I’ve been cosplaying for about ten years, so I’ve taken a lot of photos and had my photo taken a lot too. I’ve taken professional photos in my hometown and at conventions. I’ve taken random photos in con hallways, or photos that my friends came up with on the spur of the moment.
Outside the con setting, though, where do you go to get good photos of your cosplay?
Locations for Modern or Futuristic Costumes
My favorite location for a more modern cosplay photoshoot is any building with glassed windows. If they’re reflective, you can get some really cool “mirror” type shots as well. When I was cosplaying from the game S4 League, which has many urban settings, my friends and I found a building that matches this description.
Head downtown and take a walk. You’ll be surprised how many buildings have columns or steel railings for you to pose around. I’ve also seen a lot of cosplay videos and photos taken in empty levels of parking garages. The steel and concrete really fits with a modern cosplay look.
Locations for Darker or Horror Costumes
Parking garages are again, a great idea. It’s an enclosed space so you don’t have to worry about rain; it’s also a little darker and naturally grittier.
Find a wooded area in a local park or near a walking path. The shade can provide interesting light, and depending on the time of year, you can get really good spooky photos when leaves are falling and branches are bare. A lot of my Resident Evil cosplay photos were taken in a dark, shady corner of a park.
I don’t recommend cemeteries as photo locations, just because you don’t want to offend anyone who might be visiting a loved one’s grave there. I think you can get a similar look in a botanical or rose garden, especially if they have stone benches or plaques that could resemble headstones.
Next week, Miccostumes.com will release the first series of new cosplay costumes in March ,so this week we have been really busy, but don’t worry if you placed orders in our shop, we will finish them all in time. At our blog, we update 3 articles this week:
We hope we can post interesting articles related to cosplay everyday, so if you are interested in to become one of our blog authors , just submit articles to us for reviews , please contact us ( email : miccostumes [@] gmail.com ) for details, there will be sponsor from us. And right now the article topics we are interested:
Our 2015 conventions reporters program will be end at 15th March, so if you are interested in join in this program, please check the details here ,until now there are 12 cosplayers join in our program to win the sponsor.
Best Cosplay We found this week:
Snow White Goes Steampunk,cosplayer enjoithis from Sweden
More interesting related to cosplay,anime and other industry news this week:
Fans Rank Anime They’d Hate to See Turned Live-Action :and yes, please leave Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure alone …….
Early this week, I post a photo about prosthetic hand for Pandora Hearts Cheshire Cat Cosplay in our Facebook Page, more than 400 cosplayers click “Like” button to share it,really impressive! Sometimes we need to make prosthetic hand for cosplay if there are monster hands,so today I tried to do some home work to collect 5 ways to make prosthetic hand for your costume.
1.Make a Prosthetic hand out of InstaMorph:
InstaMorph is an non-toxic, lightweight polyester thermoplastic can be used for props, masks, or other costume pieces for cosplay.Check some ideas here, you will know how to use instamorph to create your prosthetic hand:
Prosthetic hand for Pandora Hearts Cheshire Cat Cosplay from Savannh.
Anime “Parasyte: Probability of Survival” has been started at 8 October 2014, I think many manga fans maybe have the idea to cosplay Shinichi Izumi and his Migi in this year, so today I want to show more detail photos about the KISEIJUU Migi cosplay accessorioes from our shop.
First let’s check the normal state of Parasyte Migi in manga:
and this is my cosplay