Learning From Your Mistakes

I’ve been cosplaying for over ten years.  During this time, I’ve made stupid mistakes.  Mostly of me speaking before I think.  Granted most of us are guilty of that, but me more so than others.  I am thankful that I’ve learned from that.  I’m going to share with you all a couple of short stories of where my mouth has gotten me into trouble and how I learned from it. A few years ago I was a cosplay judge at Anime Boston. After watching all of the skits and we went into the back to figure things out, I spoke out of turn about a Silent Hill skit. Honestly, I didn’t know and I didn’t realize what I had done.  One of my friends who was a judge told me the mistake I made and I apologized profusely about it. I didn’t realize that after that, word gotten out to those people in that skit what I said. I had thought that what was said in closed doors, stayed there.  I thought wrong.

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Your Best Foot Forward

So I’ve been cosplaying for a long time.  As of the last couple of years, I don’t consider myself a cosplayer, as in, I don’t bring three to four new costumes to every single convention.  Most of the current fandoms just annoy me, damn weaboos.  I go to cons, bring my favorite costumes, do work for my website and publish it. I enjoy that.  But it seems that since I’ve gone to the production aspect of it, the usual circles I run with don’t hit me up anymore.

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