A pic of my Joffrey Baratheon cosplay (Grumpy Rin Cosplay)Photo by Vincent Sehu

A pic of my Joffrey Baratheon cosplay (Grumpy Rin Cosplay)
Photo by Vincent Sehu

The Truth Behind Heroes Of Cosplay: New Orleans


rebel666:

The Truth Behind Heroes Of Cosplay: New Orleans

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Heroes of Cosplay is a popular tv series on SyFy that showcases certain cosplayers at conventions across the US. But what you might not know about it is how this show treats the people at conventions… the ones that aren’t the “elite” few, the cosplayers and convention goers behind the camera. I never had to deal with them until they came into my town - New Orleans. I thought it would be a great opportunity to see this show in person but my opinion quickly changed.

The way they treated my fellow cosplaying friends and the way they took over our beloved costume contest was completely inexcusable. There were a few mishaps on the convention floor but a majority of the issues came around the time of the Costume Contest. This was my third time attending Wizard World New Orleans and usually the costume contest is done in 1-2 hours. This one took over 2 hours just to get through the individual category. It was clearly being staged because only certain cosplayers were being allowed to talk about their costumes on stage, everyone else was rushed off. I didn’t realize it at the time but the ones they stopped to chat about were mostly Heroes of Cosplay participants. They didn’t care one bit about anyone else. It became really painful to watch/participate when I saw beautiful and elaborate costumes getting rushed off because they weren’t one of the “elite few” from the show.

After the contest was over, my friends and I went on to enjoy the rest of the convention as much as possible. Some of us completely shut out the competition because it was the black mark of the whole show. I began gathering stories from my friends and fellow Wizard World convention goers. Then other people began approaching me with their account of what happened. Here are our collected thoughts:

Encounters on the Convention Floor:

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This happened Saturday around 2:30pm the Cosplay Circuit Digital Hall Awards photobooth, where they take your photograph and post it on the Wizard World site. Jesse Lagers tried to cut in line in front of me. The obnoxious camera crew’s goal was to cut the “Costume Contest Winner” into the line. I was sandwiched right between him and the AVP guys. The costume contest didn’t happen until later that night. They decided the winners for the contest before the show even started.

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I just want to chime in for a second here… I have always loved Yaya, she was always nice to me over the last 3 years and I really admired her up until WW New Orleans. Now I’m a photographer at alot of Cons and I’ve worked for Wizard World for years. This year I wasn’t working for them because I was working exclusively for a very well known website. When I passed by her just in walking around the con floor she pretty much stopped me and was like Oh you ARE going to take my picture now. I was crazy

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vavanemo:

HANNIGRAM HELL YEAH.
No seriously, it’s the best i’ve ever seen. 

vavanemo:

HANNIGRAM HELL YEAH.

No seriously, it’s the best i’ve ever seen. 

projetcrocodiles:

Vous pouvez lire le témoignage complet (clic) sur le site de polyvalence-mp, qui comporte plus de détails. L’auteure m’a demandé de le dessiner, et m’a aussi dit dans un mail:

"Pour la petite histoire, cet article a eu beaucoup d’impact sur mon frère, qui une fois sa phase de déni passée, a également pas mal remis en question son jugement concernant mon engagement féministe. Il a fini par me dire qu’il me soutenait et qu’il soutenait les causes féministes en général, mais qu’il ne trouvait simplement pas sa place pour en parler, puisqu’il n’a pas l’expérience d’être femme et qu’il ne pourra jamais s’imaginer les violences quotidiennes que nous subissons."

raykeichele:

googlebus:

gamefreak108:

nutelligence:

googlebus:

hahahaha you came out of a vagina 

c-section ftw

You were never born then. Just removed.

ouch

Happy removal day, tumor baby

dogapult:

the pact has been made.

dogapult:

the pact has been made.

dactro:

conigliomannaro:

dyamirityofthelord:

lucisensitivesatan:

trategos:

boyfriend or girlfriend requirements:

  • you have to kill the spider

but spiders are cute and innocent! it should be:

  • you have to catch the spider and release it in the garden

okay

boyfriend or girlfriend requirements:

  • just get that spider away from me i don’t care if you send it to italy just get it away

DO NOT SEND THE SPIDER TO ITALY

you’re right

we will send it to france

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(Source: beastector)

sevenpoints:

iidelirium:

captainragtag:

hey what if someone invented a machine that allowed women to transfer their pregnancies to men and then the government passed a law that if a woman didn’t want to have a baby the biological father was required to carry it how fast do you think birth control would stop being an issue

BEST NIGHTBLOG POST EVER

"IT’S UNETHICAL TO FORCE PEOPLE TO CARRY A BABY!!!!" MEN SHOUT

"NO FUCKING SHIT!!!!" WOMEN REPLY

Me watching a detective show


  • Detective: How did you know the victim?
  • Girl in long coat: He was my boyfriend
  • Me: She did it
  • Detective: When did you last see him?
  • Man with beard: Last night
  • Me: He did it
  • Detective: Were you close?
  • Old woman: I barely knew him
  • Me: She did it
  • Middle-aged business man: I did it
  • Me: I knew it
demonica-dawson:

time-lord-ramnikul:

knitmeapony:

demonhamster:

despotic:

suicidemydarling:

gigantorthemooseking:

I once went to a concert with a friend (I don’t remember the band, she dragged me along) when I was 16. They were starting a wall of death and this guy who was flirting with me decides it would be funny to pull my top down, exposing my breasts, then throw me in the middle of this wall of death right as it’s about to meet. When I stumble in the middle and hit the wall someone screamed “STOP! EXPOSED GIRL!” and I thought they were all going to oggle at me. Instead, one guy quickly helped me cover up, three more helped me to my feet, and another asked who did that. When I pointed out the guy, two of them looked at him, me, each other, then nodded and punched the guy in the face before forcing him into the wall that was about to form again.
Metal men are gentlemenly as shit.

This fucking this^^^ 

I’ve always loved this.

I went to my first concert a few months ago and there were these really tall men with black vest tops and tattoos and piercings surrounding us screaming loudly when the music started playing, but then we realised this kid in the crowd had lost his mum so they tried to comfort him and when he started crying they asked him his name and he shakily sobbed “Eliot” at which point they lifted him in the air onto the shoulder’s and shouted at the top of their lungs “ELIOT’S MUM, ELIOT IS LOOKING FOR YOU. EXCUSE ME HAS ANYONE SEEN ELIOT’S MUM!!!” at which point Eliot started giggling between sobs until he finally found his mum while in the air.

Seriously, I have felt safer in groups of death metal dudes than in the group of the preppiest preps that ever prepped.

Metal guys are one big family. Simple as that.

I remember seeing this for the first time like a year ago and not once have I seen it and not reblogged it because this is just amazing.

demonica-dawson:

time-lord-ramnikul:

knitmeapony:

demonhamster:

despotic:

suicidemydarling:

gigantorthemooseking:

I once went to a concert with a friend (I don’t remember the band, she dragged me along) when I was 16. They were starting a wall of death and this guy who was flirting with me decides it would be funny to pull my top down, exposing my breasts, then throw me in the middle of this wall of death right as it’s about to meet. When I stumble in the middle and hit the wall someone screamed “STOP! EXPOSED GIRL!” and I thought they were all going to oggle at me. Instead, one guy quickly helped me cover up, three more helped me to my feet, and another asked who did that. When I pointed out the guy, two of them looked at him, me, each other, then nodded and punched the guy in the face before forcing him into the wall that was about to form again.

Metal men are gentlemenly as shit.

This fucking this^^^ 

I’ve always loved this.

I went to my first concert a few months ago and there were these really tall men with black vest tops and tattoos and piercings surrounding us screaming loudly when the music started playing, but then we realised this kid in the crowd had lost his mum so they tried to comfort him and when he started crying they asked him his name and he shakily sobbed “Eliot” at which point they lifted him in the air onto the shoulder’s and shouted at the top of their lungs “ELIOT’S MUM, ELIOT IS LOOKING FOR YOU. EXCUSE ME HAS ANYONE SEEN ELIOT’S MUM!!!” at which point Eliot started giggling between sobs until he finally found his mum while in the air.

Seriously, I have felt safer in groups of death metal dudes than in the group of the preppiest preps that ever prepped.

Metal guys are one big family. Simple as that.

I remember seeing this for the first time like a year ago and not once have I seen it and not reblogged it because this is just amazing.

(Source: psihoticno-sarkasticna)

spacegaylien:

don’t you =w= me

spacegaylien:

don’t you =w= me

(Source: 42aliens)

czarnyma:

dutchster:

asmilinggoddess:

the year is 2014 AD. the human race has existed for over 200,000 years. men still think women pee out of the vagina.

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neither do a lot of women

FUCKING HELL DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW MANY HOLES WE HAVE DOWN THERE?!?!

Trying to stay awake in a boring class

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credittheartist:

The original post has 16,000+ notes. 
Here’s the original note from mothkingdom:


Keepin’ it real
And yes, that’s me on the right.

cvxn:

(via juliasegal)
Change that sign on the right to “HE’S JUST PISSED CUZ NOW I CAN LEGALLY MARRY HIS SON”!

credittheartist:

The original post has 16,000+ notes. 

Here’s the original note from mothkingdom:

Keepin’ it real

And yes, that’s me on the right.

cvxn:

(via juliasegal)

Change that sign on the right to “HE’S JUST PISSED CUZ NOW I CAN LEGALLY MARRY HIS SON”!

marlomeekins:

please stop reblogging without crediting the artist (can’t believe people manually delete the name of the creator) spread the word!