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
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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