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01 Jun 2012 - 20:3285223
New cosplay photography website on the way with your help
Go check out this new Kickstarter for a great new community driven Cosplay Photography website!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ttimephotography/the-cosplay-photography-project


01 Jun 2012 - 21:1085225
Having just read your Kickstarter page, I don't believe this is relevant to the UK or infact the general hobbyist nature of cosplay.

In a nutshell, you're asking for a LOT of money which you intend to use to pay professional USA *non-cosplayer* 'hot' models to cosplay things they haven't made, and then charge people to have access to a premium section of your website to presumably make a living from? I note your figures only declare what you're doing with $30k of your $50k as well.

I sincerely hope this doesn't get funded and you go back to the drawing board and actually learn about what this hobby means to the people involved and why people do it - you appear to have missed the mark.

Sounds harsh? Probably I'm afraid!



Last edited by Junta (01 Jun 2012 - 21:12)
01 Jun 2012 - 21:3885227
Quote Junta:
Having just read your Kickstarter page, I don't believe this is relevant to the UK or infact the general hobbyist nature of cosplay.

In a nutshell, you're asking for a LOT of money which you intend to use to pay professional USA *non-cosplayer* 'hot' models to cosplay things they haven't made, and then charge people to have access to a premium section of your website to presumably make a living from? I note your figures only declare what you're doing with $30k of your $50k as well.

I sincerely hope this doesn't get funded and you go back to the drawing board and actually learn about what this hobby means to the people involved and why people do it - you appear to have missed the mark.

Sounds harsh? Probably I'm afraid!


Our cosplay group agree with what is said here it just seems like your sort of sexualising cosplay to get money....


01 Jun 2012 - 22:0385231
Quote Sammymisa:
Quote Junta:
Having just read your Kickstarter page, I don't believe this is relevant to the UK or infact the general hobbyist nature of cosplay.

In a nutshell, you're asking for a LOT of money which you intend to use to pay professional USA *non-cosplayer* 'hot' models to cosplay things they haven't made, and then charge people to have access to a premium section of your website to presumably make a living from? I note your figures only declare what you're doing with $30k of your $50k as well.

I sincerely hope this doesn't get funded and you go back to the drawing board and actually learn about what this hobby means to the people involved and why people do it - you appear to have missed the mark.

Sounds harsh? Probably I'm afraid!


Our cosplay group agree with what is said here it just seems like your sort of sexualising cosplay to get money....


I third this.

Why don't you try this on as US based site; Cosplay island is mostly UK and Europe, with few cosplayers further away (I know there are some lol)

If you used ACTUAL cosplayers, rather than just models, you'll find your cost will be cheaper and probably would have received better reception for it.


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01 Jun 2012 - 22:5685236
Totally agreed with this... Sounds like a horrid idea!


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02 Jun 2012 - 05:2985247
Good news is only one person's given him any money.

I think this has con written all over it.


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Last edited by Ice-climber (02 Jun 2012 - 05:29)
02 Jun 2012 - 06:5385250
If you're so desperate for cosplayers to do photoshoots with (you clearly aren't, but hey ho) then pay out for a convention and shoot people there, instead of hiring women to do it for you. That way you don't have to pay out for the props or the costumes like you said you would.

Given that you're so bent on the idea of having hot girls model for you, again, go to a convention. You'd be surprised at the number of hot girls who are willing to step in front of a camera for a photoshoot.

Anyway, long story short, suck it up and pay for cons like the rest of us do. Some of the rewards you're giving out are ridiculous as well. $1000 dollars just to receive a book and a prop? The majority of us here could make a prop ourselves on a budget, never mind $1000


06 Jun 2012 - 12:5085592
Quote Mungojerrie:
If you're so desperate for cosplayers to do photoshoots with (you clearly aren't, but hey ho) then pay out for a convention and shoot people there, instead of hiring women to do it for you. That way you don't have to pay out for the props or the costumes like you said you would.

Given that you're so bent on the idea of having hot girls model for you, again, go to a convention. You'd be surprised at the number of hot girls who are willing to step in front of a camera for a photoshoot.

Anyway, long story short, suck it up and pay for cons like the rest of us do. Some of the rewards you're giving out are ridiculous as well. $1000 dollars just to receive a book and a prop? The majority of us here could make a prop ourselves on a budget, never mind $1000


Yeah. Cons are good stuff.


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06 Jun 2012 - 13:0985594
dear god that is the worst idea i've ever heard 0_0

Back to the drawing board me thinks dude


06 Jun 2012 - 14:5685605
Yeah, bad idea >.< you're not going to find random people willing to give you their own money so you can pay for models to do photoshoots. There's not much incentive really, the stuff you're offering for donations is not worth it (as someone's already pointed out). Go to a con, get shoots there, people will already be in cosplay and many of them will be very good looking (if that is so important to you).

I don't know, it kinda seems like "will you give me money to pay models who probably have no interest in cosplay to dress as characters and look pretty". Dunno, kinda seems like going to cons and getting shots of people that actually know about the characters and have enthusiasm for this hobby isn't good enough.

This is just my opinion, if I've read this wrong then I'm really really sorry >.<.

I'm kinda trying to see this from other people's prespectives, I mean yeah I cosplay but I tend to hide from cameras most the time anyway.

Again, sorry if I've got this totally wrong (which I probably have XD)



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