One Year On - a personal thanks


Article by Delusional posted Saturday 26th July 2008

Most of you will not have any attachment to this date but for myself it is rather special. On this day last year, the first version of Cosplay Island was launched. At first I was worried that people wouldn't join and that people would just stick to the larger international sites. However a year down the line we've been joined by over 650 members and had nearly 7000 photos uploaded; I guess my worries were unfounded! I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a few 'thank you's.

When I first entertained the idea of bringing a cosplay community site back to the UK years ago it was really a pipe dream. However several years on, months of work from myself and Perrin (through which many bottles of Bacardi and vodka were consumed respectively) turned my university dissertation project into a workable site which we managed to launch on the 25th July 2007.

My first 'thank you' goes out to Perrin, as without him I can honestly say that Cosplay Island would not have happened. Well, it might have happened, but it definitely wouldn't have been half the site it is now (you so should have seen it before....) I never thought I'd say this, but, "To Perrin!"

To everyone on the Cosplay Island team - thank you all for your hard work and support for the site. This community can't be run by two people alone and we really appreciate everything you guys have done.

Last but not least, a huge great thank you to all our members, from the small number of members we had testing the site in Beta, to the people that joined in the last week - you make this site what it is. Thank you for your continued support in using the site, making this place a community and being our eyes and ears when something goes wrong ;) We hope that you guys continue to enjoy using the site and will like the new features we have coming.

So, here's to another year! (Think we can break the 1000 members mark?)

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Slightly late with my

Slightly late with my comment but wanted to say thanks for mking such a user-friendly site and fun community hope it grows bigger in future ^^

by Orihime on Wednesday, 13 August, 2008 - 03:47
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I have to say that I

I have to say that I absolutely adore Cosplayisland. It takes the best elemenets from the international sites and combines them. It's a brilliant site and it's also local so is a great way to meet new people!

Thank you ^_^


by sjbonnar on Thursday, 31 July, 2008 - 13:39
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Deffinetly agree with everyone else, it is such a unique cosplay community site. I favour this one over the othe even though smaller it is more intouch with its members. A big thankyou for setting it up :D I deffiently would recommend my anime friends to join :D

by Mimi8D on Wednesday, 30 July, 2008 - 19:33
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Aww, feels like just a few

Aww, feels like just a few days ago it was being tested!

I'm really glad it's been successful and I'm sure it will be for years to come! Thanks to both of you for the hard work you put into it :D It was definately worth it!

by Ashe on Wednesday, 30 July, 2008 - 16:13
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Three cheers for Kat,

Three cheers for Kat, Perrin, and Cosplay Island. ^_^

I am sure we will be celebrating many more milestones in the future as well.

~ "Colonel, what's a Russian gunship doing here?!!" ~

by SherlockHulmes on Wednesday, 30 July, 2008 - 12:34
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best cosplay site ever !!! HONESTLY i mean i hrdly get of this site i love it so much so thankyou sooo much for brining it to us and thanks to the people and the commmunity who help keeping it as awsome and fun as it is i would say cosplay island is FAR better than hands down so keep up the good work guys and seeya at amecon lmao if you do ill probably be bowing down to you saying im not worthy because of your awsome work on the website WELDONE AGAIN AND HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY.

by ryaoki on Saturday, 26 July, 2008 - 20:15
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hooray for Cosplay Island!
I love this site i come on everyday (even on holiday, yes i am on holiday right now) I'm not sad, i just have internet access. ^^'
without you guys i wouldn't know half of my cosplay friends that i do! (says the girl with more online friends than RL friends. >w<'')
in anycase like what CrystalNeko said, it's hard to believe it's only been a year. ^^
I love you guys! xx

by Hexi on Saturday, 26 July, 2008 - 19:42
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Congratulations to all the team X3

The site itself is fluid to use and the community unbeatable

Thank You All ^^

by Jenivix on Saturday, 26 July, 2008 - 16:47
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*thumbs up*

I agree 100% with Leah, Cosplay island is definitely my favourite cosplay community. It's actually quite remarkable the number of UK cosplayers there are, without this site I wouldn't have known about all these amazing UK cosplayers and would have been completely oblivious to the number of UK conventions there are! I can't believe Cosplay Island has only been up for one year, it feels like it's always been here haha! Thumbs up to all your hard work in creating this site and I'm looking forward to the new features you have in stall for us! ^_^

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 26 July, 2008 - 11:52
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Happy anniversary!

Honestly, out of all the cosplay communities I'm in on the internet, Cosplay Island is easily my favourite. So, thanks to you guys for creating and maintaining such a great site, congratulations on the first year of running, and may there be many more to come! :)

by Sillabub on Saturday, 26 July, 2008 - 03:24