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Batman's Harley Quinn

posted on by Bamboo Dong

Character: Harley Quinn
Title: Batman
Cosplayer: Vivid Vivka
Photographer: Benn & Liz Robbins (Robbins Studios)

We asked the photographers, "What tips can you offer cosplayers to get the shots that they want?"

"Benn - Practice, practice, practice. Practice your pose. Practice your facial expressions. Practice your body movement. Know what you want ahead of time and how you want the photo to go. Make sure you have reference and a great dialogue with your photographer. Collaboration is the key word. And don't be afraid to look or feel dumb. If it feels silly and or uncomfortable while you do the pose it probably looks awesome in camera. Remember dynamic pose, dynamic angle, dynamic lighting = amazing photo.

Liz - The best thing to do is to do your home work. If it's an action based character, then come up with dynamic posses and postures. If it's a crazy, goofy character, then get those crazy faces down. Don't be afraid to look silly. Chances are if it feels weird or over the top, then you are getting it just right. Also, remember that a photo shoot is a collaboration. Try and strike a balance between your vision and the photographer's ideas. Don't be afraid to ask to see the shots as you go along. Mostly, have fun. If you aren't having fun, then you're not doing it right."

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