The ‘Open Book Cosplayer’ Project
There is a stigma in the cosplay community that most cosplayers would prefer to hide the tactics used in order to make a particular cosplay. This project is dedicated to raising awareness for those cosplayers who are open to being asked questions and more than willing to help those in need. In short, you are an ‘Open Book’ full of information for all who seek it.
The badges above represent some of the most general topics of cosplay craftsmanship, including wig work, tailoring or sewing, prop making, and armor making. This does not mean that you claim to be a master of this or that type. It is simply to say you feel confident enough to answer questions on these subjects and in the event you don’t know, you’re good at re-directing them to someone who might know better.
By posting one of these badges, you are openly saying that you are more than welcome to take questions from cosplayers on your craftsmanship tactics and workings. Of course this in turn means that asking cosplayers should also know to credit and thank those that helped them out.
Click here if you’d like to download these badges for your own use. Feel free to put them on your page, resize them, put them on backgrounds, ect. Post them however you please.
If you do use these badges, please link back to this post so people can learn more about what an ‘Open Book Cosplayer’ is.
Also utilize the tag Open Book Cosplayer so people can find cosplayers to ask!
Thank you Vicious! This is brilliant and a very great way to encourage others to not be afraid to ask questions. :D
I am also an open book, followers. Feel free to pm or email me any questions toward my cosplays, methods, materials, or anything cosplay related really. I’d be more than happy to share my good, bad and best experiences.I will do my best to explain all that I have learned so you can benefit <3
I will absolutely use this and link back :)
this is a neat idea. obviously if anyone has any questions or wants a tutorial on anything i do, feel free to ask :) I will do my best to answer!
(also all of my current tutorial posts are tagged “tutorial” if you’re looking for them)
We will be adding these to the blog soon!!!
Greetings and Salutations! The Cosplay Ball is coming to Los Angeles for it’s debut and the geeks behind it want to reach out to the fandom community! SOOo we have a proposition for all you brilliant fanartists, and here it is!
See this poster up there? Yeah that one that says COSPLAY BALL. Remake it! With all the information on that poster now. Get creative and incorporate your favorite fandoms and characters to create the best poster you possibly can.
"So what do I get out of this?" You ask greedily, hands clasped in a sinister steeple.
"You get publicity and love, also Dante Basco will send you a personalized thank you gift and a t-shirt and his soul…Wait.. no..he just informed me not to give away his soul.. sorry about that."
The Fandom Society team will pick 20 top contestants and then you will vote for the top 5! Then we will use them for propaganda (look who’s evil now). We will print them out and use them to promote the ball. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE CREDITED but we need to be able to use your art for what we decide, we promise we will be good!
So artists, have at it! You’ve got one week, the deadline is friday March 7th!
Tag your submission #cosplayballfanart
-Haley the intern who is not Dante Basco, but currently sitting right next to him, he approves this message.
Hey artbooties, let’s get rolling on this. I wanna see your lovely poster art so I can browse through it and look at it and enjoy it and love it.
So yeah help out this sweet event I am participating in so we can thrive and hopefully bring out awesome elsewhere to share with everyone else. Do it.
Still looking for entries!
Seeing as I am involved in this, it is sort of cosplay-related, and I know I have some talented followers, reblogging here!
\o/ That would be adorable!!
So now here it is after some months of work ^^ I’m so glad it’s finally done, and i’m happy about the outcome :) .It’s the first time i made a more higher level costume than i usually make or lets say with more details. And it feels like i had to do this so much earlier after 5/6 years of cosplay :(I think i find making props and armours more enjoyable than making clothes XD, so maybe in the future i will make more armor costumes ;)Cosplay: MePhotographer: komory-bat http://komory-bat.deviantart.comcostume made by memy Deviantart: http://lighterfoxxx.deviantart.com
I’ve been going to anime/comic conventions for eight years, yet I still can’t explain what the significance of conventions are to people without having to go through a 20 minute explanation. It’s truly a life changing experience, I can tell you that for sure!! Here’s just a small example, but when I was younger I thought I was the only person on this planet that used Deviantart, until I attended Sakura Con. I ended up collecting over 50 business cards that had their DA links that year, and I thought that was the just coolest thing to know that I was not alone. Countless other moments had occurred that year where I met more and more people who knew of and appreciated the same things that I did. So I hope most of you can relate to that feeling of absolute bliss and joy of attending a con. uvu
Why do you like conventions? I’d love to hear your stories!!