Presents

The Cosplay, Body Painting and Tattoo Photography of Christopher W. Weeks

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ABOUT THIS PORTFOLIO:A

As a lifelong comic book geek, I have always had a fascination with alter-egos and secret identities -- particularly the idea that the exterior visage that most people are born with does not necessarily accurately reflect the true nature of the individual beneath. That's why as a Batman fan I was thrilled when, at the end of Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" film, the Rachel Dawes character says: "No, this (referring to his face as Bruce Wayne) is your mask. Your real face is the one that criminals now fear." This refers to the notion that "Batman" more accurately reflects Bruce's true persona than his "true" identity of Bruce Wayne. I felt like this was the first time that filmmakers (both TV and Cinema) grasped the truth of the character. So, with this in mind, the images contained here follow in these footsteps and seek to explore the ways that individuals in our own culture/society strive to set their own alter egos free, or to tap into alternate personas. Some, like Bruce Wayne, don costumes and adopt completely new identities, while others modify their physical appearance through body art. In the end, it all becomes about escaping the confines of literal reality, and tapping into the id to release a more pure, unrepressed essence of self.


COSPLAY & CIRCUS

2013 TAMPA BAY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL (03/23/13)

WONDER WOMAN VS CHEETAH SHOOT (05/09/13)

2013 TAMPA BAY COMIC CON (08/24/13)

2014 TAMPA BAY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL (03/30/14)

THE WHITE AND BRIGHT CARNIVAL NIGHT (08/30/14)

LARAMYA: CHRISTMAS VAMPIRE (12/15/14)

AERIAL CIRCUS (01/04/15)

SHE-HULK BODYPAINT COSPLAY (05/26/15)

CIRQUE CITY SKYDANCERS (06/12/15)

SUPERGIRL COSPLAY (07/14/15)

SOLSTICE WITCH (06/25/16)

SUGAR SKULLS (07/14/16)

 

 

 

   

BODYPAINTING & BURLESQUE

 

 

STICKS, STONES & METAL FOR MOFFITT FUNDRAISER (07/19/12)

2013 NUDE NITE TAMPA (03/08/13)

MASTER OF FLESH BODYPAINTING EXTRAVAGANZA (06/22/13)

GLITTER & GORE BODY ART COMPETITION (09/14/13)

2014 NUDE NITE TAMPA (03/07/14)

CIRCUS BURLESQUE (05/18/14)

BODY PAINT BIKINI POOL PARTY (07/06/14)

THE COMIC BOOK BURLESQUE (08/03/14)

DREAMS & NIGHTMARES BURLESQUE (10/12/14)

2015 NUDE NITE TAMPA (03/07/15)

ALL-AMERICAN FEMMES BURLESQUE (06/28/15)

2ND ANNUAL COMIC BOOK BURLESQUE (08/02/15)

YBOR CITY GHOST STORIES BURLESQUE (10/18/15)

BE MINE! VALENTINE'S BURLESQUE (02/14/16)

STUDIO 54 DISCO BURLESQUE (06/12/16)

3RD ANNUAL COMIC BOOK BURLESQUE (08/07/16)

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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DISCLAIMER:

All artwork, graphics, images and information posted on this site are ©copyright of either Christopher W. Weeks/Black Cat Studios or the stated original artist. Please do not use these images without permission..