Typically we submit an open call to anyone that wants to be a part of the calendar, usually around the beginning of October of each year on our facebook and our website, we'll take photo submissions through January 1st, and then in February we choose who will be in the calendar based on several criteria. We try not to use cosplays or costumes we've featured previously and so far have been successful in not repeating the same costume twice. Not to say we wouldn't use the same model twice (because we have) but never the same outfit. Location, What conventions the girls will be attending, and their willingness to travel usually are major deciding factors simply due to the fact that logistically, producing the calendar from our own pocket for the past two years we've had to be extremely budget conscious .
That being said we are willing to travel as far as a 3 day weekend will allow by car. Our hope for the kickstarter is that we'll be able to extend our range to include ladies who can't always attend events we attend or be within 1000 miles of our location. We've had to turn down several huge names in the costuming world due to travel and cash constraints, something which we hope to be able to change once this kickstarter has ended.