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Among the other many groups out there what make this one special? What do you like seeing when you watch and/or contribute to this group? What would make this group better? We have tried contests and features, and neither have succeeded our expectations... Do we want to try another meet-up when the weather gets better (since I'm included in the group of people generally who hate driving in the snow)? Maybe it's time to cater to those who actively watch from the shadows as well as those who contribute on a regular basis! So, what do you want to do? What do you want to see?

Also, I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!
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Group Info and Rules

:star: Welcome! :star:
This group is open to cosplayers and cos-photographers who reside in Western New York ONLY. Western New York is the western most region of the state of New York. It includes the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, the surrounding suburbs, as well as the outlying rural areas of the Great Lakes lowlands, the Genesee Valley, and the Southern Tier.

:star: Rules & Information :star:
- All information thus forward is subject to change without notice.

- Members are limited to 3 deviations per day.
- Be sure you are either the photographer or the cosplayer in the photo.
- Candid photos aren't allowed. DeviantART is not photobucket, so unless it's a legitimate photo where it looks as though you took some time to pose the cosplayer, it will be denied.
- "Camera whoring" photos aren't allowed. Please have someone else take the photo. Tripods are ok, so keep that in mind as well.
- Confused on what is and isn't "allowed?" Help can be found in our lovely second blog here:… or at the "How to photo" tutorial here:…
- Fave suggestions are on a limit of 1 per week for members and a 1 per day for contributors.

Galleries Available
- Featured: Reserved for contest winning photos and cosplayer spotlights.
- Anime Manga: Cosplays from anime or manga
- Video Game: Cosplays from video games
- Film: Cosplays from movies
- Television: Cosplays from television
- Other Media: Cosplays from media that doesn't belong anywhere else (IE: music, ms paint adventures, and the like)
- Comic: Cosplays from comic books or other online comic strips
- Literary: Cosplays from books
- Tutorials: Ways of making a certain item or items that you have created

:star: How to contribute art :star:
- Click on "submit art" on the home tab of the group and submit your photo to our gallery as well as your own like you would a normal deviation.
- Or click on "submit to this gallery" on the gallery tab of the group and chose either a new deviation (by following the step listed above) or an existing one (by choosing which deviation you'd like to upload as well as the folder to which it will be submitted. When you have chosen, click "submit.")

**Please note that a moderator must approve your contribution before it is displayed in the gallery.**

How to suggest a fave
- Click on "suggest a fav" on the favorites tab and chose a deviation you'd like to belong in our favorites. When you have chosen, click "submit."

:star: If you don't have images to contribute then feel free to watch our group instead so you can see all the submissions, updates, events, etc. without worrying about contributing!

:star: We also have a Facebook group created for all those events and updates you wish to follow!… Please feel free to be social on the facebook page! Get to know each other!


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kadijathekitty Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My Xion cosplay should be in the video game gallery
rawien Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oops. Thank you for letting me know! Sorry about that and great eye for detail! ;)
kadijathekitty Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
animefan12350 Nov 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Anyone from the area want to make a group ? I cosplay Death The Kid from Soul Eater and Kirito from Sword Art Online if anyone is interested send me a note.
tigerboymac Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
so how many of you are going to colossalcon?
rawien Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, looking into the future are we? Hah. I'm looking into it, but as of now my main focus is Youmacon coming up.
tigerboymac Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cool i wanted to go to youma but i gots no one to come with me
Magdelynne Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry, I didn't think to ask before things got confusing...but...

My latest cosplay is from "Code Lyoko". It's French animation.

Would you consider that 'television' or 'anime and manga'?

Because I would think 'anime' would be exclusively Japanese...that's how Americans see it. An 'animation' section would be the ideal category for this, but...

What's your take on this? I'm just not sure where it should have been submitted.
rawien Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Television. Another member posted something to that group from Code Lyoko not too long ago and it seemed right to me.
Magdelynne Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, sorry about that. That's what I thought, I just wanted to make sure before I submitted...
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