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so i attended my first con a first con a few months ago and i was let down by the lack of unhinged homestuck cosplayers so i was wonderin if the people of /cgl/ could regale me with their horror stories of homestuck cosplayers
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>>10652310
Oh ho, my favorite genre of convention lore. The two that stick immediately to mind are the bucket and sharpie bath incidents.

The Bucket Incident gets bonus points for being documented and available online.
To recap the comic canon, Trolls find buckets embarrassing because they're used essentially as condoms to house reproductive juices. I've seen them likened to condoms. This quickly became a meme within the community online and... unfortunately irl. The joke was even well known by people outside the HS cosplay community at conventions because HS cosplayers would scream, hoot and holler at the sight of one. I heard whispers that someone got hit in the head by one from some dumbshits throwing them around. This leads us to the titular incident. A table full of goobers go to a restaurant (presumably around the con) in full costume and start spitting in a bucket and passing around, all while giggling and making a scene. Here is said video for your viewing pleasure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXM7uFKz5yE

And one of the original posts recalling the tale of the Sharpie Bath is actually still active from 9 years ago, so I'll link it instead of typing it out myself: https://cancerously.tumblr.com/post/19022310014/homestuck-sharpie-dying-horror-story
Supposedly there were pictures, but it was unclear whether they were fake-for-funnies recreations or the genuine photos. My heart is with the poor hotel staff that had to clean it up. I would love to hear their story.

Anywho there is much much more history to be told and much of it is available online through retelling or the occasional gem still active. Homestuck "Confoolery" as one tumblr blog put it, has largely died out -- which is perhaps a good thing for all of our sanity -- but the legends live on.
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Youre like 6+ years too late anon
Now you can have unhinged danganronpa/mha cosplayers
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>>10652730
well i still would like hear yalls stories
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>>10652730
The dreamsmp cosplayers are gonna be extremely unhinged when conventions open in the USA.
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>>10653164
Are you ready for green hoodies and paper plates with a face drawn on them with the same frequency as todoroki wigs two years ago
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>>10653164
<spoiler> yes </spoiler>
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>tfw the last mspa general was in 2018

Has anyone read Psycholonials? Were it not for the rona I bet cons would be filled with clownsona cosplays.
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>>10653326
>Has anyone read Psycholonials?
Lol no
I was super devoted into Homestuck. I made so much fan content, even had 21 fan characters.
I did my best to ignore how bad Homestuck was declining. Every Homestuck 2 update just continued to devastate me and Pesterquest wasn't doing any favors. By the time they cancelled 2 I wasn't even fazed anymore, just bitterly happy that they failed. I sure as hell wasn't gonna read another thing by Hussie after all that and, from what I heard about it, sounds like I dodged a bullet.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJJ3XmCJtoU
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>>10653326
Godamn. Ngl I miss them sometimes.
All the acne Daves and poorly made horns. Good times
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>>10652310
My sister got the shit beat out of her by Homestuck cosplayers at 1am in our hotel lobby during Anime Expo 2012.
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>>10653728
Care to elaborate? Sounds to good to be true.
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>>10652365
its just a group of people having fun
whats wrong with that
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>>10653824
its just guys bein dudes
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>>10653862
yes
theyre just
spitting in a bucket
whats so wrong about this
why do people go out of their way to view this video
and reel back in disgust
or some other strange reaction
all they did was dress up and play around
your mother has done way worse
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>>10653865
because back then that was as crazy and cringe people were. youd get designated as a cow for the most minor shit. it’s just that nowadays people do crazier and crazier shit just to get even a smidge of attention that you’d get back then. I remember homestuck fans were so immensely hated someone legitimately made a threat to shoot up a convention if he saw any homestucks there
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>>10653572
Pesterquest turned out ok, you just had to avoid the uhhhh author-self-inserts. But like, overall? Pesterquest was decent.
Homestuck 2 on the other hand is a pile of shit, and it's unfortunately going to be the last hurrah of the series. I doubt that the remaining hiveswap games are going to exist.

At the last con I went to before the chink flu there were like....3 homestucks I saw? Some guy in a dave shirt, an obese fem-tavros and an okay looking Terezi. It's a dying movement

>>10653728
Sounds hot
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>>10653865
are you
roleplaying a troll
oc with a funky typing
quirk right now homie
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>>10653865
I don't know how to explain to you that collecting bodily fluids in a bucket and in public of all places is abnormal. Somehow the way you type makes your reaction to this make perfect sense.
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>>10655686
I need to know the context of this photo
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>>10655693
im insulted
>>10655696
im insulted
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>>10655697
Wish I knew. But they are nice legs.
I'm assuming they're talking about skin greying, but that's only an educated guess
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ah yes my favorite

>midsized east coast con, very early 2010s
>the height of homestuck popularity, hamsteaks everywhere
>one or more of them with shitty unsealed grey body paint jumps in hotel pool
>pool closes for the remainder of the con, hotel workers and guests are pissed
>between this incident and an incident with an escalator that was the fault of another weeb behaving badly, both the hotel and the con raise prices the following year

at the same con the following year

>in the stairwell of a parking deck one night
>encounter some friends in the stairwell, they are talking about hamsteaks in the hotel pool
>"oh lol are you talking about that thing with the homestuck cosplayers that happened last year?"
>silence
>"no anon, they went and did it again"

i don't know how it turned out that time, i guess they had to close the pool or something all over again
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This and the 'grey sharpie bathtub' story are gold
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>>10656049
>Doesn't want to get raped by a canadian juggalo while in a catgirl outfit
It's like these people are anti-kink or something
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>>10655719
isnt that animazment? I remember people mention that the first story happen at the hotel across the convention center.
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>>10653326
It’s okay, nothing on the level of homestuck and definitely wouldn’t appeal to cosplayers in the same way. It’s a thinly veiled allegory of Hussie gaining fame through homestuck then losing control of it, through the lens of a depressed girl who leads a jester insurrection of the United States.
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>>10653326
Psycholonials only had 15 people playing on launch day according to steam analytics. I sincerely doubt youd see more than 1, if even, cosplayer at any convention for something that dead in the water.
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>>10653164
Fuuuuuck... absolutely not
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>>10652310
>>10652730
What this guy said.
You're more like 10 years too late.
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>>10658588
Agreed anon.
Waaay to late, you rarely see them at cons anymore. Mostly on special occasions, like meet-ups or panels.
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https://archiveofourown.org/works/10619448/chapters/23486718

just read this instead, it's kind of about that.
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I had a Homestuck phase in high school and now the very rare sightings of it at cons give me ptsd.

>>10657635
>15 people playing on launch day
Holy shit really? I knew it wasn't a hit or anything, but that's fucking abysmal. It's amazing how Hussie really fucking squandered everything he had due to mismanagement and pandering to the wrong people.
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>>10652365
based
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>>10655710
Judging from the smooth finish of her whole body I'm assuming she's wearing a gray body... suit? Sock? They're called arm socks when it's just up top, but I greatly admire that she went the extra mile to get her legs covered up too.
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>>10653164
horrible to attend, hilarious from a distance
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Every encounter with a homestuck cosplayer has been horror.
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>>10663145

Every encounter with a overwatch cosplayer has been horror
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>>10652730
I'd like to hear about these unhinged Danganronpa cosplayers.
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>>10653326
Read the first chapter and I refuse to spend any amount of money on it.
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>>10666716
Ah shit I love this image
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>>10652310
There was the funny one that showed up on the Sci Fi speed dating show. I hate HS cosplayers just because I had a pretty decent cosplay ruined by body paint of one of the POS when it was being chased by another. It grabbed a hold of my red jacket and cape which smeared this paint all over it because they don't understand sealing.
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Homestuck got banned from my local small-town con from 2012-2014 for several reasons. The cosplayers were just cretins all weekend. Paint everywhere, broke the escalator, inappropriate tackleglomping, hitting everything with metal buckets and dumping a bunch of green jello on the convention hotel floor. I went to school w/ one of them and they were insufferable.
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>>10669076
>Homestuck got banned
That's the funniest fucking sentence I've ever read
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As a homestuck fan I'm glad I wasn't part of the con scene lmao. Plus most of the main homestuck following was garnered from tumblr, and tumblr is a shithole.
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>>10652365
Doesn't alcohol remove Sharpie? Why was she's sitting in a bath of both if she was trying to dye herself?
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Always an interesting mix of morbid curiosity and envy when hearing about these convention stories. The bucket thing for example - gross, but when I was young, friends and I would take a bunch of yucky stuff and mix it all into a glass.
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>>10652365
I still think the sharpie bath story is bullshit. While I wouldn't put that kinda stunt past a Homestuck cosplayer, there's not enough evidence to substantiate it being true. And some people have pointed out some of the logical improbabilities in the story - like the fact that the girl was somehow soaking in that solution for two hours and was still conscious when they opened the door, the fact that sharpie ink is purple when diluted rather than gray, and the fact that people claim to have a photo but no one has seen it.
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>>10653572
Same, although what soured me on Hussie is the epilogue that just shits on the fans that made Homestuck what it was because Hussie is an overgrown pretentious manbaby who was pissy that everyone liked his comic for the wrong reasons.
That is, they liked it for its humor and characters, rather than its nonsensical story. When I was a teen I practically worshipped Hussie as an inspiration, but now as an adult I realize he had his strengths and weaknesses as a writer, and he's a little bitch baby that people liked his characters more than the story because he's better at writing characters than plotting.
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>>10669459
the "trick" was you soak sharpies in the alcohol to soak out the dye and mix it together.
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>>10671355
Anon you realize homestuck is ironic, right? The epilog was just his eva 3.0+1. Sorry you have autism and loved homestuck earnestly.
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>>10671372
Sounds like you've been huffing too many of Hussie's farts
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>>10653164
They’re already here, although I’ve not witnessed any degeneracy yet.
Saw a Ranboo cosplayer gain a cult following during a panel where no one knew who they were, got called “king” because of the crown and a bunch of bros were cheering them on. Was kind of wholesome.
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>>10653164
I saw a couple at supercon, they were most harmless I think. The problem is if they travel and cosppay in packs, thats where the most degeneracy happens. Luckily most group cosplays were just chainsaw man and demon slayer
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>>10671355
Yeah, he's a shit writer and the trannies he hired to take over were even worse. But, at least Homestuck was laid to rest
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>>10671633
You gotta love how he ended Hiveswap at the very least:
The train blew up and Joey, Xefros, and everyone else died. The end.
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>>10671633
I wouldn't say he was shit, just like I said, he had his strengths and weaknesses. He had good characters, he could write dialogue well, and he had good humor. The worldbuilding for troll society was good too, if a little inconsistent. But he was so up his own ass about the plot that was an absolute mess, and the verbose narrative writing style reeked of pretension
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More con horror stories.
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>>10675942
make a con horror general then
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>>10653164
oh no
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>>10655697
>>10655710
There was a trend in the fandom for a while of panty-shots thanks to one cosplayer who did so in a photoset for a particularly perverted character. It was in-character for the cosplay, but after one popular cosplayer did it for a set, it became the thing to do forever.

Pic unrelated but very relevant to some recent news.
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I didn't realize this thread was still active! I hope you don't mind some very late replies.

>>10671353
>I still think the sharpie bath story is bullshit.
Probably. I think it's one of those stories that gets inflated over time until it becomes something of a folk tale. It has a soft spot in my heart for that reason. It does have an air of... "then everyone clapped"

>>10669459
Yes, the story goes that she was trying a cheap trick to get her body paint done evenly and all in one go since it typically takes hours to apply evenly and seal real paint.
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>>10679632
>snowthesaltqueen
Is she actually a ghost or something? She haunts my every waking moment with how often she's in the "news"
Oh I misread, I thought you meant Snow started the trend.

On a side note, remember when pornstuck was a huge thing? Like cosplay photoshoots, terrible audios hosted on tumblr, etc. What a time. It's funnier to look back on now that softcore porn has boomed in the cosplay community. Cosplay Porn was under the rug enough back then.
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>>10652310
Was part of a local homestuck cosplay group for a few years before I stopped going to cons. Seeing as most of the people in the group were teenagers at the time, who lived and breathed Tumblr, there was the general cringey stuff that one expects from those types of people, but I had a few interactions with truly unhinged members of the group.

Became friends with this one girl I met at the second meet up I went to, was friends with her for a few months before I stopped associating with her all together. She was absolutely mental, Endlessly clingy to anyone who gave her attention, constantly talking about suicide and depression among other things, and didn't react well when I told her to fuck off and to stop expecting everyone to deal with her problems. She spread endless rumours about me to other mental cases in the group and new people who joined the group, that resulted in a few messages telling me kill myself; she also stalked my social media and IRL at later cons.

A few smaller incidences happened later with people who associated with the previously girl once I left the group all together.
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>>10680322
>tumblr
no sympathy, you were likely even more mentally ill
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>>10680301
>Is she actually a ghost or something? She haunts my every waking moment with how often she's in the "news"
No, but she IS ghoulish in behavior.

>On a side note, remember when pornstuck was a huge thing? Like cosplay photoshoots, terrible audios hosted on tumblr, etc. What a time. It's funnier to look back on now that softcore porn has boomed in the cosplay community. Cosplay Porn was under the rug enough back then.

I think pornstuck would have continued to be a thing had the people who partook in the sub-sub-sub-culture remembered that people want to see ATTRACTIVE porn stars and starlets, and it wasn't enough to just be naked.
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>>10681007
Your whole reply has got me cackling. It really was the average joes and below posting.
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Which con was it where they destroyed all the hot tubs with bodypaint?
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>>10653326
>clownsona cosplays

As someone with a clown kink I don't know if I lost out or dodged a bullet by this not happening.
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Cosplayed Meenah at Youmacon in 2012 or 2013. Some other Homestuck cosplayer shot me with a Nerf gun and repeatedly squawked “Sempai notice me!” at me.

Other than that I remember Homestuck cosplayers above a certain level of not-totally-sucking-ass being really judgmental of each other.
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>>10681456
Oh, yeah, that was another issue I remember with the fandom in general, though I imagine that cattiness/snobbery/clique behavior is rampant in any fandom either then or now.

But I definitely remember infighting. Witnessed it myself but that's a whole other story.
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I was an oblivious teen, too wrapped up in myself to notice others while homestuck was big. I made a total of 4 friends and never talked to anyone else or engaged in drama.
I imagine all the drama went on in virtual spaces, befitting of the story.
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>>10652365
person that read homestuck here.
Close. Trolls reproduce by both of them jizzing into a bucket, and then that pail of goo is dumped into a big queen egg-laying grub thing because trolls are technically drone insects. This is the ONLY thing trolls use buckets for (don't ask me what they carry water in for mopping, knowing them they just use some kind of slug roomba instead) so it is an inherently sexual object to them, like a fleshlight, if people used fleshlights specifically as breeding phantoms rather than just to masturbate.

presumably before trolls were a galactic species spread over lightyears, the pair would just cum directly into a mother grub. But it's been so many millenia since that was last the case that the only real surviving evidence is still having the term Motherfucker despite not having a concept of direct parentage anymore.

then again, since so much of troll tech is bioengineered bugs that it's possible mother grubs are just an in vitro fertilization cloning vat sort of dealie, and Trolls lost the ability to naturally reproduce long ago.
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I remember reading Homestuck a long time ago. Loved it, especially the end of chapter 3 or 4 (the one when they scratched the universe or something). I wasn't on social media at that time, and Homestuck was barely known here in the EU so I never noticed any cosplayer, but I really wanted to make a troll cosplay. I also made a quick dave cosplay once, been recognized only once lol.
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This isn't a horror story, but feels more like a fever dream.
>At homestuck meetup
>The initial hype has passed
>Everybody is just chilling
>Artsy fans have brought out their drawing pads
>Notice distinct meme-making giggles
>Mingle over to check it out
>Look at artist's drawing
>Simple graphite pen on paper
>Perfect rendering of the shitty Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff artstyle
>Lost a few marbles right there
>Artist keeps drawing
>They explain that they just like it
>Something about not wanting to need a computer to recreate it
>Compliment them profusely for being so good at-
>Then they start
>I fall silent
>Stare at the paper
>They are HAND WRITING in motherfucking COMIC SANS
>Sure, they do the lines and fill it in
>But COMIC SANS with pen on paper
>End up sitting in that group for the rest of the meet
>The sbhj memes were top tier and fun
>Follow the artist on tumblr
>Their own artstyle is super good and normal
>They still occasionally post handmade sbhj shitposts

Man, I admire them so much, even if part of me can't believe they can draw like that
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>>10680301
>remember when pornstuck was a huge thing?

pornstuck grossed people out because the people doing it weren't exactly people other people wanted to pay to see naked. As opposed to the modern day where lewd cosplayers have basically usurped camthots and magazines.
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>>10682044
Thanks for making me remember why Gamzee keept saying "motherfucker" even if he didn't know what a mother was.
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>>10686498
May i know how this artists calls themselves online?





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