Yeah, Yeah. Shut Up Elf.

cartoncretin:

recognizing what con the cosplay photo is at by the different kinds of hideous carpet

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Fem!Avengers Mini Group at Dragon*Con 2012
Video By: JoanneD. Photography (D*C 2012 Gallery)
Cosplayers: Loki/Eldanildiel, Thor/ElfGrove

MY WING! :(

elfgrove:

Fem!Avengers Mini Group at Dragon*Con 2012

Photographer: JoanneD. Photography (D*C 2012 Gallery)
Cosplayers: Loki/Eldanildiel, Tony(a) Stark/KelsPrater, Thor/ElfGrove

Dragon Con 2013 - SCF DC Universe Gathering

My favorite speedsters from this meet-up. Fabulous, beautiful and talented folk.

eldanildiel:

teffy:

Oh sexy hawkguy I love you.

Fraction reblogged my husband! Love it!

It is hilarious seeing my friend and Dragon Con roommate (and eldanildiel's husband) making the rounds on tumblr as a hot Hawkguy.

eldanildiel:

teffy:

Oh sexy hawkguy I love you.

Fraction reblogged my husband! Love it!

It is hilarious seeing my friend and Dragon Con roommate (and eldanildiel's husband) making the rounds on tumblr as a hot Hawkguy.

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*coughs self consciously* …And all things Dragon Con social media spiral into rage outlets in the wake of another host hotel booking morning. Roughly 45 minutes~2 hours from Marriott open to sold out — this extended time oweing largely to confusion both in announcements and by the actual system as to whether it opened at 9am or 10am Eastern time. Neither the website nor those booking knew which was meant to be true. It opened and closed booking sporadically from 9:03am until 10:00am causing database errors if you were in the system and it closed mid-booking. Hilton rooms were sold out in 20 minutes last month. Although I expect some folk to be dropping Hilton rooms in the wake of getting a Marriott room in the next few days. Next week, the last of the 5 host hotels opens D Con booking.

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bizarro-sai:

peppers-pray:

elfgrove:

twinklebat:

wilwheaton:

onthemedia:

Cosplayers dress up as the carpet of a Marriott hotel, and the carpet designer sends them a cease and desist.

I can’t —- I don’t even —- *head explodes*

We worked on sewing these costumes over the past two con seasons over at God Save the Queen Fashions. Harrison did an excellent job at vectoring the design for fabric and making props. It’s just crazy. I don’t think the thought ever crossed any of our minds that Marriott carpet print would be the thing to cause such a stir. I’m still glad that Harrison and Bill got to have such fun with them this year. I’m just sad the rest of us won’t be able to join in the fun now.

I cannot understand the outrage I’m seeing from some people *coughMrWheatoncough* about the designer asserting their copyright. Like most cosplay, this was all in good fun. And like all cosplay it’s only permissible so long as the copyright holders 1) are willing to turn a blind/tolerant eye and 2) believe you aren’t turning a significant profit off of their intellectual property.
In this case, the copyright very literally is the pattern used for a print — yes, it was intended for the medium of a carpet but a switch to a different fabric type doesn’t really change who owns the print design.
I suspect Volpin Props was fine, and the copyright holder would have been fine ignoring it, up until they put the pattern up on Spoonflower for sale. The entire thing that the designer produces, owns, copyrights, and sells is their fabric pattern designs. That’s their entire livelihood. No matter how much work Volpin put into vectoring and reproducing the pattern, the print wasn’t his to sell, and I think that’s where the line got crossed.
It’s beautiful work by Volpin Props and you amazing folk at God Save the Queen Fashions, and I’m a bit sad that I can’t make a Marriott carpet outfit too now, it seemed fun. On the other hand, I get why and think the designer is probably completely in the right here issuing a Cease and Desist on selling the fabric print. Cool and fun as it was, selling the print was going over the parody/fair use/whatever line that cosplay usually operates on.

Woah, they were selling a remake of the print? Okay now the cease & desist letter makes sense.

Yeah I read the article and went “no wait, they were SELLING THE DESIGN TO OTHER PEOPLE.” Yeah no, how daft do you have to be to realize that its not that the carpet designers were being Debby downers on all the geeky fun, that they rained on a tongue and cheek idea. Its that the cosplayers were selling their copyrighted design!!

Yes. And because of how copyright law works, they have to enforce something like this, or it sets a precedent that would allow others to reproduce and sell their print designs.
That the print was being sold via Spoonflower, meaning they were making a profit off of it on a site that could potentially mass-produce the design to fabric. The cosplay and the print design was/is going pretty viral. That’s getting way outside the realm of fun tongue-in-cheek cosplay and into pretty blatant copyright violation.
Couristan Inc,’s entire business is selling their original print pattern designs. Whether you think it’s an ugly design or not, they were put in a position that required them to enforce their copyright. They only sent a Cease & Desist letter, they could have required to be paid damages for any profits made of the sales of the print up until now. That’s being nicer than they had to. Now if it works within their company structure and they were clever about it, they might turn around and start selling a fabric print of the design themselves, but at this point the bad press which people are refusing to consider their side of has probably killed that.

bizarro-sai:

peppers-pray:

elfgrove:

twinklebat:

wilwheaton:

onthemedia:

Cosplayers dress up as the carpet of a Marriott hotel, and the carpet designer sends them a cease and desist.

I can’t —- I don’t even —- *head explodes*

We worked on sewing these costumes over the past two con seasons over at God Save the Queen Fashions. Harrison did an excellent job at vectoring the design for fabric and making props. It’s just crazy. I don’t think the thought ever crossed any of our minds that Marriott carpet print would be the thing to cause such a stir. I’m still glad that Harrison and Bill got to have such fun with them this year. I’m just sad the rest of us won’t be able to join in the fun now.

I cannot understand the outrage I’m seeing from some people *coughMrWheatoncough* about the designer asserting their copyright. Like most cosplay, this was all in good fun. And like all cosplay it’s only permissible so long as the copyright holders 1) are willing to turn a blind/tolerant eye and 2) believe you aren’t turning a significant profit off of their intellectual property.

In this case, the copyright very literally is the pattern used for a print — yes, it was intended for the medium of a carpet but a switch to a different fabric type doesn’t really change who owns the print design.

I suspect Volpin Props was fine, and the copyright holder would have been fine ignoring it, up until they put the pattern up on Spoonflower for sale. The entire thing that the designer produces, owns, copyrights, and sells is their fabric pattern designs. That’s their entire livelihood. No matter how much work Volpin put into vectoring and reproducing the pattern, the print wasn’t his to sell, and I think that’s where the line got crossed.

It’s beautiful work by Volpin Props and you amazing folk at God Save the Queen Fashions, and I’m a bit sad that I can’t make a Marriott carpet outfit too now, it seemed fun. On the other hand, I get why and think the designer is probably completely in the right here issuing a Cease and Desist on selling the fabric print. Cool and fun as it was, selling the print was going over the parody/fair use/whatever line that cosplay usually operates on.

Woah, they were selling a remake of the print? Okay now the cease & desist letter makes sense.

Yeah I read the article and went “no wait, they were SELLING THE DESIGN TO OTHER PEOPLE.” Yeah no, how daft do you have to be to realize that its not that the carpet designers were being Debby downers on all the geeky fun, that they rained on a tongue and cheek idea. Its that the cosplayers were selling their copyrighted design!!

Yes. And because of how copyright law works, they have to enforce something like this, or it sets a precedent that would allow others to reproduce and sell their print designs.

That the print was being sold via Spoonflower, meaning they were making a profit off of it on a site that could potentially mass-produce the design to fabric. The cosplay and the print design was/is going pretty viral. That’s getting way outside the realm of fun tongue-in-cheek cosplay and into pretty blatant copyright violation.

Couristan Inc,’s entire business is selling their original print pattern designs. Whether you think it’s an ugly design or not, they were put in a position that required them to enforce their copyright. They only sent a Cease & Desist letter, they could have required to be paid damages for any profits made of the sales of the print up until now. That’s being nicer than they had to. Now if it works within their company structure and they were clever about it, they might turn around and start selling a fabric print of the design themselves, but at this point the bad press which people are refusing to consider their side of has probably killed that.

twinklebat:

wilwheaton:

onthemedia:

Cosplayers dress up as the carpet of a Marriott hotel, and the carpet designer sends them a cease and desist.

I can’t —- I don’t even —- *head explodes*

We worked on sewing these costumes over the past two con seasons over at God Save the Queen Fashions. Harrison did an excellent job at vectoring the design for fabric and making props. It’s just crazy. I don’t think the thought ever crossed any of our minds that Marriott carpet print would be the thing to cause such a stir. I’m still glad that Harrison and Bill got to have such fun with them this year. I’m just sad the rest of us won’t be able to join in the fun now.

I cannot understand the outrage I’m seeing from some people *coughMrWheatoncough* about the designer asserting their copyright. Like most cosplay, this was all in good fun. And like all cosplay it’s only permissible so long as the copyright holders 1) are willing to turn a blind/tolerant eye and 2) believe you aren’t turning a significant profit off of their intellectual property.
In this case, the copyright very literally is the pattern used for a print — yes, it was intended for the medium of a carpet but a switch to a different fabric type doesn’t really change who owns the print design.
I suspect Volpin Props was fine, and the copyright holder would have been fine ignoring it, up until they put the pattern up on Spoonflower for sale. The entire thing that the designer produces, owns, copyrights, and sells is their fabric pattern designs. That’s their entire livelihood. No matter how much work Volpin put into vectoring and reproducing the pattern, the print wasn’t his to sell, and I think that’s where the line got crossed.
It’s beautiful work by Volpin Props and you amazing folk at God Save the Queen Fashions, and I’m a bit sad that I can’t make a Marriott carpet outfit too now, it seemed fun. On the other hand, I get why and think the designer is probably completely in the right here issuing a Cease and Desist on selling the fabric print. Cool and fun as it was, selling the print was going over the parody/fair use/whatever line that cosplay usually operates on.

twinklebat:

wilwheaton:

onthemedia:

Cosplayers dress up as the carpet of a Marriott hotel, and the carpet designer sends them a cease and desist.

I can’t —- I don’t even —- *head explodes*

We worked on sewing these costumes over the past two con seasons over at God Save the Queen Fashions. Harrison did an excellent job at vectoring the design for fabric and making props. It’s just crazy. I don’t think the thought ever crossed any of our minds that Marriott carpet print would be the thing to cause such a stir. I’m still glad that Harrison and Bill got to have such fun with them this year. I’m just sad the rest of us won’t be able to join in the fun now.

I cannot understand the outrage I’m seeing from some people *coughMrWheatoncough* about the designer asserting their copyright. Like most cosplay, this was all in good fun. And like all cosplay it’s only permissible so long as the copyright holders 1) are willing to turn a blind/tolerant eye and 2) believe you aren’t turning a significant profit off of their intellectual property.

In this case, the copyright very literally is the pattern used for a print — yes, it was intended for the medium of a carpet but a switch to a different fabric type doesn’t really change who owns the print design.

I suspect Volpin Props was fine, and the copyright holder would have been fine ignoring it, up until they put the pattern up on Spoonflower for sale. The entire thing that the designer produces, owns, copyrights, and sells is their fabric pattern designs. That’s their entire livelihood. No matter how much work Volpin put into vectoring and reproducing the pattern, the print wasn’t his to sell, and I think that’s where the line got crossed.

It’s beautiful work by Volpin Props and you amazing folk at God Save the Queen Fashions, and I’m a bit sad that I can’t make a Marriott carpet outfit too now, it seemed fun. On the other hand, I get why and think the designer is probably completely in the right here issuing a Cease and Desist on selling the fabric print. Cool and fun as it was, selling the print was going over the parody/fair use/whatever line that cosplay usually operates on.

typette:

echoing-artemis:

Madeline Hatter - by echoing-artemis DA | tumblr | facebook

[photography by Straw DA | facebook]

Super excited about a proper Ever After High shoot (i.e. not the Dragon*Con hallway) with my Raven and Apple for our project. <3

god the amount of work that went into this must be ridiculous, it looks incredible!

Silas, Mary, it’s the lovely cosplayer you saw at the DC Universe shoot!

eldanildiel:

jayuna:

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!!

Hawkeye stole my arc reactor, silly faces and fun were had :) Toni, toni no!

Sailor Thor | Sailor Iron Man | Sailor Hawkeye | Sailor Cap

I love it so much! “Tony noooooo!” “Clint, this looks bad!”

sparkofspaceandtime:

making silly faces in cosplay is my favourite thing! and hey, I’m ‘dying’, figured it was probably justified in any case XD

This is great!

Oh good grief I could not keep a straight face for this shit. XD