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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)

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.


Greetings Everyone,

I have been away from Deviant Art for a few months due to a lot of changes in my life. During the last year and a half I have been on a long and exhausting job search. Due to that I had to put my Cosplay Photography plans on hold. It finally looks like I have a stable job again. I work in the Manufacturing Field primarily as an Assembler and Quality Control Inspector. Over the years I have held jobs that led to the worlds first Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD's) and up to a year and a half ago I helped to assemble the worlds only Holographic Weapons Gun Site commonly known as an Eotech Gunsite. My current job is in the Automotive field where I help assemble Heat / Cold Dashboard modules or panels that go into the dashboard of cars. The place that I work at is a joint venture of two German companies, Hella Electronics and Behr. Since I live in the Detroit Metro Area it's not surprising that I have a job in the Automotive field.

What I bring to my Manufacturing Career I also bring to my Cosplay Photography Hobby. I have high attention to detail, respect others, and have a very strong curiosity about the World around me. I have been amazed as to the advances and growth of the Cosplay Culture. Believe it or not I still come across people that don't know what either Cosplay or Anime is.

At the end of this month I finally get to go to a Cosplay / Anime convention. :) Youmacon 2015 will be here in the Detroit area soon and I'm very excited about it. As usual I will be taking photos of Cosplayers and I won't be focusing on a particular series this year. I'm going to see what people are cosplaying now and take photos of cosplayers of all different levels and abilities. I truly believe that a beginner Cosplayer and a High Level accomplished Cosplayer are the same. They both Love cosplay and give honor to the character that they are cosplaying.

This year at Youmacon I plan on meeting and getting autographs from a couple of Voice Actors. This is something that I usually don't do because I focus on and spend a lot of time taking photos and photoshoots. The voice actors (Actresses) that I want to meet are Cristina Vee who is the voice actress of Sailor Mars of the new English dub of the Blu Ray Sailor Moon series and the other is Robbie Daymond who is the voice actor of Tuxedo Mask in the same series.

The second half of Sailor Moon R is coming out on Blu Ray on October 27th. I already own the first half of Sailor Moon R and both parts of the first season of Sailor Moon. Many fans of my photography work know my great Love of the Sailor Moon series. So I'm looking forward to two people who have helped make the Blu Ray version of the Sailor Moon series possible. In the Limited Edition of the Blu Ray version of the Sailor Moon series their is a special booklet. I plan on having at the very least Cristina Vee sign both books. Sailor Mars is my favorite scout so when I meet Cristina I will tell her that Sailor Mars is my favorite scout and to thank her for her voice work for the character.

When I come back from Youmacon 2015 I do plan on sharing with my fans some of the photos that I will be taking. Please be patient though. I do have a new job now but both my time is limited due to working an Afternoon job and having a "Dial Up" XP computer. I still have some trouble getting onto Deviant Art due to having an old computer so that's why I haven't been on this page for the last few months. As I often say stay tuned. For my page watchers who are still watching my page many thanks for sticking around and to any new fans of mine thanks for visiting my page and liking my cosplay Photography work.

Smsithers456 (Ron)

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 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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Sarahalexis13 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday
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Happy birthday Ron
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Happy Birthday Ronnie C.!
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