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Unread 09-07-2012, 01:42 AM   #1
ValhallasHarbinger
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Cosplay Contest Noob here D: Help?

Hey guys! So I am entering my cosplay in contest this year at Sakura Con, this is also my first ever cosplay making and I was wondering if you guys have any tips from costume details to walking on and off the stage. I'm kinda nervous but super excited and I hope you guys could give me some pointers on just about anything!
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Unread 09-07-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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Check out the 'what makes a good walk-on' thread, there's good tips in there.

Off the top of my head, some basic tips:

- challenge yourself, but don't aim so high that you don't have time, or don't yet have the skills to make what you're attempting. As a judge I prefer to see a well-made simple costume often than a sloppily made elaborate costume.

- practice a lot! When you get onstage your mind will shut off and you need that practice to keep you going!

- stay in character!!

- don't run across the stage too fast. Conversely, don't stay any longer than you need to in order to make your point.

I have a lot more tips here: http://sarcasm-hime.net/cosplaycrimes.html
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Unread 09-07-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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Oh my god! I actually have talked to you about my cosplay before haha! I love your website by the way if you don't mind me saying :P thanks a bunch I'll be sure to check out the thread
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Unread 09-07-2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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Practice, and be proud of your costume! That means show it off to the judges, whether workmanship or performance. It also means bring your best possible work.
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Unread 09-07-2012, 11:45 PM   #5
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Alright thanks a bunch ^~^ I am very proud of my costume! I hope they will enjoy it as well!
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Unread 09-08-2012, 12:19 AM   #6
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Hey you ^_^
I will be right there with ya lol I am entering my Kingdom Hearts Cloud cosplay. Same con and everything lol I will have to look at that thread too!!
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Unread 09-08-2012, 01:42 AM   #7
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Oh awesome! Good luck! It's nice knowing somebody I've talked with quite a bit is going to be entering too! I'm sure you'll do amazing ^~^
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Thank you, and as will you! I have faith in ya!! We can even hang out right before lol
I mean You can see me and hang out whenever you feel like it all through the con, but you get my point lol
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Unread 09-08-2012, 01:49 AM   #9
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YAY! Yeah just look for the bright red and yellow Chocolina merchant.... that'll be me more than likely unless somebody randomly decides to be her as well XD
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