Studio Practice 2B research links

All paper research:https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=AB96E0819A00096E!6626&authkey=!ALmmPid-EjvtwtE&ithint=folder%2cjpg

http://kotaku.com/5975038/cosplayers-are-passionate-talented-folks-but-theres-a-darker-side-to-this-community-too

This article talks about cosplayers reason for cosplaying and how cosplaying has helped them as it allows them to be part of a community who share interests similar to theres. It also talks about how cosplay is used as a way to escape from their normal lives as well as how far some people go to make sure that their cosplay is as accurate as possible

http://www.laweekly.com/arts/cosplay-is-not-consent-anime-conventions-attack-the-problem-of-harassment-4184027

This article talks about the fact that some conventions have had to include a harassment policy in their handouts to remind people how to behave at a convention after multiple people have spoke out in different ways about how they have been effected while on the con floor such as the photographer who took photos of cosplayers butts.

http://www.laweekly.com/arts/international-cosplay-day-is-saturday-but-why-do-people-cosplay-in-the-first-place-2370134

This article looks into the reasons why people cosplay and how they started off.

http://sheattack.com/cosplay-is-not-consent/

This article looks into people talking about times they have been harassed at conventions and how they have dealt with it.

http://www.bustle.com/articles/70923-what-is-cosplay-from-warriors-to-wigs-to-weapons-heres-the-actual-411

This article looks into why people cosplay as well as looking into harassment in cosplay and the way some cosplayers have been treated.

http://geekfeminism.org/2011/08/23/geek-girls-and-the-problem-of-self-objectification/

https://geekfeminism.org/2012/04/19/oh-you-sexy-geek-geek-girls-and-the-problem-of-self-objectification/ (updated version of the previous link)

http://www.comicsbeat.com/sdcc-14-is-cosplayer-sexual-harassment-a-problem

This article looks deeper into the issues of sexual harassment

http://www.cosplaygen.com/preparing-for-the-photoshoot-and-posing-in-cosplay-photography/

This article was really interesting to read as it talked about location spotting and how a model should prep for a shoot such as doing research on their characters poses and how they shouldn’t pose and how to create interesting images.

http://cosplayphotographers.com/

This website has a lot information on cosplay photographers and features different photographers and their work, it allows you to get a look at how their styles vary event though its very much the same kind of subject they are photographing.

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/12/why-comic-book-guys-are-quivering-at-cosplay-gender-insecurity/383617/

http://www.dailydot.com/society/cosplay-brownface-whitewashing-racial-controversy/

This article shows one case where someone cosplayed a character of colour and faced backlash because of it and got accused of whitewashing the character even though her skin colour was a natural tan but they looked over her cosplays where she had lightened her skin for characters. I personally don’t think there is anything wrong with people altering their skin colour for cosplays as most of the time they mean no harm and are doing it to replicate the character as accurately as they can.

http://du.uloop.com/news/view.php/58865/The-Controversy-of-Skin-Color-in-Cosplay

This article looks into if altering skin colour in cosplay is racism or not and look into different cases where people have altered their skin colour.

http://www.xojane.com/issues/mad-back-cosplayer-chaka-cumberbatch

This article is from a black female point of view talking about her experience cosplaying and how people have responded to her cosplays.

http://animecomplexium.com/2015/11/15/cosplays-problem-blackface-in-cosplay/

https://popcultureuncovered.com/2014/10/14/breaking-down-the-michonne-cosplay-blackface-and-some-of-the-fallacies-within/

http://sequart.org/magazine/47626/cosplay-and-body-shaming/

https://geekalitarian.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/cosplay-race-and-fat-shaming/

https://www.quora.com/Is-it-wrong-to-buy-a-cosplay-Does-it-devalue-someones-participation-in-the-cosplay-community

http://observationdeck.kinja.com/cosplay-1-01-a-beginners-introduction-to-cosplay-1632337814

http://www.chicagonow.com/geek-girl-chicago/2013/07/say-to-a-cosplayer/

http://www.dailydot.com/society/cosplay-consent-lara-croft-photos/

https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=crossplay%20definition

https://hobbies1.knoji.com/cosplay-difinition-facts-types-and-myths/

http://www.raindance.org/the-6-stages-of-editing-as-a-film-director/

http://muse.jhu.edu/article/368597

http://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc/article/view/246/230

http://www.nerdappropriate.com/2012/07/04/jessica-nigri-the-nerd-appropriate-interview/

 

External OPS

http://www.viewbug.com/photo-contests/closing 

Range of competitions to enter and a range of prizes.

http://www.photocontestinsider.com/

Sign up with email to be notified of new competitions to enter for photographers of any level

http://www.animecon.nl/program/events/contests/photography-contest-2016

Cosplay photography competiton with the theme “All aboard”
“If you can use it to travel, use it! Planes, trains, automobiles, boats, even spaceships!!”

Deadline 31st May

http://www.ultimatemusicmoment.com/

This is a competition for live music photographers, you have to pay to enter.

Cosplay edits examples

I’m not too sure about how much they’ve editing they’ve done on this image and the original image has one of the models positioned oddly so that there is a chunk missing from their hoody when they cut them out as it was blocked by a railing. I also think they went a little excessive with the overlayers and filters they have used, the shading appears a little off to me also.

This video shows some really nice looking edits of cosplay images, it allows you to see the sorts of filters and layering they have done to achieve the final images.

These edits are amazing and interesting to see how much work has gone into creating them.

Photographer research: Cornelia Gillmann

All images on this post belong to Cornelia Gillmann

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photo: Cornelia Gillmann – Photography
cosplay: Isaku
assist: Markus Chrastecky

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photo: Cornelia Gillmann – Photography
assist: Markus Chrastecky
cosplay: Steelcrow Cosplay

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photo: Cornelia Gillmann – Photography
assist: Markus Chrastecky
cosplay: lovely Yui Cosplay

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photo: Cornelia Gillmann – Photography
cosplay: Gaige by Lux Cosplay
Maya by Melenea

Photographer research: Shiro Ang

All photos on this post belong to Shiro Ang

Photo assistant - Arai Krul Tepes - Alexia Faye Line Qiao Yi

Photographer: Shiro Ang

Photo asssitant: Arai 

Krul Tepes: AlexiaFaye

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Photographer: Shiro Ang

Photo assistants: Marcus Montague, Jonathan Koh, Etine Kyra, Poka Cosplayer

Harley Quinn: Pion of CSL.official

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Photographer: Shiro Ang Photography
(http://shiroang.deviantart.com/)
Photo Assistant: Sihan Chen
Ryuko Matoi: Onnies

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Photography: Shiro Ang Photography
(https://www.facebook.com/shiroangphotography/)
Photo Assistants: Marcus Montague, Etine Kyra
Hestia: Onnies