Tips for Cosplayers
Getting a photographer: Long before you plan to do a photo shoot to show off your new outfit, start looking for photographers who will attend your convention. Talk to photographers on places like CosCom and look at their reference photos on official websites, deviantArt, flickr, and others to determine if their shooting style matches what you want. Once you have found a photographer you like, schedule a shoot with them by getting in contact with them. Arrange a meeting location so that you can meet the photographer. I don't suggest this unless you are 100% sure the photographer is trustworthy, but you can also exchange phone numbers.
|Cosplay.com is a great place to find a photographer|
Arrive Early: You are meeting the photographer for a photo shoot, be early so that you can move to the shooting location.
Have Fun: A photographer's lens captures everything, make the best of it and have as much fun as possible. If you are bored or not enjoying the shoot, it will show in the resulting pictures. A photo shoot in general will last between 15-45 minutes depending on what you want as the cosplayer, so bring some water and most importantly, lots of energy and ideas. If the photographer is unfamiliar with the character your are cosplaying as, take the initiative and have fun with the character and let the photographer do their job and capture the scene.