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I'm 23 years old, and I live in Copenhagen with my two cats and my girlfriend. I love cosplay ~

Posing! Tips ~

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 10:16 AM

I did these instructions 2 years ago, but I still think they're kind of good :D I hope you like!

Posing is crucial for getting an awesome cosplay photo! You should be aware of the basics before you go on a photoshoot. At a convention people are going to want to take pictures of and with you, practice your posing and you'll like the pictures that pop up on facebook afterwards!

Note where there is a source of light, and capture it with your face.

Don’t just stand there! Twist your body a bit and it will come to live in pictures! If you just stand there your hips will look wider than if you twist your body! :3

Beware of your limbs when posing. An arm that’s just hanging there can easily look like a deadweight.

On the subject of arms it’s important to notice how awkward the “hands behind your back”-pose can look. It’s always difficult to know what to do with your arms and hands. If you have a prop it will come more natural (or if your character has a signature pose). Otherwise place one or both on your hips!

Push out your chest and look alert! It will do wonders for the photo!

Before spending all that time creating a cosplay, look at the reference and consider if you should make the skirt longer, or not show as much boob or stomach, etc. I think that it’s OK to change the design a little to suit your body better. Unless it’s for a competition, people aren’t going to have a reference for your character with them!

Take a walk in your apartment in full costume, try sitting down and jumping around for a bit. You might notice some serious flaws that you need to fix before convention day!

Did I fail to mention some tips that you love? Put them in the comments!

  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: The last of us
  • Eating: pizza!

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RomaiLee Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the comment on Sebastian Michaelis - I'm youre demon by RomaiLee (^_^)

If you're interested please follow my work as a cosplayer here:

if you use Twitter:

I would appreciate it (^^) If it's no interest to you just ignore it ;)
Daiyoukai-sama Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Su-rine Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yukikaze-Creations Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for your kind reply and comments on my cosplays! As I've expressed in my comments over your EVA plug suit cosplay, You are amazingly good with latex, which is something I am still learning to do, and not to mention looks great in it! I am now watching you here and liked your facebook!

If you also enjoy my cosplay works,please feel free to watch me back here on the da and/or facebook for the latest updates.

Thank you so much for your support!

secretofOZ Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Su-rine Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww :D Thank you thank you!! :D<3
secretofOZ Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Clap you're very welcome <3
emmanuel81 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama!!!
LaserShootingCupcaks Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mange tusind tak for lamaen! ( ; w ; )/ Heart 
AliceCroft666 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the liamaHeart Hug it means a lot:D
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