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|Welcome to the group #Hetalia-cosplay!|
This is a group for Axis Powers Hetalia cosplayers, photographers and just awesome APH fans who want to see some lovely cosplay!
Some general guidelines to keep this baby running!~
tl;dr!!!- Sorry, but if you don't take 2 minutes to read the rules, your submission will likely be rejected. Then you've wasted both of our time, hm?
How to join?
Simple! See that super cool button up top in the blue bar? The inviting one that says "Join Our Group"? Click it. You know you want to. Approval is now automatic <3
How to Post Awesome Pictures!?
I'M GLAD YOU ASKED!
Once you're a member, simply go to the appropriate gallery and look for the add button in the top right (+). Select the picture from your gallery and you're golden!
Note that approval for pictures can take longer than a week right after conventions or events!
Individual pictures go in the individual character folders. If you character does not have a folder, please find the closest grouping folder (ie: Other Asia, Principalities, etc)
Pairs, Group from 3-5 cosplayers, and Groups with 6+ cosplayers all have their own galleries.
If a group/pair falls within a single folder, feel free to post to that folder (ie: a pair of Englands would still be in England, a picture of Denmark and Sweden would go into Nordics, etc)
What should I post?
First and foremost, Hetalia cosplay. No, seriously.
FINISHED PICTURES ONLY! This community has become VERY LARGE. Please only submit finished costumes, not just wigs, props, costume on a dressform, etc! Props/plush toys (gilbird/hanatamago/etc) cannot be the sole subject of a picture!
If your COSTUME IS NOT FINISHED please wait until it is to post!
Non-canon costume rule: If it's not canon, it may still be accepted if: There's some current reference for it (Shaun White America do want <3), it's specifically from a doujin/fanart or it has a historical reference (ie: WWI or Napoleonic uniforms).
All of them are questionable- we'd like to see some effort and a good picture. Wigs and GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY are of paramount importance, here!
YOUR PICTURES ONLY! If it doesn't belong to you, suggest it as a favorite. Photographers, you are the exception. If you took the picture as a photoshoot (not a random con shot) feel free to post.
So... I can dump my 103589 (AWESOME) America pictures?
QUEEN AND COUNTRY NO. *ahem* You may post 3 per week total Again, submit your best.
Well, what can I NOT upload?
Headshots: If the picture show the cosplayer from only the top of the shoulders up, it's a headshot. We prefer you not submit them. We may make exceptions, but we had better be moved to tears by how good it is
Bedroom shots, bathroom shots, "myspace" style photos, unintentionally/unartistically blurry photos, PG13+ content, photos with non-Hetalia subjects, uncomposed convention (ie. random hallway) photos, photos so heavily photoshopped you might as well submit them to an art community, unfinished/WIP photos, comics with over 3 pictures in them, gifs and more.
Of course, there's an exception to every rule.
Considering the subject matter of Hetalia, we need a few supplementary rules. Please bear with us on these.
A flag (or other such national symbol) is a representation of a country and as such, especially when you are cosplaying from a country not your own, please show proper respect when dealing with that flag (or other item).
As it's happened more than once and I've gotten open complaints about it, "Heiling" will not be permitted.
What about my not-yet-Hidekaz'd nation?
You're very welcome Simply post in the Non-Canon folder
Where's the featured gallery/How do I get featured?
For the time being, nonexistant. The only time "featured" is used is for contest prizes!
In order to keep the page as clean and user friendly as possibly, we do not accept affiliation requests, sorry. If you'd like to link us that'd be awesome! But some groups' front pages are turning into giant affilate boxes and we'd like to avoid that. @_@