The problem is, I'm just a really awkward person. I stand/sit/walk weird. So...even if I try to just 'do something' (which I have tried without any success...), I still end up looking weird. My face really doesn't photograph well, since I'm NOT photogenic at all, regardless of what makeup I've done. I admit that my pictures have improved a little since I started cosplaying (I looked like some kind of whale. Or something), but the posing is really a huge problem. Hopefully I can work on that this year a bit.
I guess it's just that I've been a clumsy, ungainly (and ugly, according to some rude classmates) person for the last 20 years. It's a bit difficult to undo. ^^ Also, at cons most photographers just want to take the picture, and I really need input on how to stand/what looks good on the camera. I don't want to delay them at all, so I usually don't have time to think about what to do.
Yeah... my next major costume involves fully painting my face to hide my unphotogenic skin. Plus, some huge boots that will probably only let me stand one way. >_>
If I come to NAF with a decent costume, and the price of the photoshoots is fairly good, then I'll definitely look into getting one. ^^
Sorry for my off-topic babble. I really do have a huge issue with the way I look on film.