Cosplaying is a great way to show your love for a fictional piece of work, show off your creative skills, and look awesome doing it. And if you’re a passionate cosplayer, then you want to have a platform on social media where you can share your cosplays.

However, not every cosplayer is as lucky to get their socials rolling out how they want to. Not to worry, though. We’ll give you some key ways to start becoming more and more in tune with using

Choose Your Platform, Don’t Let it Choose You

Choose Your Platform, Don’t Let it Choose You

As a cosplayer, you have tons of outlets out there if you want to show off your work. But not every platform is going to work the same as the last. In fact, they’re designed to work differently. And because of that, you have to entertain different types of audiences.

Some content works better on one platform while other kinds work better elsewhere. It’s all about choosing the platform you’re more comfortable with. Even if you do sign up for just about every social media account, make sure you know how they all work best.

  • Do you want your cosplays to be identified back to your name? Try Facebook.
  • Do you want the most amount of people to stumble upon your work? Instagram is your bet.
  • Do you want to get signal boosted by other cosplayers and famous people in the geek culture sphere? Head over to Twitter.
  • Do you want helpful feedback and personable comments? Reddit is the way to go.
  • Do you want to show off your cosplay in detail with the build process from scratch? YouTube is pretty good for that.

Customizing your approach for each platform show that you know how it works. It feels like less like blatant self promotion and more like you’re just another creative person trying to be passionate about their hobby.

Add In a Dash of Personality

Add In a Dash of Personality

When you’re cosplaying, you’re not just doing an elaborate dress up. In fact, you’re bringing a fictional or historic character to life. That’s why it needs to be something a bit more than just dressing up like them. You also need to play the part.

The best way to elevate your cosplay to the next level for social media posts is to add personality. Bear in mind, you’re not pretending to be a paid actor. So, you don’t need to ham it up too much.

But something subtle like a small gesture, a famous one liner, an expression on your face, or even a basic pose is all it takes. It can really bring the character out to life which people will appreciate. And it will be a lot better than just being a pretty face in a costume with a dead expression.

Be Consistent

Be Consistent

Some cosplayers do it for fun. For others, it’s practically a full time job. Whatever the case may be for you, there’s always one thing to keep in mind and that’s consistency.

You want to make sure that you can balance your work and effort into each cosplay you put out for people to see. Nothing drags someone off from cosplayer’s profile like having inconsistent work.

No one will appreciate the fact that you put a lot of effort and money into nailing one character but completely botched the next by cheapening out. When someone clicks on your social media profile, they want to see your best efforts.

Being consistent with your work not only helps you get an audience but also helps you keep it in the long run. Nothing will make your followers more excited than when you announce your next cosplay after they’ve seen the consistency in your talents.

Know When and How Often to Post

Know When and How Often to Post

You might have tons of photos and videos on your back burner just waiting to be released. But it’s not always best to just throw them all out in one go. Sometimes you can benefit a bit from being a bit more exclusive with your posting.

Obviously, you’ll have your die hard fans that just want to see more as soon as possible. But you’ll also have casual fans that just want to see something cool every once in a while. However, if you post too little, you might drive some people off too. You want to keep it balanced. Ideally you want to post 2 to 3 times a day. Taking a day off or posting more during holidays and special events is fine too.

Figuring out when to post can be a bit tricky but it is rewarding. Try to gauge when your followers are the most active to choose your posting time. This will get the most eyes and comments on your posts.

Don’t Forget About Quality

Don’t Forget About Quality

Last but not least, the most important secret to your social media success is quality. When someone sees a cosplayer online, they want to see them in their best form. Otherwise why see them at all? There are already better ones out there.

Anyone can buy a cheap costume from a Halloween store. But not everyone is interested in watching them either. They want to see some quality that can interest them.

Just making the small stuff count can really make the difference, too. Your fans want to see you putting in the effort to make a character they saw in the fictional realm come as close to reality as possible.

It is no coincidence that the most popular cosplayers on social media also happen to have the best quality. Whether it’s the attention to detail in their cosplay, their equipment, their makeup and hair, or their shooting locations. It all comes together to make a package that people appreciate. And it’s what you’ll have to follow if you want to get big.

References:

https://www.ginnydi.com/blog/2017/11/26/cosplay-marketing-my-instagram-strategy

https://cosplay.com/archive/thread/rkkp82/how-do-people-have-so-many-instagram-followers?page=1

https://geektak.com/successful-social-media-cosplayers/

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