My friend makes the Arkham Knight Harley Quinn inspired baseball bat. She asked me for some product shots, and had a model already. I had to do this shoot, there was no way around it. Wicked awesome cosplayers. Let me tell you what, I had a blast. I got to play with angles and light in a whole new way. You should check out her Etsy store here.
I was worried when they were running behind, but it worked out perfectly. The lighting was awesome and the colors popped. If we were shooting earlier, I would not have gotten the look out of The Polk Theater marquee that I got.
I put a bare speed light behind her, because I knew the marquee would not illuminate her, but I wanted it to look like it did. I got some nice rim light and the effect I was after. I lit her from the front right with a speed light in a softbox umbrella. This allowed me to expose everything in the frame.
It was a good night, I think everyone enjoyed themselves.