Originally Posted by Zaiten
So I work at a sports bar style restaurant. Today was the Texans vs Pats, I think. I saw so many people wearing strange wigs, face paint, and other odd football fan stuff. I stared for a moment and went.. these are the type of people who call me stupid for cosplaying? What the hell is this, then?
Strangely enough, when I used to go upstate to Otakon to visit, some years would have a certain sports game scheduled in the same downtown area. It was mainly the male sports fans (even more so the older ones who tended to drink more than they should) that would make ill remarks about cosplayers or make passes at the ones walking around the area, going to their hotels, and going to the convention center. Seeing your comment, Zaiten, reminded me of those past years and made me wonder just why some people (not all) find cosplay weird and/or don't act respectfully toward cosplayers when some fans dress or body paint themselves for whatever sports gathering.