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Mollie Diamond as a geisha warrior; Jeanette Malay as The Courier from Fallout: New Vegas; Dave Purcell, Paul Jenkins & Eleanor Purcell as Judge Dredd, Judge Jenkins and Cadet Judge Purcell;
Jasmine as Undyne from Undertale; Amy as Touka from Tokyo Ghoul; Gareth as Col. Stars and Stripes from Kickass 2; Caitlin as Rey from Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Thairien as Pennywise from It

This new series of images explores the world of fantasy cosplay. Drawing on ancient Japanese and Chinese myth, mixed up with techno futurism and anime, cosplay fans create new personae for themselves as fantasy characters. The aim of this project is to create a series of portraits of cosplay fans in character located in everyday settings and familiar spaces.

If you would like to be photographed in character or know anyone who would be willing to have a portrait made, please contact us by email dvs@xox.org.uk

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Photographs by David Sinden: all rights reserved 2018