05 January 2013

A Message from the Admin: Hall of Shame

Hi everyone! It’s Mei again, the administrator of Cosplay Holic!

You may have noticed that the photos featured beginning in 2013 are now missing the Cosplay Holic logo and URL. Well, I’ve had a change of heart. It’s an uphill battle to try and catch all of the plagiarists of this blog. In fact, I’m beginning to spend more time hunting them down that actually updating the site!

Also, adding the URLs may have deterred some of the copycats, but it hasn’t actually stopped them at all. In the end, it felt like I was breaking my own policy of featuring cosplayers freely because adding my site URL makes it look as if I’m claiming these images as my own.

And so, instead of killing more of my time reporting them to the DMCA, I’ll give them the attention they so desire.

The following blogs have been reported to DMCA for copying articles from Cosplay Holic as well as other cosplay blogs (arranged in alphabetical order):
Some of the blogs have already been taken down, but there are probably a few others I don’t know about. If you happen to see any “mirror blogs”, let me know and I’ll add them to the list.

Thank you all for being so patient and understanding with me! Now that I don’t need to edit most of the photos to add my URL, let’s hope I can get back to double updates during the weekend.

Thank you so much! And may we all have an awesome year ahead!


  1. I understand it can be difficult, but I am glad to see you are back in action and updating. I was getting a little worried about that law that was passed.

    I recently started a very niche blog similar to yours, but caters to a slightly different audience, I would love to swap links. Check it out at http://www.xxxcosplay.net there is an adults only section, but you are not required to go to that section or view any of those images. Only if the user wants to.

    1. Sorry, Clark! Google doesn't allow linking of adult sites on blogspot... I don't want my adsense account to get suspended! Good luck with your site though!