I also decided to make an account just to respond to this...Totally and completely BIAS article. Honestly, I am so disappointed with how this was written and how it shows us cosplayers. I am acquaintances with all of these people mentioned, friends with some of them,and although a few of them may be slightly rude, you made it seem like that was the only way how they acted. The reporter/article writer of this was once again quite bias, and walked into this with a closed mind, a terrible mistake.
Cosplay is a hobby that brings people together. At these cosplay gatherings, we usually become a little family, and have fun. We'll take pictures, help each other, and accept each other. Even if one of us don't fully like a certain person, we tolerate them and respect them, and still have fun. We're all geeks dressing up for fun, that's literally all there is to it, it's for FUN. I've been to a lot of these cosplay gatherings, and every time I've gone, I've had so much fun and made a lot of new friends. At least that's my experience with these. And at Anime cons and what not, there are a lot of nice cosplayers and people there. Oh, and the way you described how they looked was rather not needed, and you put it in a very negative tone.
The reason they were reluctant to have you come along is clearly shown through out this article. You could have put at least a little bit more effort into accenting cosplayers. Us cosplayers accept each other, help each other, and cheer each other up. Honestly, there's so much more that I could write, but I just...can't. I literally can't. It probably wouldn't change your opinion, because you are quite frankly very closed minded and not worth the time when it comes to this topic.
I'm quite disappointed in this article and how you have decided to write it and show us cosplayers. There's more to us than just being dressed up in costumes. Much, much more, and you will never have a chance to see it.
Ed Bedford 1:30 p.m., Dec. 4
Dave Good 1 p.m., Dec. 4
Matt Potter 12:33 p.m., Dec. 4
Dryw Keltz 11:20 a.m., Dec. 4
Bobby Bray 11:01 a.m., Dec. 4
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