A cosplay photographer friend of mine got this in his inbox today.
Would you like to know the sort of people this photographer takes pictures of?
It doesn’t matter the size, color, or how much clothing they’re wearing. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful.
Because everyone IS beautiful.
The skimpier the costume does not mean the prettier the girl. Just because someone doesn’t want to wear a bikini for cosplay does not make their costume and less beautiful or them any less sexy.
We don’t know which blog sent it, as they decided to protect themselves via anon, and this photographer submits to multiple blogs. Oh how I wish I knew.
Now, I do understand this is a person’s blog, and they can post what they want. But people with a mindset like the anon above are the problem. When did people get off on the idea that we should cosplay to please their eyes? That we should pick the skimpiest outfits so that THEY can stare at us and judge us?
It’s a long outdated notion that shouldn’t exist in the first place, yet here it is.
Cosplay has changed. It’s gone from a hobby about dressing up as your favorite characters and having fun, to something about getting the most attention with the skimpiest outfits and the biggest breasts. And those people who still want to dress up for fun and don’t care? They’re being judged, when they have no interest in what other people think. They’re being judged for doing EXACTLY what this hobby was meant for. Wearing whatever you want, and having fun doing it.
Since when did what I wear for my own enjoyment become any of YOUR business?