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I LOVE Cosplay Girls

Posted in random with tags , , , on August 5, 2008 by Paulie Danger

I was over at Geekologie and saw a post about San Diego Comicon’s best cosplay costumes.  (I’d link, but I’m at work and already closed the window.)  It got me to thinking about how much I just absolutely love girls (18+ only, please…make that 21+) who cosplay.  Guys that cosplay, not so much.  Dudes cosplaying hits me the same way as dudes cheerleading.  I just can’t really see a dude doing that without ulterior motives that involve being around girls.  And cheerleading to meet chicks is just…well, brilliant, but still sort of underhanded.

But there’s another reason I can’t get behind dude cosplayers.  Obviously, there’s the fact that the overweight stringy-haired male comic book geek is a stereotype because it’s true more often than not.  So that means that there’s a high probability of more sad instances of fat-Tron-guy in male cosplayers.  I just think that’s unacceptable.  But the main reason I can’t support male cosplay is even more shallow than that.  I just think guys in capes look like tools.  Unless they’re Darth Vader. 

Darth Vader is a whole different thing.  Cosplaying as Darth Vader is one of the cooler things you can do as a geek.  First of all, you’ve got the whole Johnny Cash “Man in Black” thing going.  Everybody looks badass in black.  Then you’ve got the harsh looking helmet, accentuated electronically by the voice effects.  If we can get MadCatz to produce the iChoke (as described in Penny Arcade) then even I would do the Darth Vader thing.

But that gets away from the original point that girls dressed up like anime, comic and video game characters is (more often than not) really fucking hot.

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