No sense in wasting time, I'll just get right into it! As you all may already be aware, I am tha "proud" founder of 2 groups here at tha dA! Tha 1st group was a given but it was a LONG time coming that I created tha 2nd recent group! I created tha 2nd group to show recognition of cosplayers that don't just like half dress up like their selected character and snap a shot of themselves as such either in just plain environments or only take it as far as just trying to pose in imitation of said character! I especially like it when they either apply special fx to their portrayal(blood/scars/photoshop)but I really like tha ones that either "fight" other characters and some do crossovers against characters from other series OR when cosplayers act out a "scene" in a single image and sometimes crossover as well! In other words, cosplays that go BEYOND MAKE-BELIEVE and create some of the most life-like cosplays you've ever seen! You can call me tha Mad Action Kosplay Otaku in that way so to speak! What I don't appreciate are tha cosplayers that have recently been sending in tha simple cosplays that I do NOT appreciate! Well I can appreciate em regularly but they keep sending em in and I'm tired of seeing em in my group! The only fault I can see of my own is that I did reach out to em and ask for em to send in their cosplays BUT I did post tha very specific FX-es and parameters that their cosplays should meet before sending em in as a guide! Now you're proly thinking why don't I just delete em if they don't reach your parameters then! It's not deleting em that's really botherin me; it's actually seeing how many different ways they'll adjust tha same basic concept for an image like 50 x over and over and over! That's okay if the image itself has something about it that says something about tha cosplay in question or different environments! Ya know like different locations that will reflect tha cosplay or different mannerisms that their chosen character will display BUT alot of em have images of their cosplays that are practically identical to other cosplays of tha same character that's basically tha same pose on tha same "set" with tha same fx or lack thereof and I'm not against variations to have variety because tha one that these like may not be tha same one that the others like and different variations so you can be like tha same shot but with this different or that different and I understand that, heck I even do just that but they seem to do it in excess! Now I'm Tha Mad Action Kosplay Otaku in a negative light at this point because I'm beginning to go stir crazy because I'm judging upwards of 100 of tha same deviations from deviators tha likes of *TophWei
's many Toph and Katara cosplays or *CrystalPanda
's Zelda cosplays, never thought I'd get tired of Zelda though so she deserves credit for that but in a sorta good way! In conclusion, I don't blame tha cosplayers themselves but I just wanted to note how staggering it is to go through seeing SO MANY of tha SAME cosplayers doing tha SAME cosplays with very much tha SAME pose in tha SAME environment where tha biggest difference is tha camera's angle! Once more, I'm not speaking out against em; just recalling my experience!