There’s lots of incredible and accurate Cosplay for Life Is Strange. Take a look below at a typical Cosplay post and we’ll break down each numbered element.
1) Cosplay Image – This is the main featured image, the Cosplay itself. Clicking it will open it up in a modal so you can view it at a larger size (if available). Click the ‘X’ icon or press the ESC key to close it.
2) Cosplay Title – This is the title of the Cosplay.
3) Cosplayer/s – This is the name of the Cosplayer or Cosplayers who created this Cosplay. It is connected to the Cosplayer’s page and you can visit that page by clicking their name. Note that since Cosplay can feature multiple Cosplayers, more than 1 name might be listed here.
4) Featured Characters – This lists any Characters that are featured in this Cosplay. Clicking the Character’s name will take you to a listing which shows all Cosplay tagged with that Character. If there are more than 6 Characters featured in this Cosplay, the extra Characters will be hidden, but you can reveal all the Characters by clicking ‘Show All’.
5) Cosplay Tags – This is the relevant Tags for the Cosplay. It might include the Characters again, items seen in the image, locations, or mood-related words. Clicking the Tag will take you to a listing which shows all Cosplay related to that Tag.
6) Cosplayer Credits – If the Cosplay features more than 1 Character, you’ll see this section which highlights which Cosplayer is Cosplaying as which Character.
7) Photographer – This shows the name of the Photographer who took the Cosplay photo/s. It’s a clickable link that when clicked, will show all Cosplay photographed by the same Photographer.
8) Cosplay Locations – This lists any locations featured in the Cosplay. It might show a room (such as the Girl’s Restroom), but also the building the room is in, i.e. Blackwell Academy. Clicking the Location’s name will take you to a listing which shows all Cosplay tagged with that Location.
9) Featured Games – This lists any Games the Cosplay is related to. It may be linked to multiple Games if it’s a crossover Cosplay featuring characters from the different Games, such as a poster for example. Clicking the Game’s name will take you to a listing which shows all Cosplay tagged with that Game.
10) Featured Episodes – This shows any specific Episodes the Cosplay is related to – it might depict a pivotal scene from a specific Episode for example. Clicking the Episode’s name will take you to a listing which shows all Cosplay tagged with that Episode.
11) Cosplay Items – This lists all the Cosplay Items, such as clothing or props, featured in the Cosplay. Clicking the item’s name will take you to a listing which shows all Cosplay featuring that Cosplay Item.
12) Favourites Button – Click this button to add the Cosplay to your Favourites. If you’ve already favourited the Cosplay, the word ‘Unfavourite’ will show instead and the heart icon will be filled. Click the button again if you want to Unfavourite it.
13) Favourites Count – This shows how many times the Cosplay has been Favourited. Clicking the number will open a modal which will list the Fans who Favourited it. You can click the name or avatar of the Fan to go to the their profile.
14) Collections Count – This shows the number of Collections the Cosplay has been added to. Clicking the number will open a modal which will list the Collections. You can click the title or featured image of the Collection to jump to that Collection.
15) Add to Collection Button – Click this button to open a modal where you can choose what Collection/s you want to add the Cosplay to.
The box on the left lists the Collections you can choose from. Only Collections you created will be shown. Clicking any Collection on the left will add it to the box on the right. Any Collections in the box on the right will now contain the Cosplay once the Add/Update button is pressed. If you want to remove a Collection from the box on the right, hover over it and click the minus icon.
16) Add New Collection Button – Click this button to add a new Collection. A modal will pop up where you can enter the required details. After submitting, the Cosplay page will refresh and that Collection will now be available in the list of Collections in the left box.
17) Edit Button – Click this button to edit the Cosplay. A modal will pop up with a form. This is the same form used for adding new Cosplay, except the fields will already be filled in with the relevant values. Simply add or change what you want and click the Update button to edit the Cosplay. You will only see this button if you’re the author of the Cosplay post.
18) Delete Button – Click this button to delete the Cosplay. A tooltip will appear prompting you to confirm whether you really want to delete it or not.
If you click Yes, the Cosplay will be deleted and you will be redirected to the Cosplay archive page, which lists all Cosplay on the site.
19) Report Button – Click this button to report the Cosplay. A modal will pop up with the Report form. You’ll be asked to select a reason for reporting the content and then provide more details.
Content that is visual in nature, such as Fan Art, Cosplay or Screenshots, will have their main image replaced with a placeholder image notifying users that the content has been reported and is under investigation.
20) Added By – This shows which user the Cosplay was added by. Since anyone can add content, the uploader may not necessarily be the Cosplayer. Click the user’s name or avatar to go to their profile.
21) Similar Cosplay – Here you’ll see up to 6 other similar Cosplay posts. The results are randomised each time the page is refreshed, but the logic is based on the Cosplay Tags, so any other Cosplay with one or more of the same Tags as the Cosplay you’re currently viewing could appear in this section. This is why it’s important to enter accurate and useful Tags when adding new Cosplay.
22) Related Characters – This shows the Characters related to this Cosplay. While similar to the Featured Characters section (see Item .4), they are represented with the main image of the Character, and rather than linking to other Cosplay featuring that Character when clicked, it will link to the Character’s actual page on the site.
23) Views Count – This shows the total number of Views the Cosplay has received from all users.
24) Social Share Buttons – You can click either the Facebook or Twitter buttons to share this Cosplay on that social network.
25) View On Other Platforms – This section will show any other platforms the Cosplay can be found on. Clicking the name of the platform will take you directly to the relevant post on that site. The external site will open in a new tab. Options include: Instagram, DeviantArt, Tumblr and Twitter.
Cosplay Description – Some Cosplay may have a description as well. If present, it will appear below the main featured image.
Other Cosplay In This Set – If this Cosplay post is part of a Set, you will see those Cosplay posts featured here below the main featured image or description (if present). A Set is defined as multiple Cosplay photos related by theme and usually photographed on the same day/in the same session.
4 Cosplay posts per page will show. Click the pagination buttons below the images to navigate through them if there are more than 4. Hover over the images to reveal a slide-in box that shows the Title and Cosplayer/s. Click the image to go directly to that Cosplay post. You can also clicik the Favourites button to add or remove the Cosplay to your Favourites, or click the magnifying glass icon to open a gallery of the Cosplay posts in this Set in a pop-up modal.
Comments – Below the featured image and description (if present), you will find the Comment form. You’ll be able to see any Comments left by other users as well as add your own.
You’ll need to be logged in to add Comments, as well as manage them and upvote or downvote them. See the Comments documentation section for more details.