Where to buy | Worbla's Finest Art →
Attention cosplayers in the US/Canada: you can now buy Worbla at select locations and no longer have to rely completely on ordering online!
The Engineer Guy
1000 Tradeport Blvd – Suite 1003 – Atlanta, GA 30354
David Art Center
3020 N Arnoult Rd – Metairie, LA 70002
2819 S. 125th Ave. – Suite 261 – Omaha, NE 68144
2438 West Anderson Lane Suite B-1 – Austin, TX 78757
Space Cadets Collection
27326 Robinson Road #117 – Conroe, TX 77385
Three Muses Clothing
11570 San Jose Blvd. Suite 16, Jacksonville, FL 32223
2907 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504
1610 St. James St – Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L2
347 Queen Street West Second Floor – Toronto, ON M5V 2A4
5601 Steeles Avenue West Unit 3 – Toronto, ON M9L 1S7
Industrial Plastics & Paints
2052 Boxwood Road – Nanaimo, BC V9S 5W5
Coast Fiber-Tek Products
1306 Boundary Rd – Burnaby, BC V5K 4T6
Industrial Plastics & Paints
5-5558 1st Street S.E. – Calgary, AB T2H 2W9
Today I take a break from crafting and take look at another part of Cosplay: posing.
I’ll start with my favorite pose…It’s known as the “3-point landing” in animation… but in my eyes it is “The Unnecessary Cool Landing” pose, aka Black Widow’s Leg Splay… An Excuse for Fanservice …Etc
Here are the 5 pointers:
(1). Shift body weight to one side and bend the knee. Open the knee to the side to widen the pose.
Now splay your other leg to the side. Straighten this leg.
(1*) Depending on the flavour of your character, you might want to bend your second leg also. If you do, place your second knee on the floor, and also open it to the side, so the pose doesn’t become narrow.
(2) Lift chest to straight upper back for a strong looking pose. This will also help you left your chin and eyes without having to roll your eyes uncomfortably.
(3) The landing arm. Generally looks good when the opposite arm is in front. (Eg. The side with the knee up is the front side, so the side with the straight leg/knee down gets the landing arm in front).
(3*) The floor hand. Depending on the flavour of your character, you could generally touch the floor, press your palm down, or even close your fist and knuckle down on the floor.
(4) Always do something with your other arm. An extension backwards generally looks dynamic).
(5) Now if you want to add a little motion, you could lift one of your heels off the floor. Just one. Back or front, decide on the direction you want to be moving. (Lifting both usually ends up retarded… At least for me D:)
Hey guys! I’m bringing up something important that’s been bothering me ever since I started getting into cosplay photography.
More often than not, I’m receiving super awesome comments from followers but sometimes they can make me feel really sad!
"I’ll never be as good as you, I just take hall shots!" or "I don’t really do shoots, I only do hall photography"
It’s a shame the community has create this misconception that hall photography is considered any less than a photoshoot that requires setup, lights, assistants etc. Photography is photography and the only thing that should separate different photographers from each other is style. I don’t care what everyone else says, each photographer works just as hard as the next.
Just because your photo was taken in passing during a convention DOES NOT MAKE IT BAD!! It’s all up to you to take those few minutes you have to compose a nice shot and then do some cool things in post if you weren’t able to get the perfect shot!
Here I’m showing some examples of hall shots I’ve taken over the past 6 months or so! I treat hall shots as mini shoots…you have 3 minutes max to compose a nice shot and the rush is kind of amazing! TL;DR, I never leave the photoshoot mindset just because the time I have is less.
SO PLEASE, people who are just starting out or prefer to shoot hall photography, please don’t belittle your skills! Everyone in this community, from cosplayer to photographer, is super talented and shouldn’t be discouraging themselves. It takes time and practice and trust me, EVERYONE starts off as a beginner whether they want to admit it or not
Scarlett Witch: GillyKins
Princess Tutu: Mango Sirene
Bride Saber: Paulina of Kumacos
Sakizou Devil: Sasha
Sadly I don’t have too many photos from Otakuthon. My phone’s camera was acting up and I ended up losing 90% of the hall shots I took minus the ones from the Jojo gathering that I’ll be posting later. Forever crying over the lost pictures of the Matokis, Kou Empire family and Baal Sinbad. T______T
But I’m stoked that I got to meet a bunch of you! SO many of you! Also stoked that I got to meet Kaname since he is a huge cosplay inspiration to me (and he’s so adorable that I can’t even handle it).
Hey guys, Goliath from Cosplay2K here to share all the tips that you need to know in order to be a successful cosplayer! Of course none of these are requirements, but we believe that by following these tips you can have a fun, low-stress time in all of your cosplaying endeavors! So here we go!
Pro Tip #1: Never Procrastinate!
How many of you cosplayers have looked at an item for your cosplay and thought, “I’ll buy that next month!” or, “Oh, I have plenty of time to make that!” and brushed your cosplay off to the side? Well my number one piece of advice as a cosplayer is to never, EVER procrastinate. Seriously, try to have it done entirely no closer than a month of whatever event you’re going to, ideally two months in case you need to redo/reorder anything. One or two months may seem like a long time but that time runs out fast when your wig gets stuck in customs, that jacket you ordered is too small, or that prop you made broke. The sooner you can finish the better; of course, that doesn’t mean you should rush either, which brings me to…
Pro Tip #2: Plan, Plan, Plan!
When you’re researching how to make the various parts to your cosplay make sure you try to get a good estimate for how long it will take to do each step and try to make some sort of schedule; once you do that, STICK TO IT, especially if it’s a big cosplay. If you think you won’t have enough time before your next event, then perhaps do something else for the event and work on your first cosplay on the side for another event. Don’t rush on a cosplay, it probably won’t turn out as well. Keep in mind that 1-2 month safety period I told you about and plan to finish before that if at all possible! This will make your cosplay preparation much less stressful :)
Thanks for reading! More tips coming soon!
A really quicky (and hopefully understandable) tutorial on how I created my Bucky Barnes arm! Technically can be used to create other limb-esque armor bits too. Nebula’s arm, Cyborg’s, etc. just change the patterns!
Soon, wizard world. Soon.