✨COSPLAY TIP 9️⃣✨
(i'm continuing this series finally!!) in character design, silhouette is very important. the audience needs to be able to quickly tell characters apart, and it certainly helps in marketing when you have unique character designs. having a strong silhouette, one that’s immediately recognizable is imperative in good design.
we can use this to our advantage in cosplay, too. and this is true of cosplayers of any size or shape, not just those with “princess” proportions. by looking at these silhouettes, you can determine what parts are the most exaggerated and how you can proportionally use that in your own costume. you might not have jasmine’s nearly-as-thin-as-her-neck waist (god, i hope you don’t. i’m not even sure that’s possible??), but you can definitely create some extra-poofy pants and a super-full wig to offset your realistically proportioned waist and head. your spongebob gijinka may not be exactly square, but you can still utilize his exaggerated posing for a more cartoonish effect in your cosplay photos.
for example: even though it's a gijinka design, my BB-8 cosplay made sure to incorporate that spherical shape into my dress. and with ariel, i may not be the thinnest mermaid, but i tried to ensure that mermaid silhouette with my posing and by giving my tail an extremely flared out fin.
hopefully, this helps some up and coming cosplayers! let me know if you've considered silhouette & proportions in your costuming and if you have some of your own tips to share! 😊
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