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Unread 03-05-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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Things you wish cosplayers wouldn't do

Is there anything you see that's frequent among certain cosplays that you wish the cosplayer wouldn't do?

Here's my list:

-Yellow Sailor Moon hair. I think cosplayers should always translate this to blonde. Not BigBird Yellow. Yellow looks good on cartoon characters, not real people.

-Teen Titans Raven's bangs. To me, it's a widows peak-clean and simple, but I see lots of cosplayers try and pull it off as some weird, upside down triangle-cut bangs.

-Teen Titans Starfire's skin tone. Orange, but why? Is it just bad faux tanning or am I the only one that thinks she's just supposed to be tan? I mean, I could see the original comic Starfire having a strange shade of skin, but the animated, kiddie Teen Titans version-she just comes off as tan to me.

-Shiny material on a Sailor Scout uniform. It looks so ugly. I mean, I was tempted to buy shiny material for my SS skirt (the material is so alluring) but after looking at pictures of the material fitted into a costume, I stopped myself.

-Wearing your glasses. At least take them off for a picture.

-Not wearing a wig. I admit, I've done this before, but if I could go back in time and risk altering the future to put a wig on my head, I'd probably do it. A wig really enhances the overall costume.

I mean, I'm not perfect. A lot of stuff I do when it comes to cosplay probably gets on people's nerves. I hotglue a lot in place of sewing. I sharpie stuff instead of dying. I was just curious to see what irks people when it comes to stuff like that.
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Unread 03-05-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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This is exactly like the Cosplay Pet Peeves thread.
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Unread 03-05-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
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Will probably be merged with it at least, but okay, I'll shoot.


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Unread 03-05-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
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This is exactly like the Cosplay Pet Peeves thread.
Yeah, was thinking the same thing. This will probably get merged into it by a mod

The glasses thing though.. Really? Some people are SEVERELY vision-impaired and have to wear glasses. Sometimes they forgot to "take it off for pictures" or some are just not comfortable with it (I wouldn't even be able to see what camera to look at).
I feel like that's kind of a medical thing that should be ignored.
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Unread 03-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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Both are about shoes:

Quick Naruto sandals: I've seen most cosplayers just cutting the toes to a blue sock and wearing a blue sandal, fortunately lately I've seen more of them made from zero.

Not the right shoe: The few Holly (Monster Rancher) cosplays I've ever seen were good, except that all of them used some kind of Caterpillar boots instead of the "pirate ones" that she wears, I guess they could not be so hard to make as it seems or there are more similar shoes that you can buy, cause there's too much difference between Caterpillars and this:
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Unread 03-05-2013, 08:24 PM   #6
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Yeah, was thinking the same thing. This will probably get merged into it by a mod

The glasses thing though.. Really? Some people are SEVERELY vision-impaired and have to wear glasses. Sometimes they forgot to "take it off for pictures" or some are just not comfortable with it (I wouldn't even be able to see what camera to look at).
I feel like that's kind of a medical thing that should be ignored.
This. Exactly this about the glasses. I'm blind as a bat without my glasses and am physically incapable of wearing contact lenses. I very recently spent another $200 to get rimless glasses for cosplay because I didn't like wearing them, except I have to. *shrug*
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Unread 03-05-2013, 10:57 PM   #7
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-Wearing your glasses. At least take them off for a picture.
You gotta understand that some people's visions are really bad. I mean, mine are so bad that I always have to wear them but I tend to forget that I'm wearing them so I forget to take them off. And sometimes the people who take pictures usually don't wait for cosplayers to take off their glasses.
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You gotta understand that some people's visions are really bad. I mean, mine are so bad that I always have to wear them but I tend to forget that I'm wearing them so I forget to take them off. And sometimes the people who take pictures usually don't wait for cosplayers to take off their glasses.
^ I try to take mine off when I am going to take a picture but I am so use to seeing with them and feeling them on my face that I forget I am even wearing them. And yea, most people don't wait for me to take them off. I usually have to take them off while they are getting in position for the picture. You can try asking people to take it off. I don't know what others would feel about it but I wouldn't mind being asked since I forget about them so it would be good to ask.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 01:43 AM   #9
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This seems more like a hate thread more than anything.
Sure, people may do things that YOU may not like, but everyone has their own opinions and reasons.

But that is MY opinion. Others may like discussing their own dislikes.
I just don't think it's fair to judge each other when society already judges us.

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This seems more like a hate thread more than anything.
Sure, people may do things that YOU may not like, but everyone has their own opinions and reasons.

But that is MY opinion. Others may like discussing their own dislikes.
I just don't think it's fair to judge each other when society already judges us.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 01:07 PM   #11
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I wish cosplayers would stop being judgmental of other cosplayers. =\
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Hm, Im new to cosplay so I came here to see what I shouldnt do...but I havent really got anything yet...
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I wish people would just let others be and have fun.
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Oh wow. I was happy for a moment to have a place where we could share smaller peeves for more specific costumes, or just bad habits we've seen at cons that irk us.

I was going to use this more as a guide to newer cosplayers as a "What not to do/what habits to avoid" type thing.

But it seems it's already been claimed to be made and for only judgemental jerks ;C
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You gotta understand that some people's visions are really bad. I mean, mine are so bad that I always have to wear them but I tend to forget that I'm wearing them so I forget to take them off. And sometimes the people who take pictures usually don't wait for cosplayers to take off their glasses.
^ This, this, this so, so much. I forget to take mine off, too!
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