This is the place where you can personalize your profile!
By moving, adding and personalizing widgets.
You can drag and drop to rearrange.
You can edit widgets to customize them.
The bottom has widgets you can add!
Some widgets you can only access when you get Core Membership.
Some widgets have options that are only available when you get Core Membership.
We've split the page into zones!
Certain widgets can only be added to certain zones.
"Why," you ask? Because we want profile pages to have freedom of customization, but also to have some consistency. This way, when anyone visits a deviant, they know they can always find the art in the top left, and personal info in the top right.
Don't forget, restraints can bring out the creativity in you!
Now go forth and astound us all with your devious profiles!
I made a female Naked Snake color alt of Beowulf for Anime Expo so I could join my buddy in his Jax alt Beowulf. Gotta say I really enjoyed hamming it up, not to mention that having a folding chair as a prop is a ton of fun! Photo by Daniel Wright.
Hey guys, long time no see. I apologize for my absence; I re-injured my knee and have been trying to stay off the computer during my downtime. I don't want to make a habit of browsing the internet during all my free time...though perhaps I should, since I have 12,000 things in my inbox...
I've been wrestling with the decision to delete this page for a few months now. Firstly, it's difficult to keep up with, as I follow so many artists and groups. Secondly, the culture here on dA, at least when it comes to cosplay, is not like other cosplay-based sites. Lots of people here see cosplay for its sex appeal and bringing their fantasies to life, but that's never been what it's about for me. I prefer a culture based around craftsmanship and exploring the myriad methods and materials used to make costumes. It really brings me down when the majority of comments I receive on here are about my body and not the costume I worked hard to make, or the character I chose to portray. I know people mean these comments as compliments, but my body is not nearly as much a priority as my construction and attention to detail. It's also a hassle when I hand someone one of my cards so they can follow my work and they Google me only to find very old costumes that dA associates with others' skimpy costumes and things like swimsuit modeling. It seems to encourage people to misinterpret why it is that I cosplay.
On the other hand, there are things I like more about dA than other websites. For example, you get to see every submission a person makes and not just the most popular ones or the ones they pay to boost. You can also follow groups for series you're interested in, like Nintendo clubs, and find art submitted by people you otherwise never would have met. I also know that I have a core group of watchers here that have followed my work for months, sometimes years, and either don't have Facebook or know that the reach algorithm is so flawed that they might never see my work again. It wouldn't be fair to them if I ducked out of dA as a whole.
I ultimately decided not to remove my entire gallery, but just to downsize it to my favorite costumes and photos. This means that a lot of photos are going to disappear over the next week or so. I know it's not ideal, but then I also know that a lot of those photos are just rotting in favorites folders that aren't looked at for years at a time, so I don't feel too bad. I will continue to upload select photos of new costumes to dA, so everyone will be able to see new work. This just helps me lighten the workload around here and makes things easier to organize. I also do intend sometime to renew my subscription so that I can go back to featuring some of my favorite submissions from others.
I thank everyone here for their patience and support, and I apologize if this news disappoints you. I'll do my best to get this gallery up-to-date in the coming weeks, but it will take some time. I hope you guys don't mind the changes too much and look forward to some awesome new costumes coming your way!