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Father and Son by SoloGrayson Father and Son by SoloGrayson
Sometimes people call out the cosplay community for being judgmental, rude and so full of drama it's completely toxic and up until a last Monday I probably would have agreed. Besides the close group of friends I have I was pretty keen on keeping mostly to myself for the fear of the, very false, reputation cosplayers have as a whole.

But this Monday I was not only surprised but shocked to my very core. I asked for help from the cosplay community via an indiegogo page. I asked for help to afford medical bills and the community responded leaps and bounds beyond what I ever thought was possible. Cosplays I had never interacted with but I had looked up to were suddenly sharing my link on their pages. Fans were getting their family to donate to help me...I couldn't believe how fast everything spread and how eager everyone was to help.

I'm so thankful for this community, not only because of the wonderful friends it has blessed me with but for everything it's ever done for me. It's given me the tools I need to grow from the camera shy, antisocial girl I was in high school to a woman I feel is starting to truly understand herself. I may still be working out my place in the world but with everyone's love and support I'm sure I'll figure that out soon enough.

I'm proud to call this community my family--no matter what kind of reputation it has to outsiders.

Thank you, everyone. For every favorite, for every comment, for every watch. For anything you've ever done to help me along my journey.

Family Themed picture for all my feels. Don't you judge me.

Series:
Batman - DC Comics



Cosplayers


Robin (Damian Wayne)................................................:iconsolograyson:
www.facebook.com/SoloGrayson

Batman (Bruce Wayne)................................................Immortal Phil
www.facebook.com/BangarangCosp…




Photographer.............................................LJinto www.flickr.com/photos/ljinto/




Photo taken at: Youmacon 2012


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:iconcoopdawhoop:
CoopDaWhoop Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
the one thing that would tear away from this pretty awesome balance is what would happen if one of them slipped....but this is still awesome
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:icontitansfighter01:
TitansFighter01 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
I'm more impressed by the balancing act than anything else. Damian certainly has the evil little brat look down pat. lol. 
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:iconkeirtanaka:
KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Didn't tha League of Shadows teach Batman how 2 do this w/out cheating like that?
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:iconhipyl:
hipyl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
LMFAO BATMANS FACE UUHHH OH DEAR GOD ROBIN ONE FALSE MOVE AND ILL BE CROTCHLESS LOL GREAT COSPLAYING :)
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:iconjiajem:
JiaJem Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I have never seen PEZ dispenser cosplay before.  COSPLAY FIRST
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
OHOHO U SO WITTY.

Also. UH OH. I know your profile now! *STALKS*

(Hopefully you remember me from Colossalcon otherwise this is just creepy)
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:iconthecomictiger:
TheComicTiger Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
You are the cosplayer I look up to Megan! You are amazing and wonderful! Everybody needs help sometimes and I'm so glad you could get it because you deserve it. <3 and side note you are my favorite Robin cosplayer ever <3
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Aw thank you so much!! ;w;!!!
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:iconyuuri-c:
Yuuri-C Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
lol well done to the both of you!~
I love reading the description you wrote, it's nice to see the positive side of the community! I think cosplay too has made me open up too^_^
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:iconuchiharyuk:
UchihaRyuk Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's kinda funny watching your Damian cosplay, is like when just want to grab a comic character and put him outside the comic so he's real. My reaction to your Damian cosplay is something like 'Dudeeee who the hell grabbed Damian out of the comic book???' Lol, just my creepy way for telling you, that you reaaally rock girl. I'm so glad that we could help you out a little bit, is great to finding out that this comunnity is more than nerdy kids, lol we're THE nerdy kids! Haha :D
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's really flattering! Thank you so much!!
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:iconuchiharyuk:
UchihaRyuk Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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:iconprisuicun:
PriSuicun Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Your photo is featured here www.deviantart.com/journal/Bes…
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
AW!! Thank you so much!!
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dafuq is this?
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Dafaq r u?
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A person.
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:iconsurreal--yume:
Surreal--Yume Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student General Artist
this is so perfect :iconinloveplz:
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:iconartedigitalsa:
ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome suits!!
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:iconthe-dragons-tears:
The-Dragons-tears Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is Adorable :iconblushplz:
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:iconsuperninjaduck:
SuperNinjaDuck Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love the photo! I never had any issues in the community myself, but its hard to make new real friends in it..
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:iconjovialtimes:
JovialTimes Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Totally awesome picture, but that's what you do. :)
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:iconpsychoticlaughter:
PsychoticLaughter Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay more Damien cosplay^^~
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:iconmacrossmecha:
macrossmecha Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Ok it might seem mean but who fell off first
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Neither of us fell, hahaha. But I think I needed help getting down. 
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:iconmacrossmecha:
macrossmecha Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Oh ok
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:iconsabinarose5:
SabinaRose5 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student General Artist
You are most welcome Solo :D
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:iconemo-riku101:
emo-riku101 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing, you two must be insanely flexible xD. I am jealous, I would have face planted if I even thought about trying that. Good job.
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:iconkanracakes:
kanracakes Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Shine bright like a famiry~
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I even hear it in your voice.
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:iconkanracakes:
kanracakes Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
MY PLAN IS WORKING
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
THAT DAMN SONG HAS BEEN STUCK IN MY HEAD ALL DAY THANKS TO YOU
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:iconnerd-xman06:
Nerd-XMan06 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Sweeet! It's a damn shame that they killed off Damian in the New 52 comics.
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm a firm believer in the fact that nothing good can be in the reboot so of course Damian was going to die.
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:iconnerd-xman06:
Nerd-XMan06 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Damn. Oh well. All we left now of Damian are the memories.
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Honestly I'd rather have him dead then let the reboot mess with his character. I'll just keep cosplaying him and loving the fandom and what they do with him and that will be my life~
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:iconnerd-xman06:
Nerd-XMan06 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
It's cool.
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:iconunderthebluemask:
UnderTheBlueMask Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Awesome poses. You two are amazing cosplayers! :)
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:iconkngdmhrts2:
kngdmhrts2 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always truly amazing!! ^^ <3
And I kept up my promise and just donated to you despite you saying I didn't need to :)
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:iconkaizer617:
Kaizer617 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, & Tim Drake. These are the true sons of the Bat!
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
BOOOOOO DON'T COME ON MY PICTURE TO DIS ON DAMIAN THANKS~
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:iconkaizer617:
Kaizer617 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not saying I don't like Damian. I just can't see him as Batman's true son. He's too... arrogant. I think he makes a better Evil Nightwing like in Injustice.
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:iconkanracakes:
kanracakes Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
BUT AN ATTITUDE DOESN'T MAKE SOMEONE'S CHILD??????? HOW CAN YOU SAY JASON IS A TRUE SON AND NOT DAMIAN OMG LOL
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:iconkaizer617:
Kaizer617 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jason may be a bad apple, but he could totally kick Damian's ass. I find his story far more interesting. I also read A Death in the Family & Under the Red Hood, & from what I've gathered, he's FAR more interesting. Plus, Jason's death is 1 of the strongest reasons why Batman fights! And also, Batman almost killed the Joker for Jason's death. That's why I love the story a lot more! Also because of this scene from the movie adaptation! www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kscfb…
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my bad you said "A Death in the Family" not "A Death OF the Family" So I retract my reboot statement.
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:iconkaizer617:
Kaizer617 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And I apologize if I hurt your feelings. You & your friend look really bad-ass. And also, I really do like Damian in Injustice: Gods Among Us. I think the story of him killing Dick Grayson makes for a great plot.
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:iconsolograyson:
SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLLOOLLOLOLOOLOLLOLOLOLOOLLOLOLOLO.

Okay stop. I love ALL the Robins. Dick and Damian being only paper thin margin apart. 

You CAN'T deny Damian as being Dick's son because he was made with Bruce's DNA. Was Bruce EVER a Father to him? Hell no, but that doesn't NOT make him his son because that's not the way it works.

"He could totally kick Damian's ass" of course he could it's FICTION. You can make ANYTHING HAPPEN. Fucking Calendaran could bust into Metropolis and kill Superman if that's what the writer wanted.

Also, you're going to come into my cosplay picture and talk about a character that isn't involved and then TALK ABOUT BULLSHIT REBOOT CANON? No just stop. Please stop. I'm calling Shenanigans all over the place. It's obvious you don't know jack about Damian. Go read Batman and Robin by Grant Morison and then come back and tell me Damian isn't a "REAL ROBIN" or whatever bullshit you're trying to spew my way. That character has had to sit through so many Tim Drake and Jason Todd fanboys not giving him a chance because he wasn't 'their Robin' 

Damian isn't a THREAT because Jason and Tim have established hero/anti-hero personas OUTSIDE of Robin now. So stop. Just STOP IT. Damian being around doesn't STOP making the other characters ALSO there. 

I like Damian. That's cool if you don't. Just don't go jumping on my photo and start talking shit about him when it's clear that I like him because I SPENT TIME AND MONEY MAKING A COSTUME OF HIM. It's so RUDE.
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:iconkaizer617:
Kaizer617 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK. I'm very sorry. But for the record, I have read Batman & Robin. Damian is actually a decent sidekick.
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:iconkanracakes:
kanracakes Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Okay but actually you don't need to tell me shit about why Jason is deserving because he's actually my favorite, but that's REALLY NOT WHAT YOU SHOULD SAY ESP. IF YOU READ HER DESCRIPTION. You're putting one character over the other when it sounds like you don't know ANYTHING about Damian's growth, so.... This is supposed to be a heartfelt picture for her, come on man.
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