I personnally really enjoy anime and anticipate coplaying in the future.
I think that often times people are reluctant to try it because of the fans. I don't mind it but I can see how people screeching 'kawaii' and 'yaoi' can be off putting.
Then again that's simply my opinion. My favourite's fairy tail though. Check it out if you haven't yet.
I <3 anime and manga!!!! cosplay's pretty cool, a lot of them are amazing. I'm not sure about yaoi, like, I'm ok with it (not really intimate stuff) but some of it can be funny and makes sense.
And Fairy Tail? Awesome :)
Okay thanks no one for answering my question.
I'm a Fairy Tail fan too! I've found out that I can't write "fairy tale" without deleting the "fairy tail" I'd written or at least second guessing the spelling. xD I'm planning on making a Fro sweater, so I guess that could be considered cosplay.
I love Soul Eater and Fullmetal Alchemist; as well as Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
I love anime, cosplay is cool if it's done right, and I'm not into yaoi, but that's just me. Problem with that for me is I don't read graphic love scenes, but I'll read shounen-ai if the story's good. I love Monster, though. Poor Tenma just can't catch a break.
I feel the need to clear something up:
Yaoi- BoyxBoy, "Boy's Love", usually pretty freaking explcit and all the dudes looks like girls or are feminine in some way shape or form.
Shounen-ai- BoyxBoy, NOT EXPLICIT.
Bara- ManxMan, "Man's Love". THE GUYS ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE GUYS WITH LIKE MUSCLES AND STUFF.
Anywaysssss, cosplay is soo much fun >w< And anime is awesomenesssss. Hetalia, FMA, Soul Eater, Blue Exorcist, Pokemon (at least the old episodes), Fruits Basket, OHSHC, ALL OF DEM.
So, is Hetalia the one where countries are guys or something? Like Italy and Germany? Because I've run across that a few times, but I wasn't sure how it'd be.
i love anime and cosplay and all of that. it's a great way to simply geek out y'know?
I'm not into yaoi personally but to each their own. Not gonna hate on people that do like it
I love anime! So far, I've only ever watched Soul Eater and Ouran High School Host Club, but I simply adore both! (I love Kidd and Soul! But Hikaoru and Kaoru are definitely close seconds!) I've read a few mangas, but I'm not that into yaoi. It's not that I don't like it, it's just that I don't have much time and after a while all the stuff gets kinda repetitive. I've never cosplayed in my life, but it looks like a lot of fun!
I love anime. :) I view yaoi as just a matter of course. Like, no one bats an eye if a guy and girl get together. Why should anyone notice if it happens to be two guys instead of a girl and guy? It's called life people. Gays exist, they fall in love (or out of it), they can go on epic adventures or whatever (following the usual anime plotline). So yeah, I don't even see yaoi as an opinion sort of thing. It just IS.
Also, I love cosplay. I've only cosplayed once, as Buttercup from the Powerpuff Girls. I wish I could cosplay more, but I don't have the cash to buy all the costume pieces! This Halloween though, hopefully I can be Levi from Attack on Titan or Legolas from Lord of the Rings. :)
Cosplay and anime are great! I personally don't like yaoi, but if you do I don't have a problem with it at all!
My first encounter with anime was via "Magi" and that click was a mere coincidence while I was watching "Adventure Time" on the same website. Here and now, my journey continues with "Fairy Tail". I hear people saying watching cartoon or anime is childish and naive. But I think I am affected by some kind of magic.
I think cosplays weaken the spirit of the show by conveying it somehow to the real world. When you wear your favourite character's clothes, you don't become her/him. Blending the sides of him/her you love with your real self is I think what strengthens the bond.
By the way, I see now that I am a beginner in this culture since it's the first time I hear yaoi.