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2013-03-11 12:25:01 AM  
Not enough Urusei Yatsura.

Or even Legend of Zelda....

le sigh.
 
2013-03-11 01:14:11 AM  
Photo 5 - Jabba is such a dick.
 
2013-03-11 01:20:46 AM  
So, to save other people the time, Deslide doesn't know how to work that site, so no Deslide.

Two,

i575.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-11 01:52:09 AM  
God that looks family friendly.  Back in my day we had to run from preemptive explanatory lectures by 350 pound guys dressed as Kyoko Otonashi from Maison Ikkoku (because an apron you write "Piyo Piyo" on is a complete costume), but only 5 people there knew who that was because in those days you mailed money orders to people who mailed you back VHS tapes subbed by an Amiga from laserdisc (if you were lucky) and there would be gaggles of people arguing about how Jap crap didn't belong because it was just a belated ripoff that kids who missed the original by ten years thought BubbleGum Crisis was the real Blade Runner and all the child porn girly crap (it was so much worse in the 1980s than Sailor Moon was in the 1990s) so they'd argue with no one in front of you because they couldn't yell at kids for liking childish things.  So we'd just wander around looking lost, confused and ready to be abducted as every sexual predator stereotype tried to indoctrinate or alienate us.
 
2013-03-11 02:12:24 AM  
GAT_00
So, to save other people the time, Deslide doesn't know how to work that site, so no Deslide.

Lies!
You just have to know the undocumented URL-parameters.
;-P

i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com

deslided
 
2013-03-11 02:31:56 AM  
Two comments:
- Off the shelf costumes don't count.
- Australia is about 15 years behind the US in costume quality (with the exception of Ironman)
 
2013-03-11 02:38:35 AM  
I find the massive doses of Farkitrol in the women to be attractive.  The bodies and faces, not so much.  Good thing I have low standards.

/doesn't matter, would have sex with them
 
2013-03-11 02:49:45 AM  
Hugs are usually free anyways.
 
2013-03-11 02:57:22 AM  

ShawnDoc: Australia is about 15 years behind the US


fixed

Also, free hugs? No. No, you guys should have to pay for hugs.
 
2013-03-11 02:59:31 AM  
I suspect Australians have more of a "I think this makes me look like a dickhead" threshold to break through in terms of costumes.
 
2013-03-11 03:00:24 AM  
This is why no matter how mainstream the Avengers movies are, this community will always be a deserved object of ridicule.

images.watoday.com.au
 
2013-03-11 03:29:46 AM  
Hey, ridiculous white people, you can't have Halloween whenever you want it. Not unless you're Japanese. They're weird as fark as is so it's acceptable there. That's what cosplay is to me: Loser white people who can't wait for Halloween.
 
2013-03-11 03:37:52 AM  
There iz not enoughs cleavages
 
2013-03-11 03:37:59 AM  

ParagonComplex: Hey, ridiculous white people, you can't have Halloween whenever you want it. Not unless you're Japanese. They're weird as fark as is so it's acceptable there. That's what cosplay is to me: Loser white people who can't wait for Halloween.


Well at least you're not a bitter asshole about it.
 
2013-03-11 03:38:51 AM  

ParagonComplex: Japanese. They're weird as fark


A weird-off between white Americans and Japs is not something to casually wish on the world.  If you thinking googling Japanese crap in these letters is the worst, try googling American weirdo crap in Japanese characters.  If our mutual misunderstandings were personified and corporeal we'd have no world left to live on.
 
2013-03-11 03:58:45 AM  

Greymalkin: This is why no matter how mainstream the Avengers movies are, this community will always be a deserved object of ridicule.


Hey the actual brony conventions aren't that bad. They draw the less neckbeard fans than big multi-fandom cons.

/has been to a brony convention
//go away neckbeards
 
2013-03-11 04:01:10 AM  
I feel sorry for these people.

Costumes were fun on Halloween.  But I haven't had any interest in that since puberty.
 
2013-03-11 04:03:49 AM  
Hmm. Where are the Homestucks, or do they only ruin anime cons?
 
2013-03-11 04:04:20 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Hugs are usually free anyways.



Seriously?!?

i0.kym-cdn.com

/Wish I'd known that about 5,000 dollars ago.
//So ronery.
 
2013-03-11 04:39:42 AM  
hmm not great con photos.
 
2013-03-11 06:31:45 AM  
whoever coined the word "cosplay" needs to be punched in the mouth.
 
2013-03-11 07:26:56 AM  

Father_Jack: whoever coined the word "cosplay" needs to be punched in the mouth.


Yeah. I still wonder why people can't use the words that already existed. "Masquerade" is a perfectly cromulent word, but if that's too technical for the con-goers, they could just call it "dress up" or "play-acting" or "let's pretend".
 
2013-03-11 07:43:09 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Father_Jack: whoever coined the word "cosplay" needs to be punched in the mouth.

Yeah. I still wonder why people can't use the words that already existed. "Masquerade" is a perfectly cromulent word, but if that's too technical for the con-goers, they could just call it "dress up" or "play-acting" or "let's pretend".


Or you know...just call it cosplay cause its easier to say and its shorter.  Semantics .
 
2013-03-11 07:45:15 AM  
ParagonComplex: Hey, ridiculous white people, you can't have Halloween whenever you want it. Not unless you're Japanese. They're weird as fark as is so it's acceptable there. That's what cosplay is to me: Loser white people who can't wait for Halloween. I don't get it so STOP LIKING IT!

FTFY
 
2013-03-11 08:41:53 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Father_Jack: whoever coined the word "cosplay" needs to be punched in the mouth.

Yeah. I still wonder why people can't use the words that already existed. "Masquerade" is a perfectly cromulent word, but if that's too technical for the con-goers, they could just call it "dress up" or "play-acting" or "let's pretend".


umm its because people in Japan made the term. Not English.
 
2013-03-11 09:39:52 AM  

Corvus: ZeroCorpse: Father_Jack: whoever coined the word "cosplay" needs to be punched in the mouth.

Yeah. I still wonder why people can't use the words that already existed. "Masquerade" is a perfectly cromulent word, but if that's too technical for the con-goers, they could just call it "dress up" or "play-acting" or "let's pretend".

umm its because people in Japan made the term. Not English.



was about to say the same, so I'll give them some reading material instead..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay
 
2013-03-11 09:45:51 AM  
These two regularly blog about computer games:  http://xxpblog.tumblr.com/

images.watoday.com.au

This is the one with the facepaint reviewing Metal Gear Rising:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pcg37Xk XaTs
 
2013-03-11 11:35:33 AM  
All were lame except for (Borderlands) Moxie in pic 21.
 
2013-03-11 03:49:20 PM  
Is that 11 year old wearing a "The Wire" hat? People in Australia watch The Wire?
 
2013-03-11 06:11:53 PM  

Kimpak: ParagonComplex: Hey, ridiculous white people, you can't have Halloween whenever you want it. Not unless you're Japanese. They're weird as fark as is so it's acceptable there. That's what cosplay is to me: Loser white people who can't wait for Halloween. I don't get it so STOP LIKING IT!

FTFY


No, I get it. I'd imagine the people like the escapism, or just have an unhealthy obsession with the characters so they dress up as them. It's a step below Furries.

Mugato: Well at least you're not a bitter asshole about it.


Yeah, you're right. I'm not. I'm just blunt.

staplermofo: A weird-off between white Americans and Japs is not something to casually wish on the world. If you thinking googling Japanese crap in these letters is the worst, try googling American weirdo crap in Japanese characters. If our mutual misunderstandings were personified and corporeal we'd have no world left to live on.


My point was that cosplay was started in Japan therefore it's just bizarre anywhere else. It's normal over there because of their culture. It simply doesn't translate elsewhere. "What about karaoke" you might say. Singing songs is different than dressing up in absurd costumes. Yes, Japanese are weird as hell, but I say that endearingly. They embrace it so I can accept that. People can cosplay all they want. Whatever makes them happy. They just shouldn't delude themselves into thinking it isn't bizarre.
 
2013-03-11 06:35:35 PM  

ParagonComplex: My point was that cosplay was started in Japan therefore it's just bizarre anywhere else. It's normal over there because of their culture. It simply doesn't translate elsewhere. "What about karaoke" you might say. Singing songs is different than dressing up in absurd costumes. Yes, Japanese are weird as hell, but I say that endearingly. They embrace it so I can accept that. People can cosplay all they want. Whatever makes them happy. They just shouldn't delude themselves into thinking it isn't bizarre


What about guys that get all dressed up for a football/baseball/whateverball game?  What about someone who paints detailed models, or builds model railroads?  A lot of cosplayers take the same amount of pride in their work as these hobbiests.  Just because they choose to express themselves by imitating entertainment doesn't make it any more or less obsessive than anyone else.  Theirs just may be more visible than others.
 
2013-03-11 07:32:40 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: Corvus: ZeroCorpse: Father_Jack: whoever coined the word "cosplay" needs to be punched in the mouth.

Yeah. I still wonder why people can't use the words that already existed. "Masquerade" is a perfectly cromulent word, but if that's too technical for the con-goers, they could just call it "dress up" or "play-acting" or "let's pretend".

umm its because people in Japan made the term. Not English.


was about to say the same, so I'll give them some reading material instead..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay


Yeah. I know the history of the idiotic compound word. Why we continue to let the Japanese rename and remake things that were fine they way they were is a mystery.

And costume contests at conventions pre-date the word "cosplay" and Japanese involvement in such activities. People over here were dressing as Tolkien and Trek characters before the Japanese youth were allowed to make fools of themselves in public without being shamed into ritual suicide by their elders.
 
2013-03-12 01:31:44 AM  

Kimpak: What about guys that get all dressed up for a football/baseball/whateverball game? What about someone who paints detailed models, or builds model railroads? A lot of cosplayers take the same amount of pride in their work as these hobbiests. Just because they choose to express themselves by imitating entertainment doesn't make it any more or less obsessive than anyone else. Theirs just may be more visible than others.


Fine, I relent. It just dawned on me that maybe some of these people have some sort of an unknown emotional connection to the characters, and they express it the only way they know how. It could have helped them through a rough patch in their lives or something. I can also respect the love put into it. It really isn't fair to the true hobbyists to have a small percentage of nimrods ruining it for everyone else by looking like ridiculous slobs. It's jerkish of me to disrespect something people like just because it looks silly to me.
 
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