Originally posted on Pop Cult HQ:
I have seen the cosplay community compared to high school with cliques, factions and clubs and then you have the people who stand out and adamantly deny it, telling us how cosplay expanded their lives and all cosplayers are equal.
The truth of the matter is…
….Cosplay is SO high school!
Cosplay is a reflection of life. You have the critics and the haters, you have the obsessive and the blasé, you have the pervs and the creepers. There is good and bad in cosplay, just like there is in life. High school was the same thing, only on a smaller scale.
You still have cliques, clubs and teams, we just call them different things like groups and genres. Some of the groups are considered elitist because your cosplay has to perfectly match the source material. There are groups based around certain shows or comics…
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