Originally Posted by nyditch
Shall I revise my statement? How about this.
I would not pass up the opportunity to get a picture with someone in a really convincing cosplay of one of my favorite characters.
That's good. Because that's your personal preference. My personal preference is to not be in the photo of the character I like.
I only emphasize my point because there is a lot of recent interest in "acting" like the character. I fully understand the suspension of disbelief, I know what it is and what it's for. It's for watching movies and TV shows. I don't personally
enjoy it when people pretend to be the character while in cosplay at a convention, because that's not my thing. So, the only reason I'm really pointing it out is because it isn't a universal trait, wanting people to be IC. It's only one of many possibilities.
The only reason it matters, I suppose, is when people like me who don't act/perform IC run into people who seem to think we automatically will be "the character." The vast majority understand and are polite about it, but there's always that tiny fraction of congoers who either are new to the whole cosplay thing and don't realize that we don't all RP/LARP, or might have some problems with reality. It's a very tiny fraction, yes, but it does exist. I used to run into them a lot at Dragon*Con, it was frustrating. Small children excepted, of course! Little kids who want me to really be Yugi are cute, but they tend to catch on pretty quick when they hear my voice.