This was a Visual Kei shoot, a style common among Japanese bands which constitute members wearing extravagant and or distinctive costumes, makeup and hairstyles.
Our version of Visual Kei inclined more on gothic-styled costumes, makeup and hairstyles. Black dominated most of our getups, with chains and studded accessories to complete the look. We had to design our costumes from scratch, since this is not a cosplay shoot - when our costumes were imitated from a character's entire physical appearance.
This was, by far, the hardest and most flamboyant shoot that I have participated. Most of our effort went into wearing and transforming ourselves into one of the most popular style or fashion in Japan. This was also our first try on video shooting. It was tiring but fun to do.
Anyway, enough talk. Here is the first batch of photos released by our shoot leader. More photos and the final set will be released very soon so watch out for it!
(Click on the photos for a larger view)
L-R: Gairu, Yoru, Kyou, Shiba and Chigusa
Kyou - Vocalist
|Kei as Kyou|
Chigusa - Lead Guitarist
|Cee as Chigusa|
Shiba - Secondary Guitarist
|Alyssa as Shiba|
Gairu - Bass Guitarist
|Gail as Gairu|
Yoru - Drummer
|Queen as Yoru|
Photographers: Kei, Cee and Marigin
Videographer: Marigin, Mark Allan