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View Poll Results: is cosplaying a non-anime/video game/japanese character okay with YOU?
It's okay. Yeah why not? 115 96.64%
Seems okay to me... 4 3.36%
I think it's stupid... 0 0%
I HATE IT!!! 0 0%
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Unread 12-02-2011, 02:41 AM   #16
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Though I can see why soem fans might be getting a bit miffed if they see Batman at their Anime Con.
This is the ONLY problem I have with non-anime cosplay, if you wanna cosplay Batman at Comicon then more power to you! (please dont start up this fight again, just making a personal point)

Otherwise... why not? Now, I am a little annoyed at the people who "cosplay" in what is impossible to tell from street clothes (but then that includes anime: somone with brown hair, no makeup and an over-sized sweater is NOT cosplaying L!)

Of course I'm currently putting together a Rainbow Dash cosplay *points at signature* (also I started "cosplaying" furry/fursuit) so I could be a bit biased...
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Unread 12-05-2011, 02:57 AM   #17
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I think the poll have a "I think you are stupid" option. Seriously what should it matter what other people cosplay as? The idea of dressing up as a character did not originate in japan
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Unread 12-05-2011, 04:16 AM   #18
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Hahah. I *hope* not...cuz my next dozen costumes or so are all Canadian in origin. XP

I actually have many acquaintances who do, for some reason, have some sort of issue with this - i.e. that if you are at an "anime" convention, you should only wear Japanese-related costumes. This is not something I've really ever understood. I expect as anime cons continue to fuse more general overlapping fandoms and mutate into more open-ended sci-fi/fantasy/comic cons, this attitude will become non-existent as well. When I started cosplaying, video game and j-music outfits (all I really did myself) were not even considered in the theme of an anime con...and by now, both are so much the welcomed norm it is not even an issue. Give it a few more years.
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Unread 12-05-2011, 10:01 AM   #19
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This thread appears every couple of months with the same answers. Yes, there are a few whiny people who feel cosplay is some sacred Japanese thing that needs to stay "pure", but they are, again, few (and wrong, as con costuming started in the U.S.). Most of us have done non-Japanese stuff at anime cons because, let's face it, we have other interests too, and we don't want to have to wait for the "appropriate" con to wear them.

The Saturday Doctor Who shoot was the largest photoshoot at ACEN this year, by the way. It dwarfed everything else including Hetalia. Just saying.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 05:15 AM   #20
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I don't see what the big deal is, I cosplay to cons as green lantern and very much enjoyed the marvel/dc gathering at fanime this year. However I can understand why some people may feel that way. Yui brings up a good point about how anime cons can mutate into more open ended sci fi cons/fantasy/ and comic cons and that right there is where the problem lies I think. Take comic con for example. It started out as just a comic book convention. Over time more was added such as comic book tv shows, comic book movies, some anime, etc. Now look at what comic con has become. It has gotten so big that the comic book element seems lost. I get having the actors from Avengers, Green Lantern, Thor, Captain America, etc all be there because its realted to comics but Twilight? Glee? Shameless? Even anime and video game companies have booths there now and if you tried to get tickets this year you know how big comic con is. My point is by allowing different elements into the con over time they took over. I don't have a problem with people wearing One Piece or Naruto costumes to comic con because manga is a comic. I do have a problem with something like Twilight being there and attracting a bunch of non comic book fans to buy tickets. This may sound eletist of me but I beleive a comic book fan actually has more right to go to a con and should be able to buy tickets first.

So I just fear that years down the line a convention like fanime could turn into a convention that has too much non anime stuff going on which just seems wierd. I mean for example if at this years fanime they had a panel for the young justice voice actors and that was the only american cartoon there I would be cool with it. If there were panel for young justice, green lantern, avengers earths mightiest heroes, and Ultimate Spider-Man than that would have me worried a bit.
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Unread 12-10-2011, 03:02 PM   #21
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Why should anime cosplayers be annoyed? They're the main people cosplaying at NON anime conventions.

Double standards suck :/
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Unread 12-10-2011, 05:20 PM   #22
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Most of us have done non-Japanese stuff at anime cons because, let's face it, we have other interests too, and we don't want to have to wait for the "appropriate" con to wear them.
I actually changed my 'con schedual for next year because I'm doing a non-anime cosplay (Rainbow Dash)- going to Dragon*Con instead of AWA...
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Unread 12-10-2011, 06:39 PM   #23
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I actually changed my 'con schedual for next year because I'm doing a non-anime cosplay (Rainbow Dash)- going to Dragon*Con instead of AWA...
You have some personal integrity, power to you. Although, the majority isn't exactly going to share your integrity. Anime conventions that want to succeed will be having 'crossbreeds'.
It seems like your sort of gently putting some implications that others should agree with you, all apologies if what I'm saying seems rude.
Personally, I haven't cosplayed anime in over two years, and go to about 6 anime cons a year. I've been cosplaying webcomic media, because, in my personal integrity, I will cosplay what my heart is set on, not what convention I'm going to.
I just get that heartfelt desire to cosplay a certain character. In my mind, nothing will stop me from doing that, if its in my ability to fulfill my own wishes to make it.
If your annoyed by cosplayers cosplaying Batman to an anime convention, cool. I don't think that person is going to stop though.
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Unread 12-10-2011, 06:53 PM   #24
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You have some personal integrity, power to you. Although, the majority isn't exactly going to share your integrity. Anime conventions that want to succeed will be having 'crossbreeds'.
Oh yes, Spaz and I had a long discussion of this in the "steampunk in my anime con?!" thread in the Steampunk forum. Ideally, yes, everyone should stick to their own cons, but realistically, it's not gonna happen because the cons cant/wont enforce it mostly due to every head in the door is more $$$ in their pocket...

And thank you - I'd be a hypocrite to say "you should only cosplay the subject matter" then do a US cartoon character at an anime con. The only exceptions imo are crossover mediums, such as "Manga" at Comicon, where you can argue that you ARE on-topic...

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It seems like your sort of gently putting some implications that others should agree with you, all apologies if what I'm saying seems rude.
Your slick. Yes, I am implying that. I was trying to be more subtle than usual for me, but clearly I need more practice...

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I've been cosplaying webcomic media,
I so want to see a group cosplay of "Order of the Stick" now... lol

Or, on a more serious note, El Goonish Shive...

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If your annoyed by cosplayers cosplaying Batman to an anime convention, cool. I don't think that person is going to stop though.
I wouldnt ask them to. If somone dressed as Batman were to walk up to me and ask me, I'd openly tell her (bizarely enough I've never seen a male batman cosplay o_O) that I think her costume is X but that she would be more 'in her element' at Comicon or Dragon*Con, etc. I'd never be flat-out rude, but if asked I would politely give my opinion.
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Unread 01-12-2012, 05:03 PM   #25
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I think anyone that close-minded wouldn't necessarily be my friend. :P
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Unread 01-16-2012, 12:59 AM   #26
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its great to hear all the different comments about it! thanks for all of you who were capable of giving your opinion without being a complete jerk...

I myself do not care either. My reason for asking was because of certain con's where panels and events are limited to cosplays related to anime, games and japanese culture. I personally love seeing animated characters as cosplays but also there are super cool characters based on films and live-action things, etc.
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Unread 02-28-2012, 05:31 AM   #27
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I don't see a problem with it. I love seeing a batman cosplay. Got a great cosplay group last year at my local con tokyo in tulsa. It was batman, robin, poison ivy, the joker and a robber. It was awesome. But my con is like a video game, comic, anime, everythign including steampunk and bounty hunters con. Lol I loved it.

I personally don't see anything wrong with it. I love it and my mom loves seeing pictures of people dressing up as her favorite superheroes.

We also had a doctor who group...my gf screamed and got pictures of them.
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Unread 06-26-2012, 11:34 AM   #28
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Dude, I wish my country do more American games/cartoons/comics or movie/tv characters

you havent seen my country cosplays... THEY ONLY DO VOCALOIDS and ONLY JAPANESE CHARACTERS... ITS DRIVES ME INSANE! QAQ

only me and a very small bunch of friends does american stuff...
made me so sad how narrow minded the cosplayers in my country...sigh
so be grateful that your country have more variety...
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Unread 07-02-2012, 06:45 AM   #29
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its great to hear all the different comments about it! thanks for all of you who were capable of giving your opinion without being a complete jerk...

I myself do not care either. My reason for asking was because of certain con's where panels and events are limited to cosplays related to anime, games and japanese culture. I personally love seeing animated characters as cosplays but also there are super cool characters based on films and live-action things, etc.
Exactly; it's the panels and events that set the theme of a con. It doesn't matter if everyone dresses up as stormtroopers or if nobody cosplays at all, and it doesn't matter how many posters of Doctors or Avengers are up for sale in the artists' alley. And some people can only go to one convention a year or are just hanging out with friends. If there's some kind of impromptu Homestuck vs. TF2 vs. ponies danceoff in the lobby (and nobody's breaking any rules), I say let 'em have their fun like everyone else, because that's what we're all here for anyway.

I'm pretty biased though, since it'll be a couple years before I think I'll be skilled enough to pull off any of the anime or game characters I like. And my girlfriend's crossplayed guys in suits a few years running because it's not too complicated and she hates showing skin, which limits her Japanese options (at least as far as stuff I know she likes) to Turks until she breaks the habit.

Hmm, although she does really love the Turks...

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Unread 07-03-2012, 11:39 PM   #30
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I hate when people cosplay comic books characters and non-anime costumes. This is an ANIME CON, GET WITH IT



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