How do you deal with kids wanting pictures at cons?
And that’s an issue why?
>>10220087should kids be around this
>>10220086>posting kids to 4chanthe absolute state of summer
>>10220086I actually had this worry because I was going to be cosplaying a superhero for the first time and so I expected kids to want pics. It’s different from people your height and age, should I kneel down on their level? Stay standing up? Some anon suggested I look at how Disneyland actors pose with kids, look into that too OP.
>>10220086I wear lolita fashion around in public, so I often get asked by kids/parents for pictures. I will always stop to say hi to kids who are interested and pose for a photo. Obvious exception for kids who are visibly dirty/chocolate covered/sticky. Then I just try to give a friendly greeting and walk away.Usually it's just the parents taking a picture with their phone, so it's no big deal. It might be weird to take your own photo with a kid and then post it, especially if the kid's face is visible. It's really not a huge issue. Parents love having pictures of their kids posing around weird things.
>>10220099This. I'm still working on how to politely refuse the sticky ones, right now I don't really contain my horrified look too well when a sticky child comes at me and I'm wearing a rare print, and it tends to piss off parents. My local cons are family friendly and don't have much of this >>10220090 thankfully. I live in a flyover state where most teen girls and women get kind of fat.
>>10220086I pose with them and I'm nice with them but no touching whatsoever
>>10220090That seems like a problem for the parent, not the cosplayers
>>10220121so if you're in a sexy cosplay and some kid wants a pic with you, what do you do?
I had a little girl, couldn't have been more than three or four, come up to me wanting a photo. Her parents were right there and said it was okay, so I'm pondering the "how to pose" conundrum and figured it might be best to bend down when she decides to hug my leg. So some family out there has a photo of a cosplayer kind of awkwardly hoverhanding their child hugging the cosplayer's leg.
>>10220126Let them lean in and selfie with you or if their friend is taking the photo, do a very safe pose with them. It shouldn't be a problem if your cosplay is within the con dress codes. You can smile and politely say ’move that way a little, it will look better in the picture’ (away from you) if they don't know about the personal space issue yet.
>>10220086Does that actually happen?
I cosplay as Spider-Man and other comic book characters a lot, and kids always want pictures. Me personally I'll crouch down and do the "web hand" pose thing with them, or if I'm not Spider-Man i'll do some thumb-up thing or whatever.As for kids cosplaying, I always make sure to ask their parent or adult they're with if I can get their pictures, and of course ask if they're okay with it too. Never had any problems either way.
>>10220086just say ‘sorry no thanks :)’ if the parents ask for a picture, same as anyone
>>10220086Bring a step stool with you. Or get buff and lift them up to your level. No excuse for bad poses.
>>10220086used to wear sweet lolita as a lifestyler in 2010, had a bunch of plastic mini crowns in my purse and would give them away to little girls who told me I was a princess. I told them every girl was a princess, handed them a crown, and we took pictures together like that. sometimes I'd bump into them wearing it later and they'd excitedly wave at me from across the room. I kind of miss it.
>>10220299that's so cute and nice of you Anon! I wish I had that kind of fondness for kids, but I absolutely despise them lol. I wear goth/kuro so I'm not target for pics with kids or any kind of interaction though, thank goodness
>>10220090It's not really a concern to me, no. Kids see the world so differently then adults. Those kids just see a cool vampire. 'Slut' is a word that's learned. If the parent doesn't see a problem with it, it's not my concern. As long as it's not pornographic material, I don't really care. I don't think kids should be around depictions of sex itself, no, but being around skimpy clothing isn't going to damage them.
>>10220299ah, i do something similar anon! i make some of my own bracelets, and little tiny ones in case a parent and their daughter approach me. i don't want to perpetuate that lolitas are all party princesses or anything, which i worry people might think--i just use it as an avenue to make people happy
>>10220086I cosplay a lot of kid friendly characters, so when kids want to talk to me and ask for photos I always try to be as friendly as I can; I morph into a Play School host for the duration of the interaction lol. It's not hard to make a kids day.
I usually do Kamen Rider cosplays and even though nobody knows it here, kids still love the designs. Guess Toei's design department knows what they're doing.Usually they're too afraid to ask so they send their parents and I just let them come up to me when I tell them it's okay. Let them choose whatever distance they're comfortable with and get down on their level since they usually like the helmets the most and want that to be properly in the picture. That way, then can also get a proper look at everything else.Never had any bad experiences with sticky kids or anything.It's funny how I'm a million times better at dealing with kids when I'm in a costume than in normal life.
>>10220086OT, but does anyone know what dress that is? That crown detail on the bodice is beautiful.
>>10220087>And that’s an issue why?>be normie mom>take little darling to Otakon>see someone in bear costume>can I get a picture of you with my kid?>takes picture, posts to Facebook >OMFG! That's pedobear!>normie mom writes angry emails post-con >asking how/why that costume is permittedThat's why sempai
>>10220087My only issue is figuring out how to pose and that I’m awkward around children. >>10220933Cosplaying Pedobear and letting children take pictures with you, absolutely disgusting
>>10220090I'm sure those boys were really bothered being around those massive boobs and young healthy woman's body.
>>10220090Stop being the con hooker then anon.
>>10221864Goddamn she looks skanky and flabby as hell. Meth whores of cosplay.
Nah fuck that shit I wont ever. Because I dont want to be accused of shit so nah senpai Im good. I dont care if Im cosplaying your favorite Marvel character you can go fuck off with that shit!
>>10220299>>10220456fake and gay
>>10222298You don’t need to worry about that anon as long as you don’t inappropriately touch the kid. I have NEVER seen a cosplayer #metoo -ed because of taking a pic with a kid, millions of them do it a day and there’s been no incidents. You’ll be fine
>>10220872>>10222625It's from Vierge Vampur. It's called Crown OP.
>>10222632That looks like one super cheap and low quality brand...
If it's a little kid who wants a photo I'm fine with it.If it's a kid who I think might be underage and wants a hug, I politely decline.
>>10220933That's why you notify staff to have them remove anyone cosplaying or displaying pedobear shit in an environment with minors. Did it at the last con I went to and staff took it seriously and acted on it immediately.
>>10220086This is so wholesome>>10222695Jesus that tshirt. His parents hate him.
>>10222695>>10222842What’s the point of posting these pics anon
Jesus Christ jannies, do your fucking jobs
>>10222462if you can wear brand and cant afford dollar store mini crowns u a hoe
>>10220086Taking pictures of other peoples' kids is dicey in current year, even if you're innocent and normal, so I would not go there. If a kid wants your picture though, just let their mom snap it and move on; it's really no different than any of the other randos that ask for one.>>10220097Yes, kneel or bend at the waist. The girl in OP's pic nailed it.
Wordlessly walk away.Works flawlessly most of the time.
>>10220086Not sure if muhreen or english teacher...
>>10220299i need to start doing this but with something else instead... i’m for crowns but maybe i could give them little pastry brooches i could make
>>10225568honestly I went for the party city mini tiaras because they're cheap. I was thinking about handing out pastry accessories myself actually but ran into a few problems( https://www.partycity.com/mini-tiara-combs-48ct-420548.html )>kids breaking them>since every pastry was different, some little kids would argue>too many kids, not enough hand made accessories.
>>10220097If your character is a superhero you could do the superhero landing pose
>>10220437Children are masters of pattern recognition, their very survival literally hinges on the ability to rapidly pick up and learn the norms before a certain age. It's how they're so damn good at learning language and mannerisms. I see this same argument when people claim their kids are "not racist" because they "don't notice" skin colors of their friends. Unless they're color blinded, they do... The parent has done a good job rasing them to not think a chertian way, but these kids most definitely see that this woman is wearing almost nothing when most do.Will it be psychologically harmful for the children? Almost certainly not. But these kids most definitely made some note on the perverse nature of their attire. Kids are more privy to sex than adults want to give them credit for - we forget it's literally I'm imdedded into our biology and if you've ever had kids you'd know that around 2 years old it's normal for them to engage in masturbatory exploration without any need for adult influence. We just like to assign "innocence" to them because it helps us feel better. They aren't ready for all the dangers that come with the responsibilities of sex, but they damn well are picking up knowledge about it on their own until you properly tell them youraelf. Those pieces they put together may not be the right ones, since you aren't guiding them. In fact, I'd argue the parents are zing a good job here if they've properly explained some things to their children already about sex. Studies show that teaching children about sex younger is way better for their development, which makes sense since they aren't going to be learning about it from dumb kids on the playground or sketchy sites, but from a reliable source of information they aleady trust and value. It's the reason why sex ed effectively cuts down teen pregnancy, teaching younger seems to have a larger positive effect.
>>10220299This has to be a male poster RPing. Sweet Lolita purses aren't large enough to hold anything more than a 25 cent (35 now?) pack of sunflower seeds. Very sweet, but you can't fool me.
>23 years ago>cosplaying as the Corpse Bride for WorldCon>little kid comes up to me with his mom and asks to take a picture>tell them no because their hands where covered in chocolate and i don't want them ruining my dress>the kid starts screaming and the mom tries to comfort him>the more he screams the redder he gets>eventually kablooms into confetti and his mom starts laughing>she tells me it's just a prank and that she's not actually a parent>i laugh and let her in on the secret that i'm not actually a woman>she seems confused and asks "but you are actually a corpse, right?">i confirm that i am and collapse on the groundShe came to my funeral
>>10225759Nayrt, but I can fit my system camera with lens, makeup pouch, cardigan and phone/wallet in my milk heart bag. Most of the time when I wear a teeny purse I carry an additional brand tote. Carrying little trinkets around like the tiara anon would not be a problem. It's a cute idea, I might make some bracelets.
>>10225759Not every sweet lolita bag is a gender-confused bear
>>10222637It's a small indie Japanese designer, don't be that guy.
You smile, strike a cool pose with them and make some kid's day, what's the big deal
Never posted or even lurked this board before but as a kid whom was brought to a lot of degenerate social gatherings where photography is common I can assure you young boys won't be traumatized if you go so far as to smash their face in your boobs and onlookers will do little more than laugh. Nobody cares.
>>10220090>>10222695>>10222842>>10222849>>10225835>>10226030You have an alarmingly high amount of these pictures you sick freak
>>10226003>smash their face in your boobsThat's called sexual assault
I got a story > Be Sunday of the con> Want to do some last minute shopping/wandering> Out of the corner of my eye spot preteen running towards me> Obviously mentally disabled> Kid already clamped to my side by the time mom half-asks for a photo before snapping anyways> Kid then yells "huggy" and pulls me into an uncomfortably long hug> Starts making kissy noises into my shoulder> After way too long, the hug ends and he leaves> Yells "I love you Belle"> I was Elizabeth from Bioshock InfiniteI still feel a little violated.
Scratch that, how do you deal with parents wanting you to take pictures with their kids? T'was during a larp, at a public event though, so there were a lot of outsiders. I was costumed as a creepy leper/beggar of sorts, with a face-covering metal mask, bandages and ragged clothing. Then came a large family who insisted to take a photo with the youngest kid (something like 6 years old?), who seemed afraid of me. They were polite with me, and I tried to reassure him, but it's not easy sounding friendly with a full mask on, and they were laughing at him. He very obviously didn't want it, and it felt like his family was bullying him. Poor little guy.
>>10226033My thoughts exactly. OP had a not-so-innocent agenda with this thread.
>>10220090If you’re Victorian in your values then you’re likely not at a Con with you kids.
>>10226092Should’ve punched the fucker
>>10226092So many Parents really don’t control their kids or teach them manners. Entitled parents.
>>10227666Yeah, punch the autism away. Just like what your parents should have done with you
>>10225835theres that 16 year old who took a bunch of drugs and passed out at the con then said she was beaten
>>10220437You are naive as fuck
Fuck them kids.
>>10221748I dont let my kids around fat women
>>10228927I dont let fat people around my kids
>>10220090One of my hobbies outside of Cosplay is Eurovision and this year the band from Iceland wears bdsm gear when they perform and they are very popular with icelandic children. So there are a bunch of photos of the guys in the band in harnesses and pvc clothing taking photos with with children and children trying to dress up like the band. Kids just think they look cool.
>>10222842>>10222849What kind of woman gets off on pressing her tits against terrified fat kids?
>>10228815Don't do that
>>10225759I’ve seen this story before on cgl, if they are RPing they must have been around for maybe 5 years to remember it and regurgitate it (or have read all archives)
>>10225763kek, good shit
>>10225759this purse is pretty sizable, but I can fit at least 2-3 crowns in even my tiny bags. thank god for Loris
>>10229241Yeah those poor boys were horrified, hopefully their parents took them to the Folsom Street Fair to remind them what real appropriate apparel is like.
>>10222849>>10222842>that power girl>those boobs>that mildly mischievous face that indicated possible sexual needs laying dormantBruh moments.As a cosplayer I wished that kinda stuff happened to me.
>>10220437Sluts are really funny when they try to justify themselves.
I never thought to do this before, but after reading all the stories about sticky kids I wonder if it'd be worth carrying wet wipes if you think kids might want a picture with you that day? That way instead of having to avoid the sticky ones you can just ask them to clean up a bit first. Maybe the kid will even learn something about there being things in the world you need to not be sticky for
>>10229241>terrifiedDoes everybody on the internet these days genuinely unironically believe that kids are incapable of having sexual urges or desires? Holy shit.
>>10231637I never thought about sex until my 18th birthday
>>10220090You want they should learn about cosplay on the streets?
>>10220090bikini and a dress?oh no
Going to do my first cosplay soon as Colonel Autumn from Fallout 3. I'm getting Enclave logo buttons printed so I can put them in my pouch and in my best Virginian accent say to the kids that ask for pics "you look like a fine addition to the Enclave, here's some identification" and give them the button for them or their parent to put on. Might even order an Enclave flag so I can "pop out" more.
>>10231637prepubescent children don't have sexual desires unless they were molested/raped
>>10232024That sound's cool but even as someone who's played the game several times i probably wouldn't recognize you unless you had the distinct Fallout pistol and/or some enclave icons (I like to cosplay fallout/hotline miami and get recognized maybe twice per con) so i wouldn't stress out on the buttons - Plus let's be real kids today haven't played fallout and ain't gonna know who you are i'm afraid. But good luck, and take pics.
>>10228376I wish my parents punched the autism out of me
>>10232269Yeah I see what you mean, but I think a 3” by 5” enclave flag, a metal enclave pin on my coat collar, the aforementioned enclave buttons, the distinctive Virginian accent and the portable speaker playing enclave radio that I’m thinking of might make it apparent who I am. I might get a Fallout 3 laser pistol prop if my con doesn’t deem it too familiar to a real firearm (aus imitation firearm laws being what they are.
>>10232469Shit, I meant feet as in 3’ by 5’
>>10230546that's Vegas PG Cosplay
why do people want to turn something wholesome into sexual
>>10233468cause idiots automatically think - tits = sexual.
>>10220437The fuck are talking about. Even when I was a kid my tiny pea sized brain would flat out mush into 'WOAH MOMMA' mode when I saw bikini boobs. This is 100% bullshit.
>>10233733Are you saying that seeing the bikini boobs damaged you?
>>10233473But tits do = sexual. Homo-sapiens are literally the only animal that have tits from the time they reach puberty until the day they die. All other mammals only have breasts when they're either pregnant or lactating. All other times, they shrink and get the fuck out of the way because otherwise they're just two useless sacks of fat. Since human bodies don't get rid of these useless fat sacks, evolution tells us they must not be that useless after all. There is not a consensus on the secondary(arguably primary since they serve this function all the time whereas the other is only served while they're with a child) function of breasts, but let's be real. They exist to entice a mate. Combined with the fact that breasts are an erogenous zone, you can pretty comfortably make the claim that tits = sexual. Hope that helps, and remember, there is always a cure for ignorance.
>>10233736are you one of those creeps who gets turned on when they see a woman breastfeeding in public?
>>10233736The simple fact that there are cultures where boobs aren't considered sexual disproves whatever argument you're trying to make
>>10220126Kickstart their puberty.
I love to take pictures with them. It always makes me happy.
>>10233550Holy shit, that's savage.>>10233461I'm too far to ever do something with her.But she looks like mild rape, yeah.>>10232024As a Fallout player, perhaps you should mention more remarkable things such as 'Capital Wasteland'. And try to stick to Fallout cosplayers, there's always one or two in every con.That said, would take a pic with you.
>>10234778thanks anon, very wholesome
how bout lil girls taking pictures with naked larp male?
>>10235132go to a pride parade if you wanna see that shit
>>10235243What is she whispering?Also that seems to be on a Disney park. Meh.
>>10232031Er, no. As weird as it is to say, and not like any attention should be given on this, but sex exploration in a healthy well cared for child can start young, like toddler young. There's very little awareness of other things being sexual at that age, but it's not that far off for an 8 year old to get there.
>>10235246>What is she whispering?something extremely sexual
>>10235246May the force bleet with you
>implying anyone would ever want to take a pic with any of the autists that lurk this board
>>10235249>>10235253>>10235262>that moment when you have constant contact with Rey cosplayers and you imagine thisAra ara indeed.>>10235334Well, i'm quite popular in my field of cosplay, and people know me. Like said on another thread, I try my best to be nice and not drop the spaghetti, unlike most autists in here.
What if the kids are dressed up and you want a picture with them?
>>10240276Make sure it’s okay with the child and the adult with them. It’s not really that weird, people have asked my little sister for a picture when she was in a Cardcaptor Sakura cosplay.
>>10221864She looks like one of those patreon sluts that can't make it work. How unfortunate. No wonder she has to do that to attract the betas and little boys,they're the only ones that would be realistically attracted to her and give her the attention she craves.
Lots of ugly jealous girls ITT. Sorry you're all flat and unattractive.No one loves or pay attention to small tits and ugly faces but rest assured, you can get surgery on those. It won't fix your ugly personnality though.
>>10240564>Actually thinking that the people bashing the pictures are anything other than seething men who are jealous they can't take picture next to underage girls with their dick out.
>>10240566Girls with flat and small chests are proven to be aggressive because they know they're less attractive than women with an actual woman's body
>>10233550Zero suit indeed.
>>10220090that sound like a parent problem honestly
>>10240567whatever you say, cow tit chan. At least we're not fat
Older man with girl is creepyOlder woman with boy is wholesomeIt may be a double standard but thats life
>>10240985what the hell, that kids face is photoshopped right?
>>10222637its 2019 and people don't know vierge vampur anymore, shaking my gott-dayum head.
>>10226092There is nothing I hate more than retarded children.
How Japanese cosplaying kids deals with cameramen wanting to take their picture...
>>10233736We have them because we are bipedal and nursing would be very difficult otherwise.Cows have udders btw