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Unread 04-07-2010, 01:31 AM   #12286
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DESTRUCTIVE CRISTISISM.

...How rude.
Really.

Hurtful, and so cruel.
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Unread 04-07-2010, 09:50 AM   #12287
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Unread 04-07-2010, 05:05 PM   #12288
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I hate it when someone posts pictures from a con, and the link goes to FACEBOOK, and you can't see any of the photos because they didn't change their settings.

People, at least bother to check your link before posting it.
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Unread 04-07-2010, 06:28 PM   #12289
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I hate it when someone posts pictures from a con, and the link goes to FACEBOOK, and you can't see any of the photos because they didn't change their settings.

People, at least bother to check your link before posting it.
THIS!

I'm starting to find this really annoying. Not everyone has a Facebook account(I don't have one & not making one anytime soon). At least change the settings to public so everybody can see them.
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Unread 04-08-2010, 02:39 AM   #12290
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It's not really a pet peeve, but I find it disappointing to see someone who has a great costume with the wig, makeup, lenses and everything, and they ruin it by wearing dirty old tennis shoes. I know you wanna be comfortable, but really...try to at least fnd a shoe just like your costume...Even if the shoes are converse or something, at least put them through the washer...

Ahh I agree with this 100%! I mean, they could at least try to find some type of clean, semi fitting shoe rather than dirty ones. That always bothers me~
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Unread 04-08-2010, 10:51 AM   #12291
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Very very true. I dont mind if your going to tell me the flaws of my costume or anything but if your going to flat out insult or try to hurt me then I hate it. Some people are so picky or elitist as I like to say about it. They want perfection. If you go above and beyond for your costume that is great but unless your going to be constructive you don't need to be cruel to others.
Thank you. I used to be friends with a girl who would constantly scope out other cosplayers and then proceed to insult every little flaw (when she wasn't busy ditching me for people she barely knew). She even did this to her own friends. I remember seeing a really awesome Byakuya cosplayer, and I mentioned it casually, and she blurts out, "That Byakuya is so fail! His scarf is supposed to be WHITE, I don't know why they made it GREEN in the anime, doesn't he know better?" I got really pissed off and just walked away from her at that point..The cosplayer was far enough away so that he didn't hear, thankfully, but still..There is no reason to be such a dick. I wouldn't have given a shit if his scarf was orange, honestly.
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Unread 04-08-2010, 09:30 PM   #12292
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I remember seeing a really awesome Byakuya cosplayer, and I mentioned it casually, and she blurts out, "That Byakuya is so fail! His scarf is supposed to be WHITE, I don't know why they made it GREEN in the anime, doesn't he know better?" I got really pissed off and just walked away from her at that point..The cosplayer was far enough away so that he didn't hear, thankfully, but still..There is no reason to be such a dick. I wouldn't have given a shit if his scarf was orange, honestly.
This is my problem right here. Not every color can be found or accurately dyed or what have you. It's a shame if you just payed like $50 to go to a con only to stand around and nitpick.

A cosplay pet peeve of mine is when people wear the same cosplay every year without putting it through the wash, removing a stain, etc. Nothing wrong with sticking to that one costume, but at least refresh it before you wear it again.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 12:33 AM   #12293
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My pet peeve is:

THAT IT CANT BE FUN!!!!!
I mean come on, some people made fun look like a way to make fun of orthers. [and most those people dont even cosplay]
Look at the videos that say WROST COSPLAY EVER,
how would you feel if someone at a con walked up to you and said "wow you suck" took your picture and posted it online with the title OMG!!! on it.
I mean sure i dont like it when Pikachu says "Come get it big boy", I agree with that.

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Unread 04-09-2010, 10:01 AM   #12294
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Being too in-character.

Back when Advent Children was really popular and tons of people were cosplaying Aerith, Cloud, Sephiroth, etc., my friend was a really big Aerith fan and cosplayed her at a convention. I didn't have a problem with that; I was an Aerith fan, too. Well, we were setting down in the lobby, talking and waiting for our other friend who was getting our hotel room when this epic Sephiroth cosplayer walks by. Jokingly, I point to him and say, "Murderer!" while motioning to my friend. The guy looks confused for a second, then says something like, "It was all in the name of the Lifestream" or something of the like and laughs. And then my friend stands up, grabs the guy by the shoulders, and starts shaking him, yelling about how she didn't want to die and it was all his fault and whatnot. It was horrifying; the way she was screaming at the guy, it was like he'd really murdered her, instead of the character she was dressed up as.

And for the next three days, I avoided that guy like the plague. I wanted to crawl in a hole and die from the embarrassment. OTL
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Unread 04-09-2010, 04:10 PM   #12295
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Being too in-character.

Back when Advent Children was really popular and tons of people were cosplaying Aerith, Cloud, Sephiroth, etc., my friend was a really big Aerith fan and cosplayed her at a convention. I didn't have a problem with that; I was an Aerith fan, too. Well, we were setting down in the lobby, talking and waiting for our other friend who was getting our hotel room when this epic Sephiroth cosplayer walks by. Jokingly, I point to him and say, "Murderer!" while motioning to my friend. The guy looks confused for a second, then says something like, "It was all in the name of the Lifestream" or something of the like and laughs. And then my friend stands up, grabs the guy by the shoulders, and starts shaking him, yelling about how she didn't want to die and it was all his fault and whatnot. It was horrifying; the way she was screaming at the guy, it was like he'd really murdered her, instead of the character she was dressed up as.

And for the next three days, I avoided that guy like the plague. I wanted to crawl in a hole and die from the embarrassment. OTL

0____________0' your friend really did that!? Wow, that...that's scary...and I don't think Aerith would do that herself anyway, would she?
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Unread 04-09-2010, 05:07 PM   #12296
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0____________0' your friend really did that!? Wow, that...that's scary...and I don't think Aerith would do that herself anyway, would she?
I don't even know. /sigh. It was back when we were, like, fourteen or fifteen, and she's always been a bit... fangirlish in a bad way. She's toned it down a lot since then (thank god), but that memory still makes me cringe sometimes...
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Unread 04-19-2010, 09:23 AM   #12297
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If you're cosplaying as a boy and you're a girl - it just looks plain weird walking into the girl's restroom!
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Unread 04-19-2010, 03:40 PM   #12298
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This is one that occured to me recently, and now that I've conciously noticed it, it's been pissing me off something fierce.

This pet peeve is cosplayers who refuse to hold themselves to the same standards they hold others to, and unfortunately, this seems to manifest itself in a lot of little ways.

There are way too many examples I can think of: things like criticising people's accuracy when you're not completely accurate either, or frowning on people who demand and fight for attention (particularly from photographers) when you may be just as guilty of trying to gain attention. Another one that never ceases to boggle me is when cosplayers complain about "divas", or people who take the hobby too seriously, then turn around and act all serious business about it too. The same can be said about the circus that is cosplay-related drama: I've seen people get very annoyed with people who pick fights or look for conflict and one-upmanship, yet they do nothing whatsoever to diffuse the drama, more often than not they contribute to it and fan the flames. And hell, some of my friends in the hobby have been known to complain about people who cosplay from series they don't know, but these same friends have thought about doing the same.

All we are is nerds playing dress-up. So can we please stop acting like the hobby is any excuse to feed social and psychological shortcomings?
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Unread 04-19-2010, 04:56 PM   #12299
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For me right is when you have the money for fabrics, you see the fabric that 95% sure that you want but there's that 5% that makes you second guess yourself. (It drives me crazy! >.<')
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Unread 04-19-2010, 05:05 PM   #12300
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Saeto hit the nail on the head.

However, my supremely major cosplayer peeve is those who bash people's cosplay without knowing the story behind it. A large majority of my costumes get thrown together in a week or so, because I have the attention span of an ant, and I'm sorry if I can't afford fifteen yards of bridal satin to make wedding Yuna. It was a 2-day project, involved taking apart Christine Daae and another costume, using what I had already invested in with the several yards of leftover fabric, and sewing it by hand (actually out of spite for my ex, who dumped me before the con.) It's pretty the way it is (and has since been machine stitched and significantly improved), and I have other things, like school and a new laptop to worry about purchasing before I buy yards and yards of expensive fabric. Sometimes we just have to make do with a limited budget; most of my things were made for under 50$, simply because I don't have the money to blow on a crazy detailed costume.

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And I second the closet-cosplay fanfiction characters. Unless you make some investments, like a wig, makeup, altering clothing to be more like your character, walking up to me at a con in jeans and a t-shirt with "I <3 Anime" on it and claiming you're so-and-so character from chapter nine million of an ff.net story doesn't work for me.
Yeah honestly I really don't like it when people feel the need to bash someone elses costume.

I mean are people like that trying to ruin someone elses con experience? That's just sad.

Not everyone has the same budget as someone else, not everyone even cares about making the cosplay look authentic because sometimes people just want to have fun and just want to dress as their fav character even though they don't look like the character.

People just need to back off.

I mean obviously I'm going to be more impressed by costumes that are really well done and look like the character but there is really nothing wrong with cosplays that aren't and I know that if I see someone cosplaying a character I like, even if the cosplay is not put together that well, I'm going to like that person for liking the same character as me. It doesn't matter that the cosplay isn't as well done.

Also they probably know that their costume isn't the best costume out there....and personally when people know that and still dress up anyway they have a lot of guts to do that so I respect them.

I don't personally get pleasure out of putting other people down and I never will. I hate people who come to cons and do that, trying to take away fun from other people. Real party trashers, those people are.

Also, if people want attention at cons and like having their picture taken....you know what? Let them have their fun. I know that when I cosplayed as Envy at the last con I went to I got more attention and positive comments than I'd ever had before in my life. And yeah, I liked it. Isn't everyone entitled to a little love and attention for the odd day in their life? And it wasn't really my fault that I got the attention either. People just came up to me.

I think cons are an excuse for people to get attention once in their lives. People need to just leave them alone. Let them show off their costume and get attention. It's not something people get to do most days of their life.

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