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Sorry for not putting this up earlier this year, but school and life in general has keeping me busy. So, here is my opinion on where cosplay is at now and the possible future.

First off, I have been cosplay on and off and on again since 2006 at (now non-existent) JACON in Orlando. I have cosplayed around 5 different characters (2 from Anime, 1 from a RPG game, and 2 OCs (original cosplay or character)). So, most of my opinions on cosplay is from what experienced over the years.

From what I seen, I believe there are two categories of cosplayers, the cosplay builders and cosplay models.

Cosplay Builders are the cosplayers who create their own cosplays like weapon/armor props and sewing fabrics.

Cosplay Models are cosplayers who completely bought their cosplays even it is store-bought or commissioned by someone else like katersoneseven and some of the "booth babes". Plus, most "newbies" who starting out in the cosplay community fall into this category.

I am a cosplay builder due the fact that I build all of my props and I am starting soon to sew, so I do not rely on someone else to do the sewing for me. I believe it is more rewarding to create your own cosplay and you get more props from other cosplayers especially you get yourself more time working on the cosplay instead of a "rushed" cosplay.

As for the state of cosplay currently, it saddens me that people who are in the community are starting to act like elitists who try to exclude new people to come into the cosplay community. Also, a lot of putting down people if they are not up to the skill of the likes of Yaya Hun, Riddle's Messy Wardrobe and alot of professional cosplayers. I have seen this shit and it needs to stop.

In the future of cosplay, I believe that more good materials like Worbla Fine Art (it is a thermoplastic that it makes a good detailed armor and weapon props). Plus, more people who come in to the cosplay community, the more creative we will all be.

Also, if anyone of you who are planning to starting to cosplay soon, please do not be discouraged if you cosplay does not out very good. We all in the cosplay community start out badly at first. It takes time to strengthen any new skill.

Well, that is my thoughts on cosplay and I will try to be more current on my journals here at Deviant Art.

Please comment, I would like to read your thoughts and please do not argue with me. This is my opinion from my personal experience, so keep that in mind when you comment.
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Jason Wahrenberger
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Oviedo, FL
Favourite genre of music: Metal, Punk, J-Rock, Hard Rock
Favourite style of art: I like alot of different styles
Operating System: Windows 8
MP3 player of choice: 32 GB Ipod Touch
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny
Personal Quote: Live as you should always live...in the moment.
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HorheSoloma Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for fave! :)
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JournalMTW Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
Thanks Jason for the fave on L'Arcada.  It certainly fits into the category of rural life.
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JoeSlucher Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for another fave Jason!
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darkdragon030 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome...:D
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Thanks for the faves  :)
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darkdragon030 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome...:D
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, dude! THANKS for the FAVE!!
What's with that outfit? WOW!</b>
richrd
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darkdragon030 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome and it was a steampunk cosplay from a few years ago at Megacon in Orlando, Florida...:D
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
:D :huggle:
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darkdragon030 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Smile Miguel 
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darkdragon030 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Llama Emoji-48 (I'm Cool with Mah Sunglasses) [V2] 
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Many THANKS for the FAVE, Jason!!!
Richard
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darkdragon030 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome...:D
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Jason for your continuous longtime support. I appreciate it. Have a wonderful day. :)
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darkdragon030 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome, bud and a good day to you as well...:D
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Ta for the faves  :)
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darkdragon030 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome...:D
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damnedest Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you very much for the faves :)
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darkdragon030 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome...:D
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Jason. :-) Have a nice day.
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darkdragon030 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome and a good day to you as well...:D
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TDBK Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey buddy. Thanks! :D
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darkdragon030 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, dude...:)
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
:huggle: for the :+fav:s
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