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(Imbibe Magazine)   An open letter to cosplayers. Most important rule is on the bottom   ( divider line
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11300 clicks; posted to Geek » on 14 Oct 2012 at 11:49 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-14 01:13:09 PM  
3 votes:
I thought the most important rule was NO FAT CHICKS.
2012-10-14 09:13:29 AM  
3 votes:
I think the most important rule is to consider your breasts first, and build your outfit around them. This goes double for the guys.
2012-10-14 01:26:58 PM  
2 votes:
I'm just gonna straight up say this - I don't shower daily unless it's summer and I'm covered in sweat. Every other day is fine, and it doesn't make my skin go all hideously dry. So bite me.

//should I find myself at a con, I WILL shower daily on principle.
2012-10-14 12:53:46 PM  
2 votes:
I love "bad" cosplayers so much more than people who look like a character exactly. Bad cosplayers know they look bad and they're having fun. They're doing it to do it. I respect that. If you're 500 pounds, strap on that spandex and go as the Phoenix. Don't let anyone tell you not to.
2012-10-14 12:09:01 PM  
2 votes:
Most important rule isn't on there: No ponies. At all.
2012-10-14 09:51:56 PM  
1 vote:

Bloody William: LaBlueSkuld: To Black Rock Shooter cosplayers: do not do cute or sexy facial expressions for photos. Only stoic, determined or slightly annoyed facial expressions.

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To Black Rock Shooter fans: seriously, what the fark is up with it? It's not an anime or a manga or a video game, it's just... some dude's drawing of a girl with a gun that shoots rocks that became a media franchise. What the fark?

To be more precise, it was a drawing on Pixiv that inspired a friend of the artist to write a song about said character and had Hatsune Miku sing it (The Song). It was so popular it led to an OAV which was the prototype for a TV miniseries. There is now also a manga and PSP game as well with each following a different backstory to what she is exactly.

She's just got a sleek design behind her and she's always fighting on cutscene mode. But yeah; her whole phenomenon is just about the wet dream of every DeviantArt member.
2012-10-14 09:20:08 PM  
1 vote:
To Black Rock Shooter cosplayers: do not do cute or sexy facial expressions for photos. Only stoic, determined or slightly annoyed facial expressions.
2012-10-14 05:26:36 PM  
1 vote:

UNC_Samurai: Ennuipoet: Is stinky a thing at Cons? I admit, I've not been to a Con since my one trip to Gen Con in '88. I don't remember stink being a thing, but I was pretty drunk the whole time.

Three Origins, Four GenCons (before it left Milwaukee), four Historicons, and too many regional historical wargaming cons to count.

Yes, hygiene is damn important, and it is criminally neglected. If I ever get put in a position to run a con, I'm going to install odor detectors at every entrance and wire Febreeze-bombs to the apparatus.

the swag bags at ICC (VtM) used to have bottles of febreez in them... along with a weekends worth of soap, shampoo, and conditioner

Subtle hints... I think it worked pretty well.
2012-10-14 02:42:27 PM  
1 vote:
It's tweed jackets, you maroon.
2012-10-14 02:01:54 PM  
1 vote:
Wear a costume suited to your body type. Reinterpreting the character in the name of achieving this goal is not only acceptable, but outright encouraged.
2012-10-14 01:14:57 PM  
1 vote:
Heh. About 20 years ago my girlfriend and I were getting our first apartment and we had a roommate lined up to join us. We didn't know her that well, but she seemed alright, was into the same geeky stuff we were into (D&D, Star Trek > Star Wars, etc.), and other than being into wicca we had no worries. One night when we were discussing moving logistics and "house rules" I said "rule 1 is everyone must bathe daily". It was a joke since I assumed that, as adults in a first world country, this would be tacit. Turns out the roommate didn't see the joke.

/We found a new roommate.
2012-10-14 12:17:06 PM  
1 vote:
Point is for ALL people...bathe.
2012-10-14 12:10:24 PM  
1 vote:
I'm a DJ. Now, before you think that statement is filled with pretension, it's my full-time job, doesn't pay very well and I drive all over creation primarily playing at clubs up and down the Northeast. The point being is I'm exposed to a lot of different people.

There was one Goth/Industrial night in Western MA that simply had people who never bathed. To quote the promoter, "My people are a community, but they sure do stink." I half-jokingly suggested that she should have Ban Deodorant sponsor the night, and her eyes lit up like Christmas.

The next time I was there, I was informed that Ban came close, but that the negotiations fell through.

There's nothing more of a turnoff short of watching someone shiat themselves than being blasted by BO. I'm guessing this is why Gasmasks are popular at Industrial nights.

Please, you may think you don't stink, but take a shower. Use soap. Wash your hair. Don't be a hippie and properly use deodorant. Before the outrage sinks in, again, my nights are filled with you dancing, usually in a crowd of 100+.

There's a reason phrases 'Stinking up the joint' exist. Bathe. You might actually get laid.
2012-10-14 11:42:46 AM  
1 vote:
I think the first order of business would be to make sure the Dalek cosplayers exterminate the furries before they make it to the convention room floor.
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