So you need to build a portfolio for judging, but you have no idea what it really means, how to do it, or why you need it. Have no fear. COAF cosplay staffer Wild Whimsy is here to answer your questions.
The basic idea behind a costume/cosplay portfolio is very simple; to show off your work in detail that judges might otherwise overlook, not have time to ooh and ahh over, or simply be unaware of. Think of this as a great opportunity to have a really in depth one on one with each judge personally—in paper format.