REAL TALK PART TWO.
I am getting very weary of the negativity while cosplaying Homestuck. At best I’m ignored, able to move around the con as I please, or I’m shoved aside like set dressing in someone else’s movie, or at worse actually actively hassled.
The fandom has made such a mess of itself that I’m not surprised that it’s gotten bad stereotypes… But I’m also sick and tired of people either rolling their eyes, scrunching their faces, or even actively snarling at me for telling them I was working on a Homestuck costume. I had a male customer at JoAnns actually put air quotes around my words, “working” on a costume. Like what I do isn’t work.
At Katsu, a photographer took some really great shots of CC and I. I peeked at them on his camera, and was really excited to get them. When the con ended and he put up all of his shots… mine weren’t there. And neither were any other Homestucks. I’d like to hope the lighting was off, the memory card got corrupted or something, but it doesn’t really bode well.
Most of my friends who cosplayed with me have already moved on to other things, which I understand! But I am really sad. Cosplaying WITH people is sort of one of my main drives to do it.
There’s still a lot of HS costumes I want to do! I want to do my own Fancydreamer concept for one of my girls I usually do, I always love Fancytiers! And of course I want to do a Final Upd8 one, here’s hoping Huss gives us some new outfits!
But all of this HS Hate in the con and cosplay world really just sucks the wind out of my sails.