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#1 popiouiuyuio

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:28 AM

Somehow, when my university friends find out that I am a cosplayer, Half of them will ask

"How much are you paid to cosplay?"
"Did you get to keep the costume?"

I find that it is weird that they assume I've been paid to cosplay.

They also seem to have some strange cosplay misconceptions like

Cosplayers are weirdos and crazy people
All Cosplayers like Japan and want to live in Japan
Every character is from an Anime or Manga
Girls only allowed to cosplay girls and guys only allowed to cosplay guys

Just wondering if anyone met with such questions?

Care to share your experience?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:44 PM

That's some weird questions to ask of you ^^;;;
Nobody from my side know about me being a cosplayer yet so can't answer you.

But for my mom who recently know about it, all she asked was :
1 ) Why do you want to do that (cosplay) ?
2 ) Is it expensive?
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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:56 PM

hurm, weird. those two questions, no, never got them b4. though... mum did ask last time why I have this expensive hobby :lol:


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:08 PM

"How much are you paid to cosplay?"
"Did you get to keep the costume?"

 

Aha yup, I do get that question before, from my office mates, as they thought it's some sort like my part time job *facepalm*



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:07 AM

Well.. I don't know but my ex class-mate always said " u don't feel weird when wearing a blue wig ( yah he mean by cosplay.. And he just teasing on me T.T ) soooo.. I don't know T,T

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:04 PM

- are you paid?

- why are you so weird?
- so you buy your costumes where ah?
- you buy your props?
- not scared ah when wearing your full costume in public? not weird meh?
- are you all nerds?

- are all of you anti social?


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 02:06 PM

"Where you buy your costumes ah?"

 

"Expensive not?" 

 

"Your hair real or you dye?"

 

"Yerr... Why you dress like this?"

 

"Cosplay? Smlj?" 


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