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I was just wondering if it's something only happening to the cons I attend or it's the same all over the world
Are your cons full of normalfags?
Examples may be: kids blasting trap music, guys with no shirt going around with a "free hugs" sign, people who actually don't care about anime but do low budget ""cosplay"" of extremely mainstream characters just to hit on weeb girls and generally people who can't even speak their own language
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Signs were banned so long ago at every con I go to for so long guidebooks still use Genma Saotome as an example of a character with a sign that acceptable
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>>10545549
What’s up with signs? I don’t understand, why would you ban them?
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>>10545546
Geeze what trashy cons are you going to where shirtless douches have free hugs signs.
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>>10545559
This had to be over a decade ago and my old brain is trying to remember. They were annoying for one, Large signs were dangerous in big crowds, Issues with it being a type of Solicitation because it started going past 'Free hugs' like
'Free Kiss' 'Free Friends' then always those after hour 'Free Booze' guys
I recall a friend telling me some cosplayer tried to get revenge on them by holding up a sign with my friends phone number on it so he would get spammed by weird texts.
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>>10545546
I only really go to AWA every year and I feel like it has gotten more and more like this in recent years especially in the evenings. It's still a good con but it annoys me that it just turns into half obnoxiously drunk normies after 8PM.
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>>10545567

2nd / 3rd biggest cons in my country lmao
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>>10545546
>kids blasting trap music
Just say you're mad about black kids having fun, you don't need to disguise your racist bs
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>>10546143
literally lol at the idea that anyone on this board would disguise their racism
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>>10545546
Only for smaller cons, like a few thousand attendees or less. There is no high-quality content there to focus on so the glomp circles and cheap closet cosplays are foreground.
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I don't know if trashy people are a variation of normal people/people not into the cosplay niche
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>>10545580
>after-hours "Free Booze" guys
Holy based
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>>10545546
I never saw this personally, but the trend of normie celebrities/politicians cosplaying and attending conventions that was going on before cons got shut down rubbed me the wrong way.
Like great, fantastic, bring you and your photographers and your security people and take up even more room in crowded halls and con centers.

Attend a hentai panel at 2 in the morning and then I'll be impressed.
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>>10546143

I live in Europe you fucking American degenerate, literally there are almost no black people here.
Also, my parents are north-african.
Please commit self kill
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>>10546410
North Africans are can also be anti-black. Don't you guys call black people sub-saharan or is that just a Borat joke with no basis in reality?
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>>10546413

Yeah but for fuck's sake
I was literally complaining about white normie kids acting like jocks and blasting trap music at full volume and I get accused of racism on 4chan by some American SJW
Come on, this is ridiculous
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>>10546415
Ahh sorry I didn't look upthread. I kinda hate anyone blasting loud music (house parties I can tolerate but like walking down the street and driving and stuff it is annoying). I'm that bitch that thinks not having headphones watching videos or music in public is rude af so I get your frustration.
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>>10546419
>I'm that bitch
We know, sweetheart.
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>>10546548
It feels so good to be seen and understood. Thank you.
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I always thought this was just part of the con experience. Always some frat boy rejects standing around with signs/creeping and capitalizing on the atmosphere of free booze and unsupervised girls. Half of them only know like 2 dbz characters but you can always find them at the party floor and creeping on younger girls. Ew.
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>>10546175

Not all normies are trashy people, of course lmao
But normies who go to comic conventions are much more likely to be trashy people in my experience
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>>10545624
>>10546598
I think it’s important to remember that lots of hardcore cosplayers get out of their costumes at night to chill with friends. It’s hard to just hang out when you’re constantly getting asked for pics, have to be careful not to damage anything, can’t sit properly, can’t walk properly, can’t eat or drink, etc. (depends on the costume ofc but you get the point). Cosplayers who take off their costumes are obviously going to blend in with the normies, at least at a glance. I’ve seen tons of cosplayers during the day who look like normies late at night, and I think this contributes to the sentiment of con parties being full of normies. Have a chat with someone if you really want to know where they fall.
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>>10546143
Every person I've ever seen blastin trap music at a con is either aggressively white or asian.
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>>10546598
>Half of them only know like 2 dbz characters but you can always find them at the party floor and creeping on younger girls. Ew.
I swear it's always these retards who know 2 or 3 characters from dbz, naruto, bleach or whatever and come to cons and expect to drown in pussy
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>>10546680

How does one be "aggressively asian"? Karate chopping every 2 seconds?
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>>10545546
Normalfags are a myth. Everyone is just in a different mode at a con. There are plenty of hip-deep nerds who are also going around with said no shirts and free hugs signs. Plenty of the same nerds who are ALSO only cosplaying to hit on people, etc.
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>>10546410
17.2 million black people is a lot to be "literally almost no black people".
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>>10546776

9.3 millions of black people in EU of which 5 millions live in France (and I'm not french)
And many black people here are economic refugees you would hardly find going to a comic convention blasting trap music full volume

Maybe you should just stop totally missing the point of a conversation just to randomly accuse some dude of racism?
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>>10546724
>How does one be "aggressively asian"?
Be a hype-beast.
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Normalfags acting like they're at the zoo and taking pictures at the worst moments without asking are one of my con peeves.
Outside of that I don't have a lot of issues with normies.
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>>10546722
To be fair, even average looking guys are stand out hotties at the convention. I think that’s why so many normie guys come in to slide on in to some sexy times. In the real world they’re maybe a 5 or 6 out of 10, but in convention world that translates to a solid 8 by comparison to the neck beard trash they’re surrounded by.
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Imagine thinking trap music makes you less of an anime fan
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>>10546143
I have only seen white people do this.
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>>10547227
It's like they've never heard this song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-YfT9AxqAg&ab_channel=lilricefield
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Kinda rich for any older anime fan to look down on enjoying mainstream music when they were the same ones who were making shoddy AMVS to Linkin Park, Evanescence and MCR in the 00s
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>>10547262
They're just mad mainstream music isn't what was mainstream when they were 13
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One time at one of my first ever cons, I was like 21, my best friend and I were walking back to the convention center from eating out down the street, it was about 11 pm, busy city, Friday night. We are stopped by these guys by the side of the road next to their party bus, they're all drunk as shit. Just shitfaced. I think I'm cosplaying Mamimi from FLCL so I look fairly normal, and my friend's in his Roxas outfit- so fairly normie but punky? Anyway they surround us and literally ferry us up INTO THEIR BUS, like almost pushing me, I swear, laughing and screaming at us "Come hang out omg you guys are dressed so coooooollll come with us come hang out with us" And we are trying to be nice but PUSH PAST THEM to get off their bus again- finally we like, stumbled down those little steps with all the guys like going, "Awwwwwwwww" at us.... I was only somewhat scared. I remember just.. feeling blank? Like it was SO surreal my body did not know how to react. My friend was much better at negotiating us out of that situation.

From then on I avoided even going NEAR normies.
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>>10547227

Imagine going to a comic convention dressed as an hypebeast blasting trap music full volume and still thinking it's a socially acceptable behaviour
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>>10546267
Jamie Lee Curtis cosplaying on the DL and being really into One Piece is fun actually
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>>10547459
Yeah I mean the ones that do it without making a spectacle of themselves don't bother me.

I think Brad Pitt or someone else super famous dressed as Elmo and wrote about how it was the first time he was able to freely wander a crowd in years.
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>>10547275
Lighten up anon, they just wanted a little consensual gang rape.
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>>10547441
>socially acceptable behaviour

As long as its within the rules and nobody is being hurt.
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>>10547441
>dressed as an hypebeast blasting trap music full volume

Imagine thinking these aren't really the stars of the event.
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>>10546143
That's usually underage white girls dressed as "punk" Sailor senshi or that skeleton in a sweatshirt. Which aren't normies, but are obnoxious af.
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>>10547774
This.
Got friendly with one last time I went to a convention and got him to play cha cha slide and cupid shuffle in the convention hall. Was fun
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>>10545546
It is what it is casual anime fans will just congregate into groups, whilst normalfags will just continue to be normalfags.
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>>10548648
>children with fathers present in their life have never blasted loud music or engaged in teenage mischief ever

What are you, Mormon?
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>>10548648
Having father doesnt automatically make a good person.
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I'll stop the gunshow once it stops consistently getting me laid. You don't want to see it, stop fucking me.
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>>10549203
Timestamped bodypic now
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>>10545546
who the fuck goes to cons
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>>10546722
>>10547217
It's hilarious that they think cosplay girls are desperate when most of them already have a boyfriend who's holding all of her belongings or just want to enjoy their time with friends and are not looking to get laid. On the other hand, hot costhots that are fit can easily get a buff Chad who don't care about Anime to fuck them, not some average looking Joe who has a beer gut and unwashed face because she would rather have those guys as money giving simps instead. Girls who are desperate are usually below average or ugly looking girls that would attend orgies just to feel validated.
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>>10547217
I took a "normie" older coworker and his kids to Katsucon so they could see what its like. This dude wound up getting hit on all throughout the night by younger zoomer girls. Mind you he is a big old fat country black dude that always dresses to the nines. He looks just like a taller version of BruceBruce but these women were flirting with this dude something fierce.

That shit threw me for a loop because he's in his mid 40s.
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>>10557801
It was probably because he was black.
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>>10546410
based
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>>10546143
>only black kids blast rap music
wow that's racist as fuck
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>>10545546
the only good reason to go to a con is to look for mildly deranged pussy
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>>10558674
gtfo coomer
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>>10546143
Okay fag
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>>10546267
I have an irrational hatred of celebrities and I want them to stay the fuck out of my hobby. I unironically despise them and hope they all fucking overdose on their high end designer drugs
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>>10562474
Same. I always thought celebrity worship was weird
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I'm glad I live in a flyover state with only tiny cons. Normalfags don't come here. Only obsessed weirdos do. I'm in good company here.
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>>10564076
Ditto

The only celebs you see in small cons are the rando invited guests that the poorfag convention can afford and even then they're somewhat trained to cater to the market

Or the normies you see are friends with the weebs that tagged along and somehow get to liking it and behave.
My homo weeb friend came along with his normie boyfriend and he described it as a "pride for nerds but even better, and he respects that".

It's a nice environment when it's like that.
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>>10545624
Those arent normies. They are just drunk ass weebs
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>>10564076
No one who lives in a flyover state calls it a flyover state you Seattle fuck.
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>>10564231
Nah it’s a self-deprecating joke, like calling your own city a hellhole. The people who live there are the ones with the knowledge to honestly call a flyover a flyover.
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>>10546419
I had an old man that came over to me while I was watching something on my laptop (without headphones) and said "That is your personal entertainment device. I don't want to be entertained by it!". He yelled it. Weird thing was that his hollering was way louder than the moderate volume of the laptop
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>>10545546
Sounds like a con from like 10 years ago.
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>>10564639
Based old man
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>>10545546
fucking gatekeeper
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>>10547126
(((Economic refugees)))
I bet youre an ethiopian jew
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>>10564967
And that's a good thing!
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>>10545580
>mfw I am a Britfag
>I read this
>We still have signs at cons
SAHRRY SURR, DO YEW HAVE A PERMIT FER THAT SAAHN? I'M GONNA NEED TO SE SOME EYE DEE.
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>>10565738
This is how Yanks think Brits talk but if you were British you’d know literally nobody actually does speak like that. Also this was posted at 5:30am on a Saturday in the UK. Why do I think you’re probably lying about being British?!
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>>10546774

this.

OP is drawing a line for normies that real normies would say are already deep into fandom.
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>>10546267
>a hentai panel at 2 in the morning

Imagine the smell
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>>10545546
>asshole dudebros who's first exposure to cosplay are ethot shit like porn and OF, so they think all cosplayers are easy whores who'll put it out
>dumb bitches who are only getting into anime/video games recently since it's trending and cosplay it to get attention. potentially their first exposure to cosplay is also porn
>that legitimately confused and weirded out family / parents taking their kid to the con, but are otherwise supportive
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>>10546267
Adam Savage has been cosplaying and even hosting cosplay build workshops at various cons for years.
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>>10546410
>I live in Europe
>my parents are north-african

You are part of the problem.
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>>10566198
>>asshole dudebros who's first exposure to cosplay are ethot shit like porn and OF, so they think all cosplayers are easy whores who'll put it out

I have yet to meet one after a decade who isn't either bpd, an easy whore or both.
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I was a normalfag who only watched naruto/bleach in highschool/college, but now my tastes have broadened and I want to try going to one. But I'm a 27 year old boomer, is that too old for cons?
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>>10566244
Hes a fairly niche exception because his profession of building/crafting lends itself to cosplay, and from what you said it sounds like he actually goes to cons to do shit and not just take up space
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>>10567869
Nayrt and yeah Adam Savage is one of those normies into cosplay and nerd shit that is genuinely contributing interesting or valuable content.
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Everyone is a normie. Y'all are just in a cult.
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>>10567834
Never
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>>10567834
I think as time passes and anime becomes even more mainstream older people at cons will be more normal, just go.
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>>10557801
Things that never happened for $500.
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>>10564967
Hobbies should be gatekept, because if they’re not they degenerate into absolute shit.
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>>10568063
>anime cons
>not degenerate drom the beginning

Gatekeeping nerd shit now is like trying to stop a broken dam with a tub plug
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>>10562474
>my hobby
You don’t own it, sorry
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>>10545546
Texas cons have gone downhill for this reason. When 90% of the con are normies, then why are you there? The shitty panels? The overpriced merch?
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>>10568063
Gatekeep 'em to keep absolute retards like you inside where you can't shit up the rest of the world.
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>>10562474
hate to tell you but it's probably likely that celebrities are integral to your hobby
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>>10567834
22 is too old sorry grandpa
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>>10568601
>literally turned 22 today
FUCK
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>>10568290
Yes I do suck my cock
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>>10566244
I wouldn’t exactly say Adam savage is on the same level as Halsey doing a half assed D.Va look. It really depends on how out of touch you are with society and Adam Savage puts out consistently high quality work and is pretty down to earth as opposed to trying to feed a superiority complex by catering to Twitter clapistanis shouting “OMG THEY WATCH ANIME THEYRE JUST LIKE ME”
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>>10545580
>always those after hour 'Free Booze' guys
based? I'm thinking based
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My experiences with normalfags at conventions:
>Dudebros who ghosted the con, didn't buy tickets but stuck around the venue harassing and heckling cosplayers while getting drunk
>Dudebros who come only for the afterparty to hit on women and get mad when nerdy girls won't worship their dick right away
>Dudebros who put on some shitty joke cosplay and treat the convention like their personal playground going around "interviewing" people for their stupid youtube channel
>The overly attached normie boyfriends/girlfriends of congoers who don't want to be there but demanded to chaperone and have a permanent frown staring daggers at anyone their SO talks to
The only normalfags I can tolerate at conventions are the parents of the kids who dragged them there but even they can get rude and obnoxious as hell. Normies at conventions in general are insufferable because they come there thinking their shit don't stink and that they're above all these geeks so they might as well treat them like garbage.
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>>10567834
>But I'm a 27 year old boomer, is that too old for cons?
You can cosplay and go to cons until the day you die. (Pic very related)
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I'm ok with normalfags (unless they blast music), not ok with the trend of people that think they're cosplayers when they buy all their cosplays and go through 5+ cosplays a month. The cutoff is having a cosplay insta; if you pose yourself as a cosplayer, you best be making parts of your cosplay. Otherwise, you'rea fraud. I know so many people that wear and post multiple new cosplays a month and haven't touched a sewing machine in their life.
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>>10571338
It's one thing to buy shitty Amazon cosplays but if they're dropping cash to support artists then who cares
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>>10571753
I care, cosplay should be an expression of skill and dedication to a character, buying up random FOTM cosplays is neither. at that point, you're nothing more than a third rate model.
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>>10570747
Spot on
This post made me nostalgic for cons aw
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>>10564967
We didn’t gatekeep enough
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>>10570747
>dudebros who "interview" cosplayers for their shit channel
holy shit this reminds me of a video but i can't remember the title, but basically these guys went to con just to rag on cosplayers by asking them questions to make them feel bad. guy's fan base / comment section was horrid too it was like a bunch of assholes laughing at a freak show
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>>10565791
I read it as an American accent, the over the top one non-americans put on for laughs
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>>10572222
I don’t know if it’s the same one but I’ve seen videos like that and it’s one of the reasons I avoid anyone doing ‘interviews’ at cons. Even if it’s genuine there’s no knowing how they’ll edit it
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To me if you even have the balls to cosplay at a con then you're no longer a normie in my eyes.

There are normies who attend or get "roped" to con who are so aware that the 'nerdiest' think they can wear is a Metallica or ACDC T-shirt
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I just go to cons dressed up as a normal dude, works better if you want to talk with people.

Plus I take my uni backpack with me since I end up shopping for stuff (Europoor so fig stores are more rare than gold at least here).
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>>10572141
I bet you probably buy your wigs instead of making them from scratch you fucking casual
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>>10573535
I grow my own cotton, loom and dye my own clothing, and harvest my own electricity off the electricity tree acktually
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>>10573715
Fuck, you are the only true cosplayer.
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>>10567834
>I was a normalfag who only watched naruto/bleach in highschool/college
you would've fit right in with the narutards during 2000-2010. And no you're not too old at all. Which con were you thinking of attending, it might not even be in person
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>>10545559
It's soliciting. Event organizer don't like that kind soliciting going on bc of vibes it gives off. Plus legal questions if they are trying to give away anything but hugs; a request to receive anything
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>>10546267
Who is the politician into cosplaying?
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>>10546143
N
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>>10573529
>dressed as a normal
this. i always have one day where i don't have cosplay on or atleast a very very light costume. fuck trying to talk to people while wearing full armor never doing that again
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>>10545546
>people who actually don't care about anime but do low budget ""cosplay"" of extremely mainstream characters just to hit on weeb girls


incel much?
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>>10572141
Post your cosplays then, if you aren't just blowing smoke
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>>10546143
Lets all hope this is bait
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>>10546413
sub-saharan...like...from the regions south of the sahara..? braindead ape iq i guess
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>>10575955
What's to say I haven't in other threads? This is for discussing normalfags at cons, and I've said what I don't like
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>>10545546
>eople who actually don't care about anime but do low budget ""cosplay"" of extremely mainstream characters just to hit on weeb girl
They're based
t. Kissless virgin
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>>10566872
I can meet one?
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>>10545546
Live and let live
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>>10581273
This is 4chan, that's illegal.
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>>10573529
Tell me your secrets anon. How do you approach people without feeling like (not strictly being) a creepy wierdo? I over think these things.
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>>10573529
Would you recommend doing "cosplays" of characters that are literally just casual outfits? Seems real easy and subtle with few downsides.
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>>10577332
What's to say you're not just a larper and your opinion should go straight in the garbage?

Show me your world class cosplays
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Last con I went to before covid there were some black guys dressed as the thot police. they were only there to fuck some cosplay girls with daddy issues
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Do the annoying ass guys dressed in various deadpool cosplays count? I think it's funny how they come to cons completely alone, too.
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>>10586835
Always in some of the laziest deadpool cosplays too (pic unrelated)
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“Generaly people who can’t even speak their own language” huh? Did I have a stroke reading this?
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>>10546267
>hentai panel at 2am

i'll do you one better.

i went to a panel entirely dedicated to doing a live reading of Chris-Chan's comics. we even took a picture at the end and posted it to his twitter. there were at least 250 people there, it was amazing.
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>>10545546
Normalfags ruined all but the tiniest conventions over a decade ago. Thank booth babes and instagram whores for that.
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>>10545580
>Free booze guys

Man I love when cons get comfy like this
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>>10546410
>naffer saying there's no darkskin problem
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>>10573529
I dressed normal with my mate once, coincidentally both wearing black tees. Someone asked if we were security and one of the girls working at the con slapped my ass. Good times.
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>>10572222
>implying cons aren't giant freak shows
Ok retard
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>>10573529
I had exactly (one) day when I didn't cosplay at an anime con, and it was the most boring shit I've done in a HOT minute (thankfully it was a Sunday so slow day) . I met a person from my cosplay anime that did a REALLY good iteration, and I was so tight I couldn't do a good shot with her. Additionally, I think I just like people freaking out over my cosplay. Feels good man.
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>>10597266
> Additionally, I think I just like people freaking out over my cosplay. Feels good man

Seconded. The validation is a dopamine rush in and of itself. When I'm not is cosplay at a con I feel invisible. Far less people want to talk to me
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>>10545546
People don't get bullied for liking anime/vidya anymore, so there is no "I love this at the expense of my popularity" filter to keep normalfags out of the hobby.
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>>10545546
>Go on normie anime social media
>People posting videos of cosplayers posing for pictures
>Well made cosplays and they’re doing standard poses
>”EWWW WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS”
>”ughhh this is why i cant tell ppl i like anime”
>Every comment is this
I’m so tired of normies, I can’t wait for these people to get over anime. They’re as obsessed with cringe as middle schoolers in 2016.
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Nothing is more normalfag than wearing LGBT flags as a cape. Also nothing is more gay than wearing an LGBT flag as a cape too.





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