I was thinking about this earlier after reading this article
I go to a ton of shows, and one of my con hobbies is to go into an unused panel room and sit there until the scheduled panel appears and they do their thing, in that time a few people do show up and I usually just talk to them about nothing. Sometimes I do get to stay up on the panel if I have some relevance to it or if the panel likes me enough.
But I see this everywhere at conventions, all the time. The Slut shaming, rumor milling, making fun of people who cosplay out of their body types, gender, skin color, even height! Cosplay does not have to be perfect. Its not about how much time you put into your costume, or even how much money you spent on it. It used to be about how much you loved the series, or the comics, and flaunting off your fandom! But now I look to the cosplay/congoer community and its rampant, because they all believe, that there is no consequence to being an ass.
So I was thinking about contacting Conventions about hosting a half hour panel on the subject, or even just doing my normal con hobby. Half of the time no one bothers me in the empty panel rooms, as long as I am pg-13 and not breaking things or messing with the set ups. Even if I cant do that maybe just sitting down and talking to people. Maybe just talking out loud someone will hear it and some how agree.
This is something, that as a community, we need to fix before someone kills themselves over it. We dont need someone going to a con to have fun, and leaving feeling like shit about their body and how much they got made fun of. We go to conventions to have fun, talk to other people about how much we love something to the point that we are willing to pour our hearts and souls out into scraps of fabric, or spend a stupid amount of money to have someone make something for you. There is this Elitist feeling to the cosplay crowd that needs to stop.
But then again.
I am just crazy.
Asked by ponyoz
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You know, I have been horribly deep within the Convention community around Texas this year, in fact I think I may attend more than 20 shows this year. This weekend will be my 19th. I work for a company that goes to conventions as guests and we do Panels, haunted houses, activities, really whatever the con wants, and beyond that my girlfriend is a Vendor, she has taken me to quite a few shows this year on her own dollar just to spend time with me and also because boxes are heavy.
I do cosplay Jervis Tetch from batman, otherwise known as the Madhatter, as most of my group does batman or DC Villains. I think really the best part of that whole thing is that no one really see’s me as Jervis Tetch. They see Alice in Wonderland, Not a mind controlling, tea drugging, hypnotic wielding freak, who has an unnatural obsession with Louis Carrol’s books. No, I am The Hatter in all my hatterness. Nothing scarey about me, But bright colors in nature means DANGER! Right? My boss and I talked about it for a while (He does the Joker) and he explained that he wants people to be scared of him while he is the Joker, because the Joker is honestly a frightening individual. After that I realized that I had to start getting darker with my Hatter. Jervis Tetch has been recently put into the latest batman game, Arkham City, where it is pointed out that he is a serial killer of women who bear a striking resemblance to Alice, whom the Hatter claims are living incarnations of… well Alice. So my plan is…I am going to start to carry an bloodied blue dress around or even a body bag with Alice in it.. Normally I have a teapot or a few teacups on my hand. (My Con Curse is that my damned teacup’s atleast one always breaks. so I have to go get a new one every con. I have been to 18 so far this year. Think about that.) But I have to think along the lines of a darker character so people will maybe draw the connections or even ask questions as to why.
Maybe I will even answer them without babbling on about Tea and Rabbits and Alice…Oh Poor WICKED Sweet Alice…
I was originally going to talk about how I hate seeing so much hate and general jerkiness in the cosplay community, but I realize now that’s pointless, once enough people start doing something there is inevitably going to be that one jerk who is just a jerk because they can. The best we can do as congoers is simply ignore them and blah blah blah.
Now I shall resume my hatter talk.
I plan on doing other cosplay’s, sure. But Jervis…He is mine. I am Jervis.
Maybe its just that I have gotten so attached, and put so much time into not just Jervis, but the whole idea of the Madhatter? Its a panic in my head. Teapuns, tea parties, hats and cats and bats, Rhymes and chimes. Limes too.
I just tried to take a picture with my phone to show my buddy how my cat has become completely enamored with the new mirror on the back of my bedroom door, and instead I seemed to have inadvertently caught a glimpse of his inner demon.
I LOOKED INTO THE TARDIS AND THE TARDIS LOOKED INTO ME
I just fucking died.
No, I just laughed so hard that I made sounds that I did not know I could make.
Fuck you mirror demon.
One of the girls in my pathfinders group.
Whenever she talks.
This is all I hear.
Its getting pretty bad, and its only been a day of playing with her.
I think I will attempt to make a blog post now.
Lately my ex and I have been playing “Pathfinders” with her group, and its my first real experience with gaming like that. Its kinda neat. I just spent a few hours making a Rouge character all by myself. Its kinda a pain to understand most of the character sheet on my own but hey. If I messed up on something someone will tell me tomorrow, so not such a big problem.
Its nice to see my ex again and be civil. So that’s a nifty bonus to this whole thing, as well as now I don’t have to completely talk out of my ass whenever one of my D&D-ish friends starts going off about something his DM did or whatnot.
Someone just used my art on an album cover WITHOUT my permission
I am not some kid who you can just take art from and use it for album covers. I am an artist who has rights. I won’t take this at all.
GUYS REBLOG THIS.