It did die a bit, at least here. Still pretty active on tumblr though, especially with the crossover stuff like HiJack and The Big Four (Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons).
The impending DVD release might bring it back up some. Also, it's coming to be spring/summer and most of the characters lend themselves more to winter months.
Your cosplay came out really nice and I love the second shot. You're lucky to have somewhere nearby that lends itself to photoshoots.
Tentative Debuts for 2013
Laxus Dreyar (Fairy Tail)