Here is just a sample of some of my recent photo project, CONsent, which you can read about here.
Please read and spread the word around. I got to work with some great cosplayers, photographers and fans and I really hope to continue this project if it gains enough support.
Thank you for looking!
I just want to say that as a cosplayer at cons, this is a real issue. The amount of things that get said (and mostly REQUESTED) to us is ridiculous. This deserves a signal boost.
On Facebook a couple days ago BelleChere posted basically asking people to not proposition her. Throughout the comments she noted she was married and neither one of them appreciated creepy comments made toward her. A number of people proceeded to argue with her saying that because she dressed up, it was okay.
I know a ton of people who have dealt with harassment at cons and they feel like they can’t say anything because it’s a convention. WRONG. You deserve to feel safe no matter where you are. Dressing up is not giving someone permission to say something to you or do anything to you.
This is a great project and it gets a boost from me.
I love cosplay. Do it on any con possible. Additionally I have a thing for attending rennaisance fairs in the appropirate attire (read gewandung).
Most of the cons I attend are mixed with book fairs, so the audience is mixed - both cosplayers and regular folks who have other hobbies. Also on the fairs there are tons of people not in garbs but denim and shirt.
Ok. Here’s the thing. I dress up because I love it. I love working on my costumes and I love getting better at sewing and I sure as hell love to get the attention and well, ye, praise I DO think I deserve for my efforts (however, if I go unnoticed I cn chalk it up to me being among so goddamn many awesome and awesomely dressed up folks that it is IMPOSSIBLE to notice EVERYONE.)
I love getting pictures taken of me.
What I seriously don’t love is people not asking, taking snapshots running past me or smashing right into a picture someone was taking of me, throwing their arms round me.
we dress up. We get noticed. We are not public property.