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So... Who Else Hates Cosplay?! Tell us why you don't like cosplay (in general or certain cosplay), (Pro-cosplay fans please kindly refrain from posting rebuttal ^^)
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post Jun 21 2005, 12:39 PM
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Note from moderator: This is a safe-harbor thread where members can safely express negative opinions about cosplay without getting rebuttal from pro-cosplay fans. Pro-cosplay fans, please kindly refrain from making such rebuttal posts. (But, if you'd like to have "debate/discussion" on these topics, we can also open such "discussion" thread. smile.gif )

dry.gif No offense, but I purely do not understand the purpose of cosplay. I truly hate the insult that it puts on the real characters. I've seen Edward turned into a fat fourteen year old girl before. It's sad and depressing those sort of people would even try... I mean Halloween is fine... but I mean CONVENTIONS?!?!? I mean go ahead and do it for fun. But you can't look like a character. It doesn't work like that! Who here aggrees? blink.gif

........ huh.gif Well, I still don't like it. even though no one posted. Please post sometime..... dry.gif


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post Jun 22 2009, 01:09 PM
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Well, I in general am not bothered by cosplaying. Come on, even in such a small country as Finland, there are maybe 3 or 4 1-2 days anime conventions a year. And personally, I get to visit only 1 or 2 of them. So me and a few of my friends are going to cosplay this year, for the first time. smile.gif (I'm going to be Tetra from Zelda Wind Waker, cause well.. it was easy enough, and I have a blond long hair of my own. biggrin.gif )

I don't see why people think this as a dumb hobby. It's meant to be just for fun. I mean, the fun of creating the costume and then you get a few days off when you get to be a totally different person from your everyday normal life.. it's great. It's not like they're overly obsessed with anime characters, they just like to have some fun without being their same old selves all the time.

Of course, I have to agree with one thing here: The look-alike. Cosplaying Edward Elric with a brown hair? Gosh, that kinda sucks. When you're going to cosplay something, preferably try to choose a character that FITS for you. Not only someone that's your favourite. And let's say, generally "large" people who cosplay a character with small bikinis isn't really a beautiful sight, either. >_> No offense.

And yes, the gender. I was thinking of cosplaying Ed once (my hair totally would fit for that- besides I'm SHORT. XD ) But, I'm female, so.. it just didn't feel the right thing to do. If someone can pull it off nicely, then go ahead! But let's say you have big breasts and female curves that clearly show, cosplaying a male character isn't the smartest thing to do in my opinion.
(not saying I have any of those.. but.. I'm STLL a bit shy to cosplay a male character. >_>)

But yeah.. it's hard to make an exact copy of a character, so I personally can manage with most of these things.

Cosplaying in conventions is just fan past-time hobby. The time used with the costume and then showing it off must feel great. But, if someone were to walk around with their costume in the city ALL THE TIME, well.. that would be a bit disturbing, I guess. D:

..but what I'm trying to say here, please do not think them as sad nerds, but rather a group of people who just want to have some fun. No one has ever said actors in teathers to be idiots, have they?
Sure, not all the costumes are all that top-notch, but hey, the exact looks isn't all that important for everyone. Besides, isn't it great when you actually find someone who looks just like the character? These rare gems are really fun to find. smile.gif

Sorry, long post. biggrin.gif
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- fullmetal_freak_92   So... Who Else Hates Cosplay?! Tell us why you don't like cosplay (in general or certain cosplay)   Jun 21 2005, 12:39 PM
- - Envy's lil' miniskirt   QUOTE(fullmetal_freak_92 @ Jun 21 2005, 12:39...   Jun 22 2005, 09:52 AM
- - Celestial Fangirl   I just hate bad cosplayers...(98% of them) and the...   Jun 23 2005, 05:22 PM
- - Elderberry   I agree that poorly done cosplay is simply horrid....   Jun 23 2005, 05:30 PM
- - Radical Alchemist   It's just for fun. Don't get so worked up....   Jun 24 2005, 08:53 AM
- - Lyndsie_Elric   I always wanted to cosplay, but I can never get th...   Jun 24 2005, 10:16 AM
- - AlphonseRules   Most of the cosplays that I have seen are not good...   Jun 24 2005, 10:43 AM
- - Quistis88   I don't mind cosplay. I'd actually like t...   Jun 24 2005, 02:08 PM
|- - Envy's lil' miniskirt   QUOTE(Quistis88 @ Jun 24 2005, 02:08 PM)I don...   Jun 24 2005, 03:29 PM
- - Toby-Chan   Interesting thread. I must agree, most cosplayers...   Jun 24 2005, 03:24 PM
- - Guest   Im not sure if this is the right spot, but I got a...   Jun 24 2005, 04:42 PM
- - Quistis88   QUOTE(Toby-Chan @ Jun 24 2005, 04:24 PM)...   Jun 24 2005, 07:39 PM
- - edsgirl   LOL^ That is so true. I've seen cosplayers at ...   Jun 25 2005, 02:02 AM
- - Quistis88   Hmm . . . the bad Yuna isn't nearly as bad as ...   Jun 25 2005, 08:37 AM
- - edsgirl   That's true! I did find one more horrible ...   Jun 25 2005, 11:03 AM
- - WhiteMike   awww, poor bad costume people. When will they lear...   Jun 25 2005, 12:40 PM
- - mongooseboi   i'd agree that most cosplayers are wayyyy to f...   Jun 25 2005, 01:07 PM
- - Toby-Chan   Yeah. There's something about not only the qu...   Jun 25 2005, 03:45 PM
- - WhiteMike   Here's a question: Do you think that we shoul...   Jun 25 2005, 05:18 PM
- - Quistis88   QUOTE(edsgirl @ Jun 25 2005, 12:03 PM)That...   Jun 25 2005, 05:42 PM
|- - Envy's lil' miniskirt   QUOTE(Quistis88 @ Jun 25 2005, 05:42 PM)QUOTE...   Jun 25 2005, 07:39 PM
|- - Quistis88   QUOTE(Envy's lil' miniskirt @ Jun 25 ...   Jun 25 2005, 08:14 PM
|- - Envy's lil' miniskirt   QUOTE(Quistis88 @ Jun 25 2005, 08:14 PM)Garne...   Jun 25 2005, 08:32 PM
|- - Quistis88   QUOTE(Envy's lil' miniskirt @ Jun 25 ...   Jun 25 2005, 09:02 PM
|- - Envy's lil' miniskirt   I love that site. It's really good to see wh...   Jun 25 2005, 09:13 PM
- - xrninja   cosplay: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay th...   Jun 25 2005, 10:21 PM
- - xrninja   to get slightly back on track, here's a pictur...   Jun 27 2005, 01:02 AM
- - Quistis88   That doesn't look too bad for a cosplay attemp...   Jun 27 2005, 01:28 AM
- - xrninja   yeah, the costumes are just fine, but....sometimes...   Jun 27 2005, 01:35 AM
- - Celestial Fangirl   I saw this pic and just thought of this thread...T...   Jul 3 2005, 05:04 PM
|- - xrninja   QUOTE(Celestial Fangirl @ Jul 3 2005, 05:04 P...   Jul 3 2005, 10:51 PM
- - le monkey   I dont hate ALL cosplayers.. just the ones who do ...   Jul 4 2005, 06:01 AM
- - Envy's lil' miniskirt   That Ed scares me, and I hate it when people over ...   Jul 6 2005, 01:54 PM
- - Mrs. Edward Elric   like i already posted in cosplay thread in open ch...   Sep 2 2005, 08:45 PM
- - Aog   I hate cosplay too. No outfit has ever looked good...   Sep 3 2005, 01:11 AM
- - Lee_1995   I don't really like cosplaying instead I look ...   Mar 31 2007, 06:17 PM
- - mellulah   I don't hate cosplayers really some are very g...   Jun 21 2009, 06:54 AM
- - Forsaken Love   I do kinda have to agree, Im not keen on cosplay, ...   Jun 21 2009, 11:22 AM
- - sidekick.kep37   Oh God, cosplaying. Generally, I do have a problem...   Jun 21 2009, 05:52 PM
- - Hagaren_4ever   FELT FELT FELT! Why is every freakin' cosp...   Jun 22 2009, 03:19 PM
- - sidekick.kep37   QUOTE (Trakonda @ Jun 22 2009, 02:09 PM) ...   Jun 22 2009, 05:48 PM
- - Hagaren_4ever   It's not even "cloth" it's the b...   Jun 23 2009, 06:48 AM
- - Chiyo   QUOTE (sidekick.kep37 @ Jun 22 2009, 01:5...   Jun 23 2009, 09:37 AM
|- - Trakonda   QUOTE (Chiyo @ Jun 23 2009, 07:37 PM) And...   Jun 23 2009, 06:09 PM
|- - Little Washu   QUOTE (Trakonda @ Jun 23 2009, 07:09 PM) ...   Jun 27 2009, 09:50 PM
|- - Trakonda   QUOTE (Little Washu @ Jun 28 2009, 07:50 ...   Jul 16 2009, 10:58 AM
- - Forsaken Love   lol you do have a point XD (even though you never ...   Jun 23 2009, 12:15 PM
- - hand-made-city   MUST. RANT. TOO. Cosplayers... they're nice p...   Jun 27 2009, 08:41 PM
- - Huggalot   Though I cosplay myself(just barely), I have to ag...   Jun 29 2009, 09:05 PM
|- - Little Washu   QUOTE (Huggalot @ Jun 29 2009, 10:05 PM) ...   Jun 30 2009, 09:54 PM
- - Sword Alchemist   I dont see what the big problem is in cosplay. I m...   Jun 30 2009, 08:46 PM
- - Huggalot   Females are usually great cosplayers when it comes...   Jul 1 2009, 02:24 AM
- - Aribelle   I have a love hate relationship with cosplay...goo...   Jul 1 2009, 01:01 PM
- - Envy-chan   Okay, here's a good argument for both sides: h...   Jul 9 2009, 10:07 PM
- - Hagaren_4ever   I don't hate cosplayers, I just find that quit...   Jul 10 2009, 04:35 PM
- - Envy's Lady   QUOTE (fullmetal_freak_92 @ Jun 21 2005, 03...   May 29 2011, 10:42 PM
- - Schnabeltier   I'm fairly indifferent to cosplay, I get that ...   May 30 2011, 08:26 AM
- - Envy's Lady   QUOTE (Schnabeltier @ May 30 2011, 11:26 ...   May 30 2011, 10:50 AM


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