Hi! I was wondering if you have any tips for beginner cosplayers? Like how to get your cosplays more noticed and things like that
Sure thing! Instagram is honestly the easiest platform to get noticed on and that’s why I use it more than anything else. Because it’s all image based, it’s easier to grab someones attention especially with the hashtagging system which brings me to my next point: hashtags! Use as many as you can think of even if it’s a paragraph. The character name, the character name + cosplay, the media it’s from, etc. The more you use the more likely you are to be seen! I started out using a lot and only use about 3 or 4 now.
Another thing I used to do sometimes was s4s, I don’t know if that’s really a thing anymore but sometimes cosplayers with larger followings would have a “share for share” where if you shout them out they’ll do it in return. Since they typically have a large audience, that means your likely to gain quite a few followers.
The next would be to practice your makeup as much as possible! Look at your character and find small details about their design to incorporate into your makeup. Say your character has 3 distinctive bottom eyelashes, you could then apply 3 false bottom lashes. It seems like such a small thing, but it really makes a big difference and people will love the effort! This goes for the costumes itself as well, but I personally think having nice makeup and a good quality wig makes all the difference.
Lastly, post content regularly! Preferably once a day or at least a couple times a week. Since you can’t be cosplaying all the time, what I do is take a lot of different pictures of the same look or cosplay I’ve done and then spread them out over several days. You’ll look really active while not constantly having to create new content! Hopefully these tips helped, sorry if they’re kinda all over the place.