Things I can’t unsee now
CAS IS SASSY.
SEEING SOMEONE WEARING THE COSPLAY OF YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER:
AT THE RAVE
PICKING UP PREREGISTERED TICKET
GETTING HIT ON BY A RANDOM COSPLAYER
MEETING NEW PEOPLE
GETTING INTO THE HOTEL ROOM
THE DEALERS ROOM
AT THE END OF THE CON
PASSING BY NON-CONVENTION GOERS
SEEING HORRIBLE PHOTOS TAKEN OF YOURSELF AFTERWARDS
GETTING INTO THE CONVENTION CENTER
SEEING A REALLY HOT COSPLAYER
FEELING AWESOME IN YOUR COSPLAY
SAYING GOODBYE TO YOUR NEW FRIENDS
this is so freaking accurate
When people turn to fictional characters, it’s often because they want an escape. The stories of these people shelter us from the storm of our daily lives; they save us, if only for a little while. But when we really give in, become invested, let ourselves be vulnerable, something changes. We begin to feel that we know them. It’s no longer just an escape, but part of us, something that makes us who we are.
These characters teach us that incredible adversity can be overcome. That people can love each other forever. That life can be an adventure. That magic can be real. And even if these miracles have never happened to us, we begin to go through life believing that, someday, they could.