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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 7:10 AM
Hello everyone!


So I decided to suspend my Facebook page... Yep.
And it honestly feels great!
I feel like this massive burden has been taken off my back.

I love cosplay and I have no plan on stopping but I began to doubt these " Fan pages"

I've made mistakes, I've grown and will continue to learn. I've matured and come to realize that I want this to be my beloved hobby and not my job. I don't want the attention I thought I once wanted. I want to make these costumes and bring a little life to them for my own reasons and share them with people that want to see them instead of forcing my updates onto everyones feeds.

I got back into cosplay in 2011. Everything was new to me again. I didn't have parents around telling me I couldn't wear this or dress up as that and I suppose I just wanted to push my own limits. I found people enjoyed my costumes more when there was less of the actual costume, it felt nice to have people recognize what I was wearing (or wasn't haha). It made me feel all those late nights, broken sewing machines and stabbed fingers were worth something. It's easy to get drunk of that kind of positive feedback but recently I began to see past it.

I've always been a people pleaser. The thought of anyone disliking me or what I do has had me in heaps on the floor. I fell victim to the pressure of wanting to be a "hot cosplay chick" because it was the cool thing to do. I wanted to fit in and be admired. I wish I had been a little smarter.
I don't regret any of my costume choices, some I wish I handled with a little more class but I wouldn't change anything.
I've had enough of what feels like this never ending competition for page views and likes and I refuse to try "whore" out half-assed work in order to meet peoples expectations.

I am not happy with how things were and it sounds like I wasn't the only one. Getting slandered and harassed just wasn't what I wanted out of all this. Far from it. Negative comments constantly about my body and appearance to people doubting my work. Just wasn't worth it all in the end.

I feel happy, the page is still there incase I ever change my mind so I'm just seeing it as an indefinite break from Facebook and the ever so popular "Fan pages".

I feel amazing at the moment.

I will cosplay who I want at my own pace. I've grown old and tired of the fame games and the nastiness that comes along with them. Back to the days with Fandoms and passion for cosplay.
Here from now on you will see a lot more heart in my work, more effort, characters I will cosplay because I WANT to cosplay them ( Chii, Fuck yeah! Chest bind for Chobits!) Right here on my dA.

I did this for myself and my well being. No one else.

And just like that I feel more motivated then I ever have.



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dezert-image Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
you will always have true fans of cosplay, no matter where you are. so sorry to here you got so much negative feed from people with no lives. keep doing what makes you happy. hugs.
HeeroYuy01W Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Semper fi to you. Cosplay is for love and fun (work too for some), but you as a person comes first. If you don't like something you change it, right? People of Facebook being jerks, leave. Someone is leaving rude comments, ban their ass. Anything worse, call the cops. I hope all your cosplays go well and you have a blast doing them. Would love to see Chii, so much cute! Also cute pic with Rapunzel and the Prince or is that Flynn Rider? Either way, cute. Go you!
RoninKen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Being beautiful comes with its pitfalls. There's always going to be some lame-brained asswipe out there who just sees you as a pair of boobs and nice legs because they have a fetish for 2D imagery. Of course, being able to anonymously hide behind a keyboard only bolsters their courage to be a jerk.


The people who post positive comments, your true fans are the ones who truly matter. Yaya, Messy and other famous cosplayers also deal with the same scrutiny. Follow their example and dont let it discourage you. Yes you're beautiful and you are very, very talented. If you stop doing what you love, they win.

Don't let them win. Keep being you, and share what you want with the world.
zzgundam195 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
You are a great cosplayer, and with that will come some hate. People get jealous, opinionated, and generally judge others that do what they want but think they can't, or push their views on others in some sort of justification of their own exsistence. They don't matter. If you try to please everyones hearts you will find your own left in pieces. People are going to be harsh, but that's usually a sign that you are doing something right. As a society we are taught to judge others who pursue their dreams to justify why they don't pursue their own, it has nothing to do with you, only them. Don't let people stop you from being you! Do your best and what you love and let that be enough! Good luck and best wishes! And on a side note, which doesn't matter anyways, but you're my favorite cosplayer hands down, I made this deviantart profile just so I could check out your work!
lonewolfx0 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hurray for cosplay!!! I can't wait to see what you have lined up next! :)
RoddimusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
I don't know if you will read this, let alone reply. But, I hope you do because I do take an interest in your work and the words you provided above.

As someone who enjoys cosplay and wants to get into the hobby, I take an appreciation for what it is, it's roots, and for the sake of art and passion. However, having like a variety of cosplayers on facebook, I am not entirely sure how I feel about some or what I should feel. I definitely agree cosplay is not consent and that whole nine yards. I genuinely believe in being respectful and using manners. And if you are to pay compliments, then do so in an appropriate manner. But, I also kind of feel like there is this perpetual cycle that the publishers, artists, and some cosplayers keep pushing which holds back some of the equality, respect, and realness that women deserve.

So when I 'like' some cosplayers, I wonder if I am part of the problem. For instance, I think YaYa Han does great work, but she did openly go under the knife and have work done, just like VampyBitMe. And obviously they push their purchased assets in front of the camera often. They will often choose clothing and costumes that cater to that as well. Don't get me wrong, I have seen some awesome stuff, but it feels like they are wanting the fame, willing to do what it takes, and it makes if feel all the less genuine and for the wrong reasons. What kind of message does that send to young women or any woman? That they are not good enough and need to look a certain way to get somewhere? So yeah, I don't know how to view it. Some are very obvious in their approach and work while others might already have been models or workout enthusiasts, so it wasn't a big stretch (Jessica Nigri, Jenn Croft).

At the same token I can appreciate a pretty lady without being that troll and posting R rated comments. But, when seeing some pictures and their obvious targeted audience, what kind of audience were they looking to get? Was it for cosplay at that point?

But, if I make some of my personal judgements and form opinions on the matter then I am also likely to be critiqued and slandered for not 'appreciating a woman' and being 'a sourpuss.' Maybe I want better treatment and ideologies for women. Maybe I don't believe fan service is a good way to achieve that. I suppose if one were strictly doing it for modeling and attention then it would lend more justification to what they were doing.

Not many obvious answers.
RoddimusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Sorry for the typos. Didn't know there were no edit options to a comment.
Sephiroth777777 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Epic and awesome for you. I was wondering where your FB page went, then I found this. I'm glad I did and I'm glad you made a decision to better suit yourself. You come first, no matter how popular you may be or become. Stay who you are and I'll follow ya here.
JuanAdagio Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
You're the best, Katy ♥ Your cosplays are awesome. I hope see your new creations *-*

And I hope the return of your fanpage :)
Irondanz1987 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Sounds a little 'defeated'
Irondanz1987 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Sounds a little 'defeated'
Ama-la Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist
I feel the same way... It all feels like a big challenge everyone is attention whoring for likes. So many of my friends have changed - that hurts. I also often think about closing my page again...because I see that i'm also losing my way sometimes. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, It's good to feel i'm not alone.
Allebasi-DING Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's so great! I'm sure you will enjoy cosplay so much from now on as it will just be for you :)
Happy cosplaying! Hopefully I'll see you at Goldnova!
goku912 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I was wondering where you were Ms. Moonfox!! I am glad to see you are happy!! To me you are very beautiful. And you are the best looking Bayonetta I have every seen. And as far as your body goes it is PHAT(Pretty Hot and Tempting). Besides your body you play video games and I have watched your videos on youtube and your personality is amazing I would love to have a day just to hang out with you. You are a rare breed of woman. It is so hard to find a woman with your amazing intellect, awesome personally, and a big plus for having one of the sexiest bodies I have ever seen!! I will miss you on facebook, but as long as you are happy I am happy. Keep up the good work sweetie and don't let anyone tear you down. Stay sweet and beautiful.
EmperorWolfaith Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Do whatever makes you feel happy and alive, i will still miss your updates.
Anmph Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you will keep doing what you love and allowing the rest of us to appreciate the beautiful way you do it.
hypert82 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Do what is best for you Moonfox :)
Five-Spirit-Spheres Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was asking myself why there was no more updates on FB. Well, I think you should do what you think is best for you. Not that you're not doing it already.
Lionheartssj Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure how anyone could have any negative comments about you? O.o I think your cosplay is spot on, and very well done! :D Glad you are feeling better with this decision. Here's looking forward to some fun cosplay! :nod:
Poompser Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Do you still sell prints and stuff?
Scorpiion4984 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Well said and great to see you happy and enjoying what you love so much :-)
FallingMage Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Forget fb, don't drop yourself to that level of just providing fan service. You do what you want when you want, and show of your mad tailoring skills :D
SteevanWong Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
PrayAlone Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Hi Kat,
Sorry to hear you have been having a hard time of it latley.

I wanted to let you know that you are the apitomany of every thing I love about cosplay.
You are one of so many tallented people from all round the world who have taken this playing at dress up to the next level. Thank you.
I'm always impressed by the sheer tallent, imignation, inginuity, creativity, time and effort that goes into these coslays. I was blown away when I first saw your psylock, cool as bits.

On the subject of hot cosplay chicks and skimpy outfits.
I can only imagine the sheer weight of peer preasure to make more and more reveling costumes to keep that likes going up & up. I shudder to think of the amount of lude, rude and crude attention it that it subjected you to.

Cosplay seems to be used more and more as a quick way for wanabe aspiring models and pornstars to get some quick attention, cashing in on the geek sheek / nerd chick, neich. The skinpyer the outfit the better. Now I'm no prude and I have no problemb with anyone dressing up as one of my favourate characters if its done well, but I don't get the need to then strip in the costume.

So be be a hot cosplay chick there seems to be 2 choices do realy cool costumes and photo shoots or strip of. I an glad to see you have made your choice.
For the newer girls getting into cosplay they coulld do a lot worse that look to you, and others here on DA, as an example of cool, classy and sexy.

You are already a tallented cosplayer and have nothign to prove.

p.s. you are the whitest looking Australian I have ever seen, take some time of go down the beach and :relax:
akaderyl Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Watching you on dA anyhow, so it don't make me no nevermind.
People in general are jerks, doubly so on the internet.
phatso99 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Sorry you had to succumb to the pressures of others. I need to remind you though, you are a beautiful woman and for that very reason you are going to get good and bad attention. You don't need us to tell you that you are beautiful, and you should be able to tell yourself from time to time! And please, don't give up the Cosplay if it is what keeps you happy!

Keep smiling,
Rob Mason (The Armory).
bandro Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
If true, that sucks. I followed you on facebook and I like you very much, you're beautiful and a very nice person; too bad you have let some mean people get into you. Hope you come back or create a tumblr account :) Hugs and kisses!
thunderboltrookie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist
I really think everyone should really enjoy what their doing.
AstroKerrie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Awesome stuff. Things always work out better when you do what makes you happy. Im in the same boat where I sont want to take cosplay seruosly, which it why dont want to enter madman. No matter how you change yourself you cant please everyone, which it why its best to just be you ;)
Coyotekin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Anybody that had anything negative about your body is an idiot. You are an amazing beauty that many women wish they had, as well as guys that wish they had in their arms.

As for your display and outfits; well, without any doubt you have true talent and a lot more patience than many of us have.
The-Avatar Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy April Fools?
xxpuffy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww kat its a shame you closed your fanpage down for a bit ><! However I hope a little break will make you feel more comfortable with your cosplay works. But like you said all this fancy popularity, you're always going to have some people who won't like you unfortunately (screw them). But hey, you have a great body, not everyone can pull of the things you do (*points at self*), and if you can do it, hell yeah, if I were you, I'd show it off! Not everyone can look as great in skin tight, revealing things. Keep up the good work, I look forward to your stuff as always :D!
BlizzardTerrak Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry you didn't enjoy having a FB fanpage.

I don't blame you definitely get more rude comments on FB than DA somehow...=(
AstroKerrie Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Awesome stuff. I'm in the same boat where I don't want to take cosplay to seriously. Which is why I don't want to enter Madman.

Just keep focussing on what you want, learn you can't please everybody even if you change yourself to do so. That's the way you can make your life better and yourself more happy.

I look forward to seeing your chi cosplay :)
xXbest1aXx Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Photographer
good for you i cant stand people who want to be subjective about one's art i love your cosplay
TheAlchemistOf9 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Looking forward to your future cosplays whatever they may be.
Flaming-Goddess Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm joining a crowd of people who are saying this, but in all honestly, good for you! I fell into a similar trap a couple months ago, and having that realization that cosplay is about doing the characters you want to do, not the ones people are saying you should do is great. I've always really admired you and your attitude towards the hobby (not to mention how well your portray each character cuz HOT DAMN). I'm excited to see Chii and all the other costumes you do in the future! Best of luck! :D
Rensol Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
You go girl! ;3

And yeah I see this problem with people viewing cosplayers and I have it too. The fact about the body. No one can control that so I "try", and not very well, to try to ignore that part. But you are super sexy soo .. hard to do that with you. I mean about like you know chubby people cosplaying .. i think usually "ugh no no" but its not that cosplaying is the design and effort put into the costume and the character the person portrays in the costume that makes it cosplaying. So well.. i cant see you acting in your costume but from the images I do see you have the quality down and the effort you put in so that is the good thing about you :D so keep doing well and have fun! I hope I will start cosplaying soon.. need to do it!!! I know I am crafty so maybe im good at armor!! >3 need mother to teach me how to sew though ....
SteevanWong Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
-pats pats- osu !
takumikun999 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Today it is not problem. : '(
It was such a beautiful and perfect sexy body.
Whoever it is wrong to say very stupid and ignorant.
Your body is perfect the way it is and do not listen to others.
Have fun in your body, and be yourself. :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
NaJHaikezeH Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist
so happy for you :D
ShotInTheFacePhotos Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013   General Artist
As long as you're happy, I'm sure all your fans who've followed you along the way, for the right reasons, will be happy as well! :)
obtenebrado Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
all My support for your new path from Chile!! :D
Atlas0 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LilithRealm Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
fb mm..I created an account there but I rarely login, just to say a have one.. I got zero friends & proud to say it(hihih I turn off my add+ friend button)!! anyway I love all your cosplays, you don't have to obligate yourself to post every month.. just post if you can or have somethin new.. cosplayin will always be a hobby & not a profession but you should do it while your young coz it will be awkward then if your at 30.. maybe bdsm convention ^w^
Lotusmist Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I'm glad you are going to do cosplays that you WANT to do
MacabreMergoth Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Just do what you want to... It's the right way ;)
kaname-chan Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
People are jerks regardless nowadays. I watch you here and on there. And I remember well the drama others were causing. None of that is ever worth it. I'm glad that you found what you want to do in all this. Rekindling your passion for something is a good thing :hug:
arla-ao Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Doing this for fun and because you enjoy it is what it should always be about. I love sexy cosplay as much as anyone else but good cosplay is good cosplay regardless of how much skin is or isn't showing. As long as you keep keep up the quality I'm sure you'll get all the right attention. That said, anything sexual in nature will always have people doing you know what. That's just how it goes.
Sombrisio Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Too bad I don't find the right words to honor your step. My English is too rusty, to find them. I found you on DA and here I will wait for your personal cosplay. Do what you love and give a crap what the others say about it. Cling to your dream!
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