Glomping. Make it a no-no. i actually fear for my well being
Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:19 PM
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:42 AM
They need to penalize glomping the same way they penalized the Yaoi paddles.
This post has been edited by antisocialist: 23 May 2012 - 12:47 AM
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:47 PM
On the other hand, I have been glomped against my permission while I was in my Mana cosplay. I wasn't warned by the girl or anything. The girl who did the glomping was wearing high heels, came up from behind me and wrapped her feet around my waist. Her heels had gotten caught in my skirt's tulle since she had knocked me over (I was also wearing MaryJane Platforms that raised me 6"). Because of that, the girl had ripped my cosplay and I had no time to fix it before the photoshoot because that was where I was heading. Before I could talk to her, she had ran off not even caring. I ended up walking away with tears because I was in pain and my costume was ruined. There was no way of reporting her to IRT because I couldn't get her badge name at all. Luckily, I had my medication with me since regular pain meds don't work on me.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:48 AM
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:59 PM
Ditto the above. "...anything to risk the safety of others" is against our rules as a general comment, and I'll talk to folks about touching other congoers without permission being worked in there somehow for next year. Wording not so much as stated here, but that's the sentiment. Simply put, jumping on a stranger is already banned by default because it is not legal. That's called assault. It is the unwelcomed act of putting your hands or other bits on someone without their consent.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:29 PM
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:10 PM
I'm not the biggest fan of being glomped, but that's because it's happened in the past a lot. One year, I had a cosplay that was very armor oriented. It was made out of numerous materials, some of which could be easily broken. I was walking around in said cosplay, and next thing I know, someone glomps me from behind. Now, I would NOT have minded as much if I wasn't in cosplay. But, in the process of them glomping me, they had crushed a good portion of the armor I had spent a lot of time creating. Safe to say, I was pretty upset. This has happened multiple times, and now I feel like I have to watch my back everywhere I go just to make sure someone doesn't jump me rofl.
Anyways, if somebody wants to hug someone, act the same way as if you want to take a picture of them/with them. Ask. That's all you need to do. That way, problems can be skipped WAY ahead of time, and people might not make some angry cosplayer enemies. At least in my position lol.
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:52 AM