Vision: To provide a creative and social outlet for cosplayers and designers in the Los Angeles area.
This group is for cosplayers, anime fans, manga fans, comic lovers, gamers, LARPers, roleplayers, WOW'ers, costumers, Steampunks, lolitas, cafe maids, mermaids, Picachus, Sailor Moons, Dragonballers, Harely Quinns, designers, stitchers, sowers, accessorizers, make-upers, and crafters of all types.
You have probably met us at conventions, online, or just stumbled upon us here on meetup.com. We are looking forward to getting to know you and your cosplay kung-fu!
For the safety and security of all members of this meetup, post an ACTUAL picture of yourself and use your REAL NAME. Profiles with mystery pictures, self-given screen names, and/or sentences poorly put together will be rejected and/or removed.
Keep in mind that this group is for creative growth and networking, not solicitation. Just imagine if a stranger walked into your business and asked for your customer list to send them all an email about something unrelated to what you provide. If you have a service related to cosplay, do the leg work. Show up to events. Meet people. Give them your business card. Make connections. Don't expect me to do the work for you. You are basically asking for something for nothing. The organizers put a lot of time, resources, and energy into building this community, so take that into consideration.
If you want to sponsor an event by providing pizza or materials, please message the organizer directly. Messages should start with the words, "I would like to provide _________ for one of your events." If you sponsor an event, you will be given an opportunity to speak at the event.
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers