Anonymous said: to add on to that one homestuck picture where the sollux had his makeup rubbed off isn't really something to make the cosplay bad, maybe in that moment his makeup was rubbed off because he didn't know about setting spray, I'd assume most guys don't. granted, I have seen better cosplays, but it's not my place to tell someone "hey your costume sucks" cuz really what are they supposed to do with that information?

Honestly, if someone doesn’t as for criticism, it shouldn’t be given. Period. 90% of cosplayers know what’s wrong with their cosplays, and it’s really simple to look up how to work on that part.

If someone doesn’t ask for criticism, it shouldn’t be given. Period.

Anonymous said: Tbh I do think there is such thing as bad cosplay, but also, that just because a cosplay isn't 100% that doesn't mean it's the worst one known to all man kind. I also hate how being "ugly" looking can make a persons cosplay awful. and i also hate how a cosplay is made awful for little things like, one hair out of place or the cosplayer having freckles.

I have actually heard of cosplayers with freckles getting told “WELL THAT’S NOT ACCURATE THE CHARACTER DOESN’T HAVE FRECKLES.”
There is such a thing as bad cosplay, but generally it’s cause by the personality or attitude of the person cosplaying. Acting like your shit doesn’t stink is common with cosplayers, and REALLY unattractive. A bad personality ruins a perfect cosplay.

acparadise:

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Once again, the anime and cosplay community has come together to help another!

acparadise:

EDIT 10/12/12: Kevin has issued a statement of thanks for the Paypal flood which you can find here

Now let’s work on a long term solution, as Kevin needs a steady job (his previous job was journalist).
Here’s his linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kevin-lillard/26/85b/5bb
So if you have any connections in Indianapolis or nearby, send them his way!
You can find him on https://www.facebook.com/kevin.lillard!

Once again, the anime and cosplay community has come together to help another!

roconza said: Hello, I'm sure you get this a lot but I wanted to experiment with cosplaying. I have a machine but I'm not sure how to use it and I have a limited budget so I can't afford high quality items to work with. I'm basically starting at square one but I'm worried I'll get grief and me being ugly and fat does not help.

Did you buy the machine new? If so they come with manuals to help you figure out how it works. There are also a ton of videos on youtube and tutorials online, as well as help books that you can get. If it’s not a new machine, you can order the manual off of the internet, usually.
With a limited budget, you can often get good deals. JoAnn’s has coupons regularly that are 40-50% off. You can also get wigs decently cheap on ebay, just make sure it’s a reputable seller.
Don’t worry about how you physically look. If anyone says something just straight up tell them you don’t cosplay to make them happy. Just have confidence and be proud of the work you’ve put into your costume.

Submitted by xxpastaloverxx

Don’t ever *ever* be rough with your wig combing. Use a wide toothed comb, and use it as little as possible. You’ll end up losing hairs from the wig and ultimately ruining the wig entirely if you don’t. I actually broke the wig cap that comes attached to a wig by combing it too hard with a non-wide toothed comb.

Also wig conditioner (you can use regular spray in conditioner, too, I suggest It’s a 10, which is a little pricey, but lasts forever and smells great). Love your wigs the way you love your costumes. A bad wig can ruin the costume!

Submitted by xxpastaloverxx

Don’t ever *ever* be rough with your wig combing. Use a wide toothed comb, and use it as little as possible. You’ll end up losing hairs from the wig and ultimately ruining the wig entirely if you don’t. I actually broke the wig cap that comes attached to a wig by combing it too hard with a non-wide toothed comb.

Also wig conditioner (you can use regular spray in conditioner, too, I suggest It’s a 10, which is a little pricey, but lasts forever and smells great). Love your wigs the way you love your costumes. A bad wig can ruin the costume!

This was submitted by Jay.
According to a post on this article some people think that cosplayers must look like their character to cosplay as them.
Now, I’ve always loved artistic expression within cosplay. Tasteful genderbends, gijinka, original designs… They can be stunning and I like a lot of them.
And while looking like your character helps, I don’t believe I’ve ever met a person who looks like a cartoon character. The thing is, cartoons can be depicted in human form many ways. As long as you’re attractive, people are going to assume you’re the perfect cosplayer of whatever cosplay you do.
So saying that you have to look like your character is pretty silly. I don’t know anyone who looks like a cartoon. It doesn’t matter your body type, age, skin color, or whatever. AS LONG AS YOU ENJOY COSPLAY, keep doing it. You will never look like a cartoon.

This was submitted by Jay.

According to a post on this article some people think that cosplayers must look like their character to cosplay as them.

Now, I’ve always loved artistic expression within cosplay. Tasteful genderbends, gijinka, original designs… They can be stunning and I like a lot of them.

And while looking like your character helps, I don’t believe I’ve ever met a person who looks like a cartoon character. The thing is, cartoons can be depicted in human form many ways. As long as you’re attractive, people are going to assume you’re the perfect cosplayer of whatever cosplay you do.

So saying that you have to look like your character is pretty silly. I don’t know anyone who looks like a cartoon. It doesn’t matter your body type, age, skin color, or whatever. AS LONG AS YOU ENJOY COSPLAY, keep doing it. You will never look like a cartoon.

People are cosplaying for themselves, not to please you.

So the next time you want to insult a cosplayer, remember. They don’t cosplay to make you happy, so there is no reason for you to say anything.

lothlin:

acparadise:

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I met Kevin when I first started cosplaying. It was my first real time cosplaying and I was nervous and a little depressed because no one took my picture. Then Kevin came up to me and asked for my picture, and I was so excited.
His pictures were always up as the weekend went on, so you could see cosplayers throughout the weekend.
As well, he remembered EVERYONE. He always knew who I had cosplayed at the last con we both went to, even though he didn’t really know me.
This guy is amazing. If you can help, please do!

lothlin:

acparadise:

Kevin Lillard, the man behind “A Fan’s View,” is unemployed and has been homeless for the past month and needs your help! If you’d like to support Kevin Lillard in his time of need, feel free to donate any amount to his paypal account. If you find that hard to believe, then read this link

Visit our LJ http://acparadise.livejournal.com/195941.html for an easy paypal button for you to donate any amount for his cause. 

If you need further reason, please browse our mirror of A Fan’s View here:
http://www.acparadise.com/acs/display.php?a=62186
Thank him for the years of photo coverage that he took from 1999-2009!

Be sure to share with all your friends!

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I met Kevin when I first started cosplaying. It was my first real time cosplaying and I was nervous and a little depressed because no one took my picture. Then Kevin came up to me and asked for my picture, and I was so excited.

His pictures were always up as the weekend went on, so you could see cosplayers throughout the weekend.

As well, he remembered EVERYONE. He always knew who I had cosplayed at the last con we both went to, even though he didn’t really know me.

This guy is amazing. If you can help, please do!

Anonymous said: My cosplay is currently on Shitty Cosplay how do I get it off the site?!

You can either try to message the people using the ask/submit option (sometimes the mods are nice enough to remove people who ask politely), or link it to me and I will do my best to get them to remove it.

Page still under construction, so bear with me.
NotBadCosplay is a blog that was initially made to battle the "bad cosplay" tag here on tumblr. It quickly grew to spreading positivity in the community and promoting a good attitude with cosplayers.

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