With the release of Stranger Things season 2 only days away, excited fans are eagerly awaiting the most nostalgic show of the season, not to mention the seventh most viewed show on Netflix.
Some fans are even taking their love for the cult series to the next level: Ohio photographer, Ron Yorgason, and North Carolina theatre actress, Kimmy Fiorentino, decided to re-enact the world of the show’s mysterious protagonist, Eleven, her Eggo waffle obsession and all.
Fiorentino had been collecting Eleven costume pieces for a while and after seeing some of Yorgason’s previous cosplay shoots, she decided to collaborate with him. A brainstorm session led to a decision on the location; an abandoned asylum for the criminally insane. And, just to remain in character, when the creative duo arrived at their location, they found that it was boarded up and could not be accessed by the public. Unintentionally, the narrative closely matched that of the characters in Stranger Things, especially when Yorgason and Fiorentino decided to break in. Even so, Yorgason maintains they found a non-destructive way to do so: “[...] Kimmy insisted we look over everything together one more time. Sure enough, between the two of us, we eventually did find a chink in the security and found a non-destructive method of entrance”.
As for us at The Lovepost, a non-invasive entry for creative pursuits is never frowned upon. Especially when it results in a photographic cosplay masterpiece like the one below.