FORMS, IDs, & RELEASES
SUBMITTING YOUR SET
HOW TO USE YOUR MODEL ACCOUNT
BEING A DEVIANT
COSTUMES AND COSPLAY
BECOMING A COSPLAY DEVIANT
You apply to be a Deviant through our MODEL APPLICATION. If your application is approved, you are given the proper paperwork to fill out, and classified as a "Potential" upon which you may fill out your profile and submit a set. When a Potential submits a set to the site, the set is then reviewed by our staff to ensure that all paperwork is in order, and that it meets our standards. If everything is up to par, your set is accepted and then put into the "Update Queue." When your set goes live you graduate from Potential to an Official Cosplay Deviant.
WHAT DO "POTENTIAL" AND "UPDATE QUEUE" MEAN?
Being a "Potential" means that you are a hopeful model whose application has been received and accepted but we are waiting on your first photoset to be approved. You are not an official Cosplay Deviant until you have a photoset go live on the website.
The "Update Queue" is the queue, or line-up, of photo sets waiting to go live.
WHO CAN SEE MY APPLICATION?
Your application is only visible to select members of staff and will not be shared. Any forms you submit are strictly confidential.
You can find a list of all the staff members on the ABOUT PAGE.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Cosplay Deviants proudly employs cosplayers of all races, genders, body-types and religious creeds. We welcome anyone interested in becoming a Cosplay Deviant to fill out our model application.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT SECTIONS OF THE APPLICATION? HOW DO I FILL IT OUT?
Your full REAL name
Your desired Deviant/Stage name
Your e-mail address
Your phone number
Your address, city, state, and zip code
Your social media
Date of Birth
Why you want to be a Cosplay Deviant
What cosplay costumes you already own
Your website/Model Mayhem/Cosplay.com/ACP
We need your real name on file as well as your desired stage/model name. Model names are on a first come first serve basis, so put your first choice in your application. If the name you want is already taken, we will send you an e-mail asking you for a second choice.
E-mail is our primary form of contact, so please be sure that your e-mail is current, spelled correctly, and if it changes to inform us ASAP.
Your phone number and address are required for payment to be issued.
We take the 'Why you want to be a Deviant' section of the application very serious, and look for hints of your fandoms and hobbies. All of our Models are cosplayers, geeks, fans, or nerds in some way, and we do not accept the 'random person in a costume' as Deviant material.
Having costume pieces of your own is a huge plus, but we accept models without their own costumes. Please list character, series, and variation, if applicable.
Your website, Facebook, Model Mayhem, Cosplay.com, ACP, or whatever you may choose to list is for us to get a better idea of what you look like and who you are. Please make sure when linking to profiles that they are set to “public” so we can see them.
The photos you choose for your application are very important. Choose clear, well lit photos to submit, with at least one full body shot where your figure is not obscured. It is also preferred for at least one of them to be in costume, if available to you. You do not have to be nude in your application photos.
WHERE DO I SEND MY APPLICATION?
To apply to be a Cosplay Deviant, fill out the MODEL APPLICATION.
Fill out the application in full and click ”Submit Application” to send it in. No further work is necessary in the application process.
After you apply, we'll email you back with acceptance OR denial, and instructions for the next steps!
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE YOU GET MY APPLICATION?
Applications are reviewed once a week by our staff for acceptance. If your application is accepted, you are now a Deviant Potential! You are only an official Cosplay Deviant once you have a set go live.
With your acceptance letter, you will receive information about paperwork that needs to be filled out by you and your photographer, and submitted to us. That paperwork will include the following:
Set Submission Form
W9 (United States models only)
USC 2257 Form
FORMS, IDs, & RELEASES
WHAT IDs DO I NEED TO SEND YOU? WHY?
We need TWO of the following IDs to prove that you are over 18 years old.
Your forms of ID can be any of the items below. One MUST be a photo ID that shows your birthdate and both MUST be current (not expired) and match the legal name on your application.
FORMS OF ID WE CAN ACCEPT:
• Drivers license
• State ID card
• Social Security card
• National Insurance card
• Birth certificate
• University ID
• Military ID
• Any other state or government-issued ID
WE CANNOT ACCEPT:
• Debit or credit cards
• Car insurance policy
• Gym membership
• Work ID or name tag
HOW CAN I GET MY IDs TO YOU?
Please scan each form of ID and send them in with your other paperwork.
The scans, photos, or photocopies of your IDs must be CLEAR AND LEGIBLE.
WHERE DO I GET A MODEL RELEASE? HOW DO I FILL IT OUT?
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MODEL RELEASE
HOW TO FILL OUT THE MODEL RELEASE
The Model Release is a simple document, you PRINT your legal name as it appears on your ID on the top line labeled “hereafter Model” and then fill out the date just below that using the MM/DD/YYYY format. Please read the agreement, initial each page, and on the last page SIGN your name, and fill out the date.
If you have any questions about the agreement, please feel free to email our Model Liaison Bear at Models@CosplayDeviants.com
All forms must be printed and FILLED OUT BY HAND. No typed in forms will be accepted.
HOW TO GET YOUR MODEL RELEASE TO US
After you have filled out your form, you should either scan it or take a good, clear photo and send it with your other paperwork to Models@CosplayDeviants.com
WHERE DO I GET A W9?
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE W9 FORM
You only need a W9 if you live in the US and are a US citizen. If you do not live in the US and/or are not a US citizen, you do not need to fill out the W9.
HOW DO I FILL OUT THE W9?
The name should match the name on your tax return. You must enter one of the following on this line; do not leave this line blank. Most of you will fill this form out as an individual.
a. Individual. Generally, enter the name shown on your tax return. If you have changed your last name without informing the Social Security Administration (SSA) of the name change, enter your first name, the last name as shown on your social security card, and your new last name.
b. Sole proprietor or single-member LLC. Enter your individual name as shown on your 1040/1040A/1040EZ on line 1. You may enter your business, trade, or “doing business as” (DBA) name on line 2.
c. Partnership, LLC that is not a single-member LLC, C Corporation, or S Corporation. Enter the entity's name as shown on the entity's tax return on line 1 and any business, trade, or DBA name on line 2.
d. Other entities. Enter your name as shown on required U.S. federal tax documents on line 1. This name should match the name shown on the charter or other legal document creating the entity. You may enter any business, trade, or DBA name on line 2.
If you have a business name, trade name, DBA name, or disregarded entity name, you may enter it on line 2. Do NOT fill this line out with “Cosplay Deviants.”
Check the appropriate box in line 3 for the U.S. federal tax classification of the person whose name is entered on line 1. Check only one box in line 3. Most of you will check the first box as an individual.
If you are exempt from backup withholding and/or FATCA reporting, enter in the appropriate space in line 4 any code(s) that may apply to you. Most of you will not fill this out.
Enter your address (number, street, and apartment or suite number). This is where we will mail your tax return information.
Enter your city, state, and ZIP code.
Enter your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) in the appropriate box. The TIN provided must match the name given on line 1. For individuals, this is generally your social security number (SSN). For other entities, it is your employer identification number (EIN).
Then sign, and date!
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER RELEASE FORM?
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PHOTOGRAPHER RELEASE FORM
The Photographer Release should be filled out by whomever shoots your set (even if it’s yourself) ON THE DAY OF THE SHOOT.
You, as the model, should only fill out this form if the set is self-shot.
HOW TO GET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER RELEASE TO US:
After your photographer has filled out the form you should either scan it or take a good, clear photo of it and include it when you submit the set. You MUST submit a photographer release for every set you submit.
WHERE DO I GET A PAYMENT FORM?
CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE PAYMENT FORM
How do I fill out the payment form?
Fill out your legal name, as it appears on your ID.
Fill out your Stage Name. This is your model name, or photography alias. If you do not use one, simply repeat your legal name.
Fill out your address on the separate lines for street, city, state, and postal code
Fill in your payment information for PayPal OR Dwolla. DO NOT FILL OUT BOTH.
Check the box, and hit submit.
WHAT IS A SET?
A “set” is the series of at least 60 photos of you starting in costume, and end fully nude with certain character aspects left on for use on our website. We prefer that the nudity be tasteful and not pornographic. Absolutely no penetration allowed. The ideal set will contain at least 60 useable images of with a required minimum of 25 full nude images. By the end of the set, you must be nude, no exceptions.
While a final published photoset is no less than 60 images, you should take many, many more than that, and only submit the best photos to send to us. Make sure you have a lot of variety in the pictures you send us; different poses, expressions, and angles work wonders. The costume and setting should remain consistent throughout the entire set. All sets must include a signed Photographer Release and set submission form.
Your images must be AT LEAST 2000 pixels on the shortest side, otherwise we will not be able to use the set. The bigger the better, so send in your set at the highest resolution possible!
Any photos submitted should not appear anywhere else on the web.
You must have taken the pictures while you AND your photographer were both 18 or older, so if you turned 18 recently please keep this in mind.
WHAT SHOULD MY SET BE LIKE?
Sets should be fun, emotional, true to character, and showcase each model's physical beauty. Here are a few general guidelines that you should follow when going to shoot a set:
You must shoot with a digital camera.
Make sure that your make-up, wig/hair, and costume are picture perfect.
Lighting really is the most important step in getting good photo quality. Your photographer should know how to work with lighting.
Background and settings should be true to character, and not be too distracting.
Use a variety of angles, poses, close-ups, and expressions to achieve a unique and interesting set. Sets with only one camera angle can seem distant and forced, so move around, and experiment with the full spectrum of emotions and expressions of your character. Try to find what is flattering for your body type.
Practice your poses before you shoot your set.
ARE THERE THINGS I SHOULD AVOID?
There are some easily avoidable things that we see in photosets we receive that make us deny them, so here is a general guideline:
Out of character elements. Mind every element you can control. Make-up, setting, poses, expressions, shoes, even underwear! If it doesn't fit the character, we won't take it.
Poor photo quality. We cannot accept sets that look like they were shot with a camera phone. We want to see you! Make sure that you are shooting in a high photo quality, and that the set is properly lit.
Mundane. We have received sets that there was nothing special about. Poses, expression, setting, everything was bland. You are not simply taking off jeans and a t-shirt before bed. Be sexy, pose, express yourself, and have fun!
Sets that are too explicit. Please don't submit anything that is overly pornographic in nature. No penetration, no spread shots.
Gore. Red Blood is also not allowed in any sets by our credit card processor.
Disney Princesses. We do not accept any set submissions featuring Disney princess characters
Innocent and child characters. We will not accept any set submissions of characters that are perceived as young children.
I DON’T HAVE ANY COSTUMES, CAN YOU MAKE/PROVIDE ONE FOR ME?
Unfortunately, no. There are many sites and cosplay commissioners out there for you to purchase costumes from if you are unable to make one yourself.
WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR A SET?
Sets must be a minimum of 60 photos. You must start fully in costume, and end fully nude. You may leave on certain pieces or character aspects once nude. The nudity should be tasteful, with absolutely no penetration, implied or real. There is a required minimum of 25 full nude images per set. Please submit your images in the highest resolution possible. Minimum resolution is 2000 pixels on the shortest side. All images must be the same aspect ratio, cropped images will not be accepted.
SUBMITTING YOUR SET
HOW DO I SEND YOU MY SET?
The easiest way to submit your set is to upload it directly to the site.
While logged in as a model or photographer please visit the Set Upload Page and follow the instructions to submit your set.
If you have problems uploading your set, you can email the set to us instead. Please email MODELS@COSPLAYDEVIANTS.COM with the set, or for information on how to do so.
HOW LONG UNTIL I HEAR BACK ABOUT MY SET?
The average wait is one week to hear back about your set, but it can take a bit more time to hear back if we are especially busy.
WHEN DO I GET PAID?
If your set is accepted and added to the Update Queue, you should expect to receive payment within 60 days from the date your set is accepted. We pay $400 for each set that is accepted.
WILL YOU EDIT MY PICTURES BEFORE YOU PUT THEM UP?
At this time, we request that sets be submitted ready to publish. All photos must be edited in high resolution, and you should keep copies of the original shots should we request them.
WHO OWNS THE PHOTOS?
Cosplay Deviants owns the photos that are approved and used as a set, even the ones that are not made live on the site. If Cosplay Deviants does not approve the set for our use, ownership of the photos goes back to the original copyright holder (usually the photographer).
HOW OFTEN CAN I SUBMIT NEW SETS??
You can submit new sets as often as you like.
DO I GET PAID FOR SELF SHOT SETS?
We do not offer a photographer payment for any self-shot sets.
I DON'T LIKE THIS PICTURE IN MY SET, CAN YOU TAKE IT DOWN?
Please email MODELS@COSPLAYDEVIANTS.COM with the links to the images you want removed. Please make sure that by removing these images, it does not break any of our rules about the minimums outlined in this FAQ. However, you should avoid submitting sets with images of yourself you do not find flattering. Narrowing sets down & making image cuts is part of editing.
HOW TO USE YOUR MODEL ACCOUNT
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A POTENTIAL?
Once your application is approved and your paperwork submitted, you are a potential! You will then have access to the site, and have the ability to fill out a profile. You are a potential until you have your first set accepted for use on Cosplay Deviants.
HOW DO I LOGIN?
You login to your account by clicking the “Log In” button in the top right corner of any page.
HOW DO I EDIT MY PROFILE?
When logged in, you can click “Edit Profile” in the top toolbar, or click “Account” in your user toolbar from your dashboard to edit your profile information.
WHAT INFORMATION WILL SHOW UP ON MY PROFILE?
Everything in the section “Your Profile Information” will be public on your profile. This includes About Me, Date of Birth, Location, and Geeky Guilty Pleasures. Also public are the Badges that you choose, your Profile Picture, Website, and any Social Media that you provide.
HOW DO I POST A BLOG?
When logged in you can click the “My Blog” button in the top toolbar or you can click “Blog” in your user toolbar from your dashboard. This will take you to the page to create a new blog post. To view blogs that you already posted, simply scroll down below the text field, or view your profile by clicking “Profile” in your user toolbar.
HOW DO I CHOOSE MY BADGES?
On the “Edit Profile” page, you can select which badges you would like to have appear on your profile.
A BADGE I SHOULD HAVE IS MISSING, WHAT DO I DO?
Please email TechSupport@CosplayDeviants.com with your issue!
HOW DO I CHANGE MY PROFILE PICTURE?
CAN I CHANGE MY MODEL NAME?
No. When you apply to be a Model we ask you what username you'd like, so make sure you pick something you can live with forever!
HOW DO I GET MEMBERS TO NOTICE ME SO THAT THEY WILL FAVORITE MY SETS OR COMMENT ON MY BLOGS?
The best way to get noticed is to be an active member of the site. Join and participate in groups, hang out in chat, and update your blog regularly!
BEING A DEVIANT
IF MY EMPLOYER / FAMILY / FRIEND FINDS OUT, WILL YOU TAKE DOWN MY SETS?
No. Once a set is accepted, there is no deleting your pictures. If you are frightened of someone finding out, please do not apply to be a Cosplay Deviant.
I WANT TO USE PICTURES FROM MY SET ON ANOTHER SITE, IS THAT OKAY?
Each model is allowed to select a maximum of THREE photos from their set to use on Instagram, Facebook, Model Mayhem, Portfolio, etc. and those are the only three photos to be distributed by the model. Cosplay Deviants staff may select other images than the models chosen three for press use on the official Facebook, Deviant Art, etc. If a photo is released by staff, the model can use it in addition to their three. All images must retain the Cosplay Deviants logo and be as they appeared on the site. You can not use any images from your sets on other sites behind a paywall of any sort.
CAN I MODEL FOR OTHER SITES/PROJECTS?
In most cases yes. Models make their bread and butter by posing and being exhibited on websites, ads, magazines, etc. and we understand that. Cosplay Deviants asks of its models to not appear on directly competing sites during their time as a Deviant.
A Direct Competitor is defined as a website that features costumes or cosplay in an adult nature that has a separate, paid members-only section. We do make exceptions. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis, and are given prior written consent from Cosplay Deviants.
Almost all of our models have careers on other websites outside of Cosplay Deviants.
You are welcome to e-mail Models@CosplayDeviants.com if you are unsure if a site is considered "Direct Competition."
CAN I SELL PRINTS OR OTHER MERCHANDISE OF MY SETS?
No, Cosplay Deviants owns the photos that are approved and used as a set, even the ones that are not made live on the site so they can not be used for merchandise of any kind.
DOES COSPLAY DEVIANTS HOST EVENTS? WHAT ABOUT CONVENTIONS?
Cosplay Deviants exhibits and hosts events at conventions all around the world. With booths in the exhibit hall featuring convention exclusive merchandise, fun and informative panels, and parties that go all through the night, there’s plenty to see and do when we go to a convention! All active models on the site get free admission to any event hosted by Cosplay Deviants, and models who are on our Event Team get flights, badges, and hotel rooms for free to work at the event with us.
HOW DO I GET ON THE EVENT TEAM?
When you become a Cosplay Deviant, you have a chance at becoming part of our 'Event Team.' Deviants that are part of the Event Team get to officially represent Cosplay Deviants at conventions and booths, are the first to be invited to official Cosplay Deviants events or parties, and given VIP passes.
To become a part of the Event Team, you can fill out the EVENT TEAM APPLICATION to be considered.
To be considered for Event Team, you must have a minimum of TWO (2) sets accepted in the last year. You must be able to stand for a minimum of four hours, and often work or travel on holidays.
HOW DO I GET FEATURED ON THE COSPLAY DEVIANTS INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, ETC?
We try to feature a variety of our models on our social media accounts. The easiest way to be featured is to make sure you have “Social Media Safe” photos in your set for us to share that are still sexy. Don't just go straight from full costume to topless/bottomless, take some 'teaser' shots of you playing with your bra straps or costume, holding your bra to cover you after it's off, playing with your underwear, things that are cute but also “Social Media” appropriate. Leaving on pieces of your costume or accessories to keep your character recognizable will also help your chances! Besides featuring photos from the sets that go live on our site, we also will feature models who participate and use our tags! By making sure you tag @CosplayDeviants in your posts, it increases our chances to see the image to reblog! We also use daily tags like #CosDevSundies #ToplessTuesday and #AniMonday. If you still aren’t sure, you can always take a look at what content is getting shared in order to get new ideas of what you can try!
I DON'T WANT TO BE A COSPLAY DEVIANT ANYMORE!
If you are currently a Cosplay Deviant and you no longer wish to be, email Models@CosplayDeviants.com and let us know why you are retiring, and we can start the process.
If you choose to be marked as “Retired” on the site, your profile will no longer be listed, and you will no longer have access to the site. Any accepted sets, even ones that have not gone live, will remain viewable on the site.
Again, ALL SETS AND IMAGES WILL REMAIN UP ON THE SITE FOREVER.
CAN I ACCEPT GIFTS OR CASH?
You may not beg or ask members for money or gifts. You are allowed to post a link to your wish list in your profile. You are not allowed to post your wish list in excess or beg for presents. You may not post donate buttons, link to crowd funding sources per personal gain (such as patreon, goFundMe, etc), or ask for money to be sent directly in any form on Cosplay Deviants. If a member wants to send you something, do NOT give them your personal address. We recommend models to open a PO Box, but if you are unable to do so, we have a PO Box that can be used to forward mail or gifts to you safely.
DO I HAVE TO WORK WITH A STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER?
Of course not! You are welcome to use any photographer you like! Most of our models use photographers they met through conventions, or personal friends.
HOW DO I FIND A PHOTOGRAPHER?
You can view all of our current Photographers HERE. Alos, our Model Liaison can help you out with finding someone if you would like. You can email her at MODELS@COSPLAYDEVIANTS.COM You are welcome to find your own photographer as well, be it through conventions, Model Mayhem, Facebook, etc. but please use caution.
I HAVE A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO WANTS TO SHOOT FOR COSPLAY DEVIANTS, WHAT DO THEY NEED TO KNOW?
Make sure they read the Photographer FAQ. It will answer our usual questions, and should they have any additional, they can email MODELS@COSPLAYDEVIANTS.COM
DO PHOTOGRAPHERS GET PAID TOO?
They do! Photographers for Cosplay Deviants work off their own agreement separate from the models. Photographers are paid $200 per set. Cosplay Deviants pays the photographer separately from the models payment, so your payment stays completely with you.
SOMEONE WANTS TO SHOOT MY SET, HOW DO I MAKE SURE THEY ARE OKAY TO WORK WITH?
Here are some simple things that you can do to ensure your safety and comfort when working with photographers. Always listen to your gut, and if you ever feel uncomfortable, let them know, and don’t shoot with them.
Check out the photographer’s portfolio, and ask for references. Make sure their style and previous work lines up with what you are looking for. If they can not, or refuse to provide references, do not shoot with them.
Meet before shooting in a public place. Meeting in person ahead of time can help ease jitters, and give you a longer period of time to decide if you are comfortable working with them. If you get a weird feeling, don’t shoot with them. If you are uncomfortable with them, don’t shoot with them. It doesn’t matter how talented a photographer is if the model doesn’t feel comfortable in the shoot, it will show!
Bring a friend to your shoot. If a photographer will not you you bring a companion with you to the shoot, do not shoot with them.
Trust your gut! Anyone with a camera can claim to be a photographer, and there are people who will claim to be photographers of the site already, but aren’t. Use your common sense, and always err on the side of caution.
If you have any questions, concerns, or wish to validate a photographers credentials with us, please email MODELS@COSPLAYDEVIANTS.COM so we can help you.
NO OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OR STAFF MEMBER WILL EVER ADVERTISE OR E-MAIL YOU ASKING FOR NUDE PHOTOS, OR REQUEST A "WEBCAM AUDITION". These are just internet perverts trying to get nude photos from you.
COSTUMES AND COSPLAY
WHAT CHARACTERS CAN I SHOOT?
Specifically, we are looking for characters that fit our demographic and are within the genres of COMIC BOOKS, ANIME, SCI-FI, FANTASY, VIDEO GAMES, or general nerdiness. If you are ever unsure about whether or not it is okay to shoot a character for the site, just ask!
WHAT CHARACTERS CAN'T I SHOOT?
There are limitations to characters that can be shot for the site. Our two main rules are characters that are innocent children, and Disney characters. We know that many characters in Anime are hard to pinpoint the age of, so if the character is very adult or sexualized in the original source material they are from, then the character is fine. Disney characters from original Disney or Pixar films are not allowed on the site. There are no exceptions to this rule.
MY CHARACTER MURDERS PEOPLE. CAN I BE COVERED IN FAKE BLOOD?
Unfortunately fake blood is completely off limits under any and all circumstances. No fake blood, no real blood, not even paint made to look like blood is allowed. This also goes for gore or sets where violence is implied. Sets with this kind of content will be immediately denied, no matter how well shot or beautiful and accurate they are. This is our credit card processors rule, not ours, so there are no exceptions to this rule.
HOW ACCURATE DO I HAVE TO BE?
We at Cosplay Deviants pride ourselves on our models having incredible costume quality and accuracy. Costume accuracy and photography quality are the two most important things we look at when reviewing submitted sets. If your costume is inaccurate (any part of it including the wig & shoes as well!) we will most likely ask you to fix the inaccuracies and reshoot the character.
HOW DO I PICK A LOCATION FOR MY SET?
Your location should reflect your character's personality and reference the material they originate from to the best of your ability. If you need to shoot in a studio that is completely fine as long as you create a set that fits the character. Sets shot on a plain backdrop will be automatically denied. Use your creativity when picking your location but most importantly, be safe!
I CAN’T SEW, WILL YOU PROVIDE MY COSTUME?
At this point in time, Cosplay Deviants does not provide costumes for our models nor do we offer commissions through us.
WILL YOU REIMBURSE ME FOR MY COSTUME?
At this point in time, Cosplay Deviants does not have an active costume reimbursement system. However, payments for sets are $400 per set, every set. If you are worried about the cost of your costume, you can also shoot and submit a video to us for another $400.
MY CHARACTER HAS GREEN (OR ANY OTHER COLOR) SKIN, SHOULD I HIRE A BODY PAINTER?
Before you go hiring a body painter, consider the fact that it is much, much easier (and less time consuming) to just have your skin changed to unnatural colors by your photographer in post production! If your photographer doesn't know how to do that, we have a few editors we can recommend to you to help you out. Additionally, unless you hire a REALLY GOOD ARTIST you will have to spend a ton of time editing splotchy paint, and if you have tattoos, you might have a hard time covering them. It is usually just easier (especially for our tattooed models) to edit the skin color instead of painting it. Also, then you don't have to worry about getting paint on your costume.
I WANT TO DRESS AS A GENDERBEND (Rule 63) OF A CHARACTER, CAN I DO THAT?
Of course! Models should choose their characters and fandoms they represent because they are just that- in the fandom! We love to see the creativity of models creating and designing genderbend cosplays of their favorite characters. Please make sure that your cosplay is still recognizable as the character, but has some noticeable difference and flair.
DO I NEED TO GET MY CHARACTER APPROVED BEFORE I SHOOT?
You do not! You are welcome to shoot whatever characters and costume you want, as long as it falls within our rules. If you have any questions not answered by our FAQ about a certain character or costume, you can email our Model Liaison at Models@CosplayDeviants.com
WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT PAYMENTS?
Kim handles payments, taxes, anything involving the movement of money and can be reached at Kim@cosplaydeviants.com
WHEN ARE PAYMENTS SENT?
Payments are issued within 60 days of a set being accepted. Most payments are issued the Monday following your acceptance date.
HOW ARE PAYMENTS ISSUED?
Payments are issued through your choice of Paypal or Dwolla.
CAN YOU PAY ME ANOTHER WAY?
No. We can not send money by check, Direct Deposit, Western Union, or any other way.
CAN YOU MAKE MY PAYMENT OUT TO MY MOM/BROTHER/HUSBAND/SOMEONE ELSE?
No. We must issue payment to whom it is legally due by terms of the model or photographer contract.
DO I NEED TO REPORT MY EARNINGS TO THE IRS OR PAY TAXES (UNITED STATES MODELS)?
If you are a US model, yes you are responsible for claiming all income on your taxes. When you become a potential, in your model paperwork there will be a form from the IRS called a W9. This gives us all of the information we need to file your earnings to the IRS. The IRS only requires us to report individual earnings of $600 or more in a calendar year. If you make more than $600 through us in a calendar year, we will send you a tax form called a 1099-MISC. If you don’t make more than $600, there is no official form that we send you of your income, and it is up to you as the individual to report it. The W9 form is HERE
I’M A NON-US MODEL, DO I STILL HAVE TO FILL OUT THE W9? WHAT ABOUT MY TAXES?
Nope! You are responsible for reporting your own wages as required by your country of residence’s laws.
I MOVED, CHANGED MY NAME, EMAIL, PAYMENT TYPE, OR SOMETHING ELSE, HOW DO I UPDATE YOU?
Please fill out our Payment Information Form at any time to update your information in our database and be sure to update your information on the Edit Profile page.
I NEVER RECIEVED MY PAYMENT OR IT IS INCORRECT, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If it has been more than 60 days from your set being accepted and you have not received your payment, please email Kim@cosplaydeviants.com. Include in this email your model name, legal name, which set is in question, and digital payment information so we can verify in our records that your payment was sent correctly. If the payment was incorrect, please include in the email what you received vs what it should be.
I SENT AN EMAIL AND HAVEN’T HEARD BACK, WHAT DO I DO?
Please realize that while we are an internet based company with models all over the world, we have to sleep sometime. We operate in GMT-5, or EST. We deal with a very high email volume, often times several hundred PER DAY. Many payment questions can only be dealt with during bank operating hours, traditionally 9AM-4PM EST Monday through Friday. If you feel like you have not received an answer promptly, you can send another email politely drawing further attention to your issue.
REMEMBER! It is extremely important that any time you change your mailing address, legal name, or e-mail address to please update it with us, otherwise there may be problems sending your payment.
We will not e-mail you to confirm your information before sending payment, so please make sure everything is current so we can get it right the first time!
WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD I NOT REVEAL ON THE SITE, OR TO A MEMBER?
You should use your best judgment in all interaction with members. Do not reveal your real name, address, phone number, school, or anything that could help a member find you. You are not allowed to reveal anything about Cosplay Deviants locations, names of staff, or anything else listed in the model agreement.
A MEMBER IS HARASSING ME, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If any member is harassing you in any way, immediately e-mail Models@CosplayDeviants.com with as many details as you can give us. We will evaluate the situation and take action.