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29 Dec 2013 - 20:45109901
Costume Showcase
I don't know if its just me, but has anyone else noticed with costume showcase that the same people are being chosen? and if it's not the same people then its the same/similar characters from the same series?

I have no issue with the people who are being chosen, as I know that costumes are nominated and put forward for the showcase, however I think its lacking in variety ^^; I remember when the feature was first introduced it was said that 'a variety will be shown and you don't have to be an expert as all levels of skills will be showcased' (or words of a similar effect ^^; twas a very long time ago!)

This is by no way meant to say as a jealous rant ^^; I have loved all the costumes that have been showed and appreciate all the effort that has gone into it and I bet the people who have been showcased are so proud as they should be! ^^ I just wondered if any thought went into the choosing process so that we could get to see a variety of different costumes and series from all sorts of people, as there are so many fantastic costumes people have made on this site and its such a shame that we miss out on seeing them! ^^

29 Dec 2013 - 22:00109904
The showcase has always been fantastic but I see what you mean. I have taken a quick look and have noticed that there are a few users that have been showcased more than once and a number of characters have been from the same games/series...ect. I look forward to the showcase every week but Id like to see more of a variety, including skill levels


Last edited by Psychoelle (29 Dec 2013 - 22:03)
29 Dec 2013 - 22:21109905
Oh yeah I'm not denying that the work isn't fantastic, because it really is and I look forward to seeing it too! just wondered if anyone else had noticed and like me would love to see more variety/skill level ^^

01 Jan 2014 - 14:59109957
The Cosplay Showcases are chosen based on votes from you guys ^_^'

So if the same people are being nominated, it's because people are voting for their costumes a lot. Get out there and get voting for people's costumes!

CosplayIsland Staff Member

01 Jan 2014 - 16:09109958
Quote sjbonnar:
The Cosplay Showcases are chosen based on votes from you guys ^_^'

So if the same people are being nominated, it's because people are voting for their costumes a lot. Get out there and get voting for people's costumes!

Edit: Actually I misread what you put. Ignore me >_<


Last edited by Lady Bahamut (01 Jan 2014 - 16:11)
01 Jan 2014 - 16:43109959
I know they're based on votes/nominations, and I do regularly vote on other peoples costumes. But with so many people on this site and so many fantastic costumes and different levels of skills, surely there's some decision put in place so its not constantly the same series/characters/people ^^; that's all I wondered

01 Jan 2014 - 19:58109965
Clearly we need to vote more
*goes to spam vote everything*


01 Jan 2014 - 20:55109969
I often nominate cosplays and find most of the ones I do get chosen. I assume this is because there's not a lot of other people suggesting cosplays. And if there is only a few of us then it's not a surprise that the same people and series often come up, since they're the things we know and like.

I believe that whoever choses the showcase tries for a variety, but if no one else is suggesting anything then there's not much they can do.
Solution: go suggest lots of people and encourage others to do the same =p

02 Jan 2014 - 23:19110001
Decided to test this, yay stats! A quick bit of regex and Excel subtotals say:

* 150 showcases total so far (Almost 3 years!)

* 143 unique characters cosplayed (147 if you count different variants of characters as separate. Only 1 character appears 3 times - Sakura - but all different outfits)

* 129 unique cosplayers, (21 people have made it on twice but no more)

* 119 unique sources (99 if you count all game sequels as the same source. 2 sources have appeared more than 3 times: Zelda - Twilight Princess (4) and FF XIII (5))

FF if all treated as one does eat 27 of the entries but that's still only 18% of all showcases with the next highest being Zelda at 2.6%

So I dunno, other than FF dominating the cosplay world as usual it seems pretty fair and varied to me, but it is true that the system is supposed to work by crowdsourcing the deserving works amongst the tons out there, and it'll only work if we're doing the voting!

03 Jan 2014 - 00:44110005
To be honest I keep forgetting that I can vote.
I've since re-visited some of my favourites and made sure to suggest them for the Showcase.

03 Jan 2014 - 05:17110006
I think the showcases have shown some amazing costumes. There are quite a few I have voted for so I am glad to see them there. There is also a few I haven't come across before and as such have now seen more of their work. All, I feel, are deserved. I do see some variety which is great.

I say keep voting. Aim to vote for costumes that inspire you. Especially rare ones that have struck a cord with you.

Thanks Nert, I was curious to how it all broke down.

03 Jan 2014 - 19:15110012
Not gonna lie, I'm digging the stats.

I really have nothing else useful to contribute to this thread...


04 Jan 2014 - 00:42110020
Nert...I just tried to like your post. Awesome stuff!

CosplayIsland Staff Member

04 Jan 2014 - 09:26110027
Sorry if this was asked but when a costume is chosen is it literally the highest voted? Or is there a panel that chooses from the highest?

Just wondering as I have voted for certain costumes over and over but they haven't been showcased yet


04 Jan 2014 - 10:49110029
Fairy snuff on the stats ^^ that's pretty awesome and cool for breaking it down ^^ It makes it a lot clearer to see ^^

as I said I dnt have a problem with the showcase, I love seeing the costumes ^^ I just didn't know if anyone else had noticed or if it was just me ^^; Turns out was just me ^^;


Last edited by Mew Rocky (04 Jan 2014 - 11:16)
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