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Light and Darkness by Katsumiyo
Light and Darkness
AzHP lined us up for this classic heroes vs. villains shot. Of course, as you play through the game, things aren't as black and white as they seem...

Characters, left to right: Tiz by Phavorianne, Agnes by Blossomberry, Edea by MEEE, Airy by Jazzberry, Ciggma Khint by Huy, Pastry Chef by Hai, DeRosso by Necromancer.

Photo by AzHP Photography.
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Cast and Crew by Katsumiyo
Cast and Crew
Our Bravely Default group from Fanime! I love my friends so much. They're the only ones that could get me to wear something this silly in public. Oh Edea, you're lucky I love you so much that I'll wear your stupid Bravo Bikini.
Photo by AzHP Photography.
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Battle Maiden by Katsumiyo
Battle Maiden
First picture of my White Mage! And one of the only photos I have until my photographer gets back to me with more...
I love Tactics so much I had to make two costumes from it! My staff needs work and I need a new wig but I'm just excited that I got to give Tactics some more love. It was a great chance to practice my propmaking, too!
Photo by Colm Gavin Photography.
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Alter-Ego by Katsumiyo
Alter-Ego
Little-known fact: I have an Oracle costume! I love Oracle so much, though the way some of the artists and writers treated her was pretty deplorable. Oracle and I have quite a bit in common! I convinced Phavorianne to bring out Batgirl again so that we could do a time paradox shoot...we got some really great photos!
Oracle by me, Batgirl by Phavorianne.
Photo by Lionboogy.
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Katsumiyo
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Current Residence: California
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!
  • Listening to: Windward (Bravely Default)

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You're on Daily Cosplay today! :hooray:
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lexxii Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery :)

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Zpartuss Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!...Ms. Samus  :)
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Brownyuio Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015   General Artist
xD I came here to ask you if you've ever considered doing a Zero Suit Samus cosplay (since you look a lot like her), but I see that you already took care of that!
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Zpartuss Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!.... Ms. Samus  :)   *hugs*
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Zpartuss Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! Ms. Samus :)
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eagc7 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hey :), just wanted to say that i hope you have a great holidays :)
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