My Facebook page was hacked and deleted by someone yesterday. Because I’m in Japan, this was the happy surprise I found waiting for me when I returned to my hotel. Truly, the cherry on top of an amazing week.
We like to talk about how bullying within the cosplay community needs to stop, how we need to stop name calling or questioning each others ‘geek cred.’ This is absolutely true.
I’ve never really had a truly negative experience within the cosplay community until this week. I just love making costumes and meeting new people — that is truly the main motivation for my cosplay.
But after this week, I think I can say I now understand what it’s like to be bullied.
I have had people call into question even the basic sincerity of my words and actions.
I have had people posting my personal information online.
I have received numerous hurtful and mean-spirited comments, emails, and tweets. One of my personal favorites was ‘I hope you and your site get raped by the collective wrath of the internet.’
And I have had my Facebook page, the main way I share images of my work and interact with the cosplay community deleted.
But, you know what? I’m not going to let it bother me. Hell, my life is pretty awesome. I have the freedom to do whatever I want with my life and, more importantly, I have a list of people who love and care about me.
So I’m not going to play into this silly cycle of drama that seems to suck in so many cosplayers and cosplay fans. Cosplay is a hobby about fun, it’s not some sort of Greek tradegy that destroys its participants through unending cycles of revenge and spite (though sometimes it might feel that way).
All I ask is that you guys help me spread the word that my Facebook was deleted, so I might reconnect with the people I enjoy interacting with so much!
And you can access my new page here: https://www.facebook.com/ConstantineCosplay
This past weekend the C3 team attended Pacific Media Expo – an Asian entertainment convention in Los Angeles, CA. The convention itself was a blast and we had the opportunity to meet a ton of amazing cosplayers and fans! Check out our video coverage of the convention here:
I just got back from Long Beach Comic and Horror Convention ~ an annual comic convention held at the Long Beach Convention Center. It’s a fairly medium-sized convention, which is truly great, because it’s large enough to attract a lot of fantastic guests and artist, but small enough to interact with a lot of people and not get completely overwhelmed!
Hey everyone! I got incredibly lucky and had the opportunity to interview Steve Aoki for JapanCinema.net!! Check it out!
Recently, I had the opportunity to interview two amazing individuals for JapanCinema.net‘s ‘Creative Interviews’ spotlight!
First up, legendary Hong Kong director TSUI HARK, the man responsible for films like ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA and FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE. I was super nervous for this interview, because Tsui Hark is an extremely influential and prolific director who creates absolutely beautiful wuxia films. CLICK HERE for the interview!
Next is classical music superstar Anne Akiko Meyers. One of the world’s premier concert violinists, Anne is hands down one of the most talented and elegant people I have ever had the chance to speak with! CLICK HERE for the interview!
Stay tuned for more interviews over at JapanCinema.net!
The full set of images from my Psylocke photoshoot it now up on my Facebook! Check it out!
I am also running a fundraiser for a new latex costume – http://www.constantineintokyo.com/donate – There are some pretty nifty donation rewards!
This past weekend, my friend Angi Viper and I did a few cosplay photoshoots and I made a quick behind-the-scenes video!
We photographed Psylocke vs. Black Canary (for a Marvel/DC mash-up) and then ‘Dark’ Psylocke vs. Psylocke. In the video, you can see me acting like a silly geek and showing off my totally rad dance moves.
Check it out!
This past weekend, Angi Viper and I went to the 2012 ThunderCon / Power-Con over in Torrance, CA – a convention dedicated solely to He-Man, She-Ra (Masters of the Universe) and THUNDERCATS!!
Click to see more after the cut…
Day One of our coverage of Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is now live on the C^3 YouTube channel! Please ‘Like, Comment and Subscribe’!
James from ThreeDegressOffCenterProductions made an awesome Comikaze Expo 2012 video! You should really watch it (Hint: it gets EXTRA AWESOME at 1:30).
It was really great to meet/work with him on Saturday, please check out the other cool videos on his YouTube Channel. =)