A message to cosplayers

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(Artist: pp/ki20rupi3)

Since the 1990s, cosplaying has been an increasingly popular trend around the world. To most it’s for fun, but for others it’s a serious hobby. It’s nice and all to have fun, but the fact of the matter is that most people that cosplay have no business cosplaying. This message is for all cosplayers, but I am specifically hoping to get this message out to anime, manga, eroge cosplayers. Now, it may be your right and business to cosplay if you want, but don’t get upset if someone calls you ugly or laughs at you. I am not encouraging bullying, I am just stating the facts. Same for people that actually look right cosplaying that gets a lot of attention that they don’t want. When you cosplay, you are clearly looking to be flashy and stand out, so you shouldn’t be upset if someone calls you sexy, take a photo, or oogles at you with a dirty look in their eyes.

Basically what I am saying to cosplayers is that you should not put a big fucking flashing neon sign on your head saying “LOOK AT ME” if you don’t want people to look then judge. This message especially goes for people that cosplay and gets upset or offended when someone gives them a negative reaction. And lets not forget that the character you are cosplaying as “for fun” is likely someones favorite character, so to see someone fat and/or ugly(same thing?) cosplaying as that person’s favorite character….that is likely going to be seen as offensive or blasphemous in their eyes. Don’t put yourself in the public spotlight if you can’t take all types of criticism from all sorts of assholes, perverts, and otaku.

Finally, I’d like to highlight the fact that, to me, fat girls shouldn’t cosplay as skinny girls, black people shouldn’t cosplay as obviously non-black characters, and overall, westerners and many Japanese should refrain from cosplaying at all in public because if your body type doesn’t match the character you want to cosplay as and you aren’t cosplaying ONLY to make yourself happy, then maybe you shouldn’t cosplay because someone might have a few choice words for you. Just staying….stay within your own league. Cheers.

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