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16 Sep 2011 - 11:4169969
Documentary on Cosplay Addicts
Hi all,

A few months back I attended the London Film and Comic Convention in Earls Court and made a short film - http://vimeo.com/26719741

I am now looking to do another short film about cosplay addicts, so if there are any cosplay addicts who simply cannot live without it or those who take cosplay into everyday life pop me an email -

The documentary will go on TV and broadcast in Europe, it will be a 10min doc

Thanks

Liana


16 Sep 2011 - 12:3869981
We don't wear our cosplays to work you know...


16 Sep 2011 - 13:0569984
nice idea but that's taking the few over extreme fan and giving them exposure witch will make all of us look extreme.

most of us cosplay for giggles and in appreciation for are fandoms not as a way of life.

you might want to rethink it and talk about the ppl that put a lot of work in to it as a hobby and craft rather than the ppl that take it to far.


16 Sep 2011 - 13:2169985
Yeah... you won't get many people volunteering for this unless you come up with a better angle than "look at these nutters taking their hobbies way too seriously, oh ho ho".

I watched your LFCC film and I liked the overall tone, you were positive and enthusiastic and there wasn't any sarcasm or veiled attempts to mock people who were attending, as we've seen in a lot of other non-geeky coverage. If you took a similar approach to a short piece about cosplay, not trying to focus on the *crazy* stuff and instead saying from the outset, "this is a strange world for me, I want to know what makes those involved in it tick", you'd get plenty of willing volunteers and also have a more balanced piece at the end of it. Not to mention that this approach would set you apart from everything else out there and give you a nice USP. I've seen documentaries about cosplay that have been positive and accurate, and they tend to be by cosplayers. I've also seen outsiders attempt to "explore" the world of cosplay and they almost invariably go down the "look at these weirdos" avenue. I'd love to see a documentary that combined an outsider's curiosity about cosplay with a positive and accurate discussion about what it involves and what motivates those of us who do it.


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16 Sep 2011 - 13:2769989
The feeling's great, but there's something about it besides choice words that can offend everyone in the community.

I agree with Mycroft, Squall and Silabub.

I'd personally not get involved in it if this is the exposure we're getting


16 Sep 2011 - 13:2969990
also, we r sorry if we r defensive but its from experience. what's supposed to be harmless fun normally gets viewed as a freak show. we r aware that ppl take it to far but that's the same in any activity, like a football fan fighting after a match.


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