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Unread 03-29-2011, 02:51 AM   #61
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I'm pretty neutral about nudity, having seen a lot of "artistic nudity" in my life. I think that photo is actually quite tasteful. They're just bums, and panty shots are a part of Rosario. It's just a tribute to the series.

Also, I think there's a difference between "Back-Panty Shots", "Front-Panty Shots" and "Spread-Panty Shots". Panty shots where their legs are spread wide open tend to be way more tasteless than panty shots of bums, or a skirt flying up in the wind and things like that.

I might do panty shots in a private photoshoot if I thought it was something that might relate to the character, like a shot of Mio's panties showing, because that actually happens in K-On, and she's kind of thought of as the moe character.

Also, I would never slut-shame someone for showing their bodies in cosplay, especially when it's something as trivial as showing off no more than would be shown on a beach. Not everyone is going to see your picture as some sort of dirty photo a 14-year-old would keep under his mattress. A lot of people (like me) will appreciate the photo as an artistic choice.

Though spreading your legs wide open and snapping a shot with your eyesight camera is another story. I think the key thing to do is be sure the photo is high quality, and that the panty shot is an element (maybe even the focal element) without being the entire point of the picture. Don't just take a picture of your butt. Take a picture of yourself, and your butt showing may be a part of that.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 05:29 AM   #62
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If both parties are consenting, go for it. (Though personally, I find it a little tasteless.)

But I have seen instances where consenting to such things WILL get you kicked out. At one con, one girl was deliberately bending over tables in the dealer's room so pervs at the con would take pictures of her butt. One of the staff ended up pulling her aside and told her to either change or leave the con. She was genuinely shocked that people took offense.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 08:59 AM   #63
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if ur fine with it then its ok. Me personally its too much if i do that.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 09:22 AM   #64
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Wathever, i understand ppl doing that if they are cosplaying HSTD or Panty and Stocking, but i still feel weird if i'm at one place and someones is having their undies photographed willingly XD
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Unread 03-29-2011, 01:22 PM   #65
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Panty shot attention whoring ITS OVER 9,000!
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Unread 03-29-2011, 02:15 PM   #66
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Technically, I have no problem with it if the girl consents to it and is cool with photos of her barely-covered ass ending up all over the internet.

Free speech, censorship and all that.

But I, personally, don't like the very idea of it. I feel that not only is it pandering, attention-seeking "acting out" behavior, I find it the objectification of oneself. This can lead to being slut-shamed, which sucks.

There's a line between being sexy and objectifying oneself.


I also don't particularly find this sort of thing "artistic" either. Artistic nudes are one thing. Panty shots, in MY opinion, are another, which I don't care to explain at the moment.

But, hey, if you (the general "you." Like "y'all." No one in specific) want to show your panties to a bunch of nameless, faceless people all over an anime convention, or the internet itself, by all means, don't let me stop you.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 03:10 PM   #67
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Don't mind them, if all parties are consenting then I don't see why not. Not my thing, though.
Especially not my thing if pervs are fapping over them later.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 04:56 PM   #68
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Unread 03-29-2011, 05:23 PM   #69
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i personally agree with all the people saying that permission should be asked first, well, unless the girl flat-out goes into a panty-shot pose.
on another note, i think it also has to do with the series and a given character of choice. If, say, it's a honda tohru cosplayer, obviously there was never anything canon with that kind of stuff, so i would view it as obscene if anybody did it, or even asked for it. on a counter, if somebody is cosplaying as kanu from ikkitousen, the exact almost always holds true.
what i think it comes down to, is that a girl needs to pick her cosplays carefully. i'm not saying everybody has to do it, but a girl really into her character will do these kinda shots if it's in her character or happens in the series. Some series... that's just how they roll.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 05:48 PM   #70
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I'm a bit of a perve (just sat through a CSI episode because Dita Von Tease was in it) but I would be against shots like this. Needless, and slightly disturbing. You don't know who could be taking/looking at these pictures.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 05:53 AM   #71
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Panties in cosplay photos tends to be a very delicate and emotional subject.

I had one of my photos criticized in a forum for being in poor taste, but the photo shoot was done with the model's permission, and I showed her all the photos, with the option of deleting any she did not like. I was not going for a panty shot, but her bikini bottoms showed during a spin I had her do. For me, it was about the action of her turning in battle, with a sword in her hand. For some, it was a panty shot. I got mostly support for the image being fine.

The image shown by AkariUnryuu seems edgy and, perhaps innappropriate at first glance, but the caption explained they were all in on it. Perhaps, it is just a matter of showing it in the right venue, where adults are the target audience, or as long as it's within the rules of the website it is posted in.

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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:12 AM   #72
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I think as long as you know where the camera is going and are cool with what it's capturing, anything is fair game.

If you want to get naked and roll in a vat of twinkies and have someone photograph that: go right ahead. Cosplay however ya damn well please. Life's too short to pass up on twinkies because someone else might say something mean about you.

Though personally, I'd hold off on the fanservice until you're old enough to have developed the sort of judgement and foresight you need to keep stuff like that from negatively affecting your career and personal life if mishandled or misunderstood.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 04:25 PM   #73
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Unread 03-31-2011, 11:03 PM   #74
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Nope nope nope. Never liked the whole, underwear shot thing. Not even in animes.
If people want to take underwear shots, and they have permission, thats ok, but I still don't like it.
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Unread 05-22-2011, 12:10 AM   #75
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Just tacky and tasteless, just like seeing people inappropriately snog each other in a public event just because they like yaoi/yuri and those characters (regardless of it making sense.) The only times I could see it being okay is when it's truly innocent (not "oops I fell over *blush* don't rape me, tee hee" innocent) but closed legs, bloomers, spinning in the wind. Something graceful, not feeding into the pervs.
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