Sexy or even pornographic photos frequently appeared in the cosplay
sites recently. Some pictures were even published on controversial
forums. When undesirable people were discovered on previous costume
plays, cosplayers are strongly reminded to make sure your photos can
not be accessed by other even bad people after making them public. And it’s a
must to pay close attention to your security.
Actually, more than 99% of cosplayers who need to worry about being
taken some excessively exposed pictures are females. Thus, cosplay
girls should look out whether there are people who carry cameras
around them or whose lens directions are obviously wrong. But as it’s
almost impossible to be conscious of each aspect, it becomes more
important to make a full preparation before putting on a cosplay
First, the simplest way to avoid being taken some unfavorable pictures
is not to impersonate animes that are extremely sexy. But if it’s a
must or you are really interested in sexy characters or bold clothing
styles, just make sure a perfect preparation has been completed before
setting off. In this case, even undesirable photographers can not find
unsafe lens on you. This will be the last but not the least safeguard
How to protect youself while cosplay? Below, suggestions received by
asking female cosplayers around us are shared. Girls who plan to
cosplay some bold or sexy animes are advised to know how to use below
items first. Any advice can be sent to us by email. Or just leave a
message on the guest book.
First of all, you are suggested to wear a cotton costume inside
whatever character you plan to cosplay. This will help you avoid being
seen through under some infrared perspective photographic equipments.
While posing, shun movements that are provocative or easily exposes.
Girls with mini dresses should avoid crouching. Likewise, do not stoop
down while wearing a low-cut garment. There will be people who
specially shoot females’ “vital areas”. More safeguards are ensured if
you avoid those actions.
Items Shown Below Are Frequently Used to Protect Cosplay girls .
1. Security Pants
They are easy to be purchased. Seeming like usual hot pants, they are
available in different colors and fit various cosplay roles. Security
pants aim to offer your body more protection except what has been done
by underwear. They fit cosplay girls who like mini, short skirts or
dresses with high split.
2. Nipple Covers
Seeming like two round pieces of rubberized fabric, they will be
affixed on the chest. Protecting nipples exposing, nipple covers
definitely work as the finally defensive line on your upper body. They
usually cover the most part of your chest. Wearing them, it does not
matter even though you neglect your clothes on the upper part of your
body while posing. Nipple covers fit cosplay girls who will wear
clothes with low cut or with most parts on the upper body exposed
(honestly speaking, you’d better put them on as long as you do not
completely cover your body).
3. Transparent Shoulder Straps on Undergarment
Color on shoulder straps often destroys the entire cosplay appearance.
To avoid this, some girls tend not to wear undergarments while
impersonating characters with backless or strapless costumes.
Actually, this is so dangerous. Most cosplay costumes are made by
cosplayers personally or customized, which may not perfectly fit your
figures. As so many people join in the show, it’s difficult to ensure
there isn’t any accident. In this case, transparent shoulder straps
will be needed. Comparing with nipple covers, they should be much
better. There are undergarments with transparent straps also on the
back, which will be must-have items for you when you plan to cosplay a
role with a backless costume. As some experienced cosplayers suggest,
it’s much better to wear undergarment with shoulder straps because
some movements are really dangerous. On the market, you can find
specialized transparent shoulder straps. They can be also added on
clothes without shoulder straps, which help you better fix your
outfit. Transparent shoulder straps fit girls who love to cosplay
roles with backless or strapless costumes.
4. Flesh-colored Tights
Comparing with above protective measures, this one should be the
safest. As covering nearly the entire body and not seeming obvious
while photographing, flesh-colored tights bring you much wider choices
on cosplay costumes. They fit girls who tend to wear clothes that show
most parts of the body.Check the photo above, lady gaga did an example.
Similar with flesh-colored tights, swimwear enables you to try more
6. Adhesive Tape (Double Faced Adhesive Tape)
This should be a must-have item for cosplayers. It does not only
repair destroyed apparel, equipments, but also contributes a lot to
Keep sensible while protecting your body by small props or clothes.
Have a good time.
Updated (Advices from – Nathalia )
-Avoiding complete body paintings is a complete must for me! I rather to use “flesh coloured” tights in diferrentes colors -blue, purple, red- and to paint over it than using underwear and painting the body! it is also useful cause you can model your body with the fabric to create a better shape.
-Every single suit should be tested before a presentation or even a photoshoot! you may pose as much as you can to be sure your outfit wont come of, and that it doesnt show more than what you wanted.
-Avoid poses or action that may you look cheap, or “easy”. Some characters may have that kind of personality, but its a good plan to give more dinamic to the character and not posing for playboy