Wanna know what irks me?
When people cosplay Sae Kurosawa and make the blood on her kimono just a random splatter
ITS A BUTTERFLY WING
Who gives a fuck?
You know what irks me?
When people who dress as nurses from Silent Hill: Homecoming, and when you shine a flashlight on them, you can’t see the baby inside their stomachs.
Also, when people dress in the Hattress costume from Alice Madness Returns, and they don’t have gears spinning in their eyeballs.
Plus, those who dress as ghouls from Fallout don’t give off radiation when you stand really close to them.
And those who dress as Aela the Huntress from Skyrim but can’t turn into a werewolf.
Hot damn does THAT annoy me. Oh boy, do I not like that, not one bit.
Just because I’m a cosplayer, and wear crazy costumes, does not give anyone the right to say rude and/or sexually inappropriate things to me. Ever. Doesn’t matter what I’m wearing. It doesn’t matter if these comments are in person or on any form of social media. I will not tolerate it. I do this hobby for fun, for me. Not for anyone else. I won’t sit here and be made into an object because someone can’t keep their mouth shut and never learned how to treat a woman.
Confession: it’s why I’ve only dressed in cosplays that include baggy clothing, because I’m scared of something like this happening. And I am almost done working on a cosplay that includes a skirt and tights, and though I love it, I’m too nervous to wear it.
I’ve been harassed in my Irish dance school’s traditional uniform for God’s sake. I have had old men shove their hands up my skirt, and laugh at me when I stare at them in shock and horror. This cosplay has a shorter skirt, by several inches. I don’t want to be scared away from going to conventions because of people like this…
That is so fucked up. Seriously, it shouldn’t matter what you’re dressed up as. People need to learn to fucking restrain themselves for decency’s sake, regardless of whether she’s wearing baggy clothes, mini skirts, or hardly anything at all.
I don’t want to scare you away from conventions but it doesn’t hurt to really be assertive when it comes to this sort of behavior. People need to learn to respect the boundaries of complete strangers. It’s unfair and thoughtless that they should ruin someone else’s good time just because THEY think it’s funny.
Is it worse that, the reason why I wasn’t assertive with the old man was because it was at a nursing home I was performing at and I wasn’t even 16 yet? You can’t say anything because “old people don’t know any better.”
I want to go to conventions, I really miss going to them. My Hattress cosplay is almost done, I just need to do the arm. But it still makes me nervous, I can’t help it. There’s shitty people in this world, and hearing shitty, scary stories just makes me less and less interested in going to conventions anymore.