Today is the second anniversary of the Big Hero 6 release date, when so many of us were touched by this film. ❤️ Seems as good a time as any to share some stories and additional behind-the-scenes photos from one of our most featured cosplay photo sets based on Big Hero 6! This was first shared over at: my original post on Tumblr (158,996 notes as of now)
Even if you’ve seen the main photo set before, I’m sharing some extra things below!
Hiro Hamada ➝ Jin (me)
Tadashi Hamada ➝ Miguel
Baymax ➝ Kero
Costumes made by us
Photos by Reskiy
Assisted by Tanya, Charmie, and Kat L.
First, here’s a look at our photo series recreation of that scene.
It may seem like a simple scene where Tadashi makes an impromptu side-trip to take Hiro to get a first look at his robotics project. I think what really made this scene mean so much more to me is when later on we see the video of Tadashi celebrating when Baymax is finally operational, after all the failed tests and frustrations. Instead of thinking of the accolades he would get for presenting Baymax to the school, his immediate thought was of Hiro.
“Wait ’til my brother sees you.”
Makes you realize how much he had been looking forward to that moment, and how important it was for him. And it kills me thinking of how that the only time that all three of them had been together. Always be grateful for your loved ones and everything they do to make you happy.
Before I drown in my tears, we can move on to more light-hearted aspects of the shoot!
“Where did you find Tadashi’s lab?”
Something we get asked about a lot is how we find locations to hold our shoots in. In this case we really didn’t have to look far. Miguel has a workshop where his crafting materials and tools are stored. Our group of friends goes there sometimes to work on our costumes together.
While it may not look exactly like Tadashi’s lab in the movie, just the fact that it is Miguel’s workspace and that we build things together in there gave it just the right spirit for us to happily choose it as our shoot location. 🙂
“Is Baymax real?”
In a way, he is! He doesn’t have defibrillators built into his palms but it’s definitely a life-sized suit that our friend Kero wears. It was handmade. You can see it in action in this video that Reskiy took.
And yes — the Baymax suit makes for great squishy hugs!
Some behind-the-scenes fun
So one of my followers sent this screencap for me to try and copy:
While looking through photos I realized I had already made that face, and unintentionally so. 😂
I really do try to capture my character’s facial expressions as much as I can.
Here’s one of the frames that we were using as reference.
And here are my friends coaching me while I say the line to really try to feel the expression
And here’s a look at the team behind this shoot! Everyone helped, from helping to direct our faces and poses, to protecting Baymax from running into things.
From our group of nerds who made this happen: Thank you for all the love! ❤️