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Cosplay, Fanart and Plagiarism

(gif curtesy to Mel)


TL;DR: An artist traced (!) my cosplay photo without permission, gave me zero credits, sold the prints at a con and denied she’s ever seen my photo.

First, both of us, the cosplayer and the photographer, want to say that it would never have come to this if the artist would have immediately apologized to us in person, instead of being extremely rude to us and letting things escalate. A simple sorry and taking down the prints would’ve sufficed.

In the beginning of January, being hyped with the new SU episodes, I immediately fell in love with Blue Diamond and cosplayed her. Two months ago, a friend let me know that an artist she saw drew a fanart based on my photo. I was extremely flattered and happy, but also kinda sad the artist gave me zero credits. Us cosplayers and photographers work really hard to get a nice result, and everyone is happy when their photo serves as an inspiration for another artwork. I wrote a letter to her stating that I love her art, but I’d like her to credit me as a source of inspiration (adding the screen shot).

For two months, there was silence. I tried it again a few weeks ago, but again, no response. Okay, what can you do…



Last weekend we had a big con in Germany with a huge artist alley and both of us, the photographer and the cosplayer, attended. Suddenly, a friend came to us and said that there’s a girl selling this exact drawing. We were puzzled and decided to go to her booth and look at it ourselves.

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anonymous asked:

Do you have any particular humor influences?

That’s a really clever question! 

Here are the things that made ScoobyDooMistakes what it is today.

When I was very little, I grew up on The Muppet Show, Alan Sherman, Steve Martin, Weird Al, and Dr. Demento.

Yes. I had weird parents. Yes, I was not at all a normal 7-year-old.

From my early teenage years onward, I was shaped by…

Monty Python

I actually saw John & Eric do a live show recently. Unimaginably witty, and two of the best comedic deliveries the world has ever known. 

The Brothers Chaps…

Masters of the art of highly-intentional, beautiful randomness.

Mystery Science Theatre 3000

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The Marx Brothers

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Red Dwarf

The perfect blend of dramatic sitcom and silly scifi, carried by superb writers and cast.

…Samuel Beckett…

“They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more.”

Jason Steele

Utterly absurd, utterly brilliant. I never knew a sculpture of an eagle could be a such a multi-faceted and loveable protagonist. 

…Mel Brooks…

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…the bizarre-yet-undeniably-clever RedLetterMedia…

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DWM #484 is available today, priced £4.99.

I’ve only been a part of this community for a short time now (I think about half a year). There is a couple of other fandoms that have done this for me, but I have never felt more included in a fandom, in a community, in a friendship group. The impact you’ve had on my life alone in this past few months is phenomenal. Words can’t explain how excited I was that I was able to experience this year with you, from start to end and back again. And now to be a part of another big celebration and milestone (7 million was a blast!) is amazing. 

To @therealjacksepticeye, thank you. Thank you for absolutely everything. I know you always say that we don’t have to thank you. But I want to. You’ve improved my life, and I’m looking forward to lots of new and exciting things, just because of you.

To the community, you’re amazing. Thank you all as well. Thank you for making me feel like I’m one of you; like I’m part of this amazing, wonderful, loud team. I look forward to forging friendships with you,

I’m not a good artist, or musican/singer, or skilled with Photoshop by any means. But I wanted to create something. Cause it’s not every day you reach this milestone.


CONGRATULATIONS ON EIGHT MILLION! AND HERE’S TO NINE!