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Cosplay-Pros is a group for the very best Cosplayers to display their work.

This is a place for well-made cosplay costumes, stunning photograph and FUN! Please read the rules before submitting, we'll love you forever.

Welcome to Cosplay-Pros, enjoy your stay. Remember, it takes less energy, stress and aggravation to be pleasant and respectful.
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My husband and I went thru aaaallll of the deviations that were stacked in the inbox today. Phew! He was a good temporary co-admin ~
We are still unpacking so sometimes the submission flow can be slower, but I'll try to do some little by little when I can.
Thanks for understanding everyone ~
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Hai everyone ~

Thinking about submitting but not sure if the cosplay is what we aim for?

Your submission was declined? If I declined it, you're more than likely to have recieved a message about what I'd rework on the cosplay. It might however happen that I redirected you here because we had a lot of submission that day and I didn't have the time for custom advice. Edit: dec.29.2011: I no longer give custom advice due to the massive amount of submission that do not follow the rules everyday. If you need critique, just ask.

I'm writing this blog post to help new submitters and declined submitters towards appropriate ressources for the reworking of their cosplay.

Now, I am not perfect, nobody is, but a submission must inspire me to have my positive voting. Here is what I aim for:

First, SUBMIT TO THE RIGHT CATEGORY. You are not allowed to submit to the "featured" category.
I judge fullview picture, make sure your picture looks as good in full view as it does in the thumbnail. Videos are not allowed. Gifs must be optimized.

* Wig: Accurate color, accuracy of cut & style, quality (shine), proper management (untangled), accurate lenght (maybe not full lenght, but at least enough lenght for the character's design to have a feel of accuracy, ie, no Chii with shoulder lenght hair..) etc.
* Costume: Accurate colors, flattering cut, accuracy of whole, detailing, quality of sewing, quality of details, etc.
* Body: I accept all body shapes, but the cut must be flattering on you. For crossplay, I expect you take the necessary means to change your body shape. I will not accept bishies with unbinded big boobs. There are binders on the market that will completly erase your 95DD. Being cheap about it is not serious cosplaying (and binding with anything else than a binder is very dangerous anyways)
* Make-up: Contouring, shine control, zits control, fake eyelashes if needed, etc. Pictures with no make-up tend not to be accepted.
* Picture: Flattering light source, flattering angle (if the cosplay is very good, I might mention it if the angle is unflattering, but still accept it), at least a bit of accuracy in the setting (medieval cosplay shooted downtown? No no), must be close enough to see the costume, not blurry, not too grainy (I understand that a decent camera costs a lot, but phone and webcam pics are not what I call "Cosplay Pro"), interesting pose, no reflection (take care with the light with shiny satin and take care of the flash on wigs, even the highest quality wigs can shine in a disgusting way if the flash is used wrongly). Convention pictures are rarely (not never, rarely) good pictures because the light and location aren't very controllable. There also may be unwanted people in the background. Make sure there aren't any before you submit.
* Editing: Should be sparse, no heavy texturing that hide the costumes. No blur/dodge/burn tool/brush abuse. Light adjustements must not eat half of model's face. Also, this is common sense, but please resize your images.
*Must obey to the group's rules:
:bulletblack: Submissions are advised to show at least half of the cosplayer or more - with the costume easily visible, but close ups are allowed.
:bulletblack: Photos must be clear
:bulletblack: Accuracy is appreciated
:bulletblack: Please avoid obscene gestures
:bulletblack: No 'happy snaps'
:bulletblack: Members may submit more than 5 photos of the same cosplay, but they must be different enough.

I must add that resubmitting a picture without changing it will not gain you extra points in any way.


Under the jump, many helpful, basic tutorials. I'll add more as I refer them to people, or as I stumble upon them.

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*Wig*
:bulletblack: Basic wig facts: www.katiebair.com/wigtutorial_…
:bulletblack: Ahoge theonenameda.deviantart.com/ar…
:bulletblack: Wig spiking cattypatra.deviantart.com/art/…
:bulletblack: Wig detangler stealthos-aurion.deviantart.co…
:bulletblack: Wig hot water straightening www.katiebair.com/wigtutorial_…
:bulletblack: Parting for ponytail/pigtails www.katiebair.com/wigtutorial_…
:bulletblack: Stubbing for ponytail / pigtails/hairshapes: www.katiebair.com/wigtutorial_…
:bulletblack: Clip-on ponytails: katsumiyo.deviantart.com/art/H…
:bulletblack: Odango josephmlee.deviantart.com/art/…
:bulletblack: Sailor Moon wig xepicpanda.deviantart.com/art/…
xepicpanda.deviantart.com/art/…
:bulletblack: Weft tutorial fav.me/d370ktu
:bulletblack: Gravity defying bangs cattypatra.deviantart.com/art/…

*Costume*
Yet to come

*Body*
:bulletblack: Open binding abessinier.deviantart.com/art/…
abessinier.deviantart.com/art/…

*Make-up*
:bulletblack: Anime eyes and lips video tutorials www.youtube.com/user/zWinnieYa…
:bulletblack: Eyebrows and beard covering tutorial www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMFgMa…
:bulletblack: The Importance of make-up (how one person can cosplay the whole cast of Free! with make-up)
www.deviantart.com/journal/How…

*Picture*
:bulletblack: Posing cherazor.deviantart.com/art/Gu…

*Editing*
:bulletblack: Color/hues/etc lieveheersbeestje.deviantart.c…

*Random*
:bulletblack: Cosplay Tutorial Group cosplaytutorial.deviantart.com…

I hope this will help you. Have a nice day ~

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WELCOME to Cosplay-Pros!!

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displaying the best cosplays DA has to offer :)

This group's aim is collect the very best cosplays DA has to offer

Images will be judged based on not only costume, but background as well. Please do not be offended if your picture is declined. We understand the quantity of work that went into your costume, but take it as an opportunity to improve. Don't be afraid to politely ask questions.

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SyrupCookie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Hi Everyone!
I hope you could take a look at my page:
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Thank you! :heart:
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RoxiiCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, sorry I don't understand why declined my Kurenai Maria Cosplay (Vampire Knight), has everything in the rules says that is required, I would like an explanation please :) maybe I'm not so professional but I have a good cosplay work and I'm proud of it.
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JencoPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Kanra-sama Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you
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