Cosplay is a combination word of “costume” and “play”, to describe the performance of acting and dressing as a character from a particular series such as anime,video games and so on. And Cosplay photography is a form of photography where the subject of the photo focuses mainly on a cosplayer and their attire and prop making skills. In this kind of photography,both the clothing and the portraiture are the main subject. It’s a combination of Fashion photography and Portrait photography.
As the main subject of the photography,the cosplay costumes will certainly influence a lot. So until the costume is 100%,don’t have your photo taken. You should keep in mind that your cosplay is not only for you,but also for the fans of the character which you are portraying. You are respected for building and creating your character. So don’t rush to make the costume and also don’t take it out if it is unfinished. Take the project serious and try your best to make it perfect. Because the costumes is a part of the photography,if you don’t feel ready and comfortable,the photos will just not look right.
After the photos taken,if you want to get the photos and also protect your identity at the same time,you can have a “cosplay” email,in which you can give to someone who took your photo, to send you a link, or send you a copy, without having someone knowing your personal life.