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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekko Hotvle View Post
    I applaud those people who go all out and do the cosplay thing. I seen some great ones before that I enjoyed looking at it all. I applaud those who enjoy using the wonderful world of imagination and their mindset to create characters/costumes to come alive. I didn't mean nothing bad by my comment, I just seen a couple cons promoting cosplayers as special guests and it just throws me off. grant it, they didn't have the best guests showing up in the first place. Who knows, maybe I will dress up as Puck, or as Red Wolf, or Bibleman one day.
    Aren't you a little tall to be a Puck?

    (Star Wars reference, naturally).

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    I would dress as Puck and pray I can get a part on Big Bang Theory at somepoint. Time to hit the gym and bars....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekko Hotvle View Post
    I would dress as Puck and pray I can get a part on Big Bang Theory at somepoint. Time to hit the gym and bars....
    Big Bang Theory? I don't get it...? (I know the show, just not the connection.)

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    No connection. I just like the show.
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    I feel better now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
    I feel better now.
    Is that because you cruelly took out Witchfire from the game?

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    That part makes me feel worse... She was dying I tells ya! She was in pain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
    That part makes me feel worse... She was dying I tells ya! She was in pain!
    LOL! I actually enjoyed that whole thing. Made the game fun! Me, trying to save her, everyone else trying to take her out.

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    The next person that Tawmis tries to save, a bounty will be placed and whoever does the kill-shot wins a prize!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekko Hotvle View Post
    The next person that Tawmis tries to save, a bounty will be placed and whoever does the kill-shot wins a prize!
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    Who shoots first?

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    I like the majority of cosplay.
    It's nice to see people passionate about their fandoms.

    However, I don't agree with the ones that don't pay to actually come into cons and just hang around outside, or that come and don't do anything but pose for photos; Embrace the entirety of what a con has to offer - buy some small press comics, get some art, try something new.
    And the ones with GIANT props that continually knock into people or stalls/booths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    I like the majority of cosplay.
    It's nice to see people passionate about their fandoms.
    However, I don't agree with the ones that don't pay to actually come into cons and just hang around outside, or that come and don't do anything but pose for photos; Embrace the entirety of what a con has to offer - buy some small press comics, get some art, try something new.
    And the ones with GIANT props that continually knock into people or stalls/booths.
    It's a double edged sword. (Not the prop)

    A lot of cosplayers spend a lot - and I mean, a LOT - of money on their costumes. We're talking into the thousands of dollars. So when they go to a show - a few things happen. First, they're stopped, every five feet, by people to ask and take a photo. So their ability to actually go out and "enjoy the con for what it has to offer" is very difficult. (Photos I have taken with them, I always say, "If you have a moment, can I take a photo with you? If you're busy, I completely understand." - this gives them the option to bow out, and I am completely understanding when they do). The second problem is, as I said, a cosplayer can spend into the thousands of dollars for creating their costume. And for the most part, that's where most of their money sinks into. Because most of the "professional" (for lack of a better word) cosplayers, typically have more than one costume, and will go to the cons as a different character for each day. (Which is more than some male con goers, who don't change any of their clothes for the 4 days - or at least smell that way).

    Now, I've only gone to one con and "dressed up" as a pirate (at DragonCon, many years ago). I was stopped about 20 times, and asked if someone could take a photo with me. (I wasn't dressed up as any particular pirate character - just a pirate - but PotC movie was popular at the time). I dumped about, in total, $400 on my costume (having upgraded it over time). And I absolutely loved when someone asked if they wanted a photo with me. I felt honored, that someone thought I looked cool enough to want to snap a photo with.

    So, that may be also - exactly - what the cosplayers are going for. That's their enjoyment - knowing that their costume encourages people to want to take a photo with them. Each person pays their own ticket for the convention - they should enjoy it how they see fit, as long as they're not disrupting anyone else's enjoyment (say, with giant props that hit people - those people need to section them off in a less populated area - or out front - for photos).

    And there's also the issue of...

    How do I say it?

    A lot (not all, by any means) of the "big" cosplayers suffer from "vanity" - for lack of a better word. They have their instagram accounts with 324.1K followers, who are, for the most part, male, who are salivating over posted photos, and throwing an endless barrage of comments about their beauty (the more skin, the better), and there ends up being 1.3K comments on these photos (why do these people comment, is beyond me, because do these people sincerely believe these female cosplayers read the comments?). So you get these cosplayers (again, I don't mean to say they're all female; but the female cosplayers tend to have the biggest fan bases, because comics, despite every company's attempt, is still primarily a male driven fan base).

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