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27 Aug 2010 - 07:0639379
Gotta say I admire everyone's guts in this thread. I won't wear costumes outside convention areas, there's no way you'd ever get me on public transport in costume!


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27 Aug 2010 - 07:1239380
yeah,tbh,I get less comments when I'm in cosplay than when I wear alternative stuff XD When I'm cosplaying I guess they just assume I'm on my way to a party or something lol. But yeah,I've had some very rude comments before, especially, unfortunately from other cosplayers that didn't want me to hear but...yeah,I heard them whispering with their mates, they're not exactly quiet about it. I -know- I'm not like,a size 10, and I probably shouldn't have cosplayed Zatanna for this reason but... Hey,I had fun ^^


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27 Aug 2010 - 15:4339400
Although I wasn't in costume, as my school has uniform, I actually got a comment from my teacher. I was in PSHE and we were supposed to be writing like a desciption of ourselves, and putting all our interests and hobbies down, to make it stand out of the crowd (for like universities and jobs etc). So when he comes round to see how I'm getting on he asks what interesting hobbies I have, so naturally I explain cosplay to him. He then advises me not to put that in, because the employer or whatever wants to know all the interesting creatived things about me, but they don't want to think I'm mad, and go about pretending to be other people, and prancing about in silly costumes. Apart from the fact that he asked me to put this sort of stuff into my report, but that last comment was a little bit uncalled for, you know, seeing as he's the head of drama at my school.


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27 Aug 2010 - 17:0539412
Quote SamD465:
Although I wasn't in costume, as my school has uniform, I actually got a comment from my teacher. I was in PSHE and we were supposed to be writing like a desciption of ourselves, and putting all our interests and hobbies down, to make it stand out of the crowd (for like universities and jobs etc). So when he comes round to see how I'm getting on he asks what interesting hobbies I have, so naturally I explain cosplay to him. He then advises me not to put that in, because the employer or whatever wants to know all the interesting creatived things about me, but they don't want to think I'm mad, and go about pretending to be other people, and prancing about in silly costumes. Apart from the fact that he asked me to put this sort of stuff into my report, but that last comment was a little bit uncalled for, you know, seeing as he's the head of drama at my school.


That's ridiculous! All my lecturers and teachers have always found my hobby as something really special and to definately include it. Heck I went to an interview and the last 30minutes were spent discussing cosplay he was so interested in it and then he offered me my place right off the bat.
Cosplay is not stupid, they can like it or not it is growing within our country and is already considered something of a profession in other countries. It teaches people how to sew and create things - it's a creative outlet. Definitely not something that should be considered 'mad' D<
I'd have kicked off at this 'head teacher' D8 It's an awful thing to say to someone.


27 Aug 2010 - 19:0739421
The rudest (to me) is usually when I crossplay getting told by random cosplay guys how they can do it better than me because they are actually men. Tut tut!


28 Aug 2010 - 09:1239450
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I've been doing costume hobbies, LARP, reenactment, cosplay for about 35 years (yes I am an old git) and I would say that people have become less tolerant of difference of late. I used to travel to gigs in kit, and once after a pick up spent the week, in a strange town, in full Napoleonic French uniform, no problem.
I would not do this now, chavs, yobs, whatever you call them are given free rein, where in the past the police would tell them to lay off, now it is you who would be blamed for "provoking" them.
But it is not you in person they are after. In my experience, the desire to hurt comes first, and then they look for a target, colour, ethnicity, religion, disability, fashion sense, it doesn't matter, anything they can pick on. They are the ignorant mob wearing conformity as camouflage, and looking for any target at all.


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28 Aug 2010 - 09:1939452
*thinks*.. The rudest comment I ever got...

.. Was from a 'good mate' of mine.. and stage partner who previously worked in the mental health services.

He actually threatened to call up teh local loony bin and throw me in...
He was deadly serious too... I cried for days....


28 Aug 2010 - 15:0639466
Quote tattikat:
yeah,tbh,I get less comments when I'm in cosplay than when I wear alternative stuff XD When I'm cosplaying I guess they just assume I'm on my way to a party or something lol. But yeah,I've had some very rude comments before, especially, unfortunately from other cosplayers that didn't want me to hear but...yeah,I heard them whispering with their mates, they're not exactly quiet about it. I -know- I'm not like,a size 10, and I probably shouldn't have cosplayed Zatanna for this reason but... Hey,I had fun ^^


Idiots like that aren't worth listening too - Your Zatanna costume was awesome! Was it you I saw queuing for lunch on the Saturday by the way? I was wearing a long red coat .


28 Aug 2010 - 16:4839471
Quite possibly ^^ If I was queueing for square pie with team rocket it was me ^^ lol. God I love those pies O_O

But,I digress XD I think, to be perfectly honest, the only reason I don't often get nasty comments to my face, is because I often cosplay with my boyfriend, and whereas I can overlook comments- he can't very well >> lol. I think thats the case in many situations-if theres someone around who a potential 'nasty' sees as a threat, they won't say anything.


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28 Aug 2010 - 18:3739475
I've gotten off really lightly as far as rude comments go.

I think the worst is probably "Look it's Goku, only without the muscles! Ahahaha!" which is really tame. Maybe I'm just lucky?


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29 Aug 2010 - 20:1539517
I haven't actually had rude things said to my face, and I've never really bothered about what people say around me to care if they're bitching about me xD I guess the worst I've ever had is just strange looks or glares from people but I shrug them off

but yeah, I feel for everyone who has had rude things said to them it's not nice to be picked on at all.


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13 Sep 2010 - 14:2540563
the latest comment i had was yestorday, i was in glasgow at the cosplay scotland meet dressed as poison ivy and decided to stop and take some photos with my mate Steph who was coslaying Harley Quinn

so we were almost done with the photos and some guys were stopping to take photo's and this horrible guy (who was either drunk of high)came up to the guys and said i was to fat to be wearing the costume and i should loose weight and walked away with a smile on his face

later on i found out it was the same guy who was harrasing me in the shop earlyer on in the day who i told to back off and stop trying to mollest me it was creepy .......... urg dont wanna think about it

i know im not a size 0 and my friend was a size 8 so you knotice the size difference but i felt good as i had lost weight and the costume looks so good on me now.

but this guy was so nasty and scared off other people who just wanted a photo was way outta line and i wanted to deck him so much

ok rant over


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13 Sep 2010 - 14:3040565
@Sasashie I cant believe that happened to you....its not right...if you feel good in it then thats all that matters ^_^ I know what you mean though...im not a size 0 and it shows maybe sometimes...but I have lost weight since then so you do feel good...and I have seen your poison ivy outfit and you look fantastic...nice work ^_^


13 Sep 2010 - 15:2040568
@ RinoaHeartilly - thanks alot i was just upset and angry at the same time with it all as i had an awsum day at the meet and this pissed me off for a bit cause it was so awfull

and i thought i would let everyone know how nasty others can be


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13 Sep 2010 - 15:3540570
@Sasashie Yeah I know what you mean but it looks like you had fun by the pictures...you all look so happy ^_^ but I know what you mean about being angry and upset...it would just make you think all these emotions and it could have ruined the day.

People can be horrible so when Im going to Kita next year me, my boyfriend and my mum will be staying at a close hotel even though we could get there by train as its my mums first time cosplaying so she is nervous ^_^


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13 Sep 2010 - 18:5740589
I've had odd looks and mutters before but never anything outrageously rude. Well, except for my sister who insults my cosplaying fondly (though she's started suggesting things and asking to do my makeup XD resistance is futile against cosplay!)


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13 Sep 2010 - 19:5940597
Worse thing was are you a snow border pal!
But thats not that bad :S

Saying that I can understand why random people say stuff..... cause there usally dicks anyway.
What gets me is other anime people, why would you go out your way to say some unconstructive to someone who is just happly going about a con?
Actully rather supprised reading these comments that it actully happens o0!(Saying that not been to a con yet)


13 Sep 2010 - 21:1040612
"You're too fat to cosplay. HAHAHA"

Usually, I'd ignore this.. But for some reason this time, it really affected my self-confidence.. Prolly due to that fact that I had been piling on the pounds recently >>;;
Well, I don't have a large phsique in the first place.. But still .__.;; I had been overly self-concious and critical of myself around that time anyway so it didn't exactly help xD
I've also been called ugly..
"Shes lost all her 'cute'"
"The more she matures, the uglier shes getting."
"Her wigs good but her costume sucks [Insert colourful word]" <- Had tried rly hard with that costume too :/ (Cheshire - Pandora Hearts)
And I've had alot of rude comments on my Roxas wig (which I've slaved over, so far, for atleast a good few days. And still not satisfied.)

My friend Shay got a pretty bad one:
"Oh, I didn't realize Sasori has a lisp."

Just so rude :/


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13 Sep 2010 - 21:4440618
Quote Sillabub:
Gotta say I admire everyone's guts in this thread. I won't wear costumes outside convention areas, there's no way you'd ever get me on public transport in costume!


You and me both lass.

It's always been my one rule, cosplay stays at cons.


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13 Sep 2010 - 21:5640620
Quote Anlath:
Quote Sillabub:
Gotta say I admire everyone's guts in this thread. I won't wear costumes outside convention areas, there's no way you'd ever get me on public transport in costume!


You and me both lass.

It's always been my one rule, cosplay stays at cons.


Ach a dunno mate I got a free Red13 model cause I walked into a gforce and manager was like Cid take this!
(Points out that he is still chuffed to bits)

But can see some cosplays walking about could be a issue.


13 Sep 2010 - 22:1940621
well.. i think i will be waiting till i get to the expo before i get me cos on. lol

though... i cna wera the trews shoes and top and just add the accesories when im there


14 Sep 2010 - 00:5440631
Quote Jestar:
Quote Anlath:
Quote Sillabub:
Gotta say I admire everyone's guts in this thread. I won't wear costumes outside convention areas, there's no way you'd ever get me on public transport in costume!


You and me both lass.

It's always been my one rule, cosplay stays at cons.


Ach a dunno mate I got a free Red13 model cause I walked into a gforce and manager was like Cid take this!
(Points out that he is still chuffed to bits)

But can see some cosplays walking about could be a issue.


It's just not something I would be comfortable in doing.

I've done a lot of stuff on stage, worn outfits for fancy dress parties and all sorts but full-on cosplay isn't something I would just walk around in.

Even for freebies.
~M


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14 Sep 2010 - 07:4340636
I casually dressed as a webcomic character once at the first convention I attended with lots of cosplayers, and some other cosplayer gave me crap because he didn't know who I was dressed as. To this day I have no idea what he was dressed as either.

I'm going to have to travel on the underground in part of my costume in October, so we'll see if I get any strange remarks.


14 Sep 2010 - 08:0440637
Quote Anlath:
Quote Sillabub:
Gotta say I admire everyone's guts in this thread. I won't wear costumes outside convention areas, there's no way you'd ever get me on public transport in costume!


You and me both lass.

It's always been my one rule, cosplay stays at cons.


For me, it's just too much a pain in the ass to take a change of clothing to Expo, especially as I live in London in the first place.


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14 Sep 2010 - 16:0440657
I have not been out much in partial or full cosplay so I have not recieved many comments but I have overheard plenty mainly the classic was that a boy or a girl.
The rudest though was when I overheard a lad in a group saying something along the lines of "omg this isn't london you know"


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