X/1999 Created by CLAMP
Character: Sorata Arisugawa.
So my favorite aspect of these two in a relationship is the way that Sorata's pushy sincerity shines through, and how Arashi ends up becoming convinced by Fuuma that in order to save Sorata from his obligation of dying for her she must join the ranks of the dragons of Earth. So in many ways the both of them really sacrifice themselves for each other. Though the love is rather short-lived it's real. Which is why it's so touching.
Photoshoot: I was unable or unwilling to post these for quite some time because I was particularly disappointed in the shoot. Sincerely, lack of sleep, lack of food, lack of energy, caused the entire thing to really lose a lot of the aspects I was going for. I'm hoping that I can don this outfit once more to get some of the shots I was really hoping for, some of the ideas portrayed are fairly heavily photoshopped lightning, and a vision of Sorata's familiar spirit wrapped around Arashi as she sleeps. I missed a lot of my chances to do this because by day four of Fanime I was suffering from sleep dep and just derped the entire want of the shoot in favor of passing out on top of a small step pillar with my wife *Antiquity-Dreams against me. While that itself produced a lot of fine pictures, it wasn't exactly the look I was going for.
Regardless of lamenting - I really love the series X/1999. CLAMPS work dates and hails back to one of the first cartoons introduced to me by my first girlfriend. I am fond of all the memories I had of having screen names like Kamui-dragon-of-heaven on Yahoo and the like, and Kamui Shirou. I used to roleplay as him briefly in chats- and despite having a love for Kamui the most, I was happy to do Fuuma Monou because my wife was just a darling Kamui and I was certainty happy to live through her vicariously.
CLAMPS work influenced me through high school, and gave me a real look into perspective work, I remember wishing I could have half the talent they do growing up. I was also fond of Wish, and Chobits, as well as Clover, Legal Drug, (Drug and Drop?) Tsubasa ETC. Though I do wish they had finished X/1999.
Costume: I picked up a red hat from a dollar store, the black shirt was actually my Naruto shirt! Lol, all those many years that I re-wore the same shirt paid off to be used for Sorata, but I will always keep that shirt regardless! Too many memories! The pants I had picked up a while back for hiking, and decided to use for Sorata\'s own, the hiking boots were similiar in nature. The jacket was a absolute nightmare to make, considering the pattern had eight different seams that fit into the sleeves. (I don\'t know either, I was confused.) The wig was recycled from Fuuma!
Credits: Photographer is: [link]
Created the entire outfit while AD styled the wig.