is it a big deal? Probably not. But if you're going to disregard the cosplayer anyway, why make a pretense of having manners.
I've had people tell me no for photos, and while sometimes a reason doesn't seem obvious, if a person says no, you should respect that. I've said no a few times, usually because I was running late for something.
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Upcoming Cosplays: Cassandra de Rolo (Critical Role) / Princess Allura (Voltron Legendary Defender / Cassandra Cillian (The Librarians) / Susan Sto-Helit (The Hogfather) / Alibaba (Magi)