Pretty much everyone who’s subscribed this has probably already seen a post to this effect on the other sites I frequent. So, here’s hoping other people occasionally read this ;)
I am a third-year Art student, and in preparation for my Senior art exhibit, I am putting together a portfolio of cosplay photos. I am specifically looking for non-traditional cosplayers (I term which I am hesitant to use, because the kinds of cosplayers that are excluded here are probably the rarer- that is, cosplayers with model-like figures or large fan followings). Specifically, I am looking for cosplayers with different body type, age or cultural background from their characters; differently-abled cosplayers; crossplayers; and really anyone who brings something new or different to the world of cosplay. I will be doing photoshoots from now until probably April (when I have to submit the initial portfolio) in Iowa and the Midwest United States in general. I am willing to travel about 3 hours in any direction right now and I’ll do my best to buy a dinner for anyone that has to travel here to participate (mind you, that doesn’t mean I’ll automatically choose you; I can’t afford to buy everyone dinner :P ). If things go well, I will look into getting grant or scholarship money to travel/help others travel here to complete this project. Otherwise, the only compensation I can offer volunteers is a CD with your pics (but lets be fair here- that’s still free cosplay portraits).
If you are interested, you can message me here, through any other sites you know me from, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (put something about which website you got this from in the subject line please). I can’t promise I’ll use you for the final project, but I will talk to you- and probably interview you.
[Special note, coming from the sad, hopeful part of myself that thinks people get directed here from my business cards: I would love to see you, Young DBZ crossplayer with the zombie bite from Spark!, and the wonderful Supergirl/Bubbles that came to my workshops at QC-Anime Zing!- you both get dinner and dessert if you volunteer ^-^ ]
Even if you can’t participate directly, tell your friends (or enemies? Your neighbors? That person that bags your groceries?) about this; the best way to help me right now is to refer people.