Cosplayers: Are we evil?

No we are not.

Let me start out by saying that I am a cosplayer, im friends with tons of other cosplayers and we are not evil. I bring this up cause I was at a convention last weekend, and there was a preacher out infront of the convention center preaching about how we are going against God, we are horrible people and all that jazz. He had a megaphone and everything. Now I beleive in freedom of speech and all that but really? We are there to HAVE FUN, we are doing nothing wrong. But our response to his preaching was simple..we danced behind him. We were not violent, but we were protesting his protest against us. Some people were yelling random things every now and then but none of us ever attacked the guy. We just took our fun from the convention center and went behind him and danced around. Simple. He was out there Friday and Saturday from afternoon to evening. Now im not religious but from what I understand I could of sworn that God loves everyone, no matter what they do. This guy was just irritating, and taking it way too far.

I did find a video of the guy and what us cosplayers were doing against him.

Preacher at Metrocon 2011

Cosplay Life

We cosplayers are not evil people, we just like to dress up and have fun. Some of the characters people choose to dress up as may look evil (such as the Silent Hill above) but the cosplayer can make that character silly and have fun. When it comes to con going, religion does not matter, it also doesnt matter if you are gay, bi, straight or lesbian, everyone is welcome. Cosplayers are very understanding and accepting people and we dont label anyone. The only title someone gets is the name of the character they are cosplaying, which happens alot when walking around and someone yells out your character name. I've seen children at cons that are dressed up (so adorable by the way) and look like they are having a great time. But I bet they are also learning that its ok to be yourself and like whatever you want. If others judge you for dressing up and telling you that dress up is for kids only, tell them its not dress up its cosplay and its a hobby that keeps you off the streets. Why that preacher guy thought we were horrible people is beyond me.


(See cosplayers are fun)

Now think, before you judge. No one should be judged on what they do, what they like or anything like that. If you cosplay awesome, if your a girl who plays video games awesome, if you dont cosplay but enjoy taking pictures of cosplayers thats awesome too. I hate labels and judging, all it does it hurt people and make then have low self esteem. Unless you are comfortable with what others labeled you as...

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Fortadam 5 years ago from Portland Oregon

Its so true. Religions fanatics like this are sometimes the most un-Christ-like people I have ever known. For a God that talks about turning the other cheek, loving your neighbor, accepting all, and unconditional love - these people are some of the most closed minded and unloving people on the planet.

The cosplay people are way more accepting and in doing so more Christ-like than this closed minded man with the megaphone ...

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nycgrl 5 years ago from New York

Its amazing how much people use religion to defend their idiotic and ignorant views. Religion has been the cause of more deaths than anything else since the dawn of time. Why can't we just all follow the golden rule of live and let live? Truly the evil ones are those who make others feel bad simply for living their lives differently. Great hub, voted up!

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mustang87 5 years ago from Clearwater, FL Author

thank you both for those amazing comments.

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Kexul 5 years ago from La Vergne, Tennessee

I'm christian, but I don't see anything wrong with cosplay. It's just like dressing up for halloween, except it is just for the fun of dressing up. I don't agree either about someone preaching against it. I could understand about the very mature animes, but the way I look at it is, I'm not gonna watch it, so I don't think about it. I don't like all of the so called "preachers" who just go around and yell at people. I will talk about religion if people ask me, otherwise I don't mention it. I've helped more people that way, or so one of my friends told me

Itchytasty06 5 years ago

Hey Sarah, I completley agree with you. Cosplay is in no way evil, it is a great way of meeting new people who have the same interest that you do. I don't know about you, but where I live, there are not too many, for the first time in my life I can say "I have friends"

What get's me the most out of people who protest against stuff like this, cosplay or not, is that they don't even have a clue as to what is it about. They are so narrow minded that they only assume in which makes themselves look like a complete a**hole.

But I thought it was funny. I walked by him Saturday to go home and he said, "Good night Officer"

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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

Cosplayers are totally not evil- I'm a huge fan! I really admire the work and time they put into their costumes, and anyone who is cool enough to have fun and dress up in insane costumes is a fine person by me! Great Hub.

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mustang87 5 years ago from Clearwater, FL Author

You are now my friend for saying that. LOL

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Bubblegum Senpai 5 years ago from Little Tokyo

I'm a cosplayer too - BTW The guy dressed as "Death the Kid" from Soul eater is awesome! No, we're not evil, and I've yet to deal with religious fanatics in my neighborhood.

I have a theory - All these pastors keep watching too much H-shows and are closet fans, so they do things like this to purge their souls? Regardless, no one should jump to conclusions (And that one I just jumped to WAS just a joke) and maybe be a little more tolerant than that. My brother used to be a pastor, and he LOVES comics and conventions and the like!

MidnightDarkness666 5 years ago

Uh-Oh Westboro Baptist church alert! He's probably a member of thier crazy cult, they do this at Fanime every year, tried to do it at Comic con once but where met with piss taking counter pickets and were escorted away by police.

RandomPersonIGNOREMEEE!!!!XD 5 years ago

*shakes head* Some people... Ironically, there are quite a few Jesus cosplayers out there. There's a convention that takes place over Easter weekend, so one of them makes an appearance at the local church on the big day! XD Obviously he's not the "real deal", but since mimicry is the surest form of flattery, and because you've got to have some respect for a character/person to go through all the time and trouble of making a costume to look like them....yeah! XD I think it's pretty awesome!

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