Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Photography > Locations

Reply
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 49 votes, 5.00 average.
Unread 08-02-2012, 01:56 AM   #31
Lupe Garu
Registered User
 
Lupe Garu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 22
For Iowa/Nebraska there is the Pedestrian Bridge the spans the Missouri river connecting Omaha and Council Bluffs. Also the Old Market (Omaha) in general is a great place! (The Old Market Passageway is my favorite spot, there is a gallery there with and AMAZING garden)
In Council Bluffs, Iowa there is the Black Angel, Lake Manawa, Bayliss Park, and possibly the Squirrel Cage Jail.
Lupe Garu is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 10-04-2012, 09:24 PM   #32
EvilLittleKiss
Profound Historical Youth
 
EvilLittleKiss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 741
Quote:
Originally Posted by ToasterPuppy View Post
Missouri -
-Botanical gardens. They have everything from rose gardens to rock zen gardens. You kind of have to just go there and explore but if your shoot is based around a more natural environment it will most likely have something for you.
Not sure if its open year round or even for photos but they also have a building were they have traditional tea ceremony during the Japanese festival.


I am lucky enough to live on a farm with a pond in the back so I can set up my outdoors photo shoot the extreme but I hope this can help someone
Nope, the tea house is only open during the Japanese festival. And you can't go inside of it anymore, so you could only take pictures outside of it.
__________________
My username is an incredibly stupid pun that only I will get.

Currently working on:
Scarlett O'Hara Drapery Dress -- Gone With the Wind
Deandra -- MPGiS
Anna Cornonation Dress -- Frozen
Vader Eloha/The Queen -- OFF
Princess Suwa -- Mascot of the city of Suwa, Japan

My favorite cosplays:
Brittnay Matthews -- MPGiS
Mom Lalonde -- Homestuck
Princess Kenny -- South Park

Tumblr: http://justacrazedfangirl.tumblr.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annikaskisses
EvilLittleKiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #33
EvilLittleKiss
Profound Historical Youth
 
EvilLittleKiss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 741
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuddly_kitten View Post
I know this may seem kind of late.....buuutttt:

Missouri:

Japanese Garden

Very beautiful place located in Springfield, Missouri. Has a a small boardwalk to walk out onto the pond, pond is filled with a variety of fish like the Kohaku fish. There is full grown Bamboo, garden is well taken care of, and of course a little Sukiya style tea house.
St. Louis has a very beautiful one too, only the tea house is only open during the Japanese Festival (Labor Day weekend) and you can't go inside of it anymore.
__________________
My username is an incredibly stupid pun that only I will get.

Currently working on:
Scarlett O'Hara Drapery Dress -- Gone With the Wind
Deandra -- MPGiS
Anna Cornonation Dress -- Frozen
Vader Eloha/The Queen -- OFF
Princess Suwa -- Mascot of the city of Suwa, Japan

My favorite cosplays:
Brittnay Matthews -- MPGiS
Mom Lalonde -- Homestuck
Princess Kenny -- South Park

Tumblr: http://justacrazedfangirl.tumblr.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annikaskisses
EvilLittleKiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-04-2012, 10:09 PM   #34
EvilLittleKiss
Profound Historical Youth
 
EvilLittleKiss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 741
I don't mean to spam, but here's another post.

Locations near St. Louis, MO:
~Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. Has everything from tropical plants to Victorian gardens to a Japanese one.
~Forest Park. It's bigger than Central Park, and has TONS of beautiful and fun places to take pictures. There's the zoo, the Jewel Box greenhouse, Art Hill, the Art Museum (which was a building from the 1904 World's Fair, so it'd look great for Edwardian/Victorian cosplays) the History museum, lovely park trails, the Science Center/Planetarium, (Good for futuristic/sci-fi cosplays...hell, the Planetarium was one of the main locations in the derpy 2006 sci-fi movie Black Hole.) and all sorts of other wonders. How much are all these? Almost everything in that park is FREE.
~The City Museum. Bring a flashlight for the caves, cosplay repair kit, and first aid kit. If you leave with a few bruises, you had fun.
~The Arch grounds get you a nice view of the Mississippi River.
~Castlewood State Park. Nice riverside beaches, secluded, quiet, and lots of flora.
~Historic St. Charles. Has the nice historic small town feel.
~Laumeier Sculpture Park. You can climb on certain statues, and even the natural woods look like a work of art.

Other MO locations:
~Mermac Caverns. One of the caves rooms used to be a freaking ballroom, so you'd have plenty of room in there for whatever.
~Lake of the Ozarks. It's beautiful.
~Various farms can be really pretty. Just get permission before you step on anyone's land. I think that most farm owners would be flattered that you think their farm is so pretty that you want to take pictures on it!
~St. Genevieve. It's a small city but has a LOVELY historical/small town charm that makes it so pretty.

IL locations:
~Cahokia Mounds. Ancient Native American ruins that look pretty cool.
~Lake Carlisle. Nice lakeside beaches.
~Somewhere on the coast of Lake Michigan and various parks in Chicago. (Last time I went I was in 3rd grade, so I can't remember anything about that city.)
~Various farms. (With permission! Trespassing charges are no fun!)
__________________
My username is an incredibly stupid pun that only I will get.

Currently working on:
Scarlett O'Hara Drapery Dress -- Gone With the Wind
Deandra -- MPGiS
Anna Cornonation Dress -- Frozen
Vader Eloha/The Queen -- OFF
Princess Suwa -- Mascot of the city of Suwa, Japan

My favorite cosplays:
Brittnay Matthews -- MPGiS
Mom Lalonde -- Homestuck
Princess Kenny -- South Park

Tumblr: http://justacrazedfangirl.tumblr.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annikaskisses

Last edited by EvilLittleKiss : 10-06-2012 at 05:32 PM.
EvilLittleKiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-23-2012, 11:52 AM   #35
CautiousAmber
Registered User
 
CautiousAmber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 91
Another Missouri Location:
There's going to be a cosplay photoshoot event happening next summer on June 27 at the Carnahan Memorial Garden in Jefferson City. It's a GORGEOUS location right next to the Governor's Mansion, and has great stone arches and fountains etc.
http://www.facebook.com/events/496104817074886/
__________________
Future Cosplays:
- Fem!Captain America
- Cloud Strife (Original FFVII Version)
- Pearl (Steven Universe)
- Fluttershy

2014 Events: Kawa Kon, Nakakon, Anime Central, Cosplacon,ACE, Motaku, Nebraskon

tumblr / deviantart
CautiousAmber is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-11-2013, 01:11 PM   #36
Buddycat
Assistant ICG Archivist
 
Buddycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 297
I"m surprised no one from Missouri has mentioned the National Museum of Transportation. http://www.transportmuseumassociation.org/ It's a great place for your Steampunk anime character. Check out our "Sartoraeus Chronicles" photo shoot from a few years ago: http://www.costume.org/gallery2/main...2_itemId=16233
__________________
What's Costume-Con about? Check it out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAtzfC75N6k

https://www.youtube.com/user/ICGArchives

Also visit the International Costumers Gallery: http://www.costume.org/gallery2/main.php
Buddycat is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-05-2013, 02:34 AM   #37
yaybit
Registered User
 
yaybit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 12
In Illinois, try the Anderson Japanese Gardens contact them beforehand though, they shouldn't mind hobby photography but if you use their location for commercial purposes, there's a fee.
yaybit is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-05-2013, 02:34 AM   #38
yaybit
Registered User
 
yaybit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 12
Also the park in Chicago Chinatown is really nice.
yaybit is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-24-2013, 10:42 AM   #39
Danteisagenius
Opportunity Calls
 
Danteisagenius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 433
Michigan- The Traverse City Commons makes a great Gothic/Castle setting.
__________________
Dear Optimist, Pessimist, and Realist,
While you three were arguing about how full the glass was, I drank it.

- sincerely, the Opportunist.



__________________________________________________ ______________________________
My Webpages:

Facebook
World Cosplay
CosCure

Click on them, I Dare You!
Danteisagenius is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #40
Ito
Photographer
 
Ito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 31
Wisconsin:
Milwaukee - The Milwaukee Art Museum is great if you are looking for really a bright white environment and clean lines. I would thinking bringing a cosplay in would be kind of frowned upon, though. Still it makes for some fantastic shots. (example: http://500px.com/photo/28636887)

Milwaukee - The Old Pabst Brewery - Honestly, I haven't played around there nearly as much as I should, but the outside makes for great grungy atmosphere

I have more suggestions for the Waukesha County area of Wisconsin, but I don't know how useful those will be for people here XD
Ito is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-25-2013, 12:10 PM   #41
Akahime
Red Princess
 
Akahime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,494
Historic Fort Snelling in Minnesota is a perfect place to take Attack on Titans photoshoot or anything related to that kind of timeline. It's $11 to get in, but if you're a student it's $9. Seriously perfect place. =w=
__________________
my upcoming 2014/2015 Cosplays
Quina (FFIX), Kat (Gravity Rush), Nausicaš (Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind)?, Cheria (Tales of Graces)?, Tia of Avalon Code, Lan Fan of Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, Kyoko of Skip Beat!, Monster Hunter?

Next cons: Midoricon, Anime Fusion?
Cosplayer and photographer. Follow me at my DA, twitter, or my tumblr!
Akahime is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-28-2013, 10:23 PM   #42
Funkgun
Registered User
 
Funkgun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ito View Post
Wisconsin:
Milwaukee - The Milwaukee Art Museum is great if you are looking for really a bright white environment and clean lines. I would thinking bringing a cosplay in would be kind of frowned upon, though. Still it makes for some fantastic shots. (example: http://500px.com/photo/28636887)

Milwaukee - The Old Pabst Brewery - Honestly, I haven't played around there nearly as much as I should, but the outside makes for great grungy atmosphere

I have more suggestions for the Waukesha County area of Wisconsin, but I don't know how useful those will be for people here XD
Dang, that is pretty sweet looking.
Funkgun is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-29-2013, 12:41 AM   #43
Elsinora
Ph.D in Horribleness
 
Elsinora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ito View Post
Wisconsin:
Milwaukee - The Milwaukee Art Museum is great if you are looking for really a bright white environment and clean lines. I would thinking bringing a cosplay in would be kind of frowned upon, though. Still it makes for some fantastic shots. (example: http://500px.com/photo/28636887)

Milwaukee - The Old Pabst Brewery - Honestly, I haven't played around there nearly as much as I should, but the outside makes for great grungy atmosphere

I have more suggestions for the Waukesha County area of Wisconsin, but I don't know how useful those will be for people here XD
I'm from the Milwaukee area, so I'd find them useful!

For Wisconsin, I would add the Boerner Botanical Gardens and also Old World Wisconsin, which is a great open air 19th-century life museum with period buildings, farmland, and other cool stuff.
__________________
~For Anime Milwaukee 2014~
(Complete/Incomplete)
Prince Zuko--Avatar:TLA, "Zuko Alone"
Shuhe/Tabard/Bracers/Boots/Hat/Wig/Scar Makeup
Light Yagami--Death Note, "Tactics"
[b]Tracksuit[b]/Hat/Wig/Dress Shoes
Eren Jaeger--Shingeki no Kyojin, "Can't Look Into His Eyes"
Shirt/Pants/Wig/Boots/Bruise and Blood Makeup
Elsinora is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-15-2013, 11:27 PM   #44
ITNerd2005
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 12
Rochester Minnesota here, looking for a group photo!
ITNerd2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-02-2014, 01:54 PM   #45
Kirei_Mirai
Cosplayer/ Model
 
Kirei_Mirai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 7
I'm also Rochester, MN! Pertaining to the thread, Quarry Hill, in Rochester is a fantastic outdoors area to take pictures.
__________________
Next Con: Wondercon (Anaheim)
Current W.I.P: Emma Frost (Astonishing Variant)- 10% Done
Kirei_Mirai is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 PM.


Copyright 2002-2013 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.