Cosplay SHAME! Why oh Why do you do it?May 25, 2007
Cosplay is the art of dressing up as your favourite Anime/Manga/Video Games Character for conventions and shows. Its a serious business. People really get into making their costumes and showing them off. I never knew it was such a big deal and it leaves me begging the question as to why? I think most Western Cosplay is a waste of time. The Japanese do it well, they always look amazing and their costumes are always great. They actually look the part. Of course there are always exceptions to this rule, while most Western Cosplayers look ridiculous a few do manage to pull it off.. but for those very few there are a million who look bad. You think I’m being harsh? Really? I present my evidence…
Why do they do it? Why do overweight Anime fans think they would look good dressed up as hot Anime girls? Just because you put on an outfit that a hot Anime girl like a Sailor Scout, or Asuka, or Rei or any Final Fantasy girl does not mean you will magically become that attractive, if anything it makes you look more hideous because you are in tight clothing that makes us SEE your unsightly bulges. You will not win any prizes! You will just make people feel sick. What I don’t get is why people go out dressed this bad? I mean don’t they see how bad they look? Cosplay meet ups seem to be a place for the fat and nerdy to feel sexy and I’ve got nothing against that it’s just I can’t see why they would make outfits and pick characters so unsuited to them. I know if I ever choose to Cosplay I could probably pull of being Haruhi but thats because I have the figure for it. I would never Cosplay a Haruhi if I weighted near on 200 pounds!
Lets take a look at one bad Cosplayer in detail. I showed this image to my co-author here at PD MonkeyBastard aka Joel. This is what he said:
YAY! JERRY FALWELL IS DEAD! says:
camel toe is not always good.
YAY! JERRY FALWELL IS DEAD! says:
This lovely young lady is cosplay as a Final Fantasy Character in an outfit that is mainly just her bra. Its actually disturbingly bad. I wonder why she decided to don an orange spandex leotard that was at least 5 sizes to small for her and showed off her ugly granny bra to the world. Not only does it do that but it makes her downstairs parts squish and she has some serious camel toe action going on. Granted she looks so proud and I bet she feels really sexy in it but the truth of that matter is that she was probably the laughing stock of that Convention. Not a laughing stock in the Sailor Bubba kind of way either, he was meant to be funny this one is just funny because its so horribly bad.
Don’t get me wrong I don’t just hate fat cosplayers. I mean skinny ones can look just as bad as fat ones and male and female are both as bad as each other. I think they should introduce Cosplay laws and have a screening process where the bad get taken out so the runway shows are easier to watch. Of course if they did that though all the amusement of people dressed up badly and thinking they look hot would be taken out of Anime Conventions and they wouldn’t be as fun.
Come on. Do you think this woman looks hot? or remotely like ANY Final Fantasy girl you have ever seen? No i didn’t think you did.
Now don’t all gang up on me because I think Cosplay is lame. I know someone is bound to whine “but you’ve never tried it and you don’t know what it’s like” and to them I will say in October I will Cosplay at the London Anime Expo, and when I do it I will look damn good. There may be lots of overweight anime geeks that want to go out looking like fools but this not overweight young anime geek will not go out looking retarded. When I Cosplay it will blow them away. (; So I will leave you now with some GOOD Cosplay examples. Just to help you get over the horror that is above me.
Take Care Pink Domino Readers x