As the rest of the Return of Aetheria team chugs away at producing our third instalment for Indy PopCon, Yekaterina Komarovskaya is hard at work making a cosplay set for all of Indy PopCon’s audience! Yakaterina’s set design was chosen as the winning design for the 2015 Indy PopCon Cosplay photo set. She has been getting the pencil and paper sketches prepared for the concept work, but will soon be building the wall digitally to help give the set design crew a better idea of how to construct the set.
Her goal for the design was to bring fantasy to Indianapolis.
Yekaterina explains, “The prompt for this photo booth was ‘fantasy takes over the city.’ Instead of doing a generic city, I thought it would be more fun to make it about Indianapolis. There are references to specific locations like Mass Ave, Monument Circle, and the downtown skyline. The drawing is also chock full of fantasy references, everything from high fantasy to the classics to more modern allusions. It’s a powerful force that at first glance seems destructive, but is actually reinventing and reuniting the city!”