Cosplay Photography Primer
2. Objectives and Purpose
3. Pre-Convention Research
4. Pre-Convention Rituals / Planning
5. Packing for the Convention / Gear and Equipment
6. On Location
7. Legal Shi* Stuff!
8. Editing / Distribution
I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to read what I have to say and ask that you take what I say with a grain of salt-this is purely from my experience and does not necessarily relate to everyone else. What you will find is tried and true applications that I have experienced that just happen to work for me. I hope that by reading this, you will take what I have learned and apply it to your own works and continue to promote and draw eyes to our little subculture that we have chosen for ourselves.
When I first started going to conventions, it was when I had just graduated: 2004, I rewarded myself for leaving the public school system by going to my first convention, A-KON 15 i
Cosplay Tips and TricksTip 1 - Wigs!Cosplay Tips and Tricks4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Always try and get the best looking wig for your character! If you've gone to all that effort with your costume it's honestly in your best interest to get a wig that looks good to complete the look. You don't need to break the bank if you don't want to, and don't worry if you aren't the best stylist out there! Just make sure that it's the same colour as your character and vaguely resembles their hair style and it will instantly look so much better than using your own hair if it looks nothing like the character you're trying to portray. Make the effort and you won't regret it!
Tip 2 - Putting on a wig!
Ok! So one of the best things to make wearing a wig easier is to wear a wig cap underneath the wig - this helps to hold all of your hair in neatly underneath the wig and will also help to hold the wig on more securely. You can either buy a premade wig cap or go for the slightly cheaper option of cutting the legs off a pair of ti
Using Available Light/Simple Flash TechniqueIn my last journal I asked you guys to bring any questions you had to me. EllenEinkauf asked the following:Using Available Light/Simple Flash Technique5 years ago in Personal More Like This
"What are ways for a photographer without a lot of equipment to get good lighting for portraits. I don't have a studio or backgrounds or any umbrellas. What techniques can you get from a simple flash or with other artificial lights?"
Now I've always been a fan of learning in bits and chunks and starting off simple. So what is the cheapest light source we have readily available? The sun! The sun is a small contrasty light source that can be manipulated.
First is direct sunlight. Sunlight during midday is harsh and it isn't very flattering because it creates deep shadows over the eyes due to the eye brows. Most photographers prefer to shoot when the sun is low in the sky, about an hour or two after sunrise or before sun set. This creates dramatic angled light
Next, lets take shooting in the shade. Outdoor shade is lit by indirect sunlight diffused by the
Cosplay tips: Make upThank you for reading ^^Cosplay tips: Make up5 years ago in Scraps More Like This
This is a short tutorial, it's about make-up, for cosplay. But it can be use in the non-cosplay-world-life too X3 hehe...
Even if you wear gloves.. make sure your hands look good!! Clean your nails!
Tips on nail polish:
- You don't have to buy from a famous brand! Most of the time it's not very lasting and comes off during sweating. I would recommend some of the cheap ones. My favourite kind of brand is: "The magical Islands" It lasts long and they have amazing colours!! (White, Blue, Metallic Red) They are cheap to ^^ Try to find them! I've been on some places on the world and they sell it all around! My advice would be: Forget the brand names and go look by the discount ones ^^
- Nailhardner! Use it to make a layer ON your nailpolish, your nails will shine even more and your nail polish WON'T come off as fast as it would without it
- If it does come of DO NOT LAYER IT. It looks HORRIBLE!! Trust me! I've been there XD It's really ugly and it won't
Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up ISo, this is the first part of the "Cosplay boy make-up" tutorial. It has way too much text and pictures to put it into just one journal, so I will divide it.Tutorial: Cosplay Boy Make-up I1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As always~ English is not my native language so you might come across mistakes. My apologies! If anything is unclear feel free to ask me in the comments.
I'm just showing you what works for me and what's my personal liking. I'm focusing on eye make-up and additional tips. If you think this way of doing a boys cosplay make-up is is using way too much make-up that's totally fine. Everyone has his/her own preferences and this tutorial is just a hint who it can be done.
The shape of eyes differ a lot from one to another, so if you want to try it the way I do my make-up you might have to adjust it to your own eyes. Maybe you have already run into this problem before while seeing a well done eye make-up in a tutorial or worn by an asian cosplayer. Furthermore be aware of the fact that the shape of your eyebrows, wearing c
How to de-tangle a wigHow to de-tangle a wigHow to de-tangle a wig3 years ago in Writing More Like This
Long wigs are absolutely gorgeous. They make you feel like a world class cosplayer. But due to the elements such as winds, direct sunlight, and transportation; the wigs go from sleek and beautiful to a ratty matted mess!
Liquid fabric softener does wonders! If you know how to use it properly. What you'll need is the following:
3-4 cap fulls of Liquid fabric softener (Depending on how long the wig is)
5-6 cups of lukewarm-warm water
A large towel or two
A comb or wig brush
A straightening iron with adjustable settings.
I know what you're thinking. "Hair straightener on a wig!?!? Blasphemy!!!"
True, but if you do it right, your wig will be absolutely super soft and silky! Now ON TO THE TUTORIAL!!!
Take your bucket/tub/ basin or anything you can fill up with water (Don't use a large bowl) and fill it with the liquid softener and water. Go with something really mild smelling li