« on: April 20, 2017, 06:16:13 PM »
Going back and forth if I should bring Magnolia (easy peasy) or Piper (ugh, leather jacket + may though)
Removing the Asian Only rule will not change the use of tired memes, rap battles, or other overdone things...it will just change the characters that use them. And while yes, there are tons of different cosplayers doing cosplay from a variety of sources...and by all means it is welcomed. But the event has a theme that is linked to Anime, manga, and many other Asian things, and it may not be the decision of the Masquerade director to adjust the competition to stray from that theme. Not saying it cannot happen, but just putting it out there for discussion.
The staff photographer "in charge" of official cosplay gatherings... was extremely unpleasant to work with. He started off by telling us he was not at all familiar with our series so we should suggest poses, yet then went on to boss us around in a not-very-nice tone in poses and formations that didn't at all match our characters or what we were trying to do. Please let the cosplayers pose themselves unless they specifically ask for help.
Sailor Moon! There was a panel and a marathon this year, which I really enjoyed.