Happy April Fools Day!
This year, cosplayers everywhere teamed to make sure King Koopa won the big race -- by dressing up as Shy Gals and distracting the rest of the competition. You may have seen your various social media feeds inundated with the #shygalgang, and I was so fortunate to be able to join in!
My lovely roommate Kelley and I teamed up to make one costume that we took turns wearing for the photoshoot! Kelley bought the dress and made the mask, and I supplied the belts and photo edits. I wasn't expecting the photos to turn out as well as they did, especially for such a quick and easy costume!
Which ones are me, and which are Kelley?? I'll never tell, muahahaha
I used a very natural editing style for this set; I relied almost entirely on Lightroom, only pulling one picture into Photoshop to smooth out some bumps on the mask.
Even though we shot these at 8AM in the morning, it looks like these shots were taken at golden hour and I LOVE THEM!
All in all, it was a hugely successful prank and I hope to be involved next year, too!
Don't forget to check out all the coverage of the Shy Gals prank! Here are some places to look:
Plus an extra big shoutout to @gaius.cosplay for organizing the entire prank!
A weird mash-up of physics, math, education, sewing, and stanning Hordrapta