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21 May 2009 - 09:2214711
Crash dieters are daft, they seem to not realize that once they come off the diet, they put the weight back on. XD

I'd also not recommend living off Pocky. All the crap thats in them, its no wonder you feel ill ;_; I had just a few sticks last night at my brother's insistence and I felt so flipping ill that I couldn't sleep. D8

I try not to do cosplays that would effect mine or other people's health, for the simple reason that I value my body more than a convention. And if people kick off about how my costume isn't accurate because I haven't cinched my waist down to 18 inches or I'm not wearing a huge back brace attached to my neck and whatnot, then tough. No one should ever think a costume is more important than staying healthy and making sure they don't injure them self in my books.

Accidental injuries are fine, they happen, sometimes you don't know a costume is going to hurt you or whatever, but intentionally wearing one that you know could potentially give health problems...well more fool he/she that does it. :3

I've injured myself thanks to cosplay, but it was only minor and it was my own fault for wearing heels from six AM to six PM without a break. I was limping by the end of the day and the first thing that came into my head was that I'm never going without a break again if this is the condition I'm in. So next October Lucrecia will be walking around without shoes on at some point.

(By the way, if any of this post is confusing, ask me to rewrite it, I'm currently dying from lack of sleep thanks to sitting up and looking at muh film theory work -____-)


http://youtu.be/SYhgRqJeuEo - Convention Etiquette

Last edited by Member-XI (21 May 2009 - 09:23)
21 May 2009 - 10:1214713
Crash diets are stupid because you do put the weight straight back on. But if the alternative is a three month regime previous to the con then crash diets are awesome.

Lots of brown rice or pasta, home made bolognaise sauce, fish, lean meat, steamed veg (but not Potatoes) and complete cut out of caffeine and sugars. Honey on seeded brown toast if you need a sweet treat and, as always, lots of water, NOT SQUASH, water. A healthy crash diet that will take off at least a few pounds if started about a week and a half before the con. Just five min's jogging a day makes a huge difference as well! It doesn't work as a long term diet because it doesn't contain carbs but on the day of the con you can eat like a pig and not feel too bloated because it cleans up your digestive system.

As for high heels, gell pad shoe inserts from boots really help and wearing them for an increasing amount of time around the house each day (even just sitting down) in the run up to the con will 'train' your feet as well as thicken the skin where needed to prevent blisters.

Remember, a healthy, awake cosplayer looks way better than one with panda eyes who is in pain from their costume, wan and covered in spots from not eating enough or eating too much sugar.

21 May 2009 - 10:2714715
Living off pocky at conventions isn't so bad xD
not great, but I survive it
plus it tastes nice and is easier than buying normal food.

It is something i should probably stop though


Last edited by Kannacchi (21 May 2009 - 10:31)
21 May 2009 - 10:3914717
Mum always makes salad rolls to take with us cause I get peckish while we're travelling but there have been times in the past when I have managed to scrounge food off of someone (Vincent) other than that there have been times where I had to go without food for a while -_-;
As for the whole heels thing, I figured that since I couldn't find a pair similar to Tsunade's and that I'm accident prone enough to prolly fall over a lot, I decided on buying Hinata's Shippuden sandals ^^; they're flat and comfy and they work for more than one costume only down side is that i have to adjust the side bits because they're too long, if I leave them as they are the sandels will keep coming off while I walk.

21 May 2009 - 10:4214718
I have a problem with my eyes being extra sensative to light, which means that whenever it's sunny I have to wear sunglasses.

It's not an option. It's sunglasses, or have my eyes closed.
Thus photoshoots can be a serious problem.

In all honesty I don't know what to about it. If it was just putting up with a few moments pain I'd take the glasses off for a photo...but keeping my eyes open tends to make me squint and twist my face.

The health issue for me I really don't have a choice in, unless I were to choose only characters that have glasses. There aren't a whole lot of costumes out there that have glasses that I do want to do XD As it stands, all my cosplays just have sunglasses for photoshoots 8D

21 May 2009 - 10:5714720
Hehe I take food for the train sometimes Usually fruit or some form of sammich

As for gel cushions, I use them and wear heels quite often, but they just kill me regardless. -_-


http://youtu.be/SYhgRqJeuEo - Convention Etiquette
21 May 2009 - 11:1714722
Dudes! It's all about Pepsi and Pocky! ^_^ lol That's pretty much all a cosplayer needs to get him/her thru the day.. oh maybe some foamy fruits too lol mmmmm

21 May 2009 - 12:3414737
Haha, yay cosplay zits....

Cosmode has sections on good diet. I mean, if your going to take cosplay seriously enough to make yourself hypoglycaemic, you might as well take it seriously enough to eat a proper diet to ensure that you look your best in your costume. 70% of a costume looking good is looking good yourself, regardless of what your wearing.

Arggghh, I'm just trying to make you lot eat proper XD Cosplay is sooooo not worth making yourself sick for.

21 May 2009 - 12:3614739
ur so right ^_^ but sometimes it cant be helped lol! i mean.. hyperness doesnt come free ykno.. ya gotta have SOME sugar in ya XD

21 May 2009 - 15:3814758
Some people can't help having bad skin despite their diets. I myself am one of those people who got the bad skin gene, and no matter what I use or eat (And believe me, sugar is a rarity for me.) I STILL get acne. So its not just sugar and junk food that gives people bad skin, and not all cosplayers have bad skin because they eat crap. :/

Telling people to have good diets doesn't really work, as we have no idea what people's diets are like outside of those two days of a con. X3


http://youtu.be/SYhgRqJeuEo - Convention Etiquette

Last edited by Member-XI (21 May 2009 - 15:42)
21 May 2009 - 15:4814759
But still, I think it's a very good idea if people are *more* aware of what they eat during a con. No matter what your usual eating habits are, changing them drastically for the few days of the con can have a knock-on effect on your health as a cosplayer, so it's good to at least put aside time and money to eat as close to how you normally would outside of the con

21 May 2009 - 21:5014780
Quote Member-XI:
Some people can't help having bad skin despite their diets. I myself am one of those people who got the bad skin gene, and no matter what I use or eat (And believe me, sugar is a rarity for me.) I STILL get acne. So its not just sugar and junk food that gives people bad skin, and not all cosplayers have bad skin because they eat crap. :/

I get that, although I've always been lucky with my skin (I have terrible stretch marks instead XD). But whilst spots aren't necessarily caused by a poor diet, a poor diet does cause spots, if you get my drift. I'm sure you'll agree that its a shame to have troublesome skin if you don't have too?

28 May 2009 - 23:5315085
*is amused at where this thread is headed* ^^

On the subject of food at cons, it is a good idea (in my opinion) to eat as properly as possible (have a good breakfast etc.) because I've noticed a lot of people tend to drink alcohol and if all you're eating is pocky or sweets then you're gonna make yourself sick and it's just not worth it. You'll most likely feel like crap for the rest of the con and it'll spoil your fun. Although it's not happened yet (as far as I know), there's always the possibility of alcohol poisoning and spending the rest of the con in hospital or whatever is not nice either.

It's ok to let loose and have fun but try not to overdo it on some things.

29 May 2009 - 01:0215089
i'm not going to even start talking about how painful briareos was, and how painful the mystic is going to be.

i'm also not going to start about how every costume i seem to make dehydrates me to the point of being dry as the sahara.

i need to do a simple costume that doesn't threaten my comfort x_x

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