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06 May 2011 - 22:0855627
There just seems like an air of "I've cosplayed longer/my cosplay is more complicated, therefore I'm superior" at CosCom...

Like there, I could ask a "professional" about their costume and say i haven't been cosplaying too long and I'd wanna be at there level of cosplaying, like a compliment and I'd get some really hurtful-ass comment back but here, I;ll use Sephirayne (I can't spell...) because the are awesome ^_^ as an example and i can imagine the same situation and her actually spending time explaining the different parts of her cosplays or whatever. I like it here...


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Last edited by Crap Rocket Red (06 May 2011 - 22:08)
14 May 2011 - 13:2356367
Out of all of the cosplay websites I'm on, I deffo prefer CosplayIsland

I mainly signed up here because most of you guys are UK based and I'd most likely to see at a convention. Also cause I really like this system here, you guys aren't as strict as other websites.

cosplay.com are so tight on what you upload, how big the picture is, NO THEY CAN'T BE PHOTOMANIPULATIONS, don't do this, don't do that. it's crap. to say the least the system is just rubbish and i don't really like the layout of your profile and how your costumes can be found. Plus it's glitchy as hell! I swear they never fix any of the bugs over there.
plus many of the people over there are horrible (just like what crap rocket red said) you innocently ask a simple question and you just get demoralized just for being 'not as good as they are' Which isn't the websites fault obviously. It's just people. and I think the community of people on this website are wonderful, sweet and kind ^^ Now I only upload some pics of my completed costumes over there. Here is where i liked to upload WIP's and stuff, and i like the little 'to do list' 'shopping list' and journel tabs, they're really useful. I also like how theres a comments section so if you delete a picture, your comments won't be lost. (if that makes sense)

Reading back on all the comments, looks like you guys had the same experience I had on cosplay.com

I upload my costumes to as many places as I can just to share my cosplay to people. I'm proud of what I achieve. Yeh I do like to check every now and then to see what comments I get and what people think. Everybody likes to be complimented. But I don't do it JUST for the attention and plus, I've made loads of great friends through these websites.

About people from other countries who join here I don't mind atall! So long as they don't start trouble! But I do prefer this website being mainly UK orientated. and I agree the drop down list for being UK Conventions only There are many counrties who have their own cosplay websites and as far as I know, there aren't any other UK cosplay websites. So I'd like to see this stay a UK orientated website


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14 May 2011 - 14:5456373
I agree with Athorax.
But to add

I think it's great that other countries wish to chat/post here, as long as it stays on a good basis. I joined CI because it looked friendly people help and generally mean what they comment about. I didn't realise straight away it was UK based. I think it is a good thing CI is being noticed for it's friendliness anyone who is a true Cosplayer wants that. I want that and i'm sure the "true cosplayers" like me and all of you, across seas want that too. CI is not competitive and is just for everyone to enjoy.
Yes it would be nice to win an award but still as long as you remember where we all started, thats what being helpful and a true cosplayer is, we would all help people who are not as experienced as us wouldn't we? So if this is what other continents want why not just invite them amoung our fab comunity and help them too. I love it here.

Flamewizo


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14 May 2011 - 20:4256399
Just call me Red ^_^ and everyone is currently having an argument with some guy called proudasian92 or somehting because he says that we westerners ruin cosplay XD


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14 May 2011 - 21:1156402
Quote Crap Rocket Red:
Just call me Red ^_^ and everyone is currently having an argument with some guy called proudasian92 or somehting because he says that we westerners ruin cosplay XD


Oh him

The argument that "asians are better cosplayers blah because the characters are asian" is null and void by the fact that, actually, the characters don't exist 99% of the time. They're cartoons.


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14 May 2011 - 21:4656405
I'm also not from the UK, but I mainly moved to this site here because you guys are all so friendly and nice! And the site is easy to navigate and I plan to attend conventions in the UK - well I do at least live in Europe, so the distance is not that big xD

I have an account at cosplay.com but duh... don't like this page at all.


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15 May 2011 - 01:0156430
I can't say I like this page either. We should just be happy we havent't become a site of boasting I don't really see the point to commenting about who should be here or not, we should welcome everyone, all of us here only wish to enjoy it here forein or not.
p.s sorry if i spelt things wrong i'm a horrible speller lol.

Flamewizo


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20 May 2011 - 18:3457095
I actually signed up just to comment here. I mean, I have been wanting to sign up for a while because the site looks great, but I did not know if I would be welcome, being American.

I have a profile on both Cosplay.com and CosplayLab. I find them to be not very user friendly, so I do not visit them often. When I finish a costume, I will post it there, because I have friends on them who like to see, and because I like getting feedback so I know what I should work on. It's not about the attention (I actually get picked on for being too shy to be a cosplayer) but about the craft.

More importantly, when I first encountered this site, I was intrigued by the features it has that the others do not - like the ability to keep a journal as you build a costume. I would love to be able to use that! On my very first visit here, I saw a prop making method that someone journaled that I am eager to try.

And while I have not been to a convention in the UK, I would like to be able to go one day. I hope that the networking offered by this site could help me to meet some awesome UK cosplayers, so that when I eventually do make it over there, I am not completely lost and alone. Of course, if any of the friends I meet on here ever wanted to come to Texas(we have a lot of conventions here) then I would love the opportunity to meet them here as well!

I hope that I have a chance to meet a lot of great UK cosplayers, and to share interesting crafting tips and ideas.


20 May 2011 - 18:4157096
I'm also not from UK, but I'm here 'cause it's way better than on CosCom. Why?
People here are really nice. On CosCom You can find a lot of rude comments. Even when it's someone first cosplay or person is bad at sewing - here I didn't find comments like " oh my, You don't look as her, blah blah" or " You have the worst costume ever".

srsly, that's true, I saw few comments like that there.

I like atmosphere here. Also, I can find here friends from UK that cosplay



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20 May 2011 - 18:5557097
Personally I think CI is the best of the cosplay websites, particularly, in my opinion, because it is UK-based. Living in the UK myself (like the vast majority here) I think its wonderful to be able to talk to people that are more local about the same kinds of things, and even potentially meeting them, which is less likely to happen with people further away. But I do also have an account of cosplay.com, mainly for looking at cosplays from other places; but I never ever post there. Very interesting topic though, I'm glad people have discussed it so much!


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23 May 2011 - 16:1557418
Not at all.

I like the fact that this site is mainly full of UK users so its a great opportunity to make friends and find groups for events that your going to but I also think that since a lot of people in mainland Europe and even the U S of A do come over to the UK and go to conventions, its a great way for them to talk to people attending, gather information and get an idea of what a UK con is like. Cosplay.com is aimed at everyone but its mainly Americans who use it, yet I think its a great resource for anything cosplay based, yeah we do have our own UK section on there but here is far, far better for UK soecific cons etc.

I appreciate what your saying but I don't think any forum should be closed off for certain nationalities. Anyone should be welcome.


23 May 2011 - 16:3257420
Quote flamewizo:
I can't say I like this page either. We should just be happy we havent't become a site of boasting I don't really see the point to commenting about who should be here or not, we should welcome everyone, all of us here only wish to enjoy it here forein or not.
p.s sorry if i spelt things wrong i'm a horrible speller lol.

Flamewizo


Having looked at this thread quite a lot, I've gotta say that I don't see this at all.

I think it was definitely an interesting topic to bring to debate, especially in a time when a mostly UK site is now becoming more mixed. It's definitely something that should be discussed as long as it's done sensitively.

And not only has this thread been sensitive, but pretty much everyone has said "We love that there are other nationalities on here, as long as the site doesn't change too much then we're happy!"

So, all around pretty positive from what I've seen ^_^


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23 May 2011 - 17:0257427
I do see what your saying, but I think its great that people from around the globe can use CI! It depends on, like what a lot of other people have said, the reason you come here. Though it is awesome that people from the UK have somewhere to go.

I'm from the Uk but origionally signed up to Cosplay.com as it was the only site I knew about for cosplay forums. I have never posted anything on Cosplay.com though as I was too nervous too ^-^;
I came here after reading about it in SFX magazine once. I'm so glad I did as the people here are lovely! Its such a great website.



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23 May 2011 - 17:2857430
I think it should continue to be a place primarily for UK cosplayers. We had nothing else before it except the old long dead Cosplay UK website (anyone remember that?) and the Brit forum on Coscom has always been quiet.

If someone is entering into the Euro Cosplay or are planning to attend one of our events then it makes sense to see a profile made on here. I prefer leaving comments on something I've seen in person, I can actually interact with someone I saw or met at an event. I have a couple of friends from another country who joined here after attending Expo.

Whereas I find it difficult and sometimes pointless to interact with the ones who seem to have no interest in our community, no interest in providing information on their costumes, don't bother answering questions, are unable to link costumes to the events listed and have no interest in attending our events.

When there is already Cosplay.com that already has country specific forums I find myself questioning the reasons for joining or if they read the 'About' section of this website.


23 May 2011 - 18:0657431
Quote Alias.com:


Whereas I find it difficult and sometimes pointless to interact with the ones who seem to have no interest in our community, no interest in providing information on their costumes, don't bother answering questions, are unable to link costumes to the events listed and have no interest in attending our events.

When there is already Cosplay.com that already has country specific forums I find myself questioning the reasons for joining or if they read the 'About' section of this website.


Agreed I kinda get the impression its JUST to show of their costumes as opposed to having any real input, not that that is a bad thing I just like to interact with the people who put their costumes up.


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23 May 2011 - 19:0657434
Cosplay.com was my first cosplay website i signed up for, but after so much crap i recieved, i tried asking help what kinda materials to use for a mech in a forum page, no one gave me anything and after a month the admins has deleted the thread for no reason whatsoever, and i saw some people's cosplay photos, i wanted to ask what kind of materials they used for it, and some never bothered to reply, and others told me to go google it, basically, not really getting any help from that website =_=

However here, its much more comfortable, its not as big and its easier to go around looking at forum pages and find groups for certain conventions, i really love how cosplay island is at the moment, and there is no way it should change how it is for having the UK as its target area to attract cosplayers, and it helps a lot of people make friends and i even get nice responses from people about help guides and such ^^

i don't have any problems with people from other countries using the site, but it does worry me about them posting up really awesome cosplays and not reply to any questions about how it was made, cause there are quite a few i would love to make myself owo


23 May 2011 - 19:5657441
Quote Tiduus227:
Cosplay.com was my first cosplay website i signed up for, but after so much crap i recieved, i tried asking help what kinda materials to use for a mech in a forum page, no one gave me anything and after a month the admins has deleted the thread for no reason whatsoever, and i saw some people's cosplay photos, i wanted to ask what kind of materials they used for it, and some never bothered to reply, and others told me to go google it, basically, not really getting any help from that website =_=


Exactly the same thing! WTF is up with coscom with deleting threads practically straight away?! And I forget how many Deidara cosplayers I asked a bit of help from and got either no response or pretty much a "screw you"

WTF?! It's not like I was trying to compete with them! I just wanted a bit of help.


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23 May 2011 - 20:2057445
Quote sjbonnar:
And not only has this thread been sensitive, but pretty much everyone has said "We love that there are other nationalities on here, as long as the site doesn't change too much then we're happy!"


And this pretty much sums up why CI rocks . Imagine if a thread with similar themes appeared on Cosplay.com? I have a great deal of respect for the people of CI for that alone; because everyone does seem to have greater respect for their fellow cosplayers than I've seen out there on other sites.

There isn't much here for non-UK cosplayers but if they want to join, let them join - they're not doing any harm. So long as the focus remains on the UK, which I think has been established that it will ^_^.

Because the UK focus is what makes CI so great. Like Alias.com said, it's always nicer to see cosplays in person (becaus then it's just about the cosplay, and not about the photography). I prefer the smaller size of the community here too, because it means that the cosplayer becomes more than just a face behind a good costume.


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24 May 2011 - 13:0157515
Quote Alias.com:
Whereas I find it difficult and sometimes pointless to interact with the ones who seem to have no interest in our community, no interest in providing information on their costumes, don't bother answering questions, are unable to link costumes to the events listed and have no interest in attending our events.


In which case they're almost certainly just here in order to show off their cosplay on another website.

One of the best things about CosplayIsland, in my opinion, is the sense of community.

You talk about meetups, organise groups, photoshoots, heck even a lot of casual cosplay meetups etc. I love the fact that I can comment on someone's costume and a week later have sent some PMs back and forth and will be looking forward to seeing them at the next event.

I love this site ^_^

(then, maybe I'm biased?)


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25 May 2011 - 00:1557580
Quote sjbonnar:

Having looked at this thread quite a lot, I've gotta say that I don't see this at all.

I think it was definitely an interesting topic to bring to debate, especially in a time when a mostly UK site is now becoming more mixed. It's definitely something that should be discussed as long as it's done sensitively.

And not only has this thread been sensitive, but pretty much everyone has said "We love that there are other nationalities on here, as long as the site doesn't change too much then we're happy!"

So, all around pretty positive from what I've seen ^_^


I agree to that it is interesting now I've looked a little deeper into it. I guess I'm just use to people wanting to pick holes lol But CI is nothing like that having browsed around a bit, was just a touch worried it was complaining but it isn't really More informative


Quote sjbonnar:

In which case they're almost certainly just here in order to show off their cosplay on another website. One of the best things about CosplayIsland, in my opinion, is the sense of community. You talk about meetups, organise groups, photoshoots, heck even a lot of casual cosplay meetups etc. I love the fact that I can comment on someone's costume and a week later have sent some PMs back and forth and will be looking forward to seeing them at the next event. I love this site ^_^ (then, maybe I'm biased?)


I also agree to this I love this site just a lovely atmosphere to be in every one just keeping it chillec
If CI really was a real island it would be EPIC be like living in paradise ha ha


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25 May 2011 - 00:3657582
If CI was really an Island, i'd rate it 5/5 for everything ;D

and plus i'd move there >D


25 May 2011 - 08:2757592
An actual Island full of cosplayers. Sounds amazing but gods...the drama! LOL


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25 May 2011 - 08:3457594
Quote sjbonnar:
An actual Island full of cosplayers. Sounds amazing but gods...the drama! LOL


XD XD XD XD *visualises such a place*


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25 May 2011 - 11:3557610
Ha ha looks like I started something here lol
*Imagining the Cosplay beaches and homes*, Could be very interesting I would live there easy could you imagine what the scale of fasion's there would be? lol

Ha ha. Love it


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26 May 2011 - 09:4357724
Hmmm well I read all the comments on the last few pages so I want to say my piece.

I am not a UK cosplayer, in fact I am an American cosplayer who lives in Japan.

I came across cosplay island on accident while google searching for cosplay sites but I liked how easy it was to use so I stuck with it. I do have other accounts on just about every other cosplay site imaginable because I DO want more exposure. I`m not ashamed to admit it but thats not the only reason why I joined.

Here in Japan cosplay is a totally different thing and its more stressful here to deal with their cosplay sites because of the language barrier. Not only that but unless you have a costume from a certain series you get basically ignored by the whole community =(
So I wanted to find another community that was friendlier and more open to diversity. Cosplay.com is okay, i have never had any bad experiences there but the system is so hard to use and it glitches ALL THE TIME on my computer >.<

Some people on the first page were asking why we come when we don`t really contribute anything to the community. And well there is no easy way to answer that but for me since I am a world away from everyone in the UK there isnt much I CAN do. I would LOVE to come to the UK to cosplay someday but until I win the Lottery or something it probably wont happen =(


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