A 3 year milestone, updates and our thanks


Article by 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!

"Watch list"

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.

Searchable photos

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..

"Shopping list"

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.

Happy belated birthday! And

Happy belated birthday!
And CI will always be awesome, no matter what age it becomes!

by ArcherPlusle on Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 20:43
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Many congrats on your three

Many congrats on your three year anniversary CI! Is the symbol for three years leather? Seems appropiate to have a clothing material if so...

The watch list is a great addition and its nice to see the other updates also.

by drowned_panda on Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 16:28
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by MangaChild on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 20:53
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Can't believe its been going 3 years. Well done for making such a great site. Its my favourite place to vist. You have done really fab job. Heres to cosplayisland. Long may it run. xxx


by Sephirayne on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 16:40
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CosplayIsland is old now

CosplayIsland is old now :D
I love the new Updates~ They were a surprise when I logged into CI the other day and noticed them XD

by ProbablyHeather on Tuesday, 27 July, 2010 - 17:29
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i go away for 2 days and this happens


by ryaoki on Tuesday, 27 July, 2010 - 09:55
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It totally doesn't feel like it's been 3 years that's crazy. Maybe I'm the one that's old... D:

by Ashe on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 23:26
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Hurrah updates! Although

Hurrah updates! Although with the Youtube video links, would it be possible to address the timeline issue? Which would allow us to take on the time code to jump through half the video? (#t=4m55s added to the end) Saves people watching 4 minutes or more of video not relevant to the costume.

Minor quibble though, will just have to find videos were I am near the start XD

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by Shenny on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 20:07
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Happy birthday!

Congratulations on the success of Cosplay Island - three cheers for all of you! :-)

Some good new options there too, thanks.

by Lunar_Kitten on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 14:56
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Well done!!

Happy Birthday for your 3 year anniversery!! I've just tried to check out the YouTube video feature and added one on one of my cosplays, but no video is showing up?

by Lady Bahamut on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 14:42
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Hiya, is this for your

Hiya, is this for your Watanuki costume? You've linked the channel rather than the video for that, so it won't know what to display - make sure you're on the specific video page before grabbing the url, and you should be fine :)

Pop me a PM if you have any further problems with it at all!

by Delusional on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 15:01
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Silly me XD Didn't realise that! It's all fixed now ^^ Thanks alot :)

by Lady Bahamut on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 15:56
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Happy Birthday cosplayisland

Happy Birthday cosplayisland and thankyou for the new updates, they will certainly come in handy :)

by Limegreenjelly on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 14:40
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Congrats! I can't believe

I can't believe it's been 3 years.... Wow.
Loving all the new features, though, it's really nice to see a community site take on board what the actual /community/ has to say and adapt like that~

by Felixize on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 14:23
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All the new features are so

All the new features are so useful and it's great to see them finally on the site! Been waiting for a watch list for a looong time XD

Congratulations on 3 years. It's awesome to be a part of this community.

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 13:36
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I thought I spyed some new options as I procrastinated on the site when I should be doing costume work.

I think the new features are great! the journal one and the watch list one are pretty cool. Shopping list scares me.......I don't want to know how much I spend! >_< XD haha

Congratulations on your 3rd year of running, the sites great and the organisation and moderation has always been top!

by Lulu Rose on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 13:28

Can't believe it's been 3

Can't believe it's been 3 years already!
You've all been doing such a fantastic job!

The new options are all great ideas. :)

by Heero Masaki on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 12:24