import 4.code.options;
import 4.code.about;

class Header{

public void title(){

String fullTitle = "/cgl/ - Cosplay & EGL";
}

public void menu();

public void board();

public void goToBottom();

public void refresh(a);

}
class Thread extends Board{
public void Iscosplaybecominglesspopular?(OP Anonymous){

String fullTitle = "Is cosplay becoming less popular?";
int postNumber = "9938022";
String image = "south lobby.jpg";
String date = "07/10/18(Tue)06:52:22";
String comment = "I dont want to believe this to be true, but is it just me noticing this? I've been going to cons for going on 8 years now and this last AX was a big punch in the face to me. After day 2 I was thinking to myself that I wasnt seeing as many cosplayers as I normally would and then my friend actually said it aloud. Fanime was almost the same feeling but not to the extent that I was feeling at AX.

Someone please tell me I just happened to be at all the wrong places at the wrong times and just didnt see as many people."
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}
public void comments(){
if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9938028 && dateTime=="07/10/18(Tue)07:13:21")

"Probably because it's becoming a lot more mainstream. I would love to see statistics on it but it does feel like smaller cons have a higher ratio of cosplayers.";


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9938036 && dateTime=="07/10/18(Tue)07:33:11")

"Because fuck cosplaying around 100k people in the middle of the summer, shit is hot af and you can't even get around. Maybe if there were separate areas like comiket...";


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9938038 && dateTime=="07/10/18(Tue)07:34:45")

"It was fucking 110 degrees at AX anon. Cosplay isn’t going anywhere calm your tits.";


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9938041 && dateTime=="07/10/18(Tue)07:39:29")

">>9938022
There was a ton more cosplayers last year because the heat wasn't as intense."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9938052 && dateTime=="07/10/18(Tue)07:53:31")

">>9938022
Blame all the cosplay thots that cosplay for all that beta orbiter money."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9938059 && dateTime=="07/10/18(Tue)08:06:54")

">>9938052
This but partially unironically. Them mainstream impression of cosplay is less an artisan's hobby and more a thing softcore porn artists do for money."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9938068 && dateTime=="07/10/18(Tue)08:17:57")

"Many people who normally cosplay didn’t at AX this year, myself included. Turns out it’s not fun to wear a costume while you need to wait in multiple hour long lines, push yourself through crowds of people, and stand in 100+ degree heat.

Cosplay is literally the most popular it’s ever been right now. There’s nothing to be concerned about."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9938963 && dateTime=="07/10/18(Tue)20:52:23")

">>9938022
ehh i still saw lots of cosplayers. i think its mostly because of what someone already pointed out, anime is getting more and more mainstream every year. so theres a mass amount of normie fans compared to the weebs/cosplayers. so it just looks like there are less cosplayers.

at least thats how i see it. i go to SDCC every year and honestly it seems like i see more and more cosplayers every year."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9938968 && dateTime=="07/10/18(Tue)20:56:32")

">>9938022
Cosplaying isn't becoming "less" popular. It's just that places like AX are becoming normie central. For every 1 cosplayer, there is like 40 more regular attendees to outnumber us.

So there isn't less of us. Just more of regular attendees."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9938970 && dateTime=="07/10/18(Tue)20:58:00")

"Thank Patreon and costhots.";


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9939008 && dateTime=="07/10/18(Tue)21:54:34")

">>9938022
it feels like people are going to cons to pick up people. ax was hot af too."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9939126 && dateTime=="07/10/18(Tue)23:39:46")

">>9938022
>Why aren't people wearing over complicated costumes and makeup in 100+ degree weather
Are you fucking retarded? I cosplay normally everyday of cons and even I said "no" to AX cosplaying. Why the fuck would I want to get in all black wizard robes with three layers of clothing in 100 degrees?
It's just that nobody wanted to get heatstroke. Hell, the temperatures were so bad that some people were taking to the ER due to the heat.
Cosplay isn't becoming unpopular, if anything, it's more popular than ever. It's just that people don't want to burn alive this year at AX.
Anime California is coming up and from what I heard, August is gonna be a lot cooler."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9939167 && dateTime=="07/11/18(Wed)00:15:55")

"Wanted to add in SDCC threads people are advocating not cosplaying. With the swarms of people and cramped hallways cosplay just gets in the way. Big industry cons people tend to have blinders on as we only care about what events we can see and swag to get. I don't got time to get my picture taken or take a picture as I gotta get in line to the next hype shit.

Plus with how crowded these cons are, I do not want to endanger my outfits, props or clog the hallways with huge photo lines."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9939917 && dateTime=="07/11/18(Wed)18:09:29")

"Yes, but only because cosplay had a massive spike in the last two years.
Now it is dropping back to normal levels while noncosplayer convention attendees are rising"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9939924 && dateTime=="07/11/18(Wed)18:12:46")

">>9939167
no one has thought cosplaying at sdcc was a good idea for half a decade, though. this is not new behavior and not indicative of any cosplay-specific trend, it's just a really poor con for cosplay for a bunch of con-specific reasons."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9939949 && dateTime=="07/11/18(Wed)18:43:33")

"its becoming more and more acceptable";


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9939994 && dateTime=="07/11/18(Wed)19:20:55")

"110+ degrees";


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9940047 && dateTime=="07/11/18(Wed)20:22:52")

">>9938022
Anime North 2018 to me had more cosplayers then Anime North 2017.
This holds about the same for otakuthon 2016 vs 2017.
Con Bravo 2016 had more people then 2017. However cosplays have told me they dislike the con for how some are being treated.

Anime Expo 2017 kind of did have more cosplayers when compared to 2018. I think this has to do with the fact that heat wave changed a lot of people plans. I seen more people stay out for shorter times."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9940057 && dateTime=="07/11/18(Wed)20:42:53")

">>9938022
there's no decline of cosplay. if anything, it's currently growing with the quality of the average costume and the number of people who are both aware of and participate"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9940142 && dateTime=="07/11/18(Wed)22:31:23")

"celebs made it a little more trendy to wear costumes, i mean check the social media whenever halloween comes";


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9940147 && dateTime=="07/11/18(Wed)22:42:48" && image=="cosplay trends.png")

"Just for reference...
Keep in mind, it is still far more popular than it was when this board started back in 2006, but it certainly seems to have been declining since 2015, so make of that what you will."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9940926 && dateTime=="07/12/18(Thu)15:54:52")

">>9938052
Virgin alert"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9940953 && dateTime=="07/12/18(Thu)16:41:00")

"When i started cosplay in 2004 there was maybe 200 people out of the 1000 at the con. I remember going to MCM Expo and it had about 5000 people show up.

Now it's over 100,000 and tons of people have aliexpress cosplays. So no it's not really dying it's just become more mainstream so people don't feel the need to do it at every single con because there will always be another around the corner with better weather and conditions."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9940964 && dateTime=="07/12/18(Thu)16:55:37")

"I think it's actually dropping due to the OMG you HAVE to cosplay! has reverted to cosplay if you want to. Costumes are not the most comfortable things to wear so I don't put mine on for trips to the vendor hall, standing in line for badge/autographs or any busy event.

I think I've also seen a decrease in the number of people doing cheap/half-assed cosplays as they just don't get the attention that they used to (rightfully so) which increases the number of plain clothes attendees.

The current boom and bust cycle of popularity doesn't help anything either. I like to get some mileage out of my cosplays if I plan on spending over $200 buying or that + 40 hours making them. It's too much work/money for something you only get to wear for one year and then the popularity kicks the bucket."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942662 && dateTime=="07/14/18(Sat)22:27:16")

">>9938968
>For every 1 cosplayer, there is like 40 more regular attendees to outnumber us.
This statement is accurate. Congoer attendance has gone up, but fewer cosplayers overall.
>>9938028
>Probably because it's becoming a lot more mainstream.
It's not....
>>9939949
>its becoming more and more acceptable
Not true.
>>9940142
>celebs made it a little more trendy to wear costumes
Also false."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942666 && dateTime=="07/14/18(Sat)22:32:11")

">>9942662
How is it not more mainstream? How many cosplay TV shows were there 5 or 10 years ago?"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942671 && dateTime=="07/14/18(Sat)22:43:23")

"Because its freaking hot in Southern california";


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942677 && dateTime=="07/14/18(Sat)23:03:15")

">>9942666
Actually, there's not any more cosplay TV shows now than there were 5 years ago. Unless something brand new came out this summer I was unaware of."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942678 && dateTime=="07/14/18(Sat)23:04:16")

">>9942666
My response was to cosplay not becoming more mainstream, not the presence of TV shows about that topic."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942680 && dateTime=="07/14/18(Sat)23:09:20")

">>9940964
>OMG you HAVE to cosplay!

Holy shit the first time I cosplayed it was 2006 Otakon and the girl who invited everyone to join her was like "you can't get in the car without a cosplay! uwu" Totally forgot this was a thing.

I guess we can gauge this by the drop in "Do I have to cosplay at a con?" posts"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942681 && dateTime=="07/14/18(Sat)23:10:22")

">>9942677
I mean Cosplay Melee came out in 2017 so there actually is?"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942695 && dateTime=="07/14/18(Sat)23:29:13")

">>9942678
how do you determine if something is mainstream or not?"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942726 && dateTime=="07/15/18(Sun)00:11:07")

"Did cosplay for Dragoncon a few years ago and the Georgia humidity tore me up just from wearing a damn jumpsuit.

I just go to cons in dad mode now. Oddly enough this gets me more attention."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942731 && dateTime=="07/15/18(Sun)00:16:51")

"Am I a massive faggot if I decide to do a shirtless cosplay for horribly hot cons like AX?
Otakon is coming up and I'm really thinking of just saying fuck it and going as Haru from Free."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942737 && dateTime=="07/15/18(Sun)00:24:31")

">>9942731
are you ripped? if yes, you'll be fine
just remember the sunscreen and whatnot (remember a light jacket too for the random times where you're in the convention center in a cold ass air conditioned room)
no one wants a burn at a con"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942746 && dateTime=="07/15/18(Sun)00:32:03")

">>9938028
>>9938970
I agree i feel like its becoming really mainstream and sexual"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942755 && dateTime=="07/15/18(Sun)00:42:19")

">>9940147
Cosplay becoming more popular could just mean that there are more spectators. It doesn't necessarily mean there are more cosplayers."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942791 && dateTime=="07/15/18(Sun)01:36:53")

">>9942662

Cool. Maybe next time you can explain why you disagree with these anon's opinions."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942795 && dateTime=="07/15/18(Sun)01:46:40")

"Since everything you need to make a good costume (wigs, etc) is a lot more accessible than 8 years ago when I first started cosplaying, the bar has been raised for cosplayers. It's pretty much get really good at cosplay by putting a ton of time and effort into your cosplays or gtfo. Not saying it's necessarily a bad thing, just in my experience it's a lot less about being casual and fun and way more about looking professional. Also the rise of instagram is probably a contributing factor.";


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942898 && dateTime=="07/15/18(Sun)05:27:48")

">>9942791
Well, nobody asked me to explain, so I don't feel compelled to.

>>9942681
Never heard of it. And I can't name another single co-goer I know who has even mentioned it.

Oh, okay so a *single* example proves your point? That's just a statistical outlier, brah.

>>9942695
Certainly not by the presence of TV shows. In the last 5 years vaping has become WAY more mainstream, but I'll be damned if I can think of a handful of TV shows about vaping. Do you know of any?

>>9942746
It's *always* been sexual. Where have you been?"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942907 && dateTime=="07/15/18(Sun)05:51:54")

"Its too hot at ax to wear my big stuff. It’s why ALA is my favorite con to cosplay at because it’s in January.";


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9942910 && dateTime=="07/15/18(Sun)06:00:16")

">>9938968
>AX is becoming normie central
Ugh don't remind me, it hurts to think about. I've heard quite a bit of talk about people getting tired of AX because of all the damn people and just giving up on it."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9944950 && dateTime=="07/17/18(Tue)11:40:14")

">>9938028
>Probably because it's becoming a lot more mainstream.
False

>I would love to see statistics on it but it does feel like smaller cons have a higher ratio of cosplayers.

This is probably accurate. More popular cons grab the attention of normies who attend for the eye candy. They See it like a zoo with the cosplayers as the attractions, like circus freaks."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9944975 && dateTime=="07/17/18(Tue)12:52:06")

">>9938968
Every year I go to AX I overhear some dude complaining about weebs at a weeb convention. It boggles the mind"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9944983 && dateTime=="07/17/18(Tue)13:15:26")

">>9944975
some people have different definition for the term "weeb".

like me, i still use its "original definition" as in someone who thinks japan culture is superior to everything else. with the extension of it describing someone whos into anime in an autistic way, like those loud, overly eccentric anime fans.

i still think its dumb when people use the word "weeb" or "weeaboo" as someone who just likes anime or anything japan related since that wasnt really the original intention for the word."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9944985 && dateTime=="07/17/18(Tue)13:19:07")

">>9944950
I'm pretty sure most people go for the panels, merch, and cosplays
seems really weird to try to divide it into "normies" and everyone else when literally everyone is there because they like anime, except for a few retards like in the other thread"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9944987 && dateTime=="07/17/18(Tue)13:20:18")

">>9944950
>They See it like a zoo with the cosplayers as the attractions, like circus freaks.
Fucking this
The worst of which being the cunts who take pictures without permission at clearly inappropriate times (like when you're eating or putting your wig on in the con's entrance queue)"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9945204 && dateTime=="07/17/18(Tue)17:20:36")

">>9944983
And even that's not the original usage. Before it was "Weeb/Weeaboo" based of the Perry Bible Fellowship comic, the term was "Wapanese", specifically for White Kids who tried to be Japanese.

Weeaboo covers more ground/races so it's an overall improvement, though."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9945225 && dateTime=="07/17/18(Tue)17:57:28")

">>9944983
>i still think its dumb when people use the word "weeb" or "weeaboo" as someone who just likes anime or anything japan related since that wasnt really the original intention for the word.
This is honestly one of my biggest pet peeves nowadays. It's also annoying when normalfags label anything Japanese as "weeb"
>waiting for JSL to start
>overhear some faggot nearby calling the upcoming anisong music "weeb music"
Like what the fuck is that supposed to mean? Japanese people listen to this music too. "weeb" and "weeaboo" have really become buzzwords recently"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9945304 && dateTime=="07/17/18(Tue)19:11:16")

">>9944985
I mean when I started attending cons in the late 90s, merch was where it was at. That being said, remember this was the early days of ebay, Amazon, and online shopping. Now I don't got there for merch, but for panels."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9945447 && dateTime=="07/17/18(Tue)23:02:56")

">>9945304
regardless, I don't know where these people think "normies" are coming from that will drop 200+ dollars so they can show up to a convention for anime when they don't like it at all. It's just a boogeyman"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9945802 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)07:58:35")

"RFID badges this year did stop some cosplayers from going to AX, since tons use to ghost and could not. I noticed because tons were outside shooting and never went inside once.";


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9945964 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)11:26:36")

"Real cosplayers feel out of place. It's too many "cosplay groups" , non-fans,and "store bought". It's takening the fun out of it.";


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9945970 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)11:28:12")

">>9945964
>Real cosplayers
What a weird way to phrase things. As if there's some criteria where if you buy a part of your cosplay or commission a part of it you're not authentic."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946022 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)12:31:45")

">>9945970
I mean, yeah. There is criteria. That's why cosplay comps have rules."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946027 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)12:39:10")

">>9946022
There is a difference between competing and having fun with friends. So what if someone wants to buy/commission their entire cosplay to hang with their friends. Not everyone has the time to make every piece of their cosplay due to work/other priorities."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946033 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)12:57:36")

">>9945964
This has been a thing since people began cosplaying. There have always been cosplay groups and people have always bought costumes. Granted, it's easier and cheaper to do it now. If you want to cosplay at a con but don't have the time, skill or resources, you can buy one. That should in fact, lower the bar to allowing more people to partake in the hobby rather than making it less popular.

People have been brought into groups who are not fans of the series for eons as well, because they want to cosplay with their friends.

There are plenty of people who make their costumes and compete and buy to wear for shits and giggles from time to time.

You wear a cosplay you are a real cosplayer. If you play dress up doll games you're probably not a real cosplayer."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946258 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)16:55:57")

">>9946033
>If you play dress up doll games you're probably not a real cosplayer.

This exactly.This is so true that I actually got a visualization of JNig when I read it.

>>9946027
There's nothing wrong with using store bought stuff to hang out with friends and have fun. There is, however, a negative stigma to doing so. You just won't be seen as a real cosplayer."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946267 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)17:07:12")

">>9946258
"Real" cosplayer lmao.
Are you in cosplay? Congrats, you're a real cosplayer. Is it good, we don't know, but it's cosplay.
Where are all these fake cosplayers that are wearing not-cosplays?"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946278 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)17:17:35")

">>9946267
Well, I just named one in my post above yours"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946283 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)17:21:20")

">>9946278
Nigiri for all the hate she gets, still wears cosplays. I don't see how her stuff is not cosplay even if it's stupid and exclusively lewds"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946292 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)17:25:16")

">>9946283
>I don't see how her stuff is not cosplay even if it's stupid and exclusively lewds
Then you don't understand what cosplay is.

>Nigiri for all the hate she gets, still wears cosplays

hmmmm....how does one wear a verb?"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946300 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)17:28:16")

">>9946292
Did you forget that a cosplayer is a person who wears a cosplay? If you're in a costume based on a pop culture character congrats, you're a cosplayer, you're cosplaying. Fuck outta here with your pedantic shit"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946305 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)17:35:59")

">>9946300
Fuck off you cultural marxist
Having standards help a hobby stay great"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946309 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)17:40:48")

">>9946300
>Did you forget that a cosplayer is a person who wears a cosplay?
I didn't forget a false piece of information. You don't wear a cosplay. cosplay is something that you do.

The combination of the words "costume" and "roleplay" is cosplay. It's a verb. That is to say that you cosplay at a con, or you cosplay a character. You wear a costume.

>If you're in a costume based on a pop culture character congrats, you're a cosplayer, you're cosplaying.

So every Elvis Impersonator, every character actor at Disney World, every stage actor, every every musician who performs live, and everyone in the military is a cosplayer? Way to lower the bar....good thing you're not in charge of any cosplay comp rules."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946310 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)17:42:19")

">>9946305
>cultural marxist
and into the trash goes his opinion"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946326 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)18:11:23")

">>9946309
>Cosplay comp rules
Not every cosplay is entered in a competition
>Being this pedantic about the use of cosplay as a verb to refer to a costume
Weeeeeeeew"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946332 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)18:19:24")

">>9942680
Honestly
>>OMG you HAVE to cosplay!
Should come back. In addition to early 2000s anime and internet culture.
In addition to when I had a gf

I miss the early 2000s"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946350 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)18:48:22")

">>9946305
The fuck does that have to do with anything?"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946357 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)18:55:24")

">>9946258
A person being a dress up doll is not what I implied.
>do you even dolldevine? lol"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946421 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)20:14:35")

">>9946332
Early 2000s was clearly the best time to be a fan of anime and attend cons in general"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946460 && dateTime=="07/18/18(Wed)21:21:07")

"Climate change kills cosplay.";


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946539 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)00:00:27")

">>9938022
considering the community is becoming more elitist and shoving away cosplayers that don't look super canon (too fat, black, too old, bad details) we're pushing away people that want to cosplay but feel bullied. You can see we do this by the "bad cosplay" threads and shit like that. It doesn't matter if a minority does this or a majority, we're not being an inclusive community.

Also it was really hot at AX, so thats probably why there is fewer cosplayers."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946765 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)07:01:59")

">>9946539
Part of what made cosplay amazing 15-20 years ago WAS the exclusivity."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946779 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)07:37:18")

">>9944983
It started off as an insult towards people who would eat everything with chopsticks and use japanese phrases like arigato gozaimasu in every day conversations. But like any insult, normies misused it and people started to own that shit so the impact of the insult became meaningless.

>>9946309
So we're back to defining cosplay eh? Look, if you tell someone that you cosplay, they might ask who you cosplay as. The modern connotation to the word cosplay is that you dress up as a character from pop culture and go to cons. No one expects you to act like the character but some people do. It has nothing to do with if you make the costume or not. As for all those other things, there's a reason they don't call themselves cosplayers. LARPers are the perfect example because they literally dress up in costumes and roleplay. They don't call themselves cosplayers, they call themselves LARPers to differentiate the hobbies."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946836 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)09:38:46")

"I think the real answer lies in the participation and quality of costume contests.

How are the costume contests doing? What do the first, second, and third place costumes look like?"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946840 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)09:48:09")

">>9942795
I don't know why you wouldn't put a lot of effort into it to begin with.

Why would you want to look like shit?"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946842 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)09:49:22")

">>9938022

Ive been going to AX for 12 years and other cons.
It just depends on the con and the weather. AX hit 112° on saturday. Had friends decide not to wear the cosplays they had been working for months on. Understandably so."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946878 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)10:21:32")

">>9946840
Do you not understand that the majority of people dressed up at a con just want to dress up as their favorite character and mess around.
Most people don't give a shit about Instagram likes or cosplay contests, which is another topic entirely because those are a shit show right now"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946906 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)10:39:11")

">>9946878
AX contest was a sick joke this year. I felt bad for the ones who had costumes they clearly spent several months on."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9946972 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)11:43:24")

">>9946906
Pretty much every contest now is bad since there's a on of issues that don't get addressed, like judges being biased and not really respecting non-dress sewing. Guys get grilled super hard and judges just pick their friends."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947008 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)12:06:17")

">>9946779
>The modern connotation to the word cosplay is that you dress up as a character from pop culture and go to cons.
Incorrect. The definition of cosplay doesn't have anything to do with Pop Culture or attending cons. A person can cosplay without attending a convention can't they? In that case, attending a con has nothing to do with it and therefore isn't a requirement.

Furthermore, define "pop culture". I have seen many people cosplaying characters *not* from pop culture. Does this mean they aren't cosplaying?"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947010 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)12:08:48")

">>9947008
Maybe you should spend more time working on your cosplays instead of arguing about semantics online"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947017 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)12:15:17")

">>9947010
Well it's not my fault that someone else doesn't know how to cosplay....

My cosplay skills are just fine, btw"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947023 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)12:21:35")

">>9947017
Knowing how to cosplay and pedantically arguing online about bullshit no one cares about are two different things anon"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947024 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)12:22:04")

">>9946878
I do understand that.

But why would you want to look like shit? Even a modicum of effort helps."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947026 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)12:23:16")

">>9947024
Most people don't look like shit...
Most people dress up well enough you can recognize them and they can have fun with their friends. That's it, that's all they want."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947040 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)12:33:30")

">>9945225
>Like what the fuck is that supposed to mean? Japanese people listen to this music too. "weeb" and "weeaboo" have really become buzzwords recently

its just like using the term "nerdy" to describe things. "weeb" is just used in terms of japanese context.
yeah, its dumb but thats how it is nowadays."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947057 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)12:48:50")

"Firstly, 110 degrees. I’ve seen a lot of people in groups mention they aren’t cosplaying due to the weather. I was stupid enough to wear a full catsuit + armor to a convention in 100 degree weather and couldn’t even step outside once the entire day. Not convenient for a con.
Second of all, I feel like people are less willing to cosplay because of the internet reaction. Back then, if you did a shitty first cosplay people barely posted the photos to social media and instead posted them to albums listed on the con website that you would have to hunt and sort though for your pictures, but they were primarily shared between congoers. Nowadays you just have to search a hashtag or run a search and people are more than willing to rip cosplayers apart on social media - even the professional ones. No one likes to get shit on when they first start out but it makes you a better cosplayer in the end.
Third, cosplaying is expensive and takes time and effort. Most average nerds are floored by the cost an average costume takes, at least $70+ and maybe even 40+ hours of work. Most people aren’t going to want to do that for something they will wear only a handful of times."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947277 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)16:22:28")

">>9947023
>bullshit no one cares about
Yet, there is an entire board dedicated to supposed bullshit......hmmmm maybe it's not as unimportant as you think it is...."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947280 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)16:25:19")

">>9947277
Are your retarded or can you just not read?
The stupid bullshit no one cares about is your dump pendantic definition of cosplay. No one cares what the original definition was it how you think there's some gate for what real and not real. People are just going to cosplay and have fun, and I guess you can sit here and say everyone is not a real cosplayer because they're not like the Asian girls you jack off to but who fucking cares?"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947435 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)20:01:55")

">>9947280
sigh.....

Yes, people cosplay and have fun. That is the point. You are just now figuring it out?

And yes cosplay comps have rules. The rules may vary from place to place but tend to follow the same basic guidelines (craftsmanship, integrity, performance).

You personally can't come along and change the definition of a word. If you don't like that, either get over it or publish your own dictionary."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947444 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)20:15:28")

">>9947435
no one's trying to change the definition of the word, it just changed by itself as people used it in a different way. spending 10 posts arguing abut why you think cosplay can't be a noun is pedantic as fuck"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947445 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)20:16:27")

">>9947444
I'll spend as many posts as it takes. You can't seem to grasp a simple concept......sad really."
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947456 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)20:35:38")

">>9946972
cosplaying seriously as a guy is retarded as shit anyway, unless youre really handsome and fit/tall dont bother, just do it for fun/buy a good costume off ali"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947470 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)20:53:53")

">>9947456
....you understand that cosplay was indeed popularized by men, right?"
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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==9947473 && dateTime=="07/19/18(Thu)21:01:19")

">>9947470
so was twitch streaming, now look at what its become"
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