Username Post: Do your co-workers/classmates know that you cosplay?
Obsessed with robots
Posts: 1468
Age: 36
Reg: 02-25-09
01-30-12 04:45 PM - Post#10144    
    In response to EllyStar

My coworkers know I go to cons, so I occasionally I get asked. I tend to choose an answer based on how they ask me. If its clear they're going to be very judgmental, I lean toward "Well I staff the big one in Boston so even if I wanted to, it'd get in the way of my work"
If someone seems a bit more open, I go with "Not really, I tend to do more photography of the really good ones that I could never make on my own." which I spin to show some of the pics I've taken. In both cases showing really good pictures of really good costumes gets a good response. I know it's not ideal, but avoiding showing stuff that looks not that great gives people less fodder to mock.
On a related note I ALWAYS make it known that I often run panels, it gets a lot of respect from people ("You know enough about this stuff to talk about it to a room of people for an hour?") but it also looks better on the time off request I need to submit because I'm going to the con to "work" and not just goof off.
-Doug Wilder
Resident Mecha fanboy of AnimeCons TV!

NOTE: You are viewing an individual Post. View the Entire Topic

FusionBB™ Version 2.2 | ©2003-2007 InteractivePHP, Inc.
Execution time: 0.125 seconds.   Total Queries: 17  
All times are (GMT -0500) Eastern. Current time is 09:42 PM