would see for conventions or people that make a living out of Cosplaying, I thought that by adding some of my own style into the character it would help create more of a blur rather then just me dressing up. I feel however that I should take some more images of me dressed as Sailor Moon but go the whole 9 yards and wear the wig so I can have some photos to compare with.