Charise, on 30 April 2012 - 12:55 PM, said:
At Youmacon last year I cosplayed as Sookie Stackhouse and I had someone come up to me and say, "Sookie? You're not supposed to be here!"
Maybe that was their awkward way of saying the character was supposed to be off doing the vampire thing? Silly little LARPish questions can be cute, but easily mistaken.
As for myself, I've gotten my share of rude comments either because I am overweight or because of my chest being something that people don't expect.
For the.. "positive".. I find it -incredibly- rude, tactless, and just flat out wrong when I find that someone has favorited my works into their fap folders:
Really? Don't you have a little more common sense to hide this junk?
For the "negative"..it's easiest to show my biggest example:
Most of the comments are to the effect of YOUR BRA IS FALLING OFF. YOUR BRA IS TOO SMALL. Why do these not offend me? Because I'm aware of what was happening in the picture. I know that the bikini top is made of suede and leather.. tie tightly and keep medical tape over the nips.. that thing goes -nowhere-.. why I find them rude is that people a) don't read the description
don't check their references c) if I say it isn't going anywhere, why don't you believe me? You weren't wearing the top, you don't have the chest to carry it.. why not push away from the keyboard and admit you're blowing things out of proportion?
If someone makes fun of me for my weight, so what? I'm fine being how I am and the size I am. I am cosplaying for the love of a character and series, not for your humor or special nighttime folder.
Edit: Wow. So I made a rant
about guys like the 'positive' ones just to get it off my chest. I know it's a rampant problem for many people. The personal blaming here is just.. outstandingly disgusting. I used my own examples as a backup for what I was talking about and.. jeez.. people really don't like to read and comprehend. (And thus, here is a fine social experiment gone perfectly. I'll toss up further findings once 24 hours are up.)