New Costume Progress Features
Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Monday 8th September 2008
With AmeCon out of the way we've finally found a bit of time to finish off some new stuff we've been working on for a while. So we're pleased to present four changes to the costume profile pages:
- To-Do List - You can now track the progress of your costume with a customisable to-do list for each of your costumes.
- Costume Journals - Keep a journal as you work on your costume, including pictures, to show how it came together.
- Double Photo Limit - Due to popular demand we've doubled the picture limit per costume up to 12. So you should now have room to include reference images and detailed close-ups.
- Tagged Gallery Images - While browsing the photographer galleries you can now tag pictures showing your costumes and those images will appear on your costume pages.
We hope these new features will allow you to use Cosplay Island to not only show off your finished costumes, but to also help you plan and keep a record of your work. We hope you like them, but we'd love to hear your thoughts on these new features in the comments here or in the Site Feedback section of the forum.
A real focus for us has been to try and improve the way you can share photos of your costume. Many of you have said the 6 photo limit made it difficult to include good finished photos alongside detailed shots of props such as weapons. So not only have we doubled the limit, we've also allowed you to tag images from the photographer galleries and added the journal for you to include in-progress shots.
The flip-side of this though is having responded to your demands we're going to be a bit tougher on the images you upload. You should now no longer need to create separate costumes for your weapons and we may contact you to merge these back into one costume. Also the journal should only be used for in-progress images and we may delete any final costume images uploaded into your journal.
That's all for now but as always we're working on lots more stuff in the background, with a bit luck we might even have the return of competitions.