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Unread 10-17-2011, 12:55 AM   #46
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Well, if the characters are known for any certain poses then try to do those but with the limited amount of information you gave.. I can't suggest that much.
But, if it is a male character then you could always stick your hands in your pockets and smile.. as for a girl it really depends on how she acts.
Sorry for lack of suggestions.
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Unread 10-17-2011, 02:46 AM   #47
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Well, if the characters are known for any certain poses then try to do those but with the limited amount of information you gave.. I can't suggest that much.
But, if it is a male character then you could always stick your hands in your pockets and smile.. as for a girl it really depends on how she acts.
Sorry for lack of suggestions.
yeah, its a pretty neutral character unless he's near a girl. then he freaks out.

im talking about yukinari sasaki from girls bravo (<<----- profile pic ^_^)

he's scared of girls, and i can relate, im pretty much the same as him personality wise.
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Unread 10-17-2011, 11:50 AM   #48
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yeah, its a pretty neutral character unless he's near a girl. then he freaks out.

im talking about yukinari sasaki from girls bravo (<<----- profile pic ^_^)

he's scared of girls, and i can relate, im pretty much the same as him personality wise.
If your friend is doing a female character, then pose together and have your character freak out while the other character look at him funny.
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Unread 10-17-2011, 05:12 PM   #49
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A basic pose like arms crossed or hands on hips (Maybe not this one for a guy, I'm not sure if that's considered to be more of a feminine posture, not saying there's anything wrong with guys doing it though) always works well when you can't think of a character specific pose and don't have a prop to make use of.

Just try not to just stand there, that's what I did at first and I could visibly tell that people were disappointed with me for not posing but I didn't get it at first ^^;
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Unread 11-03-2011, 09:16 PM   #50
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http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=196625&page=34

One page on here is dedicated to posing. Sorry, cbb to find it now but it's really helped! 8D
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Unread 12-02-2011, 01:25 PM   #51
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I got this wonderful picture of 2 KH cosplayers facing eachother in their 'battle' poses. If your charcters have something like that, try that. Looking up other cosplayers on google is also a great help, because you gt to see how other people have interpreted the character.
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Unread 12-10-2011, 04:19 PM   #52
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The easiest method I found was to print out pictures of the character in their favorite pose and practice on it before a con.

Also watching the anime helps too; pausing and rewinding it.

If it's a video game, do the same thing but watch how the characters interact and picture out a favorite pose/finishing battle move/etc. to do in photos and stick with that.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 09:58 PM   #53
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It sounds dumb, but I usually do research for posing. Google image them a ton! Maybe even sketch down some poses they're doing so you can practice!
SAME, I do HOURS of research on not only google, but DA, here, curecos, ANYWHERE there would be cosplay pictures. I have a huge folder on my computer of reference pictures for cosplays, not only for looking at the costume itself but to remember later for posing.

Do your research when you cosplay ANY character. Whenever I go to a con in a cosplay, when someone stops me for a picture, I want to brighten up that picture and make it special, not just stand there, smile, do a peace sign, or look like I'm constipated like alot of people tend to do in pictures XD especially since I'm very shy, just be in character. Learn their personality. Do they fight? Do they flirt? What are their hobbies? Are they shy or outgoing? Are they quiet or loud? Look up photos of the character itself, watch the anime and look for certain poses or moves they tend to do, and mimic them.
Research is always key for ANY cosplay, not just making them, but for pictures and posing.

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Unread 03-21-2012, 08:08 AM   #54
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Posing for a shy character without looking uncomfortable?

So, in 2 weeks, I am going to a convention as Fluttershy from My Little Pony.
She's a very shy, quiet character, but how do I pose as her without looking like I'm frightened? I know how bad it looks in cosplay pictures to look like you're uncomfortable and would rather not be photographed. I love taking pictures and I love being in them, but hooooooow can I do this? D:
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Unread 03-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #55
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Practice your facial expressions and body language in a mirror, and/or have someone take some practice photos so you can really analyze what works and what to avoid.

Look at some images of the character you are playing, better yet, print them on paper and even make a scrap-book of these facial expressions. Many of the expressions might look silly on a real person, but some of them might look great. That is often the creative process necessary to get it right.
That is how I usually get images I am proud of. Repeat until you get it right!

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Unread 03-24-2012, 02:43 AM   #56
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So, in 2 weeks, I am going to a convention as Fluttershy from My Little Pony.
She's a very shy, quiet character, but how do I pose as her without looking like I'm frightened? I know how bad it looks in cosplay pictures to look like you're uncomfortable and would rather not be photographed. I love taking pictures and I love being in them, but hooooooow can I do this? D:
This is a GREAT question.
Try to mimic the expression of the character.
Shy characters seldom look directly into the camera, they usually look slightly to the right of the camera, but slightly to the front, and with just the tiniest smile.
Have a look at pictures of toddlers and younger kids to observe their expressions.
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Unread 03-25-2012, 09:46 AM   #57
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For the pose, you could try maybe bringing your hands forward and sorta holding them, maybe bringing in your feet to look more timid? I'm not very good at describing but I hope you understand what I mean... ><

As for the expression, it looks like you've already gotten enough good advice on that so I'll leave it.
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Unread 03-25-2012, 10:50 AM   #58
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In general, shyer/female characters tend to attempt to make their bodies smaller, while boisterous/male (the female/male thing is generalizing, but if you're unsure XD) characters tend to make their bodies bigger. Keep your legs relatively close together - point your toes IN rather than out, arms within the area of your body (rather than spread out/above your head, etc.

Also I would recommend looking at pictures of other fluttershy cosplayers to see what you like and don't like for pictures!
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Unread 04-01-2012, 11:30 AM   #59
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Ah I'm planning on doing a Len cosplay (which I still have to start, eheh ^^; ) for animeNEXT this summer. I don't have a Rin to pose with and I know from experience that I do not photograph well. Most of Len's poses are with Rin too :/ I'm just lost for poses and ideas...
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Unread 04-01-2012, 04:04 PM   #60
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Most of Len's poses are with Rin too :/ I'm just lost for poses and ideas...
I feel you, my main cosplay has just under three minutes of screen time in the anime and three panels in the manga. So when it comes to posing, I just go off of fan art and other cosplayers. Maybe you could do that, and experiment a little with the poses Len does with Rin, making them more single-cosplayer friendly?
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