I took these at Adelaide AvCon recently. AvCon is an Anime and Video Game convention. I had such a great time.
So at Sakuracon 2014, I debuted my Human Toothiana cosplay from the film Rise of the Guardians and 90% was awesome feedback; people in awe of my creativity, my hand embroidery, how I acted much like Tooth; but 10% was some awful awful comments! Like ‘Who the hell are you supposed to be?” or “This is an ANIME convention, not a MOVIE convention” and “Youre dumb for cosplaying an OC” and “Dude! Youre fat! Cover up!”. A Staff Member even stopped me because my midriff was showing and I am a bit on the pudgy side around my tummy. it doesnt really bother me because I was finally able to wear something out of my comfort zone and be positive about my own body, but it really got me thinking “Why did this one person stop ME when other people are cosplaying character from Like Kill La Kill or a series that shows a bit of skin.”
Quite literally, for every nice comment i got, i also got a negative comment, mainly about my tummy. Not only because I am on the pudgy side, but also because of the fact that I have Tinea Versicolor which is a benign skin infection that discolors patches of your skin.
A lot of the negative comments said directly to me were “She doesnt look like that!” or “Where are the rest of the feathers?!”, “She isnt Indian”, and overall it made me a bit self conscious and i was self doubting “Was it really worth stressing over this? all of the research, all of the money spent, all of the headaches from designing, all of the cramps from hand embroidering up to 18 hours a day?”
And when i saw comments online and people I met from con saying How beautiful i pulled off the costume and that just instantly answered all of my questions:
Yes it was worth it!
-You’re leading again.
film meme» nine male characters [6/9]: Jerry/ Daphne
"We wouldn’t be caught dead with men. Rough, hairy beasts. Eight hands. And they … they all just want one thing from a girl."
[…] As for his own performance, Lemmon totally threw himself into it, spending hours with makeup technician Harry Ray to get the right look, taking tango lessons (from co-star George Raft), frustrating the professional female impersonator brought in to teach him and Curtis how to act like women (Lemmon felt that too much regal perfection would be wrong for the character and dangerously unfunny). As filming progressed, Wilder became more and more impressed with the young actor. Wilder said he and Diamond decided right there to work with Lemmon again and began planning for the trio’s next venture, The Apartment (1960). The feeling was mutual. Lemmon praised Wilder for coming up with an ingenious bit of business for the scene where Jerry/Daphne tells Joe/Josephine he has become engaged to a millionaire. To allow for the long laughs they knew would follow each of Lemmon’s outrageous remarks, Wilder handed the actor a pair of maracas and had him dance around and shake them after every line. [x]
Some Like It Hot (1959) dir. Billy Wilder
J: Does that mean you play that very fast music… jazz?
S: Yeah. Real Hot.
J: I guess some like it hot. I personally prefer classical music.