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Elfen Lied - End by hexlord
Dgrayman - STOP by rescend
Shirley by Pugoffka-sama
eureka seven_joy by hybridre
This Just Isn't Right by dizzymonogatari
Asuka by Kawaielli
Alone Again by waselreins
Ao no Exorcist - Core Pride by TrustOurWorldNow
Love + Lust
Jessica Rabbit - Why don't you do right by Benny-Lee
Starfighter : love hard by GeshaPetrovich
Sunkissed by Antiquity-Dreams
Two spirits by Rollwurst
Aloof + Distant
Howl's Moving Castle - A place for you by darcywilliam
Feel the Forest Around You by apertureashley
Letter to nobody by fenixfatalist
Crow of a Raven by TheRestlessCosplay
Rage + Action
Ryuko Matoi - Ready to fight! by fenixfatalist
Rage by Chochomaru
Spartacus Blood and Sand by daguerreoty-pe
I like to feel the suspense by ToxicHime
Menacing + Sinister
I'll Attack by NonMei
AMR: behind white walls by xrysx
BIOSHOCK: One big happy family by Benny-Lee
Gintama: Death Gods Konkubine by MikiyoOo
Kairi + Sora - Kingdom Hearts by blanklogo
Himari Takakura :: 01 by Deathly-Sora
Chobits - 04 by shiroang
Happy Invader by GebGeb
Wonder + Curiosity
FFIII: Quest by MikiyoOo
Jack Frost - First snow by Rollwurst
Tsubasa: Rezaboa Kuronikuru by kurorochan
What's this by Rollwurst
Flustered + Frightened
Scary. Madam Red cosplay by Kawaielli
Battlegrounds by ayashige
Ghost Train Promo 2 by maverickdelta
Betrayal by Yunaura
Another Day in Paradise by blacklashjo
Snufkin 5 by azuooooo
Cure. by cupcake-rufflebutt
Your guardian angel by lucien-fleurier



Swords and Survival

:bulletblack: Welcome to :bulletblack:

A collection of emotionally charged cosplay/costuming photos. The focus here is not to show amazing costumes, beautiful people, or awe-inspiring settings, but rather that offer a window into the nature of the characters.

  • If you don't plan to contribute just use the :+devwatch: "Watch" button above and you can immediately start following the group.
  • If you do want to contribute photos, click the "Join our Group" button. You must already have costume related photos of or by you of decent quality in your dA account to be accepted.
  • If you want to help moderate the group, first join as a member, then send a note to spooky-epiic explaining why you think you would be good for the task.

Submission Guidelines
  • Images must convey the emotion of the character (such as drama or passion) through acting and enforced by photographic technique. (see cos-with-intensity.deviantart.… for examples)
  • Images must feature characters with an established story.
  • Images must be hosted on the dA of either the photographer or one of the people in the image
  • Images should reflect the canon from which the characters originate. "Cracky" pictures are best elsewhere, like CosplayCrack
  • Images should be of high technical quality unless deliberately low-fi for effect
  • "R-rated" images are OK
  • Please do not submit multiple images of the same character in essential the same situation.
  • Submitting to multiple folders is OK if relevant.
  • "Rage + Action" is for photos where the character is taking action against a target - in the frame or out of view. "Menacing + Sinister" is for photos where an action is not being taken (yet).

This group has a corresponding tumblr:
Images featured here will be cross-posted there. You may also submit images from places other than dA there.



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Chigami Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello everyone! :iconukitakeplz:
I've written a detailed post about my popular old Jushiro Ukitake cosplay from Bleach. The post includes WIP photos, old cosplay pics, heart-warming con stories, a creepy coincidence and a tale of escaping death. Read it here: My Ukitake cosplay story
MishimaHaiku Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for accept me as member :blowkiss:
petite-taro Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for accepting me.
Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fanastic group, my very best compliments for the idea and the quality of the featured photos!
Aly-Mayhem Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is filled with the best photography and costumes I've seen. I am so impressed!
kilurazi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for accepting me as a member!
UnwoundRibbon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
I look very much forward to the photos that you can collect =)
MishimaHaiku Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Bye and good luck
lanmeimeia Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
thank you
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