Please remember this year there are *no* hand ins accepted. It’s a big job juggling 6 contests a year across two countries so there can be no special exceptions because that would apply to everyone. And been there done that lost lots of volunteers along the way! So please spread the word- images of the character and how you made it are all that the rego really needs!
Also just a reminder about the rules. Yep, the rules for official events are tougher than for other but this is not just about safeguarding children (which it is- there are numerous little ones at cons that are shorter than adult eyelines) or the venues or the general public but about protecting the cosplayers who enter. Because we can say “No. No it is not the contestants that get in the media for causing trouble” because the rules are such that you can’t.
And yes, sadly people in costume are getting a lot of negative press again- look at the Rugby Sevens in Wellington this past weekend.
Hi everyone - let’s talk photos. I’ve been working on a book of cosplay photography for a while now, and have the manuscript ready to go. My original plan was to pitch it at publishing houses, but after some thought I’ve decided to hold off on this one, and make it available through a print-on-demand publisher instead. I’ve always intended to do more than one book, and I think if I can prove to a publisher my work can sell, I’ll have a better shot at getting the next one picked up. Plus, improvements can always be made, and I already have a few images that I can’t wait to see in the next one!
Since I’ve already finished the print layout etc, I’ll be able to start proofing hard copies very soon - I’m planning to make it available in hard and soft cover, and am considering an ebook as well. I would also like to pitch it at some indie bookstores in Wellington, so I’m pretty excited about that! Watch this space - book of images of NZ cosplayers, available soon :D My gorgeous covergirl is Rowan, in her amazing Lady Loki costume. Unf.
I’ll be doing a round of preorders at a slight discount once everything’s sorted, with some freebies thrown in for early orders. I’ll be posting updates here and on facebook as I get everything sorted :) ISBN is being sorted this week, and then I’ll be able to start proofing! WOO
jupiter-queen asked: Hi, I was just wondering if you can help me out. I'm making a Roman Armor fromwonderflex and before I start with the wonderflex I was worried about the knee and shin cause I'm not sure how I would make those two pieces work together to bend. Thanks!
Hey! No worries :) It depends on the design you’re going for - if you take a look at my wych build notes, there’s a shin piece/knee piece combo there that might give you some ideas, but without knowing what you’re making, it’s a little difficult to give advice! Do you have a photo or anything that you’re working to?