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TomiLovely
01-12-2011, 07:00 PM
I'm currently planning a Schrodinger cosplay, and I've seen a few comments around about the swastika... I guess this is more of a census. Should I include the swastika, or would that be disrespectful? What are your thoughts, cosplay.com?

kracken29
01-12-2011, 08:25 PM
It would better I think to leave out the swastika. A lot of cons actually wouldn't allow them, and it would be best to replace it with a kitty face or something else, or even a box with a cross inside. More than anything else I think, in most places it is considered disrespectful.

HidingintheMist
01-12-2011, 10:58 PM
In the end, I think its all up to you. A lot of people would find it disrespectful with the swastika, and some fans of the series might dislike it if you don't have it(I'm a fan of the series, but I honestly couldn't care either way). I think no matter what you do, it'll be fine as long as you use some discretion with it. I've seen some Schrodinger cosplayers have it, but they take it off when outside the convention center, or take it off if a con employee asks them to.

You could go with what Kracken said though, and edit it. That would be easier.

TomiLovely
01-13-2011, 02:10 AM
It would better I think to leave out the swastika. A lot of cons actually wouldn't allow them, and it would be best to replace it with a kitty face or something else, or even a box with a cross inside. More than anything else I think, in most places it is considered disrespectful.

That's what I was thinking, just using a different symbol. It's way too risky using it, but yeah... A lot of die-hard fans might be like "YOU AREN'T HONORING THE CHARACTER"... On top of that... I'd have to take a train to the convention center, and people around here aren't too knowledgeable about cosplay... They might think I'm... like... a neo-nazi... or something.

Thank you! You're right.

TomiLovely
01-13-2011, 02:12 AM
In the end, I think its all up to you. A lot of people would find it disrespectful with the swastika, and some fans of the series might dislike it if you don't have it(I'm a fan of the series, but I honestly couldn't care either way). I think no matter what you do, it'll be fine as long as you use some discretion with it. I've seen some Schrodinger cosplayers have it, but they take it off when outside the convention center, or take it off if a con employee asks them to.

You could go with what Kracken said though, and edit it. That would be easier.

I think... yeah... I'll just edit it. Use a different symbol. It's way too risky... I think I'll make two armbands. One with the swastika for the photoshoot, and then another for the con. *nods*

Thanks! OTL You two really helped.

HidingintheMist
01-13-2011, 02:15 AM
I think... yeah... I'll just edit it. Use a different symbol. It's way too risky... I think I'll make two armbands. One with the swastika for the photoshoot, and then another for the con. *nods*

Thanks! OTL You two really helped.

I like that idea. x3
And I'd love to see pictures of your cosplay when it's finished.

TomiLovely
01-13-2011, 06:51 PM
I like that idea. x3
And I'd love to see pictures of your cosplay when it's finished.

'Course! It'll be completely finished... I'm HOPING before September. Plenty of time, I know. But I procrastinate so much like you wouldn't believe. :3

HidingintheMist
01-14-2011, 01:20 AM
'Course! It'll be completely finished... I'm HOPING before September. Plenty of time, I know. But I procrastinate so much like you wouldn't believe. :3

Oh, I think I can believe it. After all, I'm quite the procrastinator myself.

MissFelis
02-21-2011, 04:38 PM
I went ahead and used an iron cross instead of a swastika. (This was also an issue I spent a lot of time thinking about...I love the character, but wasn't comfortable wearing a swastika around Baltimore, haha). Also, outside of the con I wore a long trench coat to cover up the armband and the shirt so that I could do things like walk to my car without getting beaten up :P Making two arm bands sounds like a smart idea if you want to be true to the character, but I've honestly never had fans give me any trouble about wearing the iron cross in lieu of the swastika. Anyways, good luck with the costume!