Hello my friends I am in need of service.
See this GLORIOUS Loki Helmet?? This was made by Hero on facebook, and pretty recently put up a post in dominantly Tampa, FL Convention Pages with this story.
“To the person who thought it was OK to STEAL our customer [blocking persons full name] Laurie’s Loki helmet from her classroom is sadly mistaken! I would really appreciate it if all of our Convention friends in the Tampa area would keep an eye out for this piece of art. This was stolen in the Tampa area which means that one of you knows a person who knows this person! We need to catch this thief before we see them walking around a convention with it…because I swear you do not want to see what will happen! This was a commissioned piece that had a lot of time and effort put into it and money. Going to conventions is where we nerds meet each other and help each other with costumes and share our love of cosplay…please help your fellow cosplayer find this individual!”
So, please, if you haven’t seen this story already on facebook but are going to a Tampa convention and find a peculiar helmet, ask the thief or cosplayer (don’t assume they are the theif just yet) to take off their helmet, Laurie’s name was written inside it in gold. This is an awareness post.
About the Abercrombie Boycott and Body Positivity
The Abercrombie CEO’s words make me sad and frustrated.
I have friends who are absolutely gorgeous with lovely fashion senses, but don’t fit into Abercrombie clothes. Who is anyone to tell them that because they don’t fit into a very narrow definition of beauty characterized by measurements and “thinness” that they can’t be beautiful?
Not only this, but Abercrombie burns its new, unsold clothes instead of giving it to charity, despite requests from nonprofit organizations.
If you like Abercrombie’s clothes, that’s fine. If you want to continue to shop there, go ahead. I’m not here to dictate your shopping habits, or to shame you into a boycott.
But I encourage everyone to at the very least make an effort to realize that defining beauty through clothing sizes is damaging for the self-esteem of women and girls all over the world.
Being body positive means accepting all body types as beautiful, instead of discriminating with inches and waist sizes.
If you decide to participate in the boycott, here are some other cool clothing companies that also have plus sizes that you can go to that are similar to/better than Abercrombie and Fitch:
- American Eagle
- Modcloth (get $15 off your first purchase of $50 by signing up with this link!)
Modcloth not only has plus sizes, but they also feature plus size models in a lot of their promotional materials! The bathing suit advertisement I received today had two women side-by-side: a woman of average weight, and a plus-sized woman. Both are equally gorgeous, and quite a refreshing change from other brands that only highlight waifish models and neglect other body types.
Modcloth’s Advertisement in Question: