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Unread 09-20-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Talking posing and facial expression help!

Hi I was wondering if anyone could link me to some great blogs/video/ tutorials for how to pose/ how to look in cosplay photo's. I've been cosplaying for a very long time and have never been really directed when in front of the camera... and since I don't know what I look like unless there is a mirror some photo's can be crazy >>

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Unread 09-24-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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this tutorial is pretty basic, but it hits on a lot of good posing information. http://cherazor.deviantart.com/art/G...play-172433587

facial expressions are a little tougher because they look different on different people. like it's much easier for me to look sad and serene than happy or angry just because i have a round face with deep set eyes. some people look silly doing the opposite and vice versa. im sure with a little practice you can master all the emotions. definitely practice in the mirror, it gives you a great idea of what you look like in pictures. practice makes perfect not that i'm an expert or anything, i've been cosplaying for many years and just picked some stuff up along the way :3 good luck!
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I recommend searching cosplay on tumblr an weheartit to get an idea for expressions.
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Believe it not, I get good posing tips from ANTM, especially when I'm doing elegant female characters.
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Study the character you are cosplaying more than anything. Cosplay has a small degree of role-play in it despite what some people will say. Watch the movie/episodes with when that character gets a lot of face time and follow along with their movements and expressions rather than watching passively on the couch. Nothing will help you more than the original source material.
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this tutorial is pretty basic, but it hits on a lot of good posing information. http://cherazor.deviantart.com/art/G...play-172433587

facial expressions are a little tougher because they look different on different people. like it's much easier for me to look sad and serene than happy or angry just because i have a round face with deep set eyes. some people look silly doing the opposite and vice versa. im sure with a little practice you can master all the emotions. definitely practice in the mirror, it gives you a great idea of what you look like in pictures. practice makes perfect not that i'm an expert or anything, i've been cosplaying for many years and just picked some stuff up along the way :3 good luck!
Thanks very much for this the link looks promising. Although I really do need to practice in the mirror I have the sad face all the time as a normal face XD
My friends and I have awesome costumes but they always have better photo's than I do. I just really never taught myself or even had anyone show me how to pose.
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I recommend searching cosplay on tumblr an weheartit to get an idea for expressions.
Oh believe me I have been looking on there
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Study the character you are cosplaying more than anything. Cosplay has a small degree of role-play in it despite what some people will say. Watch the movie/episodes with when that character gets a lot of face time and follow along with their movements and expressions rather than watching passively on the couch. Nothing will help you more than the original source material.
Thanks I'll keep this in mind!
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I really enjoyed Jia Jem's posing tutorial - hope it helps!
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I really enjoyed Jia Jem's posing tutorial - hope it helps!
Oh wow thanks I'll give that a look
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