I was so happy when I found your cosplays. I've been wanting to do an elfquest one for a while but have so many other projects on the go. I'm glad there are others who love it so much they want to dress up as the characters too. Your costumes are wonderfull.
Why not? Batman is much older than EQ and there are many batman cosplayers, too ;-P. No...it was a dream to made such a costume since I first saw Tyleet at a small comic shop sometimes in the early 90ies. I was a child and never had heard something about cosplay or such costumes (I was born in the former German Democratic Republic and even Micky Mouse was forbitten and illegal.. ). But then, after maaany years and together with a really wonderful group with the same old desire we just did it! And it was amazing because there was no conflict about the characters. Everybody has his or her own favourite elf. And so many peaople recognize us!
I am a huge Elfquest fan (check out my art! I even used to draw Elfquest.), so there's no disrespect intended. I just meant that, for example, Batman still has an actively published comic book (also video games, toys and TV shows), where Elfquest hasn't really been published much in the past 10 years. It's great to see the legacy still alive!
You're a professional comic draftsman? Your work is fantastic (I should better visit the profiles of my commentators)! And of course, Batman is not a good comparison. Maybe the dark crystal (not to mention the maybe new coming version). It's classic. If you are interessted in the genre you HAVE to know it. And like I said, even here in Germany many,many people recognize EQ characters (I guess it have to be much more in the states!). but I'm even more proud that a graphic artist like our cosplays. Check out DA and cosplay.com, there are other good ones! There's a wonderful Winnowill for example!