I don’t really mind selfie-cosplayers but they are not comparable to actual cosplayers that go to cons, enter competitions, and build/sew their cosplays/props. I see them more as just models.
When I think cosplayer.. I think of Vampybitme, Kamui, Yaya Han, etc (or Asian cosplayers/groups like Spcats, Yuegene Fay, blah blah blah you get the point lol)
I’m gonna sound like a bitch but I don’t take them as serious as actual cosplayers as well. Most of their work is half-assed and shitty. For example, like the cosplay selfie girl Fegalvao on IG lol her photoshop, makeup (cosplay-wise), props and whatnot are mediocre lmao she’s only popular cause she looks like a baddie but caters to the ~nerds and geeks~
Would also be interested a discussion about any of the popular asian cosplayers like aru.rinh and team. I think she/they have already been mentioned but I might’ve forgotten. Vampy hmmm and ohyeah philmizuno, I see that dude everywhere