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Unread 03-27-2014, 04:50 PM   #1
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Advice if I have to pose

Hello, for a con this year I made a simple Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Link costume. I made it for the sole fact that it would be soft and comfy, like pajamas, since last year one of my costumes were intricate and uncomfortable so I decided to take a break. However, if I'm walking around the con, how should I pose if I'm just a singular Link with no props?
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Unread 03-30-2014, 10:22 AM   #2
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Try watching elemental cosplays videos. I watched them and she gives some amazing tips on posing and what to do. heres the link to the first part of the videos http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YZQESzKDUco
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Unread 04-09-2014, 11:33 PM   #3
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As silly as it sounds, try practicing in front of a mirror. Find 3 to 4 poses that look good in your mind and memorize them. When someone asks for a photo strike one of your practised poses as if the camera was the mirror
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Unread 06-01-2014, 08:56 AM   #4
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^ not silly at all.
Some of the professional (upper end) actors i've worked with said they do the same thing.
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do some jojo poses!!!!
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Unread 08-21-2014, 09:34 AM   #6
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Athletic stances would be good for Link without props! Legs shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent, hands up to be ready for whatever's coming.

Small props might be your friend-- a bottled fairy, a bug net, a rupee, an ocarina?-- they give you lots of options if you have a little time to get something together!
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Unread 08-27-2014, 12:31 AM   #7
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I've posted up a cheat sheet for posing for cosplay photos on my facebook page, linked in my signature. It's a (very) truncated version of a presentation panel I held at Anime California. Hope it helps!
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