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Unread 07-16-2017, 09:30 PM   #1
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Posting tutorials?

Does anyone know a good place to post full tutorials and resources? I recently finished Ardyn Izunia from Final Fantasy 15, and because it took a ton of work and a lot of time just finding fabric, making the patterns and getting all of the very hard to see designs vectored (y'know, usual cosplay stuff), I'd like to post all my work to help others with him. Problem is, I have no idea where to put it. No one seems to use Deviantart too much anymore, Photobucket is out, and Imgur's userbase can be kinda eeeeh. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Unread 07-17-2017, 08:31 AM   #2
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Does anyone know a good place to post full tutorials and resources? I recently finished Ardyn Izunia from Final Fantasy 15, and because it took a ton of work and a lot of time just finding fabric, making the patterns and getting all of the very hard to see designs vectored (y'know, usual cosplay stuff), I'd like to post all my work to help others with him. Problem is, I have no idea where to put it. No one seems to use Deviantart too much anymore, Photobucket is out, and Imgur's userbase can be kinda eeeeh. Anyone have any suggestions?
Tumblr?
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Unread 07-17-2017, 10:35 AM   #3
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It seems like every social media has its own set of drawbacks and advantages for this kind of thing. Not a lot of people use DA, but it seems like a lot of search results and blogs that compile tutorials draw from there still. Facebook is a huge pain for tutorials and really isn't set up for it, but has a huge userbase. Some people use personal websites and blogs, which is great for customization and organizing the information, but people would have to specifically seek it out. I use Tumblr, which is the best I've personally found for tutorials and what I do with them, and I like it because it allows the information to spread by reblogging (which can also sometimes be a drawback), but it can also be hard sometimes to get people to see the tutorial unless a bigger blog reblogs it, even with roughly 2k followers. For things like my panels, I'll post up all the images of the slides and then link to the pdf on Google Drive in the description. If you do post it on tumblr, post the link here and I'll queue it up.
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Unread 07-17-2017, 12:16 PM   #4
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A few sites I've seen people use are Tumblr, Blogger/Blogspot and Deviantart. You can take your pick, but there are others out there.
I personally like Tumblr because you can easily break up your tutorial/post in several text posts if it's a long one (with photos, too) to make it easier on the reader. On Deviantart people usually compile photos and texts onto one image. Blogger has a nice set up similar to Tumblr as well.
You can submit a tutorial to CosplayTutorial but of course you need to have a preexisting platform to submit so they can link back to you to credit you.
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Unread 07-18-2017, 06:46 PM   #5
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Awesome, thank you everyone! I think I'll write it up and then figure out what to do with it, though I'll probably go with Tumblr or Facebook, maybe both. And thank you Fabrickind! Is it ok if I pm your tumblr or should I definitely just post it in this thread? I'm not sure how long it's going to take me to write it up. ^^;;
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Unread 07-19-2017, 08:31 PM   #6
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You can submit a tutorial to CosplayTutorial but of course you need to have a preexisting platform to submit so they can link back to you to credit you.
If you submit to CT, it'll get posted...eventually. And probably added to the site, though I'm not sure how often that is updated.

I know that of the two staff members, the one with access to the site itself is rarely online due to life circumstances, and the second staff member who only has access to the blog is online more often but doesn't have access to the site and only answers questions on the blog once every other week and doesn't really queue up tutorials. Though, uhh...I suppose I can figure out the template and actually do that, though I think the inbox is mostly questions and not submissions at the moment, haha (I should get on some of those...)

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Awesome, thank you everyone! I think I'll write it up and then figure out what to do with it, though I'll probably go with Tumblr or Facebook, maybe both. And thank you Fabrickind! Is it ok if I pm your tumblr or should I definitely just post it in this thread? I'm not sure how long it's going to take me to write it up. ^^;;
Either way works! PMing it to my Tumblr might be a little easier on me so that I can just directly queue it from there, but if you post it here, that's not an issue and I can just copy the link. Though, PMing might also be safer because I might forget about this thread if it takes you a long time to write. ;]
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(cut) Either way works! PMing it to my Tumblr might be a little easier on me so that I can just directly queue it from there, but if you post it here, that's not an issue and I can just copy the link. Though, PMing might also be safer because I might forget about this thread if it takes you a long time to write. ;]
Alright, sounds great!! It just took me around 5 hours to type up an intro and material suggestions, so it's probably going to take bit to finish the entire thing :P Once again, thanks so much! I'd hate to type up a tutorial and have it not be of any help to anyone!
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Here is a good place too.
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Dreamwidth (journal-style site) and Pinterest are also potential options. DW allows for easy combination of text and photos; for a lot of sites that's a pain to do or a pain to look at.
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Here is a good place too.
I did think about that, but it's looking like it's going to be super long and though there's a few different techniques in it they're nothing special and it's super character specific...I mean, I guess I could scatter it a couple different places?

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Dreamwidth (journal-style site) and Pinterest are also potential options. DW allows for easy combination of text and photos; for a lot of sites that's a pain to do or a pain to look at.
Ohh, I've never heard of Dreamwidth, that does look interesting :O Thanks!
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Alright, sounds great!! It just took me around 5 hours to type up an intro and material suggestions, so it's probably going to take bit to finish the entire thing :P Once again, thanks so much! I'd hate to type up a tutorial and have it not be of any help to anyone!
Writing tutorials takes a long time, especially if you are doing something lengthy and detailed. It's a labor of love for sure, so it's always better when you know that people are helped by it. I'm the type who always wants to help tutorials get seen, you know?

(Also, I don't mean to discourage submissions to Cosplay Tutorial -- do it -- just know that it may take a bit for it to get posted.)
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I think its best to spread a tutorial to as many places as possible, as this increases the chance of someone finding it, when they are looking for instructions on how to do something. Also the better its searchable with google, the easier it gets out there.
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