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Unread 08-12-2011, 01:38 AM   #91
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One thing I've discovered about doing an exciting, adventurous pose is that giving yourself a "thigh gap" can work wonders. You just slightly seperate your legs, to show that gap. I know it sounds weird but it gives an action packed feeling and it makes it look like your character is 'on the go' and energetic.
Closed thigh poses are often associated with gentleness, softness, which would work for a damsel in distress kind of character.
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Unread 09-02-2011, 11:57 AM   #92
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This is wonderful!
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This is very helpful, thank you!
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Definitely helps!! Thank you!
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Unread 07-01-2012, 10:13 AM   #95
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Excellent! May I translate the guide to my language, so I can show it to my friends?

I am a photographer - not a good one though - and I also need some help with poses.

Let me know if you allow me this.

Thank you in advance!
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Unread 07-01-2012, 10:25 AM   #96
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WTF, I swear I made a reply here - and nowhere to be found.

Thank you for your guide. May I translate this into my language, so I can share with others?

I am a photographer - not a good one, mind you - but I too, have some issues in posing.

Thank you!
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Unread 07-24-2012, 01:51 AM   #97
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Thank you so much for this! ^^
This was really helpful because as a newbie I have no idea how to pose at all. .-.
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Unread 08-05-2012, 10:59 AM   #98
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I just finished this thing yesterday. It's a small, very basic guide on how to pose in cosplay. I'm not a great poser, but I've learned a lot since I started cosplaying and this is mainly a small guide on how to avoid the most basic errors. Goodness knows I would have needed this guide myself back when I started cosplaying. I was so bad! XD

Anyway, the guide itself focuses a bit more on giving tips to girls, but there's a lot for guys too. ^^

I do hope this will help SOMEONE at least.


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Edit: I just realized that this might not be the right category for this, in which case I apologize.

In response to the booger shot. It can work.

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Unread 08-17-2012, 11:56 AM   #99
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One thing I've discovered about doing an exciting, adventurous pose is that giving yourself a "thigh gap" can work wonders. You just slightly seperate your legs, to show that gap. I know it sounds weird but it gives an action packed feeling and it makes it look like your character is 'on the go' and energetic.
Closed thigh poses are often associated with gentleness, softness, which would work for a damsel in distress kind of character.
lol also known as The Power Stance.
http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/..._b-d3bf7m1.jpg
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyus4b6drX1qew8gi.jpg
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3q985wiEf1qarmai.jpg
(Tom Hiddleston's legs seem to repel each other)

This is also a great tutorial for facial expressions and poses: http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com...ette-235275540
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Unread 12-08-2012, 07:47 PM   #100
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I wish I had this tut 4 years ago when I started cosplaying! I've never had a legit photoshoot, but I'm hoping to do one in the future! Plus, I've seen side-by-side shots from two different cameras at a con taking the exact same picture of me, and even those couple of feet between the two kids made a load of difference for the same exact pose!
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Know the way the character stands, walks, and poses. If you are the kind of cosplayer that goes in character at cons [like me], then this knowledge really helps sell it.

For example, my Bane cosplay. Bane is a special case because so much of his face is obstucted, that even in the film, the actor was forced to rely on usage of the eyes and body posture to convey a certain feel for the character. As a cosplayer, I will be doing the same. It is the small things that will really sell it.

How Bane not only has his hands perched on the straps of his flak jacket, but he walks with a slight swagger, his had bobbing slightly, like he has no f*cks to give. Getting that slight droop in and tightness in the eyes, the right pacing of walking, etc. Angling and cropping is in the hands of the photographer, as they have the camera. There is no reason why they cannot maneuver around you to get the pic they want, but you need to be able to convey the life of the character through your pose, expression, and physical attitude.

tl;dr - get deep in character and you will start to move like them and eventually pose like them. Failing that, just study the character to the point of perversion.
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Me being a complete noob at posing, that helped me a lot! :3 Thanks!
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Unread 02-03-2013, 04:22 PM   #103
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Even after cosplaying for a couple years, I still don't think I know how to pose properly!

Thank you all for the wonderful tips and tutorials!
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