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Posted 14 May 2011 - 06:31 PM

Here is a link with some generic poses.
The look of your cosplay is important, so is how it's presented.
Here's a link with some generic poses. If you run dry on ideas of how to pose these can help.
You may have already seen these, but here they are.
http://www.herrickph...o.uk/poses.html
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Posted 14 May 2011 - 06:43 PM

Thanks for this! I was just running through pose ideas and coming up blank. :3
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Posted 14 May 2011 - 07:20 PM

This might be helpful too, especially with facial expressions
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Posted 14 May 2011 - 07:39 PM

View Postchamgirl89, on 14 May 2011 - 07:20 PM, said:

This might be helpful too, especially with facial expressions


That's good, but much of it is joking around, and all of it is subjective and character specific (i.e. the characters used in the example).
Hopefully the Naruto and the Asahina Mikuru cosplayers can find it useful. Because it's intermixed with jokes, many will find it just confusing.
I think it was meant more as entertainment than instructional.
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 04:11 AM

Just came across this. It's a nice guide on how to work angles and whatnot. Creator says it's mostly geared towards the ladies although anyone could benefit from the tips.
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 07:17 AM

Good thread.

I've been trying to think up poses for all of my characters.
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 08:16 AM

Though, also remember that angles are important. Looking directly at a camera may make your face look bigger/rounder than it is. If you hold your head back or down, any skin you may have around your jawline may bunch up and it will give the illusion of a double-chin (not good especially if you've recently lost/gained a bunch of weight or if you have a weak jawline/chin. Easiest way to describe this motion is 'turtle pulling into its shell.')

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Posture!
Smiling is optional, but do remember.. a few of these photos will end up on the internet.. so.. how do you want to present yourself to the world?
Flipping the camera off.. unless you're cosplaying Onizuka... don't do it. It looks SO crass and unbecoming on your part.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:28 PM

View Posttfcreate, on 14 May 2011 - 06:31 PM, said:

Here is a link with some generic poses.
The look of your cosplay is important, so is how it's presented.
Here's a link with some generic poses. If you run dry on ideas of how to pose these can help.
You may have already seen these, but here they are.
http://www.herrickph...o.uk/poses.html


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Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:04 PM

One thing I'd like to recommend especially to the guys.
Have a look at the male/couples section.
Half of you look as stiff as a day old corpse when you're posing. Not due to lack of talent, but because you need to relax.
Treat posing something as impersonal as a drivers license. And believe it or not, girls don't bite..... usually.... (my niece does but that's only when she's mad.... you know.... 2-year-old's and such.... :lol: )

But just relax. Everybody.... this is supposed to be fun.
Decide on your masters, people, for you cannot serve both. Either be an anime con or be a 3-day frat party. (I'm Done with ACen.)
Those who can't be bothered with the little things can't be trusted with the big ones.... ~Larry Bell-Founder of the Bell Aircraft Co.
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Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:20 PM

Very interesting I may try a few of these because same old same old gets old. So I won't try anything to extravagant so I don't look like a jerk XD
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:58 PM

Thanks!!! This helps a lot and gives me some great ideas. ^_^
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:19 PM

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related
Great vid for both shooters and models.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:43 AM

That first link is useful, thanks.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 11:39 AM

Ah I really never thought of this, poses. o.o Thank goodness I saw this before acen D: *starts making weird poses and expressions in mirror*

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:56 AM

My new pose for everything.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:07 PM

Really a rather good thing. Of note on poses too, if you have partners, or a partner, work with them before hand to see what they feel the most comfortable doing.

Oh and have someone photograph your poses, what may look good on a model might not look as good on you. This way you can see which side is your good side, and how to present that side to the photographer.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:19 PM

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:53 PM

http://jiajem.com/tutorials/posing/
I found this very helpful.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 02:34 AM

This thread is absolutely wonderful! I have had so many cases where I go in to a shoot, get tons of pictures taken of my very expensive costume, and wind up looking like a total dork- and not in a good way! I always freeze up when people ask for a picture because I never know the pose or the expression. Now I have lots of references to play around with. You people are awesome. I hadn't even thought to look this stuff up! I thought it was like.. you can photograph well or you can't XD
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:09 PM

I've ALWAYS had trouble coming up with poses. Especially at photoshoots when you have to get your picture taken so many times. Eventually I just run out of ideas. So this is really great! I've seen the tutorial with the Naruto cosplayer before but I love the huge list of poses.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:53 AM

View PostMisakiMise, on 12 August 2011 - 02:53 PM, said:

http://jiajem.com/tutorials/posing/
I found this very helpful.


^I really like that tutorial. Gave me a lot of think about. :)
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:24 PM

so...to be naruto.. there is no smiling? ya gotta look angsty? so...you cant sit down to pose without locking your knees? D:

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:51 AM

View Postchamgirl89, on 14 May 2011 - 07:20 PM, said:

This might be helpful too, especially with facial expressions


This one helped me a ton!!! Thanks so much for posting it :]]
I never would have really thought about it until the shoot since this was my first year being in a shoot :P
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:34 PM

You know what would be good in all honesty? A Panel on how to do a photoshoot, for not only people participating but one for people that intend to run one.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

I second that. It'd be nice if it was an interactive one too, with say an instructional period & a, let's practice what we went over, period.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

These were all very helpful.
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