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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%
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Unread 11-09-2011, 08:26 AM   #1
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Non-anime/video game/japanese cosplays! annoying?

Hey ya'll.
I know of alot of people who think that outside cosplays are annoying and should not be done. This includes like American films, traditional comic books, etc.
What are your thoughts?

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Unread 11-09-2011, 08:56 AM   #2
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Cosplay is cosplay. Limiting myself to just one type of media from just one country is just stupid. Why can't I make costumes from movies and TV shows and whatnot?
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Unread 11-09-2011, 08:58 AM   #3
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It doesn't bother me at all.

In fact, my best friend makes one of the best 10th Doctor's I've ever seen.

Why limit yourself to a certain media, anyway? If you want to cosplay it, then do it!
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Unread 11-09-2011, 09:40 AM   #4
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Not at all! Why would they be annoying?
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Unread 11-09-2011, 11:11 AM   #5
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Honestly? The first I ever experienced of cosplay was people dressing up as characters from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings so even before I decided to try it myself, I've never seen it as something that's exclusive to any particular media. The more the merrier, I say.
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Unread 11-09-2011, 12:17 PM   #6
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Why should it, considering cosplay pre-dates anime, manga, and video games?

The more annoying thing for me is when conventions have a rule for their main masquerade contest being restricted to just anime, manga, and Japanese video game characters, leaving only the hall cosplay for all of the other outfits, even if the best outfit at the entire convention is not of Japanese origin. :^\
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Unread 11-10-2011, 09:31 PM   #7
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Definitely not a problem with me. I know people that have problems with me because I am working on Homestuck cosplays; and Homestuck, not being a manga or anime or anything from Japan, is hated by some of my friends. So I'm out of the loop a bit.
I know the term was coined from Japan, but there's so much more to cosplaying than just anime and manga and video games! I have seen really awesome cartoon cosplays and movie cosplays and I don't think that cosplaying something that isn't of Japanese origin shouldn't stop people from doing what they want to do.
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Unread 11-16-2011, 08:00 AM   #8
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I personally love non-anime cosplays-- while I've heard a smart arsed comment or two I usually ignore it; because as a majority people will react happily to you like they would anyone else.
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Unread 11-18-2011, 09:13 PM   #9
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I like seeing all kinds of cosplays done personally. Though I can see why soem fans might be getting a bit miffed if they see Batman at their Anime Con. Though for them to get really uptight about it eh.. not so much.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 10:44 AM   #10
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To be honest, most things I cosplay are of non-Japanese origin. I think it's annoying when people get annoyed at non-Japanese cosplays. :/
I mean, really, now. At the last con I went to, the absolute best cosplays there were Disney characters, Tim Burton characters, Homestuck characters, Doctor Who, etc.
Cosplay is universal; if you want to cosplay someone from an anime, go for it. From a Disney movie, go for it. But putting others down or not acknowledging them just because they're not cosplaying someone from Japan is ridiculous.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 11:10 AM   #11
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I don't think it's annoying, cosplaying non-anime is still cosplay
I don't see a reason to be annoyed by non-anime, non-videogame, non-manga cosplays
xD But this is just my opinion
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Unread 11-20-2011, 11:20 AM   #12
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I've never met anybody who had an actual problem with it. The only people I've ever heard complain about it do so online, and they're almost always quite young and new to the hobby or poorly-adjusted and overly judgemental on other subjects too.

Thinking that all costumes must be from Japanese media is just such a silly idea that I ignore it entirely.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 02:35 PM   #13
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That's weird as it's often said cosplay started with Star Trek. I'm not sure if that's accurate though.

If you're talking about these cosplays at anime conventions, well if it bothers you look the other way. It's still odd as a lot of anime cons these days are holding panels for non-anime/video game subjects.
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Unread 12-02-2011, 01:57 AM   #14
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So we should all just cosplay in crappy store bought Naruto costumes....

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Unread 12-02-2011, 02:22 AM   #15
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I have no problems with it; cosplay is cosplay no matter what the source the character is from. If someone enjoys it then who am I to say otherwise?
I find it kinda refreshing actually to see a Legolas or Superman wandering around in the sea of anime characters.
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