Joined: 21-June 05
Member No.: 15,682
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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?
........ Well, I still don't like it. even though no one posted. Please post sometime.....
Joined: 29-June 09
Member No.: 69,787
Though I cosplay myself(just barely), I have to agree with the whole cosplay statement. It can be an insult and all the the characters of the anime, but it's a free country. Why can't you dress up? It's fun. You get compliments, You do a little in-character activities; I don't see why people should hate it. If people dislike the cosplay idea, then don't go to places where it happens 100% of the time. Im talking conventions. Pictures. Skits on youtube and whatnot.
Simple: If you don't like it, don't look at it. That's all.
Regretfully, Persons of the female gender are presently unaware of the nature, shape, or form of my genitalia.