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400th post!!!!!!

400th post

Pop the champagne we have reached our 400th post ! I cant believe there have been that many in just over a year and a 1/2 !

That’s a lot of things to chat about! I hope that as we move forward that more of you will chime in and we will continue to gain new fans.

Here’s to another 400!!!


Cosplay Sat. – Your Thoughts on a cosplay pannel

CosplaySat.

Hello Universe, Facebook Folks, Pinterest Pals and, World Of Cosplay Folks,

What would you guys think of a panel hosted by yours truly that was all about how and where and what to watch out for when buying predone cosplay online?

Would you attend this panel?

and what would be most important to you to learn if you attended?


Cosplay Sat. Just how important are Props?

CosplaySat.

 

Hello Universe, Facebook Folks, Pinterest Pals, and World of Cosplay buddies,

This weeks question matters because sometimes its not the costume its the props that make us step back and choose another character to cosplay.

How Crucial is it that you have the matching props?  Also during a convention most hand props you have to  gasp hold in your hand all day !  If you wanna buy stuff you only have one hand to do so and than no hands free once your treasure is now yours . . . .than its a loooooong walk tot he car or your hotel room to ditch the new stuff.

 

So this weeks question is how important are props to cosplaying? 

 

Just think about it hands free is great but what is Batman without his Batarang or catwoman with out her whip or Harley Quinn with out her hammer?

Does it truly matter?

 


Go Fund Me Campaign Goes Live

Happy Halloween!

Our Go Fund me Campaign goes live today!

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https://www.gofundme.com/DrakeEnterprises

It took a month to get it right but today is the big day we go live!!!

Please check out the campaign and donate !

We are trying to help School Theatre Programs and Cosplayers in Ohio by offering them quality props, sets, and costume pieces for cheap and more affordable prices. Doing so, well help these school programs be more affordable and less likely to be cut. By fostering our cosplayer community, we give more opportunities for fan boys and girls to participate in conventions and wear costumes that they could never have afforded to make themselves.

No one should be denied the ability to take part in either of these communities due to high costs, we aim to fix that!

But we can not do it alone. We need your help and support so that we can acquire the tools and the materials we need to begin fabrication. We can than start to offer these 2 groups a new alternative and some relief from the high costs and monopolies on services.

Thank you and please donate

Jason Drake

 

 


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Cosplay Going Main Stream – It is OUR time now!

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It has been a theory of mine that we are in a New Golden Age of Superhero’s.   The supreme success of 90% or more of the recent comic-book inspired films and TV shows supports this. Millions of viewers and record breaking openings of these season and films show that this is the time of superhero’s a new. But what does this mean for Cosplay?

It is my opinion that there have been some signs that Cosplay is going main stream and no long considered nerdy and geek only fare.

  1. Big Hero 6 – Made a fortune for Disney and the film was a mashup of american and Japanese comic culture showing a young generation a gateway into anima and specifically dressing up like superhero’s
  2. The return of Hero’s – Hero’s Reborn specifically mentioning cosplay in regards to Katana Girl
  3. Talking Dead the talk show about this weeks Walking Dead show. Also Walking Dead #1 cable show- Now on talking dead a weekly feature showing of not just fan art but fan COSPLAY of the characters from the show.
  4. YaYa Han Is bringing here own line of cosplay fabric to JoAnn Fabric Spring 2016 – nationwide every joanns will now feature a cosplay section. This news is HUGE a major retailer like Joanns making this pairing now means that they believe that the items will move and sell well and continue to do so lest they not have her to begin with.
  5. The increase in the yearly attendance to San Diego Comic Con and all of the major networks on tv and movie studios having pannels to announce new shows and films means they know where there demographic is and where the buzz will be to reach these people – Comic Con
  6. Local Big conventions having major increases in the traffic and attendance of there convention both comic and anima, or other group. A majority of those attending are participating in cosplay to some degree.
  7. The influx of new superhero tv shows on multiple networks and even on non networks like Netflix- These are major companies banking on the contuing success of the superhero and as such seeing it as a major market  AKA mainstream – I’ve seen a lot of commision requests for the new Daredevil Suit-

When you add all these things together and also look at the major film slate between now and 2020 its all hero’s. Its all for those who love Hero’s. Its a group who is no longer a niche its a majority.  Conventions are cool now. Cosplay is not dorky its also cool now. I MEAN COME ON FOLKS WHEN BEYONCE IS DRESSING UP LIKE STORM FROM THE COMICS FOR A BIRTHDAY PARTY-  Yeah its mainstream baby!!!!

EH HEM

#8 BOOM Beyonce as Storm ( a solid storm too, respect)

 

http://www.people.com/article/beyonce-storm-costume-photo-ciara-birthday-party

 

 


Website goes Live!!!!! http://www.drakeenterprises.us/

website

Hello Universe, Facebook Folks, Pinterest Pals and Pinterest People,

 

Its time!  this is it!  It took us a year to go from a blank page to what you will see now from knowing nothing to feeling like you should be paid as a webdesigner!

Our Website has Officially gone live!!!

 

http://www.drakeenterprises.us/

CLICK ON THE PICTURE OR USE THE LINK

I am so proud of all the work and also finally being able to show people the full scope of what it is we are trying to accomplish.

Please go to our sight and take a look!