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Hello, and welcome to DecorusCosplay!
"Decorus" is a latin word which means "beautiful", "graceful", "charming".
As you might already found out, here we showcase the most beautiful cosplay outfits and photos around the world. Everyone is free to watch us, but we'll be giving special attention to upcoming "join requests" since this group is for the highest quality cosplayers. Not every photo needs to be a masterpiece to be accepted in the group. Though, in order to keep it organized, there are some rules our members should follow:

RULES/GUIDELINES
:bulletblue: We wish to display the best, so bear in mind that everything from Make-up/Wig, Costume detail, Character portraying, Photography skill and Photoshop/Photo quality counts or any of the admins have the right to reject your photo.

:bulletblue: As it's obvious, every photo needs to have good quality. It's always a disappointment when we see an amazing costume with a blurred or grainy photo.

:bulletblue: You need to be either the photographer or the cosplayer in order to submit your work.

:bulletblue: When sending pictures, please keep in mind that we might decline those who only show their owner's face. (Meaning no myspace angles/camwhore are allowed.) After all, we are looking forward to see great outifts in equally great photography.Same goes to make-up test.

:bulletblue: Please try to submit ONLY your best photos.

:bulletblue: You can photoshop your pictures all you want, but please do not add any speech balloons and things of the sort. You can always add a thin frame with a "neutral" color around the picture and a small cosplayer/photographer copiright tag, but please do not write any big phrases with weird fonts or brushes. That way, your deviation will be declined.

:bulletblue: Submit only three photos per outfit.

:bulletblue: Photos containing nudity (not too graphic) are allowed but should have the "Mature Content" tab on them.

:bulletblue: Submit into the correct folders.

:bulletblue: Convention photos are not allowed. It's a disappointment when we see a great costume with a bunch of people on the background. Of course, if the photo and costume in question are REALLY, REALLY good, then we'll open an exception. Preview photos are also not allowed.

:bulletblue: Stage photos can be excuse to a certain extent when the performers are not blurred, there is not stage equipment shown in the photo [e.g speakers, event banners, lights, microphone stand etc.] and lastly, if there's a screen, please show us a full screen and the content of the screen must match the performance [e.g, scenery, narration] or else the photo may have a high chance of being rejected.

:bulletblue: Your costume doesn't need to be made by yourself in order to be in the group. If it's good, then we'll accept it.

:bulletblue: The "Movies and Books" folder only applies to movies/books made "from scratch". Those that were firstly made and thought to be movies/books. For example, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is in fact, a movie, but since it was firstly made as a game, deviations containing characters from said movie will go to the "VideoGames" folder.


Note: As the group gets bigger, we have been getting even more strict then before, So if one of your photos is "declined", don't think we're putting you on the side and don't feel bad about it. Instead, take it as an encouragement and keep on practicing! : )
Hello, we just recently had a recruitment for members to help us vote for incoming photos, but it seems as though we have gotten a lot of expired submissions because a few of our members are not very active at the moment. We are currently looking for 1 or 2 more people who are active daily or generally active 3-5 times a week.

If you are interested, please comment below. We are very strict with many submissions, so we please ask that you re-read the rules and determine if you think your eye is good enough to keep our group "up-to-snuff." We will take a look at your profile to help determine if your favorites and submissions provides us with how well your good eye is for selecting pictures! Thank you so very much!
~RachniQueen

Any questions or concerns, please ask below. (: We do not bite!
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GladenCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Would Howl's Moving Castle be Anime or a Movie? Personally I think movie but I just wanted to double check! Thank you! :D
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Talfryn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Professional Writer
Personally I could go either way with it. Since no one else has replied, go ahead and submit as movie and the quality of your photograph/cosplay will determine the rest!
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simakai Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Movies is more about liveaction movies, so this should be in anime.
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Rei-Suzuki Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'd say movie :)
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lowdii Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Hello everyone!
I would like to introduce my Facebook page Cosplay:
www.facebook.com/lowdiiCosplay…
A big thank you to those who are going to like my page, I need your support <3
(Sorry for my English ... ^^ ")
THANK YOU VERY MUCH ~ <3
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CreoleLadyLayla Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Thanks a lot for accept me as member, Decorous Cosplay! :rose: :heart:
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RachniQueen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Photographer
n_n! No problem! Enjoy your stay!
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Bexxin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Thank you so much for the membership request! :)
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TheGothica Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi! I have a question: I want to try submiting this picture but I'm not sure in what folder I should do it. The character I'm cosplaying is an official character but the costume is from a fanart (so not official art) and since it's not an OC or designed by me, I'm not sure if it fits in the Originals folder or if it goes somewhere else? I'm sorry for taking your time but I'm not sure where exactly I should submit it. 
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RachniQueen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Photographer
I would just put it under whatever category it fits in, whether it's anime and manga or movies and books, etc.
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