A 3 year milestone, updates and our thanks
Article by Kat B (Delusional) posted Sunday 25th July 2010
Today we're happy to celebrate Cosplay Island's 3rd birthday! After every con we still see a surge in new members and we're really happy to still see a lot of regulars on the site. Many thanks to everyone who helps out with the site (no matter how little or much) and above all thanks to you, our community, for making this place what it is. Lastly a personal thanks to the one who keeps this site running smoothly, constantly full of ideas and without whom we'd definitely have problems. Three cheers for Amy-Lou!
As a mark of 3 years, we've also got some updates for you all (as proof that we haven't forgotten!) including some new cool features such as a watch list, embedded youtube videos, a shopping list tool and searchable photos. Read on for more information, and let us know any feedback in the forum or by contacting me.
Here's to the next 3 years!
An alternative to the friends list, you can now save and follow specific costumes that you are interested in by clicking on the 'add to watchlist' icon on the costume page. Your Watch List can be accessed in your personal menu at the top of the page and lets you know when the costumes were last updated.
You now have a new way to search content on the site from the photos page - this means that you can easily locate completed costumes, or perhaps help track down that cosplayer you saw last Expo..
A new feature for you to procrastinate...I mean, help keep on top of your finances with! For the heavily organised or just plain forgetful, use this to keep track of what you need to buy and how much you (didn't!) plan on spending.
Embedded YouTube videos
Proud of your elaborate walk on during a masquerade? Want to show everyone your skit that the costume was used in? You can now add a YouTube link onto your costume page, located in the edit costume options. (Please note - non-cosplay videos will be removed without warning!)
You can now backdate your journal entries, and any journal entry/edit will count as a costume update - displaying your costume avatar on the front page.
Bugs fixed and processes smoothed out
All across the site we've fixed minor bugs and taken out unnecessary steps, hopefully making your time on the site more enjoyable.
As always, we hope you enjoy the new updates. If you have any questions at all or find anything amiss, please either drop me a PM or raise a post in the forum.