9 Posing Tips for GREAT Cosplay Photos – Con Tips

In this video, get some tips to turn your cosplay photos from blah to BLAM! Captain Kyle and Maeden Cosplay give tips, show examples and much more!

If you’ve ever been unhappy with a cosplay photo where you look stiff, uncomfortable or just kind of boring… this video tutorial has 9 tips that will help you pump up those poses. From proper stances to props to working with others to planning, this video covers some great basics to make your cosplay photos really pop. If you want tips for great cosplay photos, this is the video for you!

Many great cosplayers and photographers have given permission for us to share their photos in this video. Special thanks to these photographers:

HSL Photography – https://www.facebook.com/HSLphotography/
Joshua Astacio Photography –https://www.facebook.com/JoshuaAstacioPhotography/
Paige Hammermill – https://www.flickr.com/photos/random420
Marlon David Photography – https://www.instagram.com/marlondavid_photography/
Siege Works Photography – https://www.facebook.com/siegeworks/
Seryus Foto –
William Strutin – https://www.facebook.com/william.strutin/
CW Photography – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1304289879581606/
Bill Port Design – https://www.facebook.com/BillPortDesign/

Photo Credits In Order:

Supergirl – Seryus Foto (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay(Subject)
Supergirl – Julia Pyke (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay(Subject)
Supergirl – Maeden Cosplay(Subject)
Buffy – Kyle Williamson (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay(Subject)
Buffy – Audrey Walker (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay(Subject)
Batman – Kyle Williamson (Photo) – Ruby Rinesko (Subject)
Batman – Joshua Astacio (Photo) – Darkknight of PA Cosplay (Subject)
Joker (both) – Seryus Foto (Photo) – Kevin Diplacido (Subject)
Captain America – Paige Hammermill (Photo) – Kyle Williamson (Subject)
Superman and Supergirl – HSL Photography (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay and Kyle Williamson (Subjects)
Superman – Maeden Cosplay (Photo) – Kyle Williamson (Subject)
Proper Fist Technique – Maeden Cosplay (Photos) – Kyle Williamson (Fists)
Supergirl (Smallville) – Charis Brenneman (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay (Subject)
Supergirl (Smallville) – Nerd Calibur (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay (Subject)
Buffy (2) – Kyle Williamson (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay(Subject)
Raven (2) – Marlondavid_photography (Photo) – EBL Cosplay (Subject)
Batman – William Strutin (Photo) – Darkknight of PA Cosplay (Subject)
Batman – Darkknight of PA Cosplay (Subject)
Batman – CW Photography (Photo) – Darkknight of PA Cosplay (Subject)
Captain America (2) – Paige Hammermill (Photo) – Kyle Williamson (Subject)
Superman – @thorgoldencub (Photo) – SupermanIsReal (Subject)
Superman – Siege Works Photography (Photo) – SupermanIsReal (Subject)
Starfleet Red Dress – Kyle Williamson (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay (Subject)
Starfleet Captain – Jane Dennery (Photo) – Kyle Williamson (Subject)
Starfleet Red Shirt – Jane Dennery (Photo) – Kyle Williamson (Subject)
Darth Vader vs Captain Kirk (2) – Mike McManis (Photo) – Kyle Williamson and Darth Vader *(Subjects)
Batman vs Freddy – Kyle Williamson (Photo) Darkknight of PA Cosplay and Freddy Cosplayer* (Subjects)
Q vs Superman – HSL Photography (Photo) – Kyle Williamson and a Superman Cosplayer* (Subjects)
The Governor and a Zombie – Maeden Cosplay (Photo) – Kyle Williamson and Dave Nagy (Subjects)
Kyle Williamson (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay and Freddy Cosplayer*
Supergirl vs Superman (3) – Bill Port Design (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay and David Hernandez (Subjects)
The Governor and Andrea – HSL Photography (Photo) – Kyle Williamson and Maeden Cosplay (Subjects)
Superman holding Supergirl – Ashley Foxwell (Photo) – Kyle Williamson and Maeden Cosplay (Subjects)
Batman holding Supergirl – Joshua Astacio (Photo) – Darkknight of PA Cosplay and Maeden Cosplay (Subjects)
Lex Luthor holding Supergirl – Elizabeth Manas (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay and Bob Kaplan (Subjects)
Batman and Thor – Paige Hammermill (Photo) – Darkknight of PA Cosplay and Lava Cosplay (Subjects)
The Governor and Hershel – Kevin Franks (Photo) – Kyle Williamson and David McGee (Subjects)
Supergirl Saves a Building – Charis Brenneman (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay (Subject)
Supergirl with Kryptonite – HSL Photography (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay (Subject)
Supergirl and Stargirl – JMW Photography (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay and Miss Martian Cosplay (Subjects)
Supergirl – JMW Photography (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay (Subject)
Green Lantern – Maeden Cosplay (Photo) – Kyle Williamson (Subject)
Supergirl – Kyle Williamson (Photo) – Maeden Cosplay (Subject)

*If you know these cosplayers, please let us know so we can credit them properly.

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Captain Kyle
Captain Kyle

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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