My sudden cosplay woes and rants

My sudden cosplay woes and rants

Ahaha, I know, the photo is quite inappropriate. But anyways I just somehow miss cosplaying as well. I’m the Nanami (don’t kill me) in this photo and my friend Anne as Syo (don’t confuse; we just happened to have a similar Syo outfit hehe). That photo was taken during a Christmas Toy fair.

All right, on with the topic.

I just wanted to let off some steam. I think it’s around a month since I haven’t done any cosplay preparations or anything related of the sort. I’ve been feeling some angst towards…well, I wouldn’t say cosplay itself, maybe about the community.

1) Being in the “circle”
I couldn’t explain this well, but, my point is. If you’re not in some kind of fandom or language the majority speaks, you won’t be considered a good cosplayer or someone commendable at least. The reason why it’s very scarce for me to be in groups is because I’m not a fujoshi, and I always follow canon/official pairs or story. It’s kind of common in the community I am in now to cosplay the series in its fanservice glory, staying away from the true plot. I am already being honest now, and if this makes you dislike me, go ahead and unfollow my blog or never drop by any of my accounts. I sometimes support a little fanservice but not to the point that I support it more than the official plot or pairings.

2) Fan base
It seems everyone’s so focused into getting people hooked into their craft. What did you cosplay for, just so you could forcefully make people notice you? I actually deleted my page last month because I thought it was pretty stagnant and I couldn’t blog well in it. I do cosplay the same way I do my fan art. The only difference is that cosplay is a lot of hobbies in one – photography, make-up, acting, tailoring, prop making, wig styling, and many more. I’m not so sure what is the fuss of having to force people to follow or like your page.. If you’re likeable then why not just let people like or follow you naturally?

3) Cosplay. Cosplay everywhere
Recently in my country, just about any event, they pit cosplay in even if it’s irrelevant. Are you trying to make cosplayers look like a band of clowns? And for cosplayers still joining the cosplay in an irrelevant event – what do you want to do? Make yourselves humiliating? I’d understand if you’d take advantage of the event to have photoshoots legally – I do it too, because normally, you’d need permits to have shoots if there’s no event. But if to cosplay to just actually make yourself miserable, I’m not sure if you just want to render any unnecessary attention or just plainly, seeking ALL the attention.

4) Treating popular cosplayers as gods
No seriously, I did the exaggeration on purpose. Dude, just because they’re good at cosplaying doesn’t mean they OWN the character. Anybody else can cosplay the same character as that popular cosplayer….why discourage people? Unless they made or bought the character, no one has the right to tell who suits this character better in cosplay. Just mind your own business. Please?

5) Last rant. Having all the wrong priorities.
Cosplay is a fun hobby. But family, work, and education comes first. For me, though. But it’s your business anyway if you treat cosplay as the most important thing ever. I’m not sure why some people could give up important family gatherings, work sched or classes just to attend cosplay events. Cosplay will always be there, it doesn’t need to be in an event. But those important schedules such as work and school? They will not adjust for you and they are for your future…unless cosplay is the one that feeds you and your family and your life depends on it.

Sorry for such an angsty and hateful post. I needed to vent these all out before I start hating on the hobby that I (used to) love.

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What took me so long + Ai Mikaze fan art

What took me so long + Ai Mikaze fan art

Oh glowb, my internet couldn’t get any worse. I am not sure if wordpress is having problems lately but I just couldn’t load it no matter what I do. I just happened to finally open my wordpress well this time, and whaddya know, I could finally update my blog!

Anyways, here’s my fan art of Ai Mikaze in his endorsed UtaPri yellow shirt + suspenders. I didn’t include the binary code print on the shirt though since I can’t get a good reference…I didn’t want to guess x__x

Cosplay Feature: Kise Ryouta by John Rey

Cosplay Feature: Kise Ryouta by John Rey

Ahehe! This time, I’m not only just featuring an awesome cosplayer, but also a friend of mine! Here’s John Rey as Kise Ryouta from Kuroko no Basuke.

I knew he’d pull off one of the best Kise cosplays ever, considering his physique and charm! Way to go John Rey! Keep it up with your awesome cosplays!!!

What keeps me busy + Forever

What keeps me busy + Forever

Err, I went on hiatus on cosplay again and, I don’t really feel like cosplaying again anytime soon. I’m in a wishy washy state right now; still confused whether I should continue this hobby or not.

Anyways here’s an artwork from my story, Forever. I can’t believe I’ve been keeping up on it for like a long time now! Usually I would just conceptualize on something and I never get back on it. But this one. AMG this one got me continuing it until I want to just keep writing and drawing about it! This artwork is from an album of my OC (Original Character), Gino dela Croix. He’s aged 25, sports golden blonde hair and turquoise eyes. He’s a renowned singer and actor in the story.

I’m amused at how I’ve been keeping up with this story compared to the others. And to think that the genre is also romance! I have been avoiding that genre for a long time but this time, I can do it again!