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Unread 06-08-2010, 04:53 PM   #2
Mesoian
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(Edit for old memes) "It's more likely than you think".

Popularity is a hell of a thing.

On one hand, I can understand why people would have a problem with it. It's not of japanese origin, it has very little to do with anime at all, you'd be hard pressed to find examples of it.

But it's popular, and it does extend the medium of costuming. But Fashion is fashion. And while you may have a grude about it, consider this, if steam punk is in now, then perhaps cyberpunk/goth will be in next year, and things will become more open until everything is allowed. Whether you're for or against the sanctity of cosplay, that is the way things work now a days.

Furthermore, whether it fits or not, people will still do it. I see cybergoth at anime cons, cosplay at comic cons, comic costumes at regular concerts, you see everything everywhere if you pay enough attention. It's because, at the end of the day, you're supposed to be doing it for the fun, not to redefine the rules. Redefining the rules comes along when people see its fun in follow in your footsteps.

So don't worry about it so much.
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