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Post Reply Cosplaying, why do some people not "get it"?
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Most conventions just wouldn't be the same without cosplay. It really is just like a simplified version of Halloween. Everyone wants to pretend they are someone else from time to time.
As for me, I've never cosplayed at a convention. I would like to, but I don't have the talent to make any costumes. I've somewhat considered buying a costume from someone else...but that kinda feels like cheating.
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Not everyone will like what you like. But I think as long as they are respectful about it, then it's okay to have different opinions. Who knows, they may change their mind later on after learning more about the subject.

I've never been to a con or have cosplayed myself. But, I love seeing photos/videos of cosplay and am just in awe sometimes of the work some people put into their costumes. Not only that, but when they also act the part of the character they're playing, I always admire that. I would seriously love to go a con one day and maybe cosplay! I think it would be such a fun experience, especially if it was with a group of friends.


Do you live around Ohio!? If so you should come to Ohayocon in January!


No, I'm in Cali unfortunately. I am thinking of going to Anime Expo in L.A. though!
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Most conventions just wouldn't be the same without cosplay. It really is just like a simplified version of Halloween. Everyone wants to pretend they are someone else from time to time.
As for me, I've never cosplayed at a convention. I would like to, but I don't have the talent to make any costumes. I've somewhat considered buying a costume from someone else...but that kinda feels like cheating.


It isn't cheating! That was I did at first. You can always try to hone your skills in sewing and crafting an eventually make your own! As long as you don't buy a costume and then tell people you made it, people don't care if you bought it from someone!

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Silly-Sphere wrote:


haruka211 wrote:


Silly-Sphere wrote:

Not everyone will like what you like. But I think as long as they are respectful about it, then it's okay to have different opinions. Who knows, they may change their mind later on after learning more about the subject.

I've never been to a con or have cosplayed myself. But, I love seeing photos/videos of cosplay and am just in awe sometimes of the work some people put into their costumes. Not only that, but when they also act the part of the character they're playing, I always admire that. I would seriously love to go a con one day and maybe cosplay! I think it would be such a fun experience, especially if it was with a group of friends.


Do you live around Ohio!? If so you should come to Ohayocon in January!


No, I'm in Cali unfortunately. I am thinking of going to Anime Expo in L.A. though!


You should I heard it is amazing. I am planning to move to L.A. in the next few years actually.

Posted 10/28/12
Well, I also dislike cosplay, it just doesnt feel right to me seeing people dressed up as my favorite characters.
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Well, I also dislike cosplay, it just doesnt feel right to me seeing people dressed up as my favorite characters.


What if they did such a good job it felt like the character was coming to life? isn't that a cool feeling?
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I think the biggest reason people might not 'get it' is because it's not what they're accustomed too. Different life experiences leads to different values.

I mean, I guess it also matters how open minded/understanding they are.

I personally enjoy cosplaying, I haven't in a few years though(Mostly because i've begun staffing the tabletop room at the cons I attend so my free time becomes more limited). My biggest issue is I don't like cosplaying/attempting it without feeling like I'll do the character justice.
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I think the biggest reason people might not 'get it' is because it's not what they're accustomed too. Different life experiences leads to different values.

I mean, I guess it also matters how open minded/understanding they are.

I personally enjoy cosplaying, I haven't in a few years though(Mostly because i've begun staffing the tabletop room at the cons I attend so my free time becomes more limited). My biggest issue is I don't like cosplaying/attempting it without feeling like I'll do the character justice.


I know what you mean. The perfection of a drawing can never come to life as amazingly. I feel like some anime characters are just too perfect looking, no person could look as perfect wearing the same thing.
Posted 10/28/12
I would never do it myself but more power to the people that do. I hate attention and cosplaying is just asking people to stare and talk to you.
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niarBaD wrote:

I think the biggest reason people might not 'get it' is because it's not what they're accustomed too. Different life experiences leads to different values.

I mean, I guess it also matters how open minded/understanding they are.

I personally enjoy cosplaying, I haven't in a few years though(Mostly because i've begun staffing the tabletop room at the cons I attend so my free time becomes more limited). My biggest issue is I don't like cosplaying/attempting it without feeling like I'll do the character justice.


I know what you mean. The perfection of a drawing can never come to life as amazingly. I feel like some anime characters are just too perfect looking, no person could look as perfect wearing the same thing.


Yea, I've gotten to a certain understanding of what is fine to not really aim for. Though it's more of a general feel for the character, like there are a few who I wouldn't mind playing as, but I don't think I could get the right feel for them.

God, I can't even think of a few examples. I know i've discussed it in the past and just blanking on the characters now.

Though, I might end up going as Klein next year with my friend who would make a perfect Kirito.
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haruka211 wrote:


niarBaD wrote:

I think the biggest reason people might not 'get it' is because it's not what they're accustomed too. Different life experiences leads to different values.

I mean, I guess it also matters how open minded/understanding they are.

I personally enjoy cosplaying, I haven't in a few years though(Mostly because i've begun staffing the tabletop room at the cons I attend so my free time becomes more limited). My biggest issue is I don't like cosplaying/attempting it without feeling like I'll do the character justice.


I know what you mean. The perfection of a drawing can never come to life as amazingly. I feel like some anime characters are just too perfect looking, no person could look as perfect wearing the same thing.


Yea, I've gotten to a certain understanding of what is fine to not really aim for. Though it's more of a general feel for the character, like there are a few who I wouldn't mind playing as, but I don't think I could get the right feel for them.

God, I can't even think of a few examples. I know i've discussed it in the past and just blanking on the characters now.

Though, I might end up going as Klein next year with my friend who would make a perfect Kirito.


AHHHH what con!? I will be Lisbeth and Silica at some point next year.

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haruka211 wrote:


niarBaD wrote:


haruka211 wrote:


niarBaD wrote:

I think the biggest reason people might not 'get it' is because it's not what they're accustomed too. Different life experiences leads to different values.

I mean, I guess it also matters how open minded/understanding they are.

I personally enjoy cosplaying, I haven't in a few years though(Mostly because i've begun staffing the tabletop room at the cons I attend so my free time becomes more limited). My biggest issue is I don't like cosplaying/attempting it without feeling like I'll do the character justice.


I know what you mean. The perfection of a drawing can never come to life as amazingly. I feel like some anime characters are just too perfect looking, no person could look as perfect wearing the same thing.


Yea, I've gotten to a certain understanding of what is fine to not really aim for. Though it's more of a general feel for the character, like there are a few who I wouldn't mind playing as, but I don't think I could get the right feel for them.

God, I can't even think of a few examples. I know i've discussed it in the past and just blanking on the characters now.

Though, I might end up going as Klein next year with my friend who would make a perfect Kirito.


AHHHH what con!? I will be Lisbeth and Silica at some point next year.



If I do pull it off, AnimeNext in NJ. Though I can't really make any guarantees as I'm broke and currently unemployed So it's a matter of getting the funding before it happens.

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niarBaD wrote:


haruka211 wrote:


niarBaD wrote:


haruka211 wrote:


niarBaD wrote:

I think the biggest reason people might not 'get it' is because it's not what they're accustomed too. Different life experiences leads to different values.

I mean, I guess it also matters how open minded/understanding they are.

I personally enjoy cosplaying, I haven't in a few years though(Mostly because i've begun staffing the tabletop room at the cons I attend so my free time becomes more limited). My biggest issue is I don't like cosplaying/attempting it without feeling like I'll do the character justice.


I know what you mean. The perfection of a drawing can never come to life as amazingly. I feel like some anime characters are just too perfect looking, no person could look as perfect wearing the same thing.


Yea, I've gotten to a certain understanding of what is fine to not really aim for. Though it's more of a general feel for the character, like there are a few who I wouldn't mind playing as, but I don't think I could get the right feel for them.

God, I can't even think of a few examples. I know i've discussed it in the past and just blanking on the characters now.

Though, I might end up going as Klein next year with my friend who would make a perfect Kirito.


AHHHH what con!? I will be Lisbeth and Silica at some point next year.



If I do pull it off, AnimeNext in NJ. Though I can't really make any guarantees as I'm broke and currently unemployed So it's a matter of getting the funding before it happens.



Ah that's too far away for me
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Their dumb. Out of date. Cosplaying is real cool. Maybe they are not just into animes and other cool stuffs...but when they try it i bet they won't wanna stop anymore. It's not a waste of time really, because each second spent cosplaying is really worth it.
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Their dumb. Out of date. Cosplaying is real cool. Maybe they are not just into animes and other cool stuffs...but when they try it i bet they won't wanna stop anymore. It's not a waste of time really, because each second spent cosplaying is really worth it. ;)


I agree. I feel like once you try it you can't stop!!
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