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Unread 07-22-2013, 03:03 PM   #21001
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This is more along the lines of a convention pet peeve...but the lame-ass, awkward questions and failed attempts at cleverness that happen in panels. Seriously, I watched a few videos of panels from Comic Con and just cringed. People like that are why geeks as a whole get a bad rap...
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Unread 07-22-2013, 03:09 PM   #21002
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Go down to Sally's Beauty, and buy a pack of wig clips. They're in the bulk hair/ weave section. You can sew them into the front hariline and back hairline of your wigs (they're like $3 for about 10 if I remember correctly). They're essentially little combs that snap shut, and they work wonders. My friends Lizzie and Robyn both have the same problem, and I've fit Robyn's hair into a wig as short as this using wig clips:
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(She's the blonde, in case you couldn't tell).
Her hair at the time was mid back length, incredibly thick, wiry and very, VERY poofy.
Oh my goodness no one has ever told me about these! Thank you!! It sounds like she has my hair exactly x_X. By the way do these work with wig caps?
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Unread 07-22-2013, 03:29 PM   #21003
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Oh my goodness no one has ever told me about these! Thank you!! It sounds like she has my hair exactly x_X. By the way do these work with wig caps?
Yes, they do. They work best with the netted kind, but work perfectly well with both.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 04:17 PM   #21004
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This is more along the lines of a convention pet peeve...but the lame-ass, awkward questions and failed attempts at cleverness that happen in panels. Seriously, I watched a few videos of panels from Comic Con and just cringed. People like that are why geeks as a whole get a bad rap...
Thank you for putting this into words. I love attending Q&A type panels for voice actors I like at conventions, but sometimes the fangirls/boys requesting them to say their catchphrases and all of the awkward or totally inappropriate questions make me consider just going to autograph signings unless they're a very specific person I want to see. It makes me cringe when I hear it on video, it makes me ashamed when it's from a group at a panel I'm with..it just isn't good. It's all about delivery and timing when it comes to jokes, people, and if you're unsure about it, don't do it.

Cosplay pet peeve: wig sellers having horribly improper color for wigs, such as the shadows on a character's hair being a darker color on the wig itself. Looking at you, Lucaille. I don't like this.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 04:24 PM   #21005
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Cosplay pet peeve: wig sellers having horribly improper color for wigs, such as the shadows on a character's hair being a darker color on the wig itself. Looking at you, Lucaille. I don't like this.
I agree.
When I bought the first Canada wig from the site I bought the outfit from, when I got it, it was by all leaps and bounds better suited for say...Italy. The wig was supposed to be blonde, and I got a rather ridiculously dark brown. At least it was useable for something else and I was able to find another wig that turned out to be ungodly perfect(damn that wig is soooo soft!), so it all panned out in the end.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 07:21 PM   #21006
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This is more along the lines of a convention pet peeve...but the lame-ass, awkward questions and failed attempts at cleverness that happen in panels. Seriously, I watched a few videos of panels from Comic Con and just cringed. People like that are why geeks as a whole get a bad rap...
Amen. I rarely panel because of the potential of a ruined experience, unless it's something I really need to bite the bullet for.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 07:43 PM   #21007
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Likewise with my last peeve, people who don't know how to act around the celebrity guests. I recall a time just sitting around BSing with Aaron Douglas from BSG when another fan came up and nerded out all over the guy. The dude just wanted to hang out and have a few drinks. If you get the rare opportunity to sit down and just shoot the shit with one of the guests and actually enjoy eachother's company, don't ruin it up by fanboying/girling out.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 07:57 PM   #21008
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Likewise with my last peeve, people who don't know how to act around the celebrity guests. I recall a time just sitting around BSing with Aaron Douglas from BSG when another fan came up and nerded out all over the guy. The dude just wanted to hang out and have a few drinks. If you get the rare opportunity to sit down and just shoot the shit with one of the guests and actually enjoy eachother's company, don't ruin it up by fanboying/girling out.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 09:14 PM   #21009
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Mine will always be the night I spent hanging out with Jewel Staite, her now-ex husband and Nicki Clyne. Damn good times, damn good people.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 06:43 AM   #21010
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Right now is waiting for stuff to arrive. I want to start working on something so atleast I'll have something to do but I have to wait until my materials are delivered.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 04:41 PM   #21011
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Got back from Comic Con with a peeve that I'm learning to work through.

Comic-Con and WonderCon I have found, have different views when it comes to taking pictures of cosplayers. At anime cons the majority of people know and understand that you ask before you take a picture of a cosplayer and you come back later if they're eating or on the phone.

Comic-Con... not so much. And it took a conversation with my mother who went to Comic Con for the first time for me to figure it out. She had never seen me in Cosplay at a con before, so she wanted to check it out.

My dad started snapping away at a few cosplayers and my sister practically snatched the camera out of his hands telling him to ask first. My mother asked why my sister was getting so angry about "Well, you all are dressed up, so you want your pictures taken right? So what's the problem?" I tried to explain it as best that I could, but she didn't seem to fully understand it until we were sitting down and eating and people would walk right on by and snap a picture of me. After the fifth or sixth time she was getting more annoyed then I was and I couldn't help but laugh.

Later on, I spoke to a friend of mine who has been cosplaying at Comic-Con far longer then I have and she told me that you need to go into SDCC with a different mindset then anime cons. She goes in expecting to get a photographed no matter what she's doing so she just makes sure to sit up a little straighter and offer a friendly reminder that you'll get a nicer photo if you ask. And if all else fails laugh it off and go about your day.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 05:22 PM   #21012
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@Bm-Atticus I know what you mean. Going to New York Comic Con I see the same thing. More people seem to photosnipe then to actually ask. It really is frustrating, and is such a peeve of mine. I made this costume, I want to look good in it, and I'm sure you don't want a picture of me not looking my best.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 06:27 PM   #21013
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This is more along the lines of a convention pet peeve...but the lame-ass, awkward questions and failed attempts at cleverness that happen in panels. Seriously, I watched a few videos of panels from Comic Con and just cringed. People like that are why geeks as a whole get a bad rap...
That reminds me, it's not quite the same but I hate it when people ask the same questions over and over again. I remember when I went to Otakon's closing ceremony every other question was "Why did cost go up?" Did none of you hear it being asked the first ten times? It's also a waste of time for people who actually have a question/something to address.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 04:46 AM   #21014
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My dad started snapping away at a few cosplayers and my sister practically snatched the camera out of his hands telling him to ask first. My mother asked why my sister was getting so angry about "Well, you all are dressed up, so you want your pictures taken right? So what's the problem?"
This is how I address the "ask before taking pictures" etiquette question: "You don't want a picture of a cosplayer doing this." (Pretend to pick my nose.)

Gets the message across pretty well, I think.

One pet peeve that drives me up the wall:

"OMG, con badges cost $80! What happened to the good days when it was only $30 to get in?"

Um... stuff costs money, that's why. The more people attend, the more space you need. The more expensive the insurance gets. The more security needed. The more programming needed. And not all guests will attend a con for free or a little swag.

Geez, if the price of admission is too much for you, just don't go. It's not the end of the world if you decide not to go.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 11:29 AM   #21015
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Right now, all the wigs for this character are horribly inaccurate colors. (It's a light blue that fades into lavender; some put green in there, some do white to dark purple, etc) and the one that is the most accurate color (white/silver into light purple) is a weird style.
Oh my god. This wig is going to be annoying as hell to find. I might just commission it from a wig seller. =^=;
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