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xXChiharuXx
Why It Sucks To Be A Cosplayer On Halloween
October 01, 2014, 08:30:pm
by xXChiharuXx
So, it's getting really close to Halloween. I'm a cosplayer. Here it is, the greatest of all dress up holidays! And I'm always disappointed. Here are my top five reasons it sucks to be a cosplayer on Halloween.

1) Friends (including friends of friends) come out of nowhere to ask for costumes. They just ask for a little help on their giant full body masterpieces (that may include elaborate armor) the week before Halloween because they know you make costumes and it's easy for you. The price? Well, it's "for a friend" price. Which is always "free" or "I'll pay you $10-20." and they never actually pay you which boils down to "I'll get you a shot of Jack sometime."

2) Costumes in my closet cramped everywhere, but none specifically for Halloween. Yes, I have over 30 costumes, some that I've yet to wear. No, none of them will ever be recognized at a generic Halloween party. I remember one year I was dressed as Ichigo from Tokyo Mew Mew out on the town, which I thought would be somewhat popular since it was a cute children's show. How wrong I was. The only response all night: "ARE YOU A SEXY KITTY?"

3) Stains. Yes, stains. As in, I don't want to wear my precious costumes that I spent workweeks creating to a nightclub or bar where some jackass is going to puke on me or back into me and spill a beer/neon drink all over it and stain it forever. No, "sorry" doesn't pay the dry cleaners. (A free shot might pay the dry cleaners, depending on how many people I can convince spilled their drink on me.)

4) A general ennui for Halloween costume parties. Maybe it's like dudes who watch too much porn. I have been to so many insane costume gatherings and have seen so many awesome costumes that the run-o-the-mill mass-market store bought costume doesn't excite me. I've been overstimulated.

5) Losing costume contests to slut costumes and vaginas. It hasn't happened to me yet. But it could have. Spent hours of construction slavery, an afternoon getting into an uncomfortable costume, wasted only to lose to a gag costume. Not me. No thanks.

So what's the solution for a cosplayer on Halloween? Dress head-to-toe in full character and give props to the one person who recognizes you all evening? Or just mix-n-match pieces in your cosplay wardrobe to create something recognizable?

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xXChiharuXx

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Why It Sucks To Be A Cosplayer On Halloween
October 04, 2014, 05:10:am
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I adore Grell. heartHave yet to cosplay him though.I know how that feels.Long wigs can be such a pain in the ass especially to keep tame from knots and style. Bothersome really in weather and heavy if not used to long hair. But for the love of cosplay... lol I get the same problem since I myself am a glasses wearer. Putting them back on once the wig is in place, they go crooked.

NeonToxicDan

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Why It Sucks To Be A Cosplayer On Halloween
October 06, 2014, 10:15:am
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number 5 has to be the worst. Ugh it just attracts more damn attention to guys and those girls who don't put as much work in a costume and making it slutty just so guys think it is sexy and will pick them over someone who actually has standards and respects themselves, someone who works hard. That is way more sexy than a slutty costume, people who just want all the men to look at their body.

Raven_Pryde

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Why It Sucks To Be A Cosplayer On Halloween
October 06, 2014, 11:42:am
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Personally I always viewed cosplay as the equivalent of "I'm doing this character because I love this character and I don't care if you get it or not". Yeah it sucks when people don't know what you're dressing up as, but when someone does...that's a good feeling. As for doing cosplay on Halloween, I once had an ex cosplay as Yuki Nagato a few years back and went out trick or treating. Nobody outside of our group knew who she was dressed as, but it didn't really bother her because she was proud of the costume. So I figure that's all the really matters.Now #5 so damn true. What's even worse than that is seeing someone win who isn't in a slut costume but the costume is kinda mediocre win a contest over someone who has a outfit was amazing simply because they know a few of the judges. Seen that shit way too many times and it always stings.

ASLab1

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Why It Sucks To Be A Cosplayer On Halloween
October 10, 2014, 03:15:am
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I would go with option 6, but make it unrecognisable. You want to scare the shit out of people!!

Quid_pro_quo

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Why It Sucks To Be A Cosplayer On Halloween
October 10, 2014, 01:29:pm
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I decided long ago as a cosplayer that holidays like halloween are best enjoyed comfortable. I save the impressive stuff for big events like renaissance festivals or conventions. So I just do a very informal cosplay any given character. Usually I take the most memorable features of that character, and then just go with those one or two features and match the character's color scheme with relevant clothes. Eg: the red witch cosplay from game of thrones- Most memorable features? her stunning red hair and red wrap. Pair that with either a red maxi dress or red shirt and maxi skirt with some gladiator sandals and you're set. I tend to build and layer the costume on clothes that are already comfortable so that way even if no one gets it, at least I'm having a good time.I only loan my costumes out on the strict premise that they wear a tank and shorts under the costume, then surrender it immediately afterwards or if they are leaving early without me. I'm very dragon like when it comes to my things and if I don't like you, then I don't open my closet to you.

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Nydiwia
Me!:D
October 23, 2014, 01:49:pm
Because Usami is so sweet and awesome she made this for me.diddle cuddles



Mah boobs.diddle

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robot

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Me!:D
October 23, 2014, 01:58:pm
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yeah they do :-p

metalxbarbie

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Me!:D
October 23, 2014, 02:02:pm
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beautiful

Usami

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Me!:D
October 23, 2014, 02:35:pm
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gooby
timothy1080
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Me!:D
October 24, 2014, 02:10:pm
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Boobs not quite like Nydiwia's.. the tattoo is missing
timothy1080
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Me!:D
October 24, 2014, 02:11:pm
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And really I was only looking at her eyes anyway :-) hugs for Nydiwia

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lazht00
my journal
October 12, 2014, 05:12:am

Mood: blah
Music: The murder of my sweet

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lazht00

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my journal
October 15, 2014, 07:34:am
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drink

lazht00

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my journal
October 17, 2014, 04:33:am
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KillerBarbieXsepukuX

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my journal
October 17, 2014, 06:30:pm
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weeeekkkkeeeend drink

lazht00

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my journal
October 17, 2014, 09:22:pm
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drinkmy weekend is pretty boring again. Lemme tel;eport there die

Nye

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my journal
October 21, 2014, 05:28:pm
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rofl Awesome.

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VanessaVicious
Comic con and Cybertron aftermath:
October 12, 2014, 03:27:pm
Holy shit these last couple of days have been tiring!

Myself, Jet, shadownightz, vasa_pixie and a couple of other vf minions have been working our asses off at comic con, and we have had an amazing time. For my first ever comic con, I can definitely say I wont forget it, ever.

Cybertron last night was fucking intense. If you didn't come out, you missed the mother of all parties. The collaboration between NYC ravers and Vampirefreaks worked perfectly! Even though I was sick, I stioll managed to stay all night and commandeer the stage most of the night, mwahaha!

I wanted to take the time to personally say thank you to the staff that made everything possible. ShadowNightz did an incredible job, as did AnabellEvil with setting up and getting everything organised. Personally, I honestly do not know how they did it.

Thank you to the vf minions, including Vasa_Pixie, who worked the booth and also lost their voices shouting and running around getting everyone into our booth at comic con, and then partying it up last night. I kid you not, I have NO voice left what so ever.


And of course, Jet. He kicked ass at cybertron, and kept me fucking sane whilst working Comic Con, whilst managing to make sure everyone was ok. He even went out of his way to get us all snacks (including meat!!!!) and lunch everyday, and managed to get up at stupid O clock to set up each day. To top it off, he bought me the cutest tentacle kitty toy ever, just to cheer me up, because I was ill. I honestly couldn't be fucking prouder to be a part of his life. I love you, darling heart

I will be posting pictures from last night later on, and finally getting around to answering my messages etc. It's good to be back vf! =)

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Comic con and Cybertron aftermath:
October 12, 2014, 03:56:pm
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I owe those two a lot. JC more because I talk to him more, but he made the account transition easier on me. When I switched I was heartbroken because I thought I lost my VFIU staff chances. And I love chatting with him.

-13-

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Comic con and Cybertron aftermath:
October 12, 2014, 03:57:pm
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yargh next time you see JC, give him a hug for me!

Lady_Moria

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Comic con and Cybertron aftermath:
October 12, 2014, 07:00:pm
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Sounds like a fantastic time and some great experiences!! Give jet, vasa and JC a gigantical hug for me next time you can... miss those guys!

VanessaVicious

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Comic con and Cybertron aftermath:
October 12, 2014, 07:03:pm
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I will do sweetheart :-)

Lady_Moria

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Comic con and Cybertron aftermath:
October 12, 2014, 07:04:pm
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thank you, love! heart

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Kyris
VF Model Anniversary (One Year) >3
October 19, 2014, 09:42:am
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I've offically been a VF model for over a year. :3 kitty :3
Last year I got accepted right before my birthday (which is today).
Honestly... I really didn't expect to have the experience I've had as one of the models.
I actually wanted to be one of the Vampirefreak models several years ago. Back when I was first trying out modeling I noticed the VampireFreaks models but I actually never got any response when I tried to apply.

Of course, to an extent I did feel one of my first rejections with modeling and that would be FARRRRRRR from the last... (keep in mind too this was years ago, and my experience and portolio were limited and I'm pretty sure the VF models was managed by a completely different person as well).
Regardless I kept modeling because it was simply something I wanted to do and wanted to put my effort into. I modeled for years and eventually I came to a point where I really began to push myself to get very serious about it. It's difficult for me to describe what modeling is to me... it's not really a hobby and it's not quite an actual career for me but it is very much a major part of my life that I live and breathe.

Anyway, last year in one of the model groups I was part of, someone had posted a link about Vampirefreaks seeking new models... and I saw the link and thought, Sure, I'll give it another try... I already had an account and had been using the site since I was 16 or so. But truthfully, with my last encounter of being ignored I assumed it would probably be the same case so I didn't take it too seriously.

But, it was different this time, I got accepted... and since that day I've gotten to know so many new people from interacting with the other models (and also the other members on the site in general).
I've seen new models join and former models leave... and I've seen some models whom have been actively participating since the first day I joined.
Although my current connection to the VF models is very postive I initially had my reservations.
Most model groups I've been part of are generally exploitative and I rarely get along with the members as they typically just ignore me or it's filled with 16 year old girl aspiring models who spend more time taking selfies and bitching about their home life than modeling.
Furthermore I had been really let down by the model agency I had joined that year.
And, most of all... I really don't have too many pleasant experiences with other models locally. Although I have even gone out of my way to assist some models, most have proven to be extremely self-serving and for whatever the hell reason the photographers (most) here don't mind working with their stupid asses and typically snub me.
So, yes I admit I've become a bit jaded being around other models... males or females most generally have a selfish cut-throat attitude that I want nothing to do with.

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The first photos I ever shared for VF was an androgynous fashion shoot. And I was shocked to see how accepting and nice the other models were toward me. When I saw that, it was pretty much when I decided I wanted to be a serious member because I realized the models really were a diverse selection of individuals that I felt I could be part of. I had just become so accustomed to be a type of outcast even in "alternative" communities or groups that I never expected many of them to be so accepting.
I won't pretend that I know each and every model for VF (I don't) and there even might be a few whom I don't see eye to eye with or a couple may even not care for me XD but... all of that is pretty minor.
I actually have really enjoyed learning more about my fellow models and seeing many of them continuously working and doing photoshoots encourages me to always try.
And most importantly I have actually gained a few wonderful friends that I mostly likely would have never made or become as close to had I never joined with Vampirefreaks. I'm very grateful for that and I just hope I can make my experience(s) with VF in the future as valuable as it has been for me so far.

Mood: I need to go to bed!!!!
Music: Iris

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unpardonablesin

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VF Model Anniversary (One Year) >3
October 22, 2014, 09:26:am
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Wait, there was screaming and shouting here??? I didn't see any caps lock. confused2

madamred

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VF Model Anniversary (One Year) >3
October 22, 2014, 09:36:am
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WE LOVE YOU KYRIS!!!!!!!!........ there's the only shouting that matters lol

KeyserxxxSoze

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VF Model Anniversary (One Year) >3
October 23, 2014, 01:04:pm
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I don't know you, but you're awesome.

lazht00

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VF Model Anniversary (One Year) >3
October 24, 2014, 09:20:am
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Congrats and happy birthday..

lazht00

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VF Model Anniversary (One Year) >3
October 24, 2014, 09:21:am
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be belated anyways* xD

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