Does anyone remember the old Cosplay.com?

Avatar for trinityrenee trinityrenee

Topic started 1 year ago

I joined the cosplay.com community back in 2003 (my old username was huggableshinobi) and I'm just wondering if anyone else was part of it back in the day?

Avatar for Hikarichild Hikarichild

1 year ago

I remember it, and I was apart of it.

Avatar for Bluehentrooper Bluehentrooper

1 year ago

Yeah, a think a lot of people who are currently on here are from way back. Nostalgia and all that. I think I joined in 2005.

Avatar for Admin Admin

1 year ago

I was around

Avatar for EnchanterShiroe EnchanterShiroe

1 year ago

I was here during that time (under a different username) and saw its growth over the years. Not only did the forums expand, it was taking advertising from other cosplay accessory manufacturers and was selling its own stuff. I left the site shortly before the site was rebooted into its current state.

Avatar for trinityrenee trinityrenee

1 year ago

I STILL have a cosplay.com wig! I use it for my Shaun Hastings cosplay from Assassin's Creed.

Avatar for Angelx624 Angelx624

1 year ago

I joined in 2008 I think? And I really miss the nostalgia from the site back then ;w;

Avatar for firespunalchemy firespunalchemy

1 year ago

i have probably happily lost the account info to my original account, but i sure do remember it! lurked a lot in the 2005-2008 era.

Avatar for Midnight Dawn Midnight Dawn

1 year ago

Was around during that time. Really don't remember when I started though.

Avatar for Slapthefatcat Slapthefatcat

1 year ago

Not that far back, but I've been here for a while, long before the updates. I went to one of the Fitness group meets at Otakon. I still have a picture from it somewhere.

Avatar for Axelstar Axelstar

1 year ago

Yes! I recently got back into cosplay and came back because I didn't know where else to go to get to know people, find groups, or used stuff. The marketplace was my favorite.

Avatar for miyavi honey miyavi honey

1 year ago

i joined in 2006 using a different name. It was the only place i can go to see what oversea cosplay scenes like. The forum was very different from my local cosplay forum.

Avatar for ViviSashimi ViviSashimi

1 year ago

The old website is nostalgic asf!

Avatar for jambreaker jambreaker

1 year ago

I was on here for a few years until 2011 and just today found that the account is still alive -- I've been thinking that perhaps my transition to Facebook isn't all that it's cracked up to be. A lot has happened over the past decade.

Avatar for Wakusei Wakusei

1 year ago

I literally have not been on here for years. I got curious and jumped over here and updated my password. I'm back now and the place looks completely different.

Avatar for Chiagirl Chiagirl

1 year ago

I believe I joined in 2011...the site has only gone downhill since then. It used to have a marketplace, a convention calendar, a journaling feature, and all kinds of other cool stuff that has been removed. I really don't use the site much anymore because I hate what the remodel has done to it. I keep hoping this site will someday turn into the improved version that was promised to us when the "upgrades" first started...but I've been waiting a long time now and have pretty much given up. They need to recruit more volunteer mods and/or hire someone who can actually get things moving.

Avatar for Angelx624 Angelx624

1 year ago

I agree that it has gone downhill, and whatever updates seem to be coming in the future have yet to happen, and the site just looks worse right now. :/ The old site was so nice.

Avatar for Admin Admin

1 year ago

We're definitely working on it, and most if not all of those features are coming back. We had an update scheduled to go live a couple of weeks ago but after looking at it, I decided to hold back on the update until those other features are ready to go, which will be very shortly.

While the whole instagram-lite look works well for non-members, most of the feedback I've received is that it looks nice and clean but doesn't provide much of a reason to hang out here, and I believe that hanging out should be the main focus. So we're finishing what was to be the next update in the chain - it's a fully separate area for members to hang out in and do all of the things we used to have on the site, planning, journaling, chatting, etc.

The public-facing side will be slightly different but just a place to search and view costumes, profiles, etc. The members side will have all of the features that used to make this place fun. We have everything from real-time messaging and notifications, to discord-style chat, to bringing back the event planner and even a new usergroups feature (which is the final part being worked on).

It could be anywhere from 2-4 more weeks but it's in the final phases and it's mostly down to some design elements.

Avatar for DeppalikeUK DeppalikeUK

1 year ago

Yes ... was a member but having to start a new profile as cannot access the old one (which I can see .. omg some of those ole photos take me back) 😅

Avatar for Picligto Picligto

1 year ago

I remember and miss the old forums! Such rich resource with everyone's progress updates and tutorials!! Hope the community aspect comes back as strong as it used to be :)

Avatar for RydiaValentine RydiaValentine

1 year ago

I think I joined that year too. Don't remember if I used this name or another. It has been so many years!

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