When her home planet Akiros was destroyed in a battle between light and dark, Akiko fled to earth in search of a new home. She quickly became infatuated with this new planet; from the music to the people and the fashion, it was like nothing she had ever known. Still, she felt lost and angry that she could not save her home. She was a warrior, a child of light capable of harnessing pure light energy and a master of combat and arms.
One fateful night, she encountered a band of powerful warriors looking for new recruits. She soon began to feel a new driving force within her; to fight to protect her new home and to shine light upon the darkness. She would not let this this planet meet the same fate, even if it killed her.
About the Model
Christina hails from Northern Virginia and is an artist and aspiring business owner. The inspiration and driving force behind her participation in SP4 is her personal history of sexual violence. While she once felt she had lost something, she has found her strength and sense of self. She notes, “There's a certain powerful feeling about waking up and knowing I survived and I have not allowed myself to be a victim. I’ve allowed this dark circumstance to fuel me, and in doing so I have not allowed my aggressors to win.” She aspires to one day use her story to empower all women and men.
Behind the Scenes
- Akiko went though several revisions, playing with the colors and details, until we arrived on this final design.
- Christina used sci-fi artwork and club/punk fashion to design Akiko's look.