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Cosplay Elite.

Because Cosplay is a meaty source of wank, and this was just too amusing NOT to quote.

by lelola, here.

All costumes that are inaccurate deserve to be mocked. Likewise, all costumes that are not two-dimensional are inaccurate and deserve to be mocked.



Why There's Nothing Wrong with Cosplay Elitism

No one is ever a beginner. This is why expert cosplayers often don't post pictures of their first costumes.

Every cosplayer has lots of money and time to spend on costumes. This is why all cosplayers can afford realistic wigs, vaccuformed armor, and patterned silk for their kimonos.

Sewing machines are inexpensive, and are far more important than food, rent, school, or admission to the convention.

All costumes that are inaccurate deserve to be mocked. Likewise, all costumes that are not two-dimensional are inaccurate and deserve to be mocked.

Every cosplayer cosplays characters they look like. This is why cosplayers naturally have big eyes, green hair and freakishly long legs than can't support their proportions. Also, they are almost exclusively skinny and Japanese, just like the characters they are cosplaying as.

No one should make a costume for fun or simply because they want to. All cosplayers make costumes for attention and only for attention. This is why there is no such thing as a shy or anti-social cosplayer.

If a cosplayer puts their picture on the internet, it's fair game to be mocked. There is no such thing as common courtesy.

The increasing popularity of cosplay is a bad thing. Because we all know the worst thing to happen to a less-than-mainstream hobby is a sudden influx of new talent and enthusiasm. The cosplay community is full.

No one should complain about cosplay elitism because if the costumer being "critiqued" has high self-esteem, then it won't matter to them. Cosplay elitists obviously have high self-esteem. This is why they feel the need to put down other people's costumes to feel better about themselves.

Cosplay elitism does nothing to discourage people. Bashing other people's costumes encourages improvement, much like bullying encourages self-esteem.


Also see the Five Geek Social Fallacies.


Disclaimer: This is sarcasm. Moreover, in the final analysis, we're all dressing up as a fictional characters. If you can't find a grain of salt the size of Antarctica, please leave your name and address in the comments and I'll send you one.
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