Cosplayers, and why we’re not weird.

To Boldly Write.

Taken by me (Far Away Photography on facebook) at MCM London ComicCon Taken by me (Far Away Photography on facebook) at MCM London ComicCon

Four years ago or so, if you’d have asked me if I were a cosplayer, I’d’ve replied no- and would’ve felt offended that you’d grouped me with those weirdos. Because I mean, what sort of fans take a show or a book that far? I mean, it’s just kind of sad.

No, come on- what kind of person would put that much effort into an outfit? How dedicated, hard working and passionate would you have to be to create something so personal, yet something which can be recognised and enjoyed by thousands of people? That’s not the sort of obsessive person I want to know.

What kind of person would become so addicted to something that they’d recreate an outfit and go around dressed as a character from their fandom? It’s unhealthy to indulge in that sort of…

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