Hello whoever clicky-ti-clicked on this
So.. I have this thing I've been thinking about for some days now and just started to bother me so much that I had to write a journal about it here
It's about a subject in the danish cosplay community which I have come across a couple of times now.. I'm sure other countries have it too, but seeing as we're so small I believe it to be a bigger problem here. Anyway, the thing I'm talking about is when you cosplay a character and feel ownership of said character. It gets on my nerves so badly when people bitch about others who cosplay the same as them. I get that it can be somewhat annoying (lack of better word) when someone is going to cosplay the same as you, I've felt exactly the same, but to go from that to bitch about the other person and just be an ass about it, that bugs me. Of course someone else is cosplaying whatever you're cosplaying. I don't believe there's much left in this world that SOMEONE haven't cosplayed xD But it really shouldn't have someone all worked up about it..
I think I've heard the sentence "But *insertname* is going to cosplay that so I can't" SO many times... and it's just bullshit if you ask me. Just because someone else is cosplaying a character, why should that mean you can't? Again, I know the feeling and I'm not saying there's anything wrong with feeling bothered about it, but to cancel something you really want to make because of it, that's a shame. And what's worse is when someone tries to stop others from cosplaying something because they want to.. Urh XD
But yaerh it's a thing I've seen often here in Denmark because we're such a small community that practically everyone knows everyone, and therefore these situations happens.. Again, I feel that I need to state that I get this feeling as well when someone is cosplaying something I want to or are planning to, but it doesn't stop me in the end if I really feel like cosplaying that character I think you have to try and not compare yourself to the other person and just go with it.. have fun with the fact that you're cosplaying the same, share the progress and see how differently you might approach some things ^^
Anyway yes, I just needed to get this of my chest X'D
Do you know this problem or was this just one blur of words to you?