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Hello Everyone,

The closer the end of the month comes the more excited that I get. I will be going to Youmacon 2014 either Sat Nov 1st or Sun Nov 2nd. I haven't had a chance to take photos of cosplayers since April so I'm looking forward to it and to sharing the photos with all of my friends, watchers, and fans. I will be looking for Sailor Moon Crystal, Final Fantasy, Madoka, Soul Eater, and many other cosplayers. The cosplay outfits that I have seen from Sailor Moon Crystal so far are from the opening credits where the scouts are wearing typical teen fashions and are all holding up umbrellas. I don't have any photoshoots planned so I will be checking out the scheduled con photoshoots.

I still have many photos to share from the last year. Some of them are from an Attack on Titan con photoshoot from Youmacon 2013. Due to the popularity of the show I will be looking for this years Attack on Titan con photoshoot at Youmacon 2014.

I also have past photos to share from when I was starting out as a cosplay photographer. Many of them are of con quality and I hope that everyone enjoys them as much as my more recent photos. Comparing those past photos to my new ones you will be able to tell how far I have come as a photographer. Back in 2009 and 2010 I was doing a lot of trial and error photos of cosplayers to see what works and what doesn't. I have learned a lot since then and their so much more that I can learn in the future.

I Love Cosplaying and being a Cosplay Photographer. To me whats most important is having fun doing both things. Cosplaying is more than wearing a costume, it's showing off the characters that you like the most and having fun doing so. I take photos of cosplayers that range from beginners to professionals. I admire the workmanship that goes into the highly detailed outfits and the cosplayers that make a simpler outfit to show how much they Love the character that they are portraying. Going to a Cosplay / Anime convention is like stepping into another world filled with characters from so many Anime / Manga series, TV shows, movies, video games, and so much more. It's a nice getaway where I can learn more about the series that I like and discover new ones.

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Ron

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Ron Cauvin
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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 Cosplay.com 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 on go on outings and often shed light on many of my interests. 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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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)

Future Convention Plans: (All in Michigan)

1. Youmacon 2014 - Oct 30th to Nov 2nd, 2014 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 wearing my Celtic Cleric, Dungeon and Dragons, Cosplay outfit. www.youmacon.com

2. Shutocon 2015 - April 2015 in Downtown Lansing, Michigan at the Lansing Center & Radisson Hotel. www.shutocon.com/

3. Jafax 20 - June 2015 in Allendale, Michigan at the beautiful Grand Valley State University campus. It's West of Grand Rapids, Michigan. www.jafax.org/ & www.facebook.com/JAFAX

4. Youmacon 2015 - Oct / Nov 2015 in Downtown Detroit Michigan at Cobo Arena and the Renaissance Center. www.youmacon.com

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KazenoShun Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello Hi!

Thanks for joining :iconsailorplanet: we hope that you find our group a fun, friendly place for any and all Sailor Moon lovers.

Please take a few minutes to read our group rules: fav.me/d6qwn8z, as well as our list of folders to see where different deviations should be submitted fav.me/d5n2fa1

Thank you once again for joining


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smithers456 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your very welcome and being a big Sailor Moon fan it's an honor to be a member in your group. I have a lot of Sailor Moon series cosplay photos that I have taken to share with your members. Being a Cosplay Photographer I enjoy taking photos of Sailor Moon cosplayers. I look for Sailor Moon Cosplayers at all Cosplay / Anime cons that I go to. I hope that you enjoy the photos that I took of them. :)
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Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hey what does this word mean *snickers*
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smithers456 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Snickers is another word for Laughing at someone or something. Also it's a great candy bar. :)
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Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for telling me
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