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Japanese School girls are in almost every Anime / Manga out there. This comparison drawing caught my eye and I feel that I can give you...

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica! by rainbownote

A few years ago I fell in Love with Madoka Kaname. To me she is the definition of Kawaii. :) I happen to be a Cosplay Photographer and h...

Death the Kid by CofL-fee

I'm a big fan of the Soul Eater anime series and "Death the Kid" is one of my favorite characters. Here is my Critique: Death the Kid -...

Past Conventions / Future Cosplay Con Plans

Past Convention List: (All in Michigan)

1. Youmacon 2009 (Oct 30th, 2009)
2. Youmacon 2010 (Oct 30th, 2010)
3. Jafax 16 Cosplay (June 26, 2011)
4. Youmacon 2011 (Nov 5th, 2011)
5. Jafax 17 Cosplay (June 23rd, 2012)
6. Youmacon 2012 (Nov 3rd, 2012)
7. Shutocon 2013 (April 6th, 2013)
8. Jafax 18 (June 22nd, 2013)
9. Youmacon 2013 (Nov 2nd, 2013)
10. Shutocon 2014 (April 5th, 2014)
11. Youmacon 2014 (Nov 1st, 2014)

Future Convention Plans: (All in Michigan)

1. Shutocon 2015 - March 2015 in Downtown Lansing, Michigan at the Lansing Center & Radisson Hotel. I wasn't able to go due to lack of funds.

2. Jafax 20 - in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They are changing the location of this convention due to it's growing popularity. This years con has been canceled so that they can get the new location prepared for next year. Find out more at their website &

3. Youmacon 2015 - Oct / Nov 2015 in Downtown Detroit, Michigan at Cobo Arena and the Renaissance Center.


Hello Everyone,

Recently my photo "A very Cute Sailor Mars" was featured in the Group Sailor Planet!!

 A Very Cute Sailor Mars by smithers456

It was in their Feature # 15 Senshi + nature.

  Feature # 16 Senshi + natureSchoolgirl by UsagiChiba-SelenitSailor Jupiter by foux86Senshi Battle by DavisJesSailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune by ScarlettLeighMoon, Mars, Saturn by LoveSenshiSM: Ancient Time Sailor Senshi by Ocean-sanFlowers by Mitsuno-Queen-SonokoSummer by endoku-creation20th Century Senshi - 1950's Chibi-Usa and kitties by Sillabub429Sailor Soldiers at a Park (Color) by ChoppicSailor Soldiers oOo Holiday by nao--ren

I was surprised and very honored to have one of my favorite photos featured in a group. Please check out their feature to see what other drawings and Cosplay photos were honored. Many thanks goes to Sailor Planet for adding my photo to their feature.

Sharing photos that I take of cosplayers with my fans and friends is a great joy. Having them honored in a feature brings me greater joy.

Stay Tuned for more photos that I'm going to post from past and future conventions.

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 costumes that are worn all year round. They are a tribute to the characters that the cosplayer portray and range from bought costumes, ones created from scratch, and professionally made ones. One thing that they all have in common is the cosplayers desire to dress up as one of their favorite characters. 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.

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 I go on outings and often shed light on many of my interests. On this page I have two examples of my other photography work in my "Manistee" and Crystal Gallery Albums.

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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Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Ron I have something important to tell you
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
smithers456 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for the late response. I'm very rarely on Deviant Art now. Most of my time is spent running a Guild on a website called Gaia Online. Since I'm broke I haven't had a big need to be on this page because I don't have that many photos to showcase, especially new ones. If you wish to contact me on Gaia Online go to it's website: and look up my profile Smithers456. To contact me their I believe that you have to create an account. If I wasn't broke I would have gone to a couple of cons and shared those photos. It's nothing against you. Most of my time is spent looking for a job and spending any free time running a Guild that is about Anime, Manga, Video Games, Cosplay, Otaku Culture, conventions, and so much more. This is the way that my life is right now. Also I'm rarely on my Facebook account as well. When you have no money and at the brink of losing everything certain things go on the wayside. Again this has nothing to do with you. Once my life stabilizes I will start going on all of the website that I have an account on. Ron
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I can understand Ron, I miss talking to you since your my friend. I hope you can find a job somewhere, there has to be.
Fuwamii Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015

Thanks for the fav ♥♥♥

Maybe watch? >/////<




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