cosplay appreciation day

@ dutch protection squad members

i’ll be going to abunai (anime convention) this year. i’m really looking forward to taking pics of the Kags cosplayers and buying all the Kags merch (if i get permission of the cosplayers i’ll put the pics on the blog) :D anyways if you’re also going it’d be cool if we could meet and scream about Kags!! 

Repost version 5.02: Things that have happened in the TRG and LP community this year(FINAL VERSION)

I’m reposting the list(again). Message me if I missed any.

  1. ProtonJon is a classy hobo
  2. The Versus channel being made
  3. ProtonJon Cosplay Appreciation Post
  4. ProtonJon Appreciation Day
  5. Both ProtonJon AND Chuggaaconroy ass appreciation posts
  6. JAKE MOVING TO JAPAN.
  7. ProtonPuns(AKA ProtonWhat)
  8. ThingxStuff
  9. Meet the Timstones
  10. Jake becoming a meme
  11. Josh is a Clam 
  12. Tyler is Barney the dinosaur
  13. TheRunwayGuys
  14. FOOOOOOTBALLLLLLLLL!
  15. Naked Patrick
  16. Tyler FINALLY winning a versus(and winning two mini versus)
  17. Emile’s not boner
  18. JoshJepson photo war
  19. Flower crowns with Jake and others
  20. Josh with cooking
  21. Josh’s vlogs
  22. Tim’s Pokemon LP finally starting
  23. Jake, Masae and Lucah on TRG
  24. Tyler’s Loser Challenge for Mario 64 versus.
  25. Emile being a sweetheart giving Stephen and Mal gifts worth over $1000.
  26. JonTron leaving the GameGrumps
  27. University of JoshJepson(and everything else)
  28. Josh is 4.
  29. Jake is 4.0
  30. Josh is still 4.
  31. Emile trying to convert Jon from Canadian to an American.
  32. Jon finally getting stars in a chance time in MP3
  33. Tim winning Mario Party 3(technically)
  34. Chuggaaconroy puns
  35. PenguinConroy
  36. Emile hit 700,000 subscribers as of 10-6-13.
  37. Emile’s ass being appreciated. Again. 
  38. Runawaniacs

This has been a GREAT year(mostly) in the LP community. Let’s see what happens in 2014!!

I’ve been going to comic conventions for about 20 years now, and one of the things I’ve noticed through the years is the ever increasing amount of people that cosplay. It’s something that I feel is never truly appreciated by con-goers, something that is taken for granted, even. Why do I say this? Because people like to bitch and complain about how aisle traffic getting slowed down, or that they’re not real fans or that they don’t even know who they’re dressed as.

This kind of ignorance always bothered me. Why? Because, well, LOOK at the costumes. Look at the level of craftsmanship there. Look at how much they care about getting the look right. Look at the creativity. There’s an obvious LOVE for the character that they’re dressing up as. It takes a lot of time to create these costumes, and it takes a lot of guts to wear them in that hot convention floor, and stopping to get photographed can get tedious…but they do it because it makes the con experience a lot more fun for them, and for us.

I’ve had the great pleasure of getting to know, and becoming friends with a good number of folks who cosplay. They’re amazing people, ridiculously talented and passionate about their hobby.

So when you see a cosplayer at a con, take the time to appreciate their work, and tell them how much you enjoy it!

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If Gail Simone says it’s Cosplay Appreciation Day, who I am I to contradict her? Here’s a selection of my best and/or favorite costumes from 2010 to today, including all of my award-winning work. Click through the captions to see details. Many, many details.