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Addressing Cosplay Vs. Costuming,...Addressing Cosplay Vs. Costuming, and how it applies to gallery postings.Addressing Cosplay Vs. Costuming,... by Verdaera
I write this knowing the topic is a hot-button debate at the moment between those who consider themselves cosplayers, and those who consider themselves costumers. The controversy starts over a word that is very ill-defined, as each individual has a different definition of what cosplay is. I am also not a member of Deviant Arts GM staff, and the following is simply my take on the aspect of this issue and how it applies to gallery categories. If you agree or disagree, please feel free to post your thoughts, but do not start a hate war. We are all here for the same reason, and I and other costumers feel there needs to be some clarification in the costuming categories.
Cosplay, as a word, is a derivative of the words Costume and Play, or Roleplay, and started in the Japanese culture. As such, it usually applied to Anime and Manga costuming/roleplaying popular in t
-White Witch Battle Outfit -chain mailing
-Luna Wedding Outfit
P.S. Please note! I AM NOT A COSPLAYER!!! Those of us who have been involved in the art of costume making, especcially in the professional level guilds, have always known our art to be Costuming. "Cosplay" is a relatively new fad that technically means "Costume Role-play" and the focus is not necessarily on the costume, but on the activity. Wearing a costume and posing for pictures also is not necessarily cosplay. As one who focuses on the artform of making a complete character look, I am a Costumer and would prefer being refered to as such. Thank you for understanding!|
Also, I do not do commission work. If I have anything for sale, it will be posted to my journal
-STOCK- Please note, my work is not stock art. I have had a few people use my work as such in a taseful manner though. If you want to use my work as stock, please ask permission first. Don't use it in any inappropriate manner, and credit me! The costumes I make are hand-made and took a lot of work.
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