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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.....
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QUOTE (Schnabeltier @ May 30 2011, 11:26 AM)
I'm fairly indifferent to cosplay, I get that it's people's personal brand of fun and, well, different strokes for different folks. I just dislike the culture associated with cosplay. Certain people can be rude, as far as I know, and feel that them being "in character" is a justification for harassing or being obnoxious towards other people who aren't involved. Then there's entitlement and plain old popularity getting to people's heads. Then again, not everyone is like this, and you find these kinds of people everywhere.
Yeah that's true....I mean I cosplay Envy but that doesn't mean I should start to actually be really mean to people.
Also, yeah I don't think it's so good when people claim to be the "best" cosplayer of a certain character. In my case I just know my cosplay is good which I base on the fact that I've had a lot of positive compliments(not from me just thinking it's good, there is justification behind it due to the reaction I've had from many people) and I do think that people should be able to have a bit of pride in their cosplay....but there is a fine line between that and acting arrogant.
Whenever someone claims to be the best cosplayer of a certain character.....
If people want to come up to me and tell me I'm the best Envy they have ever seen that is their choice and I'll take the compliment but I will never truly think that I actually am the best. It's just arrogant to go down that path. Besides who's to say that everyone who told me that has even seen every other Envy cosplay that exists? They probably haven't.