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CTR - Cosplayers 4 Tolerance & Respect
What is it about?

Cosplayers 4 Tolerance & Respect (CTR) is a non-commercial fan-initiative to promote the idea and values of Cosplay and opt for more respect and tolerance for and among Cosplayers.

In our relatively short involvement with the cosplay community, we've run into quite a lot of misunderstanding, prejudice, and negativity and insults, both from outsiders AND from inside the community. Most of these were/are based on the non-understanding and rumors that float around when it comes to Cosplayers and their hobby, and on jealousy and envious feelings from fellow Cosplayers.

There are two target groups we focus on: Outsiders to the hobby, and other Cosplayers.

Outsiders:
If you're a Cosplayer, you've probably encountered the problem: people who insult you at random and nitpick about your costumes, obviously thinking they know everything - even though the aren't even Cosplayers themselves. We thought it is about time to show people that we are more than just a bunch of freaks with identity problems, to make them see that the hobby of Cosplay is something that requires a lot of time, patience, dedication, and yes - money, and that we are proud of what we are and what we do.

Other cosplayers/the Cosplay community:
Sadly, some of that negativity also comes from within the "community" - I've watched Cosplayers pick on each other, competing and fighting violently over who is better or more beautiful, has the most accurate and original costumes, and what not. While cosplaying contests and competitions are FUN and very productive, this specific form of personal competition is something that can spoil the fun and damage the community.
A community should be feeding on mutual respect and cooperation, instead of jealousy and hatred. Cosplayers everywhere should help and support each other, and share their knowledge and experiences without looking for personal advantage over others.

These are the ideas CTR represents. If you agree with what was stated above - then YOU should be a part of it!

How does it work, and what do I have to do?

CTR is NOT a club. There is NO membership fee, and there are NO obligations for anyone. It's a graphical symbol for an IDEA. If you like the idea and want to participate and try to help create a wider understanding for the hobby of cosplay and the community - all you have to do is grab our logo and spread the word!

Use the logo and post them

• on your website
• on your blog
• on your myspace, facebook, wherever
• in your signature in e-mails, on forums, or sites --> and link them to [link]
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ChaosNDisaster Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Ah, I haven't seen this in a looooong time. Cosplay memories...
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lia-a-eastwood Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional
I've never been a cosplayer. But maybe because it wasn't called like this ages ago when I actually DID constumes.
Often I think I am too old to cosplay but maybe one day I do will do it anyway... or again. :D
I like this idea very much because as a director it is so much fun to create costumes or stage plays for other people. :D
Why I like this idea?
First: The logo contains my favourites.
Second: It is always a good idea to show people the fun and energy people put into cosplaying. If they don't like it... keep it to yourself. No harm done.
Third: I am always amazed how much effort and skill some of the cosplaying folks put into their costume, style and body shape.
So I faved this to have it on stock if there's need be to spread the word! :love:
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beastlastchance4luv Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like this! :highfive:
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SSX12345 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats cool
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Madenice Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :)
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Poppita Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you think maybe i should post this on the tomb raider group as well?
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corellia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Thanks for posting this! :salute:

...why in scraps though?
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corellia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
oh, and I forgot... you should probably remove the "corelliandawn.com" font... since it doesn't exist any more ;)
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Jedi-Tenken Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought I sensed something.... ;)
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:iconkurei-kun:
Kurei-kun Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm....I did tell it to go into Logo's...:confused:

Oh well, moved it now! :D
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