“Tearful” by Christina K
are you fucking joking
Here is just a sample of some of my recent photo project, CONsent, which you can read about here.
Please read and spread the word around. I got to work with some great cosplayers, photographers and fans and I really hope to continue this project if it gains enough support.
Thank you for looking!
I just want to say that as a cosplayer at cons, this is a real issue. The amount of things that get said (and mostly REQUESTED) to us is ridiculous. This deserves a signal boost.
I think nearly every cosplayer has experienced some form of sexual harassment at cons, and it is a crying shame that it is so prevalent. Consent only exists when there is a clear, vocalized agreement. Never assume. Never touch without getting explicit permission. That a person is walking around in costume is not automatic permission for harassment or photos. Cosplayers generally enjoy posing for photos, but sometimes we are tired or busy and nobody likes having creepy stalker-esque shots taken of them by complete strangers. It’s one thing to photograph a general crowd, what’s shown in the article is something else. If you’d like a photo, we always prefer you ask and give us a moment to get into a more flattering pose. Also ladies and gentlemen both, random comments of “you give me a boner”, “i’d fuck you”, “get in my bed”, etc are not flattering nor clever, they are creepy.
CONsent is a great photo project, and I hope to run into the originatar at a con this year so I can say thank you in person. If not, I expect I’ll be asking my groups to take a photo with an appropriate sign at our cons this year.
That is where you come in. Whether or not you are a cosplayer, you can contribute a picture of yourself holding a sign that says Cosplay =/= Consent or anything else you feel is appropriate to convey your feelings. Additionally, whenever you are at a convention and catch someone in the act of taking a sneaky, unauthorized photo of a cosplayer, please snap a photo of them and submit it under #CaughtCreep. You can submit viaFacebook (tagging our page in the photo,) on Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr with the tag #CONsent, or directly to us via email. If you are a photographer or organization who would like to gather many photos and contribute, please contact us about setting up a joint gallery and the materials necessary to make it happen at various events.
- Wet hair
- Comb through
- Separate at the part
- Draw a pentagram on the floor
- Perform blood sacrifice
- Offer up your soul to the devil
- Chant ancient Latin conjuration spell
- Summon Satan
- Ask Satan to braid your hair
You know what?
Screw you. I am done braiding people’s hair. Do you know how many braids I have done today?
And I don’t even get a “Hey Satan how’s it going your cloven hooves look fabulous today” it’s just “Braid it. Go.”
ohana means family and family means shut the fucking door when you leave my room or i’ll fucking stab you this is the last fucking chance you little shit