Because of the whole “fake cosplayers” going around i felt this pic needed to be here again.
I found Lady Loki and Sif around the time I was at NY, and silly as that sounds, IT MADE MY TRIP SO MUCH MORE AWESOME THAN IT ALREADY WAS. I come from a place where nerd culture is very small and unnoticed, there’s not much cosplay here in Peru, and even then the nerd culture around here is still a “boys’ club” and geared towards nostalgia (god i hate that word). So for me, who i feel like a fish out of the water all the time, seeing these two amazing ladies as two of my favorite characters, being so sweet and taking pictures with me, it fucking made my day.
Thinking even about it makes me tear up a bit. Unlike many, I don’t have much resources to make my own cosplay, even though some part in my heart SO much desires to cosplay. My stupid, poor, troubled real life overshadows my nerd life (which I so much prefer).
So, the place I most hang out (tumblr and fandom, even if most of the time i’m by myself) deserves praise, for, well, being excellent at what it is, and making me happy. Like, yes, my own self esteem issues come out at times and then I’m all “I wish I could draw/do graphics good like XXX-” or “I wish I had as many followers as XTYYEW-” or “I wish I could cosplay but I’m so ugly and poor my favorite characters who even resemble me physically are so gorgeous” but then I say “i’m as much of a fan as the rest, and I’m happy” so there.
There’s no “rules” requiring to be a fan. Just be happy and let others be happy. That’s about it.
Nobody is to come and say that “we’re posers”. No, never.