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Submitted on
August 4, 2012


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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
Original Characters

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.


1. Email or, 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:…
5. Email your image list (keep it simple, list of each file and what the character name and source materials are)
6. Sign/scan/email 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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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?
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!
Mraudrss Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I just submitted!!!! yay!!!
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)
AnalexBeetleBum Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for posting this! I got accepted! ^.^
erissed1 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I sent my photos to 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?
erissed1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't gotten an answer :(
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?
dragonmao34 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Do u do personal photography? Like adult porn modellin?
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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