So, for a while now, I’ve wanted to get into costuming. In some way, shape, or form, it’s been a curiosity of mine. Pirate costumes. Cosplay (Be it anime or video games). Theatre. But, due to financial constraints (and my own lack of self-motivation), I’ve never taken the time nor the effort to try it.
But these last few months, I’ve seen at least the cosplay community explode in this gigantic clusterfudge of blame, shaming, and witch hunting. How can you call yourself a community when all there is to show is finger pointing and animosity? Where is the togetherness, the camaraderie?
For a while, I thought I could deal. You know, it’s just humans being humans. Then, I stumbled across this little ditty: https://www.facebook.com/notes/stan-fenrir-oleary/the-last-of-cosplayers/10151988217193102
Now, this is just plan ridiculous. It’s borderline conspiracy theory! This is cosplay! It’s pretty cut-and-dry, don’t you think? If someone does something well, you’d think that they’d be allowed to reap the rewards of their efforts. Unfortunately, it’s not the case.
It’s things like this that make me hesitant to even attempt to engage in cosplay. But, I’m fortunate enough to know that there are still some good people out there who are willing to support cosplayers in what they do best.
Why can’t it be more like Renaissance Festivals, where we can all just drink beer and be merry?