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Moonlit Wish Feat. Alodia Gosiengfiao

Blinque and SplatPH photoshoot / interview with the cosplay queen Alodia Gosiengfiao. This photo has been sitting pretty and forgotten on my desktop for nearly half a year. Had a bit of a creative block when I got the photos and this was an unexpected photo from a friend Eight Espino for our friends over at Blinque and SplatPH. Sorry guys nadugay!Haha. Alodia was a guest judge at the Mindanao Cosplay Summit 2012 organized by Ambox. This was an after event photoshoot. Checkout the breakdown video and photos below.

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Stock photos used for the moon, bird, mountains. The rest just basic Photoshop goodness.

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I had a few problems when I was brainstorming a concept for the edit. First off who/what anime/manga was she cosplaying? Is it anime/manga related at all? or an original? Why don’t I recognize this?! My soul died a little inside that day. Turns out the dress was a gift from Doll Heart. Ok now thats out of the way. Should I go gothic drama dark? Skulls? Crosses? Crows? A single tear running down her cheek?

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Had a bunch of options, Eight had a lot of good portraits from the set but I opted to go with this full body, her expression is just what the I needed. Decided not to go too gothic dark, but went for a more hope and dreams kind of thing. Original photo on the left. I did some body parts replacement to get the pose I needed. Although looking at it now, it could have worked without replacing the arms. Yes yes just because you can doesn’t mean you should.


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Did a little bit of tailoring on the dress, cutting out a part of the dress to give a little separation from the legs. Then finally masking out the background.

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Thanks

Blinque

SplatPH

Eight Productions

Alodia Gosiengfiao

Silentman Studios Retouching