New Orleans this weekend!Here is my New Orleans costume line up!
I'll be at my booth #227 all weekend signing calendars and prints, or look for me in the Cosplay Lounge right next door!
Here is a map link to my exact location: http://yayahan.com/images/events/nola.jpg
New costume debut on Saturday - DC Comics' Powergirl - Kotobukiya style! I'm working on the last bits of her right now! I will be speaking at the Cosplay panel on Saturday at 11am, and judging the costume contest at 8pm.
SO WILL I SEE YOU IN NOLA OR WHAT?!?!?!
Another convention appearance announcement! I'll be a Guest at Anime Matsuri 2013, to support the World Cosplay Summit and the Marvel costume contest! I'll be involved in both contests as well as the AM Cosplay contest with cash prizes, and hosting
panels throughout the weekend. I'll also have a dealer hall booth, so
Unique Character Design TipsUnique Character Design Tips5 years ago in Other More Like This
In my opinion, these are the most important factors in any character design: color, concept, shape, simplicity, cohesiveness, repeatability, personality and uniqueness.
Color: Any design with colors all over the place creates too many places for the eye to look. Keep your color design very simple and zen. Looking at the colors shouldn't be jarring or confusing. This isn't to say only use one color, not at all, but try to make sure the ones you use are harmonious. Avoid mixing and matching different saturations of the same color or picking colors that clash with one another.
My rule of thumb: Stick to no more than three base colors and some value variations.
Concept: Your design should have inspiration, even if the inspiration is just your intended character's personality or an interesting object that represents them. Your character could be a bookworm, and that would impact her posture, her clothing, her hairstyle...pretty much everything about her! You can design