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Unread 07-30-2010, 07:22 PM   #16
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i have a picture i found where my booty take over the picture...and whats worse is that im wearing my yoko from gurren lagann cosplay.
that one will never see the light of day
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Unread 07-30-2010, 09:37 PM   #17
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Definitely a great tutorial! I faved it on DA so I can share it with peeps. I love your examples--so clear and understandable!

@OMGwyn: definitely practicing in a mirror helps too!
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Unread 07-31-2010, 08:56 PM   #18
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I think it's also good to look at the character your cosplaying as poses.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 09:46 PM   #19
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That's a really helpful guide! That's true that props present new problems. I know for one prop I have to hold it in the one hand and find something else to do with the other ('cause it's so small, but I usually end up pointing at the photographer because the character does that sort of thing)
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Unread 08-02-2010, 12:35 PM   #20
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Those are really good tips ^.^ Although sometimes using the character's "signature pose" isn't always good, if it's over-used, in my case. So, it's time to go practice ^.^
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Unread 08-03-2010, 07:51 PM   #21
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Good guide! I always found myself doing the same pose in my solitary shots, but its an overused pose.(Roxas in battle stance)
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Unread 08-04-2010, 02:21 AM   #22
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Thank you so much for putting that together!
Since I'm new to cosplay, this is going to be so helpful, especially for the con I'm going to in the fall.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 02:30 PM   #23
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Awww, thanks again people. You're way too kind, really. *blushes* I'm so glad you like it, though. It was a lot of fun to make, so...

BsWN - Well, just because a pose is overused doesn't mean it's bad. It's always a great place to start at, and you can always put your own personal twist to the pose as well.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 02:49 PM   #24
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I wish i had read this ahead of time. Half of the pictures i find of myself in my Yoko outfit, my belly is sticking out x_____x;; I don't look fat at all in person, but i do in all these pictures. Waaah...
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Unread 08-08-2010, 11:02 PM   #25
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Awesome tutorial!! Thank you so much for posting it! I wonder how some my characters would pose, this give me some great ideas.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 12:52 PM   #26
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These are some really great posing ideas! Thank you!
Posing is always the hardest part for me XD
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Unread 08-09-2010, 02:14 PM   #27
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Are you hiding a guide "for the gentlemen" anywhere?
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Unread 08-09-2010, 06:50 PM   #28
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Well done! Your descriptions went well with your images. You certainly put a lot of time and effort to help others.
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Unread 08-10-2010, 02:16 PM   #29
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This was great! I'm new to cosplay and my first time was for San Diego Comic Con. I'm really happy my character has a personality where the 'dead hand' won't come into play. She always has her hands on her hips or doing something with them. These are great tips! I'm definitely going to keep them in mind for when I do my Sucker Punch cosplay!
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Unread 08-11-2010, 03:17 AM   #30
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This is a great tutorial! While I like to think I'm decent at posing for photos, there's always room for improvement, and it's easy to forget little things like what you went over. I'm EXTREMELY guilty of the "dead hand" effect.
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