I decided to start this group so that cosplayers, photographers, models, makeup artists and costume designers could meet, plot, plan, share and lavish (compliments on eachother). I've been trying to organise a number of cosplay photoshoots to improve my portfolio and to create cool pictures for my costume/cosplay blog. I've been advertising for cosplayers to come forward so that I could plan a shoot with them and offer decent quality pictures at the end of it. So far the response has been pretty slow.
I had a think and thought that instead of actively seeking people out why don't I create a group and let them come to me? So that's what I've done. But....instead of only myself benefiting from this, I think we all can. If we can build up a community of localised cosplayers and professionals it would be far easier to spread the word if an event is booked, a meeting of minds is organised or you have an idea that you're itching to tell everyone about.
I've also got a forum on my costume site, but thought this would be a great place to start with many cosplayers already active on DeviantART.
So here it is guys and girls. Please feel free to join the group and start networking with other locals. I hope it works out for us all and I enjoy the prospect of working with you all in the future!