If only others had this level of self-awareness.
I suppose that he has a point. Still...if he enjoys it, what the heck?
Agreed. Why not have fun sometimes?
Because the judgmental scrutiny of loved ones tends to suck the fun out of fringe culture indulgences like cosplay. Not having open-minded parents really is depressing. Now if he could move into his own place, he wouldn't need to explain anything to his parents, and have a sense of accomplishment to balance out any insecurities at the same time, so it's not like he really has to give up on it.
... Or maybe he's just a maladjusted manchild.
If I had the cash, talent, and lost the fear of going to comic-conventions for basically this same reason...I'd totally make a Volstagg costume.
Cosplay to your strengths. Go for comedy if nothing fits. Make a ratty Superman past his prime. Win major crowd points.
HEY! THATS THE GUY IN THE OVC LOGO!
He probably wouldn't have that problem if he didn't live with his parents still... I'd think he'd be more concerned about explaining to everyone else why he lives with his parents at 32.
This is a depressing counterpoint to the previous one. It's like the kid from the last one is all grown up and his mom still won't let him wear his Superman cape in public.
Man, forget that. I still cosplay and I don't see myself stopping. Then again if you're an adult and still answer to your parents, eh.
I'm confused... you're saying answering to your parents is the *most* juvenile option here?
To stick up for this guy, I am older and still cosplay. My parents pretty much expect it of me. The only reason they know is because I crash at their place to got to the conventions in Chicago (maybe he doesn't live at home either). If you're too old to have fun pretending to be someone else, you're just plain too old.
Dear America,This is why China will own your ass in a decade or two.Love,Anonymous troll.
How do we know he lives at home? They might have found out some other way and asked why he did it.