"Skinny" girls be cosplaying Rose and Amethyst and are saying "Don't hate us for our size! Anyone can cosplay anything!" But as soon as a plus size person cosplays a "skinny" character they say.. "Everyone should cosplay their body types?!" thoughts?
Yeahhhhhhhh I haven’t said anything about all this because it’s exhausting to have to read about. But here’s how I feel -
Plus size cosplayers get so. much. shit. I am constantly fighting to be noticed and then I have to fight to not be mocked. Any time I cosplay a character that is not specifically fat I’m told I’m “ruining that game/show/character”. It can be brutal if you don’t have the support. And the thing is there are maybe a handful of fat characters to cosplay. Not just ones I’d want to cosplay - I mean in general there are SO FEW fat characters. Even when I do cosplay my body type I get laughed at.
Thin cosplayers are just “cosplayers”. They don’t have to be the fat version of something and aren’t constantly told they’re ruining someone’s favorite thing. They are the “standard”. And good god there are so many characters for them to choose from. When they choose a fat character to cosplay they get twice the recognition. Look at how many notes thin Rose Quartz cosplayers get. Now look at a fat Rose Quartz of the same caliber and it’s almost half the notes. That’s because even though Rose is canonically fat - people are shitty and prefer a thin version. So why do that as a thin person? Why take that small sliver of representation for yourself when you can pick literally ANY OTHER CHARACTER? Same goes for white folks cosplaying poc characters.
When fat people stop being ridiculed for cosplaying I’ll agree that anyone can cosplay anyone. Until then, leave fat characters alone plsssssssss for the love of god. Also, pretty much every post that disagrees is like “ugh stupid sjws” so that tells you everything you need to know.