The photos that you see kicking ass, those that have venues, sometimes with post processed effects and stunning overall visuals? They were planned. Some of them did, 'just happen' but most of those? They were made through consolidated efforts.
We shall talk about what it takes to take part or lead a PHOTOSHOOT.
1. The Costume
2. The Venue
For most of us, we make these costumes for the sake of making good cosplay photos out of it. While walking around in a convention is just as fun. There's nothing even better but rewarding your hard earned effort with making the costume, with a beautiful set.
For us here in the Philippines, it's not as easy to get those permits. But hey! At least we DO HAVE the places for it. Some just cost a little more than others. And some are actually free, but then it's a little overused and unsafe.
5. Model: Being the character
That's perhaps the gist of it. This is in no way an official way of establishing photoshoots or going about cosplay. But as I have had successfully established about 3 location photo shoots already, this is the process that works for me. Sometimes, the series comes first, the venue and then the costume. But you get the point.