People who think telling cosplayers they are “too (adj) to cosplay (character)" is okay can seriously suck it because not every person in the world looks like a fictional video game/anime character, and they don’t have to because cosplaying is about expressing your love for a character, not being a replica of them. The fact that you think you’re in a position at all to tell me who I can and can’t cosplay is hilarious.
Now, kindly, get out.
So last night after the zombie pub crawl, Lauren and I got pulled over because her tags were expired. It’s fantastic to be stopped by cops when you’re dressed as apocalypse survivors, covered in blood and armed with toy weapons.
If I see you at a convention and we are dressed as the same character, I’m going to have to make it a point to say hello. Hell, if you see me I encourage you to say hi.
Yesterday a friend commented on my Mikasa photo and said he couldn’t decide who was better, between me and a mutual acquaintance of ours. He even tagged her by name to the photo, which made the situation even more uncomfortable for the both of us. Don’t choose between cosplayers and don’t compare them, even if it isn’t in your intentions to be cruel.
I was disappointed when I saw a Ymir cosplayer, one whom I quite liked, say in an interview that she gets to "pretend to be a lesbian." And when asked how she prepared for the role she answered, "I watched a lot of porn."
I get that it’s a joke, I do. And this is in no way an attack on the cosplayer as an individual—because what do I know about their background and what they are and aren’t exposed to? They’re also obviously a fan of my OTP (yumikuri) and that’s reason enough to like them, because that’s how fandoms should work. But the statements in that brief interview bothered me just enough to address it here.
And the fact that there were several other things she could have mentioned about Ymir, liking women was all that came up, and that is what gets me the most; because if you remember my post, having your good qualities deemed secondary traits after your sexual preference is a sensitive issue with me.
I guess my point is: People should be more aware of what they’re saying and who their words affect. Because I am a lesbian and if you’re saying watching some porn can help you encapsulate me as a person, then I am deeply, deeply offended.