Looks like my dragon egg has hatched (albeit slowly, but hey :P)
Gambette Cosplay & Modeling
Since I've been clogging up my personal blog with cosplay and modeling posts, I figured it was about time I made a separate page for that. So, there we go! A page for my collected modeling and cosplay works.
Header by Ork de Rooij
make yourself at home
My armor should be finished soon, but we needed promo pictures for the actual event!
After an insanely busy few weeks of barely being able to be in my apartment due to construction work, I decided to finally take some time to sit down and be productive again today. And look here! The first layer of paint is on, but I’m probably going to give it another layer and a few color accents here and there still. Just in time for my photoshoot this monday!
My wig’s finally starting to look the way it should. Just some minor adjustments to the curls and it’ll be done. There’ll be all kinds of fun stuff involving this project on here soon!
I only noticed after I took the pictures that I hadn’t adjusted the back properly so it looks wrinkly, but woohoo, apart from the armor, this costume’s pretty much finished. Wig needs to be styled and braided and I need to do a makeup test and put my coloured contacts in, but I couldn’t be arsed to do that for a snapshot. I have a proper photoshoot coming up for this project, so stay tuned ;D
It’s been a while since I’ve posted any Khaleesi Project updates, mainly because the project group has been mostly busy training the horses, but we’ve had our first meeting and sorted out our costumes—-and here’s my first actual progress!
…I should really iron this thing, but I spent a lot of time working on it today, so I’m taking a break from it. It needs loads more details and refining, but this is the basic setup for the underdress. Curious to see more? Stay tuned ;D
Shoot with Rob Photorob, studio Veldhoven.
Riders of the Apocalypse: Conquest by Ork de Rooij
I don’t normally write things like this, since I personally had always thought it didn’t need to be said and I don’t generally do commissions, but here are a few pointers if you want to commission a fellow cosplayer:
-Be respectful. I can’t stress this enough: since you apparently do not have sufficient skill to make what you’re going to commission from said costumer (which is fine, not every cosplayer is a costumer), you depend on them. Not the other way around. They’re not your worker bees, they’re skilled people who have agreed to make something for you. Treat them as such.
-Be clear on what you want. Don’t change your order around, especially not mid-order, don’t let the costumer buy your materials only to have you tell them that you don’t need a specific item that you’ve ordered before. Deal’s a deal.
-Don’t take credit for their work. You’re going to walk around in another person’s costume, and while people are going to assume you made it, it’s common courtesy to mention their name and/or works if someone inquires.
-Don’t hassle the costumer every day until they have finished your order. They’re people too, probably hard-working people, who are not going to spend every minute of their time working on whatever it is you ordered (unless perhaps you pay them a significant amount of money, but it doesn’t work that way for me). It’s a hobby. You’re not the center of the universe. I suggest you learn to deal with that.
-PAY UP. This I thought was a given, really. It’s incredibly rude when someone has finished your item and notifies you it’s ready to be shipped, you tell them you don’t have the money. They’ve bought materials for your item. They put hard work into your item. I’m going to recite the general rule of cosplay here and say “don’t be an asshole”. You order something, you pay for it. If you don’t have the money, you don’t order it until you do have the money. And you especially don’t get angry at the costumer you commissioned for inquiring about their money, because they have every right to.
-Don’t be an asshole. D o n o t b e a n a s s h o l e. Just don’t. We all have the same hobby, and sometimes even cosplay the same characters and you really don’t want to go around making an ass of yourself, especially if you depend on other people for your costume parts. Because, like it or not, cosplay community is a small world, and one day you just might find yourself out of people to commission. Don’t do it. And if you’ve done it, apologize. We’re all human here, that doesn’t mean we all have to act like jackasses. Especially slandering people’s names to other people in the cosplay community and talking about them behind their back in stead of to their face is a really childish thing.
I want everyone to know, if anyone ever has problems, in general or with me, or needs tips and tricks of the trade, my inbox is very much open to you. I can rightfully say that I’m an honest and open person, sometimes a bit of a blurt-out, but I’m a good listener, too. Thank you for taking the time to read this, I hope at least part of future problems can be avoided with this.