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Don't get me wrong all these copy cats reek of desperation but there's this other vibe on top of that from nintendogrl and I can't quite put my finger on. To be honest she's the most boring Belle copy cat, her starter pack includes, pink hair, aheago, gamer girl, your waifu and I eat Asain snacks uwu and cluttered overly filtered pictures.
Sarah Spacemen uploaded some progress of her almost completed Rosalina and it isn't flattering in any way what so ever, it looks so cheap. She needs to stop posting 'expert advice' asap. The crown situation is a mess, using cheap unsturdy foam for a base and sewing beads onto it to be a 'lil different, it would be a miracle if that stayed on her head.
The beauty industry is really tough and it's effects have seeped into the cosplay community. There has always been editing in the cosplay community and use of apps to alter features typically in Asia (i.e Misa) But around the time Fe popped up with her earlier shopped cosplayers (around 2016/15) started a catalyst for photoshopping to take off a lot more/ to be normalised in the community and she keeps getting more extreme. I see a lot more extreme shops now/ closely resemble hers or shop an entire cosplay and get praise for it. It's quite sad that she chooses to not show up to events due to the fact she doesn't want to be exposed for not looking the way she does online. EDIT: I can't get rid of these pictures of Sarah Spacemen which randomly just popped up sorry
Sarah Spaceman won best in show at Holmat for her Kanza cosplay, the costume it's self has maybe some good craftsmanship but not in terms of looking like the design at all. I can't help see the glaringly obvious detailing/ design decisions with some elements of the costume which I'm a little surprised the judges overlooked such as the box pleats instead of ruffles which makes it look rather unflattering and ill fitting as well as how the dress sits and the coloring/ texture of certain elements. I guess the moving wings and prop were what helped her win best in show and she might think that her next cosplay is going to have to include those elements to place in a next competition.
So basically there is this very popular Miku Cosplayer called Saya Scarlet and she got another miku cosplayer 01sunnyshine39 (formerly 39sunnyshine01) instagram account taken down for allegedly impersonating Saya. Saya's evidence being that sunny copied her bio, some captions, and a MIKU TATTOO. Sunny has supported saya and even collabed with her as well as funding some of her costumes by subscribing to her pateron. Saya
The more this community grows the more problematic or toxic it gets, don't get me wrong there are some parts which are completely normal and just enjoying cosplaying and attending conventions and genuinely good people (promote/support eachother) but then there is a minority (which is sadly seeming to be growing in size) which kinda ruin it for the rest and kinda give cosplay a bad rep by lewding underage characters, being elitist, bullying , being disrespectful at cons, editing from hell and back. The UK community isn't too bad in my experience compared to the ones in Brazil, Germany or Singapore but there was an incident which was indeed eyeopening and proved that a persona online can differ greatly from the actual cosplayers behaviour.
As a person with a relative who has had a past of sexual abuse as a child it's actually sickening that people do this and they say it's harming nobody frankly it's normalising attraction to and sexualization of minors. They typically justify this by claiming it's a 'character', real or not they are still a child. It's alarming to go into comments of minors who cosplay and see the comment 'sexy' or 'hot' from a fully grown adult or screenshots of inappropriate messages sent to them.
Editing has just become a regular thing on the platform and I'm not talking about the occasional touch ups on the skin, color of contacts, stray wig hairs, I'm talking about full on face changes. So much is possible with the use of beauty apps i.e Snow, Meitu, Factune. I followed this one girl on tik tok and insta who had beautiful cosplays and I meet her in real life and she looked NOTHING like her photos. Even the selfies she posted from the event she was in were completely different from the way she looked that day. Actually many cosplayers I've previously followed edit it a lot and don't fess up. You can't blame someone for asking or thinking someone is editing since you can basically edit yourself to be a different person in photo or video, it just stems from cosplay becoming more mainstream and appearance orientated now.
2 days ago (Thursday) she posted about her editing/ surgery accusations (I'm pretty sure she has been lurking or has a friend lurking) I appreciated her transparency with admiring to editing her photos i.e skin smoothing. Her cosplays on insta have a lot of positive feedback so I think the 'hate speech' part was directed to the thread which isn't exactly what any of us have done here.
Does she have any idea how damaging her unrealistic body standards are to her audience and people who see her pictures? Pictures like that and the ones on her page make some girls think they have lost the genetic lottery and that a body like that is realistic and achievable naturally. Her shop is going too far, the weird buldgy round abs was 1000% then this pro ana shop now.
First of all thats a massive waste of tea, if you want those 'cup ring stains' or aging paper coffee is a good enough alternative and I doubt she does much crafting either or higher quality crafting anyways. That answer to the aesthetic question gave me a good laugh... Her aesthetic is as 'natural' as the selfies she's posting on her feed drenged in SNOW filters or Sarah Mcdaniels heterochromia. Would it hurt her that much not to be honest for once? It's like she thinks her life going to fall apart if she slightly deviates from this aesthetic or any aesthetic she's in at that moment.
I'm seriously speechless when it comes to this girl sometimes, she moved to a country BASED ON HER AESTHETIC and her unhealthy obsession/ fetishesd idea of Asia. She's biting her tongue and not really posting content because she probably cannot admit to the fact she doesn't really like it there, living in one place and going on holiday are two separate experiences and she didn't take that into account. She would like the place more if she bothered exploring Japan a bit more but not for this 'aesthetic queen'. She does the same stuff everywhere, Disney and Starbucks its truly a waste and when she goes to Europe more specifically the UK its going to fit her I'm Kenna the Foxtail witch aesthetic and go to only HP world, disney and starbucks, she takes everything at face value culturally, just picking and choosing the things she likes at the moment and don't forget a massive haul to get that authentic Kenna travel experience.