COSCARDS are cosplayers' "business cards" with their CURE Number, e-mail address, website, facebook account and so on that are given to other cosplayers and photographers in a cosplay event. It is customary in Japan to exchange business cards after meeting a person for the first time. So these coscards are the business card's equivalent in the cosplay world. Read all about the Japanese business card etiquette here.
I got so interested with these lovely things that I actually made a couple of designs for my coscards. Take a look at them:
|The making of my coscards.|
I followed SG Cafe's tutorial on making the cards. It was very helpful in a way that it also included a template to help you in printing out the coscards when you are done making it.
I used specialty board size 8.5 by 13 in 220 GSM for the print outs. It turned out pretty nicely.
|My printed-out coscards with the album.|
I bought a business cards album to keep the coscards. Thank goodies it fitted perfectly.
|My coscards with the photo of my visual kei style.|
|Coscards with the photo of my Gakupo Matryoshka cosplay.|
I can't wait for the next cosplay event in my town! I want to exchange coscards with other cosplayers to get to know them better. I think this is a very convenient way to exchange information about you during an event. You don't always carry a pen and paper always, do you? :)
Do you have coscards of your own? Why don't we exchange next time when I see you? :)