ATTENTION COSPLAYERS: IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT TRIGGER DISCIPLINE
So you’re cosplaying Jake, or Jade, or Yoko, or Dante, or some other badass who carries around guns all the time: here’s a quick tip to make your cosplay of them just that much cooler (and less eye-twitch-inducing for cosplayers who know how to handle a real gun).
If you’re cosplaying a character who knows how to handle guns, then they’re going to know trigger discipline - which is simply unless you plan and are ready to shoot what you’re pointing at, don’t put your finger on the trigger. (In real life this keeps you from accidentally shooting yourself in the foot or anything else you didn’t mean to shoot.)
So you’re taking a picture holding your gun skywards by your head? Rest your pointer finger against the body of the gun, or outside the trigger guard. Aiming at the camera for the kill shot? NOW you can put your finger on the trigger.
This message has been brought to you by Liz, Patty, and someone who learned to shoot on a .22 rifle.