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Unread 01-13-2013, 05:59 AM   #19906
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Sudden out-of-the-blue waves of cosplay insecurity.
This. But I follow a motto adapted from one of my favorite characters "Just close your eyes and run forward"

Also another one of mine:
Incredibly intricate props or costumes that will take a LOT of work and the details are so perfect that any mistake will stick out like a sore thumb (and double for certain weapons that you can actually buy live reproductions for cheep (but cant be taken to cons because they ARE live, like swords))
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Unread 01-13-2013, 02:22 PM   #19907
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my big peeve is that if you like a certain series your deemed a weeaboo, for fucks sake i don't think im Japanese at all >.>
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Unread 01-13-2013, 02:37 PM   #19908
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Being all prepped to work on something, then discover that there's a small crowd in The Cave playing Super Smash Brothers. One cannot work in such an environment. One always finds oneself being drawn into the brawl.
...Hah, pun.
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Unread 01-13-2013, 09:00 PM   #19909
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my big peeve is that if you like a certain series your deemed a weeaboo, for fucks sake i don't think im Japanese at all >.>
At least your not an "Immature F**ot" like a lot of us who like MLP:FiM are called... though this is at least reduced (though sadly not eliminated) at cons...
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Unread 01-13-2013, 09:33 PM   #19910
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Cutting fabric.

I'm not kidding. I start hyperventilating every time I gotta cut fabric because if I mess up it's a costly mistake.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 12:05 AM   #19911
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When a particular ribbon you're using for trim on something runs out and you go to get more only to fond out it has been DISCONTINUED. *ALL THE TABLE FLIPS* I though 3 spools would have been more than enough, but nooooooo. Ugh...
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Unread 01-14-2013, 09:52 AM   #19912
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Cutting fabric.

I'm not kidding. I start hyperventilating every time I gotta cut fabric because if I mess up it's a costly mistake.
Get into zen mode, mate. You are the fabric. You are the scissors.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 02:24 PM   #19913
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When patterns take ages to arrive, and I've got the fabric and everything all ready to go, and my fingers are itching. And the tracking number's not been updated for two weeks, so for all I know it'll take another two ages to get here.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 05:08 PM   #19914
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I don't like ranting but I'm going to, if my client sees this I apologize in advance.
I hate when people contact me about commissions. Agree on a price. Send me the money and then a few days later (after I've either spent the money or transferred it to my bank account
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I have 3 major costumes I'm working on right now and I just spend all of my savings on college. So all my commissions money goes twords my costumes. Now, after this refund, my bank account is going to be in the red...
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Unread 01-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #19915
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Party. store. wigs.

I showed my mom a really nice wig I want for my Luxray cosplay (it's $22), and she said that if she couldn't come up with the money for it (she doesn't get paid anytime between now and the 26th (when my con is)), that she's going to go to Party City, and buy me a wig from there.

I turned and said "HELL NO." Okay, I didn't say that, but I said, "NO, party store wigs are TERRIBLE quality, mother. I told you that." "But you'll only be wearing it this one time..." "But if I'm going to be wearing it this one time (well we'll see about that) then shouldn't I make sure it looks good?"

Party. store. wigs.

They're ugly. They're bright/shiny. They shed like monsters. They're cheep. They're overall not worth it. Many a times have I heard the very, very, few cosplayers at my school say, "I'm going to get a wig from Party City because others are too much money!"

NO.

If you can't get a GOOD wig, then honestly you're better off not using one at all. Or even better, just pay the extra ten goddamn bucks!

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Unread 01-14-2013, 07:18 PM   #19916
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Just to be fair, one november I actually saw a wig from PartyCity's most expensive line (normally like $50) marked down to almost nothing on clearance and decided to get it for trots and giggles. While it could obviously be better, it *was* _decent_ quality. With enough TLC it could have worked, but unfortunately the colors dont match any character I have an interest in doing... but quality was acceptable (not great just acceptable) though for the same price or less you can order a far higher-quality wig so *shrug*
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Unread 01-14-2013, 07:38 PM   #19917
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When people say they'er interested in something you're selling, and never get back to you.

I'm selling a few wigs, and a few people have expressed interest in buying them. I had one person ready to send me the money for it. Well when I went to contact the potential buyers to see if they were still interested, no one got back to me. Never got any payment or anything. I contacted them multiple numbers of times, asking if there was a problem with paypal, or were they waiting to get paid and nothing. Look if you aren't interested in the wig any more, tell me! Cause all you're doing is making me hold something that I could sell to someone who is actually interested in buying it! I'm not going to get offended if you don't want to buy it, just let me know.

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Unread 01-14-2013, 09:21 PM   #19918
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^I agree~ and expanding on that~^
I can't stand it when someone asks me to put something I am selling on hold, and multiple people express interest in the item. Of course~ it being on hold~ I have to turn down the offers. And when the person I have it on hold for never gets back to me~ I get pretty angry!
I have had several people on this very site, ask for an on sale item to be put on hold, don't come back for weeks (one case months). Coming back only to ask for ANOTHER item to be put on hold. While saying nothing about the last item. I no longer allow holds without money down first hmmm ono

This counts right XD I have never had this problem with non-cosplayers.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #19919
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Just to be fair, one november I actually saw a wig from PartyCity's most expensive line (normally like $50) marked down to almost nothing on clearance and decided to get it for trots and giggles. While it could obviously be better, it *was* _decent_ quality. With enough TLC it could have worked, but unfortunately the colors dont match any character I have an interest in doing... but quality was acceptable (not great just acceptable) though for the same price or less you can order a far higher-quality wig so *shrug*
Hmmm.
I hear some people use party store wigs for cutting/styling practice and/or scrap wigs and I think that's okay, but I shudder everyime I see a photo of a cosplayer when one of those shiny monstrosities on their head. e_e
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Unread 01-16-2013, 02:58 PM   #19920
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my pet peeve....people who do shoddy work on their cosplays and get praised for it (even commissioned) meanwhile i work freakin' hard to make my cosplays the best they can be without cutting corners, and i get nothing...

maybe i am blowing it out of proportion...but when i take the time to do things right and they hot glue their stuff together...and hot glue their commissioned work together...it makes me mad!
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