Earlier today our EIC (Editor-In-Chief) posted her review of the first year of the newest destination convention HawaiiCon.  She even mentioned some of the fantastic guests, one of which being epic-level-cosplayer Bellechere.

New England based Bellechere has been costuming for 12+ years, and continues to be one of the nicest ladies in fandom.  You can follow her projects and travels on her various social media places (tumblr, Twitter, Facebook) which she herself runs.  Needless to say, the chance to photograph such a lovely subject in a location like the Hapuna Prince Beach Resort on Kona side of the Bid Island in Hawaii was a motivating factor for both model and photographer to make “Savage Land Rogue” costumes.

Now, Rogue is a character from the X-Men comics, and Savage Land refers to a lost basin where dinosaurs run free, and all mutant abilities are taken away.  Several members of the X-Team are stranded there, Rogue being one of them.  Over the weekend of DragonCon in Atlanta, long time Marvel artist Mark Brooks did this version of Savage Land Rogue, greatly influencing the photographer’s take on the costume.   Bellechere based hers on the classic Uncanny X-Men #274.

Here are some of the photos from the shoot that took place on the hotel property the day after the convention ended.  The shots of Bellechere are by Mary Anne Butler (our EIC):

The photographer takes a minute to play in the water with her model. The sand, THE SAND.
Rogue out spearfishing, showing that she doesn’t need her powers to be a strong woman!


Strong and statuesque, Rogue is on a mission.
Strong and statuesque, Rogue is on a mission.
Rogue takes a moment to enjoy the weather.
Rogue takes a moment to enjoy the weather.
Rogue has spotted Sauron, and is ready to strike.
After a day of fighting the waves and rocks, the two Rogues take a dip in the pool. Mostly to wash the sand out. Mostly.

ABOUT >> Mary Anne Butler
  • BIO >> Mary Anne Butler (Mab) is a reporter and photographer from San Francisco California. She is a lifelong geek, huge music nerd, occasionally cosplays at conventions, does Renaissance Faires, and in general lives the life of a True Believer. She may be short, but she makes up for it with a loud voice.
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