Is this the latest trend in cosplay photography? Shooting parts of the person now, instead of what is considered a portrait or full-body shot of the cosplayer? Am I missing something, because I see these shots posted, and I'm like, "What's going on?"
I can understand showing off details in 1-2 photos, but zero full body shots or at least a medium shot?
>>9077864 Two days straight the entire time. >tfw arrows I made fit perfectly inside the quiver box Wish I would have realized this before I went out and tried to make a box for the arrows via 10"x10" box and wrapping paper tube. Oh well
Never been to a con of this size, nowhere near. I go to local anime cons but even at those all I can say is you can never have enough spending money. I don't care if you have to whore yourself out on the street, bring as much money as you can.
Please stay cool Please take it easy Please drink lots of water Please do not die of heatstroke or heat exhaustion or anything of that nature Please take frequent breaks, especially if you're in a cosplay Please do not stay in said cosplays longer than necessary. Stay comfortable and cool Please take care of yourselves
Love, A seagull who loves you other seagulls very much and wants everyone to have a great time despite the hellish SoCal heat
I love giving panels and being the attention whore that I am I double love it when I get big crowds. One thing I've noticed is that panels in general have a hard time building an audience. What I mean by this is that your numbers highly fluctuate with each con and you can fill house at one show but then get pitiful numbers in another only fill up seats again. It's vary rare that a panel can build its numbers up from con to con. Sure you can advertise at the con and on social media but it seems your at the mercy of the attendees. Even if you promote AND do a good panel,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Well what kind of panel are you running? Is it fandom specific? Niche? I've done a panel on speedruns that got 20 people and I've done a Homestuck panel that filled a 200 person theatre. A lot of it depends on what your panel is
So we all have donated some blood sweat tears and endless amounts of pain to our hobby. Cosplay is no easy task.
What are your horror stories /cgl/? What flesh have you accidentally donated to the cosplay gods?
I myself just turned accidentally turned some of the detailing on my hand sewing red with an over enthusiastic jab through the fabric straight into my finger. Good times. And by that I mean I'm crying.
I've thankfully never stabbed myself, but I have wedged my finger between the foot and the fabric and accidentally stepped on the pedal. Luckily my finger wasn't in the middle but from now on I move my pedal over to the side when I have to fiddle with the needle. Shit's dangerous if you're not aware.
I also have a fear of having the needles in my mouth and inhaling them into my windpipe. Heard about people doing that with toothpicks and now I don't even use them.
Oh man. So one week before a con and I'm freaking out trying to style my wig. I'm using a hair straitener and for some reason I put it on the floor and get up on the bed to check my refrence photos. I go to get off the bed to get back to work and manage to step into the hair straightener and get it clamped onto my heel! It burned the flesh off of both sides of my foot by the time I got it off. It was agonizing and by far my stupidest cosplay mishap.
This wasn't me, but one of my friends had a corset on and she had it on TIGHT. The girl could hardly sit down and could barely breathe. I told her to loosen it up but the sacrifices we make for cosplay, right? She just barely made it the whole day but as we were walking out of the con she passed out. Fun times,
First time poster on this thread but I figured this would be the best place to ask. I've heard of a lot of good things involving using expanding foam to create props. Since I need just a basic shovel prop, I was planning on using a pvc pipe for the main shaft and expanding foam method on the actual metal pars (the handle and shovel head)
>start making jewelry >start off with pokemon, then move onto more kawaii shit >interested in branching out into gurokawa/menhera >friend's baby died a while back, offered to make her a birthstone necklace in memory >friend runs a non-profit, does bereavement photography >friend actually offers to buy matching mommy/baby jewelry in bulk so that she can hand them out in kits to mourning... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Are there any rumors on when NYCC tickets might go on sale? While I appreciate the fan verification thing, I think the two day warning is a bit ridiculous and short. It would have been better if it was at least a week.
Reed Pop is doing more and more cons every year, so that why its getting later and later. 2 days is nothing considering last year there was a 23 hour notice for the physical tickets ion sale at Midtown Comics. Also less notice gives scalpers less time to organize.
>>9028635 > how much do I have to lift to have a qt3.14 idol gf? Don't do that shit here.
>what's the general opinion about the cosplay the Love Live seiyuus do? I kinda like it. Obviously they go over-the-top since it's for actual stage performances, but it can help for reference if you're making an outfit that they've already done.
>>9028601 I keep debating which wig I should get for my Umi cosplay. Does anyone have a recommendation. I'm trying to go for darker blue. I know people have mixed feelings about the blue and black wigs, so I was thinking of a very dark blue. I just don't want to get a crap quality wig, especially since I have to pin a hat to it when doing pic related.
OH, so that's what it's called...! Thanks anon! That helps narrow this a lot, but I still can't find one exactly as I liked. The one in the picture here is the closest I could find after searching a while, but it still lacks the rounded top part.
To be honest, part of me wants to stop cosplaying.
Not only am I in my mid 20s, but I'm just sick of the growing reputation that cosplayers are all whores and sluts. That we're easy.
It seems in a growing number of men (and even non-cosplaying womens minds) we're basically just a kind of "porn girl".
My male friend's girlfriend wants him to stop hanging out with me for this reason. She claims we're too touchy feely with each other and that I'm too flirtatious. We did a cosplay together and stayed in the same hotel... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>9071775 I'm sort of in the same boat but for the opposite reason. On your point, the reason why men started thinking this way is because modern and younger female cosplayers have presented themselves as such. The hobby has changed drastically in the last 6 years or so thanks to the likes of Nigri and the other attention whores. Girls think they can get attention by dressing in skimpy clothing and all the neckbeards flock to them. You rarely become "cosfaumous" anymore by being good at your craft. I still do... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>9071775 I do it because I love it and I try my best to ignore that part of it. It's difficult, don't get me wrong. There's always pressure to wear more revealing cosplays to get more attention but so long as you focus on the craft/creative aspect of it,you should be okay. I don't cosplay competitively and I don't plan to so I think I do manage to avoid a lot of that negativity. People have a perception of cosplayers anyway, that we're all weirdos and creeps, so I take it with a grain of salt.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
We've built a Bluetooth boombox for DragonCon that's going to be painted like bricks from Mario. I'm a bit stumped on the strap. Had planned to single strand braid a green rope and attach some artificial plant leaves along it with a piranha plant mouth at one end made from some leftover birch plywood used in the box. I'm not too sure it'll come out quite as I expect. Any suggestions? The box is 1'x1'x3' and weighs right at 35 pounds with the battery inside.
So me and a group of friends are planing a group cosplay at this upcoming con and we decided to go as the many versions of Paul Rudd. Now I was given the task of being celery man and I have no clue at all where to get a suit like this. Any idea on where I could find one.
I got hit with a 24 euro customs fee for a package worth 27 euro. That 17,50 "handling fee" is a fucking joke. I had to fill the customs declaration myself, so the only work they did was put the number in a calculator and print the bill. It also makes it pointless to pay for faster shipping, because it got held up in customs for 3 days.
>>9042086 The second two are FINE the first one is the WORST if you're not a part of the panel it's SUPER FUCKING BORING. What I'd like to see is more entertainment-based panels. Like things meant to entertain rather than just inform
I offered to bring my two poles to a con once for a 'grab a photo and try some fun spins/silly moves' style panel but I was refused because it wasn't Japan or Anime related.
I agree anon that the pool of material is stagnating (especially since it's not like you can build on previous panels as there's no guaranteed attendance) but it can be hard to think outside the box when you have to stay on theme.
>tfw this board will never be as good as it was before
I miss kooter drama,PT drama and the tripfags it was really fucking annoying sometimes (when there was too many threads clogging the board) but also so so entertaining at times . Lolita evolved,there was so much to talk about besides new releases,that whole "spirit of lolita" there was back then is dead now. Same for cosplay. There was a special mindset that made it so exciting to discuss. I feel bored nowadays. Lolita is boring,cosplay... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>tfw this board will never be good at it was before
am I the only one that thinks that old /cgl/ was never good? threads would get derailed easily, the average seagull was more concerned with drama than actual cosplay and lolita. 5 PT threads, 3 kooter threads, 10 vendetta threads and maybe 3 threads actually discussing Lolita and cosplay.
Not to mention that the drama was so bad it bred a terrible hivemind where it was cool to doxx people (as long as you were anon) and harrass others. even lolcow isn't as bad as old cgl and that's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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