Our first Wonder Women shoot of 2018, with our fantastic friend, Kim Evans. Kim's been a karaoke buddy and Renn Faire friend for a little while and we jumped at the chance to do a fancy shoot with her.
For her set, Kim chose a beautiful, floor-length, red gown. It was a lovely outfit and it looked fantastic under our lights. Her blade of choice was a red katana with a hardwood grip. I believe this was added to my collection back in High School. It's certainly one of my first swords. It complemented Kim's slender frame and the red dress brilliantly.
Thanks to Kim for her time, we made some lovely images, and we look forward to our next shoot with her.
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Thank you to everyone who submitted questions for us to field! We got so many great questions that we had to break the video down into two parts! Part two will drop next monday, Feb 5th!
Reminder that the casting call for SP4 is open until Feb 15th. For more information, scroll down just a wee bit and you'll see our blog post on it!
Lots of love, everybody, we're very excited about starting this season of Sucker Punched!
In this weather, we work with what we can get, so we once more visited one of our favorite underground sites for a quick fashion shoot with GC-Chan Cosplay! Our first shoot of the new year, we were looking forward to trying something different and GC was up for a few new lighting tricks. We picked up a portable beauty dish over the holidays and I wanted to give it a whirl on location. It's not bad, really. A bit awkward mounting system, it can't be used at all angles of the speedlite, but overall it's a nice little addition to our lighting modifiers.
Big thanks to GC for her time and putting together a fantastic look. We look forward to our next shoot with her.
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Fans far and wide, we are thrilled to announce we are lighting the beacons and opening up the casting call for a 4th installment to our Sucker Punched series! It's all broken down in the video above, but for those of you who are more into the text version, here's where things are going.....
This is an open casting call that we're running for the next 30 days. Our first two seasons we had lots of people contacting us after we'd booked all our models, so this time we're going to put the word out and leave the message box open for a bit. Anyone who's interested in being one of our models can apply. If you've messaged us about being in the series in the past, please feel free to resubmit. Contact us through our Contact Us page here on our site, or message us on Facebook.
When you message us, include.....
What is required from our Sucker Punched Models?
It's not a huge load of work, but it is a serious commitment. Once we get rolling with the project, we need to know that the people who've come on board will be there for the long haul. It breaks down like this....
As always, the goal of this project is to raise money and support for RAINN, and right now, with the way things are going, it's more important than ever to support victims of sexual assault and abuse. RAINN is the national leader in this front, working tirelessly to help on all levels, from the 24 hour support line to working with lawmakers across the country. 10% of our funds go to RAINN, not 10% of the profits, not 10% of what's left over. RAINN gets the first cut once the crowdsourcing ends, then they get 10% of any merch sales once shooting is done.
One final note, we're taking things in a bit of a different direction this year. I know that the country right now is reaching a critical point in how we approach gun ownership, gun control and the nature of gun culture. In the past, we've tried to stay true to our inspirational material and keep the fantasy violence in that genre. This year we're opening up the floodgates on our concepts and will be creating characters that have a much wider range of abilities and equipment. Last year we had two characters who were firearm free, Ivy and Fiona. For Sucker Punched 4, we're going even farther, creating characters with supernatural abilities, fantasy weapons, and sci-fi equipment. While I've always believed that fantasy violence is a distinct entity from real life violence, I understand how my work can be interpreted as very pro-firearm, and I'm more than willing to be flexible on this point. For season 4, we'll be mixing things up a lot and playing with some new character concepts and ways to interpret our Dream Warriors concept. We're really looking forward to expanding our concept and seeing where this takes us.
Thanks for checking us out, we hope we'll hear from you soon!
Sucker Punched 4 logo created by Jeph "Topspinthefuzzy" Ledrew
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