AMPLE!

29 Jul , 2013,
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So recently, we started looking for a new platform to share our cosplay photos (especially the ones from our League of Legends shoot), and Angelus kinda stumbled upon a Japanese website called AMPLE!

The site quietly made it’s appearance in late 2012, and already boasts a ton of users from 47 countries around the world.

Landing page and interface. It's pretty no-frills, which is great!

Landing page and interface. It’s pretty no-frills, which is great!

The page is pretty simple to navigate, and the minute you sign-up, you’re pretty much good to go.

Searching for cosplay pictures and uploading your own is easy and fuss-free thanks to the interface and search options, which include not just country and series, but also one where you can search for photos thematically by color (hint: photographers might find this useful if you’re looking for lighting and styling ideas).

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Country search option.

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Color search option – check out the top bar.

Personal pages also feature a handy tracker which keeps tabs and visually represents traffic on your individual cosplay pictures, and it even displays which countries the page views are from. That’s pretty handy, in our opinion.

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Page view tracker. :3 It’s super effective.

We were glad that unlike Cure or World Cosplay (which derives it’s series database from Cure), registering a new title didn’t require you to jump through hoops – all you needed to do was to click on the Contact Us tab, and fill in a simple web form.

Also, the fact that popular Western titles were already part of the database was a definite plus. There’s also a Scrapbook function, which lets you view the images you’ve Bookmarked on one page.

We’ve got a feeling that we’ll be using AMPLE! a lot from now on.

So if you’re interested in exploring this new cosplay photo-sharing platform, be sure to check out their website at http://ample-cosplay.com/ and the AMPLE! Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ample.cosplay!

(Image source: AMPLE! website)