“You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
I had the pleasure of capturing Momo Bunny Cosplay (our very own Tatiana) bring her vision of a Mad Hatter tea party to life! She had been preparing for this shoot for years. Literally.
She hand-made her Mad Hatter cosplay and didn’t miss a single detail. There were dozens of teapots, cupcakes, and trinkets.
“I began collecting tea cups and tea sets from thrift stores, slowly getting all the pieces I needed right up until the very last hour before the shoot when the original chair I was going to use didn’t work out!” Tatiana told me.
Momo’s best friend and fellow cosplayer, AshBear Cosplay, was the white rabbit.
Momo’s beau, Marshmallow Tiger Cosplay, was the spoon-infatuated March Hare.
For this spoon shot, I asked Eric (Marshmallow Tiger) to throw the spoon at me several times. At first he hesitated, but then I told him to aim for my leg. He literally hit the same spot on my leg five times! It kinda hurt … but no pain, no glorious spoon shot.
My oldest daughter, Lily, was Alice. My youngest, Luna, was supposed to be the door mouse, but she decided to nap through the entire photoshoot …
And it wouldn’t be a properly “mad” engagement without a cupcake fight.
What Tatiana wasn’t expecting was for Eric to retaliate! To be fair, she even smooshed some green cupcake underneath his hair.
“I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.”
This shoot was as much fun for me as it was for everyone involved! They all stayed in character so well, that any shot I took was gold … hence why this blog post was late … because I edited way too many.
“I don’t understand why people say they suffer from insanity. I have never been happier.”
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