SORRY IM BACK BUT
i forgot to post the pics in which katy and i switched wigs >:D
//cackles and rolls away//
One more photo, and then I’m signing off.
I loved this TARDIS dress. And the mini TARDIS held business cards for the person who made it. Adorable.
This dress was made by http://ninjaneedles.com/. =)
This amazing Ember Island Katara cosplayer gets a photoset of her own because highlight of the con.
(let me know if this is you so I can credit you!)
I had a lot of fun this weekend, but seriously, some of the responses to a certain costume I saw were…well, I personally was disgusted.
Do you see this cosplayer right here?
This FLAWLESS person made this dress entirely. Themselves. Handmade, from scratch. I was floored when I first saw it and immediately asked for a photo, and have been awed ever since. The attention to detail and just the clear amount of work put into this gorgeous piece is absolutely stunning. Not to mention the fact that they’re totally rocking it and look absolutely stunning themselves.
Now, in case you didn’t know, this person is, biologically speaking, a male. (I’m not sure whether they prefer ‘she’ or ‘he’, so I’m simply going to use ‘they’. I mean no disrespect.) That doesn’t take away from the amount of work that they did, or how beautiful they look. It makes absolutely no difference to me, and I wish I could have spoken with them in more detail about their work (or at least caught their name!)
However, at the convention, the response was…pretty disheartening. Here’s this person, in a GORGEOUS dress, showing off their work and having fun like the rest of us…and I saw people literally glaring, laughing, and even had someone come up to me and ask “That’s a dude, right? Why’s he gotta do things like that?” To which I responded “Because they look absolutely flawless and deserve ridiculous amounts of praise and respect.” I myself received a disgusted look and a glare after that.
Even post-convention, I’m seeing photos pop up, and whereas I’m gushing about their work and amazing posing, I see things like this from the posters:
And no, I’m not blocking out names, because if you’re going to be a pigheaded asshole then you don’t deserve anonymity.
Why is it okay for girls to dress up as men and strut their stuff, but when a man dresses as a woman in a stunning ballgown and rocks it, it’s a big deal? If a female can dress as a male, then there is absolutely nothing stopping a male from dressing as a female, ESPECIALLY with this level of quality work and beauty.
It’s a ballgown, not a bikini. And even if it WAS a bikini, then who cares? If they’re comfortable wearing it, then let them be.
Moral of the story: Don’t judge people for their costumes and be a rude, pigheaded jerk just because it isn’t your cup of tea. If you can accept women running around in bodysuits and bikinis, or girls running around in full suits and ties, then you better plan on accepting men doing the same damn thing. Cosplayers are not there for your entertainment; they’re there to express themselves and do something that brings them joy. So stop raining on everyone’s parade and go be pissy in the corner where nobody gives a fuck.
THIS PERSON WAS AMAZING. I was too intimidated by how great they looked to get a picture, but I heard them say they hand beaded every flower. Like WHAT? I can’t even make my horns right! People are disgusting. I didn’t think anyone could have anything negative to say about them, but I was wrong.
… I didn’t know this person was male until I read the post. And I honestly wish people would stop being immature and highly judgmental on insignificant factors.
I honestly didn’t even realize this cosplayer was male until I showed a picture of this fantastic dress to my mom and she noticed the cosplayer’s facial features were masculine. I even stopped to talk to this cosplayer at the convention and asked how long it took to make the dress and I didn’t notice. Honestly I don’t see why it matters? They told me it took 2 months to make the dress, and all the beading was done by hand. I aspire to have this kind of talent and dedication. Like really, are people actually mocking this person? That’s disgusting.
A few other miscellaneous cosplay pictures from Anime Boston 2013. Sword Art Online, Tenzin and Korra, a very emotional EIP Katara (themedusaeffect), and some Yuokka. I’m the Yue. I’m trying really hard not to laugh in the Yuokka picture and my smile looks really silly in the other one, heh.
Fate/Zero and Fate/Stay Night cosplayers at Anime Boston 2013.
Taken at Anime Boston 2013.
Miscellaneous Madoka cosplay pictures from Anime Boston 2013. I’m in the last one, though my costume is a bit disheveled—neck ribbon got turned around and I’m missing a hair ribbon (I found it though!)
Me as Princess Yue posing with an awesome Haku (lepidoliteautumn) at Anime Boston 2013.
Raistlin Majere cosplay at Anime Boston 2013. This woman was amazing! I was so excited to see a fellow Dragonlance fan!
I can’t wait! :D And don’t forget to watch for my video “Heartbeat” in the Drama category of the AMV contest.
Hey, so who is going to Anime Boston. Any of my Dragonlance buddies? Any of my Avatar buddies?