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Cosplay Sass // Buffy The Vampire Slayer Cosplay

January 31, 2019 jasemine-denise 2 min read 24 Comments

Cosplay Sass // Buffy The Vampire Slayer Cosplay

January 31, 2019 Jasemine Denise Photography 2 min read 24 Comments

This was featured on Cosplay Sass’s blog first, but I couldn’t help but share it. Do you remember the first Buffy The Vampire Slayer cosplay photoshoot I shared? I was Nikki Wood, the mother of Principal Wood and the infamous Slayer victim of New York. or years, I imagined having a badass cosplay partner who was going to really show out. Cosplay Sass did it.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Cosplay // Nikki and Spike.

The year is 1977 and the fight begins in a train car. Spike (Cosplay Sass) approached Nikki, with a rail that he broke off from the train car with vampire strength. Nikki, our sworn Vampire killing leader, was undeterred. A fight ensued.. and honestly, it looks like our beloved slayer may have the upper hand.

She missed that kick and Spike had no problems taking his shot. They fight. It goes down… Arms swinging, rails railing..

While we don’t wanna admit it… We all know how it ends.

Spike not only leaves triumphant, he leaves with Nikki’s beloved leather coat.. becoming a forever piece of the man that Spike is.

Behind the Scenes of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer Cosplay.

This almost didn’t get done. Cosplay Sass stayed on me about it. We got up early and rode the Chicago Transit Authority line to O’Hare and waited for everyone to get off. I’m not gonna lie, my heart thudded in my chest when a worker came to clean up and her eyes met ours. I smiled, still standing in fight stance and gave her a slight thumbs up. She laughed, shook her head, and kept the door open for us.. so that when we were done.. We could get off.

Bec’s look is brought to you by their awesome cosplay skills and the Xylia belt created by SKG Designs! That’s how you seriously bring a look together.


As for me, I had all the elements of my Nikki Wood preserved for a time like that. I was so ecstatic for this but determined to stay angry looking. So, I had to do some serious fake eyebrow drawing so that my eyebrows would stay frowned. It was incredible and terrifying all at once. This was a hell of an experience. I love collaborating with Cosplay Sass so hopefully we get to do it again soon.

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Do you have a friend you want to do a cosplay collab with?

I’m READY!! Do you have a cosplay you’re dying to shoot? Jasemine Denise Photography is booking photoshoots of all kinds or 2019. JDP will also be floating back around the Chicago Comic Con 2019. No clue what kind of photoshoot to book? That’s okay. Poke around the portfolio and see what inspires you!


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I travel as a photographer, I write novels , and I fan girl a lot. I have an unnecessary attachment to all things 80s punk, 90s hip hop, and girl power. I typically write in the same tone that I talk in so you should probably be prepared for that. Just saying.

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    Stacie February 1, 2019 at 8:41 am

    You two look amazing! I love the shots, and I love the cosplay itself. It really does capture the feel of Buffy (one of my all time favorite shows).

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    sujatatawde February 1, 2019 at 10:37 am

    This Cosplay theme photo session jells so well with the train car
    I would like to do Cosplay collab with my childhood friend Shubha.

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    Soniachic95 February 1, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Omg I just love you guys cosplay outfits,you make me want to share this post on Pinterest,wow this is cool!

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      Jasemine Denise Photography February 2, 2019 at 5:25 pm

      Thank you! I’m honored! It was one of my wildest in front of the camera, for sure!
      I love your blog the way!

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    Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes February 2, 2019 at 1:44 am

    What a cool photoshoot – you both look fantastic! And Buffy will always be one of my favourite shows 🙂

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    Stephanie Jeannot February 2, 2019 at 9:50 am

    That is so different. Definitely a way to have an exciting day.

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    John Mulindi February 2, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    The outfits are amazingly beautiful. The photographer was really skilful in capturing these amazing and pretty postures.

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    Yeah Lifestyle February 2, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    What great shots! This was really captured well and I love the cosplay outfits. I can’t wait to see your next collaboration with Cosplay Sass.

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    Anita Mckaney February 2, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    You too make a good combo! These are really great shots and the costumes are on point. I remember when Buffy the Vampire Slayer came out too (age reveal), lol!

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    Sara Welch February 2, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Love the looks and the photos turned out great! I loved watching Buffy too; awesome show!

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    Matthew February 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Lovely outfits. My son will definitely love this, sharing this with him right away

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    Shannon Gurnee February 3, 2019 at 12:20 am

    These are some really fun photos! Love the outfits they’re wearing!

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    Melissa M Sanchez February 3, 2019 at 8:01 am

    These are amazing and fun photos. I have a couple of friends who are really into cosplay, I will have to share this blog post with them, they will love it

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    kishastewartharris February 3, 2019 at 9:23 am

    I have a friend that is really into cosplay, she does youtube videos of certain shows and dresses up as one of the characters. It’s cute. I love the way you made a cosplay reenactment through photos.

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    mikaesque February 4, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Slay girl slay!! These photos are breathtaking, and looks like you had a lot of fun too!

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    itsnadianelson February 4, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    I was such a Buffy fan growing up. I love your costumes and the fact that you were able to capture expressions and stances in your photos. Cosplay seems fun.

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    Bethany Stout February 5, 2019 at 2:26 am

    This is so cool. You guys look like bad asses. Love it.

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    Ingrid February 5, 2019 at 3:21 am

    This was such a fun thing to do. You guys could win an Emmy for your costume design. Now unto the big screen

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    AlwaysCarryOn.com February 7, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    I am not really into Cosplay myself, but this looks like fun for you two 🙂 x

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    Nati February 8, 2019 at 9:44 am

    This must have been so much fun to realize! You guys look awesome! I am too old for cosplay and I don’t have any friends interested in it.

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    cosplaysass February 12, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Aw thanks! You’re never too old to cosplay! ♥️

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    cosplaysass February 12, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    We’ll have to do another collab soon – this was such a fun time!

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