Feytaline is creating cosplay and photography
20

patrons

$109
per month
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my Patreon!

My name is Feytaline.  I'm a cosplay artist, photographer, mental illness and con safety advocate from Western Pennsylvania, USA. I'm very pleased to have this chance to make a connection with you!

Why Cosplay?


Portraying Magilou from Tales of Berseria (selfie)

I express myself through the art of cosplay--whether it's cute, sexy, or spooky, there are many facets of myself I can share that I wouldn't be able to show through any other means. I choose a character and convey so much more than a single mood--I'm showing not only what I have created in that moment, but the story of that character.  Cosplay is not only a way of saying "thank you" to the creators for the stories they have told, but also saying "This is what your creation means to me, this is how it has changed my world."  


Photographing Phosgene in Hell's Hollow, PA 2017


Why Photography?

While my cosplay work is about self revelation, it is not created alone!  I would never be able to express myself without photographers.  I have created many of my images as self-portraiture, or with the help of my partner, Jordan.

However, when I'm able to work with a different photographer, another aspect of creativity and self-expression comes into play--theirs.  Together, we're able to combine our talents to create an image that has a bit of each of us inside it, something that we couldn't do alone.

It's that bond that I want to create with other people, so I've fought through my debilitating anxiety to begin working with cosplayers as a photographer. I want to help them express themselves as the wonderful, unique people they are; to show the world what they want to say with their costumes and expressions. I want my photos to give others a voice of confidence, even when they're insecure, anxious, or otherwise afraid to express themselves to the world.

Why Advocacy?
I'm a survivor of trauma, stalking, sexual harassment and bullying. I have not always handled this well, partly due to mental illness and partly due to how a negative attitude is rewarded in the cosplay community.  There are sites dedicated to sharing the latest "drama," people who keep screen-capped "receipts" for years to disgrace and tear down the achievements of anyone who has ever made a mistake or held an uneducated view--that's ALL of us!  People are bonding over what they hate, rather than what they love, and it's creating pain to the point that people drop out of the community.  After breaking free of that attitude, I knew I wanted to fight against it and the pain it causes others.  I want to create a community where people are safe to express themselves and create--one where harmful attitudes are not accepted or rewarded.

What's CSSN? 

A few years ago, I met a fellow survivor, Trickssi.  We bonded through shared experiences of being the victims of online harassment, as well as sexual assault. Trickssi is a phenomenal person--she is using her experiences to fight for others. She founded CSSN (Cosplayer Survivor Support Network) because so, so many cosplayers have stories where they have been harassed, assaulted, and otherwise traumatized-- and where they were not believed when they tried to speak up. 

This is something I also feel very strongly about, and I am happy to be a part of the organization she founded. We Believe You is our mantra, because we believe that survivors should be heard without judgment or demands that they 'prove' their trauma happened when they are only seeking support.   

We are working to provide education through articles and panels so that survivors are treated with the respect they deserve at all community events, especially when reporting incidents to staff.  "Cosplay is not consent" is not enough--we need specific policies at all events that define harassment and provide a place to report, as well as consequences for perpetrators.  We all deserve a safe community!

Why Patreon?

I will always cosplay for myself, but I cannot get the financial backing to create everything I'd like due to my health issues.  By myself, I can't afford to make mistakes, which means my cosplay doesn't come out as well as it should. I have found that people really want to support my creative journey. Patreon gives them a chance to, as well as giving me a way to thank them with rewards!

I understand many other cosplayers are in similar financial situations, and I want to help them express themselves. I love photographing free of charge, as well as planning local events for anyone of any skill level to get quality photos in incredible environments. However, planning events and editing photos are a lot of work, and upgrading equipment gets very expensive.  Patreon allows those that are able to financially support me to ease these costs, so that I can work to provide quality content to everyone!

It isn't easy to make my dreams into reality. I have debilitating chronic pain as well as bipolar and anxiety disorders, which have limited my life severely.  Despite all this, I want to work hard to share my visions--the 'story only I can tell", and to help other artists tell theirs. 

With your help, I'm sure I can create many more wonderful things.

Thank you.

Cover Photo Credits, left to right:

Swoz
Diane Woodring
ILYC Photography
Patches
Swoz
Tiers
Tier 1
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Pledge a dollar a month, and you will see all public blog entries, including links when I update my sites. And of course, my sincere gratitude--every tiny bit helps!
Tier 2
$4 or more per month 4 of 35 patrons
With a $4 monthly pledge, you gain access to vote in polls, progress photos through an exclusive private Instagram, and a monthly handwritten sign with your name!
Tier 3
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
For $5 and up, you'll get the previous tier's rewards as well as a mailed Instax photo of me in cosplay, and a personal thank you note!  Non US rewards are shipped every three months to save on postage.
Tier 4
$10 or more per month 1 patron
$10 pledge gives all the previous tiers' rewards, plus a zip file of full size photos of that month's cosplay, including printing rights for personal use!
Tier 5
$20 or more per month 3 of 25 patrons
$20 gives you all the previous tiers' rewards, an additional monthly Instax photo, plus access to any 'missed' rewards by request! 
Goals
$109 of $200 per month
$200 a month will nearly guarantee a new costume each month!
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Welcome, and thank you for visiting my Patreon!

My name is Feytaline.  I'm a cosplay artist, photographer, mental illness and con safety advocate from Western Pennsylvania, USA. I'm very pleased to have this chance to make a connection with you!

Why Cosplay?


Portraying Magilou from Tales of Berseria (selfie)

I express myself through the art of cosplay--whether it's cute, sexy, or spooky, there are many facets of myself I can share that I wouldn't be able to show through any other means. I choose a character and convey so much more than a single mood--I'm showing not only what I have created in that moment, but the story of that character.  Cosplay is not only a way of saying "thank you" to the creators for the stories they have told, but also saying "This is what your creation means to me, this is how it has changed my world."  


Photographing Phosgene in Hell's Hollow, PA 2017


Why Photography?

While my cosplay work is about self revelation, it is not created alone!  I would never be able to express myself without photographers.  I have created many of my images as self-portraiture, or with the help of my partner, Jordan.

However, when I'm able to work with a different photographer, another aspect of creativity and self-expression comes into play--theirs.  Together, we're able to combine our talents to create an image that has a bit of each of us inside it, something that we couldn't do alone.

It's that bond that I want to create with other people, so I've fought through my debilitating anxiety to begin working with cosplayers as a photographer. I want to help them express themselves as the wonderful, unique people they are; to show the world what they want to say with their costumes and expressions. I want my photos to give others a voice of confidence, even when they're insecure, anxious, or otherwise afraid to express themselves to the world.

Why Advocacy?
I'm a survivor of trauma, stalking, sexual harassment and bullying. I have not always handled this well, partly due to mental illness and partly due to how a negative attitude is rewarded in the cosplay community.  There are sites dedicated to sharing the latest "drama," people who keep screen-capped "receipts" for years to disgrace and tear down the achievements of anyone who has ever made a mistake or held an uneducated view--that's ALL of us!  People are bonding over what they hate, rather than what they love, and it's creating pain to the point that people drop out of the community.  After breaking free of that attitude, I knew I wanted to fight against it and the pain it causes others.  I want to create a community where people are safe to express themselves and create--one where harmful attitudes are not accepted or rewarded.

What's CSSN? 

A few years ago, I met a fellow survivor, Trickssi.  We bonded through shared experiences of being the victims of online harassment, as well as sexual assault. Trickssi is a phenomenal person--she is using her experiences to fight for others. She founded CSSN (Cosplayer Survivor Support Network) because so, so many cosplayers have stories where they have been harassed, assaulted, and otherwise traumatized-- and where they were not believed when they tried to speak up. 

This is something I also feel very strongly about, and I am happy to be a part of the organization she founded. We Believe You is our mantra, because we believe that survivors should be heard without judgment or demands that they 'prove' their trauma happened when they are only seeking support.   

We are working to provide education through articles and panels so that survivors are treated with the respect they deserve at all community events, especially when reporting incidents to staff.  "Cosplay is not consent" is not enough--we need specific policies at all events that define harassment and provide a place to report, as well as consequences for perpetrators.  We all deserve a safe community!

Why Patreon?

I will always cosplay for myself, but I cannot get the financial backing to create everything I'd like due to my health issues.  By myself, I can't afford to make mistakes, which means my cosplay doesn't come out as well as it should. I have found that people really want to support my creative journey. Patreon gives them a chance to, as well as giving me a way to thank them with rewards!

I understand many other cosplayers are in similar financial situations, and I want to help them express themselves. I love photographing free of charge, as well as planning local events for anyone of any skill level to get quality photos in incredible environments. However, planning events and editing photos are a lot of work, and upgrading equipment gets very expensive.  Patreon allows those that are able to financially support me to ease these costs, so that I can work to provide quality content to everyone!

It isn't easy to make my dreams into reality. I have debilitating chronic pain as well as bipolar and anxiety disorders, which have limited my life severely.  Despite all this, I want to work hard to share my visions--the 'story only I can tell", and to help other artists tell theirs. 

With your help, I'm sure I can create many more wonderful things.

Thank you.

Cover Photo Credits, left to right:

Swoz
Diane Woodring
ILYC Photography
Patches
Swoz

Recent posts by Feytaline

Tiers
Tier 1
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Pledge a dollar a month, and you will see all public blog entries, including links when I update my sites. And of course, my sincere gratitude--every tiny bit helps!
Tier 2
$4 or more per month 4 of 35 patrons
With a $4 monthly pledge, you gain access to vote in polls, progress photos through an exclusive private Instagram, and a monthly handwritten sign with your name!
Tier 3
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
For $5 and up, you'll get the previous tier's rewards as well as a mailed Instax photo of me in cosplay, and a personal thank you note!  Non US rewards are shipped every three months to save on postage.
Tier 4
$10 or more per month 1 patron
$10 pledge gives all the previous tiers' rewards, plus a zip file of full size photos of that month's cosplay, including printing rights for personal use!
Tier 5
$20 or more per month 3 of 25 patrons
$20 gives you all the previous tiers' rewards, an additional monthly Instax photo, plus access to any 'missed' rewards by request!