Visit your favorite convention(s) and write about half (1/2) page review of your experience; good or bad. You must visit the entire convention (ie... Dealer Hall, Artist Alley, Panels, Masquerade, etc). Basically you must purchase a ticket and give a critique on the con, not just walk around in the non-ticket-required area. You must take a minimum of 20-25 clear pictures of the cosplayers and/or location.
Review must be a minimum of 250 words, about half a page. If your review is too long we may trim it to fit the spread or ask you to edit it. 20-25 Pictures must be included to showcase the convention and it's attendants. We ask that they are at least 300dpi, and must NOT be blurry. A variety of people are preferred over similar looking cosplayers (Don't take pictures of just girls or just boys...etc...)
• You must get the following items from the persons you get photos from:
• Name (or alias)
• City & State they're from
• Name of character & Series they're cosplaying from
• E-mail or site URL (myspace, cosspace, facebook, cosplay.com...etc...). So we can contact them when the magazine comes out.
• And most importantly: PICTURES OF THEIR COSPLAY!!! At least three (3). 300dpi, and must not be blurry.
Make-up and/or Hair/Wig Stylist
Create a tutorial on how to apply make-up, or on hair/wig styling. You must write a step-by-step tutorial on one or more of options above. Pictures are required with every tutorial submission. Clear pictures must be provided and must be in at least 300dpi. The number of required pictures depends on how long your submitted tutorial is, but the minimum is five (5). A model in a costume showing the end result is a plus! Step-by-step instructions must be written clearly in a language the young cosplayer will be able to understand. Descriptions of colors, brands, and how to apply instructions are required.
This pretty much the same idea as the Make-up artist rules above, with a few differences.
Create a tutorial on how to create a prop (sword, staff, armor, helmet, wings, etc...) We are looking for anyone who has tried to make a prop, and through trial & error, has found an easy way to create that certain prop. A step-by-step tutorial, with in-progress pictures, is required for every tutorial submission. Clear pictures must be provided and must be in at least 300dpi. The number of required pictures depends on how long your submitted tutorial is, but the minimum is five (5). A model in costume showing the end result with the prop is a plus! Step-by-step instructions must be written clearly in a language the young cosplayer will be able to understand. Descriptions of materials used, brands, colors, and types of paint along with how to create instructions are required.
ABSOLUTELY NO NUDITY!! NO EXCEPTIONS!
We love cosplay photographers! Their work really makes costumes come to life, as well as preserve so many great memories. We would like to meet some of those famous or not yet famous photographers that take great pictures. If you would be interested in being featured in our magazine, contact us with at least five (5) pictures of your previous work, or send us a link to your online portfolio. And let us know why you would make a good fit. Please indicate if you would like to be a photographer for the magazine or be interviewed for the magazine and have your pictures featured in our next issue.
There's a reason why this item is last. We actually prefer to meet our featured cosplayers in person for a one-on-one interview, however since we obviously cannot be everywhere at once, we are accepting submissions to be our featured cosplayer.
What this means is that you as the featured cosplayer will have the cover shot, and interview with a four (4) or more, page spread featuring you. What are the benefits? Well you will have official bragging rights. Not only that, you will have your costume published in print to be seen by other cosplayers and Anime fans around the country. The requirements are as follows:
• Must have at least two (2) cosplays, that have been photographed professionally. The photos do not have to be professional in the sense of paying a professional photographer, but must be neat and not blurry.
• Photos taken with too many people in the background will not be considered.
• Take pictures outside or against a plain background. We don't mind scenic pictures, those are always fun, just make sure they are neat. We can't stress that enough.
• Must be willing to answer at least fifteen (15) interview questions, or more, honestly.
• Must answer all the questions completely. "Yes", "no", "because it was fun" are not acceptable answers.