How do you think about it?
Personally I fucking hate people who makes one to post buyed cosplays or made it by other persons.
I want to see cool cosplays, not shitty buyed on internet.
Some people just use it as a way to stay in contact with people while still keeping their personal facebook private.
I'd only create one if I considered cosplay more of a job than a hobby, personally.
It is a way to keep personal facebook private and a cosplay fanpage for people who really just want to follow them for cosplay.
I personally do not have one and feel a lot of pressure from friends to get one. I honestly don't see the appeal in some random creeper I don't want following me on Facebook to know what I do every con on a "fan page".
Yeah, I've been thinking about making one since all my cosplay friends have it and it's a way to keep in touch.
Everytime someone snaps a pic of me at a con they ask me what's my Facebook page and I'm met with disbelief when I say I don't have one.
But I'd feel very uncomfortable with thisty otakus commenting on my pics and this kinda stuff.
If it's just for friends/photographers to tag you and you don't plaster it everywhere, you'll probably end up with 1k followers tops and avoid the thirsty otaku comments. I'm sitting at 800 followers and aside from getting private messaged by this sort of guy occasionally, I have no issues with them commenting on my actual page.
The reasons I see most often is to give people somewhere to contact you w/o having to give them your personal info/friend them back, and I just use instagram for that. Unless you need a page to legit PROMOTE yourself 'cause you're doing workshops, guest appearances, selling prints, etc., Facebook isn't really worth it.
This. I rarely have guest apperance but I do panels by myself and with friends. I sometimes even perform when the opportunity comes knocking. Alot of people ask if I have a Facebook page they can use to give credit (Especially photogs), to keep in touch, or simply because they liked what I did and want to know when I will be doing it again. There's nothing wrong with having one if you are constantly involved in the community.
I like having one to put my progress photos & finished photos. It's also nice to have since people will use that to tag photos from FB rather then my personal page. Though honestly now a days I've let some cosplay stuff bleed onto there so my family can see it. My personal page tends to be more family/people I keep in contact or want to keep in contact with.
I ended up making one because people at cons kept asking me for it and didn't seem interested in knowing me personally. It serves it's purpose, I guess, but I end posting a lot of pictures to both accounts.