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29 Mar 2012 - 09:2581589
who can tell me how to be a cosplayer fast ?
Actually , I am new to be interested in cosplay , so i know little about cosplay compete with cosplayer, but i really want to be a good and perfect cosplayer .

and now i was working for a cosplay company , so i need to know every thing about it .


29 Mar 2012 - 10:2581591
To be a cosplayer you don't need to know everything about it or be perfect/ Just be yourself.

Depends what you want really.


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29 Mar 2012 - 10:5681596
I dont know all that much about cosplay companies to be honest as in the UK we do it as a hobby and social get togethers. However, ill do my best.

Apart from having a costume, there are no strict rules at all. Anyone with a costume is a cosplayer, regardless of skill.

To get from 'casual' to more professional looking practice with make-up skills, binding/padding, eating healthily, skin care. These little things work wonders.

For photographs, it is important to know the character as much as possible. Consider what kind of poses the character does, and use the right facial expressions. A good source of inspiration is looking at other cosplayers who have done the same character. While analysing, consider what works well and also look at how you would improve something of a photograph/costume. Dont be afraid to ask the photographer if everything looks ok through the camera.

Remember, a fair number of the more professional looking photographs are most likely to be photoshopped but this step is optional, just altering the brightness is usually enough.

Just simply practice posing in front of a mirror in costume, play around with make-up, have practice photoshoots with friends, research for inspiration and have fun


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29 Mar 2012 - 11:3181597
Quote Jennifer:
i really want to be a good and perfect cosplayer .


I'm probably going to surprise you, but the ideal of being 'perfect' depends on what you interprete as such. A lot of cosplay is setting the bar for yourself, start small and work yourself up.

For example, to begin with you might start with a bought cosplay, wig and shoes made all for you just to get a feel for it. But as time goes on you might challenge yourself to make them and incorporate new learning elements. Maybe just making the main garment, and then adding in wig styling later. The whole time it's good to read up on tutorials and look at how other people made props. It may not taylor to you EXACTLY, but you might come to something and think 'hey, I could use that technique for making this!'. Familiarise yourself with materials for making props and fabrics for clothing and source out good wig sellers. If you know where to get everything, you have more time to prepare the costume itself!


29 Mar 2012 - 13:2181601
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The last two comments here are wonderful advice, they're right looking at others pictures and tutorials will help a lot! I'd suggest choosing very popular characters to start with so that you can get lodes of pictures/videos/other research to start your own. Once you've done this you may get a feel for making less popular ones which have less pictures/videos. Also I have a couple more points:

Wigs, buy them and follow the instructions for care/treatment, you can shape them and cut them if you like, but ask someone else to wear it for you or get something that props the wig up into shape whilst you cut/style.

Costumes, it's worth buying a simple sewing book, getting a sewing machine and looking up clothing patterns to help you understand how to make things. Some thing my friends do is buy cheap clothes from charity shops and practice on them. I myself choose to look at pictures of a costume and draw out all the shapes a few times until I think I know what I'm doing.

Props and none fabric costumes, all I can say here is experiment as much as you can, watch on-line tutorials, ask other people how they've made their props, ask people who work in the shop you buy the materials in (or e-mail them if it's on-line), also don't be afraid to mix different paints to get the right colour-have something to test colours on as well

Photo's, I don't know much about this to be honest! but yeh just try to enjoy yourself, try a few different poses out and ask the camera person to help you! ^-^

And if you want to be a popular cosplayer then you want to try and look your best (a lot of people use make-up and watch their figure) and choose either very impressive cosplay (such as complicated, well made/crafted outfits) to make or very popular ones (such as the top characters).

I really hope this comment helps someone, thinking about it and reading others comments has helped me .


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31 Mar 2012 - 02:1981661
Thank u , i love ur answer
Quote Aerblade:
I dont know all that much about cosplay companies to be honest as in the UK we do it as a hobby and social get togethers. However, ill do my best.

Apart from having a costume, there are no strict rules at all. Anyone with a costume is a cosplayer, regardless of skill.

To get from 'casual' to more professional looking practice with make-up skills, binding/padding, eating healthily, skin care. These little things work wonders.

For photographs, it is important to know the character as much as possible. Consider what kind of poses the character does, and use the right facial expressions. A good source of inspiration is looking at other cosplayers who have done the same character. While analysing, consider what works well and also look at how you would improve something of a photograph/costume. Dont be afraid to ask the photographer if everything looks ok through the camera.

Remember, a fair number of the more professional looking photographs are most likely to be photoshopped but this step is optional, just altering the brightness is usually enough.

Just simply practice posing in front of a mirror in costume, play around with make-up, have practice photoshoots with friends, research for inspiration and have fun


31 Mar 2012 - 02:2781662
it does helped me ! Thank u
Quote Afireinsidegirl:
The last two comments here are wonderful advice, they're right looking at others pictures and tutorials will help a lot! I'd suggest choosing very popular characters to start with so that you can get lodes of pictures/videos/other research to start your own. Once you've done this you may get a feel for making less popular ones which have less pictures/videos. Also I have a couple more points:

Wigs, buy them and follow the instructions for care/treatment, you can shape them and cut them if you like, but ask someone else to wear it for you or get something that props the wig up into shape whilst you cut/style.

Costumes, it's worth buying a simple sewing book, getting a sewing machine and looking up clothing patterns to help you understand how to make things. Some thing my friends do is buy cheap clothes from charity shops and practice on them. I myself choose to look at pictures of a costume and draw out all the shapes a few times until I think I know what I'm doing.

Props and none fabric costumes, all I can say here is experiment as much as you can, watch on-line tutorials, ask other people how they've made their props, ask people who work in the shop you buy the materials in (or e-mail them if it's on-line), also don't be afraid to mix different paints to get the right colour-have something to test colours on as well

Photo's, I don't know much about this to be honest! but yeh just try to enjoy yourself, try a few different poses out and ask the camera person to help you! ^-^

And if you want to be a popular cosplayer then you want to try and look your best (a lot of people use make-up and watch their figure) and choose either very impressive cosplay (such as complicated, well made/crafted outfits) to make or very popular ones (such as the top characters).

I really hope this comment helps someone, thinking about it and reading others comments has helped me .


31 Mar 2012 - 18:2781680
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Great! ^_^

Quote Jennifer:
Quote Afireinsidegirl:
The last two comments here are wonderful advice, they're right looking at others pictures and tutorials will help a lot! I'd suggest choosing very popular characters to start with so that you can get lodes of pictures/videos/other research to start your own. Once you've done this you may get a feel for making less popular ones which have less pictures/videos. Also I have a couple more points:

Wigs, buy them and follow the instructions for care/treatment, you can shape them and cut them if you like, but ask someone else to wear it for you or get something that props the wig up into shape whilst you cut/style.

Costumes, it's worth buying a simple sewing book, getting a sewing machine and looking up clothing patterns to help you understand how to make things. Some thing my friends do is buy cheap clothes from charity shops and practice on them. I myself choose to look at pictures of a costume and draw out all the shapes a few times until I think I know what I'm doing.

Props and none fabric costumes, all I can say here is experiment as much as you can, watch on-line tutorials, ask other people how they've made their props, ask people who work in the shop you buy the materials in (or e-mail them if it's on-line), also don't be afraid to mix different paints to get the right colour-have something to test colours on as well

Photo's, I don't know much about this to be honest! but yeh just try to enjoy yourself, try a few different poses out and ask the camera person to help you! ^-^

And if you want to be a popular cosplayer then you want to try and look your best (a lot of people use make-up and watch their figure) and choose either very impressive cosplay (such as complicated, well made/crafted outfits) to make or very popular ones (such as the top characters).

I really hope this comment helps someone, thinking about it and reading others comments has helped me .


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