Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Cosmates Halloween Photo Contest 2016 Result

We were worried whether photos are gathered, but, finally, 14 persons applied to our photo contest, and we could hold our photo contest successfully. Thank you so much!
We made the examination carefully according to the condition we showed in advance, and decided winners. Our photo contest was a little different contest assuming the use on our photo slider unlike a general photo contest.
In addition, because we were going to retouch the photos, it was not necessarily necessary to be completed as a work, not only good looking but also ease of retouching for our photo slider was regarded as important.
If you already knew the result on our website, you might have thought "why wasn't my photo chosen?", but we believe that if you read this page, you can understand for the most part.
We wrote brief review for every each photo below. (Note: the comments about the outward appearances were omitted.) We hope these reviews will help your works in the future.
Cosmates 


Congratulations!


Most Excellent Photo Award 


 

  • Applicant: nekohillary

Amazing costume and prop and makeup! In addition, the pose (especially the first photo) is excellent. The design and the color are very suitable for our website, and the pink background facilitated our imagination and retouch for our photo slider.
Although the width of each photo was not enough for our photo slider, she has sent some variations, so we could mix them and made a wider and richer photo.



Excellence Photo Award

Note: The order of photos below is based on the one in the photo slider. the order was decided considering the whole balance. It doesn't mean superiority.




Excellent layout and makeup. This photo looks like a scene of a movie. We didn't have to retouch this photo at all, because this photo has been completed as a work. But it was difficult to use a monochromatic work as the first photo in the photo slider. (She was also an award winner in our video contest in 2014)





Very beautiful photo. The pose and total coloring are perfect, so we tried to use this photo without retouching, but the width was not enough for our slider.
(We finally expanded the upper left part of the background and use it as a background.) This photo makes us imagine a fantastic scene, so we could easily decide the words on the photo.





Very good smiles and cute poses. the costumes are very suitable for Halloween. Disney characters aren't basically suitable for our website, but Asian models are suitable, and we think Halloween is basically an event for children, so we had wanted the photo like this.





Nice photo! We just had wanted a photo like this. Simply, a photo of a group standing side by side makes people imagine that many people are supporting us, and gives people an impact. The background was not so good, but no problem.





The layout of this photo is also excellent. The sailor costume is very suitable for our website and the wide background was very useful for our photo slider. The masked girl is very interesting. This photo makes us imagine a story, so we could easily decide the words on the photo.





The background and lighting aren't good, but the layout and pose made us imagine a fantastic scene. In addition, the costume is suitable for our website and Halloween. It was easy to use this photo for our slider.




Participation Award (Alphabetical Order)




Excellent costume and wig. This style is suitable for our website. However, it's difficult to use because of the layout. And we know she can make much better photos. We expect the next opportunity.





Excellent costume and pose. But the angle is too sharp for our photo slider. If the background is much wider, we would have changed the angle and used this photo.





The costume and wig and makeup are suitable for our website and Halloween. But it was difficult to use this photo because of the layout. if her body including her head was not cut off, we might have used this photo.





The costume and wig are very suitable for our website. Especially color is good, but the layout isn't wide and the pose was a bit simple for our slider. (She was an award winner in our video contest in 2014)





The costume and accessories are very suitable for our website. She is always supporting us, so we tried to use her photo, but it was a bit difficult to use this photo because of the layout. If she is holding the bag near to the face by both hands, we might have used this photo.





The costume is excellent for Halloween. But it was difficult to use this photo because of the layout and suitability to our website.





The layout is suitable for our slider. If they have smiled more, we might have used this photo.





The costumes are excellent for Halloween. But it was difficult to use this photo because of the layout and suitability to our website.





Excellent costume and prop and pose. The background is very cool. However the camera angle was too low for our photo slider. If the angle isn't so low, we would have used this photo.



The prize (prize money, affiliate code etc.) will be sent soon.
We are planning to hold another photo contest. 
See you again at the next event!!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Cosmates Halloween Photo Contest 2016

Model: Anzujaamu *1


As many of you know, we have restarted our business, but we haven't recovered our sales enough.

Then, we decided to hold a photo contest for Halloween and promote our sales.


Event Name

Cosmates Halloween Photo Contest 2016 *2


Promoter / Judge

Cosmates (Gigantes Limited Partnership) 


Most Excellent Photo Award (1 person)

  • Prize of $200 US Dollars 
  • 10% off Coupon Code for 1 Year *3
  • 5% of Affiliate Code for 1 Year *4

Excellence Photo Award (5 persons)

  • 10% off Coupon Code for 1 Year *3
  • 5% of Affiliate Code for 1 Year *4

Partcipation Award (No Limit)
  • 5% of Affiliate Code for 1 year *4

Privilege

Not only these awards, the photos of most excellent photo award and excellence awards will be displayed by the slider on the top page of Cosmates, and the link to your blog or social network page will be set on the photo.

We have not set the photo slider, but we will set it after the contest like fanplusfriend.jp (this website is our sister store.)



Conditons
  • The photos suitable for Cosmates (For example, if your photo doesn't make us feel Japan pop culture, it isn't suitable for Cosmates.)  
  • The photos suitable for Halloween (but if your photo is too scary, it isn't suitable for Cosmates.) 
  • The format and size must be JPEG file of 980 pixel x 450 pixel *5
  • The file size must be more than 500 x 500 pixel. *5
  • The file format must be JPEG.
  • You don't have to take new photos. You may use old photos. 
  • You may retouch your photos by software such as photoshop.
  • We may retouch or mix your photo. *5
  • The photos must be not against public order and morals (non-pornography etc.)
  • The photos must not include logo or characters(letters), but you may additionally send the photo which includes them for reference. (we may add your name into your photo later.)
  • You have to make your account on Cosmates and subscribe our newsletter.
  • You have to follow our twitter account "@cosmates".
  • We evaluate photos using our products, but it's not necessarily for you to use our products. Photos are evaluated comprehensively.
  • You have to have a paypal account for receiving of prize.
  • The photos you have gotten permission to use (if some other persons are included in your photos, you have to obtain permission.

Entry Period
  • October 3rd, 2016 at 24:00 (4th at 0:00) in Japanese Time.

    Entry Form




    Note
    1. This promotion picture is re-using the contents of the picture we used for Halloween in 2014. The model is AnzujaamuHere is the original picture.
    2. We are now making a new website for Cosmates, and we are planning to hold another contest for the renewal of Cosmates. Please look forward to this event too.   
    3. The coupon code can be used any number of times for 1 year.
    4. The sales though your link will be analyzed by "Google Analytics". We can confirm the sales per affiliate partner and can show you the screen shot of the result, but you can't log in our google analytics account and can't confirm it directly. If you can't trust us, please don't apply to this contest.
    5. These conditions have changed.

    Thursday, September 01, 2016

    Guidance of Affiliation

    This article is the guidance for our affiliate partners.

    If you are an affiliate partner, please read the following guidance and set the link on your website, blog or social network page.

    Affiliate URL

    To make an affiliate URL, all you have to do is only setting a parameter into the end of the original URL.

    If your affiliate code is "yourcode" and you want to set the link of which URL is

    http://www.cosmates.jp/abcde/12345/

    , the URL for your affiliate program is 

    http://www.cosmates.jp/abcde/12345/aff/yourcode/


    or

    If your affiliate code is "yourcode" and you want to set the link of which URL is

    http://www.cosmates.jp?abcde=12345

    , the URL for your affiliate program is 

    http://www.cosmates.jp?abcde=12345&aff=yourcode


    Note: If you have already set the link to cosmates on your page, you may edit it.
    But, if you have an expense of affiliation program, you probably already know the difficulty of earning by affiliation program. So, if you think it's a waste of time, you probably should do nothing.






    How to confirm the reward and the sales though your links

    The sales though your links will be analyzed by "Google Analytics". We can confirm the sales per affiliate partner and can show you the screen shot of the result, but you can't log in our google analytics account and can't confirm it directly.

    Here is the exmaple of the screen shot of the result in Google Analytics.


    (click to enlarge)


    The reward will be calculated as follows.

    Reward = Total Sales Through Your Links  x  Affiliate Conversion Rate  

    For example, if the total sales though your links is 100000 JPY and your conversion rate is 5%, your reward is 5000 JPY (approx. $50).

    Our sales will be totalized in Japanse Yen, but the reward is exchanged to the amount in US dollars. When we exchange it, the currency exchange rate is fixed to 100 Japanese Yen = 1 US dollar.

    We calculate the rewards and send it with the screen shot by peypal once per 6 months even if the sales is 0.

    Your orders through your links will be deducted from the total sales because there are cases where we give long term coupon code at the same time.