Tom’s behind the scenes notes:
This was a quick and simple shot, but I really like how it turned out. The characters here are Spain and France from Hetalia: Axis Powers.
I had seen this wall a few weeks earlier and thought it would make a good background for some kind of anime cosplay photo. “Make Wow” looked to me like something that you might see in a manga or anime, kind of like it was possibly an awkward translation from some Japanese phrase. And Hetalia is a funny anime that can be very playful like this, so I thought it fit for these characters.
I didn’t know that Cassiopeia was going to do the “WOW” thing with her hands, she just did that spontaneously while I was taking the picture. In fact, I didn’t even notice it until I looked at the photo later, and then I thought it was a brilliant idea.
Update September 25, 2011: Cassiopia in 2011 is Charly in 2012:
MAKE WOW! Indeed.