Lord have mercy, y’all. I’m spending my weekend with a bunch of nerds, and I couldn’t be happier. However, I have one little gripe: I hear people saying that if you’re a cute girl and your cosplay is in any way inaccurate, there’s some negativity coming your way. Why? Probably because people assume that if you’re cute, you’re somehow either not a true nerd, or you are obligated to step it up in the cosplay department.
How about no. No, I am not required to be super screen accurate just because I’m vaguely conventionally attractive. I am only required to wear what makes me happy, what makes me feel comfortable, what makes me feel like me – for ME, and not for anyone else.
Remember that, my darlings. Your self-expression is literally FOR YOURSELF and no one else. That’s why it’s called self-expression.
So get out there and be whoever you want to be!
ps – the above photo is of me, playing…me. Kung Pao Kimmie. Feel free to rock that, too!