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Post Reply Cosplaying, why do some people not "get it"?
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Posted 1/28/13

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So I was told by 2 people yesterday on GaiaOnline...


Wait, you listened to people on the internet?

Posted 1/28/13 , edited 1/28/13
It's like how I feel about people who like Furries.

I don't really get that fandom, but in either case, I don't mind if people like it. Its their hobby, so they can spend as much money as they want, as long as they enjoy what they are doing.
Personally, I like cosplay. Its one of my childhood dreams to someday cosplay. And I love looking at peoples' photos. So, that's one thing I get. But there is always going to be someone who doesn't understand why you enjoy something. I remember somebody telling me that its really nerdy that I read a lot of novels, and I just tell them that as long as I enjoy it, their opinions don't matter.
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I get it, but please do not flash me.
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Posted 1/29/13
Cosplay is fun! I've never understood the hate some people have for it.. even (perhaps especially) within the community. "You don't have the right body for that costume", "Only Asians should cosplay", etc, etc, I've heard them all before. All nonsense.
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If it's all in good fun, so it doesn't matter what people think. If people are so immature as to judge you for your hobbies and ways of enjoying life, then let them do so. It doesn't reflect you.

Personally, I wish I could cosplay. I don't really have the money or time to do so, let alone manage the hobbies I currently have.
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Good god, do people not understand the effort that goes into making amazing cosplays? It's really the one time when you go to a convention or a costume party and you are surrounded by people who understand you and what you love.

I'm a full-time cosplayer, and I've modeled for Chinese MMO's here in Shanghai. What is there not to love?
Posted 1/29/13
if they don't like it, it doesn't matter. ^_^
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Posted 5/19/13 , edited 5/19/13
Maybe they weren't introduced to it properly . You have to recommend them a top hit anime to get things rolling and let them know there's an entire community behind it. Explain to them that cosplay is a product from this community and they are held for the fans to socialize with others who are into the same thing.
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Posted 5/19/13

haruka211 wrote:

Well one of them said they are always so busy with work that they would rather spend their time with their parents and family. I'm not a very family oriented person so that may be part of the reason. I respect the desire to want to be around family too. But sewing with the family or doing family cosplays can also be a great bonding experience!


If I was going to Cosplay as anyone. I'd go as my hero... Hentai Kamen or Kyōsuke Shikijō.



Unfortunately, the first time I got to Cosplay would most likely also be the last....
Posted 5/19/13
They just don't understand the fun of dressing up as your favorite character and running about making fools of yourselves with your friends.
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Men often dress as women, and I do not get that. Either way, I will understand that it might be fun to do so, just not for me. I tell people "Cosplay" all the time, then tell them my views, and that I might try doing it eventually. Many think it is weird, but so did I about 6 or 7 years back. When I kept watching and took in an understanding of it, I got to thinking, this might be fun and it might be for me later down the road, just not now, not when there are other things to use my money on.

For me, the only thing is financially I do not want to, but if I made twice as much money as I do now, then I would give it a try and possibly do it as a profession for magazines (since for some that is the norm, which is to get into media somehow).

If I realize I look good in certain cosplay outfits, then certainly I would dress up and attempt to get into media somehow, even just a website or people's facebook/instagram.

Currently, my funds have reached their limit. I cannot empty my pocket on $80-400 on something I will wear maybe once a year.
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Posted 5/19/13
The last time someone asked me this, I asked them back "Why do you dress up for Halloween?"

then he was like..



and I was like..



and then the whole world smiled.

Sogno- 
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Posted 5/19/13
i don't get where the money comes for cosplaying cosplayers must work high paying jobs or don't have to pay bills like geez
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Posted 5/19/13 , edited 5/19/13
I dont get it but I dont care if someone does it..... I dont like all these comments about people not getting it are stupid. Why do you guys cosplay? When you cosplay, what do you do?

One of my favorite kickboxers is a cosplayer. Watch this its awesome:

http://youtu.be/4lTSUVwevsY?t=4m43s

although he only cosplays as women
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Posted 5/19/13
there are always people with different opinions then you have. I'm sure you have something you dislike. they can also be trolls
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