I no we are all supposed to love cosplayers because they bring so much to the community... But 90% of the ones that I have meet have creeped me out.
I'm willing to bet that cosplayers say the same about 90% of comic fans.
Well THAT is unnecessary. There are always bad apples in every group of people.But clearly this girl is a little to into her hobby.
From what I've seen, most cosplayers don't know anything about the characters they dress up as. So, gonna have to disagree with this chick.
I don't mind if they don't know the characters. If they know the name that's enough for me. And if they don't know, then point them in the right direction and say "hey did you know there's a cool story behind (insert character)?" That's one way to get them into the source material, they're halfway there. If not, well they're doing what they love, no harm in that.
You've tripped the "Fake Geek Girl" alarm.
Why would MOST cosplayers not know what characters they're cosplaying? They would at least know where the costume comes from. Even if that were true, who cares? This is the problem with geekdom: a girl wants to dress sexy (yeah, some of them don't look anywhere close to the beautiful, athletic ) and guys go "but what if she didn't read the OHATMU on this character" Also, I bet you never thought to say "hey, that guy doesn't know anything about the character he's dressing up as" when you see a dude at a con. C'mon, dude, double standard! Girls walking around in costumes is AWESOME. A few of them might be models looking for a break or whatever, but they're definitely not the majority.
I don't go to cons because I'm not a freak, so there ya go. Besides, all I was pointing out was that the connection between comics and cosplayers this chick makes isn't really there in my experience. Stop being butthurt. Like Brendan here says-what does cosplay have to do with the reading of comics?
Really, cons are for "freaks"? Come on, guy. Wait, if you don't go to cons, how do you have any experience with cosplayers?
Hey, he doesn't have to know what's he's talking about to make judgments about others. This is THE INTERNET.
This might be a stupid question...What does cosplay have to do with the reading of comics?
Anyone want to speculate on the amount of Cosplayers based on Comic Book Characters? :P
What does cosplay have to do with anything? It's just a thing people like to do. I think that's the point of making a funny webcomic about this woman.
She's single-handedly defeated sexism with that one.
Sure... Makes complete sense. If I couldn't see a Rule 63 Loki at any random Con- I'd just go home and burn all of my comics, I mean, what's the point? If there's no fat guy in a bad Batman costume- why do I need to read anymore???
Fucking cosplayers, man...
People still read comics ?
I cosplay as Harvey Pekar.
I mis-read "cosplay" as "Coldplay" and made her statement more insane by a thousandfold.
That's like saying if it wasn't for fans wearing jerseys, no one would watch sports.
Has this woman ever seen cosplayers?I can barely bring myself to look at a Spiderman book after seeing one too many lumpy, flaccid, fat asses crammed into too tight spidey suits.
She wouldn´t say such an inane thing if she had seen the unholy things I have seen at cons...