I’m a cosplayer myself, of course I support them!
I support all cosplayers in every shapes and size. I don’t care if your big or little. I support all of the cosplayers in the world. I don’t give a crap if your black, white, tan, purple, or yellow I love you all.
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.
Okay, this post is going to be lengthy, so please bear with me. I want to talk about preparing to attend a convention, how to pack sensibly, and what NOT to do at a hotel. I’ve been attending cons for nearly a decade now and aside from that I have traveled often and …
Revy Two Hands.
First, what is trigger discipline, and why is it important for cosplay?
Trigger discipline is holding the gun properly, without your finger on the trigger, which helps prevent accidental misfires.
Its connection to cosplay is very simple. If you are cosplaying a character who knows their way around guns (think Winchester brothers, Jade Harley, Solid Snake, etc.), they’ll be holding the gun properly, since they’ve been trained to do so. It adds to the feel of the character. It’s also a good habit to have if you ever pick up a real gun at any point in time. That’s called “committing to muscle memory.”
A lot of the cosplay I’ve seen involving guns have the cosplayers posed with their finger on the trigger. In the real world, this is incredibly dangerous, and you shouldn’t have your finger on the trigger until you’re ready to shoot.
So, what does good trigger discipline look like?
Ta-da! It’s that easy!
Even itty bitty Dean can do it!
It’s such a simple change that can make a huge impact on the appearance of your costume and posing.
Reblogging this again because I saw a Stormtrooper walking around Disneyland with his finger on his blaster. Not like he was going to hit anything, being a Stormtrooper and all, but…
ALSO. As an addendum to the trigger discipline, let’s talk barrel/muzzle discipline!
What is barrel/muzzle discipline? Never pointing the barrel at something you want to shoot. This usually means pointing the gun towards the ceiling or the ground, like so:
Finger off trigger? Check. Barrel pointed at ground? Check. 10/10, would operate with.
Obviously, this is not going to apply if you’re doing a pose involving the character you’re representing taking a shot. HOWEVER, like the mention of trigger discipline (AKA: TD) above, it’s good for poses where you’re just standing with the gun, and it’s something good to commit to muscle memory if you ever come in contact with an actual gun at any point in time. It also shows you did your research regarding characters that know their firearms (like the ones mentioned above).
If anyone has any additional questions about this, they can send them here or to my personal blog. I’ll be happy to answer what I can, including how to hold certain guns for posing, or anything else you can think of.
Here it is! (It can also be found on the right side of my page)
This way, there’s a single, static link to refer to that’s easy for me to locate and update as need-be, without adding additional posts on the matter.
Yay! Cosplay-Help now has a permanent etiquette guide! First-time convention goers should take a look at it. Good for veteran refreshers too!
Reblogging this again as a refresher.