Cosplay Quickies! #1

It's no mystery by now that cosplay has grown immensely in popularity! With loads of dynamic, exciting characters to try out, concepts to experiment with, and loads of fun to be had, one can't be blamed for having an itch to try the hobby out for themselves.

But cosplaying can often be a very daunting task to undertake. Whether if you're a newbie starting out on a maiden outfit, or a veteran that's gone for over a dozen events, it's sometimes easy to forget the essential basics while in the middle of a flurry of activity.

In this new feature, we'd be providing exactly that - a quick & easy reference for all those little things one ought to keep track to ensure the greatest cosplaying ease!

Today's tip: Have a storyboard for photo shoots

Doing a photoshoot is a great way to not only create some awesome memories of having fun with your friends, but it's also one of the best ways to really show off the hard work you've put into your costume!

Having a proper storyboard can make a difference in the impact of the photos taken!

Hence, it's always helpful to have a proper storyboard before you embark on a shoot! Photoshoots can be long and extremely tiring, so it's really important that everyone in your team has an idea of the feel and message you want to convey through your pictures.

Whether if it's a full-on detailed storyline from start to finish, or even a simple list of specific kinds of photos you want to take, having a rough storyboard (or shot-list) goes a long way to making a smoother and more time-efficient shoot. Your fellow cosplay teammates, helpers, and especially your photographers, will thank you for it!!

- Q