I've seen so much... controversy, I guess, on sexy cosplays.
It's quite silly actually. There are no rules to cosplay. Everyone should be allowed to cosplay who they want and how they want regardless of gender, body, skin color, etc. It is cos-PLAY after all. It's for fun. It's a hobby and passion for many even, so their genetics, appearance and whatever else shouldn't be a reason for them not to cosplay or create costumes of characters the love--whether it be for the character themselves or the costume design of that character. And since there are no rules to cosplays, then sexy cosplays aren't an exception.
They allow a lot of people to design their own creative and unique take on a character. It's also no a bad marketing strategy and let's be honest, people know it'll sell or get attention (everyone loves boobs right?). And that's not a bad thing. These people put a lot of time and work into their costume and it takes a lot of confidence to wear it in the first place, if they want attention for their work and/or know it'll be a way to draw in more viewers of for their other work, so be it. They deserve it! You don't have to look at it if you don't want to anyways. And if you do enjoy their work, even if it's not that specific cosplay, you shouldn't complain. If it's what brought you there and made you discover this awesome new cosplayer, then it's a good thing right? If it's not, but it's bringing in new admirers, then yay! The community is growing. You have a lot more people that share a common interest with you, socialize. And then there's other people that do sexy cosplay just because they love sexy cosplays and they're awesome and boobs are great. No shame in that.
I feel a lot of people that have a problem with sexy cosplays are angry about it out of jealous. This happens a lot either way though. A lot of people get jealous because "they're prettier", that cosplay got more attention and they may feel theirs was better or more deserving, "they only have so many likes/fans/whatever because of the boobs/butt/whatever." And yeah that happens. Someone does a sexy cosplay and draws in a lot more attention than someone who might have done an incredibly well done accurate cosplay or even someone else who also did a sexy version. Then people get mad and angry due to jealousy and the fact that they feel they may have tried harder on their cosplay or don't understand why they didn't get the same reaction. Sometimes the people don't cosplay, and are just upset and mad because maybe they want to and don't have the confidence to or feel because they don't look like that or whatever there's no point (have more confidence, though!). But life isn't fair. Everyone says that and it's true. This will always happen, in every aspect of your life. And yeah it'll suck. Put a lot of work into something, get these high hopes that it'll do great and so many people will love it, then it doesn't work out quite that way and you get sad, hurt even. Then you see someone else who may not have been accurate to the character or you feel didn't do as well getting so much more attention and you get jealous. But to be fair, you honestly don't know just how much work they did or didn't put into it. You also don't know how hard it might have been for them to put on the cosplay. A lot of people aren't comfortable with their bodies but are trying to be, or just found the confidence and made the decision to be proud and this is one way of tackling it. You can't hate them for it. It sucks, yes it does. But you'll just have to work harder, keep trying, try new things, whatever... just don't quit. Things won't always be fair. A lot of things will be harder for you then it is for other people, and you'll have to try harder and put more time into it than someone else. They have their own struggles though, so it's not like their life is absolutely perfect and they have all the luck, you probably just won't ever get to see or hear about it. You're always going to find someone better, more popular, etc etc. Don't let that stop you and don't hate them for it. Just keep doing your own thing and you'll get there. People have the ability to love, admire, be fans of, whatever as many people as they want, so I'm pretty sure it's not like there won't be room.
And of course, then there's the people who are like "they're just doing it for attention, they probably don't even play video games/watch anime/etc". But come on, is there anyone out there who is really going to put all that time and money, sweat and tears into cosplaying someone or something they have no idea what it is or is from? No. Now they may not be an expert, knowing every little detail or even finished the game/series but they'll probably at least know something. They don't have to be a know-it-all on the topic just to cosplay it. In fact, some cosplayers will cosplay a character they have never seen before just because they love the costume design. The closest you're probably going to find to a sexy cosplayer who knows nothing and is just seeking attention is probably some sexy Pikachu (comic relief people, keep that in mind xD). Buuuttt... even then, I'm pretty sure they've all had at least some experience with Pokemon or at least Pikachu since it's usually a part of everyone's childhood. You can't keep judging a book by it's cover.
And if they really are doing it purely for the attention and no absolutely nothing of what they're cosplaying, so what. Just let them be. Let people who wanna admire it and be a fan of it do so and you can just choose to ignore it. They probably have other reasons or hope this will lead up to and help them achieve larger goals, so good for them. They're doing something that probably makes them happy and will help make them more successful in some way. They're obviously doing something right too, so it's not like they don't deserve the attention they're getting. I think the only time they wouldn't is if they were lying about being the creator of the cosplay or the cosplayer themselves (fakes on so many different social sites) and other situations along those lines of course.
Sexy cosplays aren't a bad thing or something to rage over. I honestly never saw a problem with it. Yes, I've seen some cosplays I've found to be meh by but either I get over it or just ignore it. I don't smite and hate them for it though. I just say/think well it's not my cup of tea but good for them, and go about my way. If you don't like it then ignore it. It probably doesn't directly affect your life and it's not like it's hurting you that they're cosplaying this. You may be "the biggest fan ever" but that doesn't entitle you to being the gate keeper of the fandom.
If you don't like sexy cosplay, my advice to you is just to ignore it. (I'm also wondering how do you not like boobs?? Like whaa? xD). But no really. Just ignore it. No need to dwell on subjects and topics that make you angry or unhappy. At that point you're just bringing unneeded negativity into your life and it's no one's fault but your own. And trust me, dwelling on the negatives won't get you anywhere's and will only leave you miserable. So ignore these things that don't affect you and focus on things you do enjoy. Most of the time you see these cosplayers on social sites or at cons. It's very simple to just scroll past it or keep walking.
~Positive outcomes only! :)
Leave a Reply.
Cosplay Tutorials. Hauls & Reviews. Photography. Rambles and Advice.
Use the code: "arlenafae" for 10% off purchases at: