Tom’s behind the scenes notes:
We did this photo indoors at the Seattle Convention Center, at Sakura-Con. I had previously taken photos of Charly at Kumoricon, when she was cosplaying as Spain from Hetalia, and one of those photos was in the 2011 calendar. This original character has a completely different look, and I like seeing the variety that a cosplayer can create. Charly is a very good dancer, too.
(Charly, as Cassiopeia as Spain, is the brunette on the left [ed])