Group Info Group Founded 10 Years ago 2,353 Members
107,899 Pageviews2,239 Watchers

Random from Featured

Ice Queen by NatalieCartman Ice Queen :iconnataliecartman:NatalieCartman 206 12 Shugo Chara: Utau Hoshina by boylabo33 Shugo Chara: Utau Hoshina :iconboylabo33:boylabo33 51 13 Yoko Gurren Lagann by NatalieCartman Yoko Gurren Lagann :iconnataliecartman:NatalieCartman 800 76 Alichino - Tsugiri by Faeryx13 Alichino - Tsugiri :iconfaeryx13:Faeryx13 68 29 Into the Wild by negativedreamer Into the Wild :iconnegativedreamer:negativedreamer 54 40 Proper Courtesy by negativedreamer Proper Courtesy :iconnegativedreamer:negativedreamer 223 81 Simply Auron by negativedreamer Simply Auron :iconnegativedreamer:negativedreamer 580 320 Rokkaku Police Officer by negativedreamer Rokkaku Police Officer :iconnegativedreamer:negativedreamer 65 61 Ganondorf with his Thieves by negativedreamer Ganondorf with his Thieves :iconnegativedreamer:negativedreamer 707 357 Ninja At the Temple... by negativedreamer Ninja At the Temple... :iconnegativedreamer:negativedreamer 62 67 Sweet Yoko by NatalieCartman Sweet Yoko :iconnataliecartman:NatalieCartman 4,859 503 Lara action by Anastasya01 Lara action :iconanastasya01:Anastasya01 61 6 Cosplay movie by Anastasya01 Cosplay movie :iconanastasya01:Anastasya01 92 13 Lara's Shadow by Anastasya01 Lara's Shadow :iconanastasya01:Anastasya01 130 24 Cosplay Doppelganger by Anastasya01 Cosplay Doppelganger :iconanastasya01:Anastasya01 248 33 Croft cosplay by Anastasya01 Croft cosplay :iconanastasya01:Anastasya01 451 49
My illness is taking the best of me, so I'm finally conducting a search for new voters to help out with the submissions to avoid delays and expiry of submissions. Remember, we are talking about several hundreds submissions per week, and sometimes more in the convention season. I might take two more people to help me out when my illness knocks me down.

The candidates must be 18 or the legal age of majority in their country. This is to avoid minors being in contact with unfiltered materials (we rarely get nsfw submissions, but it could happen again and I do not wish to be legally liable).

The candidates must show an adequate understanding of the submissions rules, available on the group's front page.

"First, SUBMIT TO THE RIGHT CATEGORY. You are not allowed to submit to the "featured" category.
I judge fullview picture, make sure your picture looks as good in full view as it does in the thumbnail. Videos are not allowed. Gifs must be optimized.

* Wig: Accurate color, accuracy of cut & style, quality (shine), proper management (untangled), accurate lenght (maybe not full lenght, but at least enough lenght for the character's design to have a feel of accuracy, ie, no Chii with shoulder lenght hair..) etc.
* Costume: Accurate colors, flattering cut, accuracy of whole, detailing, quality of sewing, quality of details, etc.
* Body: I accept all body shapes, but the cut must be flattering on you. For crossplay, I expect you take the necessary means to change your body shape. I will not accept bishies with unbinded big boobs. There are binders on the market that will completly erase your 95DD. Being cheap about it is not serious cosplaying (and binding with anything else than a binder is very dangerous anyways)
* Make-up: Contouring, shine control, zits control, fake eyelashes if needed, etc. Pictures with no make-up tend not to be accepted.
* Picture: Flattering light source, flattering angle (if the cosplay is very good, I might mention it if the angle is unflattering, but still accept it), at least a bit of accuracy in the setting (medieval cosplay shooted downtown? No no), must be close enough to see the costume, not blurry, not too grainy (I understand that a decent camera costs a lot, but phone and webcam pics are not what I call "Cosplay Pro"), interesting pose, no reflection (take care with the light with shiny satin and take care of the flash on wigs, even the highest quality wigs can shine in a disgusting way if the flash is used wrongly). Convention pictures are rarely (not never, rarely) good pictures because the light and location aren't very controllable. There also may be unwanted people in the background. Make sure there aren't any before you submit.
* Editing: Should be sparse, no heavy texturing that hide the costumes. No blur/dodge/burn tool/brush abuse. Light adjustements must not eat half of model's face. Also, this is common sense, but please resize your images.
*Must obey to the group's rules:
:bulletblack: Submissions are advised to show at least half of the cosplayer or more - with the costume easily visible, but close ups are allowed.
:bulletblack: Photos must be clear
:bulletblack: Accuracy is appreciated
:bulletblack: Please avoid obscene gestures
:bulletblack: No 'happy snaps'
:bulletblack: Members may submit more than 5 photos of the same cosplay, but they must be different enough.

I must add that resubmitting a picture without changing it will not gain you extra points in any way."

Candidates must be impartial to fandoms, no matter how much they love or hate any of them. I must add that it is absolutely inacceptable to decline a submission because of somebody's facial features (race, lack of facial symmetry) or weight. As long as the costume is on point - even if some adjustements were made to make the costume more flattering- and the picture is flattering, it belongs in the group. Things like glasses a character wouldn't wear and piercings are prefered to be out of view, however.

Candidates must file the small form and post it in the comments below and will be contacted and given 3 pictures. They will have to briefly explain if they would decline or accept them and give at least 3 detailed reasons for each of the picture. This is for me to evaluate their judgement and they won't have to do this for pictures if they are taken to fill the position. Remember to evaluate fullview pictures only, not the thumbnail.

Text in parenthesis in the form is for explanation purposes and shouldn't be submitted as is. Just write your answers.

:bulletblack:Form:bulletblack:
:bulletblack:Age:
:bulletblack:Country:
:bulletblack:Timezone: (to facilitate contact)
:bulletblack:Experience with cosplay: (consummer of pictures, crafter/seamstress , photographer, picture editor, cosplay enthusiast a.k.a wearing DIY, bought or tailored-just-for-you costumes, etc. You can be as brief or as detailed as you want, but please try to state the amount of time you've been interested in cosplay)
:bulletblack: Fandoms I like:
:bulletblack: Fandoms I hate: (those two are important since they will call your attention on being extra cautious when judging pictures of  both the liked and hated fandoms)
:bulletblack: Mothertongue:
:bulletblack:Speak any other language?:
:bulletblack:Anything else to say?:

Let the search begin ~
More Journal Entries

Affiliates

Cosplay-Pros avatar courtesy of Tetsuk0



:iconkoz-n-fx::iconsyfy-face-off::iconzoey-friendly-zombie::iconcosplay-scene::icontalkcosplay::icondinoxrcks::iconspecial-effects::iconpuellamagicosplay::icongocrazycosplay::iconlearn-writing-craft::iconfanstock::icongradeacosplay::iconpose-emporium::iconcutieshots::icondark-black-hair::iconall-around-cosplay::icononehellofacosplay::iconawesome-cosplay-girl::iconworldcosplay::iconbrave-10:

Deviants

Visitors

You're not here because you're not logged in
  • :iconnebulaluben:
    Nebulaluben - Members
    Visited here 6 hours and 1 minute ago
    Did something awesome yesterday
  • :icondashingtonydrake:
    DashingTonyDrake - Members
    Visited here 21 hours and 36 minutes ago
    Did something awesome yesterday
  • :iconsquishycheeks:
    squishycheeks - Members
    Visited here 1 day ago
    Did something awesome yesterday
  • :icontohkoe:
    Tohkoe - Members
    Visited here 1 day ago
    Submitted a deviation on May 22nd, 2014
  • :iconfoammx:
    FoammX - Members
    Visited here 2 days ago
    Hasn't contributed yet

Group Info

Cosplay-Pros is a group for the very best Cosplayers to display their work.

This is a place for well-made cosplay costumes, stunning photograph and FUN! Please read the rules before submitting, we'll love you forever.

Welcome to Cosplay-Pros, enjoy your stay. Remember, it takes less energy, stress and aggravation to be pleasant and respectful.
Group
Founded 10 Years ago
Oct 26, 2010

Location
Global

Group Focus
Common Interest

2,353 Members
2,239 Watchers
107,899 Pageviews

BEFORE Submitting

:iconpinkbow1plz::iconpinkbow2plz::iconpinkbow3plz::iconpinkbow4plz::iconpinkbow5plz::iconpinkbow6plz::iconpinkbow1plz:
Hai everyone ~

Thinking about submitting but not sure if the cosplay is what we aim for?

Your submission was declined? If I declined it, you're more than likely to have recieved a message about what I'd rework on the cosplay. It might however happen that I redirected you here because we had a lot of submission that day and I didn't have the time for custom advice. Edit: dec.29.2011: I no longer give custom advice due to the massive amount of submission that do not follow the rules everyday. If you need critique, just ask.

I'm writing this blog post to help new submitters and declined submitters towards appropriate ressources for the reworking of their cosplay.

Now, I am not perfect, nobody is, but a submission must inspire me to have my positive voting. Here is what I aim for:

First, SUBMIT TO THE RIGHT CATEGORY. You are not allowed to submit to the "featured" category.
I judge fullview picture, make sure your picture looks as good in full view as it does in the thumbnail. Videos are not allowed. Gifs must be optimized.

* Wig: Accurate color, accuracy of cut & style, quality (shine), proper management (untangled), accurate lenght (maybe not full lenght, but at least enough lenght for the character's design to have a feel of accuracy, ie, no Chii with shoulder lenght hair..) etc.
* Costume: Accurate colors, flattering cut, accuracy of whole, detailing, quality of sewing, quality of details, etc.
* Body: I accept all body shapes, but the cut must be flattering on you. For crossplay, I expect you take the necessary means to change your body shape. I will not accept bishies with unbinded big boobs. There are binders on the market that will completly erase your 95DD. Being cheap about it is not serious cosplaying (and binding with anything else than a binder is very dangerous anyways)
* Make-up: Contouring, shine control, zits control, fake eyelashes if needed, etc. Pictures with no make-up tend not to be accepted.
* Picture: Flattering light source, flattering angle (if the cosplay is very good, I might mention it if the angle is unflattering, but still accept it), at least a bit of accuracy in the setting (medieval cosplay shooted downtown? No no), must be close enough to see the costume, not blurry, not too grainy (I understand that a decent camera costs a lot, but phone and webcam pics are not what I call "Cosplay Pro"), interesting pose, no reflection (take care with the light with shiny satin and take care of the flash on wigs, even the highest quality wigs can shine in a disgusting way if the flash is used wrongly). Convention pictures are rarely (not never, rarely) good pictures because the light and location aren't very controllable. There also may be unwanted people in the background. Make sure there aren't any before you submit.
* Editing: Should be sparse, no heavy texturing that hide the costumes. No blur/dodge/burn tool/brush abuse. Light adjustements must not eat half of model's face. Also, this is common sense, but please resize your images.
*Must obey to the group's rules:
:bulletblack: Submissions are advised to show at least half of the cosplayer or more - with the costume easily visible, but close ups are allowed.
:bulletblack: Photos must be clear
:bulletblack: Accuracy is appreciated
:bulletblack: Please avoid obscene gestures
:bulletblack: No 'happy snaps'
:bulletblack: Members may submit more than 5 photos of the same cosplay, but they must be different enough.

I must add that resubmitting a picture without changing it will not gain you extra points in any way.


Under the jump, many helpful, basic tutorials. I'll add more as I refer them to people, or as I stumble upon them.

:iconpinkbow1plz::iconpinkbow2plz::iconpinkbow3plz::iconpinkbow4plz::iconpinkbow5plz::iconpinkbow6plz::iconpinkbow1plz:

*Wig*
:bulletblack: Basic wig facts: www.katiebair.com/wigtutorial_…
:bulletblack: Ahoge theonenameda.deviantart.com/ar…
:bulletblack: Wig spiking cattypatra.deviantart.com/art/…
:bulletblack: Wig detangler stealthos-aurion.deviantart.co…
:bulletblack: Wig hot water straightening www.katiebair.com/wigtutorial_…
:bulletblack: Parting for ponytail/pigtails www.katiebair.com/wigtutorial_…
:bulletblack: Stubbing for ponytail / pigtails/hairshapes: www.katiebair.com/wigtutorial_…
:bulletblack: Clip-on ponytails: katsumiyo.deviantart.com/art/H…
:bulletblack: Odango josephmlee.deviantart.com/art/…
:bulletblack: Sailor Moon wig xepicpanda.deviantart.com/art/…
xepicpanda.deviantart.com/art/…
:bulletblack: Weft tutorial fav.me/d370ktu
:bulletblack: Gravity defying bangs cattypatra.deviantart.com/art/…

*Costume*
Yet to come

*Body*
:bulletblack: Open binding abessinier.deviantart.com/art/…
abessinier.deviantart.com/art/…

*Make-up*
:bulletblack: Anime eyes and lips video tutorials www.youtube.com/user/zWinnieYa…
:bulletblack: Eyebrows and beard covering tutorial www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMFgMa…
:bulletblack: The Importance of make-up (how one person can cosplay the whole cast of Free! with make-up)
www.deviantart.com/journal/How…

*Picture*
:bulletblack: Posing cherazor.deviantart.com/art/Gu…

*Editing*
:bulletblack: Color/hues/etc lieveheersbeestje.deviantart.c…

*Random*
:bulletblack: Cosplay Tutorial Group cosplaytutorial.deviantart.com…

I hope this will help you. Have a nice day ~

:iconpinkbow1plz::iconpinkbow2plz::iconpinkbow3plz::iconpinkbow4plz::iconpinkbow5plz::iconpinkbow6plz::iconpinkbow1plz:

Admins

WELCOME to Cosplay-Pros!!

This group is dedicated to
displaying the best cosplays DA has to offer :)

This group's aim is collect the very best cosplays DA has to offer

Images will be judged based on not only costume, but background as well. Please do not be offended if your picture is declined. We understand the quantity of work that went into your costume, but take it as an opportunity to improve. Don't be afraid to politely ask questions.

Founder


:iconhitomi-chama:

Co-Founders


:iconsilver-zytan::iconwhimsicalsquidco:

Contributors


:iconrachniqueen:

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconsilentmemoria:
silentmemoria Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
is the group active?
Reply
:iconthepartyvengers:
ThePartyvengers Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey guys, the other folder is full. Could a new one be created so we can continue to submit our work into the right folder? :)
Reply
(2 Replies)
:iconvictoriahellsing:
victoriahellsing Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I left this group because almost all of my submissions get declined. 
Reply
:iconchigami:
Chigami Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello everyone! :iconukitakeplz:
I've written a detailed post about my popular old Jushiro Ukitake cosplay from Bleach. The post includes WIP photos, old cosplay pics, heart-warming con stories, a creepy coincidence and a tale of escaping death. Read it here: My Ukitake cosplay story
:heart:
Reply
Add a Comment: