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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)
11. Youmacon 2014 (Nov 1st, 2014)
12. Youmacon 2015 (Oct 31st, 2015)

Future Convention Plans: (All in Michigan)

1. Shutocon 2016 - March 2016 in Downtown Lansing, Michigan at the Lansing Center & Radisson Hotel.

2. Jafax 20 / 21(Not sure what they are going to call it) - in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Find out more at their website &

3. Youmacon 2016 - Oct / Nov 2016 in Downtown Detroit, Michigan at Cobo Arena and the Renaissance Center.


Hello Everyone,

I wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season no matter which Holiday you celebrate. Due to circumstances beyond my control I have been away for most of this year. I will be trying harder to be on Deviant Art every now and then.

I do have some photos that I took at Youmacon 2015 in Downtown Detroit on my birthday, Halloween, October 31st, to share with you. In the photos their is a mini photoshoot that I did of a lovely young lady who was cosplaying Queen Serenity from the Sailor Moon series. I thank "Kyari" for taking time out of her special day. Kyari was married earlier on that day and then both she and her husband dressed up as Queen Serenity and Tuxedo Mask. The wedding ceremony was a simple non Cosplay one. They decided to spend their Honeymoon at Youmacon 2015 which I think is really cool. I'm in some of the photos dressed up in my Syaoran Cosplay outfit from the "Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle" Anime series.

I also do have photos from past conventions to share as well. Please be patient a little longer. A lot of my time during this past year was spent helping to run an Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Convention, and Otaku Guild. This Guild which is called "Anime Conventions: The Global Connection" Guild is on a website called Gaia Online. The link for the website is I believe that you need to be a member of the website to view it. If you are on Gaia Online already you can check out my profile page at…

It's been one of my great joys to help run the Guild mentioned above. I'm a Vice Captain of the Guild and I have a hand picked Crew that have specialties that range from Cosplay Outfit making to knowledge of old and new Anime / Manga series. The Guild has several hundred members and we act as a guide, info source, and the place to get help for any of your needs. If you are able to check out and even join Gaia Online at first glance it may seem "cutesy" but their are a lot of Guilds and Members of the website who are on this website and many others like Facebook. If you do join look me up after creating your Profile page. One of the first things that you get to do is dress up an Avatar using virtual items that you can earn or buy.

I have put my heart and soul into this special Guild and have greatly expanded my knowledge of the Cosplay Culture and what it is to be an Otaku. I have showcased many of my Cosplay Photography photos on various threads in this Forum based Guild. Being on the Gaia Online Website has been a growth period for me. For the last few years I focused on my Cosplay Photography. Now I have reached out to Otaku fans from all over the World and I feel that I have added something to the Cosplay Culture community. It's an honor to help run our Guilds little corner of a much larger World Wide Cosplay Culture community.

Stay tuned and I'm thankful for any of my fans that have been patient with me.

Take Care,
Ron (Smithers456)

Journal History


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

I started to do Amateur Photography when I was 10 years old. Having just over 40 years of experience I have been able to take photos 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 photos 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 photos of me!! Like a lot of photographers I'm a bit shy about having pictures taken of me.

About 50 photos 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 Cosplay Culture was creating a 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.

On this site I will showcase the photos that I have taken of Cosplayers and their outfits. My photography hobby also includes photos that I take when I go on outings and often shed light on many of my other 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.

In addition to this page I also have a Facebook Photography page. On my Facebook page I promote and support artists, cosplayers, and other photographers. I often will post the work of others that I either have an interest in or simply admire. My Facebook address is listed below.

I also help run an Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Convention, and Otaku Guild. This Guild is called "Anime Conventions: The Global Connection" Guild. The Guild is on the Gaia Online Website, I believe that you need to be a member to view the Website. If you are on Gaia Online already you can check out my profile page at…

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Sarahalexis13 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday
smithers456 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot. :)
Sarahalexis13 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :)
Sarahalexis13 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :)
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday Ron
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