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Woo Dragoncon next week! Anyone going? I will be there for fun, not selling x3 I hope to run into some of you! 
So after this post blew up on Facebook,  Syfy gave me proper credit on their website. My husband also informed me that all the photographers information were also put up!

I know..another Heroes of Cosplay post...cosplayers everywhere are like uhhg... but please hear me out...
My name is Jen and go under the artist NoFlutter, and the Heroes of Cosplay did have an impact on my life. Why might you ask? Oh that's because I am the artist who designed Monika Lee's Alternate Poison Ivy. Wait whaaat?? But that design is like..all over the internet and so many cosplayers have been doing it. Uh yeah.  I know.  This is a problem I need address because it is coming bigger for me and probably many many other artists... we aren't getting credit.

I'm not talking im talking a simple... hey "cosplay done by so and so art by NoFlutter (insert link)" done. That's it. Im very simple. That is ALL I ever ask of, even on my DeviantArt. I understand some people find my art work other ways and don't know..but it does not take very long to find who the original artist is on google. 

Ok... back to my point. 
I was never asked if my design could be used. I did have a nice conversation with Monika after finding out about the show, and I was very honored she would chose my design, I would of said yes anyways, but my simple terms and conditions were not met on the Heroes of Cosplay's page (not Monika's fault of course,  I mean who cares about the little people right SyFy?). 
Yes..Poison Ivy is owned by DC, but my design is not. It was a concept drawing I did of the three sirens as an idea for my own amusement. I never even thought about it being so popular. 
When a designer draws out an idea for someone and they use it on the red carpet its not what are you wearing.."a dress" its.."a gown by (insert designer)" a simple shout out that cost zero dollars can change a person's life.  I'm no amazing designer or artist,  but even still, it was mine and I'm proud of it. 

Yes the show is about these people making costumes and this world of cosplay, and they are amazing artists but what I'm more upset about is the lack of credit from any concept artists to photographers.

I am a humble person, I don't have money, I'm just a stay at home mom who happens to draw and craft. But it's a sad day when I'm doing a convention and have my prints up and I get accused of stealing my own work. 
This is do to lack of credit. This is do to thinking art work is free to use. Making a costume off of a design does not mean the design is now yours. 
Because I love the cosplay community I will continue to share my work. I am honored when anyone cosplays my designs whether its a well know cosplayer or the girl next door. I'm just happy you liked it enough. Just me.

This is just my little story. I know this is really common and there will be the typical "that's what you get for posting your art on the internet" posts. What I have to say to them is well if you know this is typical..why don't you stop it? I do it all the time...if I see something with no credit I make sure it's posted in the comments or even gone as far to message the person. Simple. 

I feel this should be another hot topic in the cosplay community and we need to address it more. Especially for photographers. I get this feeling from people I have met in the past that they feel because they took more time to make the costume that they deserve more credit and don't bother giving photography credit.
 Uh no. Without the person to draw out your character, or the photographer to set you up, fix the lighting, take their time to make you look amazing in ever angle, then go through 1000 photos staring at every flippin' pixel to see which one is better (because trust me..there are differences) then narrow it down to maybe 10 shots..then its like an hour a photo for better give them damn credit.

If anyone would like to see what hats are currently for sale please check out my Facebook Like Page :)
Hey everyone! I will be at Metrocon in Tampa this year in the vendor room :) I hope to see some of you there! I will be selling my new Wing Maid bands and some new hat designs so please come by and check it out :3
I just wanted to say thank you all for the birthday wishes :D they mean so  to me!! 
Also,  Metrocon in Tampa is in July, I will be there in the vendor room, not Artist Alley. I lost my table by accident and had to get a booth ^_^;; no big deal, I might need the booth anyway because my husband is selling some Kirgirami's he is making....and they are amazing! I also will be selling some artwork and some new products I will be debuting at Metrocon this year :D I am actually really excited! 
So I recently got a message from a fan asking if they could draw fan art of my fan art of my Alternate Harley Quinn and sell it. I didnt really know what to say.. I mean I dont own the characters, just the design of the outfits and the drawing. I guess I own the idea of their looks? This is a grey area which I had a feeling was going to come up eventually. ....
I ended up politely telling her I would prefer her not to and this is why...
When I was in NC I was selling my print, even had girls cosplay as them.... no one realized I was the original artist because even though the picture is well known I get zero credit in most places (Hell, at one con a couple of kids thought I was selling stolen work...and thats a problem). One kid was like..OMG! You are like internet famous!! Am I? I dont think so ( LOL I got my 15 minutes and a gold star XD) I dont have that many followers hahaha... I'm pretty humble and I honestly do not make a lot of money from doing this. I myself obviously love fan art and are all for artists being able to sell fan art ...but those characters and designs are already well known. It is also a great way for big companies or original characters to gain popularity.  Fan art of Fan art?...I just dont know...I think this is also going to be a problem for my Gender Bender Jack and Sally. Apparently on tumblr its been Reblogged A LOT...but not from the original source (me) if it was I would have waaay more followers and credit LOL.  

Also, drawing or redesigning a popular character is kinda difficult. Fan art artists want to show that style is cool come to my booth..I think outside the my art XDD fan art is a great way to get artists and designers known. I actually sell more of my original art BECAUSE of my fan art...which is what we artists want.

I guess what I am saying is that,  I cant stop anyone from redrawing my fan art and selling it, but you now know how I feel about it. I went out of my way to try to make something that is over done, cool and different again, and it wouldnt be fair to me in the long run, so sorry.

As a note:
This journal entry is in no way directed to the fan who messaged me. Actually she was really sweet and did an awesome job cosplaying. I am actually really happy she even had the courtesy to ask. She just brought up an issue that I was actually kinda worried about and felt I should address my feelings on the subject :)
I just want to say that I had a WONDERFUL time at Animazment 2013 :D I met so many new and wonderful people and everyone was really amazing and nice!  I also met quit a few fans of my work and did not realize that I was so well known ^_^;; it made me giggle when people would walk by and stop...stare in confusion at my prints then ask...wait...are you the original artist?? XD Yes..its me...I just dont have fancy banners and awesome matching business cards LOL XD
Everyone was so great and I really really hope I am able to come back next year :3
Sorry for the lacking of updates..I have been really really busy with my crafts for the cons ^_^; I have been updating on facebook and instagram, but only glimpses of the hats I have been producing. Im trying really hard to make money so I can get a new computer.  I have been dying to draw digitally and I still have art to finish ( pirate Harley ;-; )!
In two weeks I will be at Animazment in NC and it will be my first out of Florida convention!  Im nervous and excited and I hope to meet some cool new people :D

Please feel free to follow me on facebook and tumblr :3 I can easily update to them from my phone which is what I currently only have access too. I will add some hats I had made to my gallery asap :)
Hey everybody!  Sorry to say but I am not going to take any sort of commission for awhile. I have to much to do in a short amount of time. I have 3 cons in May and I have to make a LOT  of stuff :3
So this year I will be doing my first out of state con.. Animazement in NC! I got my acceptance email earlier today which brought me some great happiness in my crappy week. I have been battling the flu for the past few days ;_; its really annoying when I have things to work to finish ...crafts to start..uhg! I feel like a prisoner in my own bed ;_; at least..I have my phone LOL so I can doodle ideas down and plan out my crafting strategies.  Also spamming my Facebook with 9gag productive XD oh well I hope I'm better by Monday.  I got to kick it into high gear now! I have three cons in May @_@ 1. Bellecon, 2. Khaoticon,  and 3. Animazement.  Hope to see some of you there!
Sorry for the lack of personal updating..I was keeping up the cosplaying journal for people to see my rules on cosplaying my art <3 I put all rules, links and art prices in my Deviant ID space below :3  I started using Twitter more, and of course I have my Facebook Like Page <3 I have been putting all my updates there, since its easier to use from my phone. I'm crossing my fingers I get a new laptop this tax return season, which will give me a chance to make more drawn art. for the past year I have been sharing the family computer, which makes it difficult to do anything XP So wish me luck! XD

Also, I started selling my art work at the conventions..yay! just 5x7 prints for $5 (I know so cheap...) X3 so if you come by my booth please check it out!
On that note...I got a few people coming up to my booth and looking through the prints with some what confused faces. At first I didn't think anything of it, I thought...well maybe they just actually recognize my work but can't put a finger on it. Then I over heard a girl whisper to her friend... "I think she just printed these off the internet..." I was like...@___@  OMG THEY THINK I STOLE MY OWN WORK!! I just have to say..Yes It is ME selling my own work XD My booth may not be over flowing with big posters stating I am the awesome NoFlutter (LULZ) but I assure you..its me XD I also only do the cons in Florida right now under NoFlutter Felt, since the base of my booth is my crafts <3 I will be selling prints online asap along with any left over hats from cons.

Hey everyone! Lately I have been getting a huge influx of messages and mail asking me if it is possible to cosplay my art. All I have to say is....of course!! Please by all means do! I LOVE and am honored that anyone would want to cosplay anything of mine:3 I only have a few rules, 1. I get credit for the design, 2. I want to see photos when done, and 3. I get to post the photos ( links to you and the photographer will be provided).

I have a like page on Facebook for my hats and artwork and I want to get a collection of photos of the Cosplays people have done of my characters. :3 if you would like to be apart of this, please send me any photos you have or see of my art. Thanks!


Edit: Check out my Like Page on Facebook…
So we had a wonderful time at Dragoncon 2012 and I really hope to make it again next year! I am taking the rest of this week to rest and get back into the swing of things. Come Monday its back to working on crafts for the next show, Holiday Matsuri in December. Busy busy busy!

Hey everyone! I am currently here in Atlanta, GA for Dragoncon!  I hope to see some of you here!

Hey all! I finally made a Facebook Like page for my arts and crafts :3…

You can find my hats for sale and any updates about the cons I will be attending!

Hey everyone! If you all noticed I have been drawing I did not get a new computer, my parents went on vacation so I get to use the family computer more. LOL Hopefully I can continue ^_^
Thank you all for the Birthday Wishes! I was in Tampa since Thursday for Metrocon. I had a wonderful time and I hope to see everyone there again soon!
Hey everyone its almost that time! Metrocon, Tampa FL 2012! I will be selling my crafts via artist alley. Its crunch time right now and I am trying to finish up what I can. Please if anyone is looking for drawing commissions, I will not be able to do them atm. I still do not have a steady computer to work at :/ It seems I will not be able to get one for awhile either. I will still take commissions, I just will be really picky on which ones I do. Thanks!

So I have been getting a lot of messages lately about wanting to see some new drawings. Well unfortunately, my laptop died a little over a month ago. I am using a shared computer so getting time to draw is about impossible. Im hoping that I sell enough at the cons to get myself my personal computer so I can get back into full painted drawings. If I do draw right now, its only going to be sketches. I also have been focusing on my crafts so I can make the buy a computer LOL. So until then you guys get photos LOL

So I went and finally bought my table shelving for the cons! They had them on sale at Bed Bath and Beyond, so the timing was perfect! My husband and I set it up to test it out, and it looks wonderful, I am so happy! I am still making more hats, right now I am working on the Octopi clips <3
I have so much work to do!