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23 May 2011 - 20:0857443
Quote JaeXD:
Superman cosplayers don't get stick, because everyone wants that power.

Almost all superhero cosplays don't get stick. From anyone. Cause everyone is like "that's cool!"

Quote JaeXD:
And yes, sometimes someone will say something that really goes over the line. My ethnic background is not what you'd think at first, but I'm definitely not from pakistan. Never the less I heard a "P**** shouldn't cosplay" from a guy looking in my direction. Didn't look away fast enough did you?


Seriously overstepping the line. I mean, the line is now a DOT!

Race related insults of any kind really piss me off. Not sure why, as I don't actually get them fired at me (people have accidently offended me as they've not known I'm half Scottish, but nonetheless).

And another thing that irks me is people using the "your the wrong race for that cosplay" thing. using that logic, no-one should cosplay cause, esstentially, they're cartoons and no-one is a cartoon.

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23 May 2011 - 20:3457448
Quote NixieThePixie:

And another thing that irks me is people using the "your the wrong race for that cosplay" thing. using that logic, no-one should cosplay cause, esstentially, they're cartoons and no-one is a cartoon.

Same here! Very few things annoy me more than cosplay racism.

I never had it directly at me but I have seen it on random forums and it happens a fair bit on Youtube >< The thing is no one looks like an anime character in the first place as anime show how they consider as 'perfect' and its the same in American cartoons.

Sorry about the rant, been thinking about these cosplay trolls.

Anyone who has a passion for cosplay should just do it!

Ok as for more direct comments, I never really had anything major. Luckily my parents usually leave me to do what I want to do and let me get on with it.

My dad does sometimes complain that I should 'grow up' but thats only when he is in a ranting mood and want to complain about something but usually hes ok with it He has seen cosplayers before and is quite pleased with what he saw so far.

23 May 2011 - 20:5157449
Quote JaeXD:
Quote Charlotte-chan:
my step mum left this comment on a photo of my new cosplay (Flandre Scarlet)which I posted on Facebook
"ha ha ha hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahah
you look like an old milk maid!!!"

=.= ...thanks..

I long since removed all family from facebook. They see me irl more than anyone, that's good enough for them.

Flandra Scarlet is awesome, and your step mum doesn't know the associated power of Scarlet. If she knew that Scarlet was an overpowered vampire with enough firepower to destroy half the world, she'd think again.

Yeah I would like to remove my family off facebook, but I know they would have a moan when I next see them. Also I don't see them that much tbh, as I usually live at university or my mums house. (I have my Dad, Step mum and one of my nans on FB)

I was going to mention flandre's power to her but she wouldn't understand so i didn't bother v_v

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23 May 2011 - 20:5257450
Quote NixieThePixie:
And another thing that irks me is people using the "your the wrong race for that cosplay" thing. using that logic, no-one should cosplay cause, esstentially, they're cartoons and no-one is a cartoon.

I find that really annoying, especially since some people expect "decent" cosplayers to look exactly like a character..... when really, that's going to be impossible. I was actually really surprised when I cosplayed as Lavi, since he's, what, 5'10", and I was (and still am) 5'2", and yet no-one commented on this, though that may just have been because D.Gray-Man wasn't all that popular several years back, or at least not on the scale that it is today. Cosplaying is, after all, about dressing up and having fun as a character that you love, no matter what your race is, or what race they are. That's one of the things that makes it so different from theatre, where sometimes you need to have specific physical features to get a role.

Onto the harsh comments, I haven't really received any that have stuck in my mind, which I suppose I'm grateful for. But some people I've been with have, which really annoys me, especially when it's people I've only just met at an event, and someone immediately compares us or maybe says something without thinking (eg Allen shouldn't be taller than Lavi/why don't you have his gloves, you suck/couldn't I just have a picture of this person). The first two are simple to answer *points above*, since it's only that person's interpretation of a character, they may not like wearing gloves, or not think it suits the character so they dropped them. Also, it could be a simple case of forgetting to pack that certain item. It's happened quite a bit to people I know, and sometimes others don't realise that the reason they aren't wearing an accessory is because they forgot it or lost it.
The third example is rather annoying, though I can see why people do it. They're not meaning to be harsh or anything by it, but by not wanting a photo of you/your friends too, they're implying that your costume isn't good enough. It may just be because they don't know the other characters in the group and just want a single shot of one specific person, but it's still nice to take a quick pic of other people in the group to make them feel included.

My friends are really supportive of my costumes the majority of the time, since they all love anime to pieces too (and somehow can put up with my random ramblings), and have taken a liking to giving me short characters >< But 'tis all good, everyone likes to make fun of Ed Elric every once in a while.
My parents I think are on the fence about it. They think it's good and all, and that I'm learning really good skills with my sewing and comment frequently on how much I've improved when I actually get round to making something, but don't like me going to so many conventions (just the London MCM's). I mean, they're starting to question the whole point of it, but cosplay has allowed me to see my talents and my failings, and work on them, as well as point me towards what I want to do in the future (theatre work). Part of it may be that they don't like having to drive me up/stay in a hotel for a weekend at a con, but they've also stated that they're not sure about the kind of people who go to cons..... even when I'm saying most of the time that everyone is really friendly and it's a really nice event. And whichever hobby you choose, you're always going to meet bad eggs or people who are just there to cause trouble, and my response to that is if you're not so sure about the people who like anime, then what about the people who watch Doctor Who? There's going to be a massive range of people who are fans of either of those things, and if you went to a show dedicated to a different type of TV program, not much is going to change. Just because they like anime, doesn't make them a good or bad person :/

Anyway, I congratulate anyone who got through that massive wall of text and managed to understand most of it xD

23 May 2011 - 21:0857452
I understand why people would not wear gloves or some accessories, back at Midlands expo I had to keep taking my gloves off every 5 minutes to look at the stuff but because that was too much hassle I didnt bother with them most of the time when I rewore it at Kitacon as I like filming and gloves can really get in the way. Accessories can easily break unfortunately but if something is missing then I dont see how the costume is 'bad' where usually cosplays are often judged as a whole and not just the details.

I once had to tell a (non cosplayer at the time) friend to shut up at the top of my lungs a few years ago (and if you know me IRL you'll know this is a rarity) as he has been making comments just outside the building about some of the innacuracies of some of the costumes in the masquerade. I was too amazed with the quality and effort of the costumes to even notice.

23 May 2011 - 21:4757455
Thats happened to me before. Originally, my sister was so un-supportive of my cosplay she told loads of people about my wigs and they laughed >_>
Luckily, she supports me with it now. My brother often insults them as a joke.

The worst time was quite recently. I made a Matryoshka (as in the Vocaloid song) hoodie recently that I designed myself. Since it was my first time working with fabric paint, I was so proud of how it came out.
I wore it the the next day to school as it was a home clothes day. A girl in my year just stared at me with side eyes and asked "What the hell is that?" straight to my face. I was so embarrassed I took it off and hid it.

On a bright note, i'm also going to Distant Worlds! I'm going as Hope

23 May 2011 - 22:3157466
My parents are really cool with it and my dad gets excited when con time rolls around and he can help me with prop making (or take over any prop making whilst I'm sleeping). And the most harsh thing my mum has ever said to me was 'Ooh I don't like you in that colour wig you look like your aunt!' haha.

Other then that at Kitacon III some daft kid said well within earshot of me 'That elfen lied girl really freaks me out!'. I was going to shout back 'Yeah she freaks me out too!' but decided to ignore it as I understand the whole flesh coloured zentai/looking naked from a distance thing was a bit weird for some people =p lol.

Still if you're planning to insult somebody close by then check your volume! o_0

'You have to get to know her' "She eases up does she?" 'No but you get a better sense of when to duck'
24 May 2011 - 01:4957487
One thing worse that gloves, is gloves that go up to your armpit. WORSE thing about cosplay Fai. Completely. But he's one that without those gloves, you'd look like a wally.

And I did not know that lavi was 5'10"! I thought he was quite short... But they all look quite short to me on DGM... And maybe it's cause of his attire he looks short... his coat sorta cuts him in half a bit...

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24 May 2011 - 02:2557489
I've had harsh comments before, mainly about my scar on my back. It can freak people out a bit because it's not everyday you see a girl walk by with a huge purple, blue and red line across her back, I get that, what I don't get is why people make comments when I'm in more than decent earshot. ¬_¬ I mean, this guy, who was talking to a friend just said: "It's making me feel sick, seriously, can't she cover that disgusting thing up?"

This scar ain't my fault, I'm lucky to have got away with JUST this scar and I ain't gonna cover it up because I want to cosplay this character accurately, so BUTTON IT.

24 May 2011 - 03:0057491
Whoa to be honest I have not experienced any harsh comments by anyone...(directly to my face) yet. I mean my mum has said some slightly rude things in the past but she's a lot more accepting about it now. I never take her insults seriously though
My Dad has always been nice about it, and he is pretty impressed with the prop I've been making recently. My brothers and sisters seem to like it! I always go on about it to them and they dont seem to mind. Hehe

Hmm and about the race thing I have seen some rather rude comments on youtube. To be honest, when I first attempted cosplay, the whole race thing never bothered me. But now that Im actually putting more effort into cosplaying Ive become a bit more consious about it. I guess part of me is scared of those mean cosplay extremists!
I've read a lot of comments on random sites about darker skinned people/whatever cosplaying. What I read is quite depressing sometimes really. Some users say that they are 'too scared' to cosplay certain characters like Miku Hatsune because of their skin tone. Heck, some actually believed they couldnt cosplay because of this! Bit saddening really In fact there was one comment on youtube that nearly put me off cosplaying altogether but why should I let ignorant comments spoil my fun? Pfftt.

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24 May 2011 - 08:3257493
Parents made jokes until I won a PSP and other prizes at the Naruto event in central London, they shut up after that LOL

Most harsh comments now are from behind my back from people who think I don't realise LOL

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24 May 2011 - 09:2057495
Quote NixieThePixie:
Quote JaeXD:
Superman cosplayers don't get stick, because everyone wants that power.

Almost all superhero cosplays don't get stick. From anyone. Cause everyone is like "that's cool!"

I wish this were true. The most stick I've gotten was for my Power Girl cosplay, which I loved to bits but people just ruined it for me. My dad pulled his 'oh god that's you new costume face?' and was generally non-plussed, whereas normally he's quite enthusiastic about my costumes.
The worst thing I got is a friend I made at the con who was really really nice, turned out to be a total bitch and said the nastiest things about me behind my back on the internet which I then found. It just completely ruined that costume for me.

05 Jun 2011 - 16:4358688
My parents don't really care about me cosplaying because I've only cosplayed twice (only one has been debuted so far) but they don't make any comments about it. My mum doesn't know much about copslaying or anything like that but I'm more closer to my dad in a way and he knows what anime and manga is and he too doesn't have a problem with me cosplaying.

I think people who get comments said to them about their cosplays should just ingore it and try not to let them effect you because by the end of the day, you'll be having fun at conventions and hopefully winning masquerades and stuff!

06 Jun 2011 - 19:0558831
Ehhh~ I'm lucky I guess because my mum loves my Cosplays :/ She even tries on my wigs for God's sake! I actually find it weird because a lot of peoples' parents don't really tend to support the fact that it's an art and is rather a waste of time and money. Don't let it bother you. I'm sure you wouldn't say bad stuff about what they like doing XD

06 Jun 2011 - 19:0758832
Quote sjbonnar:
Parents made jokes until I won a PSP and other prizes at the Naruto event in central London, they shut up after that LOL

Most harsh comments now are from behind my back from people who think I don't realise LOL

Haha! Lol XD What losers they are, Sean. *pats on the back*

06 Jun 2011 - 19:2558843
My mother thinks anything that isn't jeans and a t-shirt is over the top, and she refers to anything I want to cosplay as 'my weird obsessions'. Don't worry, I'm sure your costume's gorgeous.

I said to my boyfriend last night that I was going to call on a friend dressed as TFort2's Sniper out of boredom, and his response was 'well, everyone will be staring at you' (doubly unfair as he knows I get paranoid about my appearance) and then was like 'oh well, nobody knows what Team Fortress is anyway'.

People are just jealous that they don't have the guts to dress that awesomely themselves.

I tried to fit a sig about my nerdery here. It was too long.
Oh dear.
06 Jun 2011 - 20:1558853
My mum is always is annoyed when I buy a new costume (mainly because I crossplay) . Just ignore 'em... haters gonna hate

there is a hell believe i've seen it there is a hell let's keep it a secret
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