Seasonal Photography: Fall

Friday, 21 October 2011, 12:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Autumn is the twilight of the seasons.  In this time of transition, plants bask in a full radiance of color only to be promptly consumed by death.  This season embraces opposites–warm, cold, bright, dark– and will provide you with a range of photo opportunities, depending on the overall mood and composition you desire. For a […]

Can There Be Only One?

Friday, 15 October 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Back when Fanime was a small convention, located in the Santa Clara Convention Center, I crossplayed a character from Slayers, a series which was fairly popular for its time.  Amitie, Janet, and I completed a full group of Filia, Lina Inverse, and Zelgadis respectively.  It was our first official cosplay attempt and we were very […]

Seasonal Photography: Summer

Thursday, 10 June 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

The element of water is an under-explored environment for cosplayers – probably due to the fact that most people do not believe their costume will survive being immersed in liquid.  However, it provides a natural method for distorting your appearance; in example, this cosplayer’s legs were elongated using a fish eye lens.  The author of […]

Digitally Enhanced Anime Eyes

Thursday, 3 June 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Despite all the time spent  making your costume, the appearance of your face will also reflect upon your skill as a cosplayer.  Make-up is an essential part of your costume because it can create the appearance of flawless skin and enlarged eyes.  Although many cosplayers have accepted the challenge of bringing these cartoon characters to […]

Quality Pictures Without a Camera

Thursday, 20 May 2010, 12:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

As a cosplayer, I make it a priority to schedule an official “photo shoot” during each convention; this usually results in me wandering around the convention center and the surrounding streets as I search for a location.  Ideally, your photo shoots would be scheduled during the first day of the convention, when your costume is […]

The Selection Process

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 10:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

Every year, it seems that we encounter the same dilemma. We must decide whether we will cosplay individually or with a group. If we decide upon a group cosplay, then we still have to discuss which series we will cosplay and bestow the privilege of cosplaying the main character. In considering alternative methods for this process, I have decided that we should start holding cosplay auditions before we start working on our costumes.

Seasonal Photography: Winter

Friday, 27 November 2009, 20:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

There is something mystical about snow that takes you to another world – especially when you live in a town that never gets below 40° F.  This winter, you should plan a trip to the mountains so you can cosplay in the snow – but remember to keep yourself warm! Fantasy series, of course, lend themselves […]