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So lately I feel like the cosplay community as a whole has taken a ugly turn for the worst. I am not saying this as a whole in general but more so from the florida cosplay community. It seems like alot of people that I know or follow in the community have been using their popularity or becoming popular and using it for all the wrong reasons. With that being said I am sure you are all wondering what the heck I am even talking about. These are just some observations that I have made by following a few people. I won't state who and how I saw these observations but it was just by following them on social media. Facebook, Instagram. etc. So here are some of the observations I have made and how I feel like it has poisoned the community along with how it has affected myself.

Sponsoring:
The efamous people have been getting free sponsorships: I gotta say it must be nice. People picking you to sponsor them because they have so many followers. Like seriously I don't understand how people are just handed sponsorships so easily when there are people who try and actually work pretty hard over the years to build a really good cosplay portfolio yet there not even noticed yet the ones who just pull stuff out of their ass and bitch and complain they are just being handed things like it is no big deal. I really don't understand it. :/ And I don't mean sponsoring like what reika has. She actually earned that. I am talking about store sponsorship. Like seriously. You can only be a sponsor for a store unless you are like super duper popular. It's ridiculous.

Gifts:
Alot of the same people have been asking their fans to buy them stuff? I am not kidding. They will literally post wishlists on their social media and just pretty much saying their hoping their fans will buy them stuff. And I mean these are complete strangers. That kind of stuff right there would make me too nervous to give out my address. I just can't comprehend that there are people out there would do stuff like that. I mean you are literally giving out your home address to a complete and total stranger just because they send you stuff??? Are you that crazy?

Complaining:
I think this is the one that irks me the most entirely. I have noticed alot of people I follow often complain about not having the money to pay for bills and how their life sucks so much and don't have the money for anything. Not even food. Yet there going to every single convention not just in the state but out of state too. How??? How do you have the money to be doing all of these things yet.....You complain how your life is so hard and don't have the money to afford bills. How??? How can you afford going to conventions when you claim you don't have the money to keep a roof over your head??? Are you mooching off of family and friends??? I don't know how they do it but that is what it seems like. 

I just feel like the old prospects that I had toward the cosplay community no longer exist. It seems like the old cosplay term no longer stands for what it did. If you are not famous you don't matter. And if you are famous then you are bombarded by followers or hated by many. There is always that in between. I have just lost so much respect for the community and why I have been contemplating on leaving it. I no longer enjoy it and what it used to mean to me. I mean cosplay was my main hobby. It was like my other life. Like hannah montana. But it just doesn't feel like that anymore. I have been casted aside by people who I once thought were my friends yet in the lolita community I am making new friends everyday! I make more lolita friends than I make cosplay friends within 1 month. That's a complete difference. I know there are a few bad eggs in the lolita community but I feel more at home and at peace with other lolitas it seems like lately than I do with cosplay friends. I am not saying this as a slap to the face but it is based on how I feel and what I go through on a daily basis. I am just tired of no longer mattering to the people who once told me they miss seeing me or miss being around me. I feel like it is a complete lie now. Most of the people who say this are all cosplay people. Yet they will say it online but I know it is always a lie. And I'm tired of living this lie and no longer being able to enjoy something for myself. I have contemplated on leaving the cosplay life numerous times and it seems to me as the years go by that feeling I have just gets more intense. I no longer enjoy the cosplay life like I once did. So I think after 2016. I will quit the cosplay life entirely. Once I leave the cosplay community I will probably still keep my pages up as a reminder of who I once was and can reflect on it from time to time but I am sure a majority of my uploads will no longer be cosplay related by the lolita fashion side which I feel like do not get enough TLC in my life. But I think once 2017 comes around I am just going to attend one cosplay convention a year and do one new cosplay maybe and then maybe attend the DFT con hopefully every year if I am able to and if I can even afford to go? Who knows only time will tell I guess. :3


 

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Ashley
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Hello :3 My name is Ashley, or I go by Cupcakemassacrebear in the Cosplay world. ^-^ I'm 26 years old. I graduated high school back in 2008 and I have been playing the violin since I was 16. I am a huge anime nerd and I love to cosplay. I have been cosplaying since August 2007. I believe that cosplay is much more than just a hobby to me anymore but more as a part of me and it makes me unique out of my circle of friends.

My most important person in the whole wide world is my gf :iconakwardstranger: Her and I have been cosplaying together since September 2008. We are cosplaying buddies and both partners and best friends in the real world. :D

Anime I've seen

Death Note
Kuroshitsuji
Pichi Pichi Pitch Mermaid Melody(season 1 & 2)
Cowboy Bebop
Trigun
La corda doro(both 1st and second season)
Chobits
Ouran High School Host Club
Hetalia
Black Cat
Angel Sanctuary
Naruto
Naruto Shippuden
PetShop Of Horrors
HellSing
Romeo x Juliet
Code Geass
Code Geass 2
Panty & stocking with Garterbelt
HighSchool of the Dead.
Vampire Knight
Ao No Exorcist
Gurren Lagann
Fruits Basket
My little pony: Friendship is magic
Sword Art Online
Attack on Titan
Guilty Crown
Ano Hana
Cute High Earth Defense club love
Kamisama kiss
Owari No Seraph


Currently Watching: Attack on titan
Cosplays currently working on: Ryuu Zaou


Cosplays I've Done:
Misa Amane-Death Note
L Lawliet- Death Note
Naomi Misora- Death Note
Elizabeth"Lizzy" Middleford- Kuroshitsuji
Ciel Phantomhive- Kuroshitsuji
Haruhi Fujioka- OHSHC
Kairi- kingdom hearts 2
Juliet- Romeo x Juliet
Seychelles- Hetalia
Taiwan- Hetalia
Kahoko Hino(red dress opening)- La corda doro
Geisha- original
Stocking- Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Rei Miyamoto- Highschool of the dead
Shiemi Moriyama- Ao No Exorcist
Shirley Fenette- Code Geass
Kallen Kozuki- Code Geass
Asuna- Sword Art Online
Sasha Blouse and Petra Ral---Attack on titan
Princess Serenity---Sailor Moon Crystal
Ryu Zaou---50%


Cosplays I have planned :)
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Trueform Featured By Owner Edited Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello there,
I just wanted to say that I was browsing through some sword art online asuna cosplay. Out of all of the cosplay I saw, yours made me smile the most - I could clearly tell how much you enjoyed playing as the character and how much it meant to you came through in the cosplay. Keep up the great work!
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CupcakeMassacreBear Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
oh wow. Sorry I havent logged on in months and I came on and saw your comment. I just wanted to take the time and say thank you so much. This made my night.  You have NO idea how much this comment and your compliment means to me. I loved cosplaying as asuna not only because she is one of my favorites but also because I got to share those special moments with someone who means the world to me. So yes every moment captured in the photos was worth everything and it means everything to me. :iconakwardstranger: was my kirito and she will always be my kirito. 
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Trueform Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's ok, it seems like a lot of people don't use DA as much these days, so I thought it might have been something like that :aww:
You're very welcome, I'm happy to have helped :D I love sword art online and it's always so nice to see people who are enjoying themselves in their photos, it sounds like you had a great time. The people around us just make that time more special!
I'm going to a local comic con for the first time this year and hopefully going as Kirito, so it should be fun! keep up your great work :D
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CupcakeMassacreBear Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
thank you so much! I really apperciate it!
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KathytheGoth Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Omg its been years,idk if you remember me but I was the artist who drew that picture of Sebastian and Panty years ago :XD: I see you're still into cosplay!<3 so glad you are.
How have you been?
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CupcakeMassacreBear Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I have been well! And have improved alot since I last saw you. I do remember you! Which is a switch for me. I am always forgetting people XD I am working on SO many new cosplays it's killing me @_@
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KathytheGoth Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Student General Artist
I have done the same with my art,back in the day when I did that picture it was when all I had was a crappy camera,and paper and crayola colored pencils :XD: but now I've leveled up to digital!
I am actually kinda surprised to see you're actually still on DA lol because all the cosplayers I know abandoned DA and went to facebook due to its popularity with cosplayers.
Good to see there is still someone around <3
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CupcakeMassacreBear Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
hahaha I was for a while. I did abandon this website. But I am trying to get back on here since :iconakwardstranger: still uses the site. Plus I feel like I get more noticed on here than IG(where I frequent now) or facebook. But it does feel nice to pop on here every now and then to add stuff to the cosplay page. Do you still attend any of the FL cons still?
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RedPegasus237 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to the :iconsmooniesunited:group! :D
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AnyaPanda Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Thanks for the watch! :heart:
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