One of our main goals of this site is to make it simple to use, but of course some things that appear straightforward to us can easily be misinterpreted by others!

Below is a list questions that we’ve been asked enough either over the forums or via PM’s that we think they deserve being written down for others to find. If the answer you are looking for isn’t here, please feel free to make a post on the forums concerning it, or PM a Site Admin (details on our about page) your question. Don’t be shy!

How do I add an avatar to my account?

To add an avatar:

  1. Go to your Profile page and select the edit function.
  2. In the edit section, there are three headings at the top of the page:
    Account Settings, Personal, and Privacy. Click Account Settings.
  3. You'll find the option to add an avatar under Picture options.

Please note that your browser will more than likely cache your previous avatar, so if it doesn't look like it has updated do a hard refresh (CTRL & F5) to see if that works, before contacting an admin.

Why can’t I upload any more than 12 photos per costume?

We decided that a total of 12 photos would be a good number to be able to upload. This allows you to give several different views of your costume and at the same time persuades you to pick quality over quantity. You are allowed any mix of reference pictures, progress pictures and completed images in this limit - although we definitely suggest you use the journal feature for in-progress pics, as it's a great way to show off the creation of your project. Don't forget, you can also tag yourself in the photographer galleries, which appear at the bottom of your costume page and don't count towards this total.

Do I have to upload a reference picture?

No, the choice is completely yours! Some sites ban reference images while others encourage them to help you show off how accurate your costume is to the original design. You may wish to add reference pictures while the costume is in the planning stage, perhaps to show others who may not know the costume? Keep in mind that reference pictures are included in your total of 12 pictures that you are able to upload, but also that you can replace them with pictures of your costume once it is finished.

This is your cosplay portfolio, you fill it how you wish!

How do I delete my account, or change my username?

Any account changes such as closing your account on Cosplay Island or changing your username can be done by a Site Admin, you can find the contact details for us on our about page.

Can I help with the site in any way?

At the moment we’re a very small site with a small team, but of course the aim is to expand as much as we can, and provide all sorts of exciting content on the site! So just because we aren’t actively asking for people right now doesn’t mean we wont require help in the future. If there's anything you'd particularly like to join in with, drop one of the Site Admins a PM.

Also we always appreciate feedback which helps us to make the site a better place for everyone. You can help us with your thoughts and comments in Feedback Forum, or via PM to any of the Site Admin. For content submissions, we're always happy to receive any written content such as cosplay news, tutorials or anything that comes to mind!

Help! Who do I contact?

If at any point you are having issues on the site, or need to speak to a Site Admin for any reason, you can find our contact details here. We won't bite, and we'll try and get back to you as soon as possible!