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  1. There are a lot of people out there who can’t have a good time unless someone else is having a bad one.

    Schadenfreude.

    And if anyone ranks on your black vinyl dress or any of your other fabulous outfits, I’ll gladly help you kick their asses. 🙂

  2. some how im afraid

    ok..so is this your warning shot off the starboard bow to warn me that i am going to hurt for days after i see your newst auqisition because my envy button will be stuck in the on position?///

  3. Re: some how im afraid

    I’m thinking of bringing a couple interesting outfits, yes. It’s the last Technicon, right? You’re welcome to give me your opinion 🙂

  4. If you’re claiming to be “historically accurate” and rubbing it in people’s faces, I’ll happily bust you down a notch.

    If you’re wearing a costume, all that matters is that YOU like what you are wearing and having fun (and don’t violate any indecent exposure laws or the law of spandex. 🙂

  5. YAY!
    (applause)

    I got tired of playing with a group of people because of comments like that. And now, unlike then, I have no problem telling anyone where to shove it. And I can do it with it with a level of grace and tact.

    Costume because you want to. Wear it because you like it.

  6. I don’t ‘costume’ because I’ll never live up to being whatever character it is.

    I did do a ‘clockwork orange’ derivative outfit once that was mostly about a gray top hat. totally got away with it, but also I have tits, and there may be leeway there.

  7. Tits are frankly valuable currency, at least in fandom. That’s not likely to change soon 🙂

    I only have one costume that goes with a specific character, and the fact that I look nothing like that character is intentional. It’s a meta thing, and at least no one can tell me I got it wrong… that’s pretty obvious.

    The rest of the time, I costume for a theme, not for a person. Starfleet uniforms, SCAdian garb, or period SF wear: that way, I get the outfit without the comparisons. At this point in my life, the person I look most like is Edmund Blackadder, and while I intend to costume as him someday, it means I can’t really do many leading men.

    I think my best-known ‘authenticity’ chain-yank was the con at which I wore a ST: Next Gen uniform with a Babylon 5 comlink where the communicator pin ought to be. That actually pissed off a couple of people. *eyeroll*

  8. I think my best-known ‘authenticity’ chain-yank was the con at which I wore a ST: Next Gen uniform with a Babylon 5 comlink where the communicator pin ought to be. That actually pissed off a couple of people. *eyeroll*

    See, I would find that really funny. Next time, really piss people off and wear a psicorps badge instead. 🙂

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