Booth Babes, Cosplayers and Mascots: You're Not Doing It Right

Gamescom has a lot going for it but, with a few admirable exceptions, cosplay and booth babes shouldn't be included in that list.

The modeling was light and the cosplay often stuck somewhere between frightening and confusing. Here, you be the judge.

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DISCUSSION

I had this discussion one too many times, so here goes my opinion:

Basically, people put costumes on (cosplay or not) for two main reasons:

1- Trying to reproduce as faithfully the character as possible;

2- Just for fun.

A good part of cosplayers don't care if they are too fat, too short, don't have the right face, don't look like famouse actor/actresses, etc.

They only do it because they like the character and wanted to join the fun.

To take pics of them or not is the photographer's own decision, and of course there will always be critics. But some people gets waaaaay too crazy about it... which kinda reminds moralist rants about tattoos, long hairs, leather clothing or rock music... :P

In the mix, yes, there are attention whores, people who don't have a clue about what they are doing, people who don't put much effort or just decided to use a costume one day before the event and "improvised" and stuff like that.

But IT IS harmless fun overall.

We might get some scary results, but it's only a matter of adapting to the idea.

I mean, really, for most of them it's not like the event grounds is a beauty/cosplay contest or something.

And in the end, there will always be good looking and fugly people out there...

On the gaming side, it's just the same as playing plastic instruments on a game compared to playing real instruments on a live show. Some people look lame, some look cool, but they are all just trying to have some fun...

Cosplayers will always be misunderstood. It's pretty common for people to judge cosplayers because the costumes don't look right, isn't as good as he/she wanted it to be, so that must mean the people wearing them are freaks, virgins, morons, weird or whatever.

Isn't it a treat of our modern society to judge the book by it's cover anyways?

But oh well, if you wanna check some good cosplaying (IMHO at least), here:

[xspblog.com]

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