Originally Posted by 2DLogic
I totally understand reasons for declining photos, have done so myself, but is it really that big of a deal if someone snaps a picture anyway?
Since you're in a public forum they didn't have to ask in the first place, its just a courtesy. If that's the photo she wants to take then let her, its her loss that it won't look as good as it could have had they waited till the cosplayer was ready.
Um, yeah it's a big deal. It's completely rude, for one. And like Mangochutney said, it's really disrespectful to ignore someone's answer, especially if someone asked in the first place! Not to mention it shows your lack of social awareness, and if you can't take no for an answer you probably shouldn't be there anyways.