Convention courtesy

The worst thing you can do at a convention is nit-pick someone else’s cosplay/costume. I remember the first convention I went to. I was wearing my mandalorian costume which I had only completed a few days earlier. Apparently, this asstard was in the Mandalorian mercs so he felt like he needed to tell me what was what. So, he stood next to me, while I waited in line to get my badge, and picked out all the reasons I wouldn’t be allowed into the merc’s costume club. Most of the reasons were due to the materials I decided to use. No, I didn’t have a correct flak vest. Instead, I used an old, thick t-shirt as my vest. No, I wasn’t wearing a flight suit. Instead, I was wearing BDUs that my stepdad handed down to me. No, I wasn’t wearing the correct boots. You wanna know why? I don’t have a sewing machine. I have no way to get these items other than buying these things from people or companies. But, apparently, unlike this arse, I’m in college and I save up as much money as I can. So, I’m not gonna go buy a nice sewing machine or buy these components online.

But, thankfully, later on that day, I saw some other star wars peeps and they said my costume looked just fine which boosted my confidence (someone even said it was bad ass; so booyah).

Moral of the story? Don’t be an arse to other people. They put their time, sweat, and heart into their costumes. Just because it isn’t 100% correct or it doesn’t live up to your standards, doesn’t give you a right to criticize the person’s costume. Also, if someone does act an arse, ignore them. They’re just jealous. Am I right, or am I right?


Author: quinnhiers

When my father wasn't looking, I used to sneak into the attic to read his old comic books. After being regaled by spandex-clad superheroes at a young age, it's not a wonder I became such a huge nerd. From comics, to movies, to video games, to cartoons, my life has only been bettered by nerd culture and the many people I've met along the way who've shared my obsessions. My first plunge into cosplaying was when I was 18. I went to an anime convention and my costume was absolutely horrible. But, despite this, I loved the atmosphere and the people, so I kept making costumes. My love of cosplaying has only increased, so I'm here to get people interested in costume-making and give as much advice as I can.

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