Originally Posted by Alice MacLeod
I am a transgender MtF and cosplay is the only way I feel safe in society at the moment. Without it I would go insane. I learned at my first con this year people didn't treat me differently like they do in society. I was like everyone else a part of a big family and it felt really weird. I am not use to that. In fact I had comments about my alice cosume which kinda scared me lol I was not expecting that one bit. I came from a family of heavy abuse so I am not use to people being nice at all actually.
I know how you feel! I´m a transgender myself as well, but the other way around. Cons are the place where I feel that I can be who I am
to be, without being judged for something that I am not
. Like many do outside cons, at least I feel it´s like that. I´m so glad that many people at cons are really open to HBT persons (I know several who is themselves) even if there is always gonna be haters, but just ignore them
. By the way, my closest friends are congoers as well (or I met them at cons for the first time) so I really love how nice and warm people are at cons. I was surprised myself after seeing how happy and open minded many of these people are! I started to open up my real self at cons thanks to the wonderful friends I´ve gotten.
I hope you get treated the way you want at cons and enjoy yourself in cosplay (yes, I see it as cosplay if you´re mentally the gender that you´re cosplaying, I view it that way. I don´t see myself crossplaying when I pull off guys since I´m a FtM).
If you have further questions or just want to chat with someone, need help or just want share your thoughts about something, throw me a PM and I´ll be there.
Take care and be safe!