These are my top 6 cosplay facts, basically things that I have observed from the year 2003/2004 to now.
3. Anime, Manga, games know-how and love IS required
Cosplay for most of us is a way to show our geeky passion, how overly obsessed we are towards a non-existent character. It’s not all glamorous like fashion as that’s usually to emphasize aesthetics, as in the heart of it there’s only sheer mania that brings us to the edge of spending so much on clothes we can’t really use on a daily basis. Or buy contact lenses with crazy shades we don’t even use as much and will expire in 3 months or a year from now. There’s also investing on wigs when you only have one head and it’s highly doubtful that you’ll ever wear it more than 20 times.
2. It is a VERY varied community that has a LOT of stubborn and cruel people
To have survived in this hobby for more than 7 years or so, you have to be hard headed. From your parents, to your professors, not everyone will embrace your love for dressing up as a Japanese school girl. Wherever you go, we will be opinionated. That’s a fact but yep it does vary, some people WILL TRY to convince you that their way of thinking is THE ONLY WAY. While others could care less and would say various things but don’t expect you to listen. Also, always take into mind that this is a hobby for everyone and cultures clash no matter what generation you are in. Beliefs, culture, gender, and race are all part of the cosplay culture. Anyone can do it as long as they love it, and everyone will always have something good or bad to say no matter who you are as long as you’re in this hobby
1. Cosplay is EXPENSIVE
You think wigs; contact lenses, props, and the costumes come cheap? Even if you rent those, if you’re going to a photo shoot, you need to buy food and pay for transportation. If you’re attending a convention, then you would have to buy tickets, in addition to food and transportation.
That would be around a preferred budget of at least 1,000 php or 50$ AT LEAST
Conventions showcase goods, entertainment and food. Competitions happen as main events nowadays, and standing outside a convention is hardly the reason why people host these events. If you want to meet up with friends, there are ways to do that. If you want to meet up with friends while in costume, then go for a photo shoot. It doesn't make sense to get angry when a guard tells you to NOT LOITER outside convention halls. The mall is a public place; they have to keep walkways clear for the other people aside yourself.
There is no need for links here, you only need to do an FB name search and you can get it. If you were expecting ME and my nakedness? You're better off waiting for male pregnancy to happen. Because only the doctors who operated on my mom during pregnancy, my mom, my childhood nanny and my future husband is allowed that. It's EXCLUSIVE, which no amount of likes or money can EVER hope to buy.
If I were a guy, I'd find this day and age absolutely easy to get my 'game-on', 'do the dirty do, 'a date with Ms Right' easily.
How so? If you have to ask, then please talk to me and let's be friends because I need people who are not yet tainted with this thing we call the internet. But then again, if you're reading my blog, that just means you're very adept with it as this is a very tiny corner of this vast world.
On to the point:
There was instant sharing of food/location, there were ways to easily cancel appointments, and book flights, and now even pleasure and showing off how slutty you are is as easy as pressing a button and ta-dah! The whole world can see all of your soul if you still have it
Am not a huge fan of naming names and bashing people, but since she likes attention so much I'll give her my 10 minutes and an article here in my blog. She might even all caps glory me to death or enjoy the 'attention' (or rather dislike) she's gotten from me.
Minding my own business
I'M TRYING, I've seen her page and posts through a friend around a month ago but as a girl who gets cat calls and such? She's becoming much worse and I find being disrespected as a girl seriously degrading. And when one person acts and tends to represent an entire 'hobby' it becomes so easy to generalize for people who don't want to give it a second thought. (Which is possibly 99.9% of this world's populace -- ok maybe 70% and the other 30% are rare pokemons) She supposedly does 'cosplays' which is in seriously mediocre to almost awful quality which really hurts the purist inside of me.
My views on Baring Skin
It's one thing to be sexy even without taking your clothes off, honestly I've become really aware of my behind due to several friends and total strangers commenting on it. As much as I TRY NOT to draw attention from it, people seem to really like to comment on how 'big' it is and such. So even at this degree wherein I'm more or less clad (Good example is the SnK Mikasa cosplay on Left hand side) it was still considered a 'sexy cosplay' But more or less I can standby on the fact that my MAIN MOTIVE WAS TO PORTRAY MIKASA. Not show off my goddamned ass.
I've never shown cleavage or even so much as a bare butt cheek in my cosplays. I try to be as 'child friendly' as I can but I can't help who sees the photos so that's a risk I've been taking.
For girls who feel the need
You might want to firstly, tell your parents about your path to whore-dom. Or maybe not, maybe whores don't really value any form of respect at all. Being naked, or merely covering your nipples with hands or other objects--- is just plain porn. What was/is your motive? I doubt it's an act of being naive, I'd rather see girls act cutesy then be an outright slut. As I've said before. I have no qualms about sexy cosplay, it's just the emphasis should still be on COSPLAY and not the SEXY.
If you're really rocking that accurately made costume then being sexy is just a plus.
Being a bait and tempting people
Not everyone who sees your photos are fine with just letting their hands do the work, sometimes that might fuel a desire far greater and animalistic. Anything anyone does has a direct effect to everyone else, or at least that's how I view this life. And when you post nude or almost nude photos, you tempt someone. It's not as big an effect as dressing up scantily, you directly affect yourself when you do that. And you WILL BE a walking temptation and are easy to act on. It's all about caring about OTHER PEOPLE and YOURSELF a little more.
If you REALLY REALLY (x10) HAVE to be a slut
I'll go martial law on you in this one, so you're tempting people? You're posing with nothing but bottle caps or your hands?
Let them do the deed with you or basically use you up as you seem to be happy being fap material anyway, so maybe since you enjoy eyes on you so much invite EVERYONE of your pervert kingdom. Facebook is so easily accessible and seeing as people seem to enjoy exposing themselves in it, it's not impossible that YOU (YES YOU) might have inadvertently cause someone pain with whatever you posted.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR ACTIONS should have been a basic thing your mom or dad taught you, but seeing as sluts grew boobs instead of brains I guess we have to live in a world where there's just free porn for everyone, like it or not. What I just don't like is the fact that people spread it around like wildfire. If people can't post responsibly, at least share responsibly. If it's a post you don't want your dad or mom to see, chances are there IS SOMETHING wrong with it.
To Online Harassers + Trolls
Please, please, please just leave us quiet one's out of this and just go to people like that who obviously enjoy the attention. We might want a bit of appreciation from time to time but trust us, we don't mind being left in the dust when it comes down to it. We can just smile to ourselves in content. Don't pick on the innocent, go to the one's who are definitions of 'dolts' and 'perverse' just like you.
I'm personally going "EH? WHY?" on this myself I think one of the best practices in maintaining a blog is possibly updating on a schedule.
Not that this blog is of any value to humanity, (although not a lot of online material is) but that's not the point, so at least when anyone visits they'd know when they can read new useless stuff! Fun!!
I've been itching to illustrate some blog posts and I guess I started with this little announcement.
Updates will be on: