Getting the perfect cosplay shot is never easy. Some poses call for the powers of mysterious disappearing cosplay elves!
More often than not, cosplaying is a group project, especially if there’s a photo shoot involved. Depending on the characters or the theme of the shoot, one might need lighting assistants, costume or props assistants, or even disappearing cosplay elves, as Korean cosplayer Tasha has revealed in her photos as Tracer from Blizzard’s upcoming action-packed video game Overwatch.
▼ If you’re not familiar with Tracer, here she is in action!
Being a cosplay elf is hard work! In order to achieve the perfect shot, sometimes they have to dress in black from head to toe and perform physically taxing duties such as being sat on…
…otherwise providing support…
…or even lifting cosplayers while they pose and smile for the camera.
▼ Elf is exhausted.
▼ Just like in the fairy tales, some elves are skilled at making shoes too!
Thanks to the powers of these great helpers, whose presence would be mostly unknown if not for such behind-the-scenes photos, cosplayers are able to perform at their best, and we get to feast our eyes on the marvelous results of the whole team’s hard work!
▼ She looks really happy to be shooting things.
▼ We don’t spy any elves in white involved in these shots, though.
▼ She looks just like the real thing!
Kudos to all the unsung heroes behind all the wonderful cosplay photos we love to gawk at! If you’ve enjoyed Tasha’s rendition of Tracer, hop over to her Facebook or blog to see more of her amazing cosplays!
Images: Facebook/Tasha Cosplay, Naver
Top image: Facebook/Tasha Cosplay (edited by RocketNews24)