Cosplay photography is often at its best when it gets a little adventurous, daring to head outside the studio or convention floor and get as wild as the characters that are being cosplayed.
As you’ll see, the conditions didn’t look ideal for going outside in weird clothing and getting wet, but they wouldn’t have it any other way.
“Cosplay (photography) isn’t going to pay our rent, or get us a gallery show, or into an artist in residency program,”, Fischer says. “No one has a gun to our heads, metaphorical or otherwise. Everyone one of us is here because we want to be. The desire to make something running through us as pure and as sharp as the snow melt slowly seeping through my sneakers.”