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Unread 04-28-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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So I have always crossplayed as I preferred male characters to female characters. now I've found a couple of female characters I really like and want to cosplay. I've been catching some flax from people who are used to seeing me as a male who are "upset" that I am going to cosplay as a female.

I'm not sure why they are so upset since it's my cosplay not theirs. I don't really give a rats behind what they want me to cosplay as.
Now their saying "Oh we'll stop following you" or "we're not going to be your friend any more." Ummm ok that just show how shallow you really are and who much you suck and frankly I don't want someone like that as my "friend".

Has anyone else ever had this kind of problem?
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Unread 04-28-2014, 02:41 PM   #2
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Can't say I have any experience with that. You've got the right perspective on it though.
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Unread 04-28-2014, 02:45 PM   #3
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Unread 04-28-2014, 05:22 PM   #4
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i've seen it happen to artists on DA where they stop drawing fanart for a particular fandom and people get bitchy.
Never had it happen to myself xD
I guess people start to think the creator is subject to their wants/dependant on the fan base and figure that their threatening to leave is enough to get what they want

which is sad
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Unread 04-28-2014, 09:34 PM   #5
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I'll admit that it weirds me out slightly when somebody I know who always cosplays dudes suddenly cosplays a chick, just in the sense that I'm really not used to seeing them as a girl, but telling somebody they shouldn't do it is kind of a dick move.
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Unread 04-28-2014, 10:33 PM   #6
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In regards to them: wah, wah. You're not forcing them to cosplay characters with you, so it's not their choice, and if it really bothers them enough that they're saying "we're not going to be your friend anymore if you want to dress up as a female", well, that doesn't sound like that good of a friend to me :/
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Unread 04-28-2014, 11:00 PM   #7
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I usually cosplay bishounen-type guys but even so, some of my friends were really thrown off when I made Elsa (Frozen) but they were not negative about my decision in any way. They just were not used to seeing me in a dress, let alone with full lady makeup etc. and did not know I could look like that.

I agree with others: these do not sound like true friends if a simple change in costume is going to tip them over the edge and suddenly "break" this "friendship". If they are going to act like that, you can do better/find better friends. Life is too short to let the bastards get you down.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 12:53 PM   #8
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Yeah I don't let it bother me. I just brush it off and keep on keeping on. I mean come on they are ok with me when I dress normal and for Christ sake I was pregnant for a convention and didn't cosplay so I was clearly female. Why wasn't that a problem, but now that I'm not pregnant and I want to cosplay a female it is wrong? Ok big red flag.

It hasn't stopped me as my signature shows I am making great strides on my Washu Hakubi cosplay and have Motoko Kusanagi in the works. So go ahead ruin your own con experience by hating on me. See my care face
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Unread 10-18-2014, 12:23 AM   #9
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I've never experienced this personally as some of my Cosplay friends Crossplay and do female characters. I've had bad experiences with people who nowhere near deserved my friendship but it had nothing to do specifically with Cosplaying.

I totally agree with everyone else's responses. These "friends" definitely are not real friends if they're saying they'll walk out on you if you start doing female Cosplays. There's something wrong with that picture.
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Unread 10-18-2014, 07:36 AM   #10
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I had this problem too on gamescom, since my crossplay did come a bit of a surprise to my friend i met there, and they made similar comments
In the end its the people that are your friends that you are most likely to get hate from, ironically. Maybe because they dont have to be that polite about it because they are your friends, or whatnot, still, if they cant get used to it, then they can find someone else who doesnt carry around false breasts with him, if thats so much of a problem.
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Unread 10-18-2014, 03:22 PM   #11
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Good riddance. Real friends will be happy that you're having so much fun with your cos- and crossplaying, I can tell you
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