Most of you know me or know of Me and know how we are involved as much as possible in the convention circuit by either going, reporting on or getting reviews from people. So When Two Good friends Scott & Pixie Spoke about there experience at AnimeNext this past weekend – I was OUTRAGED.
Everyone has heard about how there’s alot of creep’s taken photo’s of cosplayer’s for uses other than press related or personal use. I am of course talking about 2 Image Solutions who felt it was fine to take pictures of cosplayer’s and then put them on Body Pillows and Sell them making money off the cosplayers image. Now first off I have a problem with the Creepy Factor of this, The People who will be doing god know’s what to some of those pillow’s and the fact they are making money from these item’s and not Paying anything to the people whose image they are using.
I believe in USA that is illegal. There was nothing signed by the cosplayer and even tho the photographer has some rights having taken the photo but the fact he is making money off it is wrong.
We value Cosplayer’s and like to say how sorry we are that this has happened. Lately there has been more and more issue’s arising at convention’s with cosplayer’s being mistreated. This is a new breed of photographer and we are saddened by what is happening…below is link to the article: