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How do I increase my notoriety as a cosplayer?

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How do I increase my notoriety as a cosplayer?

This question is asked me by newcomers.

Make a really cool Cosplay

  • Unfortunately also for fame as a cosplayer: sex sells. Women in figurbetons scarce cosplays are clearly in the advantage.

  • Do not mock at the photo. If necessary, invest some money for professional photoshooting with reasonable lighting. My experiences say that the snapshots in the crowd of a convention are worse than in a (semi) professional photoshooting. There are also enough cosplay photographers who do not require money and share the rights of exploitation.

Be social (networked)

  • A dedicated Facebook page is very important to increase the viral spread.

  • Use your Facebook page to promote other cosplayers. Share the cosplays of other cosplayers on your site. But do not exaggerate!

  • Even if Facebook is the largest social network, you should not ignore the other networks. Just Twitter and Pinterest are not to be underestimated.

  • Properly applied, StumbleUpon is also a very powerful tool to increase populism. For web site operators, StumbleUpon is the social network to generate visitors for their own site.

  • Internet sites like this blog are used to increase the awareness of cosplayers. Support the work of the pages and increase their spread.

    • Share individual cosplays on Facebook.

    • Retweet on Twitter individual cosplays.

    • Stumble on StumbleUpon individual cosplays.

    • Pin on Pinterest individual cosplays.

    • Do not overdo it! Max 2 - 3 foreign postings per network per day.

  • If necessary, invest some money and book ads on Facebook. (For example, $ 1 per day)

Go beyond the cosplay scene

  • Try to be celebrated on cosplay-remote websites. For example, if you made a cosplay to a World of Warcraft Cahrakter, try to get an article from the relevant WoW fan pages. (I work with some video game fan sites and will always try to promote uploaded cosplays there.)

  • I strongly advise against any special forums to create user accounts to promote your cosplay. This affects many such as spam and is more damaging than beneficial.

How do I increase my notoriety as a cosplayer?