Just wondering because I heard many different things from different persons: What do you think of gijinkas? :) It's an amazing blog btw *-*
I had to google "gijinkas", to be honest. I guess, you’ve meant “humanization”? If so, I personally like humanizations, mostly because they give to cosplayer a great room for character interpretation. There are no strict rules, it’s just you and your artistic vision. :)
I like humanizations that give me instant understanding what character it is, by highlighting its main features. Like, you know, My Little Pony humanized cosplays, when you just see a hat and freckles and you can immediately say that this is Applejack. :)
I was planning on submitting my own cosplay to your blog when it was finished, because I'd be proud and want to share it. Is the copyright issue with the people who made the costumes that you are sharing or is it with companies that made the characters? For example, if my cosplay happens to be Link from Legend of Zelda, would you be in fear or Nintendo or would it have been of me (the creator of that specific costume) if I hadn't specifically shared it? Maybe a stupid question, so I'm sorry!
No-no-no, it’s pretty normal question. That issue was with photographer, not with company, so as long as you do have rights to a photo you’d like to submit (and I can somehow check it, for example, by going through provided links, so it’s recommended to submit via Tumblr account), you are welcome to submit it. :)
At first, thank you for all your love and understanding. It means much to me. You are the best followers in the world. Thank you. :)
Well. I have some news for ya. Good ones. And, of course, bad ones.
Good news. Cosplay Blog is up and running, I won’t destroy it myself, I won’t close it by my own hand. Sorry if I disappoint someone with this fact.
Bad news. I had to hide (switch status to “Private”) all the posts which copyright status is strongly questionable until the moment I get a permission from their photographers. Though, I don’t think I’ll actually write to them, mostly because…
Good news. …there are still ~1/3 posts left that are good enough to stay and a lot of them are your submissions. :)
Bad news. I have to fill up the queue with new posts asap, because the fear of copyright abuse is too damn high right now.
Good news. I have a lot of sources to do it and I will expand this list further by, you know, communicating with other humans.
Firstly, my names Jamie and I’m studying tourism in Kamloops at TRU. I’m writing a cultural phenomenon paper related to tourism (basically I get to pick any topic and write 10 pages about it) and I want to write about superheroes, and conventions, but most importantly if its given people a voice that they’ve previously never had. So many people, especially on Tumblr, are finding so many like minded people, and families in their fandoms. So my question and request to all of you is this:
Has becoming involved in the world of cosplay and conventions changed your life in any way?
Has it given you a voice that you previously thought you never had?
If it has, or even if it hasn’t and you have something to say I would LOVE to hear from you.
I’m honestly just do some preliminary research for this paper and I would love to get some real life stories from basically anyone!
Today I got a pretty unusual (comparing to other ones) request in Cosplay Blog ask box. tl;dr, ninety-nine-reasons is writing cultural phenomenon paper about conventions and cosplay and how that community has given a voice to people who’ve previously felt that they didn’t have one. She’s looking for stories from cosplay community people, so if you have some, just send ‘em to her (to her, please don’t send ‘em to our ask/fanmail box, we’ll be unable to resend it to the author).