to celebrate our 500 members kiriban we are launching our second Yuri-Cosplay contest!
The theme is: FOOD
Anime and other media often show food in a romantic (or shippable) context, and yuri is no exception!
Food (or particular foods) often has a special meaning for characters – think of
Pocky in Ga-Rei-Zero
Making each other bentos in Sailor Moon
The countless cakes in Cardcaptor Sakura and K-ON
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt – Stocking’s obsession for sweets and food in general
Revolutionary Girl Utena – the shaved ice Anthy makes, in contrast with Wakaba's beautiful bentos
…the examples are endless.
Once again we wanted something open ended and open to as varied an interpretation as possible! You should be able to get hold of props easily and have loads of fun. Be creative with you ideas.
Entries must be new to the group.
In the last contest the artists' comments in the image description played a big role in the judging, so make sure to use them wisely. Is the food or the pose especially significant for your pairing? Why have you chosen the pairing? What sot of a relationship do they have? How does the picture demonstrate this? Is this type of food shown or mentioned in the original work? What kind of a moment are you showing? (These are of course just examples of things you'll want to consider mentioning, not a pro-forma interview you have to fill out!) As much as the admins are yuri fans, we haven't seen everything and aren't aware of every ship around, so you can’t assume we'll know your pairing – tell us everything we need to know and we'll be able to really appreciate all of your hard work.
“It is a matter of physics, a scientific fact that the human body reacts in very similar ways when anticipating food and sex. Capillaries swell, lips and membranes become engorged, saliva thickens and the pulse rises. It's no accident that the two pleasures have become... confused."
— Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations,
Once again I’ve been keeping an eye out for examples of cosplays and fan art that use might help inspire you with ideas for poses. [link]
(more details of the Prizes and the closing date will be up soon