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COSPLAY CAREERS

Cosplay Modeling $18,800 to $64,000

Models are living canvases in ads, billboards and magazines. Depending on demand and connection to an agency a models salary can vary. For top international models they can make over $1 million. For Cosplays, this broad definition for modeling and may not be suitable. Cosplay Models get hired for trade shows and events, promotional modeling gigs, and special appearances to be judges at events like Comic Con.

Schools to Attend:
1) Barbizon Modeling and Acting Centers
2) John Powers Roberts School System
3) Julia Nation

Makeup Artist $22,850 to $117,720

A makeup artist uses cosmetic techniques and processes to create beauty upon the human body. Makeup artistry enhances a person's appearance; there are two main categories of makeup artist. Cosmetic or fashion artists and the other is theatrical and film makeup artist. Salary depends on location, level of experience and quality of portfolios.

Schools to Attend:
1) Studio Makeup Academy
2) Make-Up Designory
3) Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy

Costume Designer $31,790 to $87,300

Costume designers research, acquire or create garments for film, television or the theater. They also prepare sketches which portray clothing for its period or purpose. These garments can then be fabricated, purchased or acquired on loan from collections.

Schools to Attend:
1) Pratt Institute
2) Kent State University
3) Academy of Art University
4) Savannah College of Art & Design

Wig/Hair Stylist $22,880 to $69,780

Costume designers research, acquire or create garments for film, television or the theater. They also prepare sketches which portray clothing for its period or purpose. These garments can then be fabricated, purchased or acquired on loan from collections. The highest paid industry is film and television averaging $92,700 per year.

Schools to Attend:
1) Aveda Institutes
2) Empire Beauty School
3) Ogle Beauty School
4) Paul Mitchell Schools

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