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Unread 03-10-2013, 09:17 PM   #20281
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I heard sewing wig clips to the front of the wig help keep it there!
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Unread 03-10-2013, 09:18 PM   #20282
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Not being comfortable in large groups that have mostly everyone as the same character. It's great there's a whole fandom out there that'd like to be the same character at every photoshoot....variety is great. But...for whatever reason, I'm really uncomfortable with being in the same area with them. It's a personal thing. I'm just not comfortable with doubles...triples...that sort of thing and it took me this long to figure it out.
Pretty much the same thing, though..it isn't really as severe for me. It's been making me think a lot about whether I even want to keep cosplaying this character after a couple more runs..but..I do enjoy it a lot, I just need to ease myself back into the community after being absent for nearly a year before I'll be comfortable with it, that's my theory right now. (And get a version I'm really more fond of than the one I have now)

Um..just a couple of little nitpicky things/tips.
If you're going to cut a wig..especially a character who has long bangs, like Ciel..please do a test run on a cheaper party store wig first, to NOT have a choppy-looking wig. That's probably one of the things that hurts me the most, is seeing a cosplayer that could be awesome if they had not cut their wig really badly. Though I know it's usually out of simply not knowing than not caring.

And, makeup. Use makeup. I don't care your gender, who you are, whatever, if you cosplay and want to look good, at least use a bit of eyeliner to brighten and sharpen your eyes. It helps, I promise.
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Unread 03-10-2013, 09:26 PM   #20283
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Pretty much the same thing, though..it isn't really as severe for me. It's been making me think a lot about whether I even want to keep cosplaying this character after a couple more runs..but..I do enjoy it a lot, I just need to ease myself back into the community after being absent for nearly a year before I'll be comfortable with it, that's my theory right now. (And get a version I'm really more fond of than the one I have now)
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I find that I can't handle the stupid shenanigans that always end up happening...it's 99% of the time the younger ones that don't know the first thing about convention or social etiquette and no matter how much someone tries to show or explain to them that they're driving people away or just driving people flat out crazy...it's like talking to a wall. I get that everyone is trying to have fun but some of us aren't able to handle large groups acting mad.

I know that I'll continue to cosplay, but I can't guarantee I'll be doing too many more large group photoshoots...I'm likely going back to just private photoshoots, if anything.
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Unread 03-10-2013, 09:36 PM   #20284
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AHA IT IS FOR SHURA HOW DID YOU KNOW
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I'm gonna have to sew in some wig clips to keep it on my head.
XD I seen your wig and then remembered how irritating mine was and had to add to itX3 I had to safety pin it in, multiple places it sucked. i liked it, but .....XD
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Unread 03-10-2013, 09:41 PM   #20285
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I find that I can't handle the stupid shenanigans that always end up happening...it's 99% of the time the younger ones that don't know the first thing about convention or social etiquette and no matter how much someone tries to show or explain to them that they're driving people away or just driving people flat out crazy...it's like talking to a wall. I get that everyone is trying to have fun but some of us aren't able to handle large groups acting mad.

I know that I'll continue to cosplay, but I can't guarantee I'll be doing too many more large group photoshoots...I'm likely going back to just private photoshoots, if anything.
Same here. The only problems or insecurities I've ever really encountered is at larger photoshoots for the series..because you get so many of the same character and the fangirls are usually majority. I'd like to get some serious, cool shots of costumes please..I like acting silly but touching other people's crotches and demanding fanservice is crossing the line of silly right into perverted and creepy.
So..I doubt I'll take Ciel to any large Kuro photoshoots anymore unless anyone convinces me otherwise. I might try once more but if it ends up being the same deal, I'll just wear him on the most crowded day or whatever and hope to make more friends via wandering around rather than going to photoshoots.
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Unread 03-10-2013, 11:03 PM   #20286
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*pops out of air and drops off link to homestuck*

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Thanks for the info! I've seen a few of those cosplayers from time to time, but I wasn't familiar with the characters. After checking out some of the details of this webcomic, I've come to the conclusion that it all sounds very lengthy and complicated! I notice it's been around for quite awhile too. It was just never on my radar.

I remembered another peeve that has happened to me a few times. Most of my costumes end up being very difficult to wear, so I require a "handler" (someone to help me put the thing on, guide me around the con, etc.), which in my case is always my fiance. While I totally appreciate his help and support, it would be nice if he stopped trying to be so charming and entertaining to those who ask for a photo of/with me. I've nearly wiped out a couple of times because I couldn't see where I was going and my handler was not paying attention either. Hey, when I'm cosplaying and I require assistance to get around, it's all about me, right? I don't think it's too much to ask!

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Unread 03-11-2013, 11:19 AM   #20287
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Never having any events I can make cosplay for in my area (why almost always in London?).
I hear that. I usually like living in Scotland, but the convention scene really sucks :P
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Unread 03-11-2013, 01:03 PM   #20288
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I've seen people be more rude to those who are cosplaying from HS, than I have seen HS cosplayers be. The last con I was at, at a Homestuck photoshoot this guy(who wasn't cosplaying) stormed in and said "Oh god, look at all the Homestucks!" In an incredibly rude voice. All of us just kind of looked at him like, "really?" and no. He wasn't playing around, he would go around commenting "on look, another homestuck" to people when they walked down the hall. It was incredibly rude.

It's just disheartening when people glare, roll their eyes, or what have you just because you're cosplaying a Homestuck character.

^ this. so much this.

I went to a small con called Ramencon and I could hear the hate from miles away. "oh. another homestuck" and even on the facebook page. "is anywone going to this con on XXXday NOT cosplaying homestuck? I don't wanna see another!"
it's hard being in the hated fandom. because even when I didnt like homestuck, I liked hetalia. and before I liked homestuck, I liked naruto (i actually despise naruto as an anime now...)

But all around, I belive that my group tends to be very polite and stuff. the Chicagostucks are so much more...mature than the indianastucks. so I can understand how the quality of their additudes can vary place to place.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 01:06 PM   #20289
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Homestuck related pet-peeve as of right now: Meenahs braids. HOW ON EARTH.

non-homestuck related peeve: Figuring out what cosplay to try to do :<
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Unread 03-11-2013, 01:36 PM   #20290
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I'm not into HS but I honestly don't mind seeing them at conventions. And it's not only some HS people that act immature, there are other people who act immature from their own series. I know plenty of friends who cosplay from HS and are mature

And I hate it when people say that they hate seeing too many HS cosplayers! I mean come on, so what if a lot of people are interested in the same thing! Besides if there is a new series of anything, a lot of people are gonna cosplay from it! For example SAO, a lot of people are cosplaying from that series. As am I.


Cosplay pet peeve: having to work with the glue gun. Oh how much it burns ; _ ;
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Unread 03-11-2013, 01:45 PM   #20291
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Inconsistent ref images strikes again. -_-

So Kormaru from P3 is supposed to be an albino. In the game portrait art, he has gray fur on his back, in the cut sences it is a light brow and in the all-out-attack art he is pure white. WHUT.
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Coming across a random anime forum and reading, I kid you not, this:

"I'll NEVER understand cosplayers."

This coming from a Naruto role playing fan forum.

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I'd say that the occasional pretentious cosplayer gets on my nerves from time to time. My friends always come back from conventions with stories about how some wannabe art critics insist on flaming people for really obscure "problems" with whatever they're wearing. I haven't actually encountered one of them before, but the idea of them annoys me.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 03:04 PM   #20294
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I'm not into HS but I honestly don't mind seeing them at conventions. And it's not only some HS people that act immature, there are other people who act immature from their own series. I know plenty of friends who cosplay from HS and are mature

And I hate it when people say that they hate seeing too many HS cosplayers! I mean come on, so what if a lot of people are interested in the same thing! Besides if there is a new series of anything, a lot of people are gonna cosplay from it! For example SAO, a lot of people are cosplaying from that series. As am I.


Cosplay pet peeve: having to work with the glue gun. Oh how much it burns ; _ ;
Exactly. there are bad seeds in all fandoms/groups. Just because we are in the hate spotlight people think we are all terrible because of a few annoying homestucks.

homestucks...please stop the bucket jokes. its not actually funny if you understand the story behind it. stop throwing buckets. stop joking about them. and please. pleeeasse SEAL YOUR GREY PAINT. auughh. nothing worse than getting grey all over you when you arent cosplaying a troll.

people even say cosplaying from homestuck is easy/lazy.
The thing is...you can't buy homestuck cosplay (apart from the shirts from whatpumpkin) becasue the creator does not premit things that arend 2D to be sold. you most of the time have to make everything or peice it together. you can't just goodle "john godteir cosplay"

ya can't buy it. it sucks sometimes because i can sew.

plus. those horns are hard as HELL to keep on! i have yet to figure out a fool proof way to keep my meenah horns on.

pet peeve: being unable to make a wig for this dang character: http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/20...ra-d5g9yhl.png


Thinking im gonna use somekind of silken rope...like the drapes things you pull.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 03:13 PM   #20295
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Heavy ponytail wigs... such a pain. ><
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OMIGOD! This so much, when i cosplayed shura my ponytail clip was so heavy it kept pulling my wig back. (@^@) I hope to one day find a wig that doesn't do so, but i doubt itXD
YEPPP this. My Himawari Kunogi pigtail clips were heavy enough just being straight. And then I had the brightest idea of making them into drill curls to make the curls as large as how it is in the manga/anime. YEAHHHHH... I just made them heavier. >>;; Good thing it's heavy on both sides or else it would have been pulling my wig off. BUT still. ; w;
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