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CALL FOR ENTRIES

We are seeking submissions for possible publication in 1000 Incredible Cosplay and Costume Ideas, an upcoming book by Dr. Grymm (Joey Marsocci), Allison DeBlasio and Yaya Han.

Publication date: April 2013

Comic  book, Sci-Fi, and Anime conventions have been around since the 1930's.  With those conventions come the ultimate fans, those who Cosplay. Joey  Marsocci and Allison DeBlasio of Dr. Grymm Laboratories, authors of the  immensely popular 1000 Steampunk Creations (Quarry Books,  2011), in collaboration with Internationally acclaimed cosplayer Yaya Han, are putting out a call to artists to submit their most amazing  cosplay photographs for compilation into exciting upcoming book.

We are seeking submissions for the following categories:
Anime & Manga
Video Games
Comic books
Television
Movies
Cartoons
Fantasy
Sci-Fi
Original Characters
Props
Burlesque
Historical

We are not just looking for the best in each category, but for unique, dynamic, and high quality photography of characters and props.

All  costume and props must belong to the contributor and be their unique work. Photos submitted by the  photographer must be submitted along with a model release and the name  and country of origin of all subjects. We are looking for sophisticated  images to help us elevate the world of cosplay. If you would like to  submit photos taken at conventions, please make sure the backgrounds are  free of clutter, crowds, and other patrons. We will accept Photoshop  effects when appropriate.

TO SUBMIT:

1. Email 1000@DrGrymmLaboratories.net or 1000@yayahan.com, and either include a link to your  website/online portfolio for our review, or attach no more than 4  low-res JPEG images of your work (each file should be under 1 MB). Name  each attachment with your last name, and the numbers 1-4.

2.  If your low-resolution images are provisionally accepted, you will follow the below instructions on how to upload the corresponding high resolution  files, and you will be required to fill out a Grant of Rights form  allowing the publisher the permission to print your images. At this  time, we may invite you to submit an additional 6 high-res images, for a  total of no more than 10 photos/costumes entered into the final jurying round.

High Res photo submission guidelines:

1. Any type of costume is welcome!!
2. Submit 1 - 2 photos per costume, up to 10 costume total. It's better to submit too many costumes than not enough..
3. All images must be at least 4.5 x 5.75 inches at 300 dpi (or 1400 x 1750 pixels) - jpeg, tiff files etc.
4. Submit the high res images through the 1000 Incredible Cosplay Ideas Dropbox: dropbox.yousendit.com/1000Cosp…
5. Email 1000@DrGrymmLaboratories.net your image list (keep it simple, list of each file and what the character name and source materials are)
6. Sign/scan/email 1000@DrGrymmLaboratories.net your Grant of rights and Model relase when applicable.THESE WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU VIA EMAIL ALONG WITH YOUR ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS

3.  1000 images will be selected for publication. If selected, you will not  be required to provide any how-to instructions, but you will need to  briefly describe your costume.

Published contributors will be  credited on the pages where their image(s) appear, as well as in the  artist directory. Contributors will also have the opportunity to  purchase copies of the book at a 50% discount.

Deadline: AUGUST 31st, 2012. Acceptance begins immediately: early submissions are encouraged.

Personal Statement from Yaya:

Hi everyone! I just would like to re-iterate what a great project this is. Even though there is no monetary  compensation, I believe this book is worth being a part of. Why? Because the cosplay scene is growing fast and shifting toward the mainstream. But right now the public media still has huge misconceptions about  cosplayers as fetishists, booth babes, and faux geeks.

We need to set  the record straight, by giving the mainstream media a collection of incredible  costumes that are hand/home made, with passion and creativity. I want to be a part of "1000 Incredible Cosplay and  Costume Ideas" because I know it can help non-geeks and mass media  understand what WE are all about, and what is means to be a cosplayer. I believe this book can serve as a guideline to Cosplay for many years to come. So please read the guidelines and SUBMIT! Be a part of Cosplay History!"



Any questions, comment below! I'll answer to the best of my abilities!
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:iconcocodrillo:
Cocodrillo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Photographer
Hello, it's april already and Publication date: April 2013. I wonder if the contributors whose photos were accepted will be notified upon the release of the book?
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SukySakuya Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Even though it's passed the August deadline, your Facebook page still shows new "submissions". (is that correct?) If so, would you still be accepting new submissions. Thank you YaYa!
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Mraudrss Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I just submitted!!!! yay!!!
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NightEpitaph Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
you have to have made the costumes/props yourself? (I'm not planning on submitting because I don't have the time, but I was simply curious)
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AnalexBeetleBum Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for posting this! I got accepted! ^.^
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erissed1 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I sent my photos to 1000@DrGrymmLaboratories.net and to you :) I'll wait for your answer.

One doubt: I only sent the 4 photos for the first email. If the photos aren't accepted, could we send different photos later?
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:iconerissed1:
erissed1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't gotten an answer :(
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:iconamanda-kee:
Amanda-Kee Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Every time I try and submit everything in the drop box it says there is an upload error and it didn't work :( Anyone else having this problem or know what to do about it?
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dragonmao34 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Do u do personal photography? Like adult porn modellin?
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:iconkazumi218:
kazumi218 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yaya, i sent you my portfolio the other day and you got back to me. So my question is, do I have to have multiple pages of the grants of rights seeing as I have different cosplays, some of them taken by different photographers? Also, do I have to submit my pictures to the link that was provided in the email and then wait to find out which ones were chosen to do the grants of rights and model release form?
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi and thanks for submitting. Just sign ONE grant of rights form and one model release. List the characters you are submitting in the grant of rights page and send us a separate email with the details on each image. I sent in these info for my costumes and recommend you doing the same:
image list - each image file should have the following info listed:
Image Name - list the image file name
Character name and source material:
Model Name:
Costume made by:
Model's portfolio website:
Photographer name:
Photographer's portfolio website:
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:iconkazumi218:
kazumi218 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks Yaya :) I already sent out a message with the info on my photos and now just have to do the G.O.R and model release form :D
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goth-girl225 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I got accepted! :DDDD
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:iconbreathelifeindeeply:
breathelifeindeeply Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks Yaya! It is nice to see people passionately take a stand to make the truth about cosplay known and debunk misconceptions
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:iconkiuslady:
KiusLady Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like a very exciting project!
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:icongardek:
Gardek Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My wife & myself did it!
By the way, is there any way to know if we are going to appear in the final book?
If so, how can we get a copy of it?
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VP-Land-of-La Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This sounds awesome! Quick question, though. When it says, "either include a link to your website/online portfolio for our review," are we allowed to submit a link to our DA accounts? That is the only account I have.
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yayacosplay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, DA is a portfolio website :)
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:iconvp-land-of-la:
VP-Land-of-La Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! So, would I send you links to the 4 pieces I would like to submit or the cosplay section of my portfolio?
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satsuyurami Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Photographer
Everyone can participate? Can a cosplay photographer submit too?
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, photographers can submit but the Cosplayer/s in the photos must sign a model release.
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Mistress-Quinzel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Hello Yaya!
I received an email from you with further instructions about this project, but I'm still a little confused, I sent you questions back to the 1000@yayahan.com email. Let me know whenever you get the chance.
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misotok Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Hello! For the photos, do they all have to be solo shots? A lot of the cosplays I wear are usually worn with my friend so there are more duo shots. Are those acceptable?
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yayacosplay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes group photos are ok, but everyone in the photo has to sign a model release :)
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BlueHurricane Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I'm also very interested in the project.
Do the submissions have to be in CMYK or in RGB?

Well...I think it's time to mail some friends~
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Only RGB, which is pretty standard. Thanks!
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BlueHurricane Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thought maybe because it's for print it would be easier to handle for the one who is submitting how it shall look in the very end...

Thanks for the fast answer. =)
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MeruCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sent! :heart:
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:iconshinkan-seto:
Shinkan-Seto Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sounds great!! I'll just fav it for now XD
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:iconlasalvi:
LaSalvi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I'm waiting for new photos, I'll submit as soon as I get a good one!
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:iconmalinborn:
malinborn Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am spreading the word to my cosplay friends
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:iconmo-sensei:
Mo-Sensei Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I noticed the pictures have to at least be 4.5 x 5.75 inches (or 1400 x 1750 pixels) Can they be a mix of horizontal and vertical? Or do they prefer a certain one?
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Either way is fine!
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Pixelduhst Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do we have to submit multiple costumes? Say we want to only submit one or two, despite the low chances. Would this be possible?
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You can submit multiple costumes, but I'd suggest only choosing your best costumes and photos!
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Sugi-chan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are you only look for young adults or teenagers because I make character costumes for my little sisters and I think they'd be good enough to submit?
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yayacosplay Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
We accept kids costumes too :)
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:iconsugi-chan:
Sugi-chan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright then I think I'm going to submit something! :D
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Yaya, I'm not a cosplayer, but as a fan of the cosplayer art, would you please make an announcement when this book goes to publication and release. I'd love to get one.

Thanks!
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Of course!!! April 2013 is the tentative publishing date.
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:iconriverine69:
riverine69 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Thank you, Yaya, you're great!

I passed your journal entry along to :iconardella: and :iconbadluckkitty: who are two wonderful cosplayers from Australia.

They are friends, and attend a number of cons together and apart, and :iconardella: has done really knockout cosplays of Black Canary, Powergirl (wow!) and Jessica Rabbit. :iconbadluckkitty: has done equally great Black Cat and Supergirl, plus many more.
Check them out!
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TheBearMonk Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Submit to the book? For a second I thought this was something kinky but then realized it's about cosplay so not so kinky. Sort of. But right on right on as it has been said, "Hard work always pays off." And I don't know any who has worked harder than you as an ambassador for cosplay.
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:iconkagzchan:
Kagzchan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Definitely interested. Gonna go try and fix up my site really quick before I submit an entry.
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:iconreincarnators:
Reincarnators Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
Done and done, thanks man ;)
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xFIEND-CLUBx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
greatest idea ever!
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Majcha Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
The minimum of cosplays you have to have is 10, right ? I mean, if you have to submit 10 photos, you should submit 1 photo per 1 cotusme ? ^^
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The max is 10 costumes, they will only print 1 photo per costume so in the end submitting s variety of costumes is better than a ton of photos of each outfit! Pick your best images!!!
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:iconmajcha:
Majcha Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Oh I see, thanks a lot :)
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nemisiscat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I have some photos, but I have to wait on the photographer (AsianSchoolBoy.com aka Andy Lee) to get back to me about whether or not he will allow me to use his images, as well as provide high res versions of them. I also need to do some photo retouching on many of them, but I will not be able to do so without the high res versions. Should I send you the raw, low res versions in the mean time? A few of them are very lovely photos, but I need to touch up things like my hair peeking out from my wig and smoothing out the skin.

I just emailed the photographer a few minutes ago. I haven't spoken to him in years, so I'm not even sure how quickly he'll respond or even if he has any of the high res versions saved. :/
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You have until the end of the month - send in 4 low res web sized photos for approval first, if the publisher wants to print a shot we'll tell you which one and you'll only need to touch up hat shot. Remember, only 1 photo per costume will be printed so go for a variety of costumes, not photos. :)
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