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Submissions

As I'm sure everyone knows the point of this group... and DA groups in general, is to promote and showcase the creativity of its members. As an artist myself, I would never want to stifle that creativity and pride in others. However, I think there needs to be a little chat about submissions and clarification of submission policies.

I haven't really felt the need to write them out before, but with the group growing so quickly (which is wonderful) and with so many submissions to both Featured and to the Gallery Folders I think it is necessary.

I realize not everyone has access to high quality cameras and/or expensive editing software, but this is not an excuse for low quality submissions. Likewise I know not everyone can sew the most amazing costumes and style wigs better than a pro hair dresser. But again, this isn't an excuse for low quality submissions. Allow me to explain why...


Anonymity and You:

When you put a piece in your personal DA gallery, it means on a small scale, you're putting it out for the world to see. For better or worse, unless you're already a popular cosplayer or photographer, only a small slice of the world is going to see your submission. If this is a good submission it is a shame, if it is of low quality then at least you have the protection of anonymity.

When you submit your work to one or more groups, you expand the slice of the population which is going to see what you've posted, giving yourself a LOT more views and comments. This also means if you took a blurry, poorly lit shot in the bathroom with a cell phone (Which most of us- myself included are GUILTY of doing) then that means that people are going to see that you did exactly that... got dressed up, went into your bathroom, and took a crappy shot of the mirror. This is a reflection of you as an artist and a cosplayer.

Is that REALLY what you want people to see? Because now we aren't just seeing you; we know what sort of hair dryer you use, what color your toothbrush is, and if you bother to wipe the water splashes off your mirror on a regular basis. I know I don't want to see these things and while your friends are probably SUPER excited about your latest make-up test, the group probably isn't.



Wait wait... so no WIPs?

No, WIPS and Make-up tests are not taboo. Poor image quality is. If you worked 2 hours on that face, don't you want to see how its REALLY going to photograph? The group may want to know about your techniques with eye shadow or brows... maybe how you contoured everything. For me, people ask about my Grell teeth and wigs. But if the image quality is too poor to really tell what was done... WHY is it posted to a group?



Spit and Polish:

WIPs aside, we need to talk about costumes as well. I don't care if you bought it, I don't are if you hand sewed it, and I don't are if you pray to the Hot Glue Gun God for your every fabric holding need. I don't even care if it is CANON, but for the love of ramen... DON'T BE SLOPPY.

Allow me to explain. If you're wearing a wig and I can see your hair... you're being sloppy.

If your character is clean cut and well dressed... but your white dress shirt is wrinkled and/or (this is usually an "and" case) hanging out of your pants... you're being sloppy.

If your costume is falling apart... you're obviously being sloppy.

If you are doing these or other things... and thus being sloppy... and you post pictures of yourself in such an unpolished state. You're being REALLY sloppy. Going beyond this and posting such pictures is your own personal choice- but submitting them to one or more groups is just telling more people "I don't know how to dress myself for a shoot" or "I don't care about my appearance".

Are you getting the idea? If you like being sloppy, save it for your personal galleries. It really is in your best interest.



Isn't cosplay supposed to be about fun and having a good time?

Yes, it certainly is. But the minute you post to something other than your personal gallery, you have voluntarily taken your fun and games to a public arena. This means new responsibilities like discretion in choosing what to submit and the understanding that just because its "all you could do" doesn't mean it belongs in a showcase.

I will be weeding through the galleries and thinning submissions as I go. If there seems to be confusion about what a good submission looks like... check the featured gallery.

The following Blog will have an outline of submission guidelines.

Gallery Folders

Featured
For She is Mine by RedYume
Pondering by RedYume
Syrenne - The Last Story II by st3rn1
FFX - Rikku and Yuna II by st3rn1
07-Ghost
In flowers by SaokoTai
Ghost 07 - Frau by Izaya88
Ghost 07 - Frau by Izaya88
Say, What do you think, Kogami by Sasunarukitsune
Air Gear
sleeping forest by NatalieCartman
Air Gear by NatalieCartman
Ikki - 2 by macross-n
Tsubame no Simuka - Spring by Gekidan
Alice in Wonderland
Do you have time for tea? by Minorea
Alice Madness Returns 01 by Alkun00
A Mad Tea-Party by AyrOmayra
Adventures Begin... by AyrOmayra
Alichino
Alichino : Myobi by Misaki-Sai
Myoubi - Fallen Angel by Iloon-Creations
Alichino - Myobi by adelhaid
Alichino: little demon lady by chibinis-chan
Angel Sanctuary
Sara Cosplay by Jibril-Cosplay
Angel Sanctuary Cosplay by Berry-Cosplay
Jibril by Jibril-Cosplay
Angel Sanctuary: Lucifel by GeshaPetrovich
Avatar - The Last Airbender
Avatar, The Last Airbender - Aang II by Ashitaro
Avatar, The Last Airbender - Aang I by Ashitaro
Old Friends - Katara by Tatter-Hood
Touched by the Moon Spirit by SeviYummy
Bakemonogatari
Hitagi Senjogahara by Gennadia
Bakemonogatari: Senjougahara Hitagi III by LoliJellyBunny
Bakemonogatari by kurorochan
Hachikuji Snail by kurorochan
Black Rock Shooter
Black Rock Shooter by EloraBorealis
Black Rock Shooter by umibe
Black Rock Shooter by Neigefraiche
BRS - Kuroi Mato by 8bit-wonderland
Bleach
Hitsugaya Toushiro - Bleach by Pugoffka-sama
Ichigo Cosplay - Cursed Hollow by Berry-Cosplay
Inoue Orihime with Ichigo by Loki-Hirako
Inoue Orihime with Ichigo by Loki-Hirako
Clamp
Mokona Modoki by BellaHime
Code Geass
Code Geass: Lelouch/C.C. CLAMP kimonos 4 by Green-Makakas
comics-cartoons
Summer and Grandpa Rick by Rei-Doll
computer-animated movies
Rainbow Dash ~ My Little Pony by greengreencat
Cosplay Wallpapers
Kotori Minami (Police Officer) by kurorochan
Cosplayer's Guide
Negi Springfield by Witchiko
crossover
alien astronaut/ Ancient Astronaut steampunk cyber by overlord-costume-art
D.Gray-man
Lavi Cosplay 04 by Reiko-Nagato
Darker than Black
Amber cosplay by Gennadia
Death Note
Humans are such ugly creatures by Tatter-Hood
Disney
Cinderella Cosplay - So This Is Love by Rei-Doll
DOLLS
Seiju Shikibu by Misaki-Sai
Durarara
DRRR - 10 by shiroang
Fairy Tail
Gray x Juvia Cosplay: In the rain by ivachuk
Fate Stay Night
Fate/Zero: Irisviel von Einzbern by Green-Makakas
Final Fantasy
Noel Kreiss - Chilling by Zack-Fair-7
Fruits Basket
You know you want to pet it! by Mo-Sensei
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist - Shattered Remains by TrustOurWorldNow
Ga-Rei Zero
The Festival Lights by EnchantedCupcake
Ghibli
Mononoke Hime by umibe
Gintama
Don't Look by aeneid
Gundam
look at me by Shin--Shin
Gurren Lagann
Me as Yoko Littner by MartinaNSC
Hellsing
Hellsing Cosplay: Alucard x Seras: Slept So Long by Redustrial-Ruin
Hetalia
Walking by [Hungary Cosplay - APH] by Amiranne
Highschool of the Dead
Saeko Busujima -HighSchool of the Dead Cosplay III by ArashiHeartgramm
Inu Yasha
Don't Kill Me Dear Brother by JavaCosplay
Junjou Egoist
Junjou: Don't disturb us by Smexy-Boy
K-On
K-on - Listen ED by Fuwamii
Kingdom Hearts
I'm at your side, Kairi! - Your Selphie by Beldanndy
Kuroshitsuji
Gloomy boy. by Verrett
Kyo Kara Maoh
Wolfram on the stage by IkuLestrange
The Legend Of Zelda
Midna (Jaqueline Rando) by clickarteacao
Loveless
Making Memories by Mo-Sensei
Naruto
Cosplay Uchiha Madara 390 by NakagoinKuto
Macross
Divas are posing! by Chou-kou
The Melancholy of H.S.
Mikuru BEAM !! by Chibi-Juice
misc anime and manga
Mt. Lady Cosplay by Rei-Doll
misc videogames
Alice by Rei-Doll
music
Jean Kirschtein by Prince-Lelouch
NGE
Sweet Holidays by Rei-Doll
NGE
One Piece
Room by Katty-z
Original Characters
Wings of Change II by Ashitaro
Pandora Hearts
VessaliusBaskerville by Kazuki-Fuchouin
Panty n Stocking
One Sided Love by WhiteSpringPro
Persona games
Swirly Yuu by La-Clover
Pokemon
GUYS WE NEED TO BEAT MISTY by ShaeUnderscore
Princess Tutu
princess tutu by kurorochan
Props, Weapons, Tests
Undertale_Muffet by SoranoSuzu
real movies and series
Welcome to Fhloston Paradise by thatbloodypirate
Reborn
KHR: Sawada Tsunayoshi cosplay by JonneCat
Resident Evil
Lupo Cosplay (Ready Mon ami?) by SapphireEagle
Rozen Maiden
Kirakishou Stands Firm by HollyGloha
Sailor Moon
In the name of Mars, I'll chastise you! by thatbloodypirate
Saint Seiya
Athena - CDZ by shinigamireddo
Shugo Chara
No matter how sad .. by Kazuki-Fuchouin
Soul Eater
Death the Kid by nukyoki
Tales of ...
Yuri Lowell - ToV by KujaOnii
Trinity Blood
Trinity Blood! Queen Esther by AmuChiiBunny
Tutorials
Levi Heichou Rivai : Video Tutorial - makeup by MischAxel
Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Umineko Hane Cosplay: Try and stop this farce by Maxieyi
Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight: Kaname Kuran by TraumaticCandy
Vocaloid
Will You Wait For Me? by Animaidens
Warcraft
Lordaeron Footman Shield by Carancerth
Yu-Gi-Oh
Draw! by VelaSama14
Zone-00
Zone 00 by umibe

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Reboot, revamp, and thank you to those who stood by through this very long hiatus. Submissions should no longer expire, updates should be regular, and... on with the show.
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AerieDere Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Hello team <3!~~ I hope I don't intrude by saying this but I have a huge passion for cosplay but my budget is veryyy very limited. I would absolutely LOVE to produce more content & it would be a HUGE help if I could gain support <3. I just launched my Patreon tonight and hope this will be a good step up! Thank you everyone and keep doing what you love no matter what! www.patreon.com/user?u=4248395
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Rei-Suzuki Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is this group still active?
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animedummy9000 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi im doing Wizard Cartman cosplay and I need help with it like how to make or where to get some items all help and tips Im grateful thanks! www.capsulecomputers.com.au/wp…
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FotoDschungel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks to join this group~
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FinalFantasyCosplays Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Dead group  :(
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