Cosplay Wednesday – Crash Bandicoot (Harajuku Style)

The world of gaming’s biggest orange marsupial returns with Toys for Bob’s upcoming release of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. In honor of this retro revival, Gamers Heroes takes a look at a unique rendition of the main character.

Modeled by Ellie, Australian photographer KayleighJune got these unique shots of Crash Bandicoot in a Harajuku style. This is part of a project that she did with Leisa Stephenson (who did the makeup), where they take inspiration from specific video games and combine it with the Japanese Harajuku style to create a series of fashion images. To complete the look, Carly Lancaster did the styling.

Though she mentioned that this is not cosplay, we are willing to bend the rules and feature it as part of our segment this week.

Crash Bandicoot Harajuku Style Photography

Her tool of the trade is a Canon EOS 5D Mark II w/ 50mm, 85mm f1.2L, and 24-70mm f2.8L lenses.

You can find KayleighJune on DeviantArt here, on Facebook here, and on Twitter here.

Do you enjoy a bit of gaming cosplay? Or maybe you’re passionate enough to do it full time. Drop m

Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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