>>8683743 Seriously, fuck Lulu's design, the top half is awesome and great and everything but those fucking belts ruin it for me. I've never seen a cosplay where it doesn't look stupid, because it even looks stupid in 2D. If only she had an alternate outfit I could cosplay her, she's basically a perfect character for me looks and body-wise. Fuck Nomura, seriously >rant over
>>8723384 If you want them cheap, and don't mind mass quantities, the answer is pretty much always going to be Alibaba/Aliexpress. You can also get smaller runs at pretty much any place that does dye sublimation, but it's not going to be as profitable.
I noticed a lot of my favorite cosplayers have abandoned their accounts, some even leaving journal entries announcing their departure and telling people to follow them on Tumblr and Facebook instead. Even some of my friends ditched Deviant Art for Tumblr.
So is Deviant Art officially dead for cosplay?
Oh, and if you do still use DA, feel free to post your URL. I'm looking for more people to watch.
>>8712859 Christ that new logo still makes me shake my head. It doesn't make sense no matter how I look at it.
Ever since they re-branded the site its really gone downhill. The price for premium membership has gone up drastically and unless you want your page to look like arse you better be ready to fork out the dough for it.
FB and other stuff is more relevant but I always preferred DA over them since you can present everything nice, clean and organized without all the bs ads and junk that comes with FB and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Not really a big fan of the updated site and logo and as >>8712957 mentioned, that premium membership price increase is rather off-putting. I used to use and renew regularly but now, hell no.
As you observed, most of the community has shifted to other sources and likely brought their following with them. I used to like having a way to create folders and rearrange/organize costumes individually or by source but since letting my premium membership expire and seeing the kinds of shit that groups were allowing in (and as a mod... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I quit deviantart after they changed their policy so that they basically own all the rights to your pictures as long as you hold them on your site. So if they wanted to make money with your prints, they could. You agreed to the terms.
The community was shit too and attracted furries and fetishists so I gave up.
Let's say your a cosplayer, and you get back a photoshoot and the photographer has neglected to clean up your shiny nose or massive bags under your eyes. Or left your underwear hanging out, or didn't do any color correction, etc. any manner of small, easily fixable flaws.
What is proper etiquette? Should the cosplayer approach the photographer and ask for additional edits? Should they do the edits themselves and hope no one notices? Or just... hope no one sees the photos and pretend it never happened?
>>8710241 I'm a cosplayer, and I say for things like eye bags or shiny nose, it would be nice if the photographer edited them out automatically for you, because chances are at the beginning of the day you looked fine but being at the con + sweat + touching your face has made your make-up slip a little. Whereas if you're underwear is hanging out, either your photographer's a creep, or you looked a bit shit all day and should have seen it and fixed it. Same with yellow teeth, or other lasting issues. Generally though... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8742052 Most of my bigger cosplays end up falling in the $150-$300 range. I usually don't spend more than $15/yd for fabric because I have a few local stores that are accessible, so it keeps the price lower than it might otherwise be.
>>8742052 I just spend 1,200 buying new from Baby a dress, underskirt, blouse, bag, tights, shoes, bloomers, wrist cuffs, necklace, bracelet, headdress, and parasol. I have no self control. I walked out of the store and immediately went, "oops". But it looks pretty at least ;-;
Shit that makes you angry related to cosplay >explaining cons/cosplaying to normie bff >"I'd go to a con, could I do a cosplay?" >showing legitimate interest >get excited >"I wanna do something sexy" >die inside >"I could go as Harley Quinn" >"I mean yeah, just make sure you invest in... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
people who ask for help but have their own ideas about how to do everything and bitch about your suggestions >"anon, how do you think I should do this armor?" >"well you could do foam, or thermoplastics, or...." >"do you think I could just sew it and stuff it?" >"I don't think that would look good" >"it'll be so much easier that way!!"
weeks later... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
My sister is in town. She's poor as fuck. Never took care of her teeth. Basically they're rotting out. She came to visit my parents for awhile on their dime. I come over to visit to be cordial. I'm married. I have a decent house, decent full time job. I can afford to have hobbies and take care of myself.
>I want a Civil war costume! >Keeps hinting at it. >Insist that it's going to be really fucking expensive to get one made like she's trying to imply. Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Friends who want help buying stuff and then flake for the orders and for the cosplay events.
>I want to get into cosplay, anon! >Could you keep an eye out for stuff from these series I like? >Sorry, I can't afford to buy anything you found right now but thanks for spending hours looking! >Hey, you're making an order? If you find anything from this series, let me know! >I never see you anymore, we should go... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8746684 Well, but she does make a point about cosplay being something that is a hobby and about fun. When you go to a halloween party you don't give a fuck if the fat guy in the ghostbusters costume is just himself in a brown overall and a soap box tied to his back because you have fun at the party. Do that on a con, and you're the target of ridicule, on the con and possibly on the internet as well. And that is even worse if you are female.
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