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Unread 02-20-2013, 02:07 PM   #20101
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Playing hide and go seek with supplies that you need at the moment -_-
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Unread 02-20-2013, 04:15 PM   #20102
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I'm pretty sure most cosplayers who commission agree upon the fact we shouldn't get praised for whatever we commissioned. No one is saying we should! What we are saying, is that we should be "respected" less than another cosplayer who does. Costuming and sewing isn't the only thing that goes into cosplaying. Let's not forget about crazy wigs! Or those jaw dropping props! You wouldn't respect someone less because they got their Yoko rifle commissioned, would you? No. Because it's a skill some people have, and some people don't. So why respect someone less because they can't sew?
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Unread 02-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #20103
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I'm pretty sure most cosplayers who commission agree upon the fact we shouldn't get praised for whatever we commissioned. No one is saying we should! What we are saying, is that we should be "respected" less than another cosplayer who does. Costuming and sewing isn't the only thing that goes into cosplaying. Let's not forget about crazy wigs! Or those jaw dropping props! You wouldn't respect someone less because they got their Yoko rifle commissioned, would you? No. Because it's a skill some people have, and some people don't. So why respect someone less because they can't sew?
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A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
Yes, you may have less respect for someone who commissioned or bought something when compared to others who made it themselves. You could respect them for another of their skills, qualities and achievements though - just not respect for their sewing abilities.

That's just my opinion though
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Unread 02-20-2013, 06:58 PM   #20104
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What fun is there in this craft if you can't sew yourself? That is probably my only peeve about cosplaying that inspired me to sew personally.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 07:01 PM   #20105
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What fun is there in this craft if you can't sew yourself? That is probably my only peeve about cosplaying that inspired me to sew personally.
I find plenty of fun in cosplaying and my sewing skills are extremely limited. Just being able to be a character for a little bit and meet and spend time with others with similar interests is fun enough for me.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #20106
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What fun is there in this craft if you can't sew yourself? That is probably my only peeve about cosplaying that inspired me to sew personally.
To some people, cosplaying is as much about the journey as the destination. Building the outfit is as much fun as getting to be their favorite character for a little while, for hanging out with other people who like the same things they do, and so on.

But for others, it's all about character portrayal, going to cons, hanging out with other fans, and the like. How they get the costume isn't as important- whether they make it, buy it, or find it on the side of the road, it's all good.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 11:06 PM   #20107
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I'm sorry, but the amount of entitlement people are exhibiting on the issue of buying versus making costumes is just getting silly.

No, you do not get an award just for participating. No, you are not entitled to exact same amount and the exact same levels of recognition and praise as people who've been able to make their own stuff. Thinking that you are entitled to the same levels of attention as people who have done more work than you do is naive, because it's called "credit where its due". And if you're taking that as an attack on the amount of basic respect and dignity you deserve as a human being, it's nobody else's fault that you're insecure.

I'm saying this as someone with a lot of cosplays that are either pre-made that I just altered, or assembled from pre-made pieces.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 11:10 PM   #20108
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I'm sorry, but the amount of entitlement people are exhibiting on the issue of buying versus making costumes is just getting silly.

No, you do not get an award just for participating. No, you are not entitled to exact same amount and the exact same levels of recognition and praise as people who've been able to make their own stuff. Thinking that you are entitled to the same levels of attention as people who have done more work than you do is naive, because it's called "credit where its due". And if you're taking that as an attack on the amount of basic respect and dignity you deserve as a human being, it's nobody else's fault that you're insecure.

I'm saying this as someone with a lot of cosplays that are either pre-made that I just altered, or assembled from pre-made pieces.
It would probably help if your posts didn't come off as high and mighty :/
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Unread 02-20-2013, 11:24 PM   #20109
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jukebox and PurpleDuckie pretty much said everything I would have on that topic. One can get respect in many different ways, beginning with the basic clinical courtesy given to everyone by default. Sewing. Wig-styling. Metal-work. Wood-work. Make-up. Posing. Lighting. Electronic light-up parts. Can't do any of the above? Maybe you are an exceptional engineer; you can be respected for your engineering talents while your cushy engineering job pays for you to cosplay just like those who can make their own. Your merit brings you that type of respect, and it isn't limited to only one kind of talent.

And on the original topic, I've run into another peeve: trying to find a certain mannequin. The wig head I am now using is not going to cut it for me, but...
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Unread 02-21-2013, 12:37 AM   #20110
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And on the original topic, I've run into another peeve: trying to find a certain mannequin. The wig head I am now using is not going to cut it for me, but...
If you need a mannequin, make a duct tape one to fit your body.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 01:01 AM   #20111
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If you need a mannequin, make a duct tape one to fit your body.
Probably not a good idea to ducktape your head....

^ If your wig heads the problem, try borrowing your friends head that is close to your size? Or try cutting the wig while on your head then evening out the back on your wig head? I've done both before. lol it works well enough for me.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 01:26 AM   #20112
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jukebox and PurpleDuckie pretty much said everything I would have on that topic. One can get respect in many different ways, beginning with the basic clinical courtesy given to everyone by default. Sewing. Wig-styling. Metal-work. Wood-work. Make-up. Posing. Lighting. Electronic light-up parts. Can't do any of the above? Maybe you are an exceptional engineer; you can be respected for your engineering talents while your cushy engineering job pays for you to cosplay just like those who can make their own. Your merit brings you that type of respect, and it isn't limited to only one kind of talent.

And on the original topic, I've run into another peeve: trying to find a certain mannequin. The wig head I am now using is not going to cut it for me, but...
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Probably not a good idea to ducktape your head....

^ If your wig heads the problem, try borrowing your friends head that is close to your size? Or try cutting the wig while on your head then evening out the back on your wig head? I've done both before. lol it works well enough for me.
what if you duck tape the wig head to make it the same size as the head?
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Unread 02-21-2013, 01:38 AM   #20113
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Thank you for the suggestions! I'll try to enlarge the wig head to match my head's size more closely.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 06:32 AM   #20114
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If your issue is that it's one of those female styrofoam wig heads and it's too small, try finding a male styrofoam wig head. Those ones are generally a lot closer in size to an actual human head.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 09:47 AM   #20115
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