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22 Aug 2010 - 15:1839118
Rudest comment you've ever received when you cosplay?
Usually we get commented on when we're cosplaying in public (on the way to an expo/con, etc.) but sometimes we get rude comments too. So what's the rudest comment you've ever received when you cosplay?

As for me, I went to the May 2010 MCM expo dressed in a gothic lolita dress and as I was waiting for the bus, there were these couple of girls, chavs, I suppose, who came up to me and started commenting on my dress like 'are you trying to attract men with that dress?' and 'oh, are you a prostitute? A bit young, aren't you?'. My reaction: I frowned and plainly stated 'It's called a lolita dress and besides, I think I look much better than tramps like you.' They then tried to pick a fight with me but I shrugged them off and got on the bus. :3

But to hell with it, I sometimes get dirty looks and sarcastic comments when I dress in my 'normal' clothes. XD No, I don't wear anything provocative but I tend to dress in.. hm.. bright, colourful, stripy clothes and well yeah, you'd be able to see me from a mile away. = = But there are people out there who compliment my style and find it interesting too so that makes my day. ^^ Besides, I'm the 'I do what I want and don't give a crap about what anyone thinks' type anyway so I'm quite daring. XD

Anyway, what's yours? ^^


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22 Aug 2010 - 19:5139127
well, I was at Midlands MCM expo 2010 and I was walking around as Hope Estheim with my friend as Serah. These 2 guys just came up to me and started telling he how much he hated Hope and how annoying he was while I just stood there like 'what the hell'. It was as if they thought I was Hope...I felt a bit down after that


22 Aug 2010 - 20:0039128
When i cosplayed Cloud from Final Fantasy 7 to the launch of FF 13 in london (HMV), at the end of the day me and my friends went burger king to get something to eat and whilst i was queing up to get the food a man went past me and said 'cloud aint brown so stop trying' i was like whaatt?? and he continued walking off and all my mates were like nahh man i aint having that were going to talk to him but i was like just forget it =( and it kind of put me of cosplaying for abit


22 Aug 2010 - 20:5439129
"YOU SILVER FINGERED FUCK!"

cosplaying as Silver Surfer

I thought it was tame for central Bristol , if I was without the board I would have been just a gimp lol


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22 Aug 2010 - 21:0139130
Quote amayhun:
well, I was at Midlands MCM expo 2010 and I was walking around as Hope Estheim with my friend as Serah. These 2 guys just came up to me and started telling he how much he hated Hope and how annoying he was while I just stood there like 'what the hell'. It was as if they thought I was Hope...I felt a bit down after that


aw hopes great, i dont kno what they were on about! and u looked great at the con wit ur lil free hug sign!


22 Aug 2010 - 21:1139131
Someone on MSN asked me who I'd cosplayed as to an anime event I mentioned.
When I said Light Yagami he said, " OMFG! That's sooooo not cosplay!!! "

Not only was that really rude but he's kind of missing the point if he thinks that cosplay is ONLY about how elaborate the outfit is. I like to cosplay as Light because I think that his character and story are really interesting and I was very choosy when getting together the right wig and different parts of his outfit.


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22 Aug 2010 - 21:2239133
Quote justhewaydrmademe:
Quote amayhun:
well, I was at Midlands MCM expo 2010 and I was walking around as Hope Estheim with my friend as Serah. These 2 guys just came up to me and started telling he how much he hated Hope and how annoying he was while I just stood there like 'what the hell'. It was as if they thought I was Hope...I felt a bit down after that


aw hopes great, i dont kno what they were on about! and u looked great at the con wit ur lil free hug sign!


awh, thank you!


22 Aug 2010 - 21:4639134
Me and my friends and other I know get the bashing at times. Mostly being called queer for dressing up or insulted cuz of looks and weight saying they don't fit the characters.


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22 Aug 2010 - 21:5639137
Quote Tsuchinoko:
Someone on MSN asked me who I'd cosplayed as to an anime event I mentioned.
When I said Light Yagami he said, " OMFG! That's sooooo not cosplay!!! "

Not only was that really rude but he's kind of missing the point if he thinks that cosplay is ONLY about how elaborate the outfit is. I like to cosplay as Light because I think that his character and story are really interesting and I was very choosy when getting together the right wig and different parts of his outfit.


That's so true. = = I'm cosplaying as him because well, even though I don't really like him, I have to admit that he's pretty epic, especially with the dramatic death and the way he writes in the death note. XD Oops, I'm trailing off now. = =; But in any case, even if the cosplay isn't complicated or something, it's the fact that it's a cosplay and how you feel towards the character that counts. :3 I kind of wanna rant like this to that person now. XD


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23 Aug 2010 - 01:0439150
Quote Blue_Clover:
Quote Tsuchinoko:
Someone on MSN asked me who I'd cosplayed as to an anime event I mentioned.
When I said Light Yagami he said, " OMFG! That's sooooo not cosplay!!! "

Not only was that really rude but he's kind of missing the point if he thinks that cosplay is ONLY about how elaborate the outfit is. I like to cosplay as Light because I think that his character and story are really interesting and I was very choosy when getting together the right wig and different parts of his outfit.


That's so true. = = I'm cosplaying as him because well, even though I don't really like him, I have to admit that he's pretty epic, especially with the dramatic death and the way he writes in the death note. XD Oops, I'm trailing off now. = =; But in any case, even if the cosplay isn't complicated or something, it's the fact that it's a cosplay and how you feel towards the character that counts. :3 I kind of wanna rant like this to that person now. XD


That's so true, Light is an interesting and epic character, you also took time to choose his outfit and being picky so you cared : 3
And the basic character designs I think are always the hardest to pull off and jugding by your profile picture I think your looking epic~~~ : D

I don't think a comment has been said about me just yet, but I just know there probably has, most the conventions I've been to are in Hong Kong and my mum was taking apicture of this Game Girl surrounded by photos and some guys walked past and said something on the lines of she's ugly why would you want to take a picture of her and I jus thought that was really rude D:


23 Aug 2010 - 03:0639155
Quote MangaChild:
"YOU SILVER FINGERED FUCK!"

cosplaying as Silver Surfer

I thought it was tame for central Bristol , if I was without the board I would have been just a gimp lol


i keep telling you , it was me you silver fingered FUCK lmao


23 Aug 2010 - 04:5739156
Quote amayhun:
well, I was at Midlands MCM expo 2010 and I was walking around as Hope Estheim with my friend as Serah. These 2 guys just came up to me and started telling he how much he hated Hope and how annoying he was while I just stood there like 'what the hell'. It was as if they thought I was Hope...I felt a bit down after that

You see, I don't like Hope as a character, but I would never go up to a Hope cosplayer like yourself and start bitch-fitting at them because of it - that's just plain rude >.<

A person's thoughts on someone's cosplay shouldn't be about the character, but about how much effort the person has put into making it ^^ or how carefully they chose it and put it together, if they're not good at sewing :3

Quote Tsuchinoko:
Someone on MSN asked me who I'd cosplayed as to an anime event I mentioned.
When I said Light Yagami he said, " OMFG! That's sooooo not cosplay!!! "

Not only was that really rude but he's kind of missing the point if he thinks that cosplay is ONLY about how elaborate the outfit is. I like to cosplay as Light because I think that his character and story are really interesting and I was very choosy when getting together the right wig and different parts of his outfit.

Ahh Light, another character who annoys me xD but for those who love him as a character, and who cosplay him, I think the reputation that Death Note cosplays have for being easy isn't fair :/
There's a huge difference between those who throw the costume together in 10 minutes and those who put their time and effort into it, such as yourself :3

I don't think I've had anyone make comments at me.... but there's still time, sadly xD
Long comment is long D:


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23 Aug 2010 - 05:5739157
This wasn't when I was in cosplay, but I had a girl tell me that 'fat girls can't cosplay' when I told her I was above a size 8. What really annoyed me was that she wasn't exactly tiny herself - and also cause she puts no effort into the cosplay. If you're gonna be up yourself about cosplay, at least be really good at mimicking the characters.

From those that know what cosplay is, I'm shocked to how many at the first expo I went to were so against cosplayers with disabilities. We overheard a lot of guys (who weren't in cosplay in fact) saying a load of crap. We heard a group saying about a Sora (KH2) Cosplayer "oh, he shouldn't be cosplaying him cause that character hasn't got cerebal palsy" WTF? Does that really matter? His cosplay was bloody brilliant, so what that he hasn't got the physical attributes of Sora? No-one does frankly.

Outside of cosplay I've been called a crack-head. tbh, it's more like we were called crack-heads cause his statement was something along the lines of "So have you been having these crack-heads coming in all weekend then?!" The receptionist(s) defended cosplay though. I was cosplaying Cosmos on the Sunday of May Expo 2010 and was checking out.

I've noticed that the worse comments about cosplay are from those that either don't cosplay or don't cosplay very well. I mean, someone saying "you're cosplay is shit!" is a bit rich when a)their cosplay is worse or b) they aren't in cosplay themselves. I think that if I received a negitive comment from a super brillaint cosplay I wouldn't get so mad about it.


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23 Aug 2010 - 08:1039161
The worst comment I can recall is one I caught rather off handedly from a small group of Chavs who had ventured into MCM May 09. I was wearing my Lux Cosplay from Rizelmine and it hase a zip that goes all the way from my neck to the bottom of the suit. I made it so it didn't look all that tight in the lower regions yet they were still immature enough to yell out 'camel toe' and try and poke fun at the fact I'm not a size 8 and wearing a fairly skin tight Cosplay. It made me a lil self concious so I double checked the zip but it looked fine, I even went up in the masq and it seemed to get a good reaction from the crowd. Bloody chavs shouldn't be allowed anywere near anything decent -.-*** Their negativity and idle mindedness REALLY ticks me off.

Either way in reguards to what people have been saying on this forum I do agree that those who don't put in that much effort in their own cosplay works really shouldn't have a bitch fit about others. Cosplay is very much like art, it in fact (in my own view) is an art, it cannot be judged as art varies much like beauty in the eye of the beholder. So all of y'all who grumble bout it not being perfect, I say to you " You try it and see how bloddy close you can get! Stop bitching, you're making cosplayers look bad!"

*phew* rant over ^.^


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23 Aug 2010 - 09:1539165
The weirdest one was from a bunch of cosplayers at last year anime conventions: I was dressed up as an imperial officer from Star Wars, this guy with his mates called me a "Facist" I'm like wtf lol...

This year I was carrying my Elizabeth Gintama costume around at Amecon this guy sneered at me and said WTF are you supposed to be?!? I thought you supposed to be safe wearing cosplay at events, guess you get rude people where ever you go.


23 Aug 2010 - 15:3339190
Well the Imperial Officer uniforms were based on those of the Germans in WWII. But you'ld think someone could tell the difference on a series like STAR WARS! lol

Never crossplay in public. I learned this the hard way travelling from Manchester to Telford as Beatrice in the gameboard outfit. Miniskirt and a cane. Yeah... XD
"Where's your sex slave?" Was an odd one. Also got stuff thrown at me by chavs. And an old geezer in Manchester station shook his head and went "Oh god" under his breath.

Ah my disdain for the bigoted general public grew that day.


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23 Aug 2010 - 17:4939206
No matter where you go, you WILL encounter someone who likes to be negative. Even in your own back yard, you will get some fool trying to be funny or just trying to kill your motivation of cosplaying but giving you negative, rude or offensive feedback to your face or via internet. ESPECIALLY from other cosplayers. It's a bit two-faced if you asked me.


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23 Aug 2010 - 20:3539218
Quote Jeff_Kamiki_Jurai:
Well the Imperial Officer uniforms were based on those of the Germans in WWII. But you'ld think someone could tell the difference on a series like STAR WARS! lol

Never crossplay in public. I learned this the hard way travelling from Manchester to Telford as Beatrice in the gameboard outfit. Miniskirt and a cane. Yeah... XD
"Where's your sex slave?" Was an odd one. Also got stuff thrown at me by chavs. And an old geezer in Manchester station shook his head and went "Oh god" under his breath.

Ah my disdain for the bigoted general public grew that day.


I see nothing wrong in crossplay, but then again, everyone has different opinions and some so happen to speak their minds too. = = I crossplayed in public before, I was on the way to a cosplay picnic. XD But I've never gotten any rude comments since all of the people mistake me for a guy anyway. :L I don't know whether to feel flattered or confused. XD


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23 Aug 2010 - 23:4139226
Quote Blue_Clover:

I see nothing wrong in crossplay, but then again, everyone has different opinions and some so happen to speak their minds too. = = I crossplayed in public before, I was on the way to a cosplay picnic. XD But I've never gotten any rude comments since all of the people mistake me for a guy anyway. :L I don't know whether to feel flattered or confused. XD


TBH, it's sorta easier for a girl to be mistaken for a guy - even if it's generally seen as an effiminate one. And even if you're aren't mistaken for a guy you'll rarely get a comment about it. Whereas you can typically tell if it's a guy in the dress/skirt/whatever.

And there's still a lot of stigma against guys as girls (going back to equality issues).

On sorta the same subject, a (male) crossdresser walked past me today... It's sorta a bit heartbreaking when a male can pull off dresses better than a female can.

And he had fantastic legs!


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24 Aug 2010 - 11:2339232
Iv'e come to expect it if I'm wearing anything out of place in public, wether it's on the way to a con or going to a shop next to a convention.

I tend to never cosplay on the way to a convention anymore anyway since I usually arrive on the thursday and it's just too much hasstle being in costume, lugging heavy bags on and off trains in cramped spaces.

It's just obvious that you'll get comments from the general public anyway so thats no big suprise. You're wearing things outside of their comfort zone and that scares them.

At events and conventions though, yeah some people are very vocal with their rude comments. They key is to not care. Dont give a crap about their comment, ignore them, don't react, dont let your friends go off on one and just carry on. That annoys people more than anything usually. I know it's the age old advice of "just ignore the bully and they will go away" but they are doing it for a reaction, thats pretty much it.

Iv'e done it before where someones made a rude, or odd comment (I really can't remember what the comments are because they just never stick out) and I've either ignored them or if they are close enough I'll walk up to them with vigour and then just say something like "and you're a (insert insult here)" I very rarley do that though and wouldn't advise it.

Uusually when the general public go "OMG what are you dressed like that for?" I'll say "I'm part of a theatre group and I'm just meeting up with them for our preformance" or "Fancy dress party, I'm a (whatever)"


24 Aug 2010 - 11:4839233
Hmm mine would have to be when i was in lightning cosplay with my serah and while we were going for a photoshoot in newcastle a group of girls and boys came up to me and asked 'how much?' started laughing and then asked if i was a prostitute, didn't really offend me in the slightest tbh, i felt comfortable wearing it.

Also this dosen't relate to me but a friend and even though most 'chavs' get the blame for all this name and rude stuff (most of them are in cause) but i was at 'the green' basically were 'goths, emos, scene kids, indie kids' hang out (sorry for the stereotypes, don't know what else to call people in this content) and my friend was wearing a lolita dress which was nice and some lasses that weren't chav more scene came up to us and asked her 'is it fancy dress? your making my eyes bleed. Your dress is giving me a headache' so i kicked off as you do.


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26 Aug 2010 - 20:5039357
I've walked around in town centers in various costumes etc and no one has looked at me twice. I must look friendly.


26 Aug 2010 - 21:2639362
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I've noticed that the worse comments about cosplay are from those that either don't cosplay or don't cosplay very well. I mean, someone saying "you're cosplay is shit!" is a bit rich when a)their cosplay is worse or b) they aren't in cosplay themselves.


Oh god I agree with this comment sooo much ¬¬ Those are the types of people I not only hate most but would prefably ignore and hope they do not come back into my life.

I remember the rudest comment I got was when my friend and I were in cosplay travelling back on the train standing by the doors cos there was no where to sit - two dudes came pass and blatantly cried out on purpose - "Jesus christ!"

On the same train ride I was in my Aki Izayoi (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5d)cosplay and another dude saw me, stopped and asked - "Are you supposed to be santa claus?" ¬¬ I was like in my head "WTF?! ¬¬"

But I pretty much shrug off those comments and if people ask, I say something like I'm going to a convention. My mindset is pretty much - "I'm damn proud to be walking round in cosplay which states the difference in bravery between cosplayers and the arse of those of the public rude enough to make a comment so 'f' you."

Damn I went into a bit of rant ^^;;; sorry! >.<


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26 Aug 2010 - 21:3839363
Those were your rudest? Lucky you! I get worse comments just from being out and about in London in my alternative clothes LMAO


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27 Aug 2010 - 04:4839378
I wouldn't DARE dress alternative where I live. XD It's like 1955 here.


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