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Unread 04-16-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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Your cosplay-related dreams/nightmares...

You know we've all had them--or most of us, anyway. Anxiety works in mysterious ways, and one of the ways it works is to create miniature nightmares about cosplay. I find the closer to the convention date I get, the more frequent they become--and they're more often than not fueled by long bouts of procrastination.

I've explored similar topics and made a list of the most common convention/cosplay related dreams:

1) Unfinished cosplay.
2) Convention starts way earlier than expected (incomplete cosplay).
3) Dreamer is the only cosplayer at convention.
4) Almost every costume is 100x 'better' than dreamer's own costume.
5) Dreamer is in costume, but is lost and cannot find convention.
6) Convention takes place in weird location.
7) Costume is accidentally left behind/falls apart during convention.

There are more, but they start to blend into each other at some point. My most recent cosplay nightmare was typical: at the convention with a barely completed set of costumes, for some reason thinking it's okay to just finish everything in one night and wear the cruddy results tomorrow. Luckily I realized it was a dream after getting chased across the street by a bunch of con-goers yelling at me for not having a cosplay. Then I woke!

Share your most interesting nightmares about cosplay. Or add to the list of the most 'common' types. Feed us your insight about why these dreams occur (I'm sticking with procrastination angst), and riddles us this: do they help you get your costume finished any faster?
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Unread 04-16-2013, 11:06 AM   #2
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Unfinished or no costume is the one I keep having. The first time, I was going around the con, finding all sorts of interesting things..a kimono here, a straw hat there, a staff over there..I ended up assembling a not half-bad warrior monk ensemble.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 01:30 PM   #3
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Whenever a con is approaching i inevitably have at least 1 nightmare where i forget some/all of my cosplay
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Unread 04-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #4
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My cosplay related nightmares tend to happen when I am stressed about starting or finishing a costume.. and they usually involve me going to a con and somehow forgetting all my costumes or not finishing my costume in time and not having anything to wear.

Or I get lost at the convention center. (Though that's probably more of a reality..lol.)
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Unread 04-16-2013, 02:39 PM   #5
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Haha before almost every convention - like a week or a few days before I always have this dream that I'm getting ready and we're heading there in cosplay and stuff and the entire roadtrip looks like a pop-up book sort of
And then we always drive over a cliff (no harm since gravity is false in dreams) and get sidetracked or something

idk it's not really good or bad I just have it every time lol
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Unread 04-16-2013, 02:51 PM   #6
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Anyway. Nothing to report. Haven't dreamed much lately, it's weird.

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Unread 04-16-2013, 03:27 PM   #7
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I always have the incomplete cosplay one... and then I end up trying to complete it really quickly and it's just a disaster.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 07:01 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by lapseof__reason View Post
Whenever a con is approaching i inevitably have at least 1 nightmare where i forget some/all of my cosplay
This. It's happened up to the night before the con once.
I believe I had one where I walked out in really expensive shoes as part of a costume and stepped in dog feces. My dad refused to let me go clean them and I was crying. Then it switched to the con and I was wearing a different cosplay and everyone was ignoring me completely.
Yeah, my dreams have a tendency to be really weird though.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 07:24 PM   #9
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I had one nightmare, quite a while back where I was in a forest area and my first thought was that it would be a perfect photo shoot place for my LOK Korra cosplay. Very quickly after that it turned into me being chased by a mass murderer. I have no idea why.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 07:45 PM   #10
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Other: I am dreaming my costume part that I am sewing tomorrow will not come out right.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 10:40 PM   #11
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Without fail I always have a nightmare the night before a con about me forgetting something. That's why I wake up super early and triple check all of my props and accessories. xD

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Unread 04-17-2013, 12:20 PM   #12
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Most common - costume doesn't fit, costume isn't done, costume looks like crap. Usually a triple combo all at once of these three. I think it's perfectly normal for us cosplayers to have these dreams.

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Unread 04-17-2013, 03:24 PM   #13
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I think the same is normal for us cosplayers to have these dreams
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Unread 04-17-2013, 04:35 PM   #14
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I tend to have some where I either forget all my cosplays, or I end up going to the convention with nothing but the clothes on my back.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 04:49 PM   #15
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I usually have nightmares where I forgot my costume, forgot about the convention, or that I turn up at the convention naked. -__-''
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