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14 May 2011 - 23:5856423
Glomping.
OKAY. is it just me or are there other people out there who SERIOUSLY hates it when someone 'glomps' you? particularly when you're in cosplay. People have done it to me before and they're lucky they didn't have their heads knocked off!
anyone else feel the same? xD

btw, sorry if this has been posted before :/


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15 May 2011 - 17:0256470
I thought it had all but died out, haven't seen anyone doing it in years.


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15 May 2011 - 17:1456472
I've seen it/ had it done to me a couple of times. Most people seem to get that it's crossing a line and invading a person's personal space. I've seen someone go mental at a glomper once as their cosplay was really delicate with foam tentacle things and they just got completely broken. So I think that was kind of deserved.


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15 May 2011 - 17:2656474
I've never had a full-on tackle glomp, but I did get forced hugs from two guys at an Expo once. They said they wanted hugs, I said no, they grabbed me anyway. I was not pleased.

If I say I don't want hugs, I don't want hugs. This is not a personal slight against you. This is not an attempt at ruining your fun. This is me wanting to have my personal space respected, and it is not an unreasonable request.


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15 May 2011 - 17:2956475
I think it REALLY depends on what the costume is. There's obvious case's where you can see that their costume is delicate and obviously shouldn't do it. But I guess some people don't really check before they do it (maybe that's just me?). It also depends on what the person feels about it. I'm not too bothered by is as long as I'm not wearing anything that can be broken. But some people can be touchy about it.


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15 May 2011 - 18:2056483
I was glomped once, I was cosplaying Deidara so none of my cosplay was fragile. But when they glomped me they landed full force onto my foot, as you know Ninja shoes are open toed and are no foot protection what so ever. Yeah I wasn't happy. I don't mind if people ask nicely for hugs but people forcing them from me or jumping onto me just pisses me off tbh.


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15 May 2011 - 19:0756489
The only times I've been glomped was when I was wearing my Edgeworth cosplay at expo last year so thankfully it couldn't be broken easily, but it does get pretty annoying when you suddenly have someone on your back with their arms around you... I don't mind if they ask first then I somehow manage to turn it into just a hug, which kind of saves the cosplay (: I have seen someone tackled to the floor before though...


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15 May 2011 - 19:2856492
Tbh this has only happened with my good friends who I don't mind it with, or i do get random hugs they usually ask first..


15 May 2011 - 20:3956497
Back when I just started out cosplaying I had experienced a few rather painfull glomps.
When someone crashed into you at full speed during a moment you aren't on your guard can be ...unpleasant.
Now a days i'm mostly on my guard and glare at anyone attempting something like that.


15 May 2011 - 21:0256500
If someone just wants a normal hug then I normally won't mind, but if someone surprise-attack-glomped me then no, I wouldn't be happy. For example I remember once that someone asked me if they could have a hug because they had hugged lots of Ls but hadn't hugged any Lights yet and I just thought that that was really sweet and it just meant that they liked the character that I had chosen. But if someone suddenly launched themselves at me by surprise (or even if I saw it coming) then it would most likely hurt me because I'm quite short and wouldn't be able to take most people's full weight, especially if it's at high speed.


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15 May 2011 - 21:0556502
I thought it had died out too until some scarily young looking cosplayers got me last expo.

I think glomping is stupid unless prewarned. I've had parts of my costume damaged and also hurt my ankle once because of being glomped. Not fun whatsoever.

Usually if someone asks for a hug I'm fine to do that because it's been polite (this is negated if they are holding a Free Hugs sign ¬_¬)


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15 May 2011 - 21:5456506
Had a little girl glomp me in October, when i was in full, FRAGILE Halo armour...I didn't see her coming (restricted vision) and nearly went on my arse. Had i fallen over, i'd have never gotten back up in one piece. Still, this topic has been covered and raged over a thousand seperate times and it's rather obvious that EVERYONE (besides small, hyperactive girls (sorry to stereotype)) finds it incredibly annoying.


15 May 2011 - 22:3256509
Just like others said in they're posts. I don't mind giving a hug or two from people who ask me nicely. I do not give attention to the free hug signs holders who are seeking it.

I never really liked glompers, they don't seem to understand not everyone likes being jumped at. Especially those in fragile cosplay. I know they don't mean any harm but dude...


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15 May 2011 - 22:5556513
If someone asks me nicely for a hug, and I am capable of doing so without damaging mine or their costume then I am happy to oblige. But I find a forced hug or glomp is quite rude, and something ends up getting broken, be it part of a costume or someone's spine! XD


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16 May 2011 - 00:1856524
Well, I'm a person who does sorta go around cons asking for hugs... Note: I ask. I don't demand.

If i see a costume is delicate and if I ask I'm like, "If I'm very, very gentle, could I hug you for being an awesome [characters name]" although I've only done this with a friendly storm trooper and to a Sasori cosplayer who was so very very awesome.

And I mean, make sure not to touch the delicate bits in the slightest and hug them... in the manner you would hug someone who has bruised/broken a rib or something.

And if you asked me, I'd be like "SURE!" unless you got me in a bad mood.

I don't really like being hugged without warning by someone I don't know - it's a bit weird. I wouldn't do it unless I knew the person, so i don't particulary like random strangers doing it to me.

As of such, the thought of a glomper is a massive no-no for me. I don't really like the lightest of my friends glomping me (6 stone). In fact, I snapped at her for doing so. 6 stone, although isn't heavy in body weight, is still 6 stones suddenly added to your back without warning.

Huggers, sure. Hugging with out permission, please don't. Glompers, NO!

Edit: On the Free Hugs sign things... I don't mind them. But I'm naturally a very huggy person so...


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16 May 2011 - 10:1556547
Quote MasterJh117:
Had a little girl glomp me in October, when i was in full, FRAGILE Halo armour...I didn't see her coming (restricted vision) and nearly went on my arse. Had i fallen over, i'd have never gotten back up in one piece. Still, this topic has been covered and raged over a thousand seperate times and it's rather obvious that EVERYONE (besides small, hyperactive girls (sorry to stereotype)) finds it incredibly annoying.


^This.

In my Darker than Black outfit, I couldn't walk 2 metres without getting hugged by a girl. *turns to the left and winks*

But they didn't launch themselves at me. Little girls are fine, some walk up to me and put their arms out, without saying a word just to hug.

It depends on the character a lot. Hei would literally kill someone if they ambushed him with a hug.

In my Greed cosplay however.. *shudder*.. everyone wants to attack or toy with Greed because he's such a boisterous character. That was even more fragile than my hei outfit as the lines were coming off and some guy pelts himself at me. Now I'm 6'1 and I work out a lot, if I had been weaker I'd have been on the ground and coming up with half of my cosplay missing. Needless to say I pushed him away quite hard.

He apologised but lets be honest, cosplays aren't real and a lot of work has been put into them to look real. If you're gonna rugby tackle someone with enough force to cause a bruise, what makes you think what they're wearing; a customised one-off, is indestructable?


16 May 2011 - 16:5956581
Can't stand it. I have no objections to people asking for hugs like Nixie has mentioned, but when its a running hug, leap or grab, then it's very annoying. I used to be kind of tolerant of it, I'd tell the person off most of the time if they did it (yes, the whole finger wag shebang >.> ), but now I'm very intolerant, mostly because the last expo I went to I got glomped by a guy and when he did so, I had no idea that he'd took my money and a necklace from my pocket until I saw him run off with it. :/

Don't mind free hug signs as long as they don't force it upon on you like, "HUG ME NOW. *chases*. D:
It's the 'will yaoi for money', 'will dance for food', 'will *insert action here* for *insert fee here*' that bug me. This is not a busking area. And uh, for the record, you two girls who are practically humping each other for pockey or £1, it's not yaoi, as you're not men. And no one wants to see you doing that. In public. Or ever. ;_;


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16 May 2011 - 20:0556604
I've been glomped a few times in the past. One time in my Cpt Falcon costume some guy came at me and broke my pistol off the holster. not amused...

Another time saw some guys messing about about 20 feet away to my left and when one went to glomp me i stuck my hip out and winded him a little. His mates laughed at him I carried on.


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16 May 2011 - 20:0856605
I told myself I'd give whoever glomped me a very stern lecture. Got glomped by a very small girl. Didn't shout at her because I was too shocked by how young she was and also didn't want people to think I was bullying a tiny child. =_=


16 May 2011 - 20:2856608
Thanks for your replies guys, it's nice to see I'm not the only one with these bad experiences. o.O

I'm not the sort of person who will just hug random people, i HATE being touched o_o so if I'm wearing a cosplay that I've worked really effing hard on and some KNOBBBBBB trashes my outfit just by being a complete total wank job THAT is what gets me. Thankfully it's only happened once or twice, but it shouldn't happen atall. People just have no respect for others, I know they don't mean to cause any harm, but it's just a thoughtless act. I WISH these people would see this!!

If somebody asked me really politely to hug me I'd totally accept, I like those kinda respectful people. I said no once and the **** still forced himself upon me!! srsly D: I just wish people would realise!!!


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but now I'm very intolerant, mostly because the last expo I went to I got glomped by a guy and when he did so, I had no idea that he'd took my money and a necklace from my pocket until I saw him run off with it. :/


OMG! That's awful!! did you manage to get your stuff back??
I hope it wasn't much of a loss to you god thats awful you poor thing <3


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16 May 2011 - 20:3956611
iv'e had worse so i guess glomping wouldn't be so bad for me hahaha


16 May 2011 - 21:4156615
Quote Member-XI:
It's the 'will yaoi for money' ... And uh, for the record, you two girls who are practically humping each other for pockey or £1, it's not yaoi, as you're not men.

Also YAOI IS NOT A VERB.

/grammatical bugbear


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16 May 2011 - 22:0256616
I've never been glomped before. Bit scared now! o.o
I don't really hug random people at expo but I do get annoyed at certain people who offer hugs with huge frowns on their faces. Not only that but they don't smile at all when they are hugging you. So whats the point then? I'm sure no one is forcing you to hug random people so at least smile!? >


16 May 2011 - 22:2156618
Not a fan of Glomping at all.

At Oct Expo 2008 I got charged glomped from behind. Now luckily my Sephiroth armour has been built to withstand most impacts but my back isn't. I was so sore after wards. I did have a go at him for doing it, explaining that what he did can be classed as an assault and it could get him arrested. After that anyone who so much as looked like they were about to glomp me got the stare of doom. Not been glomped since.

I don't mind hugs as long as I'm asked. I am a private person who is incredibly shy so I do find hugging without permission quite off putting. Especially if I don't know the person at all.

The 'free hugs' signs can just go away. Sorry, I don't like them and I don't see what the fuss is about. I'm more likely to respond to someone who is friendly and polite than someone who shoves a sign in my face.

That said I'm quite friendly and don't bite. I don't mind hugs or chats with people if they are nice about it.


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