las vegas cosplayer


I kept running into this darling Lil’ Cap girl at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention. Every time we would pass each other, she would get really excited and give me a high five.

My favorite aspect of cosplaying is seeing others light up when they recognize you. It brings me a lot of joy to see how happy some people get. <3 It’s enough to make a girl feel like a celebrity! God bless y'all!

My name is Blue, but I’m better known as TheCosplayBunny. I’ve been cosplaying for about five years and in that time I have learned so much and met so many wonderful people. Cosplay is exploding right now, its popularity has skyrocketed in recent years and that is amazing, however, it comes with challenges.

Recently a movement has begun called #NotJustPixels. This movement targets those who steal cosplayers pictures to gain a larger following and more likes. So why is this a problem? There are so many “Hot Cosplay
Girl” and “Amazing Cosplay” pages and websites it’s crazy. Normally this would not be an issue but many of these pages don’t source the original cosplayers or photographers.

I have personally experienced this and it’s awful. Selling prints and making appearances is how I continue to cosplay, so when I saw one of my prints on one such page, completely unsourced, I was shocked. I basically work as a nonprofit; all profit I make from sales are immediately reinvested into the next costume, I never see a dime. I was heartbroken because someone I didn’t even know was taking my hard work, and claiming it as their own.

This has to stop. Cosplayers put an incredible amount of time and effort into their art, not to mention a lot of money. When you see a beautiful cosplay photo you must remember, the person in that photo paid for everything you see. The wig, the shoes, the makeup, the costume, even the photo itself (photoshoots aren’t free). So I am urging you to join this movement.

If you see someone posting an unsourced photo of a cosplayer, call them out on it or report them for misuse. It’s not right, it is stealing. Help us end this awful practice, share to spread the word! #NotJustPixels

Photographer: Double Take Las Vegas Cosplayer: Me! (TheCosplayBunny)