These are the 2 photos preview from my iPhone lol. Yesterday me and Elias took a day off from work as we planned this shoot a month ago when it took me by surprise that they said okay/gave permission to photoshoot in this lovely Cathedral in Bendigo!
Any time any day without doubt I still think Matin default dress from Blind Justice is still the best ever, but since I love Matin so much naturally I want to cos her Ristaccia version too XD; I have been waiting for MAYA to come up with official colour of this outfit and still nothing to this day after 4 years. From what I asked her in twitter she said about using more of navy blue colour but the overall pale/light blue overall like BJ still remains.
The colour combination in this outfit is based on MAYA hints, the coloured 'parts' in Puzzle and also the coloured prototype design of Ristaccia Matin which is basically very close to her final design (unlike Nox's initial design of his Emperor outfit which is way off and horrid lol) I myself is liking this colour combination, but seeing the zektbach guide book is due to be out in March next year, by then maybe this outfit is no longer valid anymore from in correctness of the colour orz
The cathedral is gorgeous and huge, even though it is a pity we are not allowed to go upstairs where the beautiful stained glasses and pipe organ are the security guards were so helpful and friendly. There are some restrictions of course when they asked me what sort of shoot we take and as I explain in detail the type of dress and props, as I suspected they said please don't bring sword. Hence no Trisagion during this shoot.
The new Matin (third) wig is finally to my liking, though it is tangled by the end of it and I tried to detangled it just now and hoping the curls remains >.<;;; Seeing it is one of my dream location to shoot at naturally I bring BJ Matin as well and to compensate the lack of Trisagion I bring mini Falo~ <3 I was ghetto 'last minute' idea and I didn;t even have time to order boots/glove for him DX
Originally before we got permission to shoot there, we planned to shoot at usual Melb Uni as it is suitable and very close by with toilet ready for changing to multiple outfits. We were planning to do Ristaccia Matin, young Matin with her hair up and the other version as well with knee length skirt and additional leg armour. Both of the last 2 version I mentioned are only shown once in one picture during the PV, however I have seen more fanarts of the shorter skirt one and even the cosplay version of it. In which I understand the charm and want to do it as well. However with this location, time is a big constraint as it is a long drive to get there. Considering the lack of Trisagion, I decided to leave out the shorter skirt version as that version works better with Trisagion, so does Ristaccia version as both of these screams 'battle outfit' (I don't have time to do the leg armour anyway lmao)
So we went with younger Matin version with her hair up. I used my old first matin wig I think it is not puffy enough DX
There is another location we have been eyeing for future shoot and it was during the long period of renovation. I think it is finally started to open again slowly, so we are hoping to do more ristaccia Matin and the shorter skirt version Matin (or all the Matin lol) then, hopefully along with Empress Hannes in the future <3
It was full of worries before the shoot, like it was forecast to be thunder storm, and not sure about the place to change the outfits not to mention Elias was not in his best condition too. But I am so glad it worked out! Sure to be honest I am disappointed about no access to pipe organ and stained glass but things could be much worse after all ^^;
Since we were in a hurry I don't think Falo will get much close up, so here is the close up I took at home when I finished making the ghetto armour XDD;