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 Tricks5 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
Cosplay tips: Make upThank you for reading ^^Cosplay tips: Make up6 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
Cosplay and Con Tips-TermsCosplay and Con Tips-Terms5 years ago in Other More Like This
1. Bring water to cons. Things can get pretty expensive at anime cons.
2. Have an e-mail you can give out at cons. This is handy if you take pictures and people want copies, or the other way around.
3. Expect people to want pictures while you are cosplaying and have some poses ready in mind.
4. Bring a small sewing repair kit while cosplaying. You can get them at some dollar stores.
5. Going to your first con? Go to the vendors hall right off the bat if you can. Items go fast.
6. Have a meeting place to find your friends. It can get very busy at cons and near imposable to find people.
7. Afraid of having to go to a con alone? Most cons have forums where people come up with a place to meet. If your con does not have a meeting place, don't be afraid to start your own!
8. When you are at a con, reellaaxxx. There even the most stuck up business person can feel like they are in recess again.
9. Make sure you make your cosplay the best you can.
5 Simple Tips to Better CosplayBefore I start, I just want to clarify that I'm by no means an expert at all this. I've only been cosplaying a year and I still have a lot to learn, but my tutorials and cosplays get positive responses and I'm often asked how I do certain things, so I decided to put up a few tips that have helped me get where I am.5 Simple Tips to Better Cosplay3 years ago in Other More Like This
1. Find a good cosplay photographer
I cannot stress how important this is. I've seen way too many great cosplayers who only have shots taken by their friends or family and it makes me sad their missing out on the attention they could get towards their cosplay if they just had some good photos.
How do I find a good photographer?
Pay attention to cosplayers from your area, whether it be Cosplay.com, WorldCosplay, Facebook or right here on DeviantArt. If you find someone who has a cosplay picture that you really like, ask them who did their photo shoot and ask for their contact information. If you're at a convention, look out for people with expensive camer
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 Technique6 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