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Unread 02-12-2013, 05:42 AM   #20011
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When someone keeps pestering you about making a super-detailed cosplays for him/er, when you both know that s/he can't afford to pay for them. I'm too nice to point out the glaringly obvious and s/he's too proud to admit it.

Which leads to an increasingly awkward game of where s/he goes: "Since I'm spending so much money on it, it has to be PERFECT." And then goes over every single detail with a fine-toothed comb, asking how much each part will be and could you possibly do a shortcut here or there to save money, but still have it PERFECT?

Eventually, I figure s/he's given up, but then... "Hey! I found a costume that might be cheaper! How much for this super-detailed cosplay?" And the game starts again.

*sigh* If you're going to be so nitpicky over something AND are so concerned about price, maybe you need to learn to sew and make it yourself?
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Unread 02-12-2013, 08:19 PM   #20012
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Having all this motivation to work on a cosplay, but not having any of the materials to actually start it. I'm super excited to start on a cosplay, but I don't have any of the fabric for it yet. Hurry up and have a sale on the fabric that I need, Hancocks! (; ̄Д ̄)


Which brings me to my other pet peeve~ finally getting all the materials you need, but losing all your motivation to work on it. Thank goodness the con isn't til April. ( ~ 。~ )
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Unread 02-15-2013, 12:28 PM   #20013
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Siblings thinking it is okay to take cosplay supplies without asking. >_<

My 8 year old sister decided by herself it was a-okay to use some fabric from my stash. Fabric I was planning on using for artwork Morgiana. Fabric I had only enough left that I could make the top with. Ugh.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 01:08 PM   #20014
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Having my sewing room in the unfinished, drafty basement of the house. I want to work on my Cosplay, and my current project is so close to being completed. Like, it'll take me 3 hours of sitting down and just sewing it.

But it's 30 degrees outside, and only about 50-60 in the basement. Even with my space heater, the thought of going down into the freezing basement makes me cringe, and lose all motivation to work. Arg.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 08:08 PM   #20015
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I think my biggest pet peeve about cosplaying is all the slut shamers who participate in it.

People have every right to make a costume as "skanky" as they want. It isn't your place to judge people for how much skin they decide to show (unless it's obscene and they wear it in public, where there could be children and such around). And I've met so many cosplayers who look down on other cosplayers for deciding to interpret their character in a slightly different way.

A cosplay that shows skin is just as good as a cosplay that doesn't

what matters is the level of creativity involved, not how "skanky" you perceive the costume to be
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Unread 02-16-2013, 03:35 PM   #20016
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Having nothing to work on.
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Unread 02-16-2013, 08:03 PM   #20017
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I really hate that "costume-y" fabric people use. It looks a bit shiny and it thin and flimsy, and it makes your handmade costume look like it was bought as Party City. I would understand if it was cheaper, but it's actually more expensive then the better looking plain cotton fabrics!
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Unread 02-16-2013, 09:45 PM   #20018
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Having nothing to work on.
This. I made a solid cosplay plan a couple of days ago for what I would shoot for this year, and am totally ready to work on it, but I can't because of money and my constant fight on what to work on first (wig for a character I'm not doing until June, or a plushie for a character I'm doing in May. I say wig because there's no telling whether it'll go out of stock or not, but at the same time I want to work in chronological order.)

At the moment..not having a costume for a certain character. I'm getting a lot of cool props by the coincidence of I like things that will work for Ciel, but I don't have a full costume I can use to do a cool photoshoot. D:
Also...wanting to do photoshoots but being miles from photographers who would do decent shots without charging ridiculous prices. All I want in life, man ;-;
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Unread 02-16-2013, 10:18 PM   #20019
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Cosplay deadline coming up but allergies are acting up and I don't want to disinfect all my cosplay stuff again... So more rush jobs T_T~

Also, awkward group photoshoots where the only character missing is the main character. Can't help it much though since I can't shove random person into a cosplay...
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Unread 02-16-2013, 10:27 PM   #20020
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Boobs. Boobs are my peeve right now.
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Unread 02-16-2013, 10:43 PM   #20021
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Boobs. Boobs are my peeve right now.
Boobs do suck, yeah.

Way too many characters I want to do, way too little time and money. Between the 3 I had planned previously and the now surprise addition of Oyama (damn you, AngelBeats!), I'm increasing my plans but decreasing my already limited time and money.

Why must this infinite loop be so cruel?!
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Unread 02-17-2013, 02:32 AM   #20022
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poastin just cuz 1337 pagezssss. xD lol.......
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Unread 02-17-2013, 11:43 AM   #20023
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my current peeve..Detangling long wigs.
Damn it Ririchiyo.
I want to take pictures with you but every time I have to spend 15+ minutes getting tangles out..I know there are solutions to this but I don't have the money or skills to spend on them right now.

Also..sister taking my cosplay stuff. She decided she would use the detangler I use for Chiyo for her own hair. All I can say is if she ends up using it up or taking it off to college with her, she's paying to replace it and any other stuff she steals. I can only hope she hasn't used the comb I use on my wigs while I wasn't looking since I accidentally left it out.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 11:50 AM   #20024
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Weather being too cold to spray paint. >_<

This is all I can do in terms of cosplay related things for now and I can't do it and it is annoying me so much...
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Unread 02-17-2013, 01:03 PM   #20025
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I want to buy everything. The yen is weaker now than it has been all last year, so *everything* is tempting me.
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