Originally Posted by Angelx624
Sometimes I really miss Hetalia. Not so much the fandom, save for my friends I've met through it. ;u; I've met some great people through Hetalia, and try to ignore the bad people. :x But it seems the fandom isn't as bad as it used to be?? I've been skeptical about it, still.
I used to cosplay France mainly, I've also done Poland once, as well. ^^ Hopefully someday I can cosplay from it again. Still have my France cosplays. >< Just skeptical about cosplaying from Hetalia again. ._." But I shouldn't let anything stop me. >:V
I feel you. I have met a good friend through it as well and like you, I don't miss the fandom at all (I actually despise it!). I have no idea how the fandom is today but it should have calmed down a bit, or so I hope. But then again, the series have gotten new seasons in the recent years, so it might be on its way up again or already is. However, I think the loudest fans have moved on and found something new to go on about, along with those go-after-the-trend peeps. But it wouldn't surprise me if the fans who really like Hetalia
are still into it (just like serious/big fans of any series would be) be it good or bad fans. Going after my Hetalia
cosplay experiences during the past years, it seems fairly calm up here in Sweden/Finland to cosplay from it. Obviously I can't speak for other nations, as it might look completely different somewhere else. If you go to a con cosplaying as a Hetalia
character, care to keep me informed through PM? I'd be interested in comparing and sharing information of the experiences.
Regarding you cosplaying from Hetalia
; If you like the character(s) enough, just do it! Just because you cosplay from something with -sadly- a bad fandom/reputation, doesn't mean you're a part of/or support that fandom. People will assume that cosplayers are into the fandom (many are) but that's far from the truth as well. We all decide what type of fans we are and want to be. If you happen to find yourself in an uncomfortable group/situation during a con just walk away or speak your mind, if you have to. Oh and when it comes to your France cosplay - I'd be happy to see more photos of it, it's looking good hey!