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ATTN: YOUR PHOTOS ARE BEING REMOVEDHello everyone,
Just a reminder that if you submit to the wrong folder (and our contributors didn't catch it in the voting process) I will remove your photo from the group.
People have been taking advantage of the 'Cosplay Tutorials' 1 vote rule and have been submitting their non-tutorial photos to the folder.
I do no move photos from folders, I just remove them.
We spend a lot of time and energy trying to make this group great for you guys.
All we ask is that you submit to the correct folders please.
Thank you for understanding everyone
Introducing: Cosplay Tutorials Folder!Well, not a single person said no!
So, we opened a Cosplay Tutorials folder!
This works a bit differently then all the other folders.
In addition to the 1 deviation you can submit a week, you can also submit 1 Cosplay Tutorial deviation!
Tutorials are to help people out, so why count it as your once a week?
We didn't think it made sense either!
Hope you all utilize it Remember to read the rules before submitting, and PLEASE submit to the correct folders so you don't have to wait another week to submit a photo!
Live, Laugh, Cosplay!
Tutorials Section?I've been playing around with the idea of having a tutorials folder.
Would anyone utilize it if I did?
(we aren't a super group so I can't just post a poll, sorry! You guys can be super lazy and just say Y or N. I just want to see what the majority thinks )
Happy Cosplaying and Holidays!
FAQI have noticed lately quite a few people have been posting asking "why was my submission declined and this other one accepted?" or "why does this keep expiring?".
Please keep in mind we have dozens of contributors with varying opinions.
If you feel your photo should have been accepted when it wasn't, try submitting it again next week.
We also get hundreds of submissions a week, and as much as we'd love to get through all of them, sometimes other engagements keep us from it.
I just ask you please be patient with all of us, we're trying our best to keep a group everyone can enjoy!
THEY'RE AT IT AGAIN, Stupid ScammersOf course they're back!
And now they have a new trick.
I just want to stress everyone to BE CAREFUL.
If anyone, and I mean anyone is messaging you asking for nudes, do not send them.
It doesn't matter how they word it, it is still the same scam everyone.
Don't be fooled by nice words like "movie" and "model".
If you receive one of these messages, I urge you to report the account as soon as possible!
Your bodies are precious!
COSPLAY SCAMMERS ON THE LOOSE! BEWARE LADIES!It has come to my attention that there are some weirdos on the loose (and I don't mean the good kind).
I'll quote what I read from Not Bad Cosplay (http://notbadcosplay.tumblr.com/post/38288553380/not-desu-enough-the-fake-cosplay-com-interviews) on Tumblr:
"For those of you who don’t know, a group has been going around scamming female cosplayers by pretending to be cosplay.com, asking to do interviews over skype. In the interviews at the end cosplayers were given a quiz on their character where if the females answered questions wrong they had to remove 1 article of clothing."
Now, I could write paragraphs of how enraged and disgusted this makes me, but I think she words it best.
(PLEASE, ESPECIALLY if you are a girl, take the time to read the rest of the article from Tumblr http://notbadcosplay.tumblr.com/post/38288553380/not-desu-enough-the-fake-cosplay-com-interviews)
I was approached by one of these people about an interview yesterday, not knowing about this scam.
OVER 10K MEMBERS?!I haven't even been looking at the member count, but we're just a few hundred over 10,000 members now...WOW!
When we made this group I had no idea it would become so popular!
So, a HUUUUGE thank you to everyone who has joined and/or contributed to our lovely gallery of wonderful cosplayers and photographers alike
You're all amazing and deserve credit for making this group what it is now.
Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday (and make sure to be careful on the 21st! I'm betting on an alien invasion... >_>b )
Do any of you have a special holiday wish?
We'd love for you to share it!
Thank you again everyone for all that you do!
Happy Cosplayer Appreciation Day!It was brought to my attention earlier that today was declared Cosplayer Appreciation Day!
In celebration of every cosplayer out there, pat yourselves on the back!
What got you into cosplay?
Do you have a favourite story of a cosplayer you know?
Introducing the "Props" folder!So, after having this group for 2 years, we've finally made one.
Venegal proposed the idea to make an actual folder for them, and since I've noticed so many people wanting to submit props... here we are!
Keep in mind that progress photos will still NOT being accepted! We ask that the prop photos you submit are of FINISHED props! and PLEASE submit them to the 'Props' folder!!
Enjoy everyone, can't wait to see them props!!
(props, props, props, props, props... think I said it enough times? It's starting to sound funny)
Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Nelson Mandela, Images Speak for The Silent VoiceWatch depthRADIUS
When image must speak for the silenced voice
Ruth is the Editor-In-Chief of MILK Books and PQ Blackwell Ltd., based in Auckland, New Zealand, publishers of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait—a photographic history of the great man. Ruth's heartfelt and insightful article represents the intersection of the artistic and the newsworthy. De
Batgirl's New Redesign has Lots of Fans (art)
DC just released images of Batgirl's new costume, and deviants have been creating fan art like crazy!
Deviant babsdraws is the artist behind Batgirl's stylishly cool reboot!
Enjoy 60+ pieces of fan art!
commission - Batgirl by marciotakara
Batgirl by Nicohitoride
BATGIRL by li-jean
Batgirl by muzzillustrations
Batgirl! by Tono-x-Tono
The New Batgirl by MattSimas
Batgirl by squeegool
Batgirl by GeorgeCaltsoudas
NEW Batgirl by Hodges-Art
Batgirl and Amazi-Girl by itswalky
New Batgirl by Y0KO
Batgirl by halwilliams
Batgirl 2014 by LucianoVecchio
New Batgirl by Robaato
Batgirl by bear65
Withdrawal by LAlight
Solitude by sodisenchanted . . . by sandrawiklander
no expressions by Aisleyne
Sunny day by AStoKo lilie by Bodghia
silent evenings by laura-makabresku
*** by Fatalv
Poppies by PassionAndTheCamera
Ten Portrait Photography TipsPeople & Portrait Photography
Check your Angles
Avoid unflattering angles, don't frame your model with their arms or legs chopped off unless it works for the image. If in doubt, fully frame them and do the chopping afterwards in post-processing! Don't forget to check that the tops of their heads and their feet are in focus. Missing feet are disconcerting!
Be the Director
As the Photographer, most people will be looking to you for direction. There's no time to be shy when you're behind the camera! Keep calm to help your model remain relaxed but make sure they're not made to feel awkward if you lack giving instruction. Pose them well, avoid direct bright sunlight and check out your background.
Eye contact...or not
Eye contact isn't always necessary, in fact candid journalistic style photographs often work best. Your subject doesn't have to be looking directly at the camera for it to be a successful shoot, but yo
Lighting in Portrait PhotographyPeople and Portraits week
I'm writing this tutorial of sorts, for all of you portrait photographers out there seeking advice about the lighting in your photographs. First off let me be clear in saying that I am no expert, or rather I do not claim to be, I sometimes do things in unusual ways, and my tips and advice are definitely not the only ones you should follow. This journal is just me giving you my take on how to get great lighting for your shots
1. Never shoot when the sun is at its highest peak.
Depending on where you live and your climate, this might vary, but I usually never shoot between the hours of 12-4 unless I'm shooting indoors, or it's a cloudy day. If you're doing an outdoors shoot and the sun is blasting on your model, you are very unlikely to get good results. Not only will it be uncomfortable for your model, and make it difficult to pose with a natural expression (sun in your eyes, worst feeling in the world),
Feature Friday: Haikyuu!!
Haikyuu!! (ハイキュー!!), a manga and anime series that focuses around volleyball player Shoyo Hinata as he strives to become the best he can, has gained popularity both in and out of Japan since its manga debut in 2012, and more recently due to the anime adaptation that began airing in April 2014.
Deviants around the globe have taken to Hinata and his team, and have made a variety of incredible creations in homage to the series. Check out these deviations!
Haikyuu!! by Rui05
Haikyuu - Hinata Shouyou by Shumijin
King of the Court - HAIKYUU!! by vythefirst
Haikyuu- Tobe! by Gin-Uzumaki
Haikyuu! Karasuno Senpais by AmenoKitarou
Murder of Crows - HAIKYUU!! by vythefirst
Novel Expression Cover ContestWe are excited to be officially launching Novel Expression and as part of our Grand Opening festivities,we thought we’d see what the deviantART community can do with our images!
While our current collections are geared toward romance, your deviations don’t have to be romance covers. They can be romance, paranormal, suspense, mystery, or any other genre that inspires you. Just to help spur your creativity,
click here for a few examples.
We do ask you include text for a title (feel free to use Book Title or something generic) and an author name (Jane/John Doe is fine) in your design.
Prizes include(some to be added!):
1 yr membership
3 exclusive stock packs from CelticStrm-
CosPod~ The Cosplay PodcastCosPod~ The Cosplay Podcast
CosPod is the podcast about all things cosplay. We cover everything from fantasy to sci-fi, from steampunk to mascots, from anime to SCA, and everything in between. Our podcast discusses the materials, techniques, people and places of cosplay. We interview cosplayers, host a gallery of costumes and techniques, and roundtable discussions of the meaning behind becoming your favorite characters; just to name a few aspects of the show.
We run the podcast for 30 minutes, bi-weekly through:
Podcast Alley: http://www.cospod.org/feed.xml
and our website. http://cospod.org/
We also take suggestions for future episodes and techniques from our viewers, and accept videos of convention reports! Most recently we made a bias tape segment after a request from a fan. We’re always on the look-out for new ideas, concepts, and topics and love when our viewers get involved. Please vi
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