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Greetings Everyone,

Spring finally comes to the Midwest after a long, harsh winter. I missed Alma con in Alma, Michigan due to the weather back in February but I'm excited about going to both Shutocon 2014 in Lansing, Michigan in April and Jafax 19 in June in Allendale, Michigan.

Shutocon 2014:

I'm going to Shutocon tomorrow (April 5th) and like all of the cons that I go to I look forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations that cosplayers have come up with. I've decided to wear my Syaoran Cosplay outfit from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles to the con. I will be wearing my cape and taking my Mokona plushie with me. My brother is coming with me and he will be wearing his OB1 Kanobi Cosplay outfit from Star Wars episode 1. This time I will be checking out a Maid Cafe for the first time. I hope to get a few good photos from it. Also I look forward to seeing Anna and Elsa cosplayers from the movie "Frozen".

Shutocon 2013 was a ground breaking con for me due to the photoshoots that I joined in on and learned so much from. Here are some shout outs:

Missy  :icontigerofsnow:  who cosplayed Mew Ichigo from the Tokyo Mew Mew series.

Courtney   :iconcourtoon:  who cosplayed Sailor Venus.

Brenda  :iconchinasaur:  who Cosplayed Sailor Mars.

Jafax 19:

This June I'm going to the beautiful Allendale Campus of the Grand Valley State College which is West of Grand Rapids, Michigan once again. This will be the 4th time that I have gone to Jafax and it's my favorite con to go to. Every year something special happens to me at it. Last year I found a Princess Sakura cosplayer from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, many Disney cosplayers, and I did my first personal photoshoot with Missy :icontigerofsnow: who cosplayed Lyfa (Leefa) from the Sword Art Online series.

A couple of shout outs for this year:

Kelly Harris  :iconshiroiyuki3:  who is a wonderful artist that I look forward to seeing each year. She does wonderful drawings, sketches, and so much more.

Sabina  :iconsabinarose5:  who will be in my first one on one group cosplay photoshoot. Her group will be cosplaying characters from the "Magi the magic Labyrinthine" series. It will be an honor working with her.

In general I still have more photos from Youmacon 2013 to post and showcase for you. Also I plan on doing more features on this page. The tribute to the movie "Frozen" was the first. My Facebook page has gone through a transformation. I showcase and give shout outs to cosplayers, photographers, and artists. Most of the shares that I do on my Facebook page are of photos and drawings that I have an interest in. Sailor Moon being one of my all time favorite series I showcase often. Please check out my Facebook page:…; and if you like what you see please "like" my page.

Take Care,


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Ron Cauvin
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Here is my Story:

I started to do Amateur Photography when I was 7 years old. Having just over 40 years of experience I have been able to take pictures of a wide variety of subjects over those years. Photographic categories have included travel, nature, history, geology, family, and people.

A new photographic category has recently gotten my attention that I'm very excited about. I have been taking pictures of Cosplayers since 2009. When I started going to Cosplay / Anime cons I was surprised by 3 things. Most Cosplayers wanted to have pictures taken of them and they would even pose at times for the pictures. I was also amazed at the number of Cosplay outfits which were mostly hand made.

Being born on Halloween I have always liked costumes in general. Cosplay outfits are a few magnitudes better and higher classed than store bought costumes. A dream came true when I combined my Love of Costumes and photography together into a new interest, Cosplay Photography!!

For the first time in my life other people including Cosplayers at the Cosplay / Anime conventions wanted to take pictures of me!! Like a lot of photographers I'm a bit shy about having pictures taken of me.

About 50 pictures were taken of me in my Star Trek Cosplay outfit at my first con. After that experience much of my shyness went away and I was definitely hooked on Cosplaying, taking pictures of Cosplayers, and going to the cons. You can check out photos taken of me in my cosplay outfits in "My Cosplays" album.

My first venture into the Cosplay Internet World was creating a ACParadise Page. It was a wonderful experience creating my profile their and showing off my Cosplay outfits. Then I created a page. On that page I started to showcase and share my Cosplay photos. Now I have a brand new Facebook Photography page that showcases my Cosplay Photos, has special Photography features, and where I promote Cosplayers, Photographers, and Artists. Please note that my Deviant Art Page will usually be updated first.

On this site I will showcase the photos that I have taken of Cosplayers and their outfits. My photography hobby also includes pictures that I take when on go on outings and often shed light on many of my interests. I plan on having a second DA account in the future that will showcase my other photos. On this page I have an example of my other photography work in my "Manistee" Album.

Check this DA page often to see new photos that I have taken of other cosplayers and even new ones of me!! You can follow my Cosplayer / Cosplay Photographer journey by reading my journals.

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2014 Cosplay / Photography Plans

1. Almacon 2014 - Feb 7th to 9th in Alma, Michigan at Alma College. Sadly I can't go to this con due to potentially bad weather and lack of funds.

2. Shutocon 2014 - April 4th to 6th in Lansing, Michigan at the Lansing Center & Radisson Hotel. I look forward to my second trip to this con. Last year I tagged in on two photoshoots. I definitely want to do more photoshoots. Their are some great locations to do them along the River Boardwalk. Going as myself.

3. Jafax 19 - June 21st & 22nd in Allendale, Michigan at the beautiful Grand Valley State University campus. This will be my 4th time going to this convention. This is my favorite con and I look forward to being among the friendly crowd and wonderful Cosplayers that go to this con. Planning on Cosplaying Syaoran from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles.

4. Youmacon 2014 - Oct 30th to Nov 2nd in Downtown Detroit Michigan at Cobo Arena and the Renaissance Center. This will be the 6th time going to this convention. It's the biggest con that I go to and I have yet to experience all that this con has to offer. I plan on Cosplaying an original Dungeon and Dragons character.


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