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Doctor's Caution by alternatecoppa Doctor's Caution by alternatecoppa
If you cosplay, you're likely to find photos of yourself online after a convention. In some you'll look just awful and wish they had never been taken let alone posted on the web. Others however you'll like so much you'll deeply regret that they weren't taken in a better location that supported a character-themed backdrop instead of just a bland hotel lobby.

Such was the case with photo I found of myself on Flickr taken by ThetaSigma: [link]

Not only did I really like the pose I managed to strike it was also expertly taken in such a way as to remain crisp & clear; something the day-glow orange of the suit doesn't always allow. I just wished it been taken down a moody, Who-themed corridor! So why not "make it so?" (Wait that's a Star Trek line isn't it?)

After buying a corridor image from iStockphoto & just playing around for a few minutes in Photoshop I think I managed some pretty good results and gained a renewed faith that generic convention-setting photographs, if shot well, can be manipulated into the kind of themed-portrait you're looking for.

I uploaded a set of progression steps from my Photoshop sessions to my scraps if you want to take a look at the process from start to finish: [link]

I know it's getting to be overkill on all the Doctor Who pics at this point but this one struck me as having come out really well, took only 20 minutes of leisure time to make, and it seemed like a fun way to commemorate my "Best in Show" win for this costume.

Check out the rest of ThetaSigma's Photography on his Flickr account here: [link]
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murphyrachelp Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
the bug eyes... yeaah
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JetTheHawk98 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Kinda Looks like Dave Bowman From Space Oddessey XD
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Reborn-atheist Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work on getting the hair to blend! That's always the most difficult part for me.
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ConfusedSoAmI Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing! Of course I'm a novice cosplayer but I've always loved all of your cosplays!
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rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
that is an amazing costume. and your expression is perfect. wonderful!
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StarlightWhispers Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoaa, you photoshopped this? That's amazing.
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KiryuuYuuki-chan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Can I please have some of your epicness?
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ZakkVanBurace Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
OMG.... I'm just speechless... this is perfect!! <3
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TZ-Solo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student General Artist
ROCK! Love it! =D
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ezekial666 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
what...how...hax D:
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