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Back to Protect the Pack by Katsumiyo Back to Protect the Pack :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 44 5 Arise by Katsumiyo Arise :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 42 1 Gym Buddy by Katsumiyo Gym Buddy :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 54 4 Light and Darkness by Katsumiyo Light and Darkness :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 37 0 Cast and Crew by Katsumiyo Cast and Crew :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 60 10 Battle Maiden by Katsumiyo Battle Maiden :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 58 2 Alter-Ego by Katsumiyo Alter-Ego :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 22 5 Courtyard of Luigi's Mansion by Katsumiyo Courtyard of Luigi's Mansion :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 49 6 Dream Girls by Katsumiyo Dream Girls :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 67 4 Super Mario Sisters by Katsumiyo Super Mario Sisters :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 106 14 Resting in White Forest by Katsumiyo Resting in White Forest :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 96 5 Short Grass by Katsumiyo Short Grass :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 91 8 High Ponytail by Katsumiyo High Ponytail :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 58 3 Adventure in Unova by Katsumiyo Adventure in Unova :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 135 8 Missing Piece by Katsumiyo Missing Piece :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 54 5 Tough Cookie by Katsumiyo Tough Cookie :iconkatsumiyo:Katsumiyo 53 5

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United States
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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Glitchiee Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
Your Azura cosplay has been featured on GameSkinny!…
DailyCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
You're on Daily Cosplay today! :hooray:
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DailyCosplay Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
You're on Daily Cosplay today! :squee:
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lexxii Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery :)

Invite to join :iconcutieshots: A Diverse Growing Global Super Group Featuring Over 150+Galleries & 2600 Members Over Strong dedicated to artists of all genres to display their fine art into this Super Group :) ***Please Join Soon*** xoxoLexxiiCutieShots
DailyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
You're on Daily Cosplay today! :w00t:
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Zpartuss Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
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!
Zpartuss Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!.... Ms. Samus  :)   *hugs*
Zpartuss Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! Ms. Samus :)
eagc7 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hey :), just wanted to say that i hope you have a great holidays :)
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