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Unread 01-17-2017, 06:35 PM   #1
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body build doesent matter ?????

theres this guy on youtube ( not mention names ) who makes fun of people that are too fat for cosplay and i dont mean gentle kidding around i mean really harsh wich made me think

why does it matter how youre body looks dont get me wrong when i first put on my grell costume i felt so overweight ( i was ) and told myself to lose the weight or just lose it but thats a personal choice

what iam talking about is when people are really nasty about it and think its ok to point it out ( without the person saying so first )

whats youre thoughts should this really be ok or is it as i said some people just being nasty and judgemental
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Unread 01-17-2017, 06:54 PM   #2
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There is no right or wrong way to cosplay as long as you're having fun (and following the rules). As an adult, I've cosplayed as child. As a woman, I've cosplayed male characters. I'm caucasian, and I've cosplayed Asian characters. I've been overweight and worn a bikini costume.
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Unread 01-17-2017, 06:55 PM   #3
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Short answer. Some people are just horribly judgemental. And they don't matter.

The only thing I would ever tell any person, is to cosplay who you want and at least try to ignore the people who try to put you down because in the long run they don't matter. What matters is you.
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Unread 01-17-2017, 07:09 PM   #4
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completely agree with you both its a shame too cause it is suppose to be fun and some people are like vacrum cleaners
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Unread 01-17-2017, 07:09 PM   #5
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Short answer. Some people are just horribly judgemental. And they don't matter.
This.

If anyone judges you for cosplaying outside of your body type, they're in the wrong.


That said, there's nothing at all wrong with finding personal comfort with only cosplaying to your looks. If you're the type who feels better cosplaying characters who look like you, then by all means. But it shouldn't be the sole criterion for everyone. It's perfectly fine to cosplay outside of how you actually look, and honestly the focus on people looking just like their characters tends to be harmful to the community at large. Either way, you do you. Unless "you" is to make fun of people. Then you do you, but nicer.
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Unread 01-17-2017, 07:20 PM   #6
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if you is refering to me then iam not the one doing this i aactully came across this vid where this so called comediane ( hes not just some guy who thinks hes funny ) making all these horrible jokes at peoples expence i personally think theres no need for it nad as you said do you but nicer and wouldnt it be nice to be nice to people and encoruge instead of making people feel bad about them selfs ( anwser iam looking for is yes ) gusse the ref for bonus points lol
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Unread 01-17-2017, 07:26 PM   #7
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The English language needs better second person pronouns.

The "you" is a general "you," riffing off of the phrase "you do you." That was in no way directed at you, specifically, and I'm not sure how it could be considering that you were specific in the OP about the fact that it was someone you were watching on youtube.
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Unread 01-17-2017, 07:44 PM   #8
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Some people will dislike the way you look, and make fun of you for it.

Some people will dislike the way you look, and keep it to themselves.

Some people will be totally indifferent to you.

Some people will like the way you look, and keep it to themselves.

Some people will like the way you look, and celebrate you for it.

All of these are unavoidable and none of these should deter you from cosplaying the characters you want. If you're self conscious, by all means, better yourself in whatever ways seem best. Adjust the costume to be more flattering. Whatever you need to do. But don't put life on hold because of what other people might say.

And yes, people who take creeper videos and put them up on youtube to make fun of people are BULLIES, plain and simple. If you are aware of that stuff going down at a convention, I'd say it's worth talking to staff about it, because nobody likes being in a hostile environment like that.
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Unread 01-17-2017, 08:04 PM   #9
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People are just dicks sometimes, and sadly the internet has given them a voice and a following of other people who are dicks.
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Unread 01-17-2017, 08:12 PM   #10
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farbrickkind my deepest apoligies iam actully autistic ( no excuse just reason ) so couldnt make out the contex sorry if i afended you at all

whats creeper vids never heard that term thanks for feedback guys glad to see we are all on the same page about this

mate i really hope i didnt afend you at all
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Unread 01-17-2017, 08:18 PM   #11
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if this double post sorry thought i had posted befor

fabrbrikind sorry if i afended you iam actully autistic ( not excuse just reason ) so couldnt make out the contex

glad we are all on the same page about this thanks for replys guys but whats creeper vids never heard that term befor

mate i really hope i didnt afend you at all
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Unread 01-17-2017, 08:32 PM   #12
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Oh I'm so sorry. I guess my straightforward way of communicating is being taken the wrong way here. You'd know if I were offended. I'm not, just correcting your misperception. :]
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Unread 01-17-2017, 08:36 PM   #13
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Oh I'm so sorry. I guess my straightforward way of communicating is being taken the wrong way here. You'd know if I were offended. I'm not, just correcting your misperception. :]
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Unread 01-17-2017, 11:11 PM   #14
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Most cosplay bullies aren't even cosplayers themselves. They can go screw themselves, they don't understand that cosplay is about *fun* and that things like body type, race, gender, disability, age, skill level, etc. don't matter.
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Unread 01-18-2017, 08:25 AM   #15
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I don't know...this thread is a bit 'preaching to the choir', isn't it?
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